Washington, DC 

April 13-14, 2022 

Our 2021 Conference has been postponed until 2022

Welcome

Arrowhead Publishers is pleased to announce the return of the 7th Annual Translational Microbiome Conference – live and in-person, on April 13-14, 2022 in Washington DC. The Translational Microbiome Conference was the first microbiome conference in the field to focus exclusively on the hurdles and challenges to commercial success in the space and continues to expand on that mission yearly, bringing well considered and curated content to a diverse audience at an affordable price.

 

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a remarkable challenge for us all – both personal and professional – and we are eager to see these challenging times in our rear view. While Arrowhead was able to quickly pivot and bring useful and insightful content to its online audience in 2020, we look forward to seeing everyone in-person again in a new year and a new venue in Washington, DC.

 

About the Conference

Once again, the conference will bring together the leading microbiome companies working to successfully commercialize microbiome-based diagnostics, therapeutics, adjunct therapies and direct-to-consumer services and products across a range of therapeutic areas, from gut to skin and beyond. Expanding on this core focus year on year, we continue to offer panels sponsored and directed by industry to focus on your concerns and tightly curated content that goes beyond the usual infomercials to provide tangible and useful insights to how your peers are addressing their commercial approach to the space.

 

Entering its 7th year in 2022, 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.

 

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Why Attend?

  • Partnering Software & Meetings

  • Easily schedule meetings with our partnering system in order to maximize your time at the event. Schedule one-to-one meetings in advance and stay connected after the event.
  • Industry-Leading Speaking Faculty

  • Our tightly curated content provides tangible and useful insights to how your peers are addressing their scientific, clinical and commercial approach to the space.
  • Network With Industry Colleagues

  • One-to-One meeting space, breakfasts, extended breaks, luncheons and receptions provide attendees with multiple opportunities to connect with colleagues in the space.
  • 20+ Exhibitors/Service Providers

  • Meet with and/or re-connect with exhibitors and service providers and learn about the latest tools and resources driving the field of microbiome science.

Banking Your Personal Biome

(Guest Bloggers, Sasha Lieberman, Nonprofit Management Fellow and Carolyn Edelstein, Director of Policy and Global Partnerships, OpenBiome)

Mark Smith and James Burgess were inspired to found OpenBiome after a family friend who had suffered with repeated C. difficile infections shared his story of having to resort to performing a DIY fecal transplant at home. Since its founding in 2012, OpenBiome has been committed to enabling safe access to fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) by providing rigorously screened, ready-to-use microbiota preparations for use in FMT and by catalyzing research into the human microbiome.

This year, OpenBiome launched PersonalBiome, a pilot service that allows individuals who are at risk of contracting C. diff to preserve a copy of their healthy microbiome. In the event that these individuals do end up experiencing recurrent C. diff infections, participants can retrieve their sample from their PersonalBiome bank to repopulate their gut with their own healthy microbial community. PersonalBiome pushes OpenBiome’s mission to provide safe microbiota treatments from its pool of universal stool donors forward by expanding the available options for repopulating the gut microbiome following a C. diff infection.

In some ways, the service resembles that of private umbilical cord blood banking. A practice that began in the early 1990s, cord blood banking is now undertaken by a network of over 100 cord blood banks and transplant centers that have stored over 400,000 units of cord blood worldwide. The vast majority of banked cord blood is for use by unrelated donors, but private banks have arisen to give families the option of storing their own cord blood, a service that is most useful for those with family members who have a current or potential need for a stem cell transplant.

Current FDA regulations governing FMT only permit physicians to treat patients with FMT outside of a clinical trial, if the patient experiences repeated, unresolvable C. diff. These regulations apply equally to one’s own stool as well as stool from a universal bank. However, co-founder and executive director James Burgess, featured in this recent FastCompany article about the PersonalBiome pilot project, envisions a future in which high-risk patients can bank their microbiomes to help prevent and treat other microbiome-associated diseases.

Individuals who would like to learn more about participating in the PersonalBiome pilot launch should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.openbiome.org/personalbiome. To learn more about OpenBiome and what we do, visit www.openbiome.org.

Testimonials

The team put on a wonderful virtual conference, despite the tough times caused by Covid-19. The topics of discussion ranged from basic research to clinical interventions and treatment of disease like... Read More

Conference Attendee

Arrowhead's Annual Translational Microbiome Conference is a must for all professionals engaged in microbiome reseach. The content is full of the latest learning and practices from world-class... Read More

Conference Attendee

The Translational Microbiome Conference was well organized. The topics covered were interesting and thought-provoking

Conference Attendee

I work on oral microbiome but it was a a great way to learn strategies for going from disease, to microbiome at a site, to mechanism of disease and treatment

Conference Attendee

Very well organized conference in these difficult times

Conference Attendee

Great conference, high-quality talks. Congrats on organizing such an event!

Conference Attendee
Computational Biologist , Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

It was a fantastic conference, and I truly got a lot out of hearing from and speaking with the diverse range of speakers and attendees. It’s really a great event and I’m glad to have been a part... Read More

Elliot Friedman
Technical Director, PennCHOP Microbiome Program , University of Pennsylvania

An excellent meeting where the excitement and challenges in microbiome research are presented. Well balanced in translational microbiome research, ethical issues, and investment opportunities and... Read More

Seyoum Ayehunie
VP of Immunological Systems , Mattek

A great diversity of subjects and depths were covered so both experts and new-comers had sessions they could gain insights from. The mix of subjects brings the field together and helps build the... Read More

Dale Pfost
CEO , Microbiome Therapeutics

This is an excellent conference to get updated in the field and at the same time connect with other players in this exciting field.

Morten Isaksen
CEO , Bio-Me

It’s the perfect blend of science and industry. A diverse and amazing group of people in one of the fastest-growing and most promising fields.

Stephen Skolnick
Founder , Mood Nutraceuticals

This is my third year attending the conference and it gets better every year. The diverse topics, great speakers, with latest research findings and targeted workshops and panel discussion. Would... Read More

Ying Chen
Research & Development Manager , Reckitt Benckiser

My second experience with such a meeting, but night and day difference! Very informative and of high standard

Pinaki Panigrahi
Professor , University of Nebraska Medical Center

An excellent meeting where the excitement and challenges in microbiome research are presented. Well balanced in translational microbiome research, ethical issues, and investment opportunities and... Read More

Seyoum Ayehunie
Vice President of Immunological Systems , Mattek

Great mix of microbiomics science, pharmaceutical development and networking

Tarik Alhmaud
Physician , University of New Mexico

For someone with a nascent interest in the microbiome, this conference has been an extremely transformative experience

Dalton Price
Founder and Executive Director , YouResearch

Very well organized and focused group

Gerardo Toledo
Consultant

The conference was educational both in terms of exposing me to the current microbiome-related science as well as the several aspects of running a business in this field

Sneha Jani
Ph.D. Student , Texas A&M University

Overall, it was a great conference. As a student, some of the business discussions were above my head, but I had a really great experience

Anand Kumar
PostDoc , Los Alamos National Lab

Overall, it was a great conference. As a student, some of the business discussions were above my head, but I had a really great experience

Conference Attendee

This conference gave me a flavor of where the field is

Conference Attendee

I'm a Research Associate at a startup and was able to gather lots of information that will inform establishment of our NGS core

Conference Attendee

A great immersion into the microbiome space with competent speakers and engaging attendees

Conference Attendee

Good mix of topics and speakers

Conference Attendee

Broad spectrum, background for profound understanding

Conference Attendee

Liked the diversity of presenters and attendees, presentation length was good and well-run

Conference Attendee

Really appreciated the equity and range in gender, expertise, and age of speakers

Conference Attendee

Great representation of topics and perspectives

Conference Attendee

Developed a number of new relationships

Conference Attendee

Diverse audience and speakers—scientist and business aspects

Conference Attendee

Very informative and exciting conference, learned a lot and fostered new ideas. Really glad I came!

Conference Attendee

Great panel, great speakers, crowd was ideal size

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Who Should Attend

Organizations:

Academic Institutions, Biopharma Companies, Diagnostics Companies and Investors

Professions:

Healthcare Professionals, Physicians, Clinical Development Professionals, Biopharma Business Leaders, Researchers, Professors

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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