18th International Conference of FFC - 6th International Symposium of ASFFBC 

Functional and Medical Foods for Chronic Diseases: Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers

September 15-16, 2015, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

 

Main Conference Sessions/Topics

Session: Functional Foods and Obesity

  • Epidemiology of obesity
  • The modern mechanisms of obesity; energy metabolism and obesity; neurobiological mechanisms of obesity; microbiological mechanisms of obesity; pathophysiologic mechanisms of obesity
  • Biomarkers of obesity
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of obesity

Session: Functional Foods and Diabetes

  • Epidemiology of diabetes
  • The modern mechanisms of diabetes
  • Biomarkers of diabetes
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of diabetes

Session: Functional Foods and Neurological Diseases

  • Epidemiology of mental and neurological diseases
  • Mechanisms of neurological diseases
  • Biomarkers of different mental and neurological diseases
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of neurological diseases
  • Functional foods for mental and neurological diseases 

Session: Functional Foods and Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD). Session Chair: Nilanjana Maulik PhD, Professor and Director, Department of Surgery, Molecular Cardiology and Angiogenesis Laboratory, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA

 

  • Epidemiology of CVD
  • Biomarkers of different cardiovascular diseases
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases

Session:  Functional Foods and Cancer. Session Chair: Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA

  • Epidemiology of Cancer
  • Biomarkers of different types of cancer
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of different types of cancer

Session: Functional Foods/Nutraceuticals and Cancer. Session Chair: Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Session: Functional Foods/Nutrition and Metabolic disorders: Session Chair: Francine Welty, MD, PhD, Board-Certified Cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Session: Bioactive Polysaccharides: Structures and Functional Properties. Session Chair: Steve Cui, PhD, Guelph Food Research Centre, Ontario, Canada

Session:  Functional Foods and other Non-Communicable Diseases

Session: Medical Foods with Bioactive Compound(s) for the Management and Prevention of Non-     Communicable Diseases

  • Medical food for diabetes
  • Medical foods for Neurological diseases
  • Medical foods for CVD
  • The effects of medical food on biomarkers of non-communicable diseases

Session: Session: Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods

Session: Research and Development of New Functional Food Products for Non-Communicable Diseases. Session Chair: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA

Session: Poster Presentations

Panel discussion: Safety of the Bioactive Compounds at Efficacious Levels

Panelists: 

Awards and Membership Certificates (Membership for Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds)