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 10 th International Conference

In the Series: Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of  Chronic Diseases

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

March 13-15, 2012,  University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California, USA)

We are very pleased to announce the 10th International Conference "Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice". It will be held at the University of UCSB, in California, USA.


Welcome to University of California, Santa Barbara

The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods and bioactive compounds in the prevention and management  of chronic diseases.


1. Bioactive Food Compounds: Sources and  Potential Benefits in Health
2. Bioactive Food Compounds and Public Health
3. Bioactive Food Compounds and Chronic Diseases
4. Role of Bioactive Food Compounds in Nutrigenomics, Nutrigenetics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics
5. Science and Practice: Functional Foods in the Management of Chronic Diseases: Obesity, Diabetes,             CVD, Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
6. Research and Development of Functional Food Products


For detailed information about conference topics, please click here. 

CALL FOR ABSTRACT: The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended from December 31, 2011 to January 23, 2012The entire abstract should have a maximum of 650 words; up to three pages. There is no fee for submitting a conference abstract. Within a week of abstract acceptance, authors are should pay the publication fee of $49. An abstract must be submitted knowing that the submission fee will be deducted from your registration payment. First authors are expected to register and pay the registration, if accepted by conference committee. The first author will present. The abstract publication fee without a conference registration is $49.00. Decisions on selection will be communicated to the authors via e-mail. All contributions will be reviewed and excepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceeding book. Please submit all abstracts electronically  by e-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net in an attached file. See our sample abstract.

There is no charge for withdrawal of an abstract. If the first author cannot attend the conference and present, he or she must contact the conference organizing committee by e-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net to provide notification of withdrawal or to request a substitute presenter. Withdrawals must be received before the December 31, 2011. Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after December 31, 2011 will be published and the first author will be expected to pay the abstract publication fee. The conference provides neither financial support nor registration fee waivers for presentations.  

To avoid the last-minute rush, submit your abstract in advance. Abstracts reaching the Conference Organizing Committee after December 31, 2011 at 5 pm, will not be accepted. For information concerning publications, please contact us at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For more information about abstract submission, please click  here.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTER PRESENTATION: Poster presentations give the audience a clear visual of what the presenter is saying in a simple format. The reasonable size for posters is 2.5 – 3.0 feet high by 3.5 - 4.0 feet wide.

Poster presentation recommendations:

  1. The poster should clearly present the title, the author(s), affiliation(s), and a description of the research, highlighting the abstract's major elements.

  2. Remember that pictures, tables, and figures are key to any poster display

  3. At least 50% of the surface area should be used for photos, graphs, diagrams.

  4. Good use of color; black or dark blue for text. Too much color can be hard to read!

  5. One or two large, high quality photographs attract attention.

  6. Make it the title large and clear! Include author(s) name(s) and address(es). Your poster title should be easily readable 3-4 meters away.

  7. We recommend the following sections on the poster: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Tables, Figures, Results and Conclusions.

For more information about poster session, please click  here.

REGISTRATION FEES:  The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), free trasportation from hotel to the university, and lunch and refreshments during Conference days. It will also cover a 6 month membership to the FFC.

Cancellation Policy: Two months before conference: 75% refund, 45 days before conference: 50% refund, one month before conference: No refund. Refund will be sent after the congress. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. We are open for early registration; the deadline is October 31, 2011.

   Registration fees:

Full Time Students* and PhD Students* $275.00
Registered Dietitians* and Nurses* $345.00
Representatives of governmental and public organizations (NIH, USDA, FDA, etc) $395.00
Members of Industry (Food and Medical Indusry) $495.00
Members of Academia $595.00
Vendors $675.00

*Letter of verification required by E-mail 

Please note: space at this conference is limited and  will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

HOTEL INFORMATION: Special Hotel Pricing Available: Rooms have been reserved with the hotel "Ramada Limited" in Santa Barbara. Attendees may call the hotel at 805-964-3511 or 800-654-1965, and mention being a part of the UCSB Functional Foods in Health and Disease Conference group to reserve their rooms. Reservations for March 13-15, 2012 are available at the conference special rate of US $99 + tax per night or $119 + tax. This rate is available until April 22, 2012. The hotel will provide FREE Shuttle Service, to and from UCSB once a day. Hotel Features: free airport shuttle, free continental breakfast, free high-speed Internet, and pool.

Hotel Location: 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, USA. Ph: 805-964-3511, Fax: 805-964-0075, web: www.sbramada.com . Contact to Drew Wakefield directly via emai at: dwakefield@sbramada.com. 

For more information about the conference, please contact us by e-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For international calls, please use  (1)-469-441-8272.