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SMi presents its workshop on the microbiome and it's potential applications in the Immuno-Oncology space. The commensal microbiome is a key modulator of host physiology and risk of diseases, including cancer development and progression. Recent reports suggest that the microbiome can modulate the efficacy of anti-cancer treatment. This workshop will cover recent advances in understanding of the complex role of microbiome in health and disease and how microbes and the microbiota may contribute to cancer development, and responsiveness to cancer therapeutics. We will further discuss the advantages and challenges of developing microbiome based treatments.

 

This event will highlight the key areas of microbiome research and the potential applications to boost the effectiveness of Immuno-Oncological therapies 

Years of experiences within the microbiome field, both as an academic researcher and CEO of the Microbiome focused company ImmuneBiotech AB in Sweden. Experience of development of microbiome based therapies. Awareness of the challenges in the field and establishment of a R&D program to design microbiome based supplements to be combined with therapeutic drugs to improve their efficacy and safety.

Gain insights into:

Understanding of the dynamics and function of the human microbiome in health and disease
Cancer and human microbiota
Dysbiosis and Cancer Therapy
Immunostimulation by the microbiome
Microbial interventions

Workshop LEADER

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Shahram Lavasani

CEO, ImmuneBiotech AB

Shahram Lavasani holds a PhD degree from Lund University in Medical Inflammation Research where he studied the immunoregulation and novel immunotherapies in multiple sclerosis (MS) followed by two years of post doc at department of the surgery at University hospital in Malmö/Sweden. He is a skillful immunologist, with many years of teaching and research expertise on gastrointestinal complications in autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. Focusing on Gut-Brain axis he has pioneered research in MS, which is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, by demonstrating inflammation and increased permeability in the gut and introduced microbiota-based therapies using combination of probiotic bacteria. He is the founder of ImmuneBiotech, developed a proprietary lactobacilli library and established accurate and multiple selection technologies to screen and design formulations for the optimal therapeutic management of the diseases.

ImmuneBiotech AB

ImmuneBiotech discovers and develops novel bacterial-based therapeutics targeting the gut microbiota and the immune system. The company has access to an exclusive bacterial library, established an advanced screening platform and developed a unique know-how to develop bacterial solutions to modulate the microbiome also with impact on the gut barrier function and the immune system. The company´s GutMagnific™ has shown great success in treatment of IBS and will soon be launched on the market.

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

14:00 Introductions & Opening Remarks

14:10 Session 1: The role of human microbiome in health and disease

  • Microbiome, a young and challenging field
  • Dysbiosis, cause or consequence?
  • Microbial education of the immune system
  • Shahram Lavasani

    Shahram Lavasani, CEO, ImmuneBiotech AB
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    Ramin Massoumi

    Ramin Massoumi, Associate Professor, Lund University

    14:50 Session 2: Microbiome in cancer development and therapy

  • Dysbiosis and cancer
  • The gut microbiome and immuno-oncology
  • The impact on the action of Immune checkpoint Inhibitors
  • Microbiota targeted therapies and impact on oncological treatment efficacy
  • The benefits of the Probiotics

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    Ramin Massoumi

    Ramin Massoumi, Associate Professor, Lund University

    Shahram Lavasani

    Shahram Lavasani, CEO, ImmuneBiotech AB
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    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Session 3: What is the next step

  • General discussions on the advantages and challenges in development of microbiome based therapies
  • Shahram Lavasani

    Shahram Lavasani, CEO, ImmuneBiotech AB
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    Ramin Massoumi

    Ramin Massoumi, Associate Professor, Lund University

    16:40 Q&A

    Ramin Massoumi

    Ramin Massoumi, Associate Professor, Lund University

    Shahram Lavasani

    Shahram Lavasani, CEO, ImmuneBiotech AB
    View Bio

    17:00 Closing Remarks and End of Workshop

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Ramin Massoumi

    Ramin Massoumi

    Associate Professor, Lund University

    Ramin Massoumi

    Associate Professor, Lund University
    Ramin Massoumi

    Shahram Lavasani

    CEO, ImmuneBiotech AB
    Shahram Lavasani

    Shahram Lavasani holds a PhD degree from Lund University in Medical Inflammation Research where he studied the immunoregulation and novel immunotherapies in multiple sclerosis (MS) followed by two years of post doc at department of the surgery at University hospital in Malmö/Sweden. He is a skillful immunologist, with many years of teaching and research expertise on gastrointestinal complications in autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. Focusing on Gut-Brain axis he has pioneered research in MS, which is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, by demonstrating inflammation and increased permeability in the gut and introduced microbiota-based therapies using combination of probiotic bacteria. He is the founder of ImmuneBiotech, developed a proprietary lactobacilli library and established accurate and multiple selection technologies to screen and design formulations for the optimal therapeutic management of the diseases.

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    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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