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CNND Symposium

“Gut Feeling: Microbiome Effects on the Nervous System in Health and Disease” 

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When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC, Medical Campus)

The Center for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases (CNND) is hosting its sixth annual Symposium on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), 320 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO.

This year's symposium, “Gut Feeling: Microbiome Effects on the Nervous System in Health and Disease” will include presentations by several world-renowned experts on the interplay between microbiome and CNS development, nervous system homeostasis and neurologic disorders. There will be an opportunity for junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students to present a poster and win an award for best posters in the postdoctoral fellow and student category.  

Registration is now open!

The Symposium is free and all are welcome to attend. Registration is required.


Deadline to register is September 20, 2017, click here to register.

Deadline to submit a poster title is September 23, 2017, click here to submit poster title.  

For more information please contact Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, Director of CNND, at

Symposium Schedule

8:30     Registration opens

8:45     Continental breakfast

9:00     Opening RemarksJeffrey I. Gordon, MD, Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and Director of Center for Genome Sciences (WashU Pathology & Immunology) 

9:10     Introduction - Robyn Klein MD, PhD - Professor and Director of CNND (WashU Medicine) 

9:20     Introduction to Speakers - Anne Cross, MD, Professor and Co-Director of CNND (WashU Neurobiology)

9:30     Josef Anrather, VMD Professor of Neuroscience, Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute (Weill Cornell Medicine, New York)

10:00     Haydeh Payami, PhD, Lead Investigator of the NeuroGenetics Research Consortium Department of Neurology (University of Alabama, Birmingham)

10:30     Break

10:45     John Bienenstock, CM, MD (Hon), FRCP, FRCPC, FRSC Distinguished University Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Director, The Brain Body Institute (BBI) (McMaster University)

11:15     Elaine Y. Hsiao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology & Physiology (University of California, Los Angeles)

11:45     Ana Maria Arbeleaz, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes Research, Patient Oriented Research Unit (WashU Medicine)

12:30    Lunch

1:00     Poster Session

3:00     Poster awards 


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