ISAPP-SFA meeting 2019: Call for abstract applications

The call for applications for the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) Students and Fellows Association (SFA) 2019 conference in Antwerp, Belgium on May 14-16 is now CLOSED. Selected applicants will be notified through e-mail at the beginning of February 2019.

The 2019 meeting in conjunction with ISAPP will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Antwerp (Koningin Astridplein 7, Antwerp, Belgium). The meeting venue is located a short walking distance from the Antwerp Central Station. Accommodation for SFA members is booked at the Century Hotel (Pelikaanstraat 20, Antwerp) likewise located next to the station.

Antwerp Central Station (train station ANTWERPEN-CENTRAAL) is easy to reach by a direct train from the Brussels International Airport (BRU) (train station BRUSSELS AIRPORT - ZAVENTEM). The journey from the Brussel South Charleroi Airport (CRL) is more complicated, and requires a combination of bus and train.

A tentative program is available here.

Highlights of the 2019 ISAPP-SFA conference include the opportunity to attend invite-only ISAPP lectures, a poster session at the ISAPP conference to present your work, a fermentation workshop and multiple networking events with both SFA and ISAPP members. If your abstract is accepted there will be no registration fee and travel costs and accommodation will be partially covered depending on the distance travelled thanks to generous support from ISAPP.

Download our ISAPP-SFA and 2019 conference flyers and share them with your fellow researchers!

As always, please email with any questions or comments.


SFA Executive Committee
The Students and Fellows Association (SFA) of ISAPP

*DISCLAIMER: allocation of travel funds is at the discretion of the executive committee. While we aim to provide everyone with a travel fund, this will depend on the number of members attending and funds available. Please note that an application to attend this conference is not a guarantee of a place. We have an upper limit of participants and cannot accept more than we can accommodate. Therefore, to increase the likelihood of your application being approved, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if you require a visa for travel, it is your responsibility to organize this.