Microbiome in cancer and beyond

Date

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
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about this event

Organised in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College London, book your place to attend this highly relevant meeting about the new world of the microbiome in medicine, with a focus on microbes in cancer aetiology and therapeutics.

This is a highly relevant topic for trainees of all disciplines as the microbiome represents a developing field that is likely to become increasingly relevant in day-to-day clinical practice. 

The microbiome refers to the collective genome of our 100 trillion strong host of resident bacteria, yeasts and viruses which cultivate every niche of our bodies. This internal ecosystem has garnered increasing interest for its role in development, immune regulation and metabolism and is starting to be considered an organ system.

Trainees of all disciplines are invited to join this one-day meeting that will explore the role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of cancer, the current state of knowledge and how this research could shape the future of clinical practice.

Confirmed speakers include: 

Professor Julian Marchesi
Deputy Director and Professor of Clinical Microbiome Research, Centre for Digestive and Gut Health, Imperial College

Professor David Cunningham
Consultant Oncologist, Director of Clinical Research and Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, The Royal Marsden and The Institute of Cancer Research

Mr James Kinross
Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery, Imperial College London

Call for abstracts:

Interested parties should submit a 300 word abstract concerning research/audit/quality improvement relating to oncology or the microbiome to admin@icmconsortium.org. Abstracts should be sent as a word document and one figure/table is permitted. The deadline for submission is midnight August 13th and Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by August 18th.

agenda

8.15 am

Registration, tea and coffee

8.45 am

Welcome address

Mr James Kinross FRCS PhD, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Colorectal surgery, Imperial College London, UK

Session one: Introduction to the microbiome

Chair TBC

9.00 am

Introduction to meta ‘omics: technology and science

Professor Julian R Marchesi PhD, Professor of Digestive Health and Deputy Director, Centre for Digestive and Gut Health Imperial College London & Professor in Human Microbiome Research, Cardiff University, UK

9.20 am

The gut microbiome: bacterial-host interactions in health and disease

Professor Christian Jobin PhD, Professor of Medicine and Program Leader, Cancer Microbiota & Host Response, UF Health Cancer Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA

10.00 am

Current paradigms in colorectal carcinogenesis

Dr Harpreet Wasan MBBS MRCP, GI lead for medical oncology, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

10.20 am

The future of Systems Medicine in Cancer: The role of metabonomics and molecular imaging

Mr James Kinross FRCS PhD, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Colorectal surgery, Imperial College London, UK

10.40 am

Questions and answers

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

Session two: The microbiome and carcinogenesis: Driver or passenger?

Professor Julian R Marchesi PhD, Professor of Digestive Health and Deputy Director, Centre for Digestive and Gut Health Imperial College London and Professor in Human Microbiome Research, Cardiff University, UK

11.30 am

Expert panel debate

Featuring Professor Robert Brown, Professor Luis Muir, Dr David Hughes and Professor Christian Jobin

12.30 pm

Lunch with poster exhibition

Session three: The translational microbiome

Professor Julian Teare MD FRCP, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Professor of Gastroenterology, Imperial College London, UK

2.00 pm

Appendicitis: Novel insights into an old disease

Dr Alex Swidsinski MD, Laboratory for Molecular Genetics, Polymicrobial Infections and Biofilms, Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

2.20 pm

The lung microbiome in health and disease

Professor Luis Mur PhD, Professor and Director of Research of the Biology and Health Theme, Aberystwyth University, Wales

2.40 pm

The microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease

Professor Fergus Shanahan MD FRCP, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at University College Cork, Ireland

3.00 pm

Baby ‘biome: Perinatal microbiome manipulation

Dr Maria Carmen Collado PhD, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain

3.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session four: The microbiome and therapeutics

Professor Elaine Holmes PhD, Professor of Chemical Biology, Division of Computational and Systems Biology, Imperial College London, UK

3.40 pm

Does the microbiome affect chemotherapy? Can modulation improve tolerance or efficacy

Mr James Kinross FRCS PhD, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Colorectal surgery, Imperial College London, UK

4.00 pm

Cutting edge: The microbiome and surgery

Professor John Alverdy, Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery, Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago USA

4.20 pm

Faecal microbiota transplant

Dr Benjamin Mullish MRCP, Head of UK FMT Guideline Development, Imperial College Cancer UK

4.40 pm

Dietary manipulation, prebiotics and probiotics and the microbiome

Professor Paul O’Toole, Professor of Microbiology, University College Cork, Ireland

5.15 pm

Faecal microbiome analysis in clinical practice: Are we ready?

Professor Julian Marchesi and Mr James Kinross

5.30 pm

Questions and answers

5.45 pm

Awarding of poster prizes and closing remarks

6.00 pm

Drinks reception and networking

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For information on this event, contact Amy StrattonTel: 02072902980 Fax: 02072902989 Email: trainees@rsm.ac.uk arrow