Thursday April 12, Prof Ruurd van Elburg, Preterm director Danone Nutricia Research Utrecht and Professor of Early Life Nutrition Emma Children’s Hospital AMC Amsterdam, The Netherlands will present “The role of prebiotics and probiotics on microbiome and brain development in newborns during Session 3: Probiotics in preterm and newborn. During his talk he will highlight the latest science on prebiotics and postbiotics in infant nutrition and present new data on the influence on gut and brain.
Symposium on postbiotics
On Friday, April 13, 13:00 – 14:00 hrs, Nutricia will host a Luncheon Symposium on the subject of ‘POSTBIOTICS – BRINGING US CLOSER TO HUMAN MILK FUNCTIONALITY’. Three renowned speakers are invited to present on this emerging field of research demonstrating gut and immune-modulatory effects of these bioactive compounds. The program for this plenary session consists of the following lectures:
- The magic of human milk, by Dr. Bernd Stahl, Director GECoE Human Milk, Danone Nutricia Research, The Netherlands
- Bugging the immune system – how to get fit for purpose?, by Dr. Flavia Indrio, Associate Professor of Pediatric, University of Bari, Italy
- A new frontier in infant formula? Pre- and postbiotics, by Prof. Yvan Vandenplas, Head of pediatric hospital, University hospital Brussel, Belgium.
The Symposium will be chaired by Professor Udo Herz, Global science director at Danone Nutricia, the Netherlands.
Please come and visit us at the booth in the exhibition area and learn more about our science and nutritional solutions.
This 4th Edition of “Prebiotics and Probiotics in Pediatrics” will take place April 12-14, 2018, in Bari, Italy. The meeting focuses on the most updated basic and clinical research on prebiotics and probiotics in infancy. The three-day meeting will cover the major novelties in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Obesity, Allergy, Nephrology, Neonatology and on Gut-Brain Communication. Aim of this congress is to bring together the most eminent experts in these fields, with an expected participation of >500 attendees coming from all over the world.
The Italian Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Sigenp), the Working Group on Probiotics & Prebiotics of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) endorse this meeting.
View the full program here