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.
Presentation title: Probiotics on the Border between Functional Food and Pharmabiotics
Session: Live Biotherapeutic Products - Panel Discussion
Affiliation: CEO, ImmunoBiome Inc., Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Republic od Korea
Presentation title: How Interindividual Microbiota Composition Complicates Outcomes of Functional Food Trials --- or Does it?
Session: Microbiota Protection and Resilience
Affiliation: Gut Microbiology at Maastricht University, Netherlands
Presentation title: Designing and Performing Better Human Trials in Probiotic Research
Session: Clinical Studies and Efficacy
Affiliation: IFF Nutrition & Biosciences, Kantvik, Finland
Presentation title: New ESPGHAN Gudielines - Why Reasons and Recommendations in Probiotic Supplementation are Discordant
Session: Clinical Day
Affiliation: Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides Symposium Read more...
Immunology Education Workshop: Understanding the crosstalk between probiotics and the host´s immune system Read more...
Hands-on Workshop: A Reconstructed 3D Model Of Human Intestinal Epithelium Read more...
Regulatory Workshop: Current EFSA Requirements for Probiotics in Food & Feed Read more...
The Ministry of Health uses the Early Warning and Response System. It is a closed system, thanks to which MoH can continuously communicate with other countries on a daily basis. Furthermore, the MoH participates in regular teleconferences of the EU Health Security Committee (HSC), where information is shared. In particular, information on the epidemiological developments and teleconferences are provided by expert and relevant statements from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
The authorities have ordered to all airports in the Czech Republic to inform passengers what to do when they feel ill, showing symptoms of Coronavirus. There is a screening process in place in Prague and there are special gates dedicated to all flights from Soul and anywhere from Italy. There are special gates and buses dedicated to all passengers from Italyand the whole area undergoes a disinfection procedure many times a day.
The overall disinfection frequency in the whole airport has been increased as well.
From Sunday February 9th, 2020, until cancellation, all direct flights to and from China to the international airports in the Czech Republic will be forbidden. No other restrictions apart from screening procedures are in place.
If there are any symptoms that may lead to Coronavirus the traveller will be taken care of by the doctor at the airport. If the doctor decided a more thorough medical check is needed the traveller may be sent to a hospital Na Bulovce, where further steps will be taken. These were the cases so far. If it is necessary, the hospital may put anyone into quarantine – for obvious reasons.
Local authorities have not issued any statements on preventing events, meetings or congresses to take place. They only warn people from travelling to affected areas, as the Czech Republic has had no confirmed case of Coronavirus yet.
Increasing the number of disinfectant stands at Václav Havel Airport.
Information on current disease testing in the Czech Republic (data) on the website of the Ministry of Health (updated daily): http://www.mzcr.cz/dokumenty/koronavirus-2019-ncov-aktualni-data_18455_4122_1.html
Up to date, there is no single person infected by the corona virus in the Czech Republic.
For any information about Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) please refer to the WHO technical guidance: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
The Prague Congress Centre will equip all bathrooms, cloakrooms, info desks and entrance areas with disinfection gels. They will increase the frequency of cleaning of the congress spaces.
Their air condition system is based on a 100% air exchange when the old air is being let out and a new air is being drawn in on another side of the building. This may also avoid spreading the disease through ventilation.