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The Microbiome: From Mother to Child (J3)

joint with the meeting on Harnessing the Microbiome for Disease Prevention and Therapy (J4)

Scientific Organizers: Jacques Ravel, David M. Aronoff, Grace M. Aldrovandi and Maria Carmen Collado


January 17—21, 2021

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is )

Discounted Registration Deadline: November 17, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, January 17 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, January 21 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, January 22 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, JANUARY 18

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Jeffrey I. Gordon†, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Nutrition, the Gut Microbiota and Infant Development

09:00—11:15
Chemical Biology of the Microbiome (Joint)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Emily P. Balskus, Harvard University, USA
Dissecting and Manipulating Microbial Metabolism in the Vagina and the Gut Microbiota

Coffee Break

Sean F. Brady†, Rockefeller University, USA
Discovering Genetically Encoded, Medically Relevant Microbial Molecules

Mohamed S. Donia, Princeton University, USA
Chemical Ecology of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease

Michael A. Fischbach, Stanford University, USA
Small Molecules from the Human Microbiota

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
The Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Jacques Ravel, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
The Host-Vaginal Microbiome Dialogue

Tal Korem, Columbia University, USA
Modeling Vaginal Metagenomes:Metabolomes in Health and Disease

Marguerite Indriati Hood-Pishchany, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Interspecies Competition for Glycans in the Vaginal Microbiota

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Interactions between Phage and Intestinal Bacteria
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Kimberley Seed†, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Phage Dynamics during Intestinal Infection with Vibrio Cholerae

Paul L. Bollyky, Stanford University, USA
Impact of Bacteriophage on Mammalian Cells

Colin Hill, University College Cork, Ireland
Shining Light on the Viral Dark Matter of the Human Gut Microbiome.

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, JANUARY 19

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
The Microbiome and Pregnancy Outcomes
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Michal A. Elovitz†, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Immunological and Microbial Modulation of the Cervicovaginal Microbiota and Spontaneous Preterm Birth

David MacIntyre, Imperial College London, UK
Glycan Mediated Microbiota-Host Interactions in the Reproductive Tract and Pregnancy Outcomes

Coffee Break

David A. Relman, Stanford University, USA
The Post-Partum Microbiome and Predisposition Towards Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Katharina Ribbeck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Modulation of the Properties of Cervicovaginal Mucus by the Microbiota. A Role in Spontaneous Preterm Birth?

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Interactions of Pathogens with the Microbiota
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Denise M. Monack, Stanford University, USA
Commensal Metabolites and Inhibitions of Salmonella

Bärbel Stecher†, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Microbiota-Mediated Inhibition of Salmonella

Coffee Break

Trevor Lawley, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
Exploiting Commensal Bacteria to Combat Intestinal Infection

Manuela Raffatellu, University of California, San Diego, USA
Mechanisms of Commensal-Mediated Inhibition of Pathogens

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Microbiome Transmission from Mother to Infants
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Moran Yassour, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Strain-Level Analysis of Mother-to-Child Bacterial Transmission during the First Few Months of Life

Anita L. Kozyrskyj, University of Alberta, Canada
Roles of Birth Mode and Infant Gut Microbiota in Intergenerational Transmission of Overweight and Obesity from Mother to Offspring

Grace M. Aldrovandi, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
When Mom is Sick: Maternal Health and the Infant Microbiome

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Metabolic Pathways within the Microbiota
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Kiran Patil, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Impact of Therapeutic Drugs on Microbiota Metabolism

Lora V. Hooper, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Metabolism, the Microbiome, and the Circadian Clock

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Development of the Infant Gut Microbiota
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Joseph F. Petrosino, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Temporal Development of the Gut Microbiome in Early Childhood from the TEDDY Study

Marie-Claire Arrieta, University of Calgary, Canada
Maturation of the Gut Micro and Mycobiome and Risk of Asthma in Childhood

Coffee Break

Erika Claud†, University of Chicago, USA
Necrotizing Enterocolitis and the Preterm Infant Microbiome

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Microbiome and Immunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Ivaylo I. Ivanov, Columbia University, USA
Uptake and Presentation of Commensal Antigens

Wendy S. Garrett†, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Commensal Bacteria, Inflammation and Cancer

Coffee Break

Kenya Honda, School of Medicine, Keio University, Japan
Mining the Microbiota and Identifying Effector Microbes that Causally Affect the Host Physiology

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
The Influence of Nutrition on Infants’ Microbiota and Health
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Steven D. Townsend†, Vanderbilt University, USA
Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Defense Against Pathogens

David M. Aronoff, Vanderbilt University, USA
Group B Streptococcus: Transmission of a Pathogen from Mother to Infant

Maria Carmen Collado, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Impact of Maternal Diet and Environment/Geographical Location on Maternal Breast Milk Neonatal Microbiota

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Optimizing the Microbiota for Cancer Treatment
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Thomas Gajewski, University of Chicago, USA
Using Commensal Microbes to Fight Cancer

Jennifer Ann Wargo†, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Microbiota Impact on Response to Cancer Therapy

Laurence Zitvogel, Institut Gustave Roussy, France
Mechanisms By Which Microbiota Impact Tumor Immunosurveillance

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
The Mother and Infant Microbiome and Neurodevelopment
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Joanne Sordillo†, Harvard Medical School, USA
Association of the Infant Gut Microbiome with Early Childhood Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

Tracy L. Bale, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
The Transfer of Stress and Trauma via the Maternal Vaginal Microbiome

Coffee Break

Elaine Y. Hsiao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Perinatal Interactions between the Microbiome, Immunity, and Neurodevelopment

Jun R. Huh, Harvard Medical School, USA
Maternal Microbiota and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
The Microbiome, Intestinal Inflammation and Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Ramnik Xavier, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Microbiota Compositions and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Bana Jabri, University of Chicago, USA
Microbiota, Bowel Inflammation and Celiac Disease

Coffee Break

Cynthia L. Sears†, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Commensal Bacterial Biofilms associated with Colon Cancer

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
The Placental and Endometrial Microbiota – A Debate: Technical Artefact or Biological Reality?
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

* Jacques Ravel, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

Indira U. Mysorekar, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Moving from 'Microbiome' to Microbes in the Placenta and Uncovering Microbial-Immune Crosstalk

Frederic D. Bushman, University of Pennsylvania, USA
De-Discovery of the Placenta Microbiome

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—18:45
Genetics of Microbe-Microbe Interactions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Chun-Jun Guo, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
A Genetic Approach to Investigate Microbe-Host Interaction at the Molecular Level

Laurie E. Comstock, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Antagonism within the Microbiota

Andrew L. Goodman, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Survival Strategies in the Gut Microbiome

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 12/17/2020

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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