2019 Microbiome Conferences

2019 Microbiome Conferences Looking for a microbiome conference or workshop? Here are some upcoming sessions we'll be following with interest.

2019 Microbiome Conferences: More Specific as Field Matures

The Translational Microbiome Research Forum (TMRF) lists thirty-six 2019 conferences so far, and updates their Events page upon announcement of new meetings.

While the majority (72%) of microbiome conferences in 2018 were of general interest, 2019 events are much more focused on specific applications, therapeutic areas, or diseases of interest. Only sixteen of this year's conferences are general-interest forums, focusing on technology and microbiome science rather than specific disease or therapeutic areas.

Seventeen of the 2019 events are hosted in the US or Canada, sixteen in Europe and Israel, and one each in Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan.

General-Interest Microbiome Conferences

The 5th Annual Translational Microbiome Conference will host workshops where participants can take a deep dive on different microbiome topics. Other general-interest conferences include the Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum taking place in Taiwan and Rotterdam and the Animal Microbiome Congress taking place in London.

These meetings will include diverse topics such as the use of animal models in discovery, clinical applications, intellectual property, and bioinformatics.

Application-Focused Microbiome Conferences

Five of the meetings in 2019 have application-focused topics; There are meetings that focus on gut brain axis, precision medicine, and cancer.

Some are taking place for the first time, such as CDDF multi-Stakeholder workshop on the Impact of the Microbiome on Cancer Growth and Therapy taking place in Munich, Germany from February 15 to 19. Others are on their 5th or 6th iteration, while the International Conference on the Human Microbiome is on their 21st annual meeting.

Therapeutic-Focused Microbiome Conferences

As our understanding of the microbiome grows, we are learning more about its influence on disease states. This is reflected with the uptick of conferences focused on specific diseases such as:

Academic Microbiome Conferences

More academic institutions are sponsoring microbiome meetings with a basic research focus:

Sessions and Open Microbiome Webinars

Many larger society or application focused meetings include sessions on the microbiome, so be sure to check the agenda of your favorite conferences. Also keep an eye out for microbiome webinars sponsored by companies and publications, which are often available on-demand as a recording if you missed the real-time event.

There are many microbiome meetings and conferences coming in 2019. You should be able to find one that suits your interest and provides an opportunity to network with others in your field.