OECD BNCT Project on Better Food
OECD BNCT

Workshop The Microbiome, Diet and Health: Assessing Gaps in Science and Innovation

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Day 1: 30 May 2016

10.30-11.30

Registration: coffee, orange juice, water and tea for early birds 

11.30-12.50

Light lunch 

12.50

Welcome, introducing moderator, presentation of today’s program,

Mr. Alex Puissant, Journalist, Conference moderator 

EWI and Moderator

13.00

Welcome address

Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovaton

 

 

13.10

KEYNOTE presentation

 "The National Microbiome Initiative: How can international cooperation advance microbiome research?"

Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, US 

PPT 

13.40-15.10

Thematic Session 1

Human Gut Microbiome: Potential for Healthier Foods and Health Innovation? 

13.40

"Healthy gut microbiota and natural variability, stability and resilience – Identification of microbiota covariats and life style effects"

Jeroen Raes, Professor Bioinformatics and (Eco)-Systems Biology, University Leuven, BE

 PPT

14.00

"Realising the food microbiome potential"

Colette Shortt, Director Global Regulatory Affairs, Emerging Science & Open Innovation, Consumer Global Franchise Organisation, Johnson & Johnson

 PTT

14.20

"Early life nutrition and the microbiome"

Douwe Vansinderen, Principal Investigator, APC Microbiome Institute, IE

 PPT

14.40

Discussion and Q&A

Moderator

15.10

Coffee break 

15.40-17.10

Thematic Session 2 

Personalised Diet and New Foods 

15.40

"Why new foods and dietary guidelines must target the gut microbiota: the clinical prospective"

Francisco Guarner, Consultant of Gastroenterology at the Digestive System Research Unit, University Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, ES

 PPT

16.00

"Personalized intervention strategies to keep a health promoting gut microbiome configuration in the elderly"

Patrizia Brigidi, Professor in Fermentation Biotechnology, University of Bologna, IT

 PPT

16.20

"Advances and barriers for valorisation of gut microbiome research - Industry R&D perspective"

Douwina Bosscher, Global Leader Nutrition Science, Global FIS Research, Cargill

 

16.40

Discussion, Q&A

Moderator

17.10

End of first day, closing word

Moderator

 

 

 

19.00

Meeting for dinner at Atomium Restaurant, Brussels, http://www.atomiumrestaurant.be/

transport back and forth will be provided

 

 

 

 

   Day 2: 31 May 2016

 9.00

 Welcome and introduction day program

 Moderator

 9.10 -11.00

 Session 3

Regulatory and Enabling Frameworks 

9.10

"EFSA update on gut and immune related health claims"

Yolanda Sanz, Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy; Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IATA-CSIC), Valencia, Spain; Project co-ordinator MyNewGut

 PPT

9.30

"Considering the microbiome as part of future medicine and nutrition strategies: challenges and potential answers"

David Petiteau, Business partnership manager,  Microbiome - Human and Animal Nutrition and Health, INRA Jouy-en-Josas, FR 

 PPT

9.50

“Microbiome et al.: Regulatory pathways for innovation at the food-drug continuum.” 

Manfred Ruthsatz, Global Head Regulatory Advocacy, Nestlé Health Science, CH

 PPT

10.10

Discussion, Q&A

Moderator

10.40-11.00

Coffee break

11.00-12.30

Concluding Session

Policy opportunities panel discussion

panel members

 

Colette Shortt, Director Global Regulatory Affairs, Emerging Science & Open Innovation, Consumer Global Franchise Organisation, Johnson & Johnson

 

 

David PetiteauBusiness partnership manager,  Microbiome - Human and Animal Nutrition and Health, INRA Jouy-en-Josas, FR 

 

 

Elisabetta Balzi, Deputy Head of Unit, DG R&I - Bioeconomy-Strategy, EC 

 

 

Pamela Byrne, Chair of the management board of the Joint Programming Initiative A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life 

 

 

Eileen O'Herlihy, Microbiome Institute, IE

 

12.30

Closing word, end of workshop

Moderator

12.45-14.00

Light lunch

Practical information

 

  • The workshop is organised by OECD and the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish Government, Belgium in Brussels, Belgium on 30-31 May 2016 at the

            Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts

            Academy Palace, Hertogsstraat 1/ Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

            www.kvab.be/default.aspx?lang=en;

  • The workshop also received support from industry partners through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC http://biac.org/);
  • Attendance is upon invitation only and is limited to 80 people;
  • Mr. Alex Puissant will be moderating the workshop discussions;
  • Dinner will be offered by the Flemish Government – Department Economy Science and Innovation.


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 Registration: 

Please send a message to STIBioregistration@oecd.org and give "Microbiome workshop registration" in the subject.  Indicate also whether you plan to join for the dinner, as well as any dietary restriction. A contingent of partcipants places for BNCT delegates and experts is reserved until 20 March 2016. After that  registration will be open for a broader public. 

 

 

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