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Nutrition, Immunity, and Inflammation Conference: From Model Systems to Human Trials

Tue. 27 Jul, 2021 10:00 am - Thu. 29 Jul, 2021 5:45 pm

This virtual FASEB Science Research Conference is focused on exploring the role of nutrition in innate and adaptive immunity. The conference will bring together graduate students, postdocs, and junior and senior investigators from academia and industry.

The main themes of this conference will address the complex interplay between dietary nutrients and outcomes associated with the microbiome, infection, and inflammation in the context of health and disease.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:

  • Diet, Microbiome, and Immunity During Infancy
  • Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Immune Health
  • Nutritional Immunity: The Battle for Nutrients Between Host and Bacteria
  • Obesity: Impacts on Innate and Adaptive Immunity
  • Diet and Infection in the Age of COVID
  • Environmental and Nutritional Stressors on Immunity
  • Food Components Impact Adaptive Immunity
  • Dietary Patterns, Inflammation, and Disease Risk
  • Diet, Inflammation, and Cancer

The conference covers nine sessions with 10 selected abstracts for short talks, and a "Meet the Expert" session in a speed-dating format, to allow engagement between junior and senior investigators. Nicole Baumgarth, PhD, DVM (University of California, Davis) will present the keynote lecture.

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Organizing Committee

Charles Stephensen, USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Raz Shaikh, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sarah Comstock, Michigan State
Stephen Hursting, UNC-Chapel Hill

N3C: Orientation to the N3C Data Enclave - Session B

Tue. 27 Jul, 2021 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join a live training session for the N3C Data Enclave. Users of all types can learn how to navigate the N3C, utilize the Enclave and resources it provides, and learn how to better achieve their analytical goals. This orientation is split into 2 sessions – Session A and Session B. These orientations are ongoing and will alternate week by week. Session A is recommended before attending Session B

Session B is for analysts, statisticians, data scientists, or anyone who wants to gain a broader understanding of the tools needed to work with the data.

Topics include:

  • Focus on technical aspects of working with data in the secure N3C Enclave, including use of OMOP concept sets and N3C-specific tooling, such as the Concept Set Browser.
  • Introduce commonly used analysis tools, such as Contour and Code Workbooks and corresponding workflows for simple analyses.
  • Introduce the Enclave Knowledge Store, a mechanism for sharing and using community-developed code and data across projects.

Note: This orientation is held alternating Tuesdays | 8-9:30am PT/11am-12:30pm ET

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