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6th International Conference

Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Diabetes and  Related Diseases

December 4–5, 2009, Texas Woman's University, Denton,TX, USA 

DEAR COLLEAGUES: We are very pleased to announce the 6th International Conference “Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases”. It will take place in Denton, TX at Texas Womans University. The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods in the prevention and treatment of Chronic Diseases. The conference will cover the advances of phytotherapy and food therapy of diabetes and other related chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and others), with a special focus on the creation of functional and medicinal foods with new properties.   

Welcome to Texas Woman's University

Main Conference Topics: 

1.The epidemiology and health economics of diabetes;
2.The modern mechanisms and contributing factors of diabetes;
3.Diabetes and its related complications;
4.Modern diets for diabetes: provention and control;
5.Herbs and dietary supplements for the management of diabetes;
6.Functional Foods for the prevention and management of diabetes.

For more information about conference topics, please visit us at http://www.functionalfoodscenter.net/2009_Conference_Topics.html 



The deadline for articles is October 19, 2009, to submit manuscripts to the organizers. Early submissions are encouraged. Our books are available to 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 author payment information; inability to pay will not influence the decision to publish an article. There is no restriction on the numbers of pages, figures, tables and references in our books.


The Abstract Submission fee (without conference registration) is $49.00. Decisions on selection will be communicated to authors by E-mail. All contributions will be reviewed. 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 PRESENTATION Conference Poster Presentations: Poster presentations give the 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 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, 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/Poster_Session.html

CME AND OTHER CREDITS: The 6th International Conference on "Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Diabetes and Related Diseases" has a maximum of 16 hours of CME and other credits. Each medical specialist, dietitians and nutritionists should claim only those hours of credit that he or 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 5).

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. 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) with wide margins. A title of up to 10 words (in uppercase), and the first and last name of the author, department, and organization 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 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. The number of 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 six 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 FEE: The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), local transportation, and lunch and refreshments during Conference days. It will also cover a year's worth of membership to the FFC.  Lunch will be organized at university of TWU.  Click here to register

Registration Category                                                             Fee


Non FFC Members ($650 after November 15,2009)             $550.00 

Student ($175 after November 15,2009)                                 $125.00

RD, DPT, RN ($275 after November 15, 2009)                       $225.00

Organizing Committe ($450 after November 15,2009)          $450.00 

Food Industry ($850 after November 15, 2009)                    $750.00

Vendors (1 free registrations & 1 table)                                $1200.00


Please note places at this conference are limited and  will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

HOTEL INFORMATION: Rooms have been reserved with the "Comfort Inn, Denton, Texas". This hotel is close to Texas Woman's University, Water Works Park theme park, and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Guests of this Denton, TX hotel can enjoy amenities and features like free continental breakfast, a free weekday newspaper, free wireless high-speed Internet access, an indoor heated pool and hot tub, and an exercise room. Reserve before December 3-6  for a special rate of US $89+ tax, per night. This rate includes breakfest and will be available until November 19th, 2009. To make a reservation, please call (940)-320-5150 or (940)-320-5150; or use E-mail: gm.txa96@Choicehotels.com and be sure to mention the " Functional Foods Conference" to get the special rate ($89.00 per night).


4050 Mesa Drive, Denton, TX. 76207
Phone: 940-320-5150
Fax: 940-320-4959
For more information about the hotel, visit: http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-denton-texas-TXA96

For more information on the conference, contact Dr. Danik Martirosyan at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For international calls, please use (001)-469-441-8272