Microbiome: Mastering the Market Schedule

Please see the preliminary schedule below. This schedule is subject to changes. 

Day 1: Tuesday, May 17 - Emerging & Foundational Science
Welcome and Market Insights

Welcome and Market Insights

KEYNOTE
Emerging Applications of the Microbiome for Human Health

Emerging Applications of the Microbiome for Human Health

Next Generation Prebiotics – Direct Butyrate Generators

Next Generation Prebiotics – Direct Butyrate Generators

Traditional prebiotics feed the microbiome which then in turn generate short chain fatty acids – particularly butyrate, which is an important signaling molecule involved is supporting multiple organs and health benefits in the body. The next generation prebiotics will bypass the microbiome and generate butyrate directly mostly independent of the state of the microbiome. Thank you NutriScience for underwriting this session.

The Functional Foods, the Gut Microbiome and Health
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET
  • Carolyn Slupsky, Ph.D.

The Functional Foods, the Gut Microbiome and Health

Functional foods are foods that offer health benefits beyond their basic nutrition. Components that make foods functional include compounds that can be metabolized by gut bacteria to produce an array of secondary metabolites that have beneficial function in both the gastrointestinal tract (to improve digestive health and intestinal integrity) and in the body (to regulate blood sugar, cholesterol metabolism, blood pressure, etc.). In this sense, foods rich in prebiotics, such as complex fibers and polyphenols, are considered functional foods. This talk will focus on one such functional food widely consumed in Mexican culture, nopal cactus (Opuntia ficus indica). Nopal contains some of the highest levels of fiber and phytochemicals of any unprocessed food, as well as significant amounts of many micronutrients. It has been used medicinally to help treat diabetes and high cholesterol, and additionally to aid in weight loss. We have shown that consumption of nopal alters the gut microbiome thereby increasing production of short-chain fatty acids and other secondary metabolites that results in reducing intestinal inflammation, reducing fatty liver, and reducing serum glucose. This talk will highlight how an environmentally sustainable, functional food can have positive effects on health through interaction with the gut microbiome.

  • 12 to 12:10 p.m. ET

NI Microbiome Trivia

Test your microbiome knowledge for a chance to win a Naturally Informed Yeti tumbler.

Exploring the Science of Combining GutGard® with Probiotics for Synergistic Benefits

Exploring the Science of Combining GutGard® with Probiotics for Synergistic Benefits

Thank you AIDP for underwriting this session

Gut-Brain Axis: New Paradigms in Nutraceuticals

Gut-Brain Axis: New Paradigms in Nutraceuticals

Day 1 Wrap Up
  • 1:10 to 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Len Monheit

Day 1 Wrap Up

Join Co-Chair Len Monheit for a recap of Day 1 and highlights for Day 2

Day 2: Wednesday, May 18 - Applied Science
Day 2 Welcome
  • 10 to 10:05 a.m. ET
  • Maggie Jaqua and Len Monheit

Day 2 Welcome

KEYNOTE
The Human Microbiome: The Power of Replacing Lost Species
  • 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. ET
  • William Davis, M.D.

The Human Microbiome: The Power of Replacing Lost Species

Modern people have lost numerous microbial species from their intestinal microbiomes, many of which performed important functions in human health. There are two species in particular--Lactobacillus reuteri and Bifidobacterium infantis--that previously played crucial roles in generating such effects as increasing empathy, generating deeper sleep, accelerating healing, less asthma, less allergies, and even higher IQ. Restoring these lost microbes is easy and improves health in many unexpected ways.

WTF are Postbiotics and Why Should I be Formulating with Them?

WTF are Postbiotics and Why Should I be Formulating with Them?

Probiotics, prebiotics, and now we have to know what a postbiotic is? What the ferment? Learn about how postbiotics are being defined, how they can overcome many formulating obstacles, and how LBiome™ makes it easy to market this new ingredient category to customers. Thank you Stratum Nutrition for underwriting this session.

Practitioners Panel

Practitioners Panel

As interest in the microbiome intensifies, health care practitioners are at the front lines - using emerging knowledge and research in practice, while also interacting with consumers and their curiosity. This panel will explore the current state of practitioner/patient dialogue regarding the microbiome.

  • 12:10 to 12:15 p.m. ET

NI Microbiome Trivia

Test your microbiome knowledge for a chance to win a Naturally Informed Yeti tumbler!

  • 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. ET
  • Marvin Singh, M.D.

Feeding the Microbiome and Nourishing Digestive Health

Digestive health is more than a process of simply breaking down and assimilating nutrients from food; it has a profound impact on our microbiome. We’ll go over key concepts pertinent to gut health and how the microbiome is at the root of health; including a healthy inflammatory response, mood and mental outlook, and the immune system. We’ll cover strategies for building a healthy microbiome in light of common issues like food intolerances and some of the most prevalent digestive concerns. Thank you Enzymedica for underwriting this session.

Regulatory Snapshot: A review of enforcement trends, risks, and best practices for manufacturers and marketers in the microbiome space

Regulatory Snapshot: A review of enforcement trends, risks, and best practices for manufacturers and marketers in the microbiome space

Day 3: Thursday, May 19 - Building Your Toolbox
Day 3 Welcome
  • 10 to 10:05 a.m. ET
  • Maggie Jaqua

Day 3 Welcome

Join Co-Editorial Advisor Maggie Jaqua as she kicks off day 3.

KEYNOTE
Creating an Anti-Viral Gut

Creating an Anti-Viral Gut

Recent studies suggest that the microbiome - the trillions of microbes that call our gut home - is the most accurate predictor of outcome after viral infection. Understanding the intimate relationship between gut health and immune response is critical to creating an anti-viral gut that can keep you safe in the face of viral threats.

Microbiome Market Trends

Microbiome Market Trends

Thank you SPINS | ClearCut Analytics for underwriting this session.

  • 11:20 to 11:30 a.m. ET

NI Microbiome Trivia

Win a Naturally Informed Yeti tumbler!

Leveraging Microbiome Product Innovation to Remain Competitive as Retail Health Evolves

Leveraging Microbiome Product Innovation to Remain Competitive as Retail Health Evolves

Panel
How to Communicate the Microbiome in a Responsible, Resonating Way
  • 12:15 to 1 p.m. ET
  • Kristina Campbell, Sandra Saville, R.D., and Traci Kantowski

How to Communicate the Microbiome in a Responsible, Resonating Way