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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.

University of Nevada

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.

MAIN CONFERENCE TOPICS:

  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 www.functionalfoodscenter.net

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

  Standard Rate
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,  lasvegasairport

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.


Conference Preliminary Program

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2010


     

8:00 - 9:00 am

Conference Registration


 

9:00 - 9:10 am

 Conference Opening

Conference Chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder of Functional Food Center, Associate Clinical Professorat at Nutrition and Food Science Department, Texas Woman's University, USA 

9:10 - 9:20 am

Welcome to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Kelsey Finn, Director, Student Union, Uiversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

 

Session 1:  Functional Foods for Cancer

Session Chair: Garth L Nicolson, PhD, Professor

9:20 - 9:55 am

Lipid Replacement Therapy: a Functional Food Approach for Reducing Cancer-Associated Fatigue and the Adverse Effects of Cancer Therapy

Invited Keynote Speaker: Garth L Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology, President of Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, California, USA

9:55 - 10:20 am

The Cancer Inhibition Actions of Phytochemicals from Fruits and Vegetables Grown in Egypt

Ahmed M. Aboul-Enein, Professor, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

10:20 -10:30 am

Refreshments

10:30 -10:55 am

Ceramic Nanocarriers with Modified Lactoferrin for Cancer and Bio-Distribution through MRI
Gary D. Stoner, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He is
also Director of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program in the Cancer Center
at MCW.

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

11:05 11:30 am

Cytotoxic Effects of Litsea Cubeba Extracts on Human Breast Cancer Cell Line MCF7.  

Shyang-Chwen Sheu, PhD, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan

 

Session 2. Functional Foods for Obesity

Session Chair: Wen-Jun Shen, PhD

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Attenuation of Dyslipidemia in Mice Chronically Fed on a Diet Containing Red Kidney Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.)

 Wen-Jun Shen, PhD, Stanford University, California, USA

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Diacylglycerol for Obesity-Serotonin Hypothesis

Hidekatsu Yanai, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Kohnodai Hospital, Chiba, Japan

1:30 - 1:50 pm

Effectiveness of Weight Control Program on the Healthy Promoting School

Hsiu-Mei Huang, PhD, student, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taipei, Taiwan

1:50 - 2:20 pm

Inverse Correlation Between Leptin Sensitivity and Susceptibility to High-Fat Induced Obesity in Sprague Dawley Rats

Yi Zhang, PhD, Professor, Research Service, Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida

2:20- 2:50 pm

The Effect of High Calcium and Vitamin D Fortified Milk on Anthropometric Indices of Post Menopausal Women Mario V. Capanzana, PhD, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines
2:50 - 3:00 pm  Refreshments

 

Session 3: Functional Foods for Cardiovascular Diseases

Session Chair: Nilanjana Maulik, PhD

3:00 -3:30 pm Resveratrol: Expanding Roles in Cardiovascular Disorders Nilanjana Maulik, PhD, Professor, University of Connecticut Medical Center, Director of Health Research, Farmington, Connecticut, USA

3:30 - 3:50 pm

Ready to Drink Fortified Juice Resulted in Improved Iron and Zinc Status of Schoolchildren.

Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, PhD, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines

3:50 - 4:20 pm

Dietary Cinnamon Supplementation and Changes in Systolic Blood Pressure in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes

Mona Boaz, Naftali Stern, Shimrit Heller, Julio Wainstein, Epidemiology and Research Unit, Diabetes Unit, E. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel

4:20 - 4:30 pm

Closing

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

 

Session 4: Functional Foods for Diabetes

Session Chair: Jennie Wickenberg, PhD, MD

9:00-9:25 am

 

Ceylon Cinnamon Does Not Affect Postprandial Plasma Glucose or Insulin in Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Jennie Wickenberg, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Lund University, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden

9:25-9:50 am   

Hypoglycemic Effect of an Extract From Date Seeds on Diabetic Rats.

Ahmed El Fouhil, PhD, MD, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

9:50-10:15 am

Natural Herbal Plant Extracts as Antioxidant and Anticancer Agents in Egypt. 

Hany A. El-Shemy, Professor, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

10:15-10:25 am

Refreshments

 

10:25 -10:45 am

Commonly Consumed Fruits in the Philippines: Are They Good and Safe for Diabetics?

Trinidad P. Trinidad, PhD, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Taguig City, Philippines

10:45-11:05 am

Inhibitory Potential of Some Traditionally Consumed Fruits and Plant Materials Against Fructose Induced Glycation of Albumin. 

Snehal Gite, PhD; and Vaishali Agte, PhD, Professor, Agharkar Research Institute, G.G.Agarkar Road, Pune, India

     

 

Session 5: Functional Foods in Health and Disease Session Chair: Jagat R. Kanwar, PhD.  

11:05-11:30am

Lipid Profiles of the Skin, Muscle and Liver of Greater Cane Rat (Thryonomys swingerianus): Dietary Implications

Emmanuel Ilesanmi Adeyeye, PhD, Professor and Olufemi Olaofe, PhD, Professor,  Department of Chemistry, University of Ado Ekiti, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria 

11:30-11:55 pm

Bacopa Monnieri Inhibits the Activity of Caspase-1 and 3, and the Matrix Metalloproteinase MMP3

Diana I. Lurie, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA

11:55-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00-1:25 am

Analysis of Vitamin C in Fruit Juices in Different Periods and Types of Storage

Daniela Maria Alves Chaud, MD, Professor, Centro de Ciências Biológicas – Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie – São Paulo, Brazil

1:25-1:45 am

Functional Food Availability, a Limitation to People’s Health in Island

Rameshwar Sarma, PhD, Saint James School of Medicine, Kraladijk Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

1:50-2:15 am

Medicinal and Nutraceutical Properties of Hot Pepper (Capsicum spp.) and Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia L.). 

Mohammad Jalaluddin, PhD, Professor, Department of Agriculture, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, AR, USA

2:20-2:30 pm

Refreshments

2:30-2:50 pm

Body Composition and its Associated CHD Risk Factors in Apparently Middle Aged Men

Sujatha D; and Venkata Ramana, National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

2:50-3:15 pm

Fighting Dysphagia with Orally Disintegrating Tablets

Jason McConville, PhD, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

3:15- 3:40 pm

Effects of Irregular Menstruation on Transport of Folate Mediated by Plasma Membrane Transporters in Syncytiotrophoblast Tissue

Xiaokun Cai, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WAashington, USA 

3:40-4:05 pm

Morinda citrifolia L. Improves the Quality of Life in Adults with Osteoaethritis

Mian-Ying Wang, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Rockford, IL, USA

4:05-4:20 pm Closing
   

Thursday, March 17, 2011

 

Session 6: Development of Functional Food Products

Session Chairs: Maulik N, PhD, Professor; and Martirosyan DM, PhD

9:00-9:30 am

Development and Cammercialisation of Specific Functional Food Products

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

9:30-9:50 pm

Development of Natural Component-Based Unique Functional Foodstuffs with Enhanced Prebiotic Effect

Attila Kiss, PhD, Eszterhazy Karoly College, Egerfood Regional Knowledge Center, Hungary

9:50-10:10 pm

Natural Antioxidant Activity of Commonly Consumed Foods in India and Effect of Heat Treatment of Green Leafy Vegetables 

Dande Sreeramulu, PhD, National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR), Hyderabad, India

10:10- 10:20

Refreshments

10:20-10:40 am

Development of Antioxidant Rich Bakery Products by Maillard Reaction and Newly Described Transformation Products Diana Virag, PhD, Eszterhazy Karoly College, EGERFOOD- Regional Knowledge Center, Hungary

10:40-11:00  am

Characterization of Defatted Maize Germ as a Source of Dietary Fiber and Protein to Develop Functional Bakery Products Muhammad Nasir, PhD, University of Veterinary & Animal Science, Lahore, Pakistan

11:00-11:10 am

Refreshments

 

11:10am-12:40 pm

Session 7: Posters Presentation Session and Workshop

 

12:40-1:00 pm

Conference Closing

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, Chairman  


Article Submission

Articles must be formatted correctly and include research-based original data to allow for a thorough review. The best way to send in your contributions is by 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), and on sheets of uniform size (preferably ISO A4) 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, 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 body of article should contein the fallowing sections:

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

The number of references should not 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.

The deadline for article submission is December 14, 2010, at 5:00 pm.

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


Conference Topics

Session 1: Functional Foods for Diabetes

  1. The epidemiology and health economics of diabetes
  2. The modern mechanisms and contributing factors of diabetes
  3. Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  4. Modern diets for diabetes: prevention and control  
  5. Functional Foods for the prevention and management of diabetes:
  6. Formulating a new functional food products for diabetes;
  7. New functional food products for the prevention of diabetes (experimental ant clinical studies);
  8. Functional foods for the management of diabetes (clinical studies);  
  9. Herbs and Non-traditional plants as a source of functional food products  for diabetes.

Session 2: Functional Foods for Obesity

  1. The epidemiology and health economics of obesity  
  2. The modern mechanisms and contributing factors of obesity
  3. Obesity and metabolic syndrome
  4. Modern diets for obesity: prevention and control 
  5. Functional Foods for the prevention and management of obesity:     
  • Formulating a new functional food products for obesity;
  • New functional food products for the prevention of obesity (experimental ant clinical studies);
  • Functional foods for the management of obesity (clinical studies);
  • Herbs and non-traditional plants as a source of functional food products for obesity.

Session 3: Functional Foods for Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)

  1. The epidemiology and health economics of CVD   
  2. The modern mechanisms and contributing factors of CVD (hypertension, heart disease, stroke)
  3. CVD and metabolic syndrome
  4. Modern diets for CVD: prevention and control  
  5. Functional Foods for the prevention and management of hypertension, heart disease and stroke:      
  • Formulating a new functional food products for CVD;
  • New functional food products for the prevention of CVD (experimental ant clinical studies);
  • Functional foods for the management of CVD (clinical studies);
  • Herbs and non-traditional plants as a source of functional food products for CVD.

Session 4: Functional Foods for Cancer

  1. The epidemiology and health economics of cancer  
  2. The modern mechanisms and contributing factors of cancer
  3. Cancer and metabolic syndrome
  4. Modern diets for cancer: prevention and control
  5. Functional Foods for the prevention and management of cancer:      
  • Formulating a new functional food products for cancer;
  • New functional food products for the prevention of cancer (experimental ant clinical studies);
  • Functional foods for the management of cancer (clinical studies);
  • Herbs and non-traditional plants as a source of functional food products for cancer.

Session 5: Functional Foods in Health and Disease

  1. Food for health;
  2. Chronic food-related diseases;
  3. Food for the management of disease;
  4. Formulating new functional food products for disease (experimental ant clinical studies);
  5. Metabolic syndrome and chronic diseases;
  6. Functional foods for the management of metabolic syndrome.

Conference Sponsors

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Conference Committee

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

Scientific Commitee:

Robert H. Lerman, MD, PhD, Director of Medicine and Extramural Clinical Research, Functional Medicine Research Center (USA)

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

Vasantha Esther Rani, PhD, Associate Prof and Head, PG Department of Home Science with food biotechnology, Fatima College (India)

Undurti N. Das, MD, President of UND Life Sciences, Editor-in-Chief: Lipids in Health and Disease (USA)

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

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

International Advisory Committee:

Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences  
 University of Nevada, Las VegasJohn Mercer, PhD, Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas(USA)

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

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

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

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

Fatma Ali, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Hygiene, Beni-Suef University (Egypt)

Conference Local Committee:

Jennifer Clark, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA) 

Shawn Dewey, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA) 

Denitsa Yotova-Green, University of Nevada Las Vegas (USA)

Jose Diego Botezelli, PhD, Student, Sao Paulo State University (Brazil)

Miriam McLeod, Texas Woman’s University (USA)