15th International Conference of FFC - Third International Symposium of ASFFBC:
 
Mental, Neurological and other Chronic Disorders:  Bio-markers, Bioactive Compounds, and Functional Foods May 10-11, 2014, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

15th International Conference of FFC - Third International Symposium of ASFFBC:

 Mental, Neurological and other Chronic Disorders:  Bio-markers, Bioactive Compounds, and Functional Foods

May 10-11, 2014, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany



Along with the University of Regensburg (Regensburg, Germany), Functional Food Center (Dallas, USA) is pleased to announce its 15th International Conference, "Mental, Neurological, and other Chronic Disorders: Bio-markers, Bioactive Compounds, and Functional Foods". It will be held at the University of Regensburg. 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 neuropsychiatric and other chronic diseases.



Main Conference Topics: Topics for this conference include:

Main Conference Topics: Topics for this conference include:
The epidemiology of mental and neurological disorders: a) Depression, b) Substance use disorders, c) Schizophrenia, d) Epilepsy, e) Alzheimer’s disease, I) Mental retardation, g) Disorders of childhood and adolescence.
Prevention, management and treatment of mental and neurological disorders. Conventional approaches to healing: strengths and weaknesses
Food, nutrition, beverage and brain health 
Prevention, management, treatment of mental and neurological disorders: Complementary and alternative medicine approaches
Functional food ingredients: sources and potential benefits in public health;
Chronic diseases (cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases): biomarkers, and bioactive foods
Functional and medical foods in the prevention and management of mental and neurological disorders:
Depression
Schizophrenia
Alzheimer’s disease
Mental retardation
Epilepsy
Substance use disorders
Disorders of childhood and adolescence
Other brain related chronic disorders
     8. Bioactive compounds in the management of mental and neurological disorders
     9. The effects of bioactive compounds and functional foods on biomarkers of neurological and mental disorders
     10. Chronic diseases (cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases): biomarkers, and bioactive foods
     11. Functional and medical foods with bioactive compounds for health and disease prevention
     12. Legislation on health claims: health, functional and medical food.
     13. Research and development of new functional food products for brain health and for the management of chronic diseases
If you are interested, please register through the conference registration tab!
  1. The epidemiology of mental and neurological disorders: a) Depression; b) Substance use disorders; c) Schizophrenia; d) Epilepsy; e) Alzheimer’s disease; I) Mental retardation; g) Disorders of childhood and adolescence
  2. Prevention, management and treatment of mental and neurological disorders. Conventional approaches to healing: strengths and weaknesses
  3. Food, nutrition, beverage and brain health 
  4. Prevention, management, treatment of mental and neurological disorders: Complementary and alternative medicine approaches
  5. Functional food ingredients: sources and potential benefits in public health
  6. Chronic diseases (cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases): biomarkers, and bioactive foods
  7. Functional and medical foods in the prevention and management of mental and neurological disorders
    • Depression
    • Schizophrenia
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Mental retardation
    • Epilepsy
    • Substance use disorders
    • Disorders of childhood and adolescence
    • Other brain related chronic disorders
  8. Bioactive compounds in the management of mental and neurological disorders 
  9. The effects of bioactive compounds and functional foods on biomarkers of neurological and mental disorders
  10. Chronic diseases (cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular and other chronic diseases): biomarkers, and bioactive foods
  11. Functional and medical foods with bioactive compounds for health and disease prevention
  12. Legislation on health claims: health, functional and medical food
  13. Research and development of new functional food products for brain health and for the management of chronic diseases

To register for the conference click here!

Call for Abstracts: 


The abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 21, 2014. However, space is limited so don't wait, submit your abstract today! The entire abstract should have a maximum of 650 words, or up to three pages. There is no up-front fee for submitting a conference abstract. An abstract must be submitted with the intention 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 the conference committee accepts their submission.
In the case of an 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 communicated to the authors via e-mail. All contributions will be reviewed, and accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings book. Please email your abstract as an attachment to ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. See our sample abstract.

There is no charge for the withdrawal of an abstract. In the case that 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 March 21, 2013. 

Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after March 21, 2014 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 March 21, 2014 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 Presenters:

Poster presentations give the audience a clear visual of the presenter's work 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. Complementary 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 the title large and clear! Include author(s) name(s) and address(es). Your poster title should be easily readable from 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 (Abstract book), and lunches and refreshments for two days, as well as a 12-month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds.

Saturday night, May 10th: We offer a guided tour for all congress participants in the medieval center of Regensburg (meeting at the “Historische Wurstküche” at 7 p.m.), at 8:30 p.m. dinner in a Bavarian restaurant. The guided tour will be free. Everyone must pay for dinner on Saturday night. Please let us know if you are interested. Reservation should be completed by May 5th. Contact to our local organizing committee members Dr. Ivo Kaunzinger (Email: ivo.kaunzinger@ur.de) or Dr. Joachim Hauser (Email: joachim.hauser@ur.de ).

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

Cancellation Policy: Two months before the 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. All refunds will be provided after the conference within 10 days.

Please click here to make a payment for the conference registration fee.


Full Time Students* and PhD Students*

$295.00

Registered Dietitians* and Nurses*

$345.00

Representatives of governmental organizations (NIH, FDA, USDA)

$495.00

Members of Academia

$595.00

Members of Industry (Food and Medical Industry)

$695.00

Exhibitors/Vendors

$1195.00

*Letter of verification required by E-mail 

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

Hotel information: Please click here for venue and accommodation.

For the information how to get to the University of Regensburg, please click here:

Regensburg travel guide: Please click here.

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