Chicago Marriott Southwest Hotel in Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Synopsis: The influence of gut microbiota on human health is now well documented. Each person carries a microbial community of several trillion cells that outnumber their own cells by 10-fold. In this symposium, we will hear from leading academic and industry practitioners about the relationship between the microbiota of our foods and that of our gut. This symposium will explore the connections between the foods we eat with their indigenous food microbiomes and the unique human microbial ecosystem that establishes itself in each person. This conference will address how understanding the underlying factors that drive dysbiosis in the human gut translate to various health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and general inflammatory conditions. We also will explore how modification of microbiomes along the food chain affect health outcomes. In order to demystify the connections among these complex systems experts from FDA, USDA, industry and academia will present overviews on the current understanding on these issues.
What to expect: In this symposium, academic and industry practitioners will talk about the current understanding of food and gut microbiomes and their inter-connectedness. A panel of industry experts will be present to answer the questions from the participants.
Who should attend: This symposium is intended for food safety and nutrition professionals from industry, academia and government. Attendees who work in food processing, quality assurance, regulatory functions, public health administration, or production of food products seeking to optimize the microbiome for health and wellness will this symposium valuable.