March 9, 2018

MAC-EPID symposium: Microbiome & Population Health: challenges & opportunities

9:00 am to 3:00 pm


1755, Public Health 1

1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI

Event Description

Free Registration - Register Here

Symposium Agenda:

9:00 AM - Sign In and Coffee 

9:15AM - Opening Remarks  
Betsy Foxman, PhD (Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Endowed Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID))

9:30 AM - "Can the microbiota harnessed to prevent antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections?"  
Melinda Pettigrew (Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health)

10:30 AM - Break 

11:00 AM -  "The evolution of the human gut microbiome"  

Andrew Moeller (Research Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science at UC Berkeley)

12:15 PM - Luncheon/Discussions (we try to be inclusive with our complimentary lunch but if you have dietary restrictions please plan to bring your own food.)

1:30 PM - "Letting go of labels in microbiome diversity: a self-help guide"  

Ashley Shade (Michigan State University, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Plant Resilience Institute, and DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)

2:30 PM - Coffee Hour