2nd International Conference in the Series 

"Functional Foods: Prevention and Disease Treatment"

Functional Foods for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases

November 15-16, 2005 - Dallas, Texas, USA

 Conference Program


Tuesday, November 15:



8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Conference Registration




Chairing  Paul J. Durfee,

9:00 a.m.           


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



9:15 a.m.        

Drug Eluting Stents

Paul J. Durfee, (CVT/CES, Lead Invasive Specialist), The Medical Center of Mesquite (Mesquite, TX, USA)

10:00 a.m.        

Multifuctorial Cardioprotective Effects of Time-Released Garlic Powder Tablets

Igor A. Sobenin (MD), Valentin V. Pryanishnikov, Alexander N. Orekhov(PhD), Institute of Genetic Pathology and Pathophysiology, (Moscow, Russia)



10:45 - 11:00 a.m.




11:00 a.m.       

Conjugated Linoleic Acids and their Health Benefits

Prof. Teruyoshi Yanagita, PhD, Saga University (Japan)

11:45 a.m.         

A Perinatal Strategy to Prevent Adult Diseases: The Role of Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Undurti N. Das, (M.D), FAMS, UND Life Sciences (Walpole, Massachusetts, USA)



12:30-1:15 p.m.





Chairing  Jaime Uribarri (MD),

1:15 p.m.    

Functional Foods in Psychiatry: Biology and Therapeutic Implications

Ravinder Reddy, MD, Jeffrey K. Yao, PhD, University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, (Pittsburgh, USA)

1:45 p.m.    

Lignans and Alpha-linolenic Acid as Anticancer Food Constituents.

Rakesh Kapoor (Ph.D), Science & Technology, Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. (Saskatoon, Canada)



2:15-2:30 p.m.




2:30 p.m.    

Targeting Hsp90, HIF, and Angiogenesis with Bioactive Compounds in Food

Jack Losso (PhD), Assistant Professor Department:  Food Science Department, Luisiana State University, LSU Campus, (LA, USA)

3:00 p.m.    

Amaranth for the Prevention of Hypertension

Danik M.  Martirosyan (PhD), Functional Foods Center (Dallas, Texas, USA)

3:30 p.m.

Functional Foods for the Integrated Nutrition of Cancer Patients: A Review 

Nicholas P. Yensen (PhD), Center for the Investigation of Food and Development (CIAD), (Hermosillo, México)



4:00-5:00 p.m.





Wednesday, November 16:




Chairing Undurti N. Das (MD)

9:00 a.m.    

Functional Foods for Diabetes

Jaime Uribarri (MD), Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, USA)

9:45 a.m.

 Cardiac Support and Dietary Concerns in the Post Acute Myocardial Infarct Patient

Kim Rendell, The Medical Center of Mesquite (Mesquite, TX, USA)



10:30 - 10:45 a.m.




10:45 a.m.

Functional Food: A Novel Approach for Controlling Blood Pressure

Hovsepian S. (PhD); Martirosyan D. (PhD), Functional Foods Center (Dallas, TX, USA)

11:15 a.m.    

Corn sprouts and Chinese Seeds as Sources of Functional Protein Products  

Temur Yunusov (PhD) Food Protein R&D Center, TEES, Texas A&M System (Collage Station, Texas, USA)



12:00 - 12:45 p.m.





Chairing Rakesh Kapoor (PhD)



12:45 p.m.    

The Action of an Antihypertensive Plants Mixture on Metabolic Processes in Rabbits Aorta

Jurga Bernatonien (PhD) and  Arunas Savickas (PhD), Kaunas University of Medicine (Kaunas, Lithuania)



1:45-2:00 p.m.




2:00 p.m.

Time-Released Garlic Powder Tablets Protect From Acute Respiratory Diseases and Reduce Overall Morbidity

Alexander N. Orekhov (PhD), Institute for Atherosclerosis Research (Moscow, Russia)

2:45 p.m.

Effectiveness of Using Grain Amaranth in Combination with Antiretroviral in Management of HIV/AIDS

Davidson Mwangi (African Amaranth Institute)

3:30 p.m.

Anti-Diabetic Activity of Different Fractions of Raw Carica Papaya Fruit in Diabetic Rats

1Ruvin Kumara N.K.V.M. (PhD), 2Jayawardane M.I.F.P. (PhD) 1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, (Galle, Sri Lanca), 2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Sri Jayawardanepura (Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)

4:00 p.m.

Effect of Alcohols on 5HT (Serotonin) Receptors

Volodya Hayrapetyan1,2 and Edema Hayrapetyan1,2    1University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, TX, United States; 2Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics at UNESCO Life Science Chair (Yerevan, Armenia)

4:00 p.m.


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


                                            Agenda subject to change without notice.