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IAC Learning Forum, Wednesday, June 18. 

Nutrimetabonomics Workshop, Lecture by Jon Swann, University of Reading



Plenary Lectures, Thursday, June 19.


Session 1. Diet and Microbiota

Dietary modulation of the microbial metabolome. Wendy Russell, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, UK

Gut microbiota in Hadza hunter gatherers, adaptation to a Paleolithic lifestyle. Patrizia Brigidi, Università di Bologna, Italy

Towards understanding and predicting dietary responsiveness of the human intestinal microbiota. Anne Salonen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Perinatal maternal transfer of indigenous bacteria occurs through amniotic fluid and breast milk in infants born by elective caesarian section. Juhani Aakko, University of Turku, Finland


Session 2:  Clinical Highlights

The PLACIDE trial: unexpected findings regarding a microbial preparation in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in the elderly.  Stephen Allen, Swansea University, UK

Oral Health Applications for Probiotics. Andrew McBain, University of Manchester, UK

Topical probiotics as novel treatments for skin in health and disease. Cath O’Neill, University of Manchester, UK

Routine probiotics for preterm neonates for prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). Girish Deshpande, University of Sydney, Australia

Hot topic: Regulation of host metabolism by bacterial bile acid modification in the gut: implications for the rational selection of probiotics. Cormac Gahan, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Ireland


Session 3: Probiotic and Prebiotic Applications in Aquaculture and Companion Animals

Probiotic and prebiotic applications in aquaculture.  Del Gatlin, Texas A&M University, USA

Probiotic and prebiotic applications in equids.  Jo-Anne Murray, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Probiotic and prebiotic applications in dogs and cats. Kelly Swanson, University of Illinois, USA

ISAPP consensus panel report: Appropriate Use of the Term “Probiotic”.  Colin Hill, University College Cork and Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Ireland


Late Breaking News

Will the FDA guidance on requiring INDs for human research end efficacy research for probiotic foods in the USA? Mary Ellen Sanders

Substantiation of claims for the US market:  ISAPP discussions with the FTC. Greg Leyer

Implications for pro and prebiotics of Scottish independence. Mark Morrison

Is there a link between host colonization and autoinducer 2 production in bifidobacteria? Douwe Van Sinderen

FDA oversight of probiotic research conducted under an IND: Georgetown and ISAPP discussions with CBER. Dan Merenstein

Probiotics for infantile colic: nobel prize candidate or the big Kahuna? Flavia Indrio

Mercury rising. Jordan Bisanz

Microbiomes and reproduction. Juan Miguel Rodriguez

Probiotics for neonatal sepsis. Tobi Kollman

Probiotics for management of metabolic disorders. Harsh Panwar

The real messages from ISAPP 2014. Gregor Reid


Wrap Ups:  Summaries from Discussion Groups

Group 1.  Beyond the gut: What’s new?  Chairs: Gregor Reid, Juliet Ansell

Group 2.  Infant colic:  Is there enough clinical evidence to support probiotic interventions? Chairs:  Michael Cabana, Dan Tancredi

Group 3.  New insights into how probiotics and prebiotics do what they do. Chairs:  Michiel Kleerebezem, Peter van Baarlen

Group 4.  Path to market for novel probiotics and prebiotics.  Chairs: Ian Rowland, James Heimbach

Group 5.  Microbiome and health: promising endpoints for interventions. Chairs: Jens Walter, George Fahey