Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease

21 - 23 October 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Early bird deadline 28 July 2020
  • Bursary deadline 11 August 2020
  • Abstract deadline 08 September 2020
  • Registration deadline 22 September 2020

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Highlighting mechanisms of communication between the microbiome and the host

  • Summary

    The 9th Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting will once again bring together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, cancer and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving area.

    Recent studies have revealed the complexity of the gut microbial ecology and its network connectivity to the metabolic regulation of important pathways in the host. Studies on microbiota from various body sites are helping us to understand how microorganisms affect the host. Alterations in microbiome composition have been associated with many non-infectious diseases including inflammatory bowel conditions, autoimmune diseases, cancers and diabetes, although in many cases causality has yet to be established.

    This meeting will update current knowledge of how various microbiomes (skin, oral, gut, lung, non-bacterial etc.) communicate with the host and the factors that influence these interactions. The programme will feature new developments enabled by new technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on how to apply recent discoveries to disease processes, health restoration and maintenance.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12 noon on 21 October and close at approximately 1.30pm on 23 October 2020.

    Topics will include:

    • Manipulating the microbiome
    • Immune influences on the microbiome
    • Next generation probiotics
    • Host-microbiome interactions
    • Oral and nasal microbiome
    • Fecal microbiota transplant

     

     

  • Organisers/ Speakers

    Scientific programme committee

    Patricia Hibberd

    Patricia Hibberd
    Boston University, USA

    Julian Marchesi

    Julian Marchesi
    Cardiff University & Imperial College London, UK

    Reetta Satokari

    Reetta Satokari
    University of Helsinki, Finland

    Jerry Wells

    Jerry Wells
    Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

    Confirmed speakers

    A full list of speakers will be announced soon

    Conference organisers

    Treasa Creavin, Scientific Programme Manager
    Zoey Willard, Conference & Events Organiser

  • Registration/ Accommodation
    Early bird discount
    (until 28 July)

    Standard rate
    (after 28 July)
    Student No accommodation TBA TBA
    Student On-site twin accommodation
    Student On-site single accommodation
    Academic No accommodation
    Academic On-site twin accommodation
    Academic On-site single accommodation
    Commercial No accommodation
    Commercial On-site twin accommodation
    Commercial On-site single accommodation

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have booked accommodation.

    Accommodation
    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 21 and 22 October 2020. Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a visa to enter the UK.
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:


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  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

    Abstract deadline: 1 September 2020

    How to upload an abstract once you have already completed registration:

    1. Log back into your registration account using either Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser, via link above the ‘Share’ button on the right hand column of this page
    2. Click on ‘Account’ (top right).
    3. Then click on ‘View account history’. This will show a table of your event registrations.
    4. In the right-hand column you will see the option to ‘Upload file’ – click on this and select to upload an abstract.
  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser. You will be sent a unique registration link which will hold your place, without taking payment, until you have been notified of the outcome of your application.

    The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:

    • Abstract (to be submitted via the portal during the registration process)
    • CV
    • A justification letter (explain how you will benefit from attending the conference)
    • A supporting letter from supervisor stating financial need

    If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: 11 August 2020

    Additional funding opportunities
    Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.

  • Sponsors
  • Keynote lecture video from 2019 meeting

    Twins, microbiomes and personalised health - Professor Tim Spector

    Keynote lecture by Tim Spector (King’s College London, UK) at Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease 2019