The 10th International Scientific Conference about Probiotics and Prebiotics, organized by the Department of Experimental Medicine of the Medical Faculty, UPJŠ took place in Budapest on 21. 6. 2016 - 23. 6. 2016 and was attended by more than 400 participants from more than 80 countries of the world. International Scientific Conference about Probiotics and Prebiotics - "IPC 2016" is the world's largest event dedicated to scientific research, probiotics and prebiotics, which has, for the time of its existence since 2000, gained an excellent reputation.
"This conference has been for the third time organized in Budapest, because the Hungarian metropolis possesses good air connections for participants from around the world. The participants come to the Conference every year due to the quality of scientific program and accompanying activities. This year's conference had extremely high scientific level. The contributions were presented by the most recognized experts in the field of probiotic research from around the world. The presented knowledge pointed to the very important role of gut microbiota in the health maintenance and in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases. We can expect that in the near future we will be able to significantly increase the effectivity of prevention and treatment of many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract by modulating of the gut flora. The presented contributions were also the great benefit to the understanding of the mechanism of action of probiotics at the molecular level," says head of the Department of Experimental, Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference MVDr. Alojz Bomba, DrSc.
The scientific program of the IPC2016 was devoted to current advances in the research, production and use of probiotics and prebiotics, focusing on their role in health promotion and disease prevention.
"The conference was focused on the presentation of knowledge based on scientific evidence of beneficial effects of probiotics and prebiotics for human and animal health obtained in clinical and experimental studies. For the first time we have included the section focusing on the targeted modulation of intestinal microflora, including the transplantation in the prevention and treatment of diseases in our conference. The contributions of young researchers from around the world have helped to make the high scientific level of the event and I am very pleased that RNDr.Zdenka Hertélyová, PhD has represented our department. She has presented a very valuable lecture abiout the impact of boosted probiotics on the fatty acid composition," said MVDr. Alojz Bomba, DrSc.