3rd International Conference

Functional Foods and Phytotherapy for Chronic Diseases

October 14-15, 2006

 Conference Announcement   Presentations   Conference Program





Functional Foods Center  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Chairman of Conference, Founder of Functional Foods Center at D&A Inc. (USA)

Prof. Sinerik N. Ayrapetyan, PhD, President of UNESCO Chair Life Sciences International Education Center (Armenia)

UNESCO Chair Life Sciences International Educational Center

Undurti N. Das, MD, President of UND Life Sciences, Editor-in-Chief
Lipids in Health and Disease (

Valery N. Zelenkov, PhD, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Academician)

Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Informational sponsor, (Russia)

Arunas B. Savitskas, MD, Lead of Department of Drug Technology and Pharmacy at Kaunas Medical University (Lithuania

Sabrina Zeghichi, laboratory of nutrition, faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Grenoble University  (France)

American Botanical Council - Media Sponsor (USA)

Prof. Teruyoshi Yanagita, PhD, Director of the Japanese Society of Nutrition & Food Science (Japan)

Vladimir Korsun, MD, President of Institute of Phytotherapy and Natural Medicine (Russia

Center for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation (CORPE), Texas A&M University




Jairam Vanamala PhD, Research Scientist, Center for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation, Texas A&M University (USA)

Parvin Koohgilani, Editer of Shahrvand weekly newspaper in Texas




Jaime Uribarri, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (USA)




We are very pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference “Functional Foods and Phytotherapy for Chronic Diseases.” The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods in the prevention and treatment of Chronic Diseases. The scope of the Conference will cover the advances of phytotherapy and food therapy of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and cancer, with a special focus on the creation of functional and medicinal foods with new properties. 

Main Conference Topics:

1.         The role of nutrition in chronic disease occurrence.

2.     The creation of functional and medicinal products for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and cancer).

3.         Non-traditional plants as a source of functional and medicinal food products.

LANGUAGE: The official language of the conference is English.


The deadline for contributions is October 1, 2006, to submit manuscripts to the organizers. Early submissions are encouraged. Decisions on selection will be communicated to the authors by E-mail.

The proceedings of the conference will be published towards the beginning of the conference. All contributions will be reviewed, but only a limited number will be selected for the proceedings. For information concerning publications, please contact us at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net


We will furnish one copy of the collective work without charge to the lead author of the article (Editor: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD).


The best way to send in your contributions is by email, as an attached file. Our preferred word-processing format is Microsoft Word, version 6. Manuscripts must be single-spaced, in 12-point font (including the references and legends of tables and figures) on sheets of uniform size (preferably ISO A4) with wide margins. A title of up to 10 words (in uppercase), and the first and last names of the author, department, and organization address should also appear. If there is more than one establishment involved in the work, authors' names should be linked to the appropriate establishment by numbers and the symbols *, †, ‡, §, and ¶ in that order. A summary giving a bulleted outline of content should appear for the introduction.

If there are any abbreviations in your article, they should be placed in brackets after the full title on the first occasion they are used.

The main body of the paper should be divided into: (a) introduction; (b) experimental, including materials and methods; (c) results, with appropriate quantification and statistical treatment of data; (d) tables and figures; (e) discussion (f) acknowledgements, including details of financial support; (g) numbered references. It is often an advantage to combine (c), (d) and (e) to gain conciseness and clarity. The discussion section should not recapitulate the results, but only discuss their implications. References should not normally exceed 50, and 20–30 references are frequently adequate.


References in the paper must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. The list of references at the end of the paper should give all the authors' names and initials unless there are more than 6 authors, in which case 'et al' is used for subsequent names. This is followed by the title, abbreviated according to the "List of Journals Indexed" in Index Medicus, the year of publication, the volume number, and the first and last page numbers. References to books should give the names of any editors, place of publication, publisher and year, in place of the journal information.


An early registration fee (before October 1st) of $250 per participant (vendors - $295, guests - $125 per 1 day) will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), local transportation, and refreshments during conference days. If you submit an article but are unable to attend the conference, the registration fee will be waived.




Rooms have been reserved with the Holiday Inn Select, for the Octoberber 14-15 conference, for a special rate of US $79+ tax, per night. This rate will be available until November 12, 2005. To make a reservation, please call  972-238-1900 and be sure to mention the "Functional Foods Center" to get the special rate.


Holiday Inn Select Hotel 

1655 N. Central Expresssway,

Richardson, Texas, USA.

Fax: 972-644-7728

For more information about the hotel, visit: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/dalrs?irs=null