Conference Program


   Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases:
Obesity and Related Diseases

October 16-18, 2008

Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Baton Rouge, USA  

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  Thursday, October 16, 2008 

8:30 a.m.

Conference Registration                                                                                               

 

Chairing: Fatemeh Malekian , PhD, Associate Professor, Food Science and Nutrition, Southern University, Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

9:30 a.m.

Welcome to Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Dr. Leodrey Williams, Chancellor of SU Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Dr. Kirkland Mellad, Vice Chancellor for Research, Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Dr. Gina E. Eubanks, Vice Chancellor of Extension, SU Agricultural Research and Extension Center

10:00-10:30 a.m.

 

Introduction of Functional and Healthy Foods for Chronic Diseases

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Chairmen of Conference, Founder of Functional Foods Center at D&A Inc. Dallas, TX, USA

10:30-11:30 a.m.

 

Current Concepts in Obesity and Their Relevance to Newer Approaches to its Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undurti N Das, MD,  President of Biotech Company, UND Life Sciences, Shaker Heights, OH, USA

11:30-11:45 a.m.

                                                                  

REFRESHMENTS

11:45 -12:45 p.m.

White Wine Mediated Amelioration of Myocardial Ischemic Reperfusion Injury: Does Color Matter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samson Mathews Samuel (PhD); Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu; and Professor Nilanjana Maulik (PhD), University of Connecticut Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Molecular Cardiology and Angiogenesis Laboratory, Farmington, Connecticut, USA

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Summary of Baltics Pharma Market for Obesity Products. Alternative for Chemicals - Functional Food

 Mykolas Aniunas,  Kaunas Medical University, Kaunas, Lithuania

1:15-2:15 p.m.

LUNCH 

 

Chairing: Jairam Vanamala, PhD, Assistent Professor, Bioactive Compounds for Health Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State Univerity, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

 

2:15-3:00 p.m.

 

Honey Versus Sucrose: The Impact on Weight Gain and Biochemical Measures After Short-Term and Long-Term Feeding

 

Lynne Merran Chepulis, PhD, Honey Research Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand

3:00-3:45 p.m.

Designing Functional Foods to Prevent Obesity in Children: The Role of Sensory Issues

Shanon Trueman (Project Analyst), and Coreen Reed Agriculture and Food Science, Nerac, Inc. Tolland, Connecticut USA

3:45-4:30 p.m.

 

POSTERS PRESENTATION SESSION AND WORKSHOP

 

 Friday, October 17, 2008

 

Chairing:   Undurti N Das, MD,  President of UND Life Sciences, Shaker Heights, OH, USA

9:30-10:15 a.m. 

How to Make Money from Food Innovation

 

Charles J. Brez, Vice President of Nine Sigma, Inc. Cleveland, OH, USA

10:15-11:00 a.m.

Benefits of Amaranth Oil for Diabetic Patients with Obesity

 

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder of Functional Foods Center at D&A Inc., Dallas, USA, Vladimir Zoloedov, MD, Vice Chancellor for Research at Voronej State University, Lida Miroshnichenko, PhD, Voronej, Russia

11:00-11:15 a.m.

REFRESHMENTS

11:15-12:15 p.m.

The Potentiel Use of an Extract of Irvingia Gabonensis in the Management of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Cameroon

 

Dr. Julius E Oben, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde, Cameroon

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Potential Role of Borreria Hispida  in Ameliorating the Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease  

  

 

Hannah R. Vasanthi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA,  Herbal and Indian Medicine Research Laboratory, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India.

1:00-2:00 p.m.

LUNCH 

Chairing: Charles J. Brez, Vice President of Nine Sigma, Inc. Cleveland, OH, USA

2:00-2:45 p.m.

Stabilized Rice Bran as a Functional Ingredient for Chronic Diseases 

Fatemeh Malekian, PhD, Associate Professor, Food Science and Nutrition, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

2:45-3:30 p.m.

The Effect of Crataegus Extract on Heart Mitochondrial Function.

 

Jurga Bernatoniene, PhD, Kaunas Medical University, Drug Technology and Social Pharmacy, Kaunas, Lithuania

3:30-4:30 p.m.

 POSTERS PRESENTATION SESSION AND WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Chairing: Mykolas Aniunas,  Kaunas Medical University, Kaunas, Lithuania

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Obesity-Enhanced Colon Cancer: Functional Food Compounds and their Mechanisms of Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jairam Vanamala, PhD, Assistent Professor, Bioactive Compounds for Health Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State Univerity, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Broccoli Protects Heart Through the Activation of Genes of Thioredoxin Superfamily

 

Subhendu Mukherjee, Hiranmoy Gangopadhyay and Dr. Dipak K. Das, Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA

11:30-11:45 a.m.

REFRESHMENTS

11:45-12:30 p.m.

 

 The Pros and Cons of Pizza Consumption for Obesity

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, Owner of D&A Pizza and Founder of Functional Foods Center, Dallas, TX, USA. 

 

12:30 p.m.

 

 Cytokines and Factors Related with the Activity of Olive Oil Mixture and Obesity

 

 

 

 

Vicente G. Villarrubia, MD, Epidemiology & Public Health, Director of R&D, BIOAVEDA, Jaén, Spain

 

1:00 p.m

 

CONFERENCE CLOSING

 

Dr. Danik M. Martirosyan - Chairmen of Conference, Functional Foods Center, Dallas, TX, USA