IPA Probiotic Workshop in DC

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

By International Probiotics Association and USP

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For further information please email sjy@usp.org or call (301) 230-6366. Please note that this workshop is not eligible for the USP Donor Recognition Program.


IPA LogoProbiotics are unique in every way, from the manufacturing processes, storage & stability needs as well as the analytical requirements to touch but on a few areas. Careful consideration must be taken when it comes to looking at how regulators view their inclusion into guidance and guidelines. Probiotics cannot be blanketed into all the other food and dietary supplement categories when creating definitions on how industry should conduct themselves.

Hence the workshop presents an excellent opportunity in opening dialogue and possible collaborations in looking at how these friendly organisms can be considered within these regulations.

This one day workshop will concentrate on exchange, discussion and debate on how collaborating with the government agencies in the USA can make the probiotic sector appropriately regulated considering its uniqueness all the while benefiting consumers of safe and efficacious probiotic products.

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Plenary Session chaired by Dr Daniel Merenstein, Director of Research and Associate Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations for the event need to be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott Reservations at 800.228.9290 or 301.985.7300. Special room rates are limited.