The International Lactoferrin Conference was a success!


The International Lactoferrin Conference was held from November 4 to 8, 2019 at the José Antonio Deluxe Hotel in Miraflores with the participation of 152 attendees from 26 countries. The Conference was organized by the Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt" (IMTAvH) with support from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). The Chair of the Conference was Dr. Theresa Ochoa, Director of IMTAvH who, with the IMTAvH Pediatric Infectology Laboratory team, worked very hard to carry out this event.

Academic activities included 54 lectures by renowned researchers from the United States, Mexico, China, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia and Switzerland. The program also included a Lactoferrin Symposium for the prevention of neonatal sepsis. A collaboration network was established between neonatologists of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and physicians from the United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland and Australia. They visited the facilities of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Cayetano Heredia Hospital, in order to continue with the development of studies on neonatal sepsis, lactoferrin and related subjects in neonatology.

It is worth mentioning that it is the first time that the International Lactoferrin Conference is held in a South American country. The next edition will be in Beijing China.


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Also watch the interview with Dr. Theresa Ochoa, Chair of the Conference:

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