In the past decade, researchers have observed a strong convergence of prebiotics, probiotics, and the microbiome in areas of host physiology such as the immune system, metabolism, and neurological function. This 1-day conference will serve as a neutral forum to critically examine the potential population-wide economic and public health benefits of translating this research into innovative functional foods and biotherapeutics for a broad spectrum of conditions including obesity, diabetes, inflammatory and gastrointestinal disease, and malnutrition. Participants will apply the rigorous standards of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based nutrition to evaluate and outline novel research and policy strategies to advance the incorporation of prebiotics- and probiotics-based applications to improve public health.
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Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker’s presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.
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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Award Number R13AT007899 from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Co-funding in support of Travel Fellowships to foster the participation of early career and underrepresented minority investigators in this conference was provided by the following: NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (DNRC), the Trans-NIH Probiotics/Prebiotics and Microbiome Working Group (trans-NIH PPWG/T-MWG), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government.
*Conference Image Copyright: Dr. Gregor Reid. Animated by Mark Neysmith with assistance from Jean Macklaim.