Broad Institute of MIT, NOW, FDA among first raft of speakers for Probiota Americas

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Probiota Americas announces first wave of conference speakers

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Today we can reveal the first wave of speakers confirmed for Probiota Americas, the must-attend conference bridging the business and science of microbiome modulation for human health.

Registration is already open for the three-day event​, which will take place June 14-16 at the Westin Chicago River North.

The event program features presentations and panel discussions from a range of stakeholders, including industry, academia, regulatory, market experts, and more!

The 2023 event kicks off with The Probiota Americas CEO Panel featuring Caroline Carralero (Nouri), Jim Emme (NOW Health Group), Aubrey Leavitt (Postbiotics+), and more. The session also includes overviews of the market by Scott Dicker, Director of Market Insights at SPINS, and Stephen Daniells, Editor-in-Chief of NutraIngredients-USA.

Day 1 ends with a keynote from Dr Andrew Benson, Director of the Nebraska Food for Health Center at the University of Nebraska, titled, “Genetic Diversity Within Species of Food Crops can have Substantial Effects on the Human Gut Microbiome”

Day 2 starts with a look at the regulatory landscapes for microbiome modulators in the US and Canada, and features presentations from Leslie Steen, PhD, from the US Food & Drug Administration, and Brian McNeill, PhD, from Health Canada.

Other confirmed speakers for Day 2 include: Solange Henoud, Lallemand/ International Probiotics Association; Dr. Corey Hilmas, KGK Science; Ivan Wasserman, Amin Talati Wasserman; Mark Haupt, MD, IFF; Damian Rafal Plichta, PhD, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Meichen (Echo) Pan, North Carolina State University; Katherine Chacón-Vargas, PhD, Synbiotic Health; and Zack Abbott, PhD, Zbiotics.

Day 3 features presentations on a range of topics, including: Microbiome Modulation to Support Women’s Health; LBPs in the USA; and insights from our Probiota Pioneers.

“I’m really excited by the content for this year’s Probiota America,” said Stephen Daniells, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of NutraIngredients-USA, Editorial Consultant for Probiota Americas and chair of the event. “We’re exploring novel topics like pets and aging, while also digging deeper into hot topics like women’s health and postbiotics. And for the first time ever we’ll have a CEO panel, which promises to offer macro and micro insights for attendees.

“Our last two Probiota events in Europe – Copenhagen in 2022 and Barcelona in 2023 – both sold out, so I urge our community to avoid disappointment and register soon!”

Exploring Chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago in the prestigious River North neighborhood of the city, this iconic riverfront location makes it a perfect base for delegates to explore the historic and energetic Windy City with nearby attractions including the Millennium Park, The Chicago Theatre District, and the vibrant Chicago Riverwalk.

Discounted room rates at the Westin Chicago River North are available. For more information to book rooms, please click HERE​.

The video below shows you highlights of 2022’s event in Washington, D.C.:

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