Intestinal microbiota modulation in health and disease: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and beyond (Postponed until autumn)) 

Skærmbillede 2021 11 29 kl. 22.16.15


A 2-day symposium in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-11th February 2022 Venue: Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark 


Programme day 1 – Thursday 10 February 2022 

09.00 – 10.00 Arrival, registration, breakfast and networking 

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome by your symposium host – Prof. Lars Hestbjerg Hansen, Copenhagen University, Denmark 

10.10 – 10.40 Intestinal microbiota in health and disease – Prof. Oluf Borbye Pedersen, MD, Doctor of Medical Science, Centre for Basic Metabolic Research, Copenhagen University, Denmark 

10.40 – 10.50 Discussion: Transition from health to disease 

10.50 – 11.00 Short break

11.00 – 12.00 Current landscape of FMT Clinical trials in Europe 

11.00 – 11.15 FMT Clinical trials in Europe – MD, PhD, Christian Lodberg Hvas, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

11.15 – 11.30 FMT as a potential therapy of Parkinson’s disease – MD, PhD, Filip Scheperjans, Helsinki University, Finland

11.30 – 11.45 Neonatal seeding – nature’s own FMT – Katri Korpela, MSc, post.doc, Helsinki University, Finland

11.45 – 12.00 Discussion: Challenges when conducting clinical trials in FMT – moderator: MD, PhD, Josbert Keller, Haaglanden University Hospital, the Netherlands 

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 Current landscape of FMT in the USA

13.00 –13.30 FMT in the USA, current landscape of clinical research and use – MD, Sahil Khanna, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA 

13.30 – 14.00 Regulatory environment of FMT research in the US and beyond – Carolyn Edelstein, MPA, Executive Director, OpenBiome, Boston, MA, USA

14.00 – 14.15 Coffee break

14.15 – 15.15 Development of methods for high-throughput analysis of microbial communities, including the human microbiome. Further a short description of the Microbiota Vault project – Prof. Rob Knight, Dept of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA Supported by  

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee and Danish delights 

15.45 – 16.45 FMT beyond recurrent C. difficile infection – Inflammatory bowel disease and cancer (Are we close to moving from research to clinical application) 

15.45 – 16.15 FMT in IBD, French insights – Prof. Harry Sokol, Gastroenterology Department, Saint-Antoine Hospital, France

16.15 – 16.45 FMT as add-on treatment in Oncology – Ilan Youngster MD, MSc, Ass. Prof., Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Center for Microbiome Research, Shamir Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel 

16.45 – 17.15 Panel discussion on Future regulation of FMT– the panel includes: Christian Lodberg Hvas, MD, PhD, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark Carolyn Edelstein, MPA, Executive Director, OpenBiome, USA Sahil Khanna, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA Prof. Perttu Arkkila, Helsinki University, Finland Josbert Keller, MD, PhD, Haaglanden University Hospital, the Netherlands 

17.15 – 17.30 Wrap up Day 1 Christian Lodberg Hvas & Prof. Lars Hestbjerg Hansen 

Evening: Tour of Copenhagen and Symposium dinner for invited speakers, organisers and participants 

Programme day 2 – Friday 11 February 2022 

08.00 – 09.15 Breakfast and networking 

09.15 – 10.45 Early-stage researchers - Flash talks and poster walk’n’talk – Early-stage researchers present their research for 5 minutes and then go to their posters. Coordinated by MD, PhD student Frederik Cold, Copenhagen University and MD, PhD student Simon Mark Dahl Baunwall, Aarhus University Hospital

09.15 – 10.00 Flash talks from early-stage researchers

09.15 – 09.20 FMT as treatment of chronic pouchitis – MD, PhD student Sabrina Just Kousgaard, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark

09.20 – 09.25 Microbiome changes following FMT in IBS patients, MSc, post.doc Patrick Denis Browne, Copenhagen University, Denmark More speakers to be announced

10.00 – 10.45 Poster walk’n’talk

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 How can we change the gut microbiome and its metabolic activities 

11.00 – 11.30 "Modifying the microbiome" – Prof. Rob Knight, Dept of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA 

11.30 – 12.00 Public-private partnerships in microbiome research: bridging the gap from academia to industry – Adam Baker, PhD, Director of science, Chr. Hansen, Denmark Supported by 

12.00 – 12.30 Metabolic activities of gut microbes – Prof. Tine Rask Licht, Research group for Gut, Microbes and Health, Danish Technical University, Denmark 

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch (evaluation of posters by award committee) 

13.30 – 14.30 FMT and microbiome research – The global/local perspective 

13.30 – 14.00 Microbiome restoration in global health: evidence and ongoing research in malnutrition, stunting and diarrheal diseases – Majdi Osman, MD/MPH, Clinical Director and Global Health Lead, OpenBiome, MA, USA

14.00 – 14.30 Next steps in improving microbiota therapies, boundaries and perspectives – MD, PhD student. Simon Mark Dahl Baunwall, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee and Danish delights

15.00 16.00 Beyond FMT. Improved and safe microbiome modulation through probiotics, virome and bacteriophage transfer

15.00 – 15.30 Do we even need the bacteria? Faecal virome transfer for gut microbiome manipulation and host phenotype modulation, Prof Dennis Sandriis, Department of Food Science, Copenhagen University 15.30 – 15.45 Bacteriophage therapy. Presentation of ongoing studies and regulatory hurdles – MD PhD-student, Frederik Cold, Copenhagen University

15:45 –16:00 Next-generation probiotics – MD, Ass. Prof. Andreas Munk Pedersen, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark 

16.00 – 16.15 Poster prizes and wrap up 2022 FMT Symposium – Frederik Cold, Simon Mark Dahl Baunwall, Christian Lodberg Hvas & Prof. Lars Hestbjerg Hansen 

REGISTRATION and further INFO Contact email for the symposia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Information adjusted for any pending Covid-related travel restrictions will be provided on 7 January 2022. The registration module will be opened on 7 January 2022. 

POSTER SESSION Early-stage researchers are encouraged to bring a poster for the poster session representing their experiences and results with FMT related research. Posters will be exhibited during the symposium and discussed during the poster session on day 2. If you wish to bring a poster, please indicate this when registering for the meeting. Conference organisers: Prof. Lars Hestbjerg Hansen, Copenhagen University and Consultant, MD, PhD, Christian Lodberg Hvas, Aarhus University Hospital

Organising committee: 

Prof. Lars Hestbjerg Hansen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LHH is the head of the Microbial Ecology and Biotechnology section at the University of Copenhagen. He is a dedicated researcher with extensive experience in environmental and human-associated microbiome research. He is determined to expand his research into healthcare applications, driven by the firm belief that microbial communities are the source of human health. The Innovation Fund Denmark funded project Microhealth collaboration makes use of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for microbiological and molecular research and brings together great minds in the field. The collaboration is the beginning of an adventure of discovery that will boost FMT research in Denmark and is driven to find solutions to modern lifestyle disorders. 

Senior Consultant, MD, PhD, Christian Lodberg Hvas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Christian Hvas is a leading Danish FMT researcher from Aarhus University Hospital. He has organised national and international FMT-meetings and has served as chair in the Danish national working groups for clinical guidelines of FMT treatment in Denmark. He is leading the Centre for faecal microbiota transplantation (CEFTA) - a five-year research project also supported by Innovation Fund Denmark, whose aim is to consolidate FMT in clinical practice as treatment of rCDI and to investigate microbiological and health economic consequences of treatment.

MD, PhD-student, Frederik Cold (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Frederik Cold is a specialist registrar in Medical Gastroenterology and Hepatology who has been involved in clinical trials of FMT treatment as a PhD-student in a collaboration between Copenhagen University and Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre. He has published results from FMT treatment of Ulcerative Colitis, rCDI and IBS and is now looking into research within faecal virome transplantation and bacteriophage therapy.

MD, PhD-student, Simon Mark Dahl Baunwall: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Simon Baunwall is an FMT researcher from the CEFTA group at Aarhus University Hospital. Simon has been involved in the preparation and continuous development of the stool bank at CEFTA and is an important player in the future of FMT in Denmark. 

Event Properties

Event Date 10-02-2022 10:00 am
Event End Date 11-02-2022 4:15 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Novo Nordisk Foundation
Categories International, Gastroenterologi, Konference

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