UC Davis, Nestlé, FTC among first raft of speakers for IPAWC + Probiota Americas

By Stephen Daniells

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First raft of speakers announced for IPAWC + Probiota Americas

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We are pleased to reveal the first wave of speakers confirmed for the IPA World Congress + 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 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City.

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

Our 2024 event promises three days of engaging, inspiring, and informative sessions covering a wide array of topics including but not limited to Microbiome Modulation to Support Women’s Health, Prebiotics, Healthcare Practitioners, Retailer Insights, Companion Animals and Tech Advances.

Our esteemed speakers include industry pioneers such as:

- Dr. Daniela Barile​, Professor, TheUniversity of California, Davis
- Caroline Carralero​, Founder and CEO, Nouri
- Dr. Chris Oswald​, Head of Medical Affairs at Nestlé Health Science
- Dr. Nikos Kyrpides​, Head of Microbiome Data Science, Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Dr. Koen Venema​, Founder and CEO, Beneficial Microbes Consultancy
- Dr. Dan Merenstein​, Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown University
- Dr. Jessica Younes​, Scientific Director, International Probiotics Association
- Victor DeFrancis​, Attorney, TheFederal Trade Commission
- Bill Bookout, BS, MBA​, President, The National Animal Supplement Council
- Dr. J.F. (Jake) Burlet, DVM, MBA, ICD.D​, CEO, CanBiocin
- Nicole Hill​, Executive Director of Strategy, MarketPlace Branding
- Sandra Saville, Director of Education and Communication, International Probiotic Association

And many more!

Download the Early Advance Program​ to get a sneak peek into our program and see the full list of speakers and key themes lined up for this year's event.


George Paraskevakos, executive director of the International Probiotics Association, said: "Microbiome modulation is a multi-billion dollar global industry that is impacting all aspects of our health and wellness. This year’s IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas in Salt Lake City will provide valuable insights into the opportunity of the wider -biotics category and reflects IPA’s expanded scope to embrace probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics, and burgeoning sectors like companion animals.

“It is important that industry, researchers and regulators come together to keep up-to-date on all the advances and understand how to connect the dots, and that is exactly what this event does."

The video below shows you highlights of 2023’s event in Chicago:


DSHEA Summit

The IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas will be preceded by the landmark DSHEA Summit​, hosted by NutraIngredients-USA and supported by the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). This half-day event will bring together the architects of the law, key industry stakeholders and former and current FDA officials to discuss the past, present and future of the U.S. dietary supplements industry.

The DSHEA Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City on Monday, June 10, 2024 from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Confirmed speakers are:

- Scott Bass, ​Partner, Global Life Sciences, Sidley Austin
- ​Christine Burdick-Bell​, EVP & General Counsel, Pharmavite
- ​Robert Durkin, ​Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP​ ​& former acting Director and Deputy Director, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), FDA
- Jim Emme, ​CEO, NOW Health Group
- Loren Israelsen, ​President and Founder, United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)
- Patricia Knight, ​Senior Political Advisor, UNPA ​& former Chief of Staff to Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah
- George Paraskevakos, ​Executive Director, International Probiotics Association (IPA)
- Peter Reinecke, ​Senior Political Advisor, UNPA & former Chief of Staff to Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
- Dr. Cara Welch,​ Director, Office of Dietary Supplements Programs, FDA

Delegates can bundle registrations for both the DSHEA Summit and the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas. Please click HERE​ for more information and to register.

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