Microbiome Management in Pregnancy


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Clinical Day on March 6th, 2019
MICROBIOME IN PRIMARY CARE AND MATERNAL HEALTH

Location: McMaster Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)
11:30 - 01: 30Registration
12:00 - 01:00KEYNOTE: Disentangling microbiome and probiotic facts from fake news
Gregor Reid, PhD MBA FRSC
01:00 - 01:30Coffee break
PARALLEL SESSION 1
PROBIOTICS AND THE HUMAN MICROBIOME: WHAT A CLINICIAN NEEDS TO KNOW
Chair: Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic
PARALLEL SESSION 2
THE MICROBIOME IN PREGNANCY AND BEYOND: CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS
Chair: Ruben Hummelen
01:30 - 01:50Antibiotics and diversity loss – the case of C. difficile infection
Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD
Choose your bugs wisely, practice recommendations on neonatal colonization
Kjersti Aagaard, MD PhD FACOG
01:50 - 02:10Bugs and diarrhea, what to take to not go too fast
Jeff Wong, Clinical Pharmacist
Of the bugs that shape us: maternal obesity, the gut microbiome, and long-term disease risk
Deborah Sloboda, PhD
02:10 - 02:30Weight loss and diabetes, bugs just holding on to it
Jaimie Hemsworth, RD PhD
Infant and maternal factors that predict the developing infant gut microbiome
Jennifer Stearns, PhD
02:30 - 03:00Coffee break
03:00 - 03:20Microbe management: Taking care of your gut microbiota
Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD
Maternal health: going beyond the prenatal window and advice on cheese and fish
Kristin Connor, PhD
03:20 - 03:40Irritable bowel syndrome, from frustrational to microbial exercise
John Marshall, MD MSc FRCPC AGAF
Ditching GBS: can probiotics play a role?
Mary Sharpe, RM MEd PhD
03:40 - 04:00Probiotics in primary care, the indications to complete your arsenal
Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, Clinical Pharmacist
Vaginal probiotics, clinical indications and effectiveness
Janneke van de Wijgert, PhD MPH MSc
04:00 - 04:30Q&A - panel discussion
Chair: Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic
Q&A - panel discussion
Chair: Ruben Hummelen
04:30 - 05:00Reception
Exhibits and poster viewing

 

Research Day on March 7th, 2019
MICROBIOME MANAGEMENT IN PREGNANCY

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre​
08:00 - 09:00Reception
09:00 - 09:30KEYNOTE - Which pregnancy outcomes do really matter for microbiome research?
Deborah Money, MD FRCSC
09:30 - 10:00KEYNOTE - Where is the signal and where is the noise? Defining impact in microbiome research
Kjersti Aagaard, MD PhD FACOG
10:00 - 10:30RAPID-FIRE TALKS - the challenge to present your research in 5 minutes
- Dietary intake, metabolic health and the maternal microbiome in early pregnancy - by Calum Walsh, PhD
- Altered endometrial microbiota in women with endometriosis - by Jocelyn Wessels, PhD
- The vaginal microbiota differs between women who deliver preterm relative to those who deliver full-term - by Conor Feehily, PhD
- Resurrecting uncultivated vaginal bacteria using metagenomics and synthetic biology - by Laura Sycuro, PhD
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
Exhibits and poster viewing
11:00 - 11:30KEYNOTE - Lessons from pregnant and adolescent mice: gut microbes, antibiotics and depression
John Bienenstock, MD FRCPC FRSC
11:30 - 11:45Human milk oligosaccharides, role in shaping the maternal and infant microbiome
Nikky Contractor, PhD
11:45 - 12:00Pregnancy associated changes in the vaginal microbiome
Janet Hill, PhD
12:00 - 01:30Lunch
Exhibits and poster viewing
01:30 - 02:30Deep Dive Sessions - Round 1
small group interactive sessions; a different session can be chosen each round
- Workshop *: Interdisciplinary microbiome research, the tools and the team - by Michael Surette, PhD
- Workshop *: The vaginal metabolome, lessons learned and tools for the future - by Mariya Petrova,PhD and Michael France, PhD
- Masterclass **: The vaginal microbiome, an overview of a decade of research and challenges going forward - by Janneke van de Wijgert, PhD MPH MSc
- Clinical Session ***: Probiotics in primary care: what a clinician needs to know - by Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, Clinical Pharmacist and Jessica ter Haar, PhD
02:30 - 02:45Stretch break
02:45 - 03:45Deep Dive Sessions - Round 2
small group interactive sessions; a different session can be chosen each round
- Workshop *: Interdisciplinary microbiome research, the tools and the team - by Michael Surette, PhD
- Workshop *: Understanding vaginal microbiomics: technologies, challenges, and opportunities - by Jean Macklaim, PhD
- Masterclass **: The vaginal microbiome, an overview of a decade of research and challenges going forward - by Janneke van de Wijgert, PhD MPH MSc
- Clinical Session ***: Probiotics in pregnancy: indications and safety profile - by Kristin Connor, PhD, Kelly Hayes, RM and Ruben Hummelen, MD PhD
03:45 - 04:15Coffee break
Exhibits and poster viewing
04:15 - 04:45RAPID-FIRE TALKS - the challenge to present your research in 5 minutes
- The functional evaluation of the denitrification pathways variety in the oral and gut human microbiome - by Violetta Florova, MD
- Distinct placental microbiome in twins - by Nayo S. Williams, MD
- Antenatal depression is associated with altered maternal gut microbiome and immune system - by Beatriz Penalver Bernabe, PhD
04:45 - 05:30THE BOTTOM LINE - Summaries and conclusions of all discussion groups
Chair: Gregor Reid, PhD MBA FRSC
05:30 - 05:45Closing remarks
Award Best Rapid-Fire Talk and Award Best Poster
05:45 - 06:30Reception
Exhibits and poster viewing
07:00 - 08:30LOVE YOUR BUGS! The female microbiome and prevention of disease
Public Event linked to International Women's Day
Vivien Brown, MD CCFP and Gregor Reid, PhD MBA FRSC
* Workshop: interactive session to gain enhance your microbiome research skills
** Masterclass: in-depth review of the current state of evidence
*** Clinical Session: interactive session for clinicians by clinicians