FFC's 21st International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods

Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice

March 25-26, 2017, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA

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Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 21st International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods "Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice". The conference will be held at San Diego on March 25-26, 2017. The 21st International Conference of Functional Food Center will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for chronic diseases, as well as for health promotion.


Main Conference Topics/Sessions:

Session: Functional Food Definition and the Status of Functional Foods in Japan, China, USA and other Countries

Session: Health Claims: Nutraceutical, Functional and Medical Food Regulations

Session: The Effects of Nutrition and Functional Foods on Aging and Health

Session: Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Health

Session: Functional Foods with Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases (Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer, Neurological, and CVD)

Session: Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods

Special Session: Allometric Scaling from Rodents to Humans

Special Session: Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Microbiome

Session: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products.

Special Session: Dietary Exosomes and their Cargos

Special Session: Immunomodulation by Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging


For more details about the Sessions and main conference topics please visit Conference Topics page.

Call for Abstracts:

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended until February 10, 2017, 5:pm (PST). The entire abstract should have a maximum of 1,000 words, up to three pages (including references). There is no up-front fee for submitting a conference abstract. Once the abstract is generally accepted for the conference, the corresponding/first author is responsible to pay the abstract publication fee of $49 within 10 days. Failure to pay the abstract publication fee within 10 days after abstract acceptance day will result in a late abstract publication fee of $99. First authors are expected to register, pay the conference and abstract fee, and present the paper (if submission is accepted). 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@functionalfoodcenter.com. Please review our sample abstract.

There is no charge for the withdrawal of an abstract before December 30, 2016. 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@functionalfoodcenter.com, to provide notification of withdrawal or to request a substitute presenter. Withdrawals must be received before December 30, 2016. 

Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after December 30, 2016, will be published and the first author will be expected to pay the abstract publication fee. The conference does not provide financial support nor 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 February 10, 2017 at 5 pm will not be accepted). For any information concerning publications please contact us at ffc@functionalfoodcenter.com. For more information about abstract submission, click here.

Instructions for Poster Presenters:
Poster presentations allow the audience to get 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:
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. Remember that pictures, tables, and figures are key to any poster display. At least 50% of the surface area should be used for photos, graphs, or diagrams. Good use of color and the use of black or dark blue for text. Too much color can be hard to read! One or two large high-quality photographs attract attention. 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. 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 for two days. It will also cover a 12 month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds. Each registration allows the registrant to present up to 3 accepted abstracts maximum.

Cancellation Policy: Before September 30, 2016: 75% refund; before December 30, 2016: 50% refund; after December 30, 2016: No refund. Reimbursements 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 14 days.

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

Category Standard Rate
Full Time Students* $325
Dietitians and Retired Professionals* $395
Academic (researchers at universities) $595
Commercial $695
Exhibitor/Vendor $795
Abstract Publication Fee $49
Late Publication Fee
Explore San Diego $50

*Must present ID

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

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program (MS, PhD or MD) are eligible for the Student Discount rate. When you register for the conference, you must enter your mentor's name and Email address during checkout to verify your student status.


Paper Submission:

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended until February 10, 2017, 5:pm (PST). Full-text papers for oral presentations or posters should be submitted before February 28, 2017. Power Points for oral presentations should be submitted before March 10, 2017. Please send all documents to ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.

Please note that the program and sessions are subject to change 

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: 1-866-202-0487 8166-202-0487