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 9th International Conference

In the Series: Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of  Chronic Diseases

"Functional Food Components in Health and Disease"

August 16-18, 2011,  University of San Diego, California, USA


 

DEAR COLLEAGUES: We are very pleased to announce the 9th International Conference "Functional Food Components in Health and Disease" at the University of San Diego, in California, USA

  

Welcome to University of San Diego, San Diego, California 

The main goal of the Conference is to 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:

Functional Food Components: source and  potential benefits in health

  • Fatty Acids: functional food components, source, potential benefits
  • Omega-3s(α-linolenic acid-ALA, eicosapentaenoic acid -EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid - DHA), for Chronic Diseases
  • Prebiotics and Probiotics: functional components, source, potential benefits 
  • Plant Sterols: functional components, source, potential benefits 
  • Phenolics: functional components, source, potential benefits 
  • Dietary Fibers: functional components, source, potential benefits 
  • Carotenoids: functional components, source, potential benefits
  • Phytoestrogens: functional components, source, potential benefits
  • Encapsulation of Functional Food Components, bioavailability, target delivery, monitoring potential benefits

Functional Food Components and Chronic Diseases:

  • Functional Food Components and Obesity
  • Functional Food Components and Diabetes
  • Functional Food Components and Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Functional Food Components and Cancer
  • Nutritional Prevention of Neurodegenerative Diseases (Vitamin D3, Curcuminoids, Omega-3).
  • Functional Food Components and other Chronic Diseases
  • Amino-Acid therapy for Reward Deficiency Syndrome( addiction)

Development of Functional Food Products.

CALL FOR ABSTRACT:

The deadline for abstracts is June 15, 2011. The entire abstract should have a maximum of 650 words. There is no fee for submitting a conference abstract. Within a week of abstract acceptance, authors are intended to pay the publication fee of $49. By registering, the payment for abstracts is not included, however if you have paid for the abstract and then registered we will deduce the abstract payment from your registration payment. First authors are expected to be the individuals who will register and pay the registration fee, attend the conference and make the presentation. An abstract must be submitted with the intention that, if accepted by conference committee, it will be presented by the first author. However, the abstract publication fee without  a conference registration is $49.00. Decisions on selection will be promptly communicated to the authors via E-mail. All contributions will be reviewed and excepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceeding book. Please, submit all abstracts electronically  by e-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net in attached file. Please see our sample abstract.

There is no charge for withdrawal of an abstract. In the case the first author cannot attend the conference and present, he/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 June 15, 2011. Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after June 15, 2011 will be published and the first author will be expected to pay the abstract publication fee. The conference does not provide financial support nor registration fee waivers for any presentations.  

To avoid the last minute rush, submit your abstract in advance. Abstracts reaching the Conference Organizing Committee after June 15, 2010, 5 PM,  will not be accepted. For any information concerning publications please contact us at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For more information about abstract submission please click  here.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTER PRESENTATION: Conference Poster Presentations: Poster presentations provide an opportunity for the audience to get a clear visual of what the presenter is saying in a simple format. The most reasonable size for posters is 2.5 – 3.0 feet high by 3.5 - 4 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 major elements that are covered in the abstract.

  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 and the use 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. Your poster title should be easily readable from a distance of 3-4 meters.

  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

 http://www.functionalfoodscenter.net/Poster_Session.html


REGISTRATION FEES:  The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), free trasportation from hotel to the university, lunch and refreshments during Conference days as well as 6 month membership to the FFC.

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:  ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.


Registration Category Fee                                                       

Full Time Students*                                                                                   $295.00

RD, DPT, RN **                                                                                      $375.00

Registration fees for members of Academia                                                $595.00

Registration fees for members of Industry                                                   $645.00

Vendors                                                                                                    $795.00

*Letter of verification required by email.

**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.

DAYS HOTEL - HOTEL CIRCLE - SEAWORLD

Special Hotel Pricing Available: Rooms have been reserved with the  Days Hotel in San Diego. Attendees may call the hotel at 619-297-8800 or 800-227-4743 and mention being a part of the USD Functional Food group to reserve their rooms. Reservations are also available online with the group link here.  Reservations  for the  August 15-18, 2011 are available at the conference special rate of US $98 + tax per night. This rate  is  available now through August 5, 2011.

Hotel Location:  Hotel Circle S. San Diego, California 92108, USA. Ph: 619-297-8800, Fax: 619-298-6029, web: www.dayshotelhc.com/

 

For more information about the  the conference, please contact us by  E-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.  For international calls, please use  (1)-469-441-8272.