Invited Presentations by UCLA SCOR Faculty (2012- Present)

In all listed presentation, there was an emphasis on sex related differences in brain gut interactions, a major theme of the UCLA SCOR

L-R: Emeran Mayer, MD; Frank Hamilton, MD, MPH; Jennifer Labus, PhD; Lin Chang, MD at the 2015 Freston Conference in Chicago

2015
Lin Chang, MD

Chang, L. Emerging strategies to identify disease-specific biomarkers in the Omics era: The role of ethnicity and gender. ANMS Advisory Committee Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 21, 2015.

Chang, L. Enhanced stimulated stress hormone response in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with downregulation of glucocorticoid receptor expression. Research Forum, Digestive Diseases Week meeting, Washington, D. C., May 18, 2015.

Chang, L. Role of Stress and Early Adverse Life Events in IBS. AGA James W. Freston Single Topic Conference, Chicago, IL, August 30, 2015.

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD

Invited key not speaker, Brain Gut Microbiome Communication. HNRC 25th Anniversary Symposium, UCSD, San Diego, Feb. 12, 2015.

Invited speaker, The Challenge of Chronic Pain, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus: Brain Signatures of Chronic Visceral Pain – does the gut microbiome have anything to do with them? Cambridge, UK March 11-13, 2015

Invited speaker, 3rd Gut Microbiota for Health Summit, Microbiota & the Brain Gut Axis – Relevance for IBS. Barcelona, March 14-15, 2015

Symposium chair and speaker, Gut Microbiome Influences on Human Brain, Behavior and Disease, Annual Meeting of Experimental Biology, Boston, March 30, 2015.

Invited speaker, Probiota Americas: Microbiota and its Impact on the Gut-Brain Axis – How Much Do We Know? San Diego, June 3-5, 2015.

Invited speaker, 13th International Symposium on Neurovirology: Microbiota and its Impact on the Gut-Brain Axis – Facts and Informed Speculations, San Diego, June 3-5, 2015.

Invited speaker, 38th Annual Meeting of Canadian College of Neuropharmacology, Gut Microbiome Brain Interactions in Humans Ottawa, June 9-12, 2015

Invited speaker, Southern California Gastroenterogical Society 2015 Post DDW Symposium: Controversies of Functional GI Disease- Progress in IBS Therapies? Laguna Beach, June26-28, 2015.

Visiting professor, Laureate Institute for Brain Research: Gut Microbiome Brain Interactions in Humans, Tulsa, Sept 25, 2015.

Invited speaker, 6th National Conference of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association: The Human Gut Microbiome and Chronic Pain, Gladstone, Australia, August 13-16, 2015

2015 James W. Freston Conference, Central Networks: Signature Files for IBS, Chicago, August 29, 2015

Invited speaker, 10th Postgraduate Course in GI Motility & Neurogastroenterology in Clinical Practice, Overview on Brain Gut Interactions – How They Play a Role in Neurosensory Abnormalities in FGIDs Chicago, Aug 28, 2015

Invited speaker, The 3rd Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA, The Gut Microbiome and its Impact on the Human Gut-Brain Axis, San Diego , Sept 10-11, 2015

Invited speaker, APS-AGA Symposium: Brain Gut Interactions & the Intestinal Microenvironment, Gut Microbiota and the Brain –Paradigm Shift in Neuroscience NYC, Sept 25, 2015

2014
Lin Chang, MD

Chang, L. Functional Abdominal Pain, Clinical Challenges session, Postgraduate Course. Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL, May 3. 2014.

Chang, L. Genetic Polymorphisms and Cytokines in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL, May 3. 2014.

Chang, L. Genetics and IBS: Is there a Pattern to the Puzzle? Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL, May 5. 2014.

Chang, L. Management of functional GI disorders. UCLA Pediatric Gastroenterology Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 18, 2014.

Chang, L. Managing Chronic Constipation and IBS with Constipation: New Evidence of Overlap, Distinctions, and Improved Treatment Strategies. Satellite Symposium, Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL, May 3. 2014.

Chang, L. Managing your irritable bowel syndrome. Expert Update for Functional GI Disorders: A Symposium for Patients, Washington, D.C., June 22, 2014.

Chang, L. Understanding what causes symptoms in the intestines and rectum. Expert Update for Functional GI Disorders: A Symposium for Patients, Washington, D.C., June 22, 2014.

Arpana Gupta, PhD

Gupta A. Morphological and Diffusion Tensor Imaging-Based Brain Signatures Discriminate Obese and Overweight from Lean Subjects: Examining Central Reward Mechanisms Within the Brain. American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS): Young Investigator Forum Award Recipient, Baltimore, MD, July, 2014.

Lisa Kilpatrick, PhD

Kilpatrick LA. Sex Differences in the Microbiome. Microbiome and Autoimmune Disease Symposium, Leesburg, VA, May 17, 2014.

Muriel Larauche, PhD

Larauche M. Novel insights into stress-induced modulation of visceral pain: dissecting the role of sex hormones vs sex chromosomes. Mayo Clinic, GI Research Conference, Rochester, MN, August 2014.

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD

Mayer, EA. Microbiota and the Gut Brain Axis, Annual Diabetes and Metabolism symposium. Seattle, WA, May 29, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Central Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Visceral Pain. Biannual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 11, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Microbiota and the brain gut axis. Gut Microbiota, Probiotics and their Impact Throughout the Lifespan. J.B. Martin Center, Harvard Medical School, Division of Nutrition, Boston, Sept. 22-23, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Imaging the Brain Gut Microbiome Axis in Humans. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver, June 25, 2014.

Mayer, EA. 2nd Influence of Gut Microbiota on the Brain. European Conference on Microbiology and Immunology, Berlin, June 5-7, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Influence of Gut Microbiota on the CNS. Annual meeting of the German Society for Digestive Disorders (DGVS Spring Conference), Berlin, May 23-24, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Brain Networks in Chronic Visceral Pain. Keystone symposium on the Brain: Adaptation and Maladaption in Chronic Pain, Keystone, CO, June 18, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Do gut microbiota talk to the brain? Preclinical and clinical evidence. Microbiome Connections to the Environment, Health and Disease, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, UC Irvine, Sept. 19, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Gut Microbiome Brain Communications in Humans. Rockefeller University Microbiome Symposium, Rockefeller University, New York, Oct. 22-23, 2014.

Mayer, EA. IBS and abdominal pain: the brain gut axis. Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center symposium: 5th Annual Frontiers in Digestive Diseases: The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease, Houston, Feb. 8, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Neuroplastic Changes in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Annual Meeting of the Chinese Medical Association, Gut Brain Symposium, Taiwan, June 28, 2014.

Mayer, EA. Gut Microbes and the Brain: Paradigm Shift in Neuroscience? Invited symposium at Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, Nov. 19, 2014

2013
Lin Chang, MD

Chang, L. IBS: It’s not that simple. First Annual GALA Conference, Austin, TX, June 21-22, 2013.

Chang, L. Functional GI case conference. First Annual GALA Conference, Austin, TX, June 21-22, 2013.

Chang, L. How to Approach Challenging Clinical Scenarios in Functional GI Disorders. UCLA GI Fellowship Curriculum Conference, Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 2013.

Chang, L. Management of IBS, IBS Cornerstones Lecture. GI Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, August 30, 2013.

Chang, L. Current insights on the Causes of Functional Bowel Disorders and How They Impact Treatment. Ray Clouse Visiting Professor of Excellence Lecture, Washington University, St. Louis, September 17, 2013.

Chang, L. Current state of PROs for IBS, gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia. 17th Neurogastroenterology & Motility Scientific Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA, September 22, 2013.

Chang, L. Differentiating and Managing IBS-C and Chronic Constipation. Annual American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Postgraduate Course, San Diego, CA, October 12, 2013.

Chang, L. Management of the Severely Constipated Patient. United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Meeting, Berlin, Germany, October 15, 2013.

Chang, L. Emerging Treatment for IBS. United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Meeting, Berlin, Germany, October 15, 2013.

Chang, L. Psycho-Pharmacology Therapies. UNC Functional GI Conference, How to Treat IBS Effectively: Expert Update for Health Professional, Raleigh-Durham, NC, November 2, 2013.

Chang, L. Rome Diagnostic algorithm for functional bowel disorders. UNC Functional GI Conference, How to Treat IBS Effectively: Expert Update for Health Professional, Raleigh-Durham, NC, November 2, 2013.

Chang, L. Evaluation and Medical Management of Chronic Constipation and Defecatory Disorders. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery lecture series. Los Angeles, CA, December 9, 2013.

Chang, L. The Spectrum of Functional GI Disorders: Symptoms and Diagnostic Criteria. UCLA GI Fellows Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 8, 2013.

Chang, L. IBS: Insights Into the Pathophysiology and Treatment. GI Grand Rounds, Stanford Hack Lectureship Program visiting professor program, Palo Alto, CA, February 27, 2013.

Chang, L. Evaluation and Medical Management of Chronic Constipation and Defecatory Disorders. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery lecture series. Los Angeles, CA, December 9, 2013.

Arpana Gupta, PhD

Gupta A. Early Adverse Life Events: Influence on Resting State Connectivity in Somatosensory, Cognitive and Pain Regions in Male and Female Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Digestive Diseases Week (DDW), Orlando, FL, May 18-21, 2013.

Gupta A. Sex Differences: Influence of Early Adverse Life Events on Resting State Networks in Patients with Chronic Abdominal Pain National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) 10th Anniversary Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research Symposium, Bethesda, MD, October, 2013.

Muriel Larauche, PhD

Larauche M. Sex, strain and regional differences in rats colonic epithelial response to repeated water avoidance stress. The Physiological Society Joint Themed Meeting in Epithelia & Membrane Transport and Vascular & Smooth Muscle Physiology, Dublin, Ireland, December, 2013.

Lisa Kilpatrick, PhD

Kilpatrick LA. Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Receptor 1 (CRH-R1) and Progesterone Receptor (PGR) Polymorphisms Interact with Early Life Trauma in Healthy Controls (HC) and Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Digestive Diseases Week, Orlando, FL, May 18-21, 2013.

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD

Mayer, EA. Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University: Gut Brain Interactions in Health & Disease, NYC, Jan 9, 2013

Mayer, EA. UCLA-Mellinkoff Gastroenterology Symposium, The Gut and the Brain – New Insights, Pathophysiology, Beverly Hills, March 8-10, 2013

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, 3rd Biannual meeting of the Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association: Brain Modulation of Visceral Pain, Penang, Malaysia, March 1-3, 2013,

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, 3rd Biannual meeting of the Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association: Food, Microbes and Emotions, Penang, Malaysia, March 1-3, 2013,

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Biannual Symposium of International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Brain Imaging in Health and “Functional” GI Disorders, Milwaukee, April 11-13, 2013

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Annual Meeting of Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD): Chronic Pain and the Brain – Do Sex Differences Matter? Weehaken, NJ, April 27, 2013

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Annual Symposium of American Pain Society, Year of Visceral Pain Lecture: Chronic Visceral Pain-The Long Path to Better Treatments, New Orleans, May9-11, 2013

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Rome Symposium at DDW 2013: Brain Imaging Approaches to the Study of functional GI Disorders, Orlando, May16, 2013

Mayer, EA. NCDEU Annual Meeting, NCCAM Panel on Mind Altering Microorganisms: Microbiota-Gut-Brain Communication – Does it Really Play a Role in Humans? Hollywood, FA, May 28-31, 2013

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Annual Symposium of NIH Pain Consortium: Neurobiological Mechanisms Underlying Effectiveness of CBT in IBS patients – Lessions from Psychiatry, Bethesda, May 29-30 2013

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Annual U. Manitoba GI symposium: Managing Pain in GI Disease, Winnipeg, Canada, May 31, 2013

Mayer, EA. Session chair and invited speaker: 17th American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society meeting, Mini symposium on: Interactions of Gut Microbiota with External and Internal Environment. Topic: Crosstalk between the Gut Microbiota and the Human Brain. Huntington Beach, CA, Sept. 20-22, 2013

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, American Autonomic Nervous System Society symposium: Afferents, efferents and integrators: From gut to brain and back; presentation title: Central integration within the brain gut axis – insights from brain imaging. Orchid Fairmont, Hawaii, Oct. 25, 2013

2012
Lin Chang, MD

Chang, L. GI Motility, IBS and Women. Presidential Plenary, Digestive Diseases Week, San Diego, CA, May 21, 2012.

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD

Mayer, EA. Keynote speaker, Annual meeting of Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology: Perception and modulation of bladder/urethral/pelvic floor sensations, New Orleans, Feb. 2012

Mayer, EA. Speaker, Annual research meeting of UCLA CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center: Translational approaches to chronic visceral pain, Los Angeles, March 16, 2012

Mayer, EA. Keynote speaker, University of Alabama, Birmingham Comprehensive Neuroscience Center: Translational approaches to chronic visceral pain, Birmingham, March27, 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Annual meeting of the American Association for Aging, “Frontiers in Enteric Neuroscience. Fort Worth, June 2, 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, 26th Old Herborn University Seminar, Microbiota Gut Brain Interactions and IBS, Herborn, Germany, June 21, 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, SIG Symposium on Vulnerability to Pain: sources of female-male differences and the challenge of understanding them: “Sex differences in chronic visceral pain patients – how much is in the brain?” Milan, August 26, 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, IASP Refresher Course: Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of persistent abdominopelvic pain, Milan, August 27, 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Topical Workshop on New Aspects in Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis: 14th World Congress of Pain (IASP), Milan August 28, 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, International NGM conference session on Stress Mechanisms in GI Functional and Motility Disorders: “Neurobiological mechanisms of stress and emotions in FGID”, Bologna, Sept. 6, 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, International NGM conference Symposium on Gut Microbiome Brain Axis: “Crosstalk between gut microbiota and the human brain: possible implications for GI symptoms, Bologna, Sept 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Gut Brain Axis Symposium: The influence of probiotics on the brain: from mouse to man, San Francisco, Oct.10-12, 2012

Mayer, EA. Invited Speaker, Autism Research Institute Annual Meeting: Gut brain interactions in health and disease, Garden Grove, CA Oct. 13-14, 2012

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