5th Annual Symposium: Microbiome and Brain Health in MS
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
Presented by the OHSU MS Wellness Research Group, this accredited, half-day symposium will explore the role of the gut microbiome in the pathophysiology of MS, and generate research questions for future cross-disciplinary studies. This symposium brings together experts from OHSU, Washington University in St. Louis, and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Speakers will explore the role of the microbiome in health and disease, the mechanisms by which gut flora can influence the health of the brain and nervous system, and how the microbiome can be influenced by external factors such as nutrition.
Finally, we will discuss the effects of interventions targeting the microbiome in the EAE model of MS as well as in people with MS, and generate research questions for future cross-disciplinary studies.
Friday, October 18, 2019
12:30 – 5:15 p.m.
OHSU Doernbecher Vey Conference Center
For basic scientists and clinicians with an interest in microbiome research. The symposium welcomes participants at all stages of expertise.
Contact: Emma Chase
- Review the role of gut flora in health and disease states
- Understand how the microbiome is altered by disease and influenced by external factors
- Describe methods to measure gut flora
- Describe the mechanisms by which gut flora can influence nervous system health
- Discuss the effects of interventions targeting the microbiome, including diets and nutritional interventions, on EAE and people with MS
Introduction and Welcome
Rebecca Spain, M.D., M.S.P.H.
An overview of the microbiome in health and disease
Thomas Sharpton, Ph.D.
Oregon State University
The role of the microbiome and the gut–brain axis
Michael Lane, M.D.
Evidence for the influence of the microbiome in EAE
Laura Piccio, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Evidence for the influence of the microbiome in MS
Ilana Katz Sand, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
$75, CME credit memo included
- Fee waived for students
- Fee waived for OHSU/VA and NUNM employees and affiliates
For those unable to attend the event in person, an online attendance option is available to stream and participate in the event in real time. Prior to the event, virtual participants will receive instructions via email regarding how to log in to the meeting and steps to obtain CME credit.