June 5-7th 2018 ISAPP held it’s first Asian meeting in Singapore. This open registration meeting was a huge success with over 240 attendees from 34 countries.
Two days of plenary talks focused on the latest science featuring prebiotic and probiotic use in: pediatrics, oral health, allergy immunotherapy, the gut microbiome throughout life, synbiotics, liver disease, honey bee health, chronic gut disorders, and more. The meeting also featured an interesting talk about the changes coming in the nomenclature of the genus Lactobaccilus.
The plenary, open sessions were followed by a Discussion Forum on June 7th for invited experts and Industry Members. The discussion groups focused on:
- Harmonizing Global Probiotic and Prebiotic Food/Supplement Regulation
- Fermented Foods for Health: East Meets West
- Potential Value of Probiotics and Prebiotics to Treat or Prevent Serious Medical Issues in Developing Countries
- Prebiotics as Ingredients: How Foods, Fibres and Delivery Methods Influence Functionality
Finally, there were over 70 posters presented at the meeting featuring the latest prebiotic and probiotic research from around the world.
Next year, ISAPP will be hosting an invite-only meeting in Antwerp, Belgium – May 14-16, 2019. To attend this meeting, join ISAPP as an Industry Member.