International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health (IPC 2019)

Posted 24 January, 2019

Don’t miss an incredible opportunity to meet top-class scientists and witness them expand their ideas on recent advances made in the field of probiotics, highlighting their current and future roles in maintaining health and preventing diseases. This year’s conference will be held from 17-20 June in Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic. 

We are happy to announce that Dr McCartney became a member of the Scientific Committee of the IPC in 2018! The main purpose of the committee is to improve the program of IPC and to select the winners for the Young Scientist Award and Best Presenter at the event.

At the IPC 2019 event, Dr Elinor McCartney will be presenting on Opportunities and threats to probiotics in foods and feeds around the world“.

Pen & Tec will also be delivering a regulatory workshop: “Regulatory hurdles for EU food & feed probiotics – how best to hit those moving targets”.

The workshop will be chaired by Dr Elinor McCartney, President of Pen & Tec Consulting and co-chaired by Justyna Palasinska, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager at Pen & Tec Consulting.

Date: Monday 17th June 2019

The workshop will cover the regulatory aspects of probiotics in humans and animals in the EU and other key global areas. Topics which will be covered include:

  • Novel probiotic strains
  • Nutrition and health claims and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • US FDA approaches to probiotic safety and efficacy
  • Global approaches to the safety & efficacy of probiotics in animals
  • Legal claims & creative approaches to probiotic claims

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By attending IPC 2019, you will meet carefully selected, top-class scientists who have influenced the past and present. More importantly, you will be introduced to emerging young scientists who will shape the future of probiotics. Facilitating global co-operation between scientists and institutions is also another benefit that the event provides its attendees.

This year, there is a separate session planned for presenting papers on the research, development and use of probiotics and prebiotics in animals. In addition, another has been planned on Scientific Symposium on Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides – BAMP2019. 

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