The 11th IYS – ‘The gut, conductor of our health: putting the microbiota in the spotlight’

PRELIMINARY Programme Day 1 - 10 October

Open registration and poster assembly

Opening and welcome words

KEYNOTE LECTURE 1

The role of gut microbiome and its interaction with diet in health and disease
Prof. Konstatinos Gerasimidis, University of Glasgow, UK

Break

Tea & Coffee break / Poster viewing

SESSION 1: THE INFANT GUT

Chair: Prof. Ger Rijkers, University College Roosevelt, The Netherlands

Human milk microbiota and beneficial effect on health
Prof. Flavia Indrio, Full Professor of Pediatrics, University of  Salento, Lecce, Italy

Establishment of the gut microbiota in 1‑year‑aged infants: from birth to family food
Prof. Christine Edwards , University of Glasgow, UK

One health. Exposome and xenobiome: new ongoing research
Assoc. Prof. Sylvia Turroni, University of Bologna, Italy

Break

Lunch  / Poster Viewing

 

SESSION 2: WOMEN'S HEALTH

Chair: Prof. Flavia Indrio, Full Professor of Pediatrics, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Immune system, microbiome, endometriosis
Speaker to be confirmed

ISALA project: the next steps
Prof. Sarah Lebeer, University of Antwerp, Belgium

A balanced view on interplay between gut microbiota, hormones and fertility
Prof. Max Nieuwdorp, Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Break

Tea & Coffee break /  Poster viewing

SESSION 3: BRAIN HEALTH

Chair: Dr. Olaf Larsen, Yakult Nederland B.V., The Netherlands

Microbiota Gut-brain axis and mental health
Asst. Prof. Alejandro Arias-Vasquez, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Lifestyle factors and the gut-brain axis: relevance to Alzheimer’s
Prof. Yvonne Nolan, University College Cork, Ireland

Gut brain axis / efficacy study of LcS on performance of healthy office workers
Kazunori Suda, Yakult Honsha European Research Center for Microbiology, Belgium

SESSION 4: FLASH TALKS FROM POSTERS

Chair: to be confirmed
Five posters selected by the Scientific Committee (5 min each)

End of sessions Day 1

Free time

Symposium dinner

Boarding Oceandiva + Pre-dinner drinks & snacks

Welcome words by Mr. Hiroyasu Matsubara, Managing Director, Yakult Europe

Symposium dinner + dancing + boat trip

 

Disembark boat