Canadian Microbiome Workshop 2014: From Research to Applications – Appendix 2

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February 12-14, 2014
Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver

Workshop Organizers

  • CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (III)
  • CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)
  • Genome British Columbia

Workshop Supporters

  • CIHR Institute of Aging
  • CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health
  • CIHR Institute of Cancer Research
  • CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health
  • CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
  • CIHR Institute of Genetics
  • CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
  • CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
  • CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
  • CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health

Workshop Objectives:

  • To promote networking among the Canadian microbiome research community;
  • To foster national and international collaborations;
  • To assess progress in the microbiome field and consider potential “next steps”;
  • To engage industry and other “end-user” representatives to explore the application of research discoveries in the microbiome field

Agenda

Workshop Location: Salon 1 & 2
2nd Floor of Conference Centre

Day 1 - February 12th

Time Agenda Item Presenter/Moderator

11:30

Buffet Lunch

Salon 3

12:30

  • Welcome
  • Opening remarks and Workshop objectives
  • Canadian Microbiome Initiative

Judy Bray
Phil Sherman
Marc Ouellette

13:00

Sequencing the Human Microbiome: achievements, challenges and next steps

George Weinstock
Genome Institute, US

Moderator: David Charest

13:45

EU MetaHIT project – achievements, challenges and next steps

Dusko Ehrlich, MetaHIT Project

Moderator: Marc Ouellette

14:30

The Human Microbiome Project: achievements, challenges, and next steps

Lita Proctor, NIH

Moderator: Phil Sherman

15:15

Health Break

Stanley Park Foyer

15:45

From Research to Applications: Industry interests and public/private partnerships

This will be a panel presentation followed by a Q&A session.

GSK, Pfizer, AZ, Johnson and Johnson, Second Genome, CDRD

Moderators: Stephen Robbins and Paul Lasko

17:30

Networking Reception:

Marine Room

19:00

Meeting adjourned - Dinner on own

 

Day 2 – February 13th

Time Agenda Item Presenter/Moderator

8:00

Breakfast

Salon 3

8:50

Introduction to Day 2 – objectives, logistics

Judy Bray

9:00

Introduction to Breakout Sessions

Participants will be pre-assigned to multidisciplinary, multi-sector groups:

Brett Finlay and Judy Bray

9:10

Breakout Session 1: What do we have and what do we need?

10:30

Health Break

Stanley Park Foyer

11:00

Report Back and Plenary Discussion

Each group will have 5 minutes for report back followed by  4 minutes of Q&A

Moderator: Joy Johnson

12:30

Networking Lunch

Salon 3

13:30

Introduction to Breakout Session 2

Participants will be pre-assigned to multidisciplinary, multi-sector groups (different groups from Breakout Session 1).

Brett Finlay and Judy Bray

13:35

Breakout Session 2 – what is the path forward and how do we translate research outcomes?

15:00

Health Break

Stanley Park Foyer

15:30

Report back -

Each group will give a 5 minute report back followed by a Q&A session

Moderator: Hani El-Gabalawy

16:50

Identification of topics for Breakout Session 3

All

17:00

Meeting adjourned – Sign up for breakout session 3

17:00

Closed Session - progress reports from the seven teams funded under the Canadian Microbiome Initiative>

Funder’s panel
Prospect Room

19:00

Networking Dinner

All – Marine Room

Day 3 – February 14th

Time Agenda Item Presenter/Moderator

8:00

Breakfast

Salon 3

8:45

Re-cap of Days 1 and 2

Marc Ouellette

9:00

Logistics for Day 3

Judy Bray

9:10

Individual Breakout Sessions – Next Steps

Space will be available for self-selected breakout sessions around specific topic areas identified the previous day, as well as for small groups to work on collaborations or discussions with potential funders and industry representatives.

All

10:30

Health Break

Stanley Park Foyer

10:45

Report back from Breakout Groups

Moderator: Malcolm King

11:30

Next Steps

Closing Comments

Phil Sherman

Marc Ouellette

11:45

Meeting adjourned – Boxed lunches will be provided

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