7th Annual COAST/SSEW Symposium

UCSF Laurel Heights Auditorium (S24)


UCSF Laurel Heights S24 Auditorium, 10:00-4:00

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Welcome to the 7th Annual COAST/SSEW Symposium

This year's symposium theme is obesity, the microbiome, & the brain. We will have an impressive lineup of microbiome researchers from UCSF, UCLA, and UCSD. Ted-style talks by top researchers and policy makers in the field of microbiome research and panel discussions will fill the day's agenda, with a lunch break midday. We are excited to have you join us!

Keynote Speakers:

Rob Knight, PhD, UCSD

Susan Lynch, PhD, UCSF

Emeran Mayer, MD, UCLA

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, UCSF


10:00-10:15 Introduction: Elissa Epel, PhD, UCSF Co-director of SSEW

10:15-11:00  Rob Knight, PhD, UCSD “Crowd sourcing microbiome-mind interactions with American Gut”

Chair of session: Suneil Koliwad MD, PhD, UCSF

11:00-11:30 Susan Lynch, PhD, UCSF “Close friends: The microbiome and the immune system”

11:30-12:00 Emeran Mayer, MD, UCLA “The microbiome, mind, and brain interactions"

12:00-1:00 Lunch (coffee, tea, & fruit provided)

Chair of session: Robert Lustig, MD, UCSF

1:00-1:30 The Healthy Beverage Initiative, UCSF to UC-wide: "Can we change the microbiome of the UC System?" The UCSF Exemplar

(Laura Schmidt, Elissa Epel, Leanne Jensen, Amanda Gilbert)

1:30-2:15  Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, UCSF “Nutrition and the Microbiome: Rapid and Remote changes”

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:15 Closing comments by Robert Lustig, MD, and panel discussion (all speakers) of microbiota in public health

3:15-4:00 Poster Session & Symposium Reception


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