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Microbiome Dynamics and Health Disparities

Abstract deadline extended to Monday, November 10 at 5PM, EST

Theme organizers:

 Sonia Flores Catherine Lozupone
Sonia Flores
Univ. of Colorado,
Anschutz Med. Ctr. 
Catherine Lozupone
Univ. of Colorado,
Anschutz Med. Ctr 

This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each day of the meeting, Sun – Wed.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2310-2324, by the November 6th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

Diet, Obesity, Nutrition and Gut Microbiome

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 255

Session Chair: Martin J. Blaser, NYU Langone Med. Ctr.                

Invited Speakers:

Andrew Kau, Washington Univ., Ctr for Genome Sci. & Systems Biology
Gut Microbiome in Malnutririon

Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Arizona State Univ.
Obesity, bariatric surgery, and the gut microbiome

Catherine Lozupone, Univ. of Colorado, Anschutz Med. Campus
Diet/Immune interaction in shaping gut microbiota composition (HIV microbiome)

Microbiome, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and CVD

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 255

Invited Speakers:

Martin J. Blaser, NYU Langone Med. Ctr.
Microbiome and metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

Julie Lovegrove, Univ. of Reading
Diet, the gut microbiome and cardio-metabolic risk

Aldons J. Lusis, UCLA, Sch. Of Med.
Microbiome/metabolic syndrome/diabetes and CVD

Microbiome and Mucosal Homeostasis

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 255

Session Chair: Catherine Lozupone, Univ. of Colorado, Anschutz Med. Campus

Invited Speakers:

Betsy Foxman, Univ. of Michigan
Vaginal microbiota, racial/ethnic groups, and risk of preterm birth

Andrew Gewirtz, Georgia State Univ.
Gut microbiota, low-grade inflammation, and metabolic syndrome

Susan Lynch, UCSF
Microbiome in inner-city asthma

Ethnicity, Race, Microbiome Metabolic Homeostasis

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 255

 Session Chair: Sonia Flores, Univ. of Colorado, Anschutz Med. Campus

Invited Speakers:

Jose Clemente Litran, Mount Sinai Hosp.
The microbiota of indigenous people

Purnima Kumar, The Ohio State Univ.
Periodontal disease and the microbiome in minority populations

Stephen J.D. O'Keefe, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Diet, Microbiota, and Microbial Metabolites in Rural Africans and African Americans