14th International Conference of FFC - Second International Symposium of ASFFBC:


Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in the Management of Chronic Inflammation: Science and Practical Application

August 20-22, 2013, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA 

Along with the University of California, Los Angeles, we are pleased to announce the 14th International Conference "Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in the Management of Chronic Inflammation". This will be held at UCLA, Los-Angeles, USA. 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 inflammation.


The conference will be taking place on the UCLA campus in the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRBA). Here is a full map of UCLA, with the NRBA highlighted. The second is a close up area map of the NRBA and its surroundings.The physical address of the NRBA is: 635 Charles Young Drive South Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Main Conference Topics:

We are happy to announce that the 14th International Conference of the Functional Food Center and Second International Symposium of the Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds will be held at UCLA. UCLA is home of 12 Nobel Prize winners, 275 of the "Best Doctors in America" and many established professionals in the field of functional foods. Topics for this conference include:

  1. Functional food ingredients: sources and  potential benefits in public health
  2. Bioactive compounds for chronic inflammation and chronic disease
  3. Bioactive compounds and foods in prevention of chronic inflammation; role in tissue regeneration and disease prevention
  4. Bioactive foods in differentiation and prevention of chronic inflammation
  5. Bioactive foods in regulation of stem cell function, differentiation and prevention of chronic inflammation which fuels cancer and other chronic diseases
  6. Functional and medical foods in the management of chronic inflammation and chronic disease
  7. Inflammation, biomarkers, and bioactive foods
  8. Research and development of new functional food products.

Registration is now open on our website. We are also accepting abstracts up until July 10th, 2013. Submit yours today!


Call for Abstracts: 

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to July 10, 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, as long as the payment is made within 7 days of submission. Failure to register with payment within 7 days of acceptance will result in an additional abstract publication fee of $49. First authors are expected to register, pay the conference fee, and present the paper if their submission is accepted by the conference committee. In case of emergency and the author(s) are unable to attend the conference, they are required to pay an abstract publication fee of $99. Decisions on selection will be promptly communicated to the authors via E-mail. 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. Please see our sample abstract.

There is no charge for withdrawal of an abstract. In the case that the first author cannot attend the conference and present, he/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 May 20, 2013. Please note: abstracts withdrawn after May 20, 2013, 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 July 10, 2013at 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:

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 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, click here.

Registration Fees:

The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings book (Abstracts), and lunch box, and Banquet on August 20, 2013, as well as 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: May 20, 2013.

Full Time Students* and PhD Students*


Registered Dietitians* and Nurses*


Representatives of governmental organizations (NIH, FDA, USDA, etc.)


Members of Academia


Members of Industry (Food and Medical Industry)




*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:

UCLA Tiverton House is very convenient, 5 minute walk only from conference room. The rates of UCLA Guest House, Hotel Angelenol, are reasonable, and close to UCLA.

For a list of more nearby hotels, addresses, reservation numbers and nightly rates, click here.


Access Map for UCLAhttp://maps.ucla.edu/campus/

Los Angeles travel guide: http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/california/los-angeles/

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