Nutricia’s presence at ESPGHAN 2019

During this year’s ESPGHAN conference, which takes place in Glasgow, Scotland from June 5-8 2019, Nutricia will be again actively present.

Attendees are invited to Nutricia’s Satellite Symposium, which will be organised Thursday April 6, 07:15-08:15 hrs. The title of the Satellite Symposium is ‘The Next generation of infant formula, containing prebiotics, postbiotics and HMOs to support the immune system through the gut’. During this ESPGHAN congress, Nutricia will introduce its future innovation combining the well-known mixture scGOS/lcFOS (9:1), postbiotics, and HMO structures 2’-FL (2-Fucosyllactose) and 3’-GL (3-galactosyllactose), to further mimic the structure and function of Human Milk.

The Symposium will be chaired by Prof. Hania Szajewska (Poland), who will also kick off the symposium as first speaker to highlight the critical milestones in infant formula and how close we can get to human milk. Dr. Bernd Stahl from Danone Nutricia Research (The Netherlands), will elaborate on the intense research on human milk over the last decades leading into the next generation of infant formula. The driver of adding ingredients especially beyond the mandatory composition still is human milk composition and diversity: its various structurally diverse bioactive compounds altogether ensure its unique functionality. Prof. Flavia Indrio (Italy) will present more on the exciting potential of these compounds in formula, e.g. prebiotics, postbiotics and HMOs, to support the immune system through the gut.

The combination of specific oligosaccharides and postbiotics ensures a pool of nutritional and bioactive compounds that closely reflects the complexity, diversity and functionality of human milk.

Throughout the whole conference, various scientific abstracts from Danone Nutricia Research will be presented during oral and e-poster presentations as well as poster sessions. Click here for the full scientific program.

On top of this, Nutricia will introduce at ESPGHAN the fourth e-book of the The Essential Knowledge Briefings (EKB), published by Wiley, named: The Biotics Family in early life! The book explains the impact of the biotics family: Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and the new member Postbiotics on the infant gut and immune system.

So, please come and visit us at the booth in the exhibition area and learn more about our science and nutritional solutions for those with special nutritional needs and get your free e-book! Follow us on LinkedIN and get even more exciting news and information.


The 52nd Annual Congress of ESPGHAN takes place from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 June 2019 in in Glasgow, Scotland. The ESPGHAN conference aims to bring together key opinion leaders in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from Europe and all five continents, turning it into the largest conference of its kind worldwide. The meeting enables the exchange of (new) ideas and knowledge between different disciplines facilitating research and clinical interdisciplinary collaborations focusing on Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.