PROBIOTICS, A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO HEALTH

- an expert insight into the latest research

Preface

In 2015, we celebrate Yakult’s 80th anniversary worldwide and 20th anniversary in Germany.  Reflecting our research heritage but also looking to the future, the 8th International Yakult Symposium, entitled ‘PROBIOTICS, A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO HEALTH – an expert insight into the latest research’, will focus on two key issues: probiotics and the importance of being proactive about health. Health maintenance requires proactive strategies; the symposium will provide an expert update into how probiotics could play a key role in this respect.

The symposium will start with a bird’s eye view of how the gut microbiota and gut health are involved in health maintenance. Then we will look in closer detail at the use of probiotics in specific phases of life and various physiological conditions. Both the latest clinical findings and the theories about the underlying probiotic mechanisms of activity will be discussed. The symposium will end with an interactive discussion into the potential of probiotics for the benefit of health.

The symposium is a unique opportunity to share the latest insights into how probiotics can be used to maintain health, to engage in high level science debate, and to network with scientists and healthcare professionals interested in this field.

We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

Scientific Committee

Prof Stephan C. Bischoff
University of Hohenheim, Germany

Prof Ina Bergheim
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany

Prof Helena Tlaskalova-Hogenova
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Prof Kristin Verbeke
KU Leuven, Belgium

Dr Tomoyuki Sako
Yakult Europe B.V.

Thursday April 23, 2015

10:00 Registration and Poster Assembly 

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Opening
Dr Tomoyuki Sako, Head of European Science, Yakult Europe B.V.

12:40 KEYNOTE LECTURES – MICROBES AND HUMANS
Chair: Prof Ina Bergheim, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany

12:45 Is the small intestine microbiota a target for probiotics?
Prof Michiel Kleerebezem, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

13:35 Integrative approaches in gastroenterology: from yoga to probiotics
Prof Jost Langhorst, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Germany

14:25 Tea & coffee break / Poster viewing

SESSION 1 – THE EFFECT OF MICROBIOTA AND PROBIOTICS THROUGH LIFE
Chair: Prof Stephan C. Bischoff, University of Hohenheim, Germany

15:30 Probiotics and its evidence for children
Prof Hania Szajewska, The Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

16:00 Pro- & prebiotics and obesity: where are we now?
Prof Nathalie Delzenne, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Belgium

16:30 The brain-gut-microbiota axis and behaviour- towards psychobiotics
Prof John Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland

17:00 Ageing and the oral microbiota
Prof Kuniyasu Ochiai, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Japan

17:30 End of sessions
Poster viewing until 19:00 (tea & coffee available)

19:00 Pre-dinner drinks

19:30 Dinner
Welcome address: Managing Director, Yakult Europe B.V.

Poster Prize

Friday April, 2015

SESSION 2 – MICROBIOTA AND PROBIOTICS UNDER SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Chair: Prof Helena Tlaskalova-Hogenova, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

8:30 Campylobacter infection, microbiota and probiotics
Prof Stefan Bereswill, Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Germany

8:55 Probiotic immunomodulatory mechanisms
Dr Liam O’Mahony, Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, Switzerland

Short communication
9:20 Does probiotic play a role in preventing gastrointestinal complications in patients with spinal cord injury?
Dr Samford Wong, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, UK

9:35 Can probiotics minimise the risk of poor diet?
Dr Carl Hulston, Loughborough University, UK

9:50 HIV and probiotics
Dr Chiara D’Angelo, University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

10:05 Break and Poster viewing

SESSION 3 – IMMUNE, CARCINOGENESIS AND PROBIOTICS
Chair: Prof Kristin Verbeke, KU Leuven, Belgium

10:40 Ecology and metabolism of the beneficial intestinal commensal bacterium Faecalibacterium prausnitzii

Prof Philippe Langella, INRA, France

11:05 High fat meal as inducers of postprandial cellular inflammatory and oxidative stress: the potential role of probiotics
Prof Mauro Serafini, CRA-NUT, Italy

11:30 Prostate cancer and intestinal bacteria: possible prevention by probiotics
Prof Hideyuki Akaza, The University of Tokyo, Japan

FINAL DISCUSSION – THE CORE BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS
Moderator: Prof Glenn Gibson, University of Reading, UK

12:00 Relevance of probiotics for new guidelines in gastroenterology
Dr Viola Andresen, Israelitic Hospital Hamburg, Germany

12:25 The core benefit and future of probiotics: the ISAPP paper
Prof Colin Hill, University College Cork, Ireland
12:50 Discussion: what to conclude and take home about probiotics?

13:20 Closing Remarks
Managing Director of Yakult Germany

13:30 Lunch

14:30 End of International Yakult Symposium

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