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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". It will be at the University of San Diego, in California, USA.


Welcome to University of San Diego, San Diego, California 

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.


Ffunctional 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, bio-availability, 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.


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 should pay the publication fee of $49. The payment for abstracts is not included in registering. 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 register and pay the registration fee, attend the conference and make the presentation. An abstract must be submitted knowing that, if accepted by conference committee, it will be presented by the first author. 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 by e-mail to 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/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 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 June 15, 2010, 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.

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


REGISTRATION FEES:  The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), free trasportation from hotel to the university, lunch and refreshments during Conference days. It will also cover a 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. Refunds 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                                                       

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.


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 August 15-18, 2011 are available at the conference special rate of US $98 + tax per night. This rate is available 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 at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For international calls, please use (1)-469-441-8272.