Program

For 14 years, the Probiota Series has tracked the evolution of prebiotics and probiotics in a series of informative and engaging events. The partnership between the IPA World Congress and Probiota, which is now in its 6th year, continues to bring you an event to challenge, inspire and fuel the growth of your industry.
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The Five Category Focused Sessions

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Disruptive Scientific Advances

From Artificial Intelligence to Microbial Intelligence │ 10am - 12pm CT
Will Quorum sensing lead to a new understanding of how to manipulate the microbiome? This session will also explore how the industry can leverage advances in A.I., CRISPR, microbiome analysis to boost personalization and consumer choice?

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Beyond Probiotics: Prebiotics, Synbiotics and Postbiotics │ 2pm - 4pm CT
Probiotics are the most established category for microbiome enhancement for health, but other categories are growing, including prebiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics. This session will discuss the current understand of these ingredients and the official definitions (or lack thereof). Other topics covered will be the state of the science around synbiotics, the mechanisms of action, exploring the HMO opportunity, Bacteriophages, and how are brands already achieving success with these ingredients.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Emerging Health Opportunities & The Changing Retail Landscape

Emerging Health Opportunities for Probiotics & Prebiotics │ 10am - 12pm CT
From the gut-brain axis to women’s health and the skin microbiome, this session will feature presentations from leading brands, academics, and thought leaders on the exciting emerging health benefits to drive innovation with prebiotics and probiotics.

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The Changing Retail Environment for Probiotics and Prebiotics │ 2pm - 4pm CT
The challenges and opportunities with e-commerce, the overall changing retail landscape for dietary supplements in the United States, Amazon standards specifications; the educated consumers

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Immunity Question

Probiotics, Prebiotics and Immune Function │ 10am - 12pm CT
Immune health has never been more front of mind for consumers than today, and with the gut being the body’s largest immune organ it is no wonder that the microbiome is central to any discussion around how to support immune function. This session will explore the role of the microbiome in immune function, the ongoing Duke study of a commercial probiotic product in households with COVID-19, the microbiome & aging and the impact on Immunosenescence, and more.

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