11th International Conference

Functional Foods and Chronic Inflammation: Science and Practical Application

August 21-23, 2012, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA

Venue and Accommodation

The University of San Diego


The University of San Diego is a nationally-ranked Roman Catholic institution with more than 800 faculty members and 7,800 undergraduate, graduate and law students.

Governed by an independent Board of Trustees, the university has 6 academic divisions: the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, the School of Business Administration, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. USD's values-based education offers students bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs.

The 180-acre campus houses buildings that encompass more than 2 million square feet and provide educational, administrative, residential, athletic, dining and support services.

Additional information can be found on the University website: www.sandiego.edu

San Diego's City Tour and Restaurant                                  


Due to high demand, a tour of beautiful San Diego is now available for conference attendees to sign up for. This exclusive, fully narrated, historic tour of San Diego and Coronado will be aboard the original orange and green Old Town Trolley! The City tour covers approximately 26 miles and over 100 fantastic San Diego attractions in a fast-paced two hour narrative combining colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and well researched historical information. The tour includes Old Town, Embarcadero, Seaport VillageGaslamp QuarterCoronadoBalboa Park, San Diego Zoo and Little Italy. The private tour charter option will include dinner with many of the organizing committee members and speakers. We look forward to seeing you there!

There will be Complimentary pick-up and drop-off service from the Hacienda hotel. This tour will take place on the evening of August 22nd. Each ticket will cost $75. This includes transportation and dinner! Register as soon as possible, as seats are limited.

Hacienda Hotel


You will experience the finest in traditional California Hospitality, Dining, Theater and Sightseeing Adventures at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hacienda Hotel.

Relax in the spacious comfort of a beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hacienda Hotel, surrounded by colorful courtyards, patios, and lush landscaping. You will love the charming atmosphere, convenient location, wide-ranging view of the ocean and city lights from this picturesque hillside retreat.

All of this is just footsteps away from the unique galleries, restaurants and boutiques in the neighboring  historic Old Town. Old Town is known as the heart of San Diego, where California began more than 200 years ago.

Just 3 blocks away from the Hacienda hotel is the Old Town Trolley station on Taylor Street. The Trolley links to downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Tijuana--Mexico, Fashion Valley and the Mission Valley shopping centers.

Attendees may call the hotel at (619) 298-4707 and mention being a part of the UCD Functional Foods in Health and Disease Conference group to reserve their rooms. Reservations for the August 19-25, 2012 are available at the conference special rate of US $130 + tax per night. This rate is available through July 29, 2012. Hotel Features: Free Airport Shuttle, Free Continental Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet, Pool and more.

Rate to include full El Presidente Benefits, which includes Breakfast, Dinner and two drink coupons per day in the Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina. Each additional guest in a room is $10.00. Rate does not include the 10.5% San Diego Transit Occupancy Tax and the 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Fee. The Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel will add a $7.00 Resort Fee per night to our daily room rate. (Taxes and surcharges are subject to change). Parking is $12.00 per car per night.

Hotel Location: 4041 Harney St, San Diego, CA 92110. 

Reservation method is by individual call-in. Reservations are due by July 29, 2012. Additional room reservations requested after this date will be subject to availability.

Additional information can be found at http://www.haciendahotel-oldtown.com/

San Diego City

The most difficult part of planning a trip to San Diego is deciding what to do, what to see and where to go.

California's 2nd largest city and the United States' 8th largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, CoronadoLa JollaDel MarCarlsbad, and Hillcrest to name a few. 

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., is houses 15 museums, numerous art galleries, beautiful gardens, the Tony Award-winning The Globe Theatres and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world. 

Additional information can be found at http://www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors


SAN DIEGO BUS/TROLLEY - San Diego Public Transportation is known for its reliability, safety, and convenience. Often called San Diego's "moving landmark," the Trolley is also a fun way to get around. The Trolley serves historic Old Town, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, Petco Park, and Qualcomm Stadium, among other popular San Diego destinations.

For information regarding bus and trolley schedules, as well as fare prices, click http://www.sdmts.com/

TAXI SERVICE – San Diego County’s taxi services are a great way to get around and see the sights without having to drive. Ideal for commuting from the airport, cruise ship terminal or just to travel from your home or hotel room to a nearby destination, taxis are a quick and convenient way to get around town. Choose the company that best fits your needs and kick your feet up while enjoying San Diego's scenery.

Silver Cab- 619-280-5555; Orange Cab- 619-291-3333; Yellow Cab-619-444-4444

For more information about taxi companies and rates per mile, click http://www.sandiego.org/article/Visitors/1326

CAR RENTAL – San Diego car rentals offer convenient means of transportation during your stay, or just a fun way to get around. If you're looking to rent a car while in San Diego, the centrally-located airport is served by all major car rental agencies, and reservation boards with courtesy phones are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2. Shuttles regularly circle in and out of the airport to car rental outposts spotted near and around the airport, many of them on Harbor Drive and near the Commuter Terminal.

Many of the car rental companies also provide convenient pick-up services at many of the San Diego hotels. Just be sure to make reservations and arrangements ahead of time. Many hotel concierge services can also offer these services, so check with your hotel on what they can provide for you.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car - 619-696-5000 or 800-261-7331; Budget Rent-A-Car - 619-542-8686; AVIS - 619-231-7137 or 800-331-1212 

Additional information can be found at http://www.sandiego.org/article/Visitors/1399