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DEAR COLLEAGUES: We are very pleased to announce the 7th International Conference “Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome" at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

SMU in Dallas

  Welcome to SMU in Dallas, TX, USA

The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods in the prevention and management of Metabolic Syndrome.

MAIN CONFERENCE TOPICS:

  1. Definition of Metabolic Syndrome (MS);
  2. Components of MS;
  3. Clinical  outcomes of MS;
  4. Functional  foods for the MS   components (Prevention of MS);
  5. Clinical  management of Metabolic Syndrome;
  6. Functional foods for  diabetes (Management of MS);
  7. Functional Foods for Cardiovascular Disease (Management of MS);
  8. Dyslipidemia in Metabolic Syndrome (Low HDL, High TG, Average to low LDL, Atherogenic  Lipoprotein Particles);
  9. Functional  foods and Dyslipidemia;
  10. Modern diets for Metabolic Syndrome: prevention and control;
  11. Herbs and dietary supplements for the management of Metabolic Syndrome; 
  12. Functional foods for the prevention and management of Metabolic Syndrome.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The deadline for abstracts is October 15, 2010. There is no fee for submitting a conference abstract. First authors are expected to register and pay the registration fee, attend the conference and make the presentation. An abstract must be submitted knowing that, if accepted by conference committee, it will be presented by the first author. The abstract publication fee without a conference registration is $49.00. 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 proceeding book. Authors must pay the fee after their abstract has been accepted for publication. We offer a complete or partial fee waiver for authors who do not have funds to cover the publication fees. Submit all abstracts electronically via the website, using the link: or by e-mail, at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net in an attached file. Please see our sample abstract.

There is no charge for withdrawal of an abstract. If 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 October 4th, 2010. Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after October 4th, 2010 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 any presentations.  

To avoid the last-minute rush, submit your abstract in advance. Abstracts reaching the Conference Organizing Committee after September 4, 2010, 5:00 pm, will not be accepted. For any information concerning publications, please contact us at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.netFor more information about abstract submission please click here.

FULL ARTICLE SUBMISSIONThe deadline for articles is November 4, 2010, to submit manuscripts to the organizers. Early submissions are encouraged. Our books are available to all readers via Google and Amazon. We will provide free online access to our copies of the book. Functional Food Center requires authors to pay a publication fee, $295.00 per article. Authors must pay the fee after their paper has been accepted for publication. We offer a complete or partial fee waiver for authors who do not have funds to cover publication fees. Functional Food Center has no access to authors' payment information; the inability to pay will not influence the decision whether the article is published. There is no restriction on the numbers of pages, figures, tables and references in our books.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTER PRESENTATION: Conference Poster Presentations: Poster presentations provide give audience a clear visual of what the presenter is saying 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, highlighting the bstract'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, diagrams.
  4. Good use of color; 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 it the title large and clear. Include author(s) name(s) and address(es). Your poster title should be easily readable 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 session, please visit us at http://www.functionalfoodscenter.net

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS or CEUs: The 7th International Conference on “Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome" has maximum of 16 hours of CEU credits. Each medical specialist, dietitians and nutritionists should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the conference. 

COPIES FOR CONTRIBUTORS: We will furnish one copy of the collective work without charge, to the lead author of the article (Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases, volume 6). For the information about last year conference book, "Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases, Volume 5: Diabetes and related Diseases", please click here. 

GUIDANCE FOR AUTHORS: The best way to send your contributions is email, as an attached file. Our preferred word-processing format is Microsoft Word, version 6 or higher. Manuscripts must be single-spaced, in 12-point font (including the references and legends of tables and figures) on sheets of uniform size (preferably ISO A4 or 8 ½ x 11”) with wide margins. A title of up to 10 words (in all capitals), and the first and last name of the author, department, and organization’s address should also appear. If there is more than one establishment involved in the work, authors' names should be linked to the appropriate establishment by the use numbers or the symbols *, †, ‡, §, and ¶ in that order. A summary giving a bulleted outline of content should appear for the introduction.

If there are any abbreviations in your article, they should be placed in brackets after the full title on the first occasion they are used.

The main body of the paper should be divided into: (a) introduction; (b) experimental, including materials and methods; (c) results, with appropriate quantification and statistical treatment of data; (d) tables and figures; (e) discussion (f) acknowledgements, including details of financial support; (g) numbered references. It is often an advantage to combine (c), (d) and (e) to gain conciseness and clarity. The discussion section should not recapitulate the results, but only discuss their implications. References should not normally exceed 50, and 20–30 references are frequently adequate

REFERENCES: References in the paper must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. The list of references at the end of the paper should give all the author's names and initials unless there are more than 6 authors, in which case 'et al' is used for subsequent names. This is followed by the title, abbreviated according to the "List of Journals Indexed" in Index Medicus, the year of publication, the volume number, and the first and last page numbers. References to books should give the names of any editors, place of publication, publisher and year, in place of the journal information.

REGISTRATION FEES: The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), and lunch and refreshments during conference days. It also covers one year of membership to the FFC.

Cancellation Policy: Two months before conference: 75% refund, 45 days before conference: 50% refund, one month before conference: No refund. Refund will be sent after the congress. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat, at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.

Registration Category Fee

  Standard Rate
Full Time Students*  ($275 after November 1,2010) $175.00
RD, DPT, RN ** ($375 after November 1, 2010) $325.00
Registration Fees for Academia ($545 after November 1,2010) $495.00
Registration Fees for Industry ($695 after November1, 2010) $595.00
Vendors ($895 after November1, 2010) $750.00

*To obtain the special fee for students, an approval letter signed by the head of the department, together with a copy of a valid student card must accompany the registration form (if registered on the website, please mail it to ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net).

**Letter of verification required by email.

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

Special Hotel Pricing Available: Rooms have been reserved with the Radisson Hotel Central Dallas. The Radisson Hotel in Dallas, Texas is within walking distance to Mockingbird Station,“where the in crowd flocks”; an entertainment complex featuring restaurants, retail, a movie theater, nightlife and more. Within walking distance to SMU (Southern Methodist University), or simply walk one block to the nearest DART rail station.Indulge in world-class shopping at North Park Mall or visit the Dallas Art Complex for your taste of inspiration. Reservations for December 2-5 for the conference special rate of US $85 + tax, per night. This rate is available now through November 17th, 2010.  To make a reservation, please call (800)-333-3333 or E-mail april.ousley@prismhotels.com and be sure to mention the "Functional Foods for Metabolic Syndrome Conference" in order to get the special rate of $85.00 per night. You may also find below the link that was created for our group www.radisson.com to reserve your hotel room for the special rate. Also, you can go to www.radisson.com and use the promotional code of FFCUSA.

Hotel Location:

6060 N. Central Expressway

Dallas, Texas 75206, USA

Phone: 214-750-6060

Fax: 214-750-5959

If you need information about parking spaces at SMU, please click here. For the Visitor Parking Map, click here. You may also contact SMU’s parking services coordinator Pam Thombury by phone at 214-768-7275 or 214-768-4250. Please be advised that there is no free parking on the SMU campus.

For more information about the conference, please contact us by E-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For international calls, please use (1)-469-441-8272.

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Abstract Submission

The entire abstract should have a maximum of 650 words; tables or diagrams may be used. Please use Times New Roman Font 12.  

The first author of the research abstract is considered the primary author and must present the abstract. One person may be the primary author on a maximum of two abstracts submitted. Only one abstract may be presented as an oral presentation, with the other presented as a poster; or both abstracts may be presented as posters. The primary author must be the person who presents the abstract at the conference.

Abstract Formatting Specifications:

  1. All abstract submissions must include research-based data to allow for a thorough review. Please submit all abstracts electronically via the web, using this link: or by e-mail, at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net in an attached file. The web submission system will automatically produce your abstract in the proper format for publication in the Abstracts Proceedings Book. You may copy and paste your abstract into the space provided on the website.

  2. Abstracts must contain the following:

  • Title

  • Author(s) – do not include degree acronyms (i.e., BS, MS, PhD, etc)

  • Primary institution/Laboratory name, city, state and country

  • The body of the abstract

3. The body of the abstract should contain the following sections:

  • Background,

  • Methods,

  • Results,

  • Conclusions, and

  • Key Words. 

4.  Abstracts cannot contain the following:

  • Brand names.

  • Advertisements. Research abstracts should be free from solicitations and should not contain demonstrations of products for the purpose of sales. Exhibitor’s tables are available for the purpose of advertisement and sales. 

5. Abstracts can contain either one graph or one table, but not both.

  • A graph or table must be embedded into the abstract and cannot exceed 1/3 of the size of the abstract box.

  • Any graph or table must pertain to the abstract and visualize data, and must be referred to in the abstract's text.

Please also provide the following information in the accompanying e-mail:

  • Primary/Presenting author's name

  • Primary author's professional mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number

  • Desired presentation format (i.e., oral, poster)

Please see our sample abstract.

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 4, 2010, at 5:00 pm.

Please send the abstract by email to: ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net


Conference Program

Friday, December 3, 2010


8:00-9:00 am

Conference Registration


9:00-9:10 am

Conference Opening

Conference Chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder, Functional Food Center, Aso. Clinical Professor , Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, USA

Co-Chairman: Nicola Abate, MD, Distinguished Professor, MD, The University of of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

Co-Chairman: William C. Orr, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA

9:10-9:20 am

Welcome to Southern Methodist University (SMU)

James E. Quick, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA

Session 1: Definition, Components and Clinical Studies of Metabolic Syndrome

Session Chair: Manisha Chandalia, MD, USA

9:20-9:50 am

Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome

Manisha Chandalia, MD, Director, Stark Diabetes Center Endocrinology and Metabolism, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

9:50-10:20am

Clinical Benefits of a Phytochemical-Enriched Medical Food on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Women with Metabolic Syndrome

Robert H Lerman, MD, PhD, Director, Functional Medicine Research Center, Metagenics, Inc., Gig Harbor, WA, USA

10:20-10:45 am

Monitoring Premature Infants: Nutritional and Metabolic Indicators

Rebeca Monroy-Torres, PhD, Professor, Medicine and Nutrition Department, Division of Health Sciences, Campus Leon, University of Guanajuato, Mexico

10:45-10:55 am

Refreshments

10:55-11:25 am

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: What do we Really Know?

Anand Prasad, MD, University of California San Diego, USA

11:25-11:40 am

Association of Plasma Cysteine and Homocysteine Concentrations with Insulin Resistance in Low Socio-Economic Pregnant Women

Sujatha Pitla, PhD, Lipid Chemistry Division, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

11:40-12:15 am

Walking Tour of the SMU Campus


12:15-1:00 pm

Lunch

Session 2: Functional and Medical Foods for the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome

Session Chair: Nathan S. Bryan, PhD, Professor, USA

1:00--1:30 pm

Unique Combination of Beet Root and Hawthorn Berry Promotes Nitric Oxide Production and Reduces Triglycerides in Humans

Nathan S. Bryan, PhD, Professor, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA

1:30-1:55 pm

“Siddha” Herbs for Diabetes

Jayaraman Raamachandran, PhD, Murugan Siddha Marunthakam, India

1:55-2:10 pm

Effects of Korean Pears, Pyrus pyrifolia cv. Shingo, on Alcohol Detoxification.

Mihi Yang, PhD, College of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2:10-2.40 pm

Effect of Deuterium Oxide (D2O) Content of Drinking Water on Glucose Metabolism in STZ-induced Diabetic Rats

Miklós Molnár, MD, PhD, Professor, Semmelweis University Budapest, Institute of Pathophysiology, Hungary

2:40-2:50 pm

Refreshments

2:50- 3:20 pm

Adipose Tissue Dysfunction and the Metabolic Syndrome

Nicola Abate, MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

3:20 -3:50 pm

Regulation of Insulin Sensitivity by Herbs and Dietary Fibers

Jianping Ye, Professor, MD, Antioxidant and Gene Regulation Lab, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

3:50 – 4:20 pm

A Combination of L-Arabinose and Chromium Lowers Circulating Glucose and Insulin Levels After an Acute Oral Sucrose Challenge: a Human Clinical Trial

Kaats R. Gillbert, PhD, President of Integrative Health Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, TX, USA

4:20-4:35 pm

Modeling Type-II Diabetes in Drosophila melanogaster


Johannes Bauer, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

4:35-4:50 pm

Irvingia Gabonensis and Metabolic Syndrome: Two Years After Baton Rouge

Julius Oben, PhD, Professor, Head of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory. University of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon

4:50 pm

Closing

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Session 3: Experimental Studies of Functional Foods and Metabolic Syndrome

Session Chair: Nicola Abate, MD, Professor, USA

9:00-9:25 am

Cinnamon Extract Inhibits the Overproduction of the Postprandial Apolipoprotein B48-containing Lipoproteins: Evidence from ex Vivo and in Vivo Studies

Bolin Qin, PhD, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA.

9:25-9:40 am

Tea Polyphenols are Inhibitors of Energy Transducing Enzymes

Steven B. Vik, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, USA

9:40-9:55 am

Inhibition of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme in vitro by Apple Skin Extract, Selected Flavonoids and their Metabolites

Nileeka Balasuriya and Vasantha Rupasinghe, PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Canada

9:55-10:20 am

Animal Models of Metabolic Syndrome

Vijayagopal Parakat, PhD, and Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor, Nutrition and Food Science Department, TWU, Denton, TX, USA

10:20-10:30 am

Refreshments

10:30-10:55 am

A Pilot Study on Treatment Effect of Tomato Lycopene and Soy Isoflavones on Insulin Resistance

Wentong Pan, MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

10:55-11:10 am

Study on The Hepatoprotective Effect of Pleurotus Florida (Oyster Mushroom) Against Paracetamol Induced Liver Damage in Wistar Albino Rats

Nayma Sultana, PhD, Assistant Professor at Salimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

11:10-11:25 am

Engineering Flies for Longevity

William Orr, PhD, Professor, Chair of Biology Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

11:25-12:00 am

Resveratrol: A Panacea?

Shazib Pervaiz, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch

Session 4: Metabolic Syndrome Related Disorders

Session Chair: Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor, USA

1:00-1:20 pm

Metabolic Markers of Lupus

Chandra Mohan, MD, PhD, Professor Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

1:20-1:35 pm

Hyperlipidemia, Metabolic Syndrome, and Ischemic Stroke

Mariam Baklavajian, MD, Professor, Neurology and Child Neurology Department, National Institute of Health, Yerevan Armenia

1:35-1:50 pm

Incidence of Brucella Species in Slaughtered Food Animals and its Edible Offals in Beni-Suef, Egypt

Fatma Ali, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Beni-Suef University, Egypt

Session 5: Development of Functional Food products as therapeutics

Session Chair: Jagat R. Kanwar, PhD, Australia

1:50-2:15 pm

Oral Administration of Nanocarriers Delivery of Small Interfering RNA and micro RNA: Promises of Cancer Gene Therapy

Jagat R. Kanwar, PhD, Head, Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research Laboratory, Deakin University, Australia

2:15-2:50 pm

Prebiotic Soluble Fiber in Dairy Desserts for Digestive Health

Lorraine Niba, PhD, National Starch Food Innovation, Bridgewater, NJ, USA

2:50-3:05 pm Novel Use of Grape Seed Extract and Tocotrienol as Supplements in Induction of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Mice Live

Shradha Sodhani, PhD Student; Nathaniel Mills, PhD, Professor; Victorine Imrhan, PhD, Texas Woman's University

3:05-3:15 pm

Refreshments

3:15-4:45 pm.

Posters Presentation Session and Workshop

4:45-5:00 pm

Conference Closing

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, Chairman


Article Submission

All articles must be formatted correctly and include research-based original data to allow for a thorough review. The best way to send your contributions is email, as an attached file. Our preferred word-processing format is Microsoft Word. Manuscripts must be single-spaced, in 12-point font (including the references and legends of tables and figures) on sheets of uniform size (preferably ISO A4 or 8 1/4 x 11") with wide margins.

Articles must contain the following:

  • Title (up to ten words)

  • Author(s) 

  • Primary institution/Laboratory name, city, state and country

  • The body of article

If there is more than one establishment involved in the work, authors' names should be linked to the appropriate establishment by numbers or the symbols *, †, ‡, §, and ¶ in that order. A summary giving a bulleted outline of content should appear for the introduction.

If there are any abbreviations in your article, they should be placed in brackets after the full title on the first occasion they are used.

The body of article should contein the fallowing sections:

  • Key Words,
  • Background,
  • Methods,
  • Results and Discussion,
  • Conclusions, and
  • References

References should not normally exceed 50, and 20–30 references are frequently adequate.

REFERENCES: References in the paper must be numbered in the order that they appear in the text. The list of references at the end of the paper should give all the authors' names and initials unless there are more than 6 uthors, in which case 'et al' is used for subsequent names. This is followed by the title, abbreviated according to the "List of Journals Indexed" in Index Medicus, the year of publication, the volume number, and the first and last page numbers. References to books should give the names of any editors, place of publication, publisher and year, in place of the journal information.

The deadline for article submission is November 4, 2010, at 5:00 pm.

Please send the abstract by email to ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net 


Conference Topics

Main Conference Topics:

  1. Definition of Metabolic Syndrome (MS)
  2. Components of MS
  3. Clinical Outcomes of MS:
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Diabetes

4. Functional Foods for the Metabolic Syndrome Components (Prevention of MS):

  • Central Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Triglycerides
  • Low HDL-cholesterol
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Management of Inflammation

5. Clinical Management of Metabolic Syndrome

  • Main goals
  • Approaches
  • Recommendations
  1. Functional foods for diabetes (Management of MS)
  2. Functional foods for CVD (Management of MS)
  3. Dyslipidemia in metabolic syndrome (Low HDL, High TG, Average to low LDL, Atherogenic Lipoprotein Particles)
  4. Functional foods and dyslipidemia
  5. Modern diets for prevention and control of metabolic syndrome;
  6. Herbs and dietary supplements for the management of metabolic syndrome; 
  7. Functional foods for the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome.

For more information, please contact us by E-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For international calls, please use  (1)-469-441-8272


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Conference Committee

Conference Chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder of Functional Foods Center, Academician of the International Academy of Scientific Discoveries and Inventions (USA)

Co-Chairman: Nicola Abate, MD, Professor and Chief Division of Endocrinology Charles Sprague, MD Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of  of Texas Medical Branch (USA)

Co-Chairman: William C. Orr, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University (USA)

Scientific Committee:

Nicola Abate, MD, Professor and Chief Division of Endocrinology Charles Sprague, MD Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of  of Texas Medical Branch (USA)

Laszlo Halmy, MD, PhD, Professor, President of Hungarian Society for the Study of Obesity (Hungary)

Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University (USA)

Teruyoshi T. Yanagita, PhD, Professor, Vice-President and Director of International Affairs Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science, Saga University (Japan)  

Arunas Savitskas, MD, PhD, Professor, Head of the Department of Drug Technology and Pharmacy at Kaunas Medical University (Lithuania)

Undurti N. Das, MD, Editor-in-Chief: Lipids in Health and Disease (USA)

International Advisory Committee:

William C. Orr, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University (USA)

Nilanjana Maulik, PhD, FAHA, FACN, FICA, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Medical Center, Director of Health Research, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (USA)

Jianping Ye, MD, Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Lousiana State University System (USA)

Julius Oben, PhD, Professor, Research Director LNNB, University of Yaunde (Cameroon)

Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director, and Editor, HerbalGram and HerbClip, American Botanical Council, Austin (USA)

Pathirage Kamal Perera, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, China Pharmaceutical University (China), Department of Materia Medica, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Conference Local Committee

Estee Easley, Administrative Assistant to the Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman’s University (USA)

David Sweeten, Director of Conference Services, Texas Woman’s University (USA)