We are delighted to invite you to an evening of clinical learning about the 1st medical book worldwide published on the infant and child microbiotas.

Scientific research continues to highlight the importance of microbes in infant and child health. This evening symposium will provide a clinical overview of this vital relationship.

World-renowned experts in the field of pediatric microbiome research will present the latest scientific findings on infant and child microbiota, based on the chapters of the book. Their theoretical and practical talks will cover:
- the interplay between gut microbiota and functional systems of body during infancy;
- childhood diseases associated with dysbiosis;
- the potential of microbial manipulation using pre- and probiotics.

We look forward to welcoming you the 30th of November!

Drs. Pamela Browne (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Prof. dr. Eric Claassen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Prof. dr. Michael Cabana (University of California, San Francisco)
Book editors and organizing committee

About the book

The book ‘Microbiota in health and disease: from pregnancy to childhood’, edited by Dr. Pamela Browne, Prof. Dr. Michael Cabana and Prof. dr. Eric Claassen, has the ambition to provide health care professionals, (medical)students and researchers in the field of life sciences with an overview of the most recent advances in the field of infant and child microbiota and their role in health, disease and prevention. More information about the book can be found on the book’s webpage.


Theoretical and practical talks, based on the the chapters of the book, will be given by world renowned experts in the field of pediatric microbiome research.


Confirmed speakers

Prof. dr. Hania Szajewska (Medical University of Warsaw, Poland)
Prof. dr. Anita Kozyrskyj (University of Alberta, Canada)
Prof. dr. Maria Jenmalm (Linköping University, Sweden)
Dr. Koen Huysentruyt (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

To learn more about the confirmed speakers, please see their biography

Registration fee (dinner included)
€ 45 (PhD students, non-physicians,physicians in training)
€ 80 (Medical specialists)


Landgoed Zonheuvel
Amersfoortseweg 98
3941 EP Doorn


For more information have a look at our program

Cancellation on/before November 15th will be refunded

Register now