Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed as of 14 May 2024.




1. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online submission system by the given deadlines:

  • oral presentations – 25 April 2024
  • poster presentations – 13 May 2024

Abstracts received via e-mail or after the deadline will not be accepted and therefore will not be considered for the programme or publication.

2. The number of submitted abstracts per author is not limited. However, one presenting author can present only 1 oral presentation (and unlimited number of posters), which will be decided by reviewers during the review process.

3. Abstracts are to be submitted into one of the following scientific topics:

    • Adverse Effects, Safety
    • AI in Probiotic Research
    • Animal Health
    • Anti-viral Probiotics
    • Bacteriocins
    • Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides
    • Biomarkers of Probiotic Efficacy
    • Brain-Gut-Liver Axis
    • Clinical Trials and Health Claim Substantiation
    • Delivery Vehicles
    • Diarrhoea Prevention
    • Dietary Interventions
    • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
    • Fermented Foods
    • Formulation and Production
    • Future of Probiotics and Prebiotics – Visions and Opportunities
    • Genetics, Functional Genomics, Metabolomics of Probiotics
    • Genome Sequencing
    • Gut-Joint Axis
    • Gut-Kidney Axis
    • Gut-Liver Axis
    • Gut-Lung Axis
    • Gut-Skin Axis
    • Holomicrobiome, Plants, Soil, Agriculture
    • Identification, Characterisation of Strains
    • Industry, Market and Technology Developments
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Crohn’s Disease
    • Lactic Acid Bacteria
    • Live Biotherapeutic Products
    • Maternal and Vaginal Health
    • Mechanisms of Action
    • Microbiome of the GIT
    • Microbiota Protection and Resilience
    • Microbiota-Gut-Brain Psychology
    • Microvesicles
    • Models to Study Intestinal Interactions
    • Mucosal Health and Integrity
    • New Methods & New Equipment
    • Next Generation Probiotics
    • Non-LAB Probiotics – Bifidobacteria, Yeasts, Bacilli
    • Non-mucosal Interaction with the Immune System and Allergy
    • Novel Strains and Approaches
    • Oral-Gut Axis
    • Paediatric Nutrition
    • Personalized Nutrition
    • Postbiotics and Phages
    • Prebiotics
    • Probioceuticals
    • Probiotic Applications in Pharma, Food, Fermentation, Living Space, Air, Surface, Silage
    • Quality Assurance and Stability
    • Quorum Sensing, Quorum Quenching
    • Recombinant Probiotics
    • Regulatory Issues and Barriers
    • Simulating and Models to Study Intestinal Interactions
    • Skin microbiome
    • Stimulation of the Intestinal Immune System
    • Synbiotics
    • Targeted and Personalized Modulation of Gut Microbiota
    • Taxonomy – Current Issues
    • Technology
    • Urogenital Applications
    • Zoo-technical Benefits
    • Other

4. You are welcome to submit your presentation also out of the Preliminary Programme topics to be considered by the Scientific Committee.

5. A preferred presentation method should be selected during the submission from the following options:

    • Oral Presentation
    • Poster Presentation

6. All abstracts will be reviewed by the review committee who will consider its formal aspects and the content. They will decide which abstracts will be accepted and they may reconsider the final presentation type.

7. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Abstracts not suitable for display will be rejected. Please have your abstract checked for correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and formal structure. The organiser reserves the right to edit abstracts, if necessary, prior to the publication in the Conference Proceedings.

8. All presenting authors will receive an acceptance/rejection notification via e-mail by:

  • oral presentations – 2 May 2024
  • poster presentations – 16 May 2024

9. All presenting authors are obliged to register and transfer the registration fee by:

  • oral presentation – 10 May 2024
  • poster presentation – 23 May 2024

If the presenting authors fail to register before the deadline, their abstract(s) will not be included in the Conference Proceedings or the scientific programme. If your organisation/university requires an abstract acceptation letter before payment, please contact the Secretariat at abstracts@probiotic-conference.net.

10. In the online submission system, authors can apply for the Young Scientist Award.
The Young Scientist Award of IPC recognizes the achievements of outstanding young scientists who are at the beginning of their career and who conduct basic or applied research on probiotics or prebiotics. The Young Scientist Award of IPC will be presented to the presenting author of the best oral paper who is PhD or PhD-student and under the age of 32.
Please note that the YSA applicants will be asked to submit their full paper in May 2024.

11. In the online submission system, authors can apply for the Best Poster Award.
The Best Poster Award of IPC recognizes the achievements of outstanding young scientists who are at the beginning of their career and who conduct basic or applied research on probiotics or prebiotics.
BPA will be presented by ICFMH – The International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene of the IUMS and will be presented to the presenting author of the best poster paper who is PhD or PhD-student and under the age of 32.
Please note that the BPA applicants will be asked to deliver their poster in pdf no later than 2 weeks prior to the conference.

12. Submission of an abstract represents a commitment to either attend the conference or send a knowledgeable substitute who is qualified to present and answer questions regarding the reported work.

13. The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to cover travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference.


1. All abstracts must be written in English and must be the author’s own work.

2. The length of the abstract title is not limited and must be submitted using the Title Case (e.g. ‘My Abstract for IPC Will Be Presented in Bratislava).

3. There is no limit to the number of co-authors who can be submitted for one abstract. The authors’ order can be changed if needed by swapping the names in the list of authors. The first name is considered to be the main author.

4. The minimum abstract length is 400 words, and the maximum length is 500 words. All submissions should follow this structure: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References (optional).

5. Corresponding keywords in alphabetical order are mandatory – 5 keywords are required and should be included in the Keywords submission step. Keywords should be written using the Title Case (First Letter Is Capital).

6. Up to 1 picture can be inserted into the text flow using the “Picture Insert” icon to start the upload process. Photographs of commercial products are not permitted unless they add educational value. The Scientific Committee desire that all authors understand unambiguously that commercialism is inappropriate and will not be tolerated. Authors are asked to keep these constraints when preparing their abstracts, papers, and presentations.


a) Click the “Picture Insert” button.


b) Click the “Upload” button (1) and select the picture you wish to insert from your computer. It will be uploaded to the insert image gallery (2).

 c) Select the corresponding picture (1), copy the picture title into the “Alternate Text” field (2) and add the picture dimensions (one size is sufficient) (3) and confirm the selection with the ”Insert” button. (4) (width 300px = approx. 7cm wide).

IMPORTANT! The title of your picture has to be written in the abstract text above the picture, not only in the “Alternate Text”.

d) When the picture is uploaded, the correct location and size can be checked. If you wish to change the dimensions you can simply delete the inserted picture and upload it once again with a different size.

Further information on presentation requirements and poster preparation will be provided in the additional communication in due time.

Should you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact us via e-mail at abstracts@probiotic-conference.net.

IPC 2024 Scientific Programme Secretariat


E-mail: abstracts@probiotic-conference.net