Programme

Please note: this programme is subject to change.

SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017

Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
19:00 – 20:30 Welcome Reception and Registration

MONDAY 15TH MAY 2017

Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
08:30 Arrival Coffee/Registration
08:45 Conference Welcome – Neil Hewson, Oral Health CRC and Australian Dental Association
08:50 Opening Remarks – Eric Reynolds, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia
Session 1: Oral microbiome and genetic diversity (Chair – Eric Reynolds, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia)
09:00 The microbiome associated with Periodontitis –  Patricia Diaz, University of Connecticut, USA
09:30 Porphyromonas gingivalis genetic diversity – Stuart Dashper, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia
10:00 Potential role of P. gingivalis peptidylarginine deiminase (PPAD) in augmentation of bacterial virulence and severity of periodontitis – Grzegorz Bereta, Jagiellonian University, Poland
10:15 Are adverse pregnancy outcomes linked to periodontitis and changes in the gut microbiome? – Peter Zilm, University of Adelaide, Australia
10:30 BREAK
Session 2: Dysbiosis, polymicrobial interactions and disease (Chairs –  Mike Curtis, Barts and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK and Philip Marsh, University of Leeds, UK)
11:00 Ecological plaque hypothesis – Philip Marsh, University of Leeds, UK
11:30 Dysbiosis of commensal bacteria – Mike Curtis, Barts and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
12:00 Keystone mechanisms and polymicrobial synergy – Eric Reynolds, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia
12:30 Periodontopathic bacteria increase the severity of collagen-induced arthritis by affecting gut microbiota – Kazuhisa Yamazaki, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
12:45 Environments mimicking the periodontal pocket select pathogenic bacterial communities – Monika Naginyte, University of Leeds, UK
13:00 LUNCH
Session 3: Molecular characterisation of Porphyromonas gingivalis and related organisms (Chairs – Koji Nakayama, Nagasaki University, Japan and Jan Potempa, University of Louisville, USA)
13:30 Porphyromonas gingivalis gingipains – Jan Potempa, University of Louisville, USA
14:00 Porphyromonas gingivalis Type V pili Koji Nakayama, Nagasaki University, Japan
14:30 Porphyromonas gingivalis Type IX secretion system –  Paul Veith, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia
15:00 Biochemical and biological characterisation of the PorXY two-component system – Mariusz Madej, Jagiellonian University, Poland
15:15 Metabolic pathways involved in phenotypic alteration between planktonic and biofilm-forming stages in Porphyromonas gingivalis – Masae Kuboniwa, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Japan
15:30 The proteomic profiling and hemin-dependent survival mechanisms of Porphyromonas gingivalis persisters – Peng Li, Peking University School & Hospital of Stomatology, China; The University of Hong Kong, China
15:45 Involvement of Rab4A-relative factors in intracellular trafficking of Porphyromonas gingivalis in gingival epithelial cells – Hiroki Takeuchi, Osaka University, Japan
Session 4: Poster Session I
16:00 Poster Session Commences
19:00 Conference Dinner (optional)

TUESDAY 16TH MAY 2017

Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Session 5: Host Pathogen Interactions and Inflammation (Chair – Richard Lamont, University of Louisville, USA and Richard Darveau, University of Washington USA)   
09:00 Porphyromonas gingivalis and innate immunity – Richard Darveau, University of Washington, USA
09:30 Polymicrobial synergy and inflammation pathways – Richard Lamont, University of Louisville, USA
10:00 Porphyromonas gingivalis and dysregulation of host inflammation –  Glen Scholz, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia
10:30 Porphyromonas gingivalis gingipains induce PGE2 production via COX-2 expression by activation of MEK1/2 and NF-kB – MasaAki Nakayama, Okayama University, Japan
10:45 Inactive gingipains from P. gingivalis selectively skew T Cells towards a Th17 phenotype in an IL-6 dependent manner – Joanna Koziel, Jagiellonian University, Poland
11:00 BREAK
Session 6: Periodontitis/Porphyromonas gingivalis and systemic diseases (Chair – Ivan Darby, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia)
11:30 Periodontitis and systemic disease – Mark Bartold, University of Adelaide, Australia
12:00 Periodontitis/ Porphyromonas gingivalis and rheumatoid arthritis – Jan Potempa, University of Louisville, USA
12:30 A GM-CSF/u-PA axis in periodontitis and arthritis? – John Hamilton, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia
13:00 Protein citrullination by the oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis – possible implications in periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis – Tim Stobernack, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
13:15 Effect of food additives on the periodontal pathogen P. gingivalis in vitro – Shigeki Kamitani, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
13:30 LUNCH
Session 7: Prospects for new treatments of Periodontal disease (Chair – Mark Bowman, dentist and past President, Australian Society for Periodontology)
14:00 Targeting chronic inflammation – George Hajishengallis, University of Pennsylvania, USA
14:30 Protease-activated receptor-2 expression by oral epithelial cells is required for Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced periodontal disease – Rob Pike, La Trobe University, Australia
15:00 Targeting microbes and inflammation – Neil O’Brien-Simpson, University of Melbourne and Oral Health CRC, Australia
15:30 The antimicrobial peptide D-GL13K defeats multiple bacterial defense mechanisms of Porphyromonas gingivalis – Sven Gorr, University of Minnesota, USA
15:45 Lactobacillus probiotic demonstrates a protective effect on alveolar bone loss in P. gingivalis-induced experimental periodontitis – Simona Gatej, University of Adelaide, Australia
Session 8: Poster Session
16:00 Poster session commences
17:30 PG 2019 announced
Conference Close