The first IPC conference was organised in 2000 one year before official definition of probiotics by WHO. We started with idea of sharing scientific results and till this day we continue to do so.

Most of the current major microbiome focused conferences are centred around industry and commerzialization microbiome derived produts. In comparison IPC is still the biggest scientific conference worldwide that focuses solely on basic and applied research of probiotics, prebiotics, gut microbiota and health. 400+ scientists from 80+ countries have attended the conference last season.

If you are researcher then IPC is great place to broaden your horizon and find new collaborations and ideas.

If you are company the IPC great to show you, where whole field of microbiome is moving and what will be next trends. Be ahead of your competition and find out what are next challenges of our field.

★ The scientific programme will focus 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, evidence-based benefits proven in clinical trials and scientific experiments.

★ The conferences´ goal is to provide a scientific forum for all stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics and enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge.

Meet those who influenced the past influence the present and most importantly will enable the future of probiotics and prebiotics by means of basic research, clinical trials, regulatory efforts or development of industrial technology.

Initiation of cross-border co-operations between scientists and institutions will be also facilitated.

★ Further to its scientific content, IPC2022 is a networking event, a unique opportunity to meet all the stakeholders of probiotics and prebiotics.

Sin-Hyeog Im

Presentation title: Probiotics on the Border between Functional Food and Pharmabiotics
Session: Live Biotherapeutic Products - Panel Discussion
CEO, ImmunoBiome Inc., Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Republic od Korea
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Koen Venema

Presentation title: How Interindividual Microbiota Composition Complicates Outcomes of Functional Food Trials --- or Does it?
Session: Microbiota Protection and Resilience
Gut Microbiology at Maastricht University, Netherlands
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Arthur Constantijn Ouwehand

Presentation title: Designing and Performing Better Human Trials in Probiotic Research
Session: Clinical Studies and Efficacy
Affiliation: IFF Nutrition & Biosciences, Kantvik, Finland
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Prof. Hania Szajewska, PhD.

Presentation title: New ESPGHAN Gudielines - Why Reasons and Recommendations in Probiotic Supplementation are Discordant
Session: Clinical Day
Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Special Sessions

Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides Symposium

Immunology Education Workshop: Understanding the crosstalk between probiotics and the host´s immune system

Hands-on Workshop: A Reconstructed 3D Model Of Human Intestinal Epithelium

Regulatory Workshop: Current EFSA Requirements for Probiotics in Food & Feed

"The well organised conference is a must for scientists and industry engaged in microbiota, pro- and prebiotics. It is an outstanding opportunity for networking where you can meet leading experts in the field and partners from the industry."
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schrezenmeir Clinical Research Center - Kiel, KITZ, Germany
"The IPC has provided a compelling and supportive avenue to communicate and discuss ideas with my fellow scholars about the latest research trends on probiotics and prebiotics. The organizing committee has planned and smoothly implemented the conference event and I recommend more junior scientists like me to join and share in the future talks regarding this progressive field!"
Ju Kyoung Oh Dankook University, South Korea
"One more time, we have experienced with this International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Probiotics a unique opportunity for building networking and exchange the latest scientific information with key worldwide opinion leaders and people from the industry in order to further participate to build this new science linked to the microbiota."
J-P.G. Warzée President of the European Scientific League for Probiotics – ESLP, Belgium
"Some really great talks from the leading experts in the filed of probiotics. Opportunity was given to young, rising scientist as well to present their data therefore there was a lot of new information. There were many opportunities for networking, great social program and in general really good organization."
Dr. Eleni Sibbald-Tsompanidou University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), The Netherlands
“I truly enjoyed attending IPC. This meeting showcased a great blend of basic and translational research on probiotics and prebiotics. In addition the workshops and networking opportunities made for a superb overall program and Budapest was a wonderful location with much to see."
David Mills, Peter J. Shields Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science, Department of Food Science and Technology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, USA
"IPC in Prague is still fresh in our memories with many good experiences and strong impressions about the excellent organisation that created stimulating conditions and an atmosphere for pleasant exchange, networking and communications. Also, the scientific contributions have reached an impressive level, and covered the wide and fast expanding field of pre- and probiotic research very well, also thanks to outstanding and internationally recognised invited speakers."
Wilhem Holzapfel, President, International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH), Professor, Handong Global University, South Korea
"I have been impressed by the high level and the heterogeneity of the contributions shown in this edition. It was a really fruitful, interesting and well organized conference, with the clear objective to promote scientifically the concept of probiotic and prebiotics. Moreover, I truly enjoyed the ample space given to young scientists and students."
Cristian Botta, University of Turin - DISAFA - Microbiology and Food Technology Sector, Turin - Italy
"This was the 3rd consecutive year I have attended the IPC in Budapest. I keep returning to this conference for several reasons. First and foremost, the scientific content is outstanding. Internationally recognized academic experts and industry leaders present the latest research results and current states of the art from various disciplines involved in probiotics research and development."
Brian Oakley, Associate Professor, Microbial Ecology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, USA
"I was deeply impressed by the breadth of experience and geographic diversity represented at this conference. I not only met with leaders in biomedical and clinical research but also had the opportunity to meet with leaders in agribusiness, agricultural science and food science. And to do so in the beautiful destination made this an "over the top" experience.
Thank you again so very much for your efforts to make this conference possible."

Gregory A. Plotnikoff, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
"IPC is a unique place where I got the opportunity to discover the latest data related to probiotics/prebiotics in research, regulatory but also the guidelines from international scientific and medical associations. This event is also a unique place to meet academic people presenting their last research and people from the industry from all over the world in order to cross-fertilize innovations in this field. The workshop sessions organised in parallel and the poster networking sessions are also a very good added value to the congress."
Jean-Pol Warzée, ESLP President, Belgium
"Dear Colleagues, it is my turn to say that I extremely appreciated this conference you did a great job. The scientific level is impressive with great talks and nice overviews in keynotes as soon as I get new results on modulation of illness with propionis, I will submit to you!"
Gwénaël Jan, INRA, France
"Many thanks for your invitation to the meeting and for inviting me to speak. I really enjoyed the seeions and the high quality of the talks and speakers. I was delighted to meet you albeit briefly. I look forward to the next one and will certainly encourage the group to participate. Congratulations on a very successful meeting."
Susan Joyce APC, University College Cork, Ireland
"The IPC conference was a wonderful opportunity to share new innovative methods and research with researchers across the world. The diversity of participants ranging from established experts in the field and new students to the field was refreshing and the ability to talk to many people involved in different areas of probiotic research was very valuable and interesting. I would highly recommend this conference to both experts and new researchers in the field of probiotics."
Lynne V. McFarland, Clinical Epidemiologist, USA
"This conference is a must for healthcare practitioners that utilize all forms of probiotic treatments. The presenters provide evidence to substantiate our belief system".
Ara Elmajian, Holistic Medical and Dental Care Centre, Vancouver, Canada
"I was pleasantly surprised with the depth, breadth and quality of scientific content in the presentations at IPC. The conference was also a relaxed forum for collegial discussions and networking. From an organizational side, there was an excellent balance of poster and oral presentations. I would certainly recommend participation in IPC for all scientists, clinicians or nutritionists engaged in basic or applied probiotic and prebiotic research."
Gordon Howarth, The University of Adelaide, Australia
"IPC has been an exiting experience. A perfect atmosphere was created to discuss the past, present and future of probiotics. The wide range of disciplines represented at the meeting, as well as the mix of academic and industry participants, made the interactions interesting and fruitful and offered many opportunities for networking. Souvenirs are extremely positive! See you next year!"
Bruno Pot, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Center for Infection & Immunity of Lille, France
"I enjoyed IPC very much. There were a lot of discussions, and most of them were important and critical. Conference venue was nice and comfortable, located in a beautiful city. Poster sessions were also active. Overall, the conference was worth attending, and I support the continuation of the conference in coming years."
Hiroshi Ohno, Laboratory for Intestinal Ecosystem, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan