4th International Conference

Functional Food Products for Chronic Diseases

(Obesity, Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes, and Aging)

October 13–14, 2007

Contributions 2007    Registration Form  

Conference Announcement




Functional Foods Center

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Chairman of Conference, Functional Foods Center, Associate Professor at Nutrition and Food Sciences, TWU (USA)

Sinerik N. Ayrapetyan, PhD, Professor of Biology, 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 (USA)

Valery N. Zelenkov, PhD, Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Russia). 
Natural Standard Research Collaboration Arunas B. Savitskas, MD, Lead of Department of Drug Technology and Pharmacy at Kaunas Medical University (Lithuania)  Dr. Megh Bhandari, PhD,      Hokkaido University (Japan)

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University

Chandan Prasad, PhD
Professor and Chair Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences,
  Texas Woman's University (USA)

Parviz Ghadirian, PhD, Director of the Epidemiology Research Unit, University of Montreal Health Center (Canada)

American Botanical Council - Media Sponsor

Jaime Uribarri, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center (USA)




We are very pleased to announce the 4th International Conference, “Functional Food Products 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 conference will cover the advances of phytotherapy and food therapy of obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and aging 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, aging, and others).

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


The deadline for contributions is September1, 2007, to submit manuscripts to the organizers. Early submissions are encouraged. Decisions on selection will be promptly 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 author's first and last names, 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 the use 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. The number of 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 June 15, 2007) of $250 per participant (vendors - $395, guests - $125 per day) will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), local transportation, and refreshments during Conference days. It will also cover as a year's worth of membership to the FFC. If you submit an article, but are unable to attend the conference, the registration fee will be waived.

Registration Category (Early Bird registrations are available until Fri., 15 June, 2007.)

Category                                                Fee

FFC Members ($250 after June 15)                   $175.00

Non FFC Members ($350 after June 15)             $250.00 

Student ($250 after June 15)                                $175.00

Organizing Committe ($250 after June 15)          $175.00  

Single Day ($175 after June 15)                           $125.00

Vendors (2 free registrations & 1 table)               $1000.00





Rooms have been reserved with the Holiday Inn Select for the  Octoberber 13-14 conference, for a special rate of US $79+ tax, per night. This rate will be available until October1, 2007. 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

Phone: (972) 238-1900; Fax: 972-644-7728

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



For more information on the conference, contact Dr. Danik Martirosyan at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.  For international calls, please use 469-441-8272.