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

17th International Conference of FFC - 5th International Symposium of ASFFBC 

Discovery, Utilization and Control of Bioactive Components and Functional Foods

November 18-19, 2014, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA


 


 


Along with the USDA (USDA ARS), Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 17th International Conference, "Discovery, Utilization and Control of Bioactive Components and Functional Foods". This will be held at the University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA on November 18-19, 2014. The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the discovery, utilization and control of bioactive components and functional foods.



Main Conference Topics/Sessions: 

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. Functional food ingredients and bioactive compounds: sources and potential benefits in public health
  2. Functional food upgrade: delivery of bioactive compounds in every day foods and beverages
  3. Turning agricultural and food byproducts into functional food ingredients
  4. Dairy functional foods 
  5. Diet, heart and brain health
  6. The effects of bioactive compounds and functional foods on biomarkers of chronic disorders
  7. Functional and medical foods with bioactive compounds for the management of chronic diseases
  8. Legislation on health claims: healthy, functional and medical foods
  9. Research and development of new functional food products 

Call for Abstracts: 


The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2014. However, space is limited so don't wait; submit your abstract today! The entire abstract should have a maximum of 650 words (up to three pages). There is no up-front fee to submit a conference abstract. Failure to register with payment within 7 days of acceptance will result in an additional abstract publication fee of $49. First authors will 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. Selection decisions 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 e-mail 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 via e-mail, at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net, to provide notification of withdrawal or to request a substitute presenter. Withdrawals must be received before May 30th, 2014. 

Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after July 30th, 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 received by the Conference Organizing Committee after September 30, 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 presenters' work in a simple format. The reasonable size for posters is 2.5 – 3.0 feet high by 3.5 - 4 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 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 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 2 days. It will also cover a 12 month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds.

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 registration cancellation must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat, at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. All refunds will be provided after the conference within 14 days.

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

Conference registration fees in USD (Early Bird Registration by June 30, 2014):

Category

Early Bird Registration Fee Standard Rate

USDA, NIH, FDA

275 495

Full Time Student

295 295

Registered Dietitians

395 495
Academic 495 595
Commercial 695 695

Exhibitors

1195 1195

 

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

Paper Submission:

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2014. Full-text papers for oral presentations or posters should be submitted before October 30, 2014. Power Points for oral presentations should be submitted before October 30, 2014. Please send all documents to ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.

 

Conference Program:

Please click here to view our conference schedule.

 

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