Functional Foods & Bioactive Compounds in Health & Disease: Science & Practice
Functional Foods & Bioactive Compounds in Health & Disease: Science & Practice

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Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 21st International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods titled, "Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice". The conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on March 25-26, 2017. The 21st International Conference of Functional Food Center will bring together experts in medicine, biology, nutrition, and the food industry to discuss the functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for chronic diseases, as well as for health promotion.

This meeting will examine topics that include:

  • Functional Food Definition and the Status of Functional Foods in Japan, China, and the USA

  • Health Claims: Nutraceutical, Functional and Medical Food Regulations

  • Functional Foods and Obesity

  • Functional Foods and Diabetes

  • Functional Foods and Neurological Diseases

  • Functional Foods and Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)

  • Functional Foods and Cancer

  • Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Digestive Health

  • The Effects of Nutrition and Functional Foods on Aging and Health

  • Functional Foods with Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Noncommunicable Diseases

  • Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods

  • Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

  • Marketing Strategies and Consumer Trends of Functional Foods

  • Application of Modern Technologies for Functional Foods

Visit to learn more, receive updates, and register now for the 21st International Conference and Expo of Functional Food Center on Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice, March 25-26, 2017.

Registration Fees:

The Standard Registration deadline is December 30, 2016.

The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings book (Abstract book) and lunches and refreshments for two days. It will also cover a 12-month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds.

Cancellation Policy: Before September 30, 2016: 75% refund; before December 30, 2016: 50% refund; after December 30, 2016: No refund. Reimbursements will be sent after the conference. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat, at All refunds will be provided after the conference within 14 days.

Call For Abstracts:

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for a poster or oral presentation, please email us and attach your abstract to Abstract submission deadline is December 30, 2016.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions or inquiries about the meeting, please email the conference assistant at

Confirmed Speakers:

Janos Zempleni, PhD, Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules, Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA. Presentation topic: Bovine Milk Exosomes and Their Cargos May Regulate Metabolism Through Non-canonical Pathways in Non-bovine Species

Jay Whelan, PhD, (Session chair), Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. Presentation topic: Allometric scaling of dietary n-3 and n-6 fatty acids

Robert Ward, PhD (Session co-chair) Associate Professor. Department of Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

James Smoliga, PhD, High Point University, High Point, NC, USA. Presentation topic: What are the existing allometric scaling (mathematical) models: advantages and disadvantages?

Korry Hintze, PhD, Utah State University, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, Logan, UT, USA. Presentation topic: Formulation of the Western diet

Robert Rucker, PhD, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA. Presentation topic: Allometric scaling, metabolic body size and interspecies comparisons of basal nutritional requirements

David Sela, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. Provisional title: Bifidobacterial breast milk recycling within the infant gut microbiome

Hang Xiao, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA. Provisional title: The role of gut microbiota on the health benefits of citrus polymethoxyflavones.

Johannes Westendorf, PhD, Professoer Emeritus, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology University Medical School, Germany. Presentation title: Morinda citrifolia (Noni), a tropical adaptogenic food and medicinal plant with multiple uses in health and disease

Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA

Carolyn Slupsky, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Graduate Group in Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Provisional title: Diet and the Intestinal Microbiome

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA

Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Isameldin B. Hashim, PhD, Professor, Chair of Food Science Department, College of Food & Agriculture, UAEU, Al-Ain, UAE. Presentation title: Quality characteristics of functional bread fortified with date palm fruit residue

Jürgen Schrezenmeir, MD, Professor, Clinical Research Center, KITZ, Kiel, Germany. Presentation title: Effect of a probiotic Lactobacillus strains on vaginal microbiota and bacterial vaginosis

Mark Willems, PhD, Professor, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, Chichester, United Kingdom. Presentation title: Beneficial effects on fasting insulin and OGTT responses with intake of New Zealand blackcurrant powder

Sumana Sarkhel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Physiology with Community Health, Vidyasagar University, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Presentation title: Potentiation of anti-inflammatory activities of indomethacin by grape fruit juice in carrageenan –induced mice paw edema

Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA. Presentation title: Pending

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