Program
KEYNOTE LECTURES
8:55 Welcome and Introduction - Dr. Ignace Debruyne, Health Claims Europe, Belgium
9:00 Key Issues for the Industry, Dr. V. Krishnakumar, Managing Director, Giract, Switzerland
9:15 EFSA Guidance to Gut and Immune Health Claims, Prof. Dr. Ambroise Martin, NDA panel chair, Université ClaudeG Bernard Lyon, France
9:45 World Digestive Health and the Microbiome - Gut Health in Developing Countries, Mr. Marc Van Ameringen, Executive Director, GAIN Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Switzerland
10:15 Keynote: Questions & Answers
10:30 Coffee Break & Networking

Session 1 - SCIENCE UPDATE
Chair Dr. Jeroen Raes, Laboratory of Molecular Bacteriology (Rega Institute), VIB KU Leuven, Belgium

11:00 The Microbiome, Microflora in Gut as an Independent Organ, Essential Symbiotic Actors for Human Life, Prof Dr Yolanda Sanz Herranz, National Research Council (IATA-CSIC) Microbial Ecology, Nutrition and Health Research Group, Spain
11:35 Prebiotics - Gut Flora Management, Prof. Dr. Nathalie Delzenne, LDRI Louvain Drug Research Institute, Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group, UC Louvain, Belgium
12:10 Scientific Evidence for Probiotics, How Research Evolved to GCP Standard, and Future Research Directions, Dr Sampo Lahtinen, Active Nutrition Technology Leader, DuPont Nutrition and Health, Denmark
12:45 Round table discussion: "Microbiome, Pre- & Probiotics"
13:00 Lunch and networking
Session 2 - CLAIMS & REGULATION
Chair Dr. ir. Bart Degeest, Managing Director, Yakult Belgium
14:00 Legal Aspects of Pre & Probiotics Claims, Difficulties and Challenges - a Global Review, Mr. Jean Savigny, Esq., Senior Partner, Keller and Heckman, Belgium
14:30 The Ban of the Term 'Probiotic' in the EU - Consequences and Ways Forward, Mrs. Carine Lambert, Secretary General, YLFA Association of Yoghurts & Live Fermented Milks, Belgium
15:00 The Human Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease: Post Hoc Non Ergo Propter Hoc, Dr. Guus Roeselers Senior Research Scientist Microbiology & Systems Biology, TNO Innovation for Life, the Netherlands
15:30 Round table discussion “Claims as Market Hurdles
15:45 Coffee Break & Networking
Session 3 - ACCESS to MARKETS and CONSUMER COMMUNICATION
Chair Dr. V. Krishnakumar, Managing Director, Giract, Switzerland
16:15 Market Changes in Gut Health Ingredients around the Globe, Dr. Russell Ward, Partner, Giract, Switzerland
16:45 Gut health communication: science or marketing? The key role of the ingredient manufacturer, Mr. Pascal Ronfard, President, Groupe SOLACTIS, France
17:15 Round table discussion “Marketing Opportunities
17:30 Wrap-up and closure