Dr. Rob Knight joins IPAWC + Probiota Americas roster

By Stephen Daniells

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Dr. Rob Knight joins IPAWC + Probiota Americas roster

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The speaker roster for the IPAWC + Probiota Americas is filling up, and we can confirm that renowned microbiome research professor Rob Knight has confirmed his participation to speak at the event in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Knight, director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation at the University of California San Diego, combines microbiology, DNA sequencing, ecology and computer science to understand the vast numbers of microbes that inhabit our bodies and our planet.

“We are delighted and honored that Professor Rob Knight is joining us in Salt Lake City for this year’s IPA World Congress + Probiota America,” said Stephen Daniells, PhD, editor-in-chief of NutraIngredients-USA, editorial consultant for Probiota Americas and chair of the event. “He’s one of the most recognizable, respected and inspirational figures in microbiome research, and I’m excited to hear him share his insights with our attendees.”

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 Microbiome Modulation to Support Women’s Health, Prebiotics, Healthcare Practitioners, Retailer Insights, Gut-Brain Axis, Companion Animals, Tech Advances and much more.

Our esteemed speakers include industry pioneers such as:

- Dr. Cara Welch​, ODSP, FDA
- Prof. Franco Vicariotto​, Humanitas Hospital and University Milan
- Marc Washington​, Supergut
- Prof. Denise Kelly, Seventure Partners
- Dr. Brian McNeill, Health Canada NNHPD
- Dr. Daniela Barile​, TheUniversity of California Davis
- Caroline Carralero​, Nouri
- Dr. Chris Oswald​, Nestlé Health Science
- Brandon Casteel, SPINS
- Dr. Nikos Kyrpides​, Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Dr. Koen Venema​, Beneficial Microbes Consultancy
- Dr. Dan Merenstein​, Georgetown University
- Dr. Jessica Younes​, International Probiotics Association
- Dr. Emanuele Chisari​, Parvizi Surgical Innovation
- Victor DeFrancis​, TheFederal Trade Commission
- Dr. Adam Killpartrick​, MAIOME
- Dr. Sibyl Swift​, Swift Strategy Group
- Bill Bookout, The National Animal Supplement Council
- Dr. J.F. (Jake) Burlet, DVM, MBA, ICD.D​, CanBiocin
- Nicole Hill​, MarketPlace Branding
- Will Cowling​, FMCG Gurus

And many more!

Download the 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.

The place to be…

George Paraskevakos, executive director of the International Probiotics Association, added: "Microbiome modulation is a multibillion-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 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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