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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

Biomarkers

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

Carotenoids

22. Carotenoids as a source of functional and medical food
23. Carotenoids and human health: beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, etc.

Flavonoids

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)

  Early Bird Registration ($) Standard Rate ($)
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


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Conference Organizing Committee

Co-chairman: Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Co-chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder, Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds; President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute; Editor-In-Chief, The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease, Dallas, TX, USA

Hitoshi Ashida, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Masashi Mizuno, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience,         Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Ro Osawa, PhD, Professor, Division of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Ken-ichi Yoshida, PhD, Professor, Department of Agrobioscience, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Kanekanian Ara, PhD, Department of Healthcare and Food, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK

Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, the Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA (Garth Nicolson is the world's leading authority on cellular medicine; author of more than 600 medical and scientific publications)

Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

George Perry, PhD, Dean and Professor, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Hiroshi Yoshida, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine, Deputy Director of Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital, Japan

Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD, Professor, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention, Milan, Italy; Montenapoleone Medical Center, Milano, Italy

Kamon  Chaiyasit, PhD, Program Director, Integrative Functional Nutrition and Wellness Center, Pathumthani, Thailand


Poster presentation recommendations:

Conference Poster Presentations: Poster presentations give the audience a clear visual of the presenter's work in a simple format. A reasonable size for posters is 90 cm wide by 150 cm high.

  1. Present the title, the author(s), affiliation(s), and a description of the research, along with highlighting the abstract's major elements.

  2. Minimize detail and try to use simple statements. Keep it short and easy to read.

  3. Remember that pictures, tables, and figures are key to any poster display.

  4. If possible, use color in your visuals.

  5. Don't overwhelm the audience with excessive information. Instead, construct a display that enhances the presentation.

  6. At least 50% of the surface area should be used for photos, graphs and diagrams.

  7. Use a clear structure and layout.

  8. Use complementary colors. Use black or dark blue for text. Too much color can be hard to read!

  9. One or two large, high quality photographs attract attention.

  10. Your title should be a condensed statement of the main idea of your poster. It should be large and clear.

  11. Your poster title should be easily readable from a distance of 3-4 meters.  Include author(s) name(s), and address(es).

  12. We recommend the following sections on the poster: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Tables, Figures, Results, and Conclusions.

  13. Please confirm your poster number on the list. The posters with odd number will be presented on Nov.17, and the posters with even number will be presented on Nov.18.

  14. Please put up your own poster in the position indicated by your presentation number by noon of each day. Presentation numbers are already indicated on display panels. Please check your presentation number and be careful to put up your poster on the correct panel. Please use pins to put up posters. Please do not use glue or sellotape.

  15. Please present your work in front of your own poster during the poster session.

  16. The best poster presentation award will be chosen by votes of all participants.

  17. Posters will be changed every day. Please help by taking your own poster down by 17:00. Posters still displayed after the removal time has passed will be disposed of by the secretary the following day.

Posters approved for the presentation:

P1

Ali Khoshbaten

Cinnamaldehyde as protective factor of cardiovascular system via nitric oxide supply in aged rat

P2

Anges Teo

Stability of lutein in protein-stabilized nanoemulsions prepared by emulsification and solvent evaporation method

P3

Atsushi Okada

Efficient isolation of an anti-diabetic agent D-pinitol from soybean plant

P4

Ayami Sato

Annatto tocotrienol induces cytotoxic effect on human prostate cancer PC3 cells via simultaneous inhibition of Src and Stat3

P5

Boris Azantsa

The effect of an extract of Dichrostachys glomerata (Dyglomera™) on metabolic and oxidative stress parameters in normal and steptozotocin induced diabetic rats

P6

Boris Azantsa

The effect of an extract of Dichrostachys glomerata (Dyglomera™) on blood leptin levels of healthy overweight participants

P7

Bora Kwon

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Angelica keiskei in mice fed a western diet

P8

Chang-Chi Hsieh

The modulatory effect of chitooligosaccharide on high-fat and high fructose induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in murine model

P9

Chanyang Min

The association between dietary flavonoid intakes and obesity among Korean adults

P10

Chia-Wen Hsieh

Combined efficacy of gamma-aminobutyric-acid-producing and exopolysaccharides-producing lactic acid bacteria for improvements of soymilk fermentation

P11

Chiraphon Chaikliang

Evaluation on prebiotic properties of β-glucan and oligo-β-glucan from mushrooms by human fecal microbiota in fecal batch culture

P12

Daiki Hayashi

Effect of vitamin E on diabetic nephropathy in DGKa knockout mice

P13

Eun-Ji Oh

Phlorotannins from brown Alga Ecklonia cava

P14

Mitsue Meguro

Traditional Japanese food can improve the depressive state and daily activity in a case of mild cognitive impairment associated with frontal cerebral blood flow changes

P15

Guodong Shen

Genistein decreases ovarian cancer self-renewal capacity by inhibition of b-catenin/TCF4 signaling

P16

Hae Dun Kim

Effects of Valerian/Hop mixture on sleep architecture in invertebrate and vertebrate

P17

Hai Yan

Heterotrophic mass culture of Chlorella USTB-01

P18

Hai Yan

Effects of dietary Chlorella USTB-01 on growth performance and cecal microbiota in broilers

P19

Hajer Taleb

Date Syrup polyphenols modulate angiogenesis by regulating COX-2 expression in endothelial cells

P20

Hirokazu Tsuji

Equol-producing bacterium, Slackia sp. strain NATTS, for prevention of prostate cancer.

P21

Hyoung-Geun Kim

Sesquiterpenoids and Curcuminoids from Curcuma xanthorrhiza Rhizomes and evaluation of their pharmacological activities

P22

Kyungae Jo

Sleep-promoting effects of a GABA/5-HTP mixture in an invertebrate model

P23

I-Chian Lin

The effects of the isoflavone metabolite equol on the rheumatoid arthritis-induced inflammatory responses and bone erosion in mice

P25

Jahangir Rasel

Combination of Momordica charantia and Cinnamomum cassia reverts high fat diet fed pre-diabetes to normalization in Wistar rats

P26

Jamie Barger

Transcriptional biomarkers of calorie restriction in adipose tissue and modulation by dietary interventions

P27


Jayoung Cho

The effect of food insecurity on the life satisfaction among elderly Korean: Focusing the mediating effect of self-reported health status

P28

Jeong Sung

Limonin protects against OVX-induced bone loss and activates osteoblast functions

P29

Jinwoo Yang

Involvement of heme oxygenase-1 in the anti-adipogenic activity of butein in 3T3-L1 adipocytes

P30

Jinyoung Hur

Tomatidine suppresses osteoclast differentiation through MAPK/c-FOS/NFATc1 pathways in RAW264.7 cells.

P31

Keiko Unno

Anti-stress effect of low-caffeine green tea

P32

Mahta Mirzaei

A novel antioxidant and ACE-inhibitory peptide from Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein hydrolysate

P33

Lucy Lahrita

Piper nigrum L. and Eurycoma longifolia Jack as dual actions
(anti-diabetes and anti-obesity) in 3T3-L1 adipocytes

P34

Mana Kishimoto

In vitro evaluation of immunological properties of extracellular polysaccharides produced by Lactobacillus delbrueckii strains

P35

Marina Ross

Bioactive compounds: Discovery of bioactive components

P36

Masashi Ohtani

Oral administration of whole dihomo-g-linolenic acid-producing Saccharomyces cerevisiae suppresses irritant contact dermatitis in mice

P37

Monira Pervin

Suppression of cognitive dysfunction by green tea catechin

P38

Motoki Murata

New red leaf tea cultivar ‘Sunrouge’ extract suppresses metabolic syndrome

P39

Nao Koizumi

Functional analysis of diacylglycerol kinase theta deficient mice

P40

Naoko Ikuta

R-α lipoic acid γ-cyclodextrin complex increases energy expenditure: A 4-month feeding study in mice

P41

Naomi Nishio

GADD34 works to suppress obesity and fatty acid-induced insulin resistance.

P42

Natcha Phantuwong

Nitric-oxide inhibition and Anti-oxidant activity of Sangyod rice bran hydrolysates obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis.

P43

Nhan Nguyen Thi

Neuroprotective effect of prenylated arylbenzofurans and flavonoids from Morus alba fruits on glutamate-induced oxidative injury in HT22 cells

P44

Phanlapha Pansai

Effect of dragon fruits oligosaccharides on systemic immune and microbiota in rat

P45

Rika Nakai

Curcumin modulates expression of drug-metabolizing enzymes through the AhR and Nrf2 pathways in HepG2 cells.

P46

Rungtip Rattanapon

Improvement nutritional value and bioactivity of ricegrass as affected of priming induced by fish protein hydrolysate

P47

Ruttiya Asksonthong

Evaluation of harmful heavy metal (Hg, Pb and Cd) reduction using Halomonas elongata and Tetragenococcus halophilus for protein hydrolysate product

P48

Sae Yamashita

The anti-allergic effects of Enterococcus faecalis through Toll-like receptor 2

P49

Sanghee Lee

Metabolomic profiling in studying anti-osteoporosis effects of Saururus chinensis on estrogen deficiency-induced osteoporosis in rats by UPLC-QTOF-MS

P50

Shuhei Yamada

Green tea polyphenol EGCG up-regulates microRNA let-7b expression through 67LR

P51

So Yeon Kim

Antioxidant activities of Ribes diacanthum pall extracts prepared by various extraction method

P52

Timaporn Srirattanakul

Increasing of bioactive compounds in Mentha cordifolia Opiz., kitchen mint via ZnSO4 biofortification during plantation

P53

Tomoya Nagano

Effect of catechin metabolites on glucose uptake in myotubes

P54

Vijitra Plongbunjong

Production of isomaltooligosaccharide by single step enzymatic synthesis from rice starch

P55

Yeaji Park

Esculetin attenuates free fatty acid-induced lipid accumulation in human HepG2 cells through modulation of the AMP-activated protein kinase-dependent pathway

P56

Yeon Woo

Anti-inflammatory activities of Ribes diacanthum Pall ethyl acetate extracts in LPS stimulated macrophage (RAW 264.7) cells via MAPK and NF-κB pathway

P57

Yeong-Geun Lee

Ginsenosides from the stem and leaves of hydroponic Panax ginseng and their Inhibition effect on melanogenesis

P58

Yuka Tanino

Oral intake of F-fucoidan from Laminaria Japonica prevents type I allergy through secretion of galectin-9

P59

Tewin Tencomnao

Neuroprotective effect of rice and corn extracts against H2O2-induced neurotoxicity in HT22 murine hippocampal neuronal cells

P60

Kanrawee Hunsakul

Utilaization of tuna roe and using inulin as oil replacer for producing value added omega-3 mayonnaise product

P61

Jeehye Sung

Capsicoside G isolated from pepper seeds suppresses adipogenesis by modulating cell cycle and AMP-activated protein kinase-dependent pathway in 3T3-L1 cells

P62

Bora Jin

The extracts of Cortex mori and Ramulus mori mitigated reactive oxygen species (ROS)-related inflammation and diabetes: in vitro and in vivo studies

P63

Fu-Jie Yang

Regulation of secondary metabolites of anoectochilus Formosanus Hayata with Orchid Mycorrhiza (Rhizoctonia solani)

P64

Saadet Tugrul Ay

Gypsophyla arrostii and Ferulago trachycarpa species from medicinal foods in mediterranean region of “Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and sustainable use for improved human nutrition and wellbeing” project

P65

Ing-Gin Chen

Regulation of secondary metabolites production of salvia miltiorrhiza with different LED lights in vitro

P67

Bronislava Butkute

Nutritional and bioactive properties of perennial legumes

P68

Audrius

Padarauskas

Isoflavones distribution in plants of genera trifolium, medigo, onobrychis and astragalus

Welcome Letter

We are pleased to announce that the 19th International Conference of Functional Food Center will be held from the 17th to the 18th of November, 2015 in Kobe, Japan.

The concept of functional foods started in Japan during the 1980’s, and the Japanese government, known as “the Ministry of Health and Welfare”, established Food with Health Claims (FHC) in 2001. FHC originally consisted of Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU) and Food with Nutrient Function Claims (FNFC). FOUSHU is called “TOKUHO” (TOKUtei HOken-you shokuhin) and has become very popular for many Japanese consumers. Since then, new categories have been added, such as Qualified FOSHU, Standardized FOSHU and Reduction of Disease risk FOSHU. The development of laws regarding functional foods by Japanese government reflects great interests of Japanese people on “Food and Health”. The background in Japan enables us to develop high-level scientific research on functional foods. However, there are still several issues, including human safety and lack of scientific evidence.

In addition to Japan, other countries developed the field of functional foods based on their science and established their own system. The international conference is a good opportunity to compare and discuss the systems of functional foods, and to share the recent knowledge on bioactive molecules. We believe it will lead to improvement of longevity and quality of life.

On behalf of the organizing committee of the 19th International Conference of Functional Foods, I sincerely invite everyone interested in the field of Functional and Medical Foods to take part in this event, and to reserve extra time to enjoy Kobe and Japan. Kobe has a beautiful port and a special hot spring, called Arima, and is especially famous for Kobe beef. In addition, Kobe is very close to Kyoto and Osaka, which makes it a convenient location to enjoy Japanese culture and foods. I look forward to seeing each of you in Kobe.
Yasuhito Shirai

Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience, 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

Biomarkers

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

 

       Carotenoids

22.  Carotenoids as a source of functional and medical food

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

 

       Flavonoids

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


Sponsorship Opportunities

Dear Future Sponsor, 
I wish to inform you about an excellent sponsorship opportunity for your company to gain high-quality exposure in the health food industry. Functional foods and bioactive compounds are currently receiving an increased amount of attention from the scientific community, as well as the public. The Functional Food Center’s 19th International Conference will be held at the Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. It will be timely in presenting new and relevant information focused on the importance of bioactive compounds and  functional foods. 
 
Kobe University 
Since 1998, the Functional Food Center has been a pioneer in the functional food industry. It combines cutting-edge expertise in the biomedical sciences with practical business experience, to aid further research, development, and commercialization of functional food innovations in both domestic and international markets. The Functional Food Center connects a global network of professionals (scientists, functional food experts, and food industry representatives) to a conducive environment for innovative research collaboration. Since 2004, the FFC has organized conferences together with top universities. Scientists, researchers, and food industry professionals present their research and discoveries about healthy, functional, and medical foods with bioactive compounds. In response to the growth of this field, we are proud to introduce the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds. This society of medical doctors, scientists, dietitians, nutritionists and other food and medical industry professionals will be strictly dedicated to the research and development of functional and medical foods, bioactive compounds, and the discovery of new ingredients. 
 
Partnering with the Functional Food Center by sponsoring our upcoming conference will provide your company with several valuable benefits. These include but are not limited to: 
 
1) Your names and logos endlessly stay on our website, which has about 4800 visitors per month, and have an opening rate of 13% for the newsletter.
 
2) Your logo will be included in the conference website, promotional materials, and Functional Food Center’s bi-monthly newsletter, which is received by over 400,000 subscribers including scientists, medical doctors, nutritionists and dieticians. 
 
3) FDA, USDA, and NIH representatives attend our conferences, and you may contact them directly at the time of conference. 
 
4) An option for annual and lifetime sponsorship. 
 
5) Each level of sponsorship will contain a certain number of attendee rights, which allow free-of-charge admission to our conference. 
 
6) You will have the unique opportunity to meet with decision-makers in this field, receive information/support on how to make a new, healthy product, and provide oral presentations about a related topic.
 
7) The Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds and Functional Food Center can advise you on how to create a new, healthy and functional product (this can be a separate discussion). 
 
We look forward hearing from you. 

Sincerely, 
 
Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD 
 
President of Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds,
Founder of Functional Food Center, Inc. 
 
Sponsorship Prospectus 
 
Please join us for an exciting opportunity! 
 
We are pleased to invite you to a conference in 
Kobe, Japan on November 17-18, 2015.
 
The Functional Food Center, Kobe University, The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease, Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds would all be honored for you to join us at our conference. We 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 diseases. 
 
With over 300 expected participants, the conference provides a great opportunity to increase the visibility of your company and exhibit products and services to an international group of researchers, clinicians, post-docs and next-generation scientists. 
 
Sponsors and exhibitors will be exposed to a wide audience and will have many promotional opportunities. 
 
Below are details regarding the sponsorship and exhibitor packages. We hope you find the right package for your needs. We look forward to collaborating with you in the future, and hope to see you in Germany. 

Since 2004, the Functional Food Center has organized conferences where scientists, researchers, and food industry professionals present their discoveries in the realm of functional foods and bioactive compounds. 

The Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the 19th International Conference of FFC - 7th International Symposium of ASFFBC will be held at the Kobe University of Kobe, Japan  on November 17-18, 2015

The Functional Food Center is a valuable resource for businesses in the food industry. The benefits of sponsorship include but are not limited to:

  • Developing various connections through conference participation, such as medical doctors, food scientists, food industry representatives, dieticians and nutritionists.
  • Information on the latest research and discoveries in the realm of functional foods and bioactive compounds, to develop, market and commercialize healthy products.
  • The ability (if eligible) to gain recognition in the food industry by joining our board of Medical and Food Industry Experts.


Sponsorship funding goes to support conference organization and conference promotion. We are also willing to work with companies who are interested in specifically sponsoring student registration, student travel, international scientist travel, conference lunches, conference receptions, or abstract book publication. 

 

Co-chairman: Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.

Co-chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute; Editor-In-Chief, The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease, Dallas, TX, USA.

 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits:

Sponsorship Type / Benefit

Diamond Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Sponsorships Available 1 2 3 6 No Limit
Cost $40,000 $20,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,500
Attendee Rights 5 Free 4 Free 3 Free 2 Free 1 Free
Lifetime Sponsorship  Yes
Annual Sponsorship Yes Yes    
*Display Table Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Logo Included in Conference Website Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo Included in Promotional Materials Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Acknowledgement in Abstract Book Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distribution of Company Brochure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
**Conduct Special Session Yes Yes Yes
***Logo Included in Newsletters Yes Yes Yes
Logo Displayed in Meeting Room Yes Yes
****Advertisement in Abstract Book Yes (1 Page) Yes (1 Page) Yes (1/2 Page)
Logo Included on Conference Folder Yes Yes
Signage Rights Yes

*At each conference, an area is reserved for exhibitors. However, because our conferences are held at universities, space is limited. Therefore registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

**Your company may conduct their own special session regarding a specific topic of your choice at the conference. This is an excellent way to connect with possible collaborates with similar interests.

***Your company’s logo will be included (and linked to your company website) in our bi-monthly Functional Foods in Health and Disease Journal newsletter. It has over 400,000 subscribers including scientists, medical doctors, dietitians and nutritionists. The logo will also be included in our newsletter for the Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds, which has over 2,000 members.

****In addition to the acknowledgement, Gold sponsors will receive a ½ page of advertising space in the abstract book, and both platinum and diamond sponsors will receive a full page of advertising space. This is a great way to promote your company and its products.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us.
Options Benefits Cost
Sponsorship for Scientific 

Sponsorship for Scientific Sessions

(4 available)

Sponsor recognition at the beginning of the scientific session

Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program, abstract book and websites

 

Name/logo will be included in every upcoming newsletter to more than 400,000 readers including medical doctors, scientists, etc.

$5,000 each

Social Activities Welcome Reception

(1 available)

Sponsor recognition by room signage

Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program and abstract book and websites

$4,500 partial

$9,000 exclusive

Badges and Lanyards Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program and abstract book and websites $2,000 exclusive
Pens Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program and abstract book and websites $2,000 exclusive
Bags Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program and abstract book and websites $2,000 exclusive

Lanyards, Pens, Badges and Bags

 

Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program and abstract book and websites

Name/logo will be included in every upcoming newsletter to more than 400,000 readers including medical doctors, scientists, etc.

$5,000 each

Conference Book Advertisement

 

The sponsor can place one (1) full-page advertisement (black and white) at the end of the conference program and abstract book

Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program and abstract book and websites

$1,000
Exhibitors

Provided with one table close to the conference area with sufficient access to coneference participants

Company description on FFC website

Includes one (1) full registration admission

$1,195
Lunches (2 available)

Name/logo will be included in every upcoming newsletter to more than 400,000 readers including medical doctors, scientists, etc.

One lunch per day; two lunches over two days

Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program and abstract book and websites

$2,000 per day

$3,500 exclusive

Daily Tea and Coffee Breaks

(5 available)

Five breaks over three days 

Sponsor name and logo will be included in the conference program and abstract book and websites

Name/logo will be included in every upcoming newsletter to more than 400,000 readers including medical doctors, scientists, etc.

$1,000 per day 

$4,000 exclusive

Banquet (1 available) $6,000
Terms of Agreement
  1. Sponsorship will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Sponsorship will not be reserved until full payment is received.
  2. The sponsor is responsible for all materials, printing, customization and shipping-related costs associated with supplying the logo materials to FFC.
Our Partners/Sponsors

Kobe University

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Technology Networks

 

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Nestle (www.nestle.co.jp);

Itoen Ltd (www.itoen.co.jp),

House Wellness Foods Co. Ltd.(www.house-wf.co.jp),

Kingjozo Co. Ltd. (www.hinode-mirin.co.jp),

Suntory (www.suntory.co.jp),

Kiku-Masamune Sake (www.kikumasamune.com).     

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Conference Program

November 17, 2015

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:05 Welcome to Kobe University

9:05-9:15 Conference opening

Session 1: Regulatory issues and health claims: functional food definition and the status of functional foods in the US and Japan. Session Chairs: Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor (Kobe University, Japan) and Hitoshi Ashida, PhD, Professor (Kobe University, Japan)

9:15-9:40 Pamela Starke-Reed, PhD, Deputy Administrator, Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality, USDA. Advances in the functional foods research at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (Invited Speaker).

9:40-10:05 Fukue Seino, PhD, Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan, Japan. Japanese system to regulate functional foods (Invited Speaker)

10:05-10:30 Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA. Definition for functional food by FFC: Creating functional food products using new definition

10:30-10:50 Coffee break

Session 2: Probiotics, prebiotics and intestinal environment. Session Chair: Francesco Marotta, PhD, MD (ReGenera Research Group for Aging, Italy)

10:50-11:10 Doman Kim, PhD, Professor, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. Enzymatic production of a natural sweetener rubusoside using a thermostable lactase and its uses 

11:10-11:30 Almagul Kushugulova A, PhD, Professor, Center for Life Sciences Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. Health-promoting functional foods and non-dairy probiotic potential and prospects in Kazakhstan 

11:30-11:50 Tri Dewanti Widyaningsih, PhD, Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia. The effect of jelly drink Black Cincau (Mesona palustris BL) in the treatment of loperamide-induced constipation in wistar rats

11:50-12:10 Thornthan Sawangwan, PhD, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Ramkamheang University, Huamark Bangkapi, Bangkok, Thailand. Glucosylglycerol on performance of prebiotic potential

12:10-12:30 Santad Wichienchot, PhD, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. Production and evaluation of prebiotics by fecal fermentation in simulated colon system, rat and clinical study 

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Session 3A: Bioactive food compounds: sources and potential health benefits. Session Chairs: Kanekanian Ara, PhD, (Cardiff Metropolitan University,United Kingdom) and Amanda Suddes, PhD (Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd, New Zealand)

13:30-13:50 Kanekanian Ara, PhD, Department of Healthcare and Food, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UKBioactive peptides from enzymatic hydrolysis of casein by trypsin and probiotic bacteria 

13:50-14:10 Gründemann Carsten, PhD, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany. Quality aspects of Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) preparations: Biological and chemical analysis of a functional food mushroom 

14:10-14:30 Mikio Nishizawa, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan. The anti-inflammatory effect of the enzyme-treated asparagus extract and its constituents in hepatocytes

14:30-14:50 Jirapa Pongjanta, PhD, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Thailand. Correlation of pasting behaviors with total phenolic compounds and starch digestibility of indigenous rice grown in upper Northern Thailand 

14:50-15:10 Coffee break

15:10-16:10 Session(7A): Poster Presentations (odd numbers)

Session 3B (Continues from Session 3A) 

16:15-16:35 Sandun Abeyrathne, PhD, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka. Use of lysozyme from chicken egg white as a nitrite replacer in chicken meat patties

16:35-16:55 Tung-Hu Tsai, PhD, Professor, National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. Preclinical comparative pharmacokinetics of mangiferin in the botanical herbal extract of Anemarrhenae rhizoma, and a multiple herbal preparation

16:55-17:15 Hoyoku Nishino, MD, PhD, Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan. Multi-functional aspects of fucoxanthin, a natural carotenoid 

17:15-17:35 Mahta Mirzaei, PhD, Department of Food Science and Technology, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.  Antioxidant, ACE-inhibitory and antimicrobial activities of kluyveromyces marxianus protein hydrolysates and their peptide fractions

17:35-18:00 Closing and moving to Takikawa Memorial Hall

18:00-20:00 Banquet at Takikawa Memorial Hall, which will be free of charge for the conference participants

November 18, 2015

Session 4: Functional and medical foods for the management of chronic diseases. Session Chair: Julius Oben, PhD, Professor (University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon)

9:00-9:20 Francesco Marotta, PhD, MD, Professor, ReGenera Research Group for Aging,  Intervention and Montenapoleone Medical Center, Milano, Italy. A fermented papaya preparation: novel avenues in cardiovascular and brain nutritional support strategies 

9:20-9:40 Julius Oben, PhD, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. The effect of a novel dietary supplement ResArgin™ on various age related conditions in rats

9:40-10:00 Wen-Bin Yang, PhD, Professor, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. A new method for aldol-sugar analysis in beverages, dietary and functional foods

10:00-10:20 Abdulatef Ahhmed, PhD, Assistant Professor, Food Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. Meat therapy for hypertension: hybrid hydrolysate as ACE inhibitory compounds

10:20-10:40 Coffee break

Session 5: Special session organized by Health Bioscience team of Kobe University: Functional food research in Kobe University and Japan. Session Chairs: Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor (Kobe University, Japan) and Masashi Mizuno, PhD, Professor(Kobe University, Japan)

10:40-11:00 Masashi Mizuno, PhD, Professor, Kobe University, Japan. Anti-inflammatory property of Lactobacillus plantarum 22A-3 through small intestinal epithelial cells 

11:00-11:20 Tiyas Tono Taufiq, Student, and Ro Osawa, PhD, Professor, Kobe University, Japan. An Investigation of the mechanism for utilizing inulin-type fructans by Lactobacillus delbrueckii

11:20-11:40 Ken-ichi Yoshida, PhD, Professor, Kobe University, Japan. Production of functional inositols: conversion of agricultural wastes into value added product 

11:40-12:00 Hitoshi Ashida, PhD, Professor, Kobe University, Japan. Epigallocatechin gallate and its metabolites promote translocation of glucose transporter 4 in the plasma membrane of muscle cells as a preventive mechanism of hyperglycemia by tea 

12:00-12:20 Motofumi Kumazoe, PhD, Kyushu University, Japan. cGMP mediates the effect of green tea polyphenol EGCG

12:20-12:40 Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor, Department of Agrobioscience, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. Diacylglycerol kinase as a target of functional food to prevent and improve diabetic renal dysfunctions

12:40-13:40 Lunch

Session 6: Research and development of new functional food products. Session Chair: Hiroshi Maeda, PhD, Professor (Sojo University, Japan)

13:40-14:00 Hiroshi Maeda, PhD, Professor, Sojo University, Japan. Preparation of function-enhanced vegetable oils 

14:00-14:20 Amanda Suddes, PhD, Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd, New Zealand. Antiproliferative activity of New Zealand propolis flavonoids and caffeate compounds against gastrointestinal carcinomas 

14:20-14:40 Takuma Hayashi, PhD, Professor, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan. Preventive effect of ascorbic acid against Tat-dependent HIV-1 replication   

14:40-15:00 Mary Muchiri PhD Student, Food and Nutritional Sciences Department, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, UK. Development of novel probiotic yogurts enriched with orange fleshed sweet potato

15:00-15:20 Coffee break

15:20-16:20 Session 7B: Poster Presentations (even numbers)

16:25-16:55 Panel Discussion: The efficacy and safety of functional foods and bioactive food compounds

Panelists: Ken-ichi Yoshida, PhD, Ro Osawa, PhD, Francesco Marotta, MD, Pamela Starke-Reed, PhD, Danik Martirosyan (PhD), Hiroshi Maeda, PhD

16:55-17:15 Awards and Membership Certificates (Membership for Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds). 

  1. Best Poster Presentation Award (by the Kobe University)
  2. The Academic Society will award the book “Introduction to Functional Foods Science” to the best oral presenters. 

17:15-17:30 Conference closing

*Please note that the program and sessions are subject to change 

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