The International Probiotics Association's World Congress Less Than Five Weeks Away

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Held every two years, the IPA Congress is the most important international probiotics industry event

The IPAWC provides a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge for all the probiotic stakeholders around the globe.

The International Probiotics Association’s World Congress takes place in Los Angeles, April 20 to 21, 2012. Held every two years, the World Congress remains the premiere international probiotic industry event.

For two days, researchers, regulatory officials, manufacturers and healthcare providers will gather at the Hilton Universal City Hotel. The program includes 18 scientific and regulatory seminars, poster presentations and a variety of social and networking events.

“The Summit is the most anticipated meeting in the industry. The IPAWC provides a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge for all the probiotic stakeholders around the globe,” said Ioannis Misopoulos, Director General, International Probiotics Association.

The 2012 Congress will address the latest scientific and clinical research and the hot topics of regulatory issues being experienced globally within the industry.

Each conference day is geared for unique audiences. On Day 1, manufacturers, probiotic research and development scientists, brand marketers, industry consultants, and regulatory officials will hear from renowned experts on emerging areas of probiotic research, international regulation and recommendations to improve the status of probiotics as non-prescription dietary aids.

The program on DAY 2 is designed primarily for healthcare practitioners interested in learning more about the potential clinical benefits and probiotic safety in clinical practice. Topics will include current perceptions of probiotics among healthcare professionals, probiotic mechanisms of action and clinical research on the use of probiotics for specific conditions.

The IPAWC will be held at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles. Located in the famous Hollywood Hills, this 24-story glistening building’s relaxed resort setting conveys the style and feel of contemporary California living, providing a sophisticated experience combined with a superior level of service. A block of rooms with special rates for World Congress attendees is available. Visit to find out more.

About the International Probiotics Association

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) is an international organization with members equally divided between industry and academia and its goal is to provide a unique forum for the exchange of research and the latest breakthroughs in probiotic technology and new product development. IPA holds NGO status before Codex Alimentarius and is the global voice of probiotics as the majority of the world’s industrial producers are members. Additionally, IPA will work with government bodies and industry to assist in establishing scientific standards for probiotic supplements, probiotic pharmaceutical products and functional foods. IPA will educate consumers on the proven health benefits of probiotics for humans and animals by attending trade shows, health tours/walks and other media functions. IPA promises to always put forth timely, unbiased information to every interested party, and share the documented benefits of probiotics to its international forum of members.

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