Who are the conference speakers?

Anastasia Theodosiou


MD and Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Doctor, Clinical Researcher, University of Edinburgh


Title of Presentation:
Microbiotoxicity: Risks Of Harm To The Early Life Microbiome, And What We Can Do About It


Rodney Dietert


Emeritus Professor,
Immunotoxicology,
Cornell University

Title of Presentation:
Role Of The Infant Microbiome In Health, Longevity, And Conscious Living


Amber Price


President & CEO,
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Title of Presentation:
A Roadmap For Integrating The Microbiome Into Respectful Maternity Care


Nils Bergman


Neuroscientist and Public Health Physician

Title of Presentation:
Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care: The Evidence



Jill Bergman


Educator,
Kangaroo Mother Care

Title of Presentation:
Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care: The Practice



Brittany Howell


Assistant Professor,
Virginia Tech

Title of Presentation:
How Milk Shapes The Brain


Suchitra Hourigan


MD and Investigator, Chief, Clinical Microbiome Unit (CMU), National Institutes of Health

Title of Presentation:
Can Maternal-Child Microbial Seeding Interventions Improve The Health Of infants Born by C-Section?


Katri Korpela



Researcher,
University of Helsinki

Title of Presentation:
Infant Gut Microbiota Restoration - Why, When, and How


Jennifer Smilowitz


Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension in Nutrition and Health Equity in the Department of Nutrition at University of California Davis

Title of Presentation:
Human Milk 101: The Composition Of Human Milk Vs Infant Formula


Debby Bogaert


MD, Professor and Chair of Paediatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Title of Presentation:
Mother-To-Infant Microbe Seeding; More Than Meets The Eye


Philip Steer


Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College London

Title of Presentation:
Can We Replicate The Benefits Of Vaginal Birth For The Baby At C-Section?


Lindsay Hall


Chair of Microbiome Research, Institute of Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham

Title of Presentation:
Populating Preterms With Probiotics


Martina Donaghy


Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University

Title of Presentation:
Responsive Breastfeeding: Why It Matters To Healthy Development


Michelle Irving


Lecturer in Midwifery,
Bournemouth University

Title of Presentation:
The First 24 Hours After birth: An Opportunity To Support And Promote The Infant Microbiome



Melanie Wattles


RN, CIMI, CPMT, Owner Babystrokes Infant Child Massage Instruction


Title of Presentation:
How Infant Massage Can Help Support The Infant Microbiome



Liz McGregor



Nutritional Therapist, Naturopath
and Wellbeing Coach

Title of Presentation:
Maternal Nutrition And The Microbiome



Dee Bell

IBCLC, Registered Midwife, Founder, Infant Feeding Academy

Title of Presentation:
Insights From The Field: Transformative Strategies In Lactation Support


Maranda Bower


Owner and Founder of Postpartum University

Title of Presentation:
The Truth About Postpartum Nutrition


Mark Webber


Professor and Research Leader/Principal Investigator, Norwich Medical School

Title of Presentation:
How Do Antiseptics Impact The Skin Microbiome?



Iliana Rosa Serghiou



Microbiology Researcher

Title of Presentation:
An Update On The Current Understanding Of The Infant Skin Microbiome


Miqdad Dhariwala


Dermatology Researcher,
Ohio State University



Title of Presentation:
The Skin Microbiome: Commensal Tuning Of Immune Function In Neonatal Barrier Tissues


Michael Heffernan



Dentist and Clinical Lecturer,
Dentistry

Title of Presentation:
How Does The Maternal Oral Microbiome Protect And Influence Their Infant?


Graham Phillips


A Pharmacist
(who gave up drugs!)

Title of Presentation:
Pharmacy And The Microbiome




Leila Baker



Doula and Team Leader, Doula UK,

Title of Presentation:
How Traditional Cultural Practices Influence The Microbiome



Who are the hosts?

Toni Harman


Filmmaker, Host, The Microbirth Plan 2024 Conference

Title of Presentation:
Navigating The Microbirth Universe




Alex Wakeford


Filmmaker, Host, The Microbirth Plan 2024 Conference

Title of Presentation:
The Microbirth Plan: Not Just A Plan For The First 1,000 Days


What is the schedule?



The 2024 conference schedule will be available on this page on 1st December 2023.




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