Program

Preliminary program overview

Monday August 19, 2019

15:00-17:00 Registration
17:00-19:00 Welcome reception/mixer at Town Hall Hosted by the Mayor of Leiden
19.00-19.30 Bites at Stadsgehoorzaal
19:30-20:30 KEY 1: Vincent Young From microbiome to machine learning to study C. difficile infections

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Session 1 Theme: Gene regulation
8:30-9:00 INV 1: Olga Soutourina Regulatory RNAs in C. difficile: functions and applications

Tohru Shimizu Memorial Lecture

9:00-9:20 O 1: tbd
9:20-9:40 O 2: tbd
9:40-10:00 O 3: tbd
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
Session 2
10:30-11:00 INV 2: Ornella Rossetto

 

The role of the single interchains disulfide bond in Tetanus and Botulinum Neurotoxins and the development of anti-tetanus and anti-botulism drugs Theme: Toxins
11:00-11:20 O4: tbd
11:20-11:40 O 5: tbd
11:40-12:00 O 6: tbd
12:00-12:30 INV 3: Rongshen Jin Structural basis of receptor recognition by C. difficile toxin B
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Session 3 Theme: Clinical/epidemiology
13:30-14:00 INV 4: Mark Wilcox Gut model evidence of effective CDI therapeutics
14:00-14:20 O 7: tbd
14:20-14:40 O 8:  tbd
14:40-15:10 INV 5: Sarah Tschudin-Sutter C. difficile – challenges for infection control
15:10-15:30 4×5 min Flash talks
15:30-18:00 Coffee break and poster session 1
18:00-20:00 Dinner at Stadsgehoorzaal
20:00-21:00 KEY 2: Trevor Lawley A genomics and culturomics perspective on Clostridia

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Session 4 Theme: One Health
8:30-9:00 INV 6: Lindsay Hall C. perfringens enteric infections
9:00-9:20 O 9: tbd
9:20-9:40 O 10: tbd
9:40-10:00 O 11: tbd
10:00-10:30 INV 7: Mauricio Navarro Pathobiology of C. perfringens type F infections in animal models
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Session 5 Theme: Fundamental biology
11:00-11:30 INV 8: Craig Ellermeier Lysozyme resistance mechanisms
11:30-11:50 O 12: tbd
11:50-12:10 O 13: tbd
12:10-12:30 O 14: tbd
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Session 6 Theme: Immunology/vaccines
13:30-14:00 INV 9: David Aronoff Harnessing eicosanoid biology to prevent CDI
14:00-14:20 O 15: tbd
14:20-14:40 O 16: tbd
14:40-15:00 O 17: tbd
Social program
Self-organized dinner

Thursday August 22, 2019

Session 7 Theme: Pathogenesis
8:30-9:00 INV 10: Yukako Fujinaga Mechanisms of pathogenesis of botulinum neurotoxin complex
9:00-9:20 O 18: tbd
9:20-9:40 O 19: tbd
9:40-10:00 O 20: tbd
10:00-10:20 O 21: tbd
10:20-10:50 Coffee break
Session 8 Theme: Therapeutics/alternatives
10:50-11:20 INV 11: Martha Clokie The biology and practical applications of bacteriophages associated with C. difficile
11:20-11:40 O 22: tbd
11:40-12:00 O 23: tbd
12:00-12:20 O 24: tbd
12:20-13:20 Lunch
Session 9 Theme: Microbiota
13:20-13:50 INV 12: Joseph Zackular Pathogen-microbiota interactions during C. difficile infection
13:50-14:10 O 25: tbd
14:10-14:30 O 26: tbd
14:30-14:50 4×5 min Flash talks
14:50-17:15 Coffee break and poster session 2
17:15-17:45 Closing lecture: Ed Kuijper From epidemiology to the Netherlands Donor Feces Bank
17:45-18:00 Summary and announcements
19:30-… Conference dinner and party at Scheltema

Friday August 23, 2019

Departure

 

Tbd: To be determined, selected by the International Scientific Committee on the basis of submitted abstracts.