Monday, June 4, 2018


Plenary Sessions and Poster Sessions

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

8:00 AM – noon  Registration (including open registration) (Venus Ballroom Foyer)
  Venus Ballroom, Level 3
8:30 AM

Welcome Address
Conference Chairs: Gregor REID, Canada and Yuan-Kun LEE, Singapore

Welcome Speech
ISAPP President: Karen SCOTT, United Kingdom

  Chair: Karen SCOTT, UK
8:45-9:15 AM The Targets for Prebiotic Therapy
Speaker: Glenn GIBSON, UK.
9:15-9:45 AM Using Probiotics and Prebiotics in Pediatric Medicine
Speaker: Michael CABANA, USA
9:45-10:15 AM Intestinal Microbiology in Early Life
Speaker: Rocio MARTIN, Singapore
10:15-10:45 AM BREAK and POSTERS (Venus Ballroom Foyer)
  Venus Ballroom, Level 3
  Chair: Mary Ellen SANDERS, USA
10:45-11:15 AM Dietary Oat Bran and Probiotic Interaction in Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid and Oxylipin Metabolism
Speaker: Jetty Chung-Yung LEE, Hong Kong
11:15-11:45 AM Human and Dietary Migration, Gut Microbiome, Health & Diseases: An Asian Perspective
Speaker: Yuan-Kun LEE, Singapore
11:45-12:15 PM Probiotics-Food Oral Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Peanut Allergy
Speaker: Mimi TANG, Australia
12:15-1:45 PM LUNCH and POSTERS (Venus Ballroom Foyer)
  Venus Ballroom, Level 3
  Chair: Colin HILL, Ireland
1:45-2:15 PM Formulating Synbiotics for Improved Human Health
Speaker: Robert HUTKINS, USA
2:15-2:45 PM Impact of Diet on The Activity of the Gut Microbiota – Key Life-stages
Speaker: Karen SCOTT, UK
2:45-3:15 PM Nomenclature Upheaval of the Genus Lactobacillus: Implications for the Probiotic Field
Speaker: Bruno POT, Belgium
3:15-3:45 PM BREAK (Venus Ballroom Foyer)
  Venus Ballroom, Level 3
  Chair: Seppo SALMINEN, Finland
3:45-4:00 PM Guides for Use of Probiotics in the Clinic – Some Recent ISAPP Initiatives
4:00-5:00 PM

Panel Discussion
Harmonizing Global Regulatory Approaches for Products Targeting the Microbiome
Panelists: Seppo SALMINEN, Finland
                Yuan Kun LEE, Singapore
                Gabriel VINDEROLA, Argentina
                Mary Ellen SANDERS, USA

5:00-6:00 PM Late Breaking News
Rapid-fire, 5 min talks on issues of latest importance
6:00-8:00 PM Posters and Reception (Venus Ballroom Foyer)

Plenary Sessions and Poster Sessions

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

  Venus Ballroom, Level 3
  Chair: Glenn GIBSON, UK
9:00-9:30 AM The Products of Probiotic Bacteria with Potential for Improving Human Health
Speaker: Colin HILL, Ireland
9:30-10:00 AM Probiotics for Liver Disease
Speaker:  Hani El-NEZAMI, Hong Kong
10:00-10:30 AM If You Could Design A Probiotic, What Would It Look Like?
Speaker: Sarah LEBEER, Belgium
10:30-11:00 AM BREAK (Venus Ballroom Foyer)
  Venus Ballroom, Level 3
11:00-11:30 Fructophilic Lactic Acid Bacteria for Honey Bee Health
Speaker: Akihito ENDO, Japan
11:30-noon Detoxification of Environmental Chemicals With Probiotics
Speaker: Gregor REID, Canada
Noon-12:30 PM Pre- and Probiotic Use in Chronic GI Disorders in the Asia-Pacific Region
Speaker: Ruben WONG, Singapore
12:30-1:30 PM LUNCH (Venus Ballroom Foyer)
  Venus Ballroom, Level 3
  Chair: Sarah LEBEER, Belgium
1:30-2:00 PM Probiotics and Prebiotics for Oral Health
Speaker: Wim TEUGHELS, Belgium
2:00-2:30 PM Indigenous Plants as Prebiotic Sources in Asia
Speaker: Shahrul Razid SARBINI, Malaysia
2:30-3:00 PM BREAK (Venus Ballroom Foyer)
  Venus Ballroom, Level 3
  Chair: Michael CABANA, USA
3:00-3:30 PM Akkermansia muciniphila as Potential Next-Generation Beneficial Microbe: Fake of Reality?
Speaker: Patrice CANI, Belgium
3:30-4:00 PM Probiotics for Preterm Infants - The Western Australian Experience
Speaker: Sanjay PATOLE, Australia
  Chairs: Yasuhiro KOGA, Japan; Gregor REID, Canada
4:00-5:00 PM Panel Discussion:
What Does the Future Hold for Probiotics and Prebiotics?
Perspectives from Students, A Clinician and Industry.
Panelists: Hemraj DODIYA, President, SFA, USA
                Yasuhiro KOGA, President of Japan Probiotics Society, Japan
                Raja DHIR, USA
                Michael CABANA, USA
5:00-5:15 PM Closing remarks
Speaker: Dr Karen SCOTT, United Kingdom
               Prof Yuan-Kun LEE, Singapore

Note: June 7, 2018, a Discussion Forum for invited speakers and Corporate Partners will be convened.