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Optimizing Nutrition for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - VIRTUAL CONTENT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
Organizer(s): Emily Smith, Anura Kurpad and Farhad Imam
Date: October 21 - 23, 2020
Location: Virtual at your computer. Recorded presentation content is available On Demand.
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Summary of Meeting:
Maternal undernutrition leads to adverse pregnancy outcomes and poor fetal growth. Together, maternal and child undernutrition are responsible for nearly half of all child deaths globally. The first 1,000 days, including fetal life and early infancy, are key periods of growth and organogenesis. Nutrient availability during this time influences growth, development, and metabolic programming which also has implications for health and disease in later infancy and childhood. Despite the clear biological importance of maternal and newborn nutrition, our understanding of the basic biology linking nutrition to healthy growth and development is poor. Furthermore, research into innovative approaches to improving maternal nutrition and enhancing nutrition for vulnerable infants and newborns is lacking. This Keystone Symposia conference brings together population health scientists, clinical trialists, placental and breastmilk biologists, and experts in modern molecular and metabolic methods to address the unique nutritional challenges of women and infants in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)s. This conference will encourage interdisciplinary research in maternal/fetal, newborn, and early infant nutrition, an area which has been understudied. It will also connect global nutrition and molecular nutrition experts for future collaboration. Finally, this conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: October 14 2020
Scholarship Deadline: October 14 2020
Abstract Deadline: September 22 2020
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Grant No. 1R13HD103472-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HD103472-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Program

Wednesday, October 21 | 7:00AM - 7:45AM
Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address (7am Denver/Mountain T
ime Start)

Speaker 1 of 3
* Emily R. Smith, George Washington University, USA

Wednesday, October 21 | 7:00AM - 7:45AM
Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address (7am Denver/Mountain T
ime Start)

Speaker 2 of 3
Rajiv Bahl, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Global Maternal, Fetal, and Newborn Nutrition: The Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, October 21 | 7:00AM - 7:45AM
Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address (7am Denver/Mountain T
ime Start)


Coffee Break

Wednesday, October 21 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal (Intrauterine) Nutrition and Fetal Growth - Shared
Session with Grand Challenges (8am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 1 of 6
* Jian Yan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Wednesday, October 21 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal (Intrauterine) Nutrition and Fetal Growth - Shared
Session with Grand Challenges (8am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 2 of 6
Emily R. Smith, George Washington University, USA
Modern Methods to Optimize Maternal Micronutrient Status

Wednesday, October 21 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal (Intrauterine) Nutrition and Fetal Growth - Shared
Session with Grand Challenges (8am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 3 of 6
Yoel Sadovsky, Magee-Womens Research Institute, USA
Intrauterine Nutrition and Placental Fat Management

Wednesday, October 21 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal (Intrauterine) Nutrition and Fetal Growth - Shared
Session with Grand Challenges (8am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 4 of 6
Balakrishnan Siddartha Ramakrishna, SRM Institutes for Medical Science, India
Iron and the Gut Microbiome: Considerations for Iron Supplementation in Pregnancy

Wednesday, October 21 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal (Intrauterine) Nutrition and Fetal Growth - Shared
Session with Grand Challenges (8am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 5 of 6
Bosede Bukola Afolabi, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Current Utilization of Intravenous Iron for Maternal Anaemia during Pregnancy

Wednesday, October 21 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Maternal (Intrauterine) Nutrition and Fetal Growth - Shared
Session with Grand Challenges (8am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 6 of 6
Ranadip Chowdhury, Society for Applied Studies, India
Maternal Nutrition, Gestational Weight Gain and Adverse Birth Outcomes

Wednesday, October 21 | 10:00AM - 12:15PM
Joint Keynote Session with Grand Challenges (10:00am Denver/
Mountain Time Start)



Wednesday, October 21 | 12:20PM - 1:20PM
Joint with Grand Challenges: Follow-up Conversation on Prese
rving Culture: Embracing Traditional Fermented Foods for Improving Maternal Nutrition (Networking Lounge) (12:20pm Denver/Mountain Time Start)



Wednesday, October 21 | 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Meet the Editors (1:30pm Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 1 of 3
Sara Hamilton, Cell Press, USA

Wednesday, October 21 | 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Meet the Editors (1:30pm Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 2 of 3
Sri Devi Narasimhan, Cell Press, USA

Wednesday, October 21 | 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Meet the Editors (1:30pm Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 3 of 3
Lucy Chubbock, Frontiers, Switzerland

Wednesday, October 21 | 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Poster Session 1 (2:30pm Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Thursday, October 22 | 7:00AM - 8:04AM
Human Breastmilk: What's in It? How Does It Affect Infant He
alth? (7am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 1 of 5
Lindsay H. Allen, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, USA
What’s Normal? Global Reference Values for Human Milk (MILQ Study)

Thursday, October 22 | 7:00AM - 8:04AM
Human Breastmilk: What's in It? How Does It Affect Infant He
alth? (7am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 2 of 5
Alecia-Jane Twigger, University of Cambridge, UK
Unravelling the Heterogeneity and Function of Human Milk Secretory Cells to Reveal Breast Maturation and Milk Production Pathways

Thursday, October 22 | 7:00AM - 8:04AM
Human Breastmilk: What's in It? How Does It Affect Infant He
alth? (7am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 3 of 5
Brittany A. Goods, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: Longitudinal Profiling of Breast Milk-Resident Cells by Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing Over the Course of Lactation Reveals Secretory Epithelial Cell and Macrophage Diversity

Thursday, October 22 | 7:00AM - 8:04AM
Human Breastmilk: What's in It? How Does It Affect Infant He
alth? (7am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 4 of 5
Janos Zempleni, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Short Talk: Exosomes and MicroRNAs in Maternal Milk Are Important for Growth and Gut Health during Lactation in Murine Pups

Thursday, October 22 | 7:00AM - 8:04AM
Human Breastmilk: What's in It? How Does It Affect Infant He
alth? (7am Denver/Mountain Time Start)



Coffee Break

Thursday, October 22 | 8:15AM - 10:00AM
Feeding Vulnerable Infants: Considerations for Preterm and L
ow Birthweight Newborns (8:15am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 1 of 6
* Katherine E. Semrau, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Feeding Vulnerable Infants - Global Evidence, Policy, and a Call to Action

Thursday, October 22 | 8:15AM - 10:00AM
Feeding Vulnerable Infants: Considerations for Preterm and L
ow Birthweight Newborns (8:15am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 2 of 6
* Paula P. Meier, Rush University, USA
Health and Nutrition Impacts of Donor Human Milk for Vulnerable Infants: Implications for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Thursday, October 22 | 8:15AM - 10:00AM
Feeding Vulnerable Infants: Considerations for Preterm and L
ow Birthweight Newborns (8:15am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 3 of 6
Valerie Flaherman, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Feeding Vulnerable Newborns to Preventing Stunting and Wasting During Infancy and Beyond

Thursday, October 22 | 8:15AM - 10:00AM
Feeding Vulnerable Infants: Considerations for Preterm and L
ow Birthweight Newborns (8:15am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 4 of 6
Martha Mwangome, KEMRI – Wellcome Trust, Kenya
The Role of Breastmilk in Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Infants Aged Below 6 Months

Thursday, October 22 | 8:15AM - 10:00AM
Feeding Vulnerable Infants: Considerations for Preterm and L
ow Birthweight Newborns (8:15am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 5 of 6
Fernanda Rosa, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Short Talk: Human Milk and Dairy-Based Formula Impact Large Intestine Metabolome Profile in a Neonatal Porcine Model

Thursday, October 22 | 8:15AM - 10:00AM
Feeding Vulnerable Infants: Considerations for Preterm and L
ow Birthweight Newborns (8:15am Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 6 of 6
Yabo Josiane Honkpehedji, Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Gabon
Short Talk: Association of Low Birth Weight and Polyparasitic Infection during Pregnancy in Lambaréné, Gabon

Thursday, October 22 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Career Roundtable (11:30am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 1 of 3
Farhad B. Imam, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Thursday, October 22 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Career Roundtable (11:30am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 2 of 3
David J. Kyle, Evolve BioSystems, USA

Thursday, October 22 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Career Roundtable (11:30am Denver/Mountain Time Start)

Speaker 3 of 3
Katherine E. Semrau, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

Thursday, October 22 | 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Poster Session 2 (12:30pm Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Friday, October 23 | 7:00AM - 7:52AM
Innovative Breastmilk Supplements for Newborns (7am Denver/M
ountain Time Start)


Speaker 1 of 5
* Farhad B. Imam, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Friday, October 23 | 7:00AM - 7:52AM
Innovative Breastmilk Supplements for Newborns (7am Denver/M
ountain Time Start)


Speaker 2 of 5
David J. Kyle, Evolve BioSystems, USA
Historical Overview of the Role of B. infantis in Breastfeeding Infants

Friday, October 23 | 7:00AM - 7:52AM
Innovative Breastmilk Supplements for Newborns (7am Denver/M
ountain Time Start)


Speaker 3 of 5
Buffy Stahl, DuPont, USA
Landscape of Microbial Products and Therapeutics (L. Plantarum, etc)

Friday, October 23 | 7:00AM - 7:52AM
Innovative Breastmilk Supplements for Newborns (7am Denver/M
ountain Time Start)


Speaker 4 of 5
Grace M. Lee, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Effects of Lactobacillus reuteri Supplementation during Pregnancy and Lactation on Neonatal IgA Production in Murine Models


Friday, October 23 | 7:00AM - 7:52AM
Innovative Breastmilk Supplements for Newborns (7am Denver/M
ountain Time Start)



Coffee Break

Friday, October 23 | 8:05AM - 10:00AM
Optimal Nutrition in Older Infants and Young Children (8:05a
m Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 1 of 6
Seth Adu-Afarwuah, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Lipid Nutrient Supplements (LNS) – Who Benefits? Big Data for Precision Public Health

Friday, October 23 | 8:05AM - 10:00AM
Optimal Nutrition in Older Infants and Young Children (8:05a
m Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 2 of 6
Christine P. Stewart, University of California, Davis, USA
Eggs and Egg Products as Complementary Food for Growth

Friday, October 23 | 8:05AM - 10:00AM
Optimal Nutrition in Older Infants and Young Children (8:05a
m Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 3 of 6
* Anura V. Kurpad, St. John's Research Institute, India
Amino Acid Digestibility

Friday, October 23 | 8:05AM - 10:00AM
Optimal Nutrition in Older Infants and Young Children (8:05a
m Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 4 of 6
Christopher Sudfeld, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Neurocognitive Benefits of Childhood Nutrition Interventions

Friday, October 23 | 8:05AM - 10:00AM
Optimal Nutrition in Older Infants and Young Children (8:05a
m Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 5 of 6
Tahmeed Ahmed, ICDDR,B, Bangladesh
Microbiota Directed Complementary Foods for the Treatment of Childhood Malnutrition

Friday, October 23 | 8:05AM - 10:00AM
Optimal Nutrition in Older Infants and Young Children (8:05a
m Denver/Mountain Time Start)


Speaker 6 of 6
Naomi S. Dsouza, King Edward Memorial Hospital, India
Short Talk: Pre-Conceptional B12 Supplementation and Offspring Neurocognitive Development: Observations in Pune Rural Intervention in Young Adolescents (PRIYA) Trial


Friday, October 23 | 10:00AM - 10:05AM
Closing Remarks

Speaker 1 of 1
* Farhad B. Imam, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA