IPA Heads to Harvard

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IPA is excited to be attending “Gut Health, Microbiota & Probiotics throughout the Lifespan: Dietary Influences”  at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts this week.

The two-day symposium invites top researchers from across the globe to share current evidence related to gut microbes and probiotics and their impact on health throughout life. Specific periods addressed include pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adulthood, and older adults (apologies to teens).

The program begins Wednesday October 10th and continues on Thursday October 11th.

Keynote speakers and topics:

 Nutrition and Microbiota in Health

Jeffrey Gordon, MD

Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Director, Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Diet, Metabolites and Western-Lifestyle Inflammatory Diseases

Charles Mackay, PhD, FAA
Professor
Monash University, Australia

Diet and Microbiota during Adulthood in Health and Disease

Gary Wu, MD
Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA

Many other intriguing talks will be given by leaders in the probiotic space. IPA plans to bring you tweets in real time and will interview some of the scientists on their research. Tune into the IPA website for more in the weeks afterwards.

Luckily Harvard conferences on nutrition always practice what they preach when it comes to bountiful spreads of healthy foods and beverages. And the city should be glorious this time of year with leaf-peeping, a venerable sport in Boston. Stay tuned.