NIH Workshop: Precision Probiotic Therapies—Challenges and Opportunities

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@ 9:00 am EDT - @ 4:30 pm EDT

10 am – 5:30 pm ET both days

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) within the NIH Office of the Director will lead the virtual workshop to be held over 2 days: Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 10 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time (ET).

Experts in the field of microbiome research will present various aspects of current state of science and opportunities for tailoring live microbial therapies. On day 1 of the workshop, we will discuss current challenges to achieving consistent clinical results and host-microbiome interactions as contributing factors for precision probiotic interventions. On day 2, we will cover identification and development of new next generation probiotic strains, emerging technologies for precision probiotics, and future research directions. Please see the draft agenda for information on speakers and topics.

NIH partners for this event include: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) within the NIH Office of the Director.

More information about this workshop can be found on the NCCIH website page where you can register to attend. NOTE: Registration is required, but there is no cost to attend. This workshop will be livestreamed and archived.