In November 2022, the 9th International Human Microbiome Consortium (IHMC) Congress will be held in Kobe, Japan, at Kobe Portopia Hotel (https://www.portopia.co.jp/en/).
With both local and international organizing committees of the 9th congress composed of the most renowned scientists and researchers in the microbiome field, we expect to attract a large audience of over 1,000 participants from all over the world.
The program of the congress will include the latest scientific developments and a variety of activities of interest for young to senior researchers, clinical professionals, academia, industry as well as the general public. Commercial stands will be also featured for the duration of the congress to foster networking and commercial opportunities for companies and delegates attending the event.
The program will be structured by plenary sessions, parallel sessions, and poster sessions, and sponsored sessions, and exhibitions by companies. In addition, we will have oral sessions for outstanding scientists selected from all applicants who submitted abstracts to poster sessions. We expect submission of over 500 abstracts. The event will also include lunch for three days and a dinner at the conference venue for all the participants in order to create social and scientific interactive environments.
* We primarily expect an on-site meeting. However, a hybrid meeting is an alternative manner when many participants are unable to physically attend the meeting due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
|Scientific sessions (tentative)|
|Microbiome on Disease||Preventive & Diagnostic Tools|
|Microbiome on Health||Analysis of Microbiome & Host Data|
|Microbiome on Development||Methodology for Microbiome Analysis|
|Microbiome on Aging||Transcriptome, Metabolome & Proteome|
|Microbiome on Gut-Brain Axis||Non-gut Microbiome (skin, oral, vaginal & others)|
|Microbiome & Immunomodulation||Mobile Genetic Element (Phage & Plasmid)|
|Microbiome-Diet Interaction||Non-human Microbiome & Evolution|
|Population-based Study||Future Perspectives & Funding Policies|
|IHMC Million Microbiomes from Human Project||Oral Presentation of Selected Posters|
|Translational Research (from microbiome to drug)||Presentation by Sponsors|
Kobe Portopia Hotel 10-1, 6 Chome, Minatojima Makamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Japan
Kobe is the 7th largest city in Japan with an exotic atmosphere, located west of Tokyo (500 km, around 3 hours on a bullet train, the Shinkansen), and near traditional cities, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Kobe Portopia Hotel is an international hotel located on the sea side of Kobe and close to the downtown (3 km) with a lot of hotels and restaurants. Kobe Portopia Hotel has 746 guest rooms and a variety of 36 large and small banquet halls, including the largest International Conference Hall (Portopia Hall) with a maximum capacity for 1,700 people.
Depending on the airlines, four international airports (Kansai, Chubu, Tokyo/Haneda, and Narita) are the gateway to Japan for foreigners, and the access to Kobe from there is by air or ground transportation. There are various routes for access to Kobe Portopia Hotel; from the downtown/Sannomiya (around 15 min by public transport and by hotel shuttle bus), the Shin-Kobe station of the Shinkansen (around 20 min by hotel shuttle bus and by public transport), and the local Kobe Airport (around 15 min by public transport), and from the Kansai International Airport to Sannomiya and Osaka/Umeda (around 1.5 h by airport bus).