3rd International Conference on Oral Mucosal Immunity and Microbiome

Program - Friday, September 29

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    Please note that Crete has two airports. You want to arrive at the Heraklion International Airport (code: HER) and take a taxi from the airport to the hotel (~60 EUR). You may also rent a car at the airport and drive to the conference center. Alternatively Chania International Airport (CHQ) is a two-hour drive to the Conference Center.

    Accommodation Tax
    An accommodation tax of € 4.00 per room night will apply, and will be charged automatically to the individual guest’s extras accounts. 

    Accommodations for the conference are at the Aldemar Hotel.  The hotel is located in Hersonissos, 27 km from Heraklion International Airport.  Please take a taxi from the airport to the conference venue. 

    Arrival and Check-in 
    It is expected that attendees will arrive/check-in after 3:00 PM. Anyone arriving after 10:30 pm on the first day should make alternative dinner arrangements.

    Conference Venue
    The Aldemar Conference Center is located at the hotel. 

    Handicapped Accessibility
    The site is fully handicapped accessible.

    Oral Presentations
    Speakers are asked to bring their USB flash drive to the reception desk at least 30 minutes prior to the session.  The allocated time for all presentations, unless otherwise indicated, includes five minutes Q&A.

    Archaeological Site of Knossos and City Tour
    Buses for the city tour will depart from the hotel front lobby at 3:30 pm. Badges are required for participation. 

    Breakfast for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served at the Aldemar Knossos Royal Village main restaurant during the hours scheduled in this program. 

    Lunches/Informal Discussions
    Lunches for registered participants and registered accompanying persons will be served during the times indicated in this program at the main restaurant and only after the session has finished. Badges are required for admission.

    Dinners/Informal Discussions
    Three of the dinners/informal discussion will be served during the times indicated in the program. Vegetarian entrees are available only upon request in advance of the meeting.  Please contact info@aegeanconferences.org. 

    Internet, Phone, & Computer 
    Wireless Internet access is located throughout the conference center free of charge during meeting hours. There are computers available in the hotel’s business center for the use of the attendees. Phone service is available for an additional charge from your hotel room.

    Certificate of Participation
    A Certificate of Participation will be distributed to a participant for those sessions that the participant has attended. A participant must attend an entire session to receive credit for that particular session. Late arrivals and early departures from a session will preclude a participant from receiving credit for that session. 

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    • Authors of accepted abstracts
    • Fully paid registrants

    Note: Invitations are issued at the discretion of Aegean Conferences, and requests for letters will be accepted only 60 days prior to the conference start date.

    Liability and Insurance
    Neither the organizers, nor the Aegean Conferences will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during meeting period. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance.  

    Other Information
    Animals are not permitted on site.
    Badges are required for admission to all events.
    All Aegean Conferences events are non-smoking. 

    No Photographs and Recording Devices 
    Participants are not allowed to photograph and/or record using cameras, mobile telephones and other recording devices during the slide and poster presentations. 

    Code of Conduct Policy 
    Aegean Conferences is committed to making its meetings an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. The code of conduct can be viewed here. 


Friday, September 29

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Microbial Pathogenesis III
Chairs: Hyun Michel Koo and Jens Kreth
08:30 AM - 08:50 AM
IFN-g/STAT1-mediated immunopathology drives epithelial barrier disruption and oral mucosal candidiasis
Michail Lionakis
08:50 AM - 09:10 AM
Oral Candida albicans infection is driven by the peptide toxin candidalysin
Julian Naglik
09:10 AM - 09:30 AM
Modulation of Candida Virulence by Oral Bacteria
Anna Dongari, Roberto Vazquez Munoz, Takanori Sobue, and Angela Thompson
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
“Oral fungi, conductors of health and disease”
Bastiaan Philip Krom
09:50 AM - 10:05 AM
Impact of arginine on autolysis of Porphyromonas gingivalis
Mary Ellen Davey
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM
Tannerella species in periodontal health versus disease
Christina R. Schäffer1, Fiona F. Hager-Mair1, fabian L. Kendlbacher1, Stephanie Walcher1, Susanne Bloch2, and Oleh Andrukhov2
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM
Quorum quenching enzyme Aii20J fosters the homeostatic species Streptococcus cristatus in cariogenic biofilms
Ana Parga1, Sabela Balboa2, Paz Otero-Casal3,4, and Ana Otero2
10:35 AM - 11:20 AM
Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
Polymicrobial Communities
Chairs: Patricia Diaz and Sinem Esra Sahingur
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Spatial structure of polymicrobial communities modulates biofilm virulence in situ
Hyun (Michel) Koo
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Determinants of human oral microbial biogeography
Jens Kreth
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Polymicrobial cooperation and competition
Hui Wu
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
microbial food chain: nutritional interactions promoting periodontitis
Masae Kuboniwa
12:40 PM - 01:00 PM
Overcoming environmental stress: survival skills
Hansel M Fletcher
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Interkingdom assemblages in human saliva display group-level surface mobility and disease-promoting emergent functions
Zhi Ren1, Hannah Jeckel2, Aurea Simon-Soro1, Zhenting Xiang1, Yuan Liu1, Indira M. Cavalcanti1, Xiao Jin3, Nyi-Nyi Tin4, Anderson Hara4, Knut Drescher2, and Hyun Koo1
01:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Microbial dysbiosis during experimental periodontitis
Marion Arce1,2,3, Natalia Endo2, Nicolás Dutzan1,2,3, and Loreto Abusleme1,2,3,4
01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Manipulation of the host immune response by Porphyromonas gingivalis: The role of PPAD-modified accessory fimbriae subunits in TLR2-dependent signaling in phagocytes
Aleksandra Wielento1, Juhi Bagaitkar2, Aleksander M Grabiec1, and Jan Potempa1,3
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
Lunch and Informal Discussions
03:30 PM - 07:30 PM
City Tour (Buses Depart Hotel Lobby)
07:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Dinner and Informal Discussions (Buses do not return to hotel prior to dinner)