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Dinner Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 2018


  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm Social hour (cash bar)

  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm Dinner

  • 8:00 - 8:15 pm  Business meeting

  • 8:15 - 9:15 pm    Speaker presentation by Susan Lynch


Canary in the Coalmine: How the Neonatal Gut Microbiome Promotes Atopy and Asthma Development in Childhood.


Susan Lynch, PhD, ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Lynch is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also directs the Microbiome Research Core and acts as Associate Director of the Microbiome in Inflammatory Disease Program. Her research program focuses primarily on the gastrointestinal microbiome and its role in established chronic inflammatory diseases, including airway diseases. She is extensively published with over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and holds six patents. Dr. Lynch has been awarded the Rebecca Buckley Lectureship by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, was featured in International Innovation: Women in Healthcare, and was named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s “Global Thinkers” in 2016. She serves on the National Academy of Science Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Implications of Environmental-Chemical Interactions with the Human Microbiomes, and has recently founded Siolta Therapeutics, which develops next-generation microbiome therapeutics.


Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys

100 Village Square, Baltimore, MD 21210

From the North: Take the Jones Falls Expressway (Rt. 83) to Northern Parkway. Exit left (east) onto Northern parkway and make the first right onto Falls Road. Travel about ¼ miles to the entrance to Cross keys. Make a right into Cross Key than a left and go around the bend to the covered parking lot next to the Radisson. Park underground & take the Elevator to the Mezzanine.


From the South: Take the JFK (Rt. 83) to Cold Spring Avenue and exit right (east) to Cold Spring Ave. Make a left at the light onto Falls Road. Travel about ¼ mile to the entrance to Cross Keys. Follow direction as above.


PLEASE NOTE: We have to give the exact number of dinners to the caterer.  You will be responsible for the payment. Please pay in advance using one of two methods:

  1. For your convenience, we have instituted the PayPal method of payment. Please complete the form below.

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ASM, MD Branch Ltd.

Megan Waller

Secretary, MD Branch ASM
3914 Bel Pre Road #6
Silver Spring, MD 20906


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