ESPGHAN, Geneva, Switzerland

Starts

WednesdayMay 9, 201800:00

Ends

SaturdayMay 12, 201800:00

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

In May 10-12, BioGaia participated in the 51st ESPGHAN meeting, a pediatric congress with a special attention to the gastrointestinal tract, liver and nutritional status. The congress that took place in Geneva attracted around 4600 visitors from all around the world, mainly pediatricians but also nurses and dietitians.

BioGaia was represented with a 36 sqm booth presenting Functional GI disorders in children with focus on infantile colic and functional abdominal pain. The interest was great with approx. 600 visitors in the booth and just like last year, we got the feeling that the benefits of probiotics continues to spread and grow.

In addition, we hosted a symposium on Saturday morning on the theme “Looking beyond infant colic – Long term consequences and the role of Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis in functional abdominal pain and other disorders”.

We had a Brilliant Minds Studio, a scientific symposium, where Professor Michael Cabana from the University of California hosted the session in a professional way and with our own Stefan Roos as one of the brilliant minds presenting the evolution and mode of action of L. reuteri Protectis. Dr. Iva Hojsak, Referral Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Children’s Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia and Dr. Ruggiero Francavilla, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine University of Bari, Italy were the two other guests.

Besides the conference program, we arranged a gathering for the BioGaia Academy participants who were in Geneva. Dr Megumi Kubota and Dr Orjena Žaja presented their research and clinical findings with L. reuteri Protectis in functional constipation among children and nutritional recovery and treatment of constipation in children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa.