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Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Oct;5(5):571-3. doi: 10.1586/egh.11.61.

The International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics.

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 7-142 Katz Group Center, Edmonton, AB T6G 2N1, Canada.


The 5th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics was held in the Doubletree Hotel in Kosice, Slovakia, and highlighted current advances in the research and use of probiotics and prebiotics in both animal and human health. The conference attracted academic and industry representatives from over 35 countries and facilitated networking between research scientists and industry. A poster session was on display throughout the entire meeting. Over the course of the 3-day symposium, 12 sessions addressed issues related to the use of probiotics and prebiotics in the prevention and treatment of chronic and infectious diseases, their effects on host immune function and how they may modulate existing gut microbes.

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