COURSE AGENDA

Monday, November 4, 2019
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Lecture: Introduction to the Gut Microbiome and Dysbiosis
• Review the importance of gut microbiota for host health.
• Discuss the contribution of gut dysbiosis to acute and chronic enteropathies.
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Lecture: How to Analyze the Gut Microbiota
• Review current methods available for microbiota assessment and discuss the major limitations of each method.
• Review some important concepts to adequately interpret microbiota studies, with a focus on next-generation sequencing.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lecture: Gut Microbiota in Immune Regulation and Metabolic Function
• Recognize the importance of gut microbiota to immune regulation.
• Recognize the gut microbiome as a metabolic organ.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Interactive Sessions: Assessment of the Gut Microbiome
• Discuss the differences between various methods for microbiome assessment.
• Discuss clinical utility of fecal microbiota transplantation.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Lunch
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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Lecture: Dietary Modulation of the Gut Microbiota
• Review how dietary macronutrients affect gut microbiota composition.
• Discuss how dietary components modulate microbial metabolism.
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Lecture: Use of Prebiotics and Fibers
• Review commonly used fiber ingredients.
• Recognize differences between soluble and insoluble fibers.
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lecture: Extra-intestinal Disorders: Gut Microbiome inObesity and Urinary Tract Disease
• Discuss the contributions of the gut microbiota to extra-intestinal disease.
• Review data about gut microbiota in obesity.
• Discuss how microbiota may affect the urinary tract.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lecture: Probiotics Use for Intestinal Disorders
• Understand the mechanism of probiotics.
• Review clinical data about the use of probiotics for intestinal disorders.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Interactive Session: Modulation of Gut Microbiota
• Discuss clinical utility of probiotics.
• Discuss clinical utility of fecal microbiota transplantation.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Lecture: Interactions Between Enteropathogens and the Gut Microbiome
• Discuss the contributions of major enteropathogens to intestinal disorders.
• Review how enteropathogens are regulated by microbial metabolites.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lecture: Food Responsive Enteropathy and Dysbiosis
• Discuss the contributions of gut dysbiosis to clinical signs in dogs with food-responsive enteropathies (FRE).
• Review potential risk factors for the development of FRE.
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Lecture: Antibiotic Use for Treatment of Acute andChronic Diarrhea
• Review recent data about the need for antibiotics in acute diarrhea.
• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of antibiotic use for the treatment of chronic enteropathies.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Lecture: Alternative Approaches to Restore Microbiotaand Its Function
• Discuss the use of fecal microbiota transplantation for treatment of dysbiosis.
• Review data about microbial metabolites as potential treatment of intestinal inflammation.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lecture: How to Design Gut Microbiota Studies
• Review the main limitations and most common mistakes observed in microbiota studies.
• Discuss good practices essential to successfully perform microbiota studies.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Interactive Session: Food and Antibiotic Responsive Enteropathies
• Discuss the rationale for using antibiotics in GI disease.
• Discuss the use of food trial for GI disease.
3:00 PM
Course Concludes