IPA Excited for 2016 Harvard Probiotics Symposium

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Metabolic and brain function are the focus of the 2016 Harvard Probiotics Symposium: Gut Health, Microbiota & Probiotics throughout the lifespan. Top researchers from around the globe will present their latest research in what promises to be a stimulating two days in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s a bit early for leaf peeping but Boston is colorful any time of year.

Here’s a peek at the program topics ranging from pregnancy through old age: The first day will focus on metabolic health and the second day will address brain function. The speakers include many of the stars of microbiota research.

  • Prenatal stress and the neonatal brain
  • The perinatal microbiome
  • Manipulating infant microbiome to improve metabolic health
  • Mode of delivery and brain function



  • Microbiome & body weight
  • Gut-brain interactions in pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome
  • Dietary microbes and mucosal barrier function
  • Personalized nutrition
  • Manipulating adult microbiome to improve metabolic health
  • Gut-brain in IBS


Microbiota of older adults

  • Microbes in Parkinson’s disease


International Probiotics Association will be there September 15 & 16 and will keep you posted on this blog and on Twitter (@IP_Association) and LinkedIn (International Probiotics Association).