19th International Conference of FFC - 7th International Symposium of ASFFBC 

Functional and Medical Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers: Longevity and Quality of Life

November 17-18, 2015, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Main Conference Topics/Sessions


Bioactive compounds

1.    Bioactive food compounds: sources and potential health benefits

2.    Discovery of bioactive components

3.    Bioactive compounds: delivery in every day foods and beverages 

4.    Bioactive compounds and foods in prevention of chronic inflammation

5.    Safety aspects of bioactive compounds and functional foods



6.    Biomarkers and functional foods efficiancy

7.    The effects of bioactive compounds on biomarkers of chronic diseases


Functional and medical foods for the management of chronic diseases

8.    Functional foods for CVD

9.    Functional foods for diabetes

10.  Functional food and obesity

11.  Functional foods for cancer

12.  Functional foods for mental and neurological disorders

13.  Functional foods and management of metabolic syndrome

       Medical foods

14.  Discovery of medical foods

15.  Medical foods for chronic diseases

       Probiotics, prebiotics and intestinal environment

16.  Probiotics, prebiotics and functional food products 

17.  Microbiota, GI disorders, probiotics and prebiotics

18.  Probiotics and prebiotics as bioactive compounds in functional foods

19.  Advancements in nutraceutics, probiotics and prebiotics

20.  Probiotics, prebiotics, diet, functional and medical foods, and the microbiome

21.  Dairy functional foods


22.  Carotenoids as a source of functional and medical food

23.  Carotenoids and human health: beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, etc.


24.  Flavonoids as a source of functional and medical food

25.  Epigallocatechin (EGC), Epicatechin Gallate (ECG), and Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG)


       Regulatory issues and health claims

26.  Regulatory issues and barriers

27.  Legislation on health claims: healthy, functional and medical foods

       R&D: Functional and medical foods

28.  Development of new functional and medical food products with bioactive compounds