13th International Conference of FFC - First International Symposium of ASFFBC:


Functional and Medical Foods with Bioactive Compounds: Science and Practical Application

May 11-12, 2013, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan 

Along with the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, we are pleased to announce the 13th International Conference "Functional and Medical Foods with Bioactive Compounds: Science and Practical Application". This will be held at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Kyoto, Japan. The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional/medical foods and bioactive compounds in the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

Main Conference Topics:

  1. Functional and Medical Food Ingredients: Sources and  Potential Benefits in Public Health
  2. Functional Food Ingredients and Chronic Diseases
  3. Carotenoids as a Source of Functional and Medical Food
  4. Flavonoids as a Source of Functional and Medical Food
  5. Prebiotics and Probiotics as a Source of Functional and Medical Food
  6. Functional and Medical Foods in the Management of Chronic Diseases: Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, CVD, and other Chronic Diseases
  7. Research and Development of Functional and Medical Food Products.

Call for Abstracts: We are still accepting Abstracts for the upcoming conference. Due to a high volumn of requests, we have extended the submission deadline to March 4th, 2013. However, space is limited so don't wait - submit your abstracts today! The entire abstract should have a maximum of 650 words; up to three pages. There is no up front fee for submitting a conference abstract. An abstract must be submitted knowing that the submission fee will be deducted from your conference registration payment.  Within a week of abstract acceptance, authors should pay the publication fee of $49 or finish registration with the payment of conference registration fee. If authors fail to pay within 7 days of their abstract acceptance, they will be required to pay an extra $49. First authors are expected to register, pay the conference fee, and present the paper if their submission is accepted by the conference committee. The abstract publication fee without a conference registration is $99.00. Decisions on selection will be communicated to the authors via email. All contributions will be reviewed and accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings book. Please submit all abstracts electronically by email at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net, in an attached file. See also our sample abstract.

There is no charge for withdrawal of an abstract. In the case the first author cannot attend the conference and present, he or she must contact the conference organizing committee by email at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net, to provide notification of withdrawal or to request a substitute presenter. Withdrawals must be received before the March 4th, 2013. Please note: abstracts withdrawn after January 21 will be published and the first author will be expected to pay the abstract publication fee. The conference does 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 March 4th, 2013, at 5 pm, will not be accepted. For any information concerning publications, please contact us at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For more information about abstract submission, please click here.

Instructions for Poster Presentation: Conference Poster Presentations: 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 along with 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, or diagrams.

  4. Good use of color, and use of 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 sessions, please click  here.

Registration Fees:  The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings book (Abstracts), lunch box, and Banquet on May 11, 2013. It will also cover a 6 month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds.

*Free transportation from the hotel to the university is not avalable.

Cancellation Policy: Two months before conference: 75% refund, 45 days before conference: 50% refund, one month before conference: No refund. Refunds will be sent after the conference. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.

Early registration deadline: January 21, 2013.

   Registration fees:

Full Time Students* and PhD Students* $295.00
Registered Dietitians* and Nurses* $345.00
Representatives of governmental organizations (NIH, FDA, USDA, etc.) $495.00
Members of Industry (Food and Medical Industry) $795.00
Members of Academia $595.00
Exhibitors/Vendors $1195.00

*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:

Hotel Granvia Kyoto (Conference Banquet site) is convenient, but relatively expensive. The rates of Kyoto Royal Hotel, Kyoto Kokusai Hotel, Hotel Keihan Kyoto, Hotel Hokke Club, Hotel Monterey Kyoto, and New Miyako Hotel, are reasonable. Reservation for these Hotels is available at discounted rates through the website, http://hotelscombined.com/, where you can compare the rates of these Hotels and get more information.

Access Map for Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine: http://www.f.kpu-m.ac.jp/doc/english/overview/8.html

Kyoto travel guide:

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