ISAPP Newsletter – April 2021
Welcome to ISAPP’s April newsletter. We open this edition with a special invitation to register for the open portion of ISAPP's virtual annual meeting, to be held June 1st and 2nd, 2021! Join the ISAPP community for an exciting lineup of expert talks and a one-of-a-kind Q&A session with longtime ISAPP-associated scientists in probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics and fermented foods from both academia and industry.
In our featured blog post this month, ISAPP board member Prof. Hania Szajewska, MD provides a guide for healthcare professionals about what to do when probiotic recommendations from different medical organizations do not agree.
Make sure you watch (or re-watch) our educational video on fermented foods, updated according to the ISAPP scientific consensus definition published last year in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
Cash prize, paid travel and a top honor! The ISAPP Early Career Scientist Research Prize 2021 is open for applications (deadline is April 30th, 2021). Senior scientists please share, and early career scientists please apply for, this award.
There are two important updates and announcements from the Students and Fellow Association (SFA) this month. In regard to the upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting, SFA is now accepting abstract submissions with special attention given to research topics addressing the role of probiotics in vaccine development and COVID-19 immunity, the latest breaking news on the gut-brain axis, and challenges associated with postbiotic formation regulation. There will be four 15 minutes slots available for SFA members. SFA members who are interested in presenting their latest research are encouraged to email a title, 250-word abstract, and speaker details to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28th. Also, there will be an exciting series of blog posts beginning this month in which SFA members share their unique experiences traversing graduate school during a global pandemic. Check out http://isapp-sfa.com/new-blog for the latest updates.