In June 2021, the 8th International Human Microbiome Consortium Meeting will take place in Barcelona, Spain. The congress will be held in the iconic and leading Barcelona International Convention Centre.
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 expects to attract a large international audience of over 1,000 delegates.
The program will include 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. Commercial stands will be also featured for the duration of the congress to foster networking and commercial opportunities among companies and delegates attending the event.
The event will be accredited to provide Credits for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and will be structured around plenary sessions in the morning and parallel sessions, symposia and satellite events for companies in the afternoon.
The event will also include the 7th edition of the Barcelona Debates on the Human Microbiome, from microbes to human, 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.
The day the Congress starts, Sunday 27th of June, coincides with the World Microbiome Day. To celebrate this day, a variety of activities will be organized and will be open to the general public to broaden their awareness of the microbiome and their effects.