Conference Program


4th International Conference: 

   Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases
                  October 13-14, 2007 - Dallas, Texas, USA 
 
   

Saturday, October 13:

     8:30 a.m.

Conference Registration

 

Chairing: Undurti Das, MD, President and CEO, UND Life Sciences (Shaker Heights, OH, USA)

  9:30 a.m.                      

 

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION:

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD - Chairmen of Conference, Academician of the International Academy of Scientific Discoveries and Inventions, Founder of Functional Foods Center at D&A Inc. (Dallas, TX, USA)

    9:45 a.m.        

 

The Role of Gut Bacteria in Obesity.

Undurti Das, MD, President and CEO, UND Life Sciences, (Shaker Heights, OH, USA)

    10:15 a.m.     

 

The Role of Curcumin in Insulin Action and Glucose Metabolism.

 

 

Suresh T. Mathews, PhD, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Program, Auburn University (AL, USA)

    10:45 -11:00 a.m.

REFRESHMENTS

    11:00 a.m.       

 

Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods and Obesity.

 

 

 

Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Editor-in-Chief: Nutritional Neuroscience, Texas Woman's University, (Denton, TX, USA)

    11:30 -12:00 p.m.

Bioequivalence Problems of Phytopharmaceuticals: the Case of Preparation Containing Rhodiola Rosea L. Extracts.

Agn? Ku?inskait?1, Ma?gorzata Sznitowska2, Ar?nas Savickas1, Vitalis Briedis1, 1Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology and Social Pharmacy, Kaunas Medical University (Kaunas Lithuania), 2Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Gdansk Medical Academy (Gdansk, Poland)

     12:00-1:00 p.m.

LUNCH 

 

Chairing:  Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Editor-in-Chief: Nutritional Neuroscience, Texas Woman's University

     1:00 p.m.    

 

Food Consumption Pattern and Obesogenic Factors of Obese Adolescent School Girls in Owerry Municipality.

Asinobi, C., PhD, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty of Agric and Vet. Medicine, Imo State University (Owerri, Nigeria) 

      1:30 p.m.    

 

Hepatoprotective Effect of Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff.) Boerl. Ethanol Extract Against Paracetamol-Induced Liver Damage in Mice.

Phebe Hendra, Laboratory of Ecological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) 

      2:00-2:15 p.m.

REFRESHMENTS

      2:15 p.m.

 

New Dietary Guidelines (MyPyramid) in USA.

 

 

Fatemeh Malekian, PhD, Associate Professor, Food Science and Nutrition, Southern University, Agricultural Research and Extension Center (Baton Rouge, LA, USA)

      3:00 p.m.

 

The Role of Himilayan Goji Juice as a Novel Anti-Diabetic Food.

Dr. Althea Myrie, ND, Naturopath, researcher, Neuro-Lab LTD (Bournemouth, England)

       3:45 p.m.

Micronutrients in Obesity: Their Role for the Disease Process. Determination of Status. Impact of Supplementation.

 

Ute Gola, MD, CEO of the Institute of Nutrition and Prevention in Berlin -Dr. Gola has numerous years of experience in the treatment of obesity. He is a member of the scientific board of the German Society for Nutritional Medicine (Berlin, Germany). HK Biesalski MD -He is currently heading the Department of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition at University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany)

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

POSTERS PRESENTATION SESSION AND WORKSHOP

 

Sunday, October 14:

 

Chairing: Jairam Vanamala, PhD, Department of  Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University, (College Station, TX, USA) 

      9:30 a.m.    

 

Pycnogenol in Cardiovascular Protection.

Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, Professor University of Arizona, Interim Director Division of Health Promotion Sciences Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and School of Medicine, Arizona, Health Sciences Center (Tucson, AZ, USA)

       10:15 a.m.

Calorie Restriction and Aging.

 

Sharon Rabb PhD, ND, Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist (Dallas, TX, USA)

 

 

 

11:00-11:15 a.m.

REFRESHMENTS

      11:15 a.m.

 

The Usage of Amaranth in Medicine and Food Industry.

Galina Magazeva, PhD; and Elena Magazeva (Moscow, Russia)

     11:45 p.m.

Obesity and Colon Cancer Prevention: A Functional Food Approach.

Jairam Vanamala, PhD, Research Scientist, Center for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation Associate Member, Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX, USA) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 12:15 p.m.-1:00 pm  LUNCH 

 

Chairing: Fatemeh Malekian, PhD, Associate Professor, Food Science and Nutrition, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, (Baton Rouge, LA, USA)

     1:00 p.m.

 

Indonesian Plants and their Anti-Diabetic Potentials.

Maria D.P.T. Gunawan-Puteri, Laboratory of Food Biochemistry, Division of Applied Bioscience, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan)

    1:30 p.m.    

Salba: Nature's Perfect Whole Food Providing Cardiovascular, Digestive, and Optimal Health Solutions.

Presented by Ellie Berglund, Core Naturals (Dallas, TX, USA) Authors: Dr Vladimir Vuksan and research teams: M. DiBuoono,  J.Sievenpiper,  A.Jenkins,  M.Stavro,  R.Bazinet,  S.Cunnane,  Z.Xu,  A.Pekazar, and others, Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael's Hospital, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine,Universityof Toronto, Canada

       2:15-2:30 p.m.    

REFRESHMENTS

      2:30 p.m.

New and Popular Cardiovascular Medicines in the Baltic States. 

Mykolas Aniunas, PhD; Drug Technology Department, Kaunas Medical University (Kaunas, Lithuania)

     3:00 p.m.

 

Modern Point of View of Celiac Disease.

Undurti Das, MD, President and CEO, UND Life Sciences (Shaker Heights, OH, USA)

 3:30 p.m.

 A Novel Functional Food Product for Gluten -Free Diet.

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder of Functional Foods Center at D&A Inc., Academician of the International Academy of Scientific Discoveries and Inventions, (Dallas, TX, USA),

      4:00 p.m.

 

Polyphenols from Fruits and Vegetables in Weight Management and Obesity Control.

Dilip Ghosh, PhD, Senior Scientist, Health & Food, The Horticulture & Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd. (Auckland, New Zealand)

    4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

POSTERS PRESENTATION SESSION AND WORKSHOP

    5:00 p.m.

CONFERENCE CLOSING

Danik M. Martirosyan - Chairmen of Conference, Functional Foods Center (Dallas, TX, USA)