Speakers

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Richard Day
Head. Medical Affairs
ADM

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

9:30 am | ADM's Clinically Documented Probiotic Formula for Migraines

Ivan Wasserman
Managing Partner
Amin Talati Wasserman LLP

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

3:40 pm | Panel Discussion: Delving into the Regulatory Landscape

3:10 pm | Advertising & Marketing Probiotics: Best Practices To Avoid Legal Challenges

Timothy Dinan
Medical Director
Atlantia Food Clinical Trials

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:30 am | Food, Mood and the Gut Microbiota

Matt Amicucci
Co-founder & Principal Scientist
BCD Bioscience

Afif Ghannoum
CEO
BIOHM Health

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:00 am | Panel Discussion: Pathing The Way for Personalized Approaches to Health

9:30 am | Microbiome Data Driven Supplements: The Next Frontier in Product Development

Andrea Wein
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Host of “The Microbiome Report” Podcast
BIOHM Health, Heal Your Gut

Pre-Conference Focus Day

4:00 pm | How to Create Content That Thrills & Engages Consumers

Nalin Siriwardhana
Program Manager, Nutritional Services
Church & Dwight

Pre-Conference Focus Day

1:30 pm | Microbiome Targeted New Product Innovation Aligned with Evolving Science & Consumer Mindset

Lucien Harthoorn
Director, R&D
Clasado Biosciences

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

2:00 pm | The Role of the Gut Microbiome on Human Gastrointestinal & Immune Health

Richik Mukherjee
Scientific Innovation Officer
Conagen

Patrick Veiga
Director, Health & Microbiome Science
Danone Nutricia Research

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

10:00 am | Rethinking Diet to Complement Gut Microbiota Function

Aaron Del Duca
VP, Microbiome Platform
DayTwo

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:00 am | Panel Discussion: Pathing The Way for Personalized Approaches to Health

9:00 am | MWAS: Analyzing Sub-Genomic Variation to Find Associations Between Microbial Function & Metabolic Syndroms

Anthony Finbow
CEO
Eagle Genomics

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

12:30 pm | Microbiome Data as the Bridge between Sustainable Agriculture and Functional Food

Carolina Barsa
Chief Growth & Innovation Officer
Fitbiomics

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

12:00 pm | Mining Athlete Microbiomes for Next-Generation Probiotics

Alan Murray
Chairman
Food, Beverage & Package Companies

Pre-Conference Focus Day

11:30 am | Panel Discussion: Uncovering Strategies to Position Your Microbiome Product

10:30 am | Setting the Stage For a Successful Launch Into the Microbiome Space

Margaret Slavin
Associate Professor
George Mason University

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

5:30 pm | Understanding the Background Effects of the Food Supply

Len Monheit
Executive Director / CEO
Global Prebiotic Association / Trust Transparency Center

Pre-Conference Focus Day

2:00 pm | Around the World With Prebiotics

Steve Hanson
CEO
GRIP IDEAS

Pre-Conference Focus Day

11:30 am | Panel Discussion: Uncovering Strategies to Position Your Microbiome Product

11:00 am | The ‘P’ is for Positioning in Advancing Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics

Kerry Ivey
Research Scientist
Havard TH Chan School of Public Health

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

1:40 pm | Intestinal Microbiology Shapes Population Health: Impacts of Diet & Lifestyle Risk Exposures in Torres Strait Islander Communities

Erika Ebbel
Angle CEO & Co-founder
Ixcela: The Internal Fitness Company

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:00 am | Panel Discussion: Pathing The Way for Personalized Approaches to Health

Kristina Campbell
Science & Medical Writer
KC Microbiome Communications Group

Pre-Conference Focus Day

3:00 pm | How To Talk About the Human Microbiome: Choosing Your Words to Advance Scientific Understanding & Avoid Hype

Bonnie Schmidt
President
Let’s Talk Science

Pre-Conference Focus Day

2:30 pm | Building Public Trust in Science

Ewa Hudson
Director, Insights
Lumina Intelligence

Pre-Conference Focus Day

1:00 pm | Probiotics Roadmap: Product Diversification Key to Growth in E-commerce

Xiao Jin-Zhong
General Manager, Next Generation Science Institute
Morinaga Milk Industry

  • Dr. Chyn Boon Wong is a Research Associate in the B2B Section of the Sales and Marketing Department at Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd, Japan. She is now in charge of science communication and marketing activities related to global B2B businesses on Morinaga’s HRB probiotics. With rich research experience and strong scientific background, Chyn Boon is dedicated to turn groundbreaking research into successful business opportunities. She joined Morinaga Milk as a research scientist in 2016 where she had conducted a number of fundamental and pre-clinical studies investigating the roles of Human-Residential Bifidobacteria (HRB) as members of the human gut microbiota and exploring their new functional benefits on human health. Chyn Boon holds a PhD in Bioprocess Technology with research on the new health potentials of probiotics lactobacilli and their bioactive metabolites on skin health. Her postgraduate career has since focused on the health-promoting effects of beneficial microbes have on human hosts.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

4:30 pm | Insights Into the Reason & Potential Role of Bifidobacterium Being the Natural Inhabitant of the Infant Gut

Sibyl Swift
Senior VP, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
The Natural Products Association

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

3:40 pm | Panel Discussion: Delving into the Regulatory Landscape

2:40 pm | Regulatory Landscape for Probiotics in the US

Olga Sakwinska
Senior Scientist
Nestle Research

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

5:15 pm | Examining Nutrition as the Key Determinant of Age-Appropriate Microbiota Development in Infants and Children

Cindy Davis
Director, Grants & Extramural Activities
NIH

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

9:00 am | Diet, Microbiome and Health: Past, Present & Future

Christina Khoo
Director, Scientific Affairs
Ocean Spray Cranberries

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:30 am | Outlining Ocean Spray Cranberries Interest in the Microbiome & Consumer Benefits

Aubrey Levitt
CEO
Postbiotics Plus

Pre-Conference Focus Day

11:30 am | Panel Discussion: Uncovering Strategies to Position Your Microbiome Product

10:00 am | Setting New Standards in Health Via the Microbiome

Aurelien Baudot
Head, Business Development
ProDigest

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

5:00 pm | Baby-SHIME® Technology Platform: A Step by Step Approach for PreClinical Product Testing on the Infant Gut Microbiome

Stephen Lindemann
Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

5:00 pm | Fine Structure Drives Gut Microbiome Responses to Fibers

Azza Gadir
Director, R&D
Seed Health

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

1:30 pm | Oral Microbial Therapy for the Management of Pediatric Respiratory Allergies

Gerardo Toledo
CEO & Co-founder
Solarea Bioscience

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

3:40 pm | Panel Discussion: Delving into the Regulatory Landscape

2:10 pm | The Microbes In Our Food & Their Potential to Become Health Solutions

Vishal Singh
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Physiology & Microbiome
The Pennsylvania State University

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

2:30 pm | Gut Microbiota-targeted Dietary Fiber Intervention to Improve Intestinal Inflammation: Opportunities and Challenges

Abigail Johnson
Research Scientist
University of Minnesota

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

3:30 pm | Diet-Microbiome Study Design Mastermind

Momo Vuyisich
CSO & Co-founder
Viome

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:00 am | Panel Discussion: Pathing The Way for Personalized Approaches to Health

10:00 am | Viome’s Systems Biology Platform for Modulating Human Physiology Via Microbiome & Precision Medicine

Hariom Yadav
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine- Molecular Medicine Wake Forest School of Medicine

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

12:00 pm | Gut Microbiota Modulators in Regulation of Gut-Brain Axis