Meeting venue of the IPC2022 is Bratislava, capital city of Slovakia. Bratislava is 2000 km from the war zone.
IPC is for 22 years scientific meeting point, where East meets West. Where Asia meets Americas, Africa and Australia meets Europe. As IPC organisers, we strongly condemn the Russian invasion. We fully support Ukraine's freedom morally and materially. Especially considering that the father of probiotics, Prof. Ilya Mechnikov was born and studied in Ukrainian city Kharkiv, which was damaged by Russian army and later liberated by the Ukrainian army.
Meeting Venue of the IPC 2022 is Bratislava, capital city of Slovakia. Bratislava is 520 km from closest Ukrainian border. Slovakia is member of the European Union and NATO hence we consider traveling to Bratislava is safe unless Russia is in conflict with EU or NATO.
See below the map of EU borders with Ukraine and location of the conference venue (Bratislava).
Alojz Bomba, DSc. Chair of the Organising Committee