Scientific program

  Arrival of attendees and registration at El Saler Parador Hotel / Camping Devesa Gardens Resort
 19:00 h.  Overview of recent advances in Oral Microbiology (Alex Mira). | Welcome and general instructions
 20:00 h.  Welcome reception at the Parador Hotel
8:30 h. Keynote speaker. Bastiaan Krom. Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA)
9:30-11:00 h. Session 1. Oral Biofilms
9:30 h. Micron-Scale Spatial Patterns in the Tongue Dorsum Consortia. Shamayim Tabita Ramirez Puebla. ADA Forsyth Institute
9:45 h. Effects of post-surgical rinsing with chlorhexidine mouthwash on the oral microbial composition and the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance genes. Cieplik Fabian. University of Freiburg
10:00 h. Have we given up on cultivating new oral bacteria? Ali Al-Ahmad. University of Freiburg
10:15 h. Enhanced Endodontic Infection Treatment Using Chlorhexidine-Loaded self-propelled nanoparticles. Migle Ziemyte. FISABIO
10:30 h. Functional Characterization of a Sialidase Protein From Capnocytophaga ochracea. Jing He. The University of Hong Kong
10:45 h. Inhibitory effect of common plant flavonoid cyanidin on dental biofilm. Viktoriya Shyp. University of Basel
11:00 h. Coffe break
11:30 - 13:00 h. Session 2. Microbial pathogenesis of oral diseases
11:30 h. Novel regulation of a membrane embedded phosphatase linked to outer membrane vesicle production in Porphyromonas gingivalis. Yichao Liu. King's College London
11:45 h. Fusobacterium nucleatum from malignant and potentially malignant oral disease show high levels of genetic variation, recombination and inflammatory microRNA induction. Claire Crowley. Trinity College Dublin
12:00 h. Plaque metagenomics on 1,157 dental implant patients reveals new microbial biomarkers of peri-implant diseases. Vitor Heidrich. University of Trento
12:15 h. Microbial Dysbiosis and Increased Abundance of Oral Pathogenic Bacteria in the Intratumoral Environment of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Hyeunjeong Song. Seoul National University
12:30 h. Synergies between periodontal pathogens in the oral cavity and beyond. Elena Buetas Giménez. FISABIO
12:45 h. Communication is key – roles of c-di-AMP signalling in Fusobacterium nucleatum virulence. Sarah Kuehne. Nottingham Trent University
13:00 h. Lunch
14:30 h. Keynote speaker. Wim Teughels. Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
15:30-17:00 h. Topic 3. Modulation of the oral microbiome
15:30 h. Antibiotic resistance genes in the saliva of dental students-A pilot study. Marwan Mansoor Mohammed. University of Sharjah
15:45 h. Community metaproteomics to study the functional response of the oral microbiome. Chandra Lekha Ramalingam Veena. The University of Sheffield
16:00 h. Oral biofilm composition, dissemination, and inflammation depend on probiotic and synbiotic strain-specificity. Wannes Van Holm. KU Leuven
16:15 h. The influence of probiotics on the pH value in oral biofilm formation. Elisabeth Reichardt. Aarhus University
16:30 h. Modelling eubiosis and dysbiosis in a multispecies oral consortium. Madeleine Blomqvist. Malmö university
16:45 h. Effect of dietary nitrate supplementation on the oral bacterial community in patients with stable angina. William Wade. King's College London
17:00 h. Poster session + coffee/pastries
20:30 h. Dinner at Parador El Saler Hotel
8:30 h. Keynote speaker. Mike Curtis. King's College London. The commensal microbiota is required for development of the host chemosensory systems.
9:30-11:00 h. Session 4. Host-Microbial interactions
9:30 h. Disrupted gut resolution mechanisms in inflammatory arthritis facilitate pathogenic behaviour of the oral pathobiont Porphyromonas gingivalis. Magdalena Flak. King's College London
9:45 h. Microbiome - host inflammatory cell interactions in the subgingival environment. Julia Davies. Malmö University
10:00 h. Oral Microbiota Contribution to the Maintenance of Essential Amino Acid Balance in Human Physiology. Ana Adrados Planell. FISABIO
10:15 h. Investigating the association between hypertension and nitrate-reducing activity of oral bacteria. Amazon Doble. University of Plymouth
10:30 h. Characterisation of novel murine Streptococcal species. Joseph Aduse-Opoku. King's College London
10:45 h. Changes in oral microbiota and markers of inflammation following the use of a polyphenol-containing dentifrice. Teresa Vinuesa. University of Barcelona
11:00 h. Coffe break
11:30-13:00 h. Session 5. Systemics effects of oral diseases
11:30 h. Supporting the management of periodontal diseases – probiotics may alleviate inflammation and modify oral microbiota. Krista Salli. IFF Health/Danisco Sweeteners Oy
11:45 h. The oral-gut axis: salivary and fecal dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Georg Conrads. RWTH Aachen University
12:00 h. Exploring The Subgingival Microbial Signature in Individuals At Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Thuy Do. University of Leeds
12:15 h. Nitrate reduction capacity of the oral microbiota is impaired in periodontitis: implications for oral and systemic health. Bob Rosier. FISABIO
12:30 h. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and its leukotoxin A in collagen-induced arthritis in mice. Zijian Cheng. Zhejiang University
12:45 h.
13:00 h. Lunch
14:30 h. Keynote speaker. Egija Zaura. Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). Reflection on the current understanding of the oral microbial homeostasis.
15:30-17:00 h. Session 6. Oral homeostasis and dysbiosis
15:30 h. Comparative analysis of the oral resistome in health and disease: insights from publicly available sequencing data. Jack Lynch. University of Leeds
15:45 h. The effect of menopause on the activity of oral nitrate-reducing bacteria. Katie Muddiman. University of Plymouth
16:00 h. Examination of the acetaldehyde generating capacity of Rothia mucilaginosa recovered from the oral microbiome of patients with potentially malignant lesions. Gary Moran. Dublin Dental Hospital
16:15 h. The effect of different antibacterial compounds on the nitrate-reducing activity of oral bacteria. Lisa Anne du Toit. University of Plymouth
16:30 h. Associations between exogenous and intrinsic host factors and tongue microbiota in a healthy population. Marije Kaan. ACTA
16:45 h. Evaluating the Impact of Antiseptic Mouth Rinses on Oral Biofilm Resilience. Naiera Zayed. KU Leuven
Sunset Albufera Lagoon boat ride
21:00 h. Dinner at Albufera Natural Parc
8:30-10:00 h. Session 7. Novel concepts
8:30 h. Standardized disk diffusion method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. Anne Birkeholm Jensen. Aarhus University
8:45 h. Oral fibroblasts display metabolic changes after exposure to bacterial extracellular vesicles from Porphyromonas gingivalis. Helene Rygvold Haugsten. University of Oslo
9:00 h. Together they are stronger. The importance of bacterial clusters. Miguel Carda Diéguez. FISABIO foundation
9:15 h. Strain-Level Complexity in the Oral Microbiome at Micrometer Scales. Jessica Mark Welch. ADA Forsyth Institute
9:30 h. The Salivary Microbiome as a Diagnostic Biomarker of Periodontitis: a 16S Multi-Batch Study before and after Removal of Batch Effects. Alba Regueira Iglesias. Fundación Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela (FIDIS)
9:45 h. Developing a 3-dimensional oral epithelium model for evaluating antimicrobial and immune responses to dental implant materials. Jon Vernon. University of Leeds
10:00-11:30 h. Session 8. Novel treatments
10:00 h. Streptococcus dentisani as a new source of antibiotics to fight the antimicrobial resistance crisis: focus in the probiotic strain 7746. Ainhoa Revilla. Oral Microbiome Laboratory
10:15 h. Disulfiram as a novel antimicrobial and immune-modulatory agent to treat periodontal diseases via targeting Porphyromonas gingivalis. Qin Hu. The University of Hong Kong
10:30 h. The Microbiological Quality of Dental Unit Water is Reaching which Limit? Michel Hoogenkamp. ACTA
10:45 h. Personalized antibiotic selection in periodontal treatment improves clinical and microbiological outputs. María Desamparados Ferrer García. FISABIO
11:00 h. Bridging the Gap: Translating Electrolyzed Saline from in vitro Efficacy to Clinical Application in Dysbiosis Prevention. Haris Munjakovic. University Medical Centre Ljubljana
11:15 h. Surprises in the clinical, microbiological and inflammatory response to periodontal treatment. Shauna Culshaw. Universidad de Glasgow
11:30 h. Coffe break
12:00 h.

Keynote speakers (Tribute Session)

Phil Marsh. Professor Emeritus at University of Leeds Pending issues in oral microbiology.

William Wade. Professor at King's College London 

13:30 h. Farewell - Final remarks
Picnic Lunch Box provided



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