International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC2014
The International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC2014 was held during 24th – 26th June 2014 in the hotel InterContinental Budapest, the capital of Hungary. IPC2014 was the event of the successful conference series focusing on probiotics in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The scientific programme was focused on current advances in the research, production and use of probiotics and prebiotics with particular focus on their role in maintaining health and preventing diseases.
It is a goal of conference to provide a scientific forum for all stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics and to enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge. The conference was focused on evidence-based benefits, health claims proven in scientific experiments and clinical trials.
New scientific evidences that support or question the efficiency of already existing or prospective substances and applications were conferred. In addition novel strains, controversial but scientifically solid ideas, approaches and visions were presented as well.
Further to its scientific content, IPC2014 was a networking event. It was a unique opportunity to meet all the stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics.
Participants could meet those who influenced the past, influence the present and most importantly will shape the future of probiotics and prebiotics by means of basic research, clinical trials, regulatory efforts or development of industrial technology. Initiation of cross-boarder co-operations between scientists and institutions was also facilitated.