Mini-Symposium on Pediatric Obesity Microbiome & Metabolism on Thursday 9/20

Pediatric Obesity Microbiome and Metabolism Mini-Symposium

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
10AM-12PM in MSRBI 001, Duke University Medical Center

Pediatric obesity is a major public health epidemic, and analyses of the microbiome and metabolome hold the potential to identify new prognostic and therapeutic targets.  The goals of this mini-symposium are to explore the public health challenges presented in pediatric obesity, as well as cutting-edge integrative microbiomic and metabolomic approaches that could be applied to address them. All are welcome – no registration required.

10:00AM
Welcome and opening remarks
John Rawls, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine

10:15AM
The future of care for children with obesity. Can we meet the challenge?
Helen Binns, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

10:50AM
Exploring bacterial metabolites as drivers of disease phenotypes and co-morbidity in HIV infected individuals
Catherine Lozupone, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver

11:25AM
Integrating molecular profiles of microbial communities
Curtis Huttenhower, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

This mini-symposium is sponsored by the Pediatric Obesity Microbiome and Metabolism Interdisciplinary Colloquium, the Pediatric Obesity Microbiome and Metabolism Study, and the Duke Microbiome Center.

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