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24th International Conference of FFC - 12th International
Symposium of ASFFBC

Functional Foods, Nutrition and Chronic Diseases: Science and Practice
 

September 20-21, 2018, at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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Potential Guest Speakers

Uma Naidoo, MD, Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mood-Food Expert), Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Presentation Topic: Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry*

Amrendra Ajay, PhD, Session Chair and Lecturer, Consultant at Tilos Therapeutics, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Session Chair: Functional Food in Chronic Kidney Disease

Presentation Topic: Functional Food in Chronic Kidney Disease

Machelle Seibel, MD, Member of Faculty at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Founder and Editor at The Hot Years™ - My Menopause Magazine Foods and Nutrition to Help Manage Menopause.

Presentation Topic: Foods and Nutrition to Help Manage Menopause

Danik Martirosyan, PhD., President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA.

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

Presentation Topic: FFC's Advancement of Functional Food Definition: Evaluating Scientific Evidence

Jin-Rong (Joseph) Zhou, PhD., Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory at Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Session Chair and Lecturer: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Cancer

Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Principal Investigator and Co-Director of Research Training Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Presentation Topic: Genomics and Functional Foods*

Hossein Mirmiranpour, MD, PhD, Assistant professor in Biochemistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Trhran, Iran. 

Presentation Topic: Assessment of flabone effect on oxidants and antioxidants in patients with type 2 diabetes

Md Nunrunnabi, PhD, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Presentation Topic: Topic pending

Karen Lau, Senior Adviser Supplemented Food, Biosecurity Science, Food Science and Risk Assessment Directorate, Ministry for Primary Industries,  Wellington, New Zealand

Presentation Topic: Functional Food Regulation in New Zealand

Manashi Bagchi, PhD, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA; Dr. Herbs LLC, Concord, CA, USA

Special Session: Nutrition and Functional Foods for Patients with Prediabetes and Diabetes

Presentation Topic: Protective Efficacy of Mango (Mangifera indica) and Mangigerin in Pre-Diabetics

Harry G. Preuss, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C, USA

Presentation Topic: The Deadly Triangle: A Novel Nutritional Concept Comprising Insulin Resistance, Central Fat Accumulation as well as Aging and Its Metabolic Perturbations

Georgios Pyrgiotakis, PhD, Research Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Special Session. Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology for Functional Foods and Human Health (Topic pending). 

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA
Presentation Topic: Blood Pressure Interplay between Dietary Sugars and Salt in Diabetics

Nancy J. Emenaker, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Session Chair and lecturer: (Topic pending).

Session: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Cancer

Gabriela Riscuta MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Session Chair and lecturer: (Topic pending).

Special Session: Coffee consumption benefits and adverse events

George Perry, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States

Conference organizer and session chair: Nutrition, Functional Foods and Neurological Diseases 

Dolores del Castillo, PhD,  Senior Scientist, Head of Food Bioscience group, CIAL (UAM-CSIC), Madrid, Spain

Session co-chair: Coffee consumption benefits and adverse events

Pongsak Rattanachaikunsopon, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Committee member and speaker: Topic pending

Hairong Cheng, PhD, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Recent progress in functional sugars synthesis by the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica

Laila Al-Shaar, PhD student, Population Health Sciences- Nutritional Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Lown Scholar at Harvard School of Public Healthwhole

Session and Presentation Topic: Grains, Fibers, and Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome

Victoria Pardo Uzitas, Managing Director, Food Science, Consumer Package Goods, UbiquityBiz, Carlsbad CA, USA

Presentation topic: Creating Trends: How food companies are bridging scientific discovery and consumer need in the quest for the next great product

Sheila Wicks, MD, MBA, Department of Clinical Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA

Presentation topic: Resveratrol and dietary anthocyanins reduce osteoblast apoptosis, increase osteoblast proliferastion, and reduce osteoclastogenesis in transgenic medaka

Ikjot Singh Sohal, PhD, Research Assistant at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA