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

19th International Conference of FFC - 7th International Symposium of ASFFBC 

Functional and Medical Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers: Longevity and Quality of Life

November 17-18, 2015, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

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Along with Kobe University (Japan), Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 19th International Conference, "Functional and Medical Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers: Longevity and Quality of Life". This will be held at Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, on November 17-18, 2015. The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the Functional Foods, Longevity and Quality of Life.

Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Main Conference Topics/Sessions

           Bioactive compounds

1.    Bioactive food compounds: sources and potential health benefits

2.    Discovery of bioactive components

3.    Bioactive compounds: delivery in every day foods and beverages 

4.    Bioactive compounds and foods in prevention of chronic inflammation

5.    Safety aspects of bioactive compounds and functional foods



6.    Biomarkers and functional foods efficiancy

7.    The effects of bioactive compounds on biomarkers of chronic diseases


     Functional and medical foods for the management of chronic diseases

8.    Functional foods for CVD

9.    Functional foods for diabetes

10. Functional food and obesity

11. Functional foods for cancer

12. Functional foods for mental and neurological disorders

13. Functional foods and management of metabolic syndrome


      Medical foods

14.  Discovery of medical foods

15.  Medical foods for chronic diseases


Probiotics, prebiotics and intestinal environment

16.  Probiotics, prebiotics and functional food products 

17.  Microbiota, GI disorders, probiotics and prebiotics

18.  Probiotics and prebiotics as bioactive compounds in functional foods

19.  Advancements in nutraceutics, probiotics and prebiotics

20.  Probiotics, prebiotics, diet, functional and medical foods, and the microbiome

21.  Dairy functional foods



22.  Carotenoids as a source of functional and medical food

23.  Carotenoids and human health: beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, etc.



24.  Flavonoids as a source of functional and medical food

25.  Epigallocatechin (EGC), Epicatechin Gallate (ECG), and Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG)


            Regulatory issues and health claims

26.  Regulatory issues and barriers

27.  Legislation on health claims: healthy, functional and medical foods


            R&D: Functional and medical foods

28.  Development of new functional and medical food products with bioactive compounds

Call for Abstracts: 


The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 29, 2015. 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. 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 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 email your abstract as an attachment to ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. You can also 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 May 17th, 2015. 
Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after May 17th, 2015 will be published and the first author will be expected to pay the abstract publication fee. The conference provides neither financial support nor a registration fee waivers for any presentations.  
To avoid the last-minute rush, submit your abstract in advance. Abstracts received by the Conference Organizing Committee after September 29, 2015 at 5 pm will not be accepted. For any information concerning publications please contact us ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For more information about abstract submission, please click here.

Instructions for Poster Presenters:

Poster presentations allow the audience to have a clear visual of the presenters' work in a simple format. A 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 black or dark blue for text. Too much color can be hard to read!
  5. 1 or 2 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 a distance of 3 - 4 meters.
  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), lunches and refreshments for 2 days, in addition to a 12-month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds. Also, we have scheduled a banquet at Takikawa Memorial Hall on November 17, which will be free of charge for the conference participants.

Cancellation Policy: 75% refund two months before conference. 50% refund 45 days before conference. No refund one month before conference. Reimbursements 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 are in USD (Early Bird Registration by April 17, 2015)


Category Early Bird
Registration Fee ($)
Standard Rate ($)
ASFFBC Members  395 495
Organazing Committee Members 250 495
Full Time Students 245 325
Academic 495 595
Commercial 595 695
Exhibitor/Vendor 895 1195
Abstract Publication Fee 49 49


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


Hotel information: Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1-Chome, Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken, 650 0002. For more information, please visit the venue and accommodation page.


Paper Submission:

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 29, 2015. Full-text papers for oral presentations or posters should be submitted before October 17, 2015 (deadline has been extended). Power Points for oral presentations should be submitted before October 17, 2015. Please send all documents to ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net

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, Toll free: 866-202-0487