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UK Probiotics Conference June 29 – July 1, 2015

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The following information is directly from the UKPC website:

The UK Probiotics Conference 2015. Here you will find everything you need to know about the conference, the first of its kind to be held in the UK. If you are considering attending this conference, you will already know that the field of probiotics has now expanded beyond all expectations over the last two decades. Ever-growing clinical and field data suggesting beneficial effects of probiotics in humans and animals has lead to the increase of related products on the market, from simple health food supplements to established brands. Underlying this is the growing awareness of the link between gut health and the intestinal flora.

The conference will be held over 2.5 days and will comprise of 6 themed sessions of 20-30 minute talks, a poster session, networking breaks, a trade stand exhibition, meals, social events and entertainment. Please refer to the Full Schedule for more detail.

We are grouping talks around the following themes:

  • Probiotics and Prebiotics: Latest Advances
  • Novel Foods, Nutrafoods
  • Global Innovations in the Field
  • Gut Microbiota and Gut Microbiome
  • Veterinary Products, Aquaculture and Companion Animals
  • Regulatory Issues, EFSA, GRAS
  • Opportunities in Developing Countries

If you are interested in submitting a request for a talk, please contact Professor Simon Cutting, as soon as possible.

Probiotics taken with Antibiotics decrease symptoms.

Scientific data to date published in the Cochrane Summaries: May 31, 2013

There were 31 random trials with a total of 4492 participants. Twenty-three studies = 4213 Participants assessed the effectiveness of probiotics in preventing CDAD in participants taking antibiotics.  Their results suggested that when the probiotics were implemented during the antibiotic therapy the CDAD was reduced by 64%.