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 8th International Conference

Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Science and Practice

March 15-17, 2011,  University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, USA



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DEAR COLLEAGUES: We are very pleased to announce the 8th International Conference "Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases". It will be held at the University of Nevada, in Las Vegas. The University of Nevada is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Valley, 5 minutes from the McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.

Welcome to University of Nevada - Las Vegas

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 Chronic Diseases.


  1.  Functional Foods for Diabetes;
  2.  Functional Foods for Obesity;
  3.  Functional Foods for Cardiovascular Diseases;
  4.  Functional Foods for Cancer;
  5.  Functional Foods in Health and Disease;
  6. Development of Functional Food Products as Therapeutics.

For more information about conference topics, please click here.  

CALL FOR ABSTRACT: The deadline for abstracts is February 1, 2011. There is no fee for submitting a conference abstract.  First authors are expected to register, pay the registration fee, attend the conference and make the presentation. Abstracts must be submitted knowing that if they are accepted by the conference committee, they will be presented by the first author. However, the cost for an 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. Please submit all abstracts using the link: or by e-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net in an attached file. 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 the November 14, 2010. Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after November 14, 2010 will be published and the first author will be expected to pay the abstract publication fee.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 presentations.  

To avoid the last-minute rush, submit your abstract in advance. Abstracts reaching the Conference Organizing Committee after December 14, 2010, at 5 pm, will not be accepted. For information concerning publications, please contact us at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For more information about abstract submission, please click  here.

ARTICLE SUBMISSION: The deadline for article submission is February 1, 2010. 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. The 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. The Functional Food Center has no access to authors' payment information; the inability to pay will not influence whether the article is published. There is no restriction on the numbers of pages, figures, tables and references in our books. For more information about article submission, please click here

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTER PRESENTATION: 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 ttp://www.functionalfoodscenter.net/Poster_Session.html

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS or CEUs: The 8th  International Conference on “Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases" has a maximum of 24 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. Our Continuing Education Units, or CEU's, are offered through the University of Nevada to anyone who attends the  conference, provides evidence that they attended, and pays for the CEUs. This includes  doctors, nurses, dietitians or nutritionists.

GUIDANCE FOR AUTHORS: The best way to send your contributions is by 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 using 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, 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 authors' 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.

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).


REGISTRATION FEES:  The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), lunch and refreshments during Conference days as well as one year of membership to the FFC. We are pleased to offer Early Bird Registration.

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                                                       

Full Time Students*  ($275 after January 15, 2011)                                         $225.00

RD, DPT, RN ** ($375 after January 15, 2011)                                               $325.00

Registration fees for members of Academia ($645 after January 15)               $595.00

Registration fees for members of Industry ($795 after January 15)                  $695.00

Vendors  ($895.00 after January 15, 2011)                                                        $795.00


*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 via 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 Embassy Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. Rooms are available by using group code FUF and by calling either 1-800-726-1751 or by calling the hotel at 702-795-2800. Reservations  for the  March 15-17 for the conference special rate of US $109 + tax per night. This rate  is available through February 21st, 2011.

Hotel Location: Embassy Suites Las Vegas, 4315 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, Phone: 702-765-6751, Fax:702-765-6899,  www.lasvegasairport.embassysuites.com

Linda Narvaez / Sales Coordinator. Direct Line: 702-765-6759,  e-mail: linda.narvaez@hilton.com

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.