Monday, October 11th
1:00 - 5:30 pm US Central Time

1:00 – 1:30 Welcome

1:30 – 3:00 Plenary Session: Food for Health and Why it Matters

Moderator: Andrew Benson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • Bruce German, Director, UC Davis Food for Health Institute 
    • Yolanda Sanz, Coordinator, MyNewGut Research Consortium, Spain
    • Paul Ross, Director, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center, Cork Ireland 

3:00 - 4:30  Plenary Session:  Cautionary Tales -- Diet-microbiome interactions contributing to disease

Moderator: Peter Mannon, University of Nebraska Medical Center

    • Eugene B. Chang, University of Chicago
    • Wendy Garrett, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    • Bernd Schnabl, UC San Diego School of Medicine

4:30 - 5:30  Concurrent Breakouts/Poster Session I

(Networking platform to remain open for the duration of the event)


Tuesday, October 12th
9:00 – 3:00 US Central Time

9:00 – 10:00 Speaker Roundtable: Dietary Components and Modulation of the Gut Microbiome—what does the catalogue look like?

Moderator: Devin Rose, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • Eric Martens, University of Michigan Medical School
    • Mark Morrison, University of Queensland
    • Arie Levine, Tel Aviv University

10:00 – 11:30 Plenary session: Complexity of the problem I —the challenge of understanding complex interactions between diet, microbiome, host, and health/disease across populations of humans.

Moderator: Jennifer Auchtung, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

11:30 – 12:30 Breakouts / Poster Session II

1:00 – 2:00 Panel Discussion: From Seed to Success-- Understanding the Opportunities and Barriers to Product Commercialization

Moderator:  Eileen Murphy, PrecisionBiotics Group, Ireland

    • Gareth Asten, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Acre Venture Partners

2:00 – 3:00 Panel discussion: Substantiation, standardization, and regulatory—what is the proper space for “Food for Health” products?

Moderator: Amy Smith, IFF

    • Dan Merenstein, Georgetown University
    • Charlie Arnot, CEO, Center for Food Integrity
    • Mary Ellen Sanders, Dairy & Food Culture Technologies
    • Colleen Cutcliffe, CEO, Pendulum Therapeutics

Wednesday, October 13th
9:00 – 3:30 US Central Time

9:00 – 10:00 Speaker Roundtable: Complexity of the problem II - what are the best dietary components for targeting the microbiome to improve human health?

Moderator: Mark Morrison, University of Queensland

10:00 – 11:30 Plenary session:  Integrating prevention in susceptible individuals into disease management strategies

Moderator: Amanda Ramer-Tait, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • Tiffany Weir, Colorado State University
    • Alan Walker, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, UK
    • Nathalie Delzenne, President, Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI)- UCLouvain

11:30 – 12:30  Breakouts /Poster Session III

1:00 – 2:30 Speaker Roundtable: Opportunities and challenges for microbiome active trait breeding in crop plants

Moderator: David Hyten Jr, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • Seth Murray, Texas A&M University
    • Jianming Yu, Iowa State University
    • Sherry Flint-Garcia, University of Missouri
    • Andrew Benson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2:30– 3:30 Panel discussion: Taking it to the streets—commercializing innovation in the diet-microbiome space

Moderator: Bob Hutkins, University of Nebraska Lincoln