HCMPH Symposium

Image text: The Microbiome and Chronic Diseases, May 16, 2022. The image is an artistic rendering of the way the microbiome is connected to organ systems in the body.

The fourth annual Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center (HCMPH) symposium is on May 16, 2022. Out of an abundance of caution, the meeting’s stellar group of speakers and posters will again be convening virtually, but we are happy that this allows us to share the meeting globally, free of charge. One of the human microbiome’s best-known roles in population health is through chronic inflammatory diseases, and many of this year’s presentations will focus on this topic: interactions between gastrointestinal microbial communities, chronic environmental exposures such as diet, and long-term health outcomes including inflammation and obesity.

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Please check out the Symposium Program for more information!


Poster Session:

We will have an online poster session this year. Please submit abstracts by email to Nicole Levesque for consideration by April 22, 2022. From the submitted abstracts we will select 2 posters to give short talks at the symposium. The online poster session will include an opportunity for you to provide an audio clip as well as the poster pdf. There will be an interactive slack workspace available for conference attendees and poster presenters to interact throughout the day as well. All posters and audio clips are due by May 1, 2022. If you have any questions, please reach out to Nicole.

Note on Abstracts: There are no formal formatting requirements, however, please include poster title, authors/affiliations, and abstract paragraph(s) in your submission.


Virtual meeting via zoom – webinar link information will be sent by email after you register.

Date & Time:

Monday, May 16, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (ET)
Poster session available online


Wendy Garrett, Symposium Co-Organizer
Curtis Huttenhower, Symposium Co-Organizer
Nicole Levesque, Symposium Manager