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April 18-20, 2018  |  Boston, MA USA

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Featured Speakers

 
Paul Giannasca, Ph.D., Global Scientific Lead, GI Health, Nestle Health

Olga Danilchanka, Ph.D., Microbiome Lead, Exploratory Science Center, Merck

Mark Smith, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Finch Therapeutics

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About the Conference

Arrowhead Publishers is pleased to announce its Annual Translational Microbiome Conference is coming back to Boston on April 18-20, 2018. The conference will once again bring together the top companies in the microbiome space working to successfully commercialize microbiome-based diagnostics, therapeutics, adjunct therapies and direct-to-consumer services and products.
The meeting will continue to focus and build on the challenges and hurdles that companies working in the microbiome space will have to recognize and navigate in order to successfully commercialize their products.
With a broad focus spanning multiple disease states (oncology, dermatology, inflammatory disorders, among others) attendees will have the opportunity to hear the leading companies discuss the work they have underway and how they are meeting these challenges head on to apply recent discoveries to a variety of disease processes, restoration of health and improved outcomes.
Conference topics will include speakers and panels on: 
♦ Animal Models
♦ Bioinformatics Challenges
♦ Intellectual Property Management
♦ Investment Deals and Approaches
♦ Pharma Deals in the Microbiome Space
♦  The Need for Standards
This year brings several exciting additions to the conference designed to offer attendees real education, insights and benefits that they can implement in their own organizations.
Focused Parallel Tracks
This year’s conference will again feature a parallel consumer track, as well as nutrition and skin tracks, on the second day closely focused on the issues in those specific industries and the challenges common to those companies trying to enter the microbiome space in those areas.
Pre-Conference Workshops
Interactive, hands-on, intensive pre-conference workshops hosted by microbiome service providers working real time with the leading microbiome companies to help attendees understand real-world issues and understand how these issues impact their business plans while providing tools and best practice tips to start implementing solutions in their own organizations.

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More About This Workshop

 

Clinical Metagenomics to Address Changing Landscape of Infectious Diseases – Challenges and Opportunities

Clinical metagenomics appears to be paramount to 21st century approaches to rapid microbial detection and precise sub-typing of pathogens, characterizing the microbiome in health and disease, profiling polymicrobial communities, and/or co-infections. It offers a unique opportunity to investigate the complete genetic make-up of microbial pathogens to understand evolution, pathogenesis, clonal transmission, and provides opportunity to comprehensively profile hundreds of species in a sample and even discover entirely new infectious agents. However, there are many challenges associated with pre-sequencing, sequencing, and post-sequencing steps in metagenomics workflow because each directly affects the accuracy and precision and the ability to make an actionable and timely diagnosis.

The workshop will offer the entire clinical metagenomics workflow, its use for broad range pathogen detection, identification of community resistome, analytical sensitivity and specificity, and interpretation of data in clinical perspective.

WORKSHOP LEADER: Nur A. Hasan, Ph.D., MBA, Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Computer Studies, Vice President, CosmosID Inc.

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Areas of Emphasis

 
Leading academic and industry experts will discuss the current state of translational microbiome research in the following areas:
  • Preterm birth and UTI’s
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Pulmonology and COPD
  • Immunology and the impact of difficle infections
  • Dermatology and periodontal disease
  • Nutrition
  • Consumer Health

Interactive Discussions

 
Experts will also be on hand to present and lead interactive discussions about the most pressing issues this nascent industry faces, including:
  • The need for standardization and harmonization of research protocols
  • The applicability of animal microbiome models to the human microbiome
  • The business model for microbiome based therapeutics
  • How the FDA will and should regulate therapeutics containing live spores
  • Data needs across multiple domains

Testimonials from Past Events

“Great panel, great speakers, crowd was ideal size”
“Very informative and exciting conference, learned a lot and fostered new ideas. Really glad I came!”
“Diverse audience and speakers—scientist and business aspects”
“Developed a number of new relationships”
“Great representation of topics and perspectives”
“Really appreciated the equity and range in gender, expertise, and age of speakers"
“Liked the diversity of presenters and attendees, presentation length was good and well-run”
“Broad spectrum, background for profound understanding”
“Business, regulatory, and science aspects were covered”

Who Should Attend

Organizations:
Academic Institutions, biotech companies, pharma companies, venture capitalists
Job Titles:
VPs, Directors, Heads, Scientists, Professors in following areas:
  • Microbiome / Microbiota basic research
  • NGS (Next Generation Sequencing)
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Metabolic disease, Obesity, Diabetes
  • Genotyping
  • Genomics
  • Genomic Profiling
  • Biomarkers
  • Immunology Innate or Adaptive Immunity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Diagnostic & Clinical Applications
  • Prenantal Diagnostics
  • Vaccines
  • Microbiology
  • Food / Nutrition Science
  • Gut-Brain Axis Researchers
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Biotech Entrepreneurs
  • Academic Licensing or Tech Transfer Officers
  • Business Development / In-Licensing
  • FDA regulation
  • Clinical trials
  • Epigenetics
  • Metagenomics
  • High-Throughput Technologies
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Storage
  • Cloud Computing
  • Statistical Genomics

About Us

Our events give attendees a conference experience that encompasses learning, networking and professional growth. We strive to facilitate connections. At our events, attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors have opportunities to network and then to utilize those connections to further their professional goals. At Arrowhead Publishers, our focus is on bringing life sciences industry professionals together to help move research forward. Learn more about us at www.arrowheadpublishers.com.

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