26th International Conference of Functional Food Center 2019

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  • May 9 - 10, 2019

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Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 26th International Conference and Expo on "Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds, and Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease".  The conference will be held at San Diego on May 9-10, 2019. The 26th International Conference of Functional Food Center will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for chronic diseases, as well as for health promotion.

Main Topics/Sessions at the 26th FFC's International Conference will include:


Session 1: Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Nutraceuticals: Definition and the Status in Different Countries
Session 2. Functional Food Ingredients: Sources and Potential Benefits in Public health
Session 2: The Effects of Bioactive Molecules on Biomarkers of Chronic Diseases
Session 3: The Effects of Nutrition and Functional Foods on Aging and Health
Session 4: Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease
Session 5: Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases

  1. Functional Foods and Obesity
  2. Functional Foods and Diabetes
  3. Neurological Diseases
  4. Cardiovascular Diseases
  5. Functional Foods and Cancer
  6. Functional Foods and other Chronic Diseases

Session 6: Functional Foods with Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases
Session 7: Food Bioactive Compounds, Biomarkers, and Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging
Session 8: Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods
Session 9: Biomarkers and Functional Food
Session 10: Food Bioactive Compounds, Biomarkers, and Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging
Session 11: Current Research & Development of New Functional Food Products: Session Organizer: Danik Martirosyan, PhD, FFC, Dallas, TX


Special Session 1: Functional Foods for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Special Session 2: Metabolic Syndrome. Session organizer: 
Special Session 3: Immunonutrition. Session organizer: Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Special session 4: Sports Nutrition and Functional Foods. Session organizer: 
Special Session 5: Metabolic syndrome and gut microbiome. Session organizer: Session organizer: Kanakaraju Kaliannan, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusets General Hospital
Special session 6: Vitamins, Nutrients and Nutritional Supplements In Cardiovascular Health and Dysfunction. Session organizer: Dragan M. Djuric, MD, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Special Session 7: Dietitian's Point of View


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Keynote Speakers

Garth Nicholson

The Institute for Molecular Medicine

PhD, Research Professor

Dr. Nicolson has over 600 scientific publications, several of which are citation classics. Dr. Nicholson’s previous positions include Professor and Chairman, Department of Tumor Biology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Pathology  at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is engaged in research on chronic illnesses, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gulf War Illness, and various autoimmune diseases. Dr. Nicolson was also a Nobel Prize Nominee.

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