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Your Environment. Your Health.

At the Crossroads of Exposures, Microbiome, and the Nervous System

September 22 – 23, 2021 • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
Virtual Meeting

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Meeting Purpose

This is the second in a series of NIEHS cross-divisional workshops on the microbiome. This specific event focuses on the interaction among environmental exposures, the human microbiome, and neurological outcomes. Speakers from academic, government, and non-profit institutions were invited to address different aspects of this juncture of research in five distinct sessions that are outlined in the Agenda. Afternoon breakout sessions with panel discussions will be hosted to further expand upon the themes of day 1 (gut-brain across the lifespan), and day 2 (impact of diet and exposures). Topics to be explored include, but are not limited to: the developing microbiome, aging, novel technologies, strategies for intervention, the role of nutrition, and the importance of considering environmental exposures. Breakout sessions will facilitate participant interaction to address these key questions and identify critical gaps in this field of research. Any researchers active in the fields of neurology, microbiome, and environmental exposures are encouraged to register.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Plenary talks, speaker sessions, and breakout sessions will be webcast and the synopsis of the first day's meeting will be held the morning of the second day. See the Agenda.

This workshop is hosted by the NIEHS Microbiome Faculty and Faculty for Advancing Neuroscience.

Meeting Location

Virtual Meeting.


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American Disabilities Act Accommodations Requests

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in these events should contact Devan Smith-Brown. TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance of the event.


For questions that can't be answered by the content of this website, please contact Anika Dzierlenga, Ph.D. (Chair), or Vicki Sutherland, Ph.D. (Co-chair).

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