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Thursday, March 7th, at the Bush Presidential Library:

5:00 - 5:15: Opening Remarks - Dean Dr. Amy Waer and Dr. Farida Sohrabji

5:15 – 6:15: Keynote 1 - Dr. Louise McCullough - "Effects of the aging maternal biome on offspring health"

6:15 - 7:30: Cocktail Hour

7:30 - 9:00:    Dinner

7:00 - 9:45:    Bush Presidential Library tours

Friday, March 8th, at The George Hotel:

7:00-8:00:    Breakfast

8:00-9:45:    Session 1 - The influence of the gut on CNS injury and dementia
Dr. Yuxiang Sun, Dr. Philip Popovich, Dr. Corinne Benakis, Dr. Sonia Villapol          

9:45-10:15:    Coffee Break

10:15-12:00:    Session 2 - Emerging trends in the gut research
Dr. Julia Kaltschmidt, Dr. Alex Byrne, Dr. Shreya Raghavan, Dr. Kathiresh Kumar

12:00-1:30:    Lunch  and Keynote 2 - Dr. Annet Kirabo - "Immunity and Host-Microbiota Interaction in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension: A personal journey and lessons learned"

1:30-3:15:    Session 3 - The role of the gut/immune axis, from development to sex and disease
Dr. Mary Kimmel, Dr. Ashutosh Mangalam, Dr. Çağla Tükel, Dr. Juneyoung Lee

3:15-3:40:    Coffee Break

3:40-5:25:    Session 4 - Local innovations in gut research
Dr. Rachel Pilla, Dr. Walter Cromer, Dr. Jessica Galloway-Pena, Dr. Robert Chapkin

5:30-7:00:    Posters, wine, beer, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres 

7:00-7:30:    Closing remarks 

7:30:        Dinner

9:30:        Smores campfire

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