Welcome to AEProbio’s Newsfeed!

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We wish to introduce you to the AEProbio Newsfeed, where our goal is to keep you actively updated on the actions taken for and the overall impact of the Probiotic Chart Initiative. Here, you will find news including conferences, events, recognition, and other stories. We aim to keep you engaged and up to date. Visit frequently for more stories!

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Clinical Guide makes an appearance at FNCE 2018 in Washington D.C.


From October 20th to 23rd, the Clinical Guide was at FNCE, the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, one of the largest dietitian conferences in the world. This year, held in Washington D.C., the conference drew in approximately 11,000 delegates. The Clinical Guide was represented by AEProbio team - Author Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic and Scientific Advisory Working Group Lead Danielle Moore - who distributed physical guide copies and explained the methods, objectives, and processes of this project. The Clinical Guide received overwhelmingly positive feedback from dietitians who encouraged the continuation of this initiative. To learn more about the conference, attendees, and activities please visit their website at

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Feedback from the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health


After the 12th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health held in Budapest from June 18th to 21st, author Nina Vinot, current Area Sales Manager at Probiotical, commended Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic’s presentation and Clinical Guide in her article “10 Major Topics covered at the International Scientific Conference on Probitoics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health (IPC) in Budapest.” More

Published on July 13th, 2018 Nina Vinot’s article highlights 10 major topics discussed at IPC, mentioning Dragana’s presentation on the Clinical Guide under the topic “Regulation and consumer orientation.” Addressing the need for understanding how to choose the right Probiotic, the article states that “Even when practitioners are well informed and prescribe a specific probiotic to their patient, it often happens that these look for a cheaper alternative without studies – and miss the chance to be helped, while decreasing the credibility for probiotics in general.” Vinot recognizes the mission of AEProbio and the Clinical Guide to secure that Probiotic Products are backed with scientific research and evidence according to strain and administered regarding appropriate indications. About the Clinical Guide, Vinot writes that, “This is an internationally acclaimed initiative, creating a bridge between the research healthcare providers and the public, and doing a great part in assisting people to protect, restore and maintain a healthy and diverse microbiota.” The full article can be read at

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Clinical Guide of Canada and US presented in Budapest, Hungary


Author, Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, was invited speaker and co-chair for a session titled “Probiotics Health Claims Substantiation and Recognised Mode of Action” held on Wednesday June 20th at the 12th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health, held in Budapest, Hungary from June 18th to 21st. More

The 12th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health was organized to explore and share the current advances made regarding the use of probiotics. With over 400 attendees, the conference joined researchers and healthcare professionals for presentations, workshops, and active discussions. Dragana, as both an invited speaker and co-chair of her session, discussed the Clinical Guide in her presentation, “Clinical Guide to Probiotic Products (Canada and US): History, Acceptance, Wide Distribution and Process of Annual Review.” Highlighting both the correct use of the chart and the work of AEProbio, the benefits of knowing how to select the correct probiotic based on indication were explored. The presentation received positive feedback and the afternoon was spent actively networking and further sharing these ideas and research. To learn more about the conference and view the programme, visit 

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Clinical Guide featured at the 16th World Congress on Menopause in Vancouver


As a scientific poster presentation, the Clinical Guide was featured at the 16th World Congress on Menopause, “Midlife Health in the 21st Century,” hosted by the International Menopause Society in Vancouver on June 6th to 9th. More


The International Menopause Society’s mission is to promote and expand topics in Menopause, ranging from research plans to individual experiences - which includes the hosting of this semi-annual event directed towards exploring current educational information for healthcare professionals. Authors, Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic and Dr Vivien Brown, presented their poster focussing on the “Clinical Application of Probiotic Products for Vaginal Health; Adopted from the Clinical Guide to Probiotic Supplements Available in Canada, discussing the available probiotic products for vaginal health, dosage forms, and the clinical evidence to date. The poster’s objective was to highlight the scientific evidence for probiotic supplements that is easily accessible for selection by clinicians, demonstrating to attendees of the event that there are effective oral and vaginal probiotics for vaginal health. The poster was met with much enthusiasm and interest. To view the events website, including information on presentation and workshop topics that occurred, please visit and (for specific schedule). To learn more about the International Menopause society and their objectives, visit 

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AEProbio and the Clinical Guide referenced in Shape Magazine


The Clinical Guide is credited in a recent issue of Shape Magazine, a popular magazine centred on Women’s health and fitness. More

The article, How to Find the Best Probiotic for You, written by Julia Malacoff and published May 11, 2018 breaks down the process of choosing the right probiotic into three simple steps. In Step One, Read the fine print, Malacoff highlights the importance of conducting research, while understanding the available research. In this section, the author includes the recommendation of registered dietitian, Kate Scarlata, to consult the AEProbio Clinical Guide website, as a secure source for information on Probiotics available in the USA and Canada. The article can be viewed online at

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Canada Clinical Guide Mobile App is Ready for Download


In an effort to make the Probiotic Chart more available and accessible, we have recently relaunched the mobile app of the Clinical Guide to Probiotic Products in Canada 2018 for both Android and Apple. More

On the app, users can search by Brand Name, Indication, Age/Gender, or, they can simply view all available Probiotic products. Complete with an explanation of the Clinical Guide, information on evidence, and professional references, the app is intended to give the information provided on the website and physical Chart copies, in a quick and easy-to-use manner. The app can be found in the app store under the name “Probiotic Guide Canada.” *Please note: as a user, it may be necessary to uninstall the older version and reinstall the new application in order for all changes to be effective.

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The Clinical Guide made an appearance in Barcelona!


The Probiotic Chart’s author, Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, presented the Clinical Guide to Probiotic Products Available in Canada as a Scientific Frontiers Poster presentation at the IPA World Congress + Probiota in Barcelona February 7th to 9th, 2018. More

The conference, held this past February, brought the science and business worlds together with more than 300 attendees engaging in sessions and workshops on various topics including the importance of microbiota in the first 1000 days of life, modulating the microbiome for sports performance, and targeting diseases through the microbiome. Dragana’s poster, showcasing the Clinical Guide to Probiotic Products 2018, highlighted the methods to finding specific and appropriate probiotics based on patient indication or need. With a major focus on patients’ expectations from healthcare professionals when selecting the correct probiotic, Dragana displayed the significance of translating these scientific findings into an easily applicable and accessible format. Her poster presentation also discussed the exponential growth of research in this field, demonstrating the ongoing nature of this project. The information Dragana provided was met with lively discussion and acceptance.

For more on this event, including highlights, videos, and overall general information, visit 

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Congratulations to Scientific Advisory Working Group Lead: Danielle Moore!

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The Alliance for Education on Probiotics is happy to announce the appointment of Danielle Moore RD/Dt.P. as Lead for the AEProbio Scientific Advisory Working GroupMore

Danielle is a dietitian with vast health marketing experience, having previously held senior management positions with Danone Canada, Nestlé Nutrition Canada, and Abbott Laboratories. Currently, as Business Development Consultant in the food, nutraceutical, and health sectors, her objective is to ensure that category messages are credibly supported and communicated, hence her continued interest in the Probiotic Guide project.

In her new appointment, she will be responsible for leading the AEProbio Scientific Advisory Working Group (SAWG) and coordinating educational initiatives with key opinion leaders and members of the Alliance for Education on Probiotics.

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The Clinical Guide is receiving great feedback!

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After the initial relaunch of the website for Probiotic Products Available in Canada on March 17th, 2018, quickly followed by that of the Probiotic Products Available in USA on March 23rd, 2018, the Clinical Guide has been receiving some very positive feedback. More

Author of the Clinical Guide, Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, is happy to share some of the feedback that she has been receiving about the clinical impact and effectiveness of the Guide:

                “I use this all the time. So much misinformation about probiotics out there. You have done an amazing job with this and I am pleased to spread this info!” – RD, Hamilton Health Sciences

                “Just wanted to congratulate you on the amazing update to the Clinical Guide to Probiotics Available in Canada -- informative and so easy to use.  There is nothing else like it in Canada and I feel honoured to know the author. Thank you Dragana!” – PharmD, Hamilton Family Health Team

                “Hi Dragana, a wonderful tool that we use so often in daily practice. Thank you!” -RD, Hamilton Family Health Team

                “The Clinical Guide is an amazingly helpful tool for frontline [Health Care Professionals] in an ever increasingly confusing probiotic landscape. Your insight, expertise and leadership creates a careful process to review, update, organize and present clinical information in a manner that is easily adaptable and accessible in daily practice - which improves patient care and health outcomes. Congratulations!” -RPh, Canadian Pharmacists Association

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ISAPP Has Mentioned the Probiotic Guide on their website!


The International Scientific Ascociation of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has mentioned the Probiotic Guide on their website. For full details follow the link below.


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