The IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas program provided an opportunity for business and academia to come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of today’s evolving marketplace, finding new ways to translate scientific discoveries into pioneering products that today’s consumers want to buy.

Below is an overview of the 2019 program.

Designed to allow you to travel in and out within the 3 days, our program combines educational presentations with extensive networking opportunities designed to stimulate conversations between business and academia, scientists and product developers.

Program Overview

DAY ONE – June 24, 2019

In the morning, arrive in Vancouver at your convenience in time for registration at 2pm.

After a welcome from NutraIngredients-USA and the IPA hear from Dr Ida Gisela Pantoja-Feliciano about the specific studies from the DoD looking at the microbiota of the military and the impact of diet and stressors, and how nutrition and probiotics might impact on warfighter health and performance. We will investigate the need for mechanism of action of studies and hear from the first of our Scientific Frontiers presenters.

Join us for an exciting interactive session from The Alda Center for Communicating Science!

At the end of the first afternoon of presentations, meet and mingle with fellow delegates whilst sampling an exciting range of fermented food and drink in our fermented food showcase. We are delighted to be welcoming some of Vancouver’s local ferment producers giving you a taste of the fermented food and drink scene in the area. From Koji to Kimchi and Kombucha to Kefir, visit the sampling area to get your tastebuds tingling and enjoy some fantastic British Columbia produced ferments.

Take some time to view the posters submitted to our Scientific Frontiers session.  Selected by our Scientific Committee the posters will present cutting edge findings in the fields of pre and probiotics and microbiome research.

DAY TWO – June 25, 2019

Join the ADM Biopolis team for a 5K run along Vancouver’s famous Seawalk and around False Creek and set yourself up for the second day of conference with an invigorating run to energize the mind! All participants will receive a t-shirt and fresh recovery drink containing ADM’s BPL1 probiotic in a takeaway reusable bottle.

Sign up for a chance to visit the KGK Solutions Clinic during the morning of Day 2 or 3.

Day 2 opens with an update on the latest market developments introduced by Matt Oster from Euromonitor, followed by discussions on how to build consumer trust in pre and probiotics.  We will then explore some of the latest developments in probiotic science including applications in obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

After the morning sessions take a break to meet your fellow delegates with our speed networking session and then join our roundtable lunch discussions to share insights on a topic of interest to you. The roundtable lunch discussions are first come first served.

After lunch we open with a Pan-American Regulatory update. Covering issues as diverse as claims and safety requirements, representatives from regulatory bodies across the Americas, including Health Canada, Argentinian Ministry of Health and ANVISA will provide an updated overview of their current regulatory frameworks pertaining to probiotics. This session will also include an update on initiatives to harmonize probiotic guidelines via CODEX Alimentarius.

The final sessions of the day will travel from bench to consumer and look clinical trials to the future of new probiotic discoveries and the application of emergent intelligence to provide better validation of probiotics and their health effects.

This day closes with the annual IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas evening reception. Kick back and relax after an informative day whilst enjoying the stunning location of Bridges. Located on the western tip of Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver, Bridges is a landmark location, the place to be in the city when the sun comes out to play with views of the city skyline, north shore mountains and the marine activity of False Creek!

Straight after the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas Evening Reception you are invited to Nutrasourse’s after party. Join Nutrasource for a night out as we wrap up day two, you’ll continue to experience Vancouver’s vibrant drink scene while letting loose with friends and colleagues. Don’t miss your chance to rub shoulders with probiotic industry leaders in a casual and entertaining environment.

DAY THREE – June 26, 2019

Find your inner balance with a lively session of Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa is a type of yoga that coordinates movement with breath and is the perfect way to strengthen your mind-body connection.  No previous experience necessary, just come and enjoy a great time outdoors! Hosted by DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

Day three conference starts with Updates from the IPA.  Following this hear about probiotics in women’s health from Dr Johanna Maukonnen .

Presenting insights from the Probiota Americas Scientific Frontiers abstracts we explore some of the most exciting emerging science.

As the program comes to a close we explore the development of understanding of Molecular mechanisms and look at two emerging models for studying probiotics and mechanism of action – drosophila and C. Elegans

The program will close with a sum up of the events key themes and a discussion on where next for the industry?

Once the program has come to an end cement new links in your network, discuss the insights you’ve learned from the program and create lasting connections at our informal networking lunch before the event closes at 2.30 pm.

Please note: All session content and timings are not final and are subject to change