2018 Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience


"The Brain-Gut Connection: Assessing the Evidence for Microbial Influence"

May 4, 2018


The University of Chicago Medicine
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD)
900 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
First Floor Auditorium (KCBD 1103)

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2018
Cost to Register: None
Breakfast & Lunch will be provided

Breakfast: 8:30am
On site Registration: CLOSED
Introductions: 9:30am

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9:30am
T. Conrad Gilliam PhD
Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Biological Sciences Division
Marjorie I. and Bernard A. Mitchell Professor, Department of Human Genetics
The University of Chicago

Opening Remarks

9:45am
Jack Gilbert PhD
Faculty Director, The Microbiome Center
Professor, Department of Surgery
The University of Chicago

Overview: Gut-Brain Axis

10:00am
Sergio Baranzini PhD
Professor
University of California, San Francisco

The Gut Microbiome and Neuroinflammation: Evidence from Multiple Sclerosis and EAE

10:45am
Sangram Sisodia PhD
Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences
Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago
The Eileen S. Trafimow Keynote Speaker

Role of the Microbiome in Modulation of Amyloid Deposition and Neuroinflammation in Mouse Models of Abeta Amyloidosis

11:30am
Lloyd Kasper MD
Professor of Medicine in Neurology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Dartmouth Medical School

Harvesting from the Gut Microbiome: The Role of Gut Symbionts in CNS Regulation

 

12:15pm
Lunch Break

1:15pm
Ali Keshavarzian MD
Josephine M. Dyrenforth Chair of Gastroenterology
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Rush Medical College

Microbiota Triggered Neuro-Inflammation and Dopamine Loss in Parkinson Disease

2:00pm
Karen McVey Neufeld PhD
McMaster University
Brain Body Institute

Low-Dose Penicillin Exposure in Adolescent Mice: Implications for Psychiatric Disease

 

2:45pm
Break & Photos

3:15pm
Derrick MacFabe MD
Director: The Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group London, Ontario Canada
Faculty of Medicine, Maastricht University
Netherlands

Short Chain Fatty Acids: Microbial Modulators of Metabolism, Mitochondria and Mind-Implications in Autism

4:00pm
Mark Kahn MD
Edward S. Cooper, M.D./Norman Roosevelt and Elizabeth Meriwether McLure Professor
University of Pennsylvania
The Safadi Lecturer

Role of the Microbiome in Cerebral Cavernous Malformation


Symposium Steering Committee:
Christopher M. Gomez MD PhD Christopher M. Gomez MD PhD
Albina Y. Surbis Professor
Department of Neurology
The University of Chicago
Issam A. Awad MD
John Harper Seeley Professor, Surgery
Director, Neurovascular Surgery
Director, Safadi Program of Excellence in Clinical and Translational Neuroscience
The University of Chicago

Jack Gilbert PhD
Faculty Director, The Microbiome Center
Professor, Department of Surgery
The University of Chicago

Sangram S. Sisodia PhD
Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago

Symposium Organizer
Marla Scofield Marla Scofield
Education Administrator
Department of Neurology