The 8th International Human Microbiome Consortium Congress took place on June 27-29 in a fully digital format. With the support of the IHMC board, a strong local Organizing Committee and a Scientific Committee composed of the most renowned scientists and researchers in the Microbiota field, the Congress truly exceeded expectations with more than 700 delegates.
The program included the latest scientific developments and a variety of activities of interest for early-stage to senior researchers, clinical professionals, academia, the industry as well as the general public. The IHMC Congress also offered 58 oral presentations for selected abstracts.
Commercial virtual stands have also been featured for the duration of the congress to foster networking and commercial opportunities among companies and delegates attending the event.
The event also included the 7th edition of the Barcelona Debates on the Human Microbiome, from microbes to humans, a meeting where the most recent studies on the complex human-microbiome relationship and how the microbiome can influence in improving the clinical practices are discussed.
On June 27th and coinciding with World Microbiome Day, a variety of activities have been organized to broaden their awareness of the microbiome and its effects.