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11th International Conference of FFC

Functional Foods and Chronic Inflammation: Science and Practical Application


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


We are very pleased to announce the International Conference "Functional Foods and Chronic Inflammation: Science and Practical Application". It will take place at the University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA. 

University of San Diego

Welcome to the University of San Diego

The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods and bioactive compounds in the prevention and management  of chronic diseases.

Main Conference Topics:

  1. Chronic Inflammation: Modern Theories
  2. Inflammation and Chronic Disease: Diabetes, Obesity, CVD, Cancer and other Disorders
  3. Nutrition and Chronic Inflammation
  4. The Effect of Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods on Cytokines and Chemokines
  5. Chronic Inflammatory or Autoimmune Diseases
  6. Bio-active Food Compounds and Management of Chronic Inflammation
  7. Functional Food Products in the Management of Chronic Inflammation
  8. Research and Development of Functional Foods

  Standard Rate
Full Time Students* and PhD Students* $295.00
Registered Dietitians* and Nurses* $345.00
Representatives of Governmental Organizations (NIH, FDA, USDA) $395.00
Members of Industry (Food and Medical Industry) $595.00
Members of Academia $595.00
Exhibitors/Vendors $1195.00

HOTEL INFORMATION: Special Hotel Pricing Available: Rooms have been reserved with "Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel" in San Diego. 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 August 19-25, 2012 are available at the conference special rate of US $130 + tax per night. This rate is available now 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.

To make reservations, guests may call the Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel directly at (619) 298-4707 or book online at www.haciendahotel-oldtown.com once a group code is provided.

Check-in is at 3:00 pm. Check out is at 12:00 pm 

For more information about the conference, please contact us by e-mail at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net. For international calls, please use  (1)-469-441-8272.


Conference Program

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


     

8:00-9:00 am

Conference Registration


 

9:00-9:15 am

Conference Opening

Conference Chairman and Organizer: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA 

Co-chairman: Garth Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, California, USA

Co-chairman: Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD,  Professor, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Conference Moderator: Emma S. Tomlinson Guns, PhD, Vancouver Prostate Center, University of British Columbia, Canada

                                                                                   

Session 1. Functional Food Ingredients: Sources and Potential Benefits in Public Health

Session Chair: Jacob Joseph, MD Conference

9:15 - 9:45 am

Searching synbiotics to increase colonic butyrate concentration

Robert W. Li, PhD, Professor, Keynote Speaker,  Research Molecular Biologist/Lead Scientist, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Belstville, USA.

9:45 - 10:10 am

Resveratrol modulates Sirt-1-mediated osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells by repressing of PPAR-γ and stimulation of Cbfa-1 in vitro

Mehdi Shakibaei, PhD, Professor, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Munich, Germany

10:10 - 10:30 am

Influences of orally administered recombinant human lactoferrin on systemic and intestinal immune responses in neonatal piglets

Ning Li, PhD, Professor, State Key Laboratory of AgroBiotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, P. R. China

10:30 - 10:50 am

Refreshments

 

10:50 - 11:10 am

Antiradical and antioxidant activities of different Spirulina platensis extracts against DPPH and ABTS radical assays

Emad A. Shalaby, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

 

 

 

11:10 - 11:30 am

Soybean isoflavones reduce the risk of cancers

Lin Li, PhD candidate, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia

11:30 - 11:50 pm

A comparative study on the effects of Menstrogol® (dried extracts of celery, saffron and anise) and Mefenamic acid on postpartum after-pain

Simbar Masoumeh, PhD, Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti Medical Science University, Tehran, Iran

11:50 - 12:10 pm

The influence of size and exposure duration of gold nanoparticles on gold nanoparticles levels in several rat tissues in vivo

Mohamed Anwar K Abdelhalim, PhD, Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

12:10 - 1:10 pm

Lunch

 

  1:10 - 1:50 pm

1st Meeting of the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds

 Introduction by Danik Martirosyan and Garth  Nicolson

Session 2:  Chronic Inflammation and Modern Disease: Diabetes, Obesity, CVD, Cancer, and other Disorders 

    Session Chair: Garth Nicolson, PhD, Professor

    1:50 - 2:20 pm

    Blood homocysteine levels are significantly reduced with a glycophospholipid formulation plus vitamin B-complex: a retrospective study in older subjects

    Garth Nicolson, PhD, Professor, President of Institute for Molecular Medicine,  S. Laguna Beach, California, USA

     2:20 - 2:50 pm

    Melanogenesis helps human adipose tissue to withstand low-grade systemic inflammation 

    Ancha Baranova, PhD, School of Systems Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

     2:50 - 3:10 pm

     Refreshments

     

     3:10 - 3:35 pm

    Effects of inorganic and organic selenium supplements on survival and cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction in mice

    Jacob Joseph, MD, Cardiology Section, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 

     3:35 - 4:00 pm

    Induction of apoptosis in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts by triterpenoid-rich fraction of apple peel

    Salah-uddin Ahmed, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA

    4:00 - 4:25 pm

    Enhanced production of  natural bioactive compound tanshinone by metabolically engineered Salvia miltiorrhiza hairy roots

    Guoyin Kai, PhD, Professor, Center of Plant Resourec R&D,  Department of Biology, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, PR China

    4:25 - 4:30 pm

    Closing

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday,  August 22, 2012

     

     

    Session 3: Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in the Management of Chronic Inflammation

    Session Chair: Bruce P. Burnett, PhD

    9:00 - 9:35 am

    Immune and  metabolic modulation by administration of glycoconjugates comprised of the human milk sugar Lacto-N-fucopentaose III

    Donald Harn, PhD, Professor, Keynote Speaker, Department  of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

     9:35 - 10:05 am

    Potential of spice-derived nutraceuticals in prevention and treatment of chronic diseases

    Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor, Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

    10:05 - 10:35 am

    Pomegranate fruit extracts inhibit pten-akt signalling pathway in lncap cells without affecting epigenetic pathways

    Emma S. Tomlinson Guns, PhD, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada

    10:35 - 10: 55 am

    Refreshments

     

    10:55 - 11:20 am

    Curcuminoids as antioxidants improve red cell survival in patients with Beta-thalassemia-hemoglobin E

    Issarang Nuchprayoon, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

    11:20 - 11:45 am

    Synergistic effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Allium sativum on PI3-kinase and Wnt Signaling on DMH induced colon cancer

    Manoj Kumar, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR Hyderabad, India

    11:45 - 12:10 am

    Structure and biological functions of immuno-modulating molecules in wheat grass

    Shui-Tein Chen, PhD, Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry and Genomic Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

    12:10 - 1:25 pm

    Lunch

     

     

    Session 4A. Functional and Medical Foods in the Management of Chronic Diseases

    Session Chair: Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor

     1:25 - 2:00 pm

    Grape seed extract as a potential novel therapeutic avenue to prevent the spreading of tau pathology

    Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA

     2:00 - 2:30

    Fosteum containing Genistein as an option for management of bone loss with  vasomotor and cardiovascular benefits

    Bruce P. Burnett, PhD, Director of Medical Education and S/Regulatory Affairs, Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

     2:30 - 2:55 pm

    Green tea for the prevention of cancer: evidence of clinical epidemiology

    Min Zhang, MD, PhD, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

     2:55 - 3:15 pm Refreshments

     3:15 - 3:40 pm

    Association between dietary inflammatory score and prognostic outcomes in breast cancer survivors: the WHEL study

    Adriana Villasenor, PhD, UCSD Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

     3:40 - 4:05 pm

    Influence of two different n-3 LC PUFA doses on disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Christine Dawczynski, PhD, Department of Nutritional PhysiologyFriedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany

    4:05 - 4:25 pm

    In-silico prediction of food bioactive peptides

    Nora Khaldi, PhD, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

     4:25 - 4:30 pm

     Closing

     

     

     

     Thursday, August 23, 2012

     

     Session 4B. Functional and Medical Foods in  the Management of Chronic Diseases

      Session chair: Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor

    9:00 - 9:30 am

    Geranium oil for prevention of Parkinson's disease

    Anat Elmannl, PhD, Department of Food Quality and Safety, The Volcani Center; Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

    9:30 - 9:50 am

    Amerliorative potential of Beta vulgaris (l.) on ethanol – mediated hepatotoxicity and oxidative stress: in vitro and in vivo studies

    Nilesh K. Jain, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, India

     9:50 - 10:10 am

     Effect of wheatgrass on oxidative stress  caused by CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity in  rats

     Satyavati Rana, PhD, Professor, Department of  Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

     10:10 - 10:15  Refreshments

     

    Session 5: Research and Development of Functional Food Products

    Session Chair: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD

    10:15 - 10:45 am

    Anti-Inflammatory activity of an olive polyphenols formulation, review of supporting data

    Roberto Crea, PhD, President and CEO, Creagri Inc. Hayward CA, USA

    10:45 - 11:10 am

    Developing effective meal replacement with good taste, appetite suppression and postprandial energy expenditure stimulation

    Harunobu Amagase, PhD, VP, Chief Scientific Officer of Free Life International Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA

    11:10 - 11:35 am

    Flavocoxid, a naturally-derived anti-inflammatory with a broad Mechanism of Action for the Management of Osteoarthritis

    Bruce P. Burnett, PhD, Director, Departments of Scientific and Clinical Affairs, Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

    11:35 - 12:00 pm

    Development of new functional food products rich in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin C. Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA

     12:00 - 1:10 pm

     Lunch

    1:10 - 2:40 pm

    Session 6: Posters Presentation Session and Workshop

    2:40 - 3:00 pm

    Conference Closing


    Venue and Accommodation

    The University of San Diego:

    University of San Diego  The University of San Diego

    The University of San Diego (USD) 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 six 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 contains buildings that encompass more than two 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:

    Tour Bus       City Tour       Boats

    Hacienda Hotel:

    Hacienda Hotel 

    You will experience the finest in traditional California hospitality at Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel, as well as dining, theater and sightseeing adventures.

    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, panoramic 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 three 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. Mention you are a part of the USD Functional Foods in Health and Disease Conference group, to reserve rooms. Reservations for the November 17-20, 2014 are available at the conference special rate of US $130 + tax per night. This rate is available now through October 17, 2014. Hotel Features: free airport shuttle, free continental breakfast and dinner, 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 Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina. Each additional guest in a room is $10.00. If an additional person requests the benefits, the cost is $24 per day. 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 Facility Fee per night to our daily room rate (taxes and surcharges are subject to change). Overnight parking is $14.00 per car per night.

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

    Reservation:

    Reservations are due by October 17, 2014. To make reservations, guests may call the Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel directly at (619) 298-4707 or book online at www.haciendahotel-oldtown.comAn online group booking code was prepared for our group. The password for our guest booking is FFCUSA

    Visit hotel website (Not Best Western’s): www.haciendahotel-oldtown.com

    • Click on Make Your Reservation (Individual, Package or Group)
    • Click on Book Now! Hotel Direct Reservations
    • Scroll down
    • Enter dates
    • Enter group code
    • Check rates and complete reservation

    The City of San Diego:

    San Diego

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

    As California's second 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 home to 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

    Transportation:

    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.

    More information regarding bus and trolley schedules as well as fare prices can be found at: 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 be in the driver's seat. Ideal for commuting from the airport, cruise ship terminal or traveling 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: http://www.sandiego.org

    Car Rental – San Diego car rentals offer convenient means of transportation during your stay, or just a fun way to get around. If you decide 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 are on Harbor Drive and near the Commuter Terminal.

    Many car rental companies also provide convenient pick-up services at several San Diego hotels. 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


    Conference Topics:

    1. Chronic Inflammation: Modern Theories
    2. Inflammation and Chronic Disease: Diabetes, Obesity, CVD, Cancer and other Disorders
    3. Nutrition and Chronic Inflammation
    4. The Effect of Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods on Cytokines and Chemokines
    5. Chronic Inflammatory or Autoimmune Diseases
    6. Functional Food Ingredients and Management of Chronic Inflammation
    7. Functional Foods in the Management of Chronic Inflammation
    8. Research and Development of Functional Foods

    Conference Organizing Committee

    Chairman and Conference Organizer: Danik M. Martirosyan,  PhD, Founder of Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA

    Co-chairman: Garth Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology, President of Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, California, USA (A Nobel Prize nominee - Garth Nicolson is the world's leading authority on cellular medicine, author of more than 600 medical and scientific publications)

    Scientific Committee:

    Jacob Joseph, MD, Cardiology Section, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 

    Hoyoku Nishino, MD, PhD, Professor, Ritsumeikan University and Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan

    Sivieri Katia, PhD, Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Laboratory Study of Probiotics and Prebiotics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Araraquara, UNESP-Paulista State University, São Paulo, Brazil

    Lisa A. Beltz, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, OH, USA

    Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor, Deapartment of Neurology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA 

    Milan Fiala, MD, Research Professor, Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Wen-Jun Shen, PhD,  Department of Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

    Sige Zou, PhD, Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology, National Institude on Aging, Baltimore, MD, USA

    Salah-Uddin Ahmed, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, Toledo, OH, USA

    Robert Li, PhD, Lead Scientist, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA

    International Advisory Committee:

    Alois Jungbauer, PhD, Professor, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria

    Krishnan Nair, PhD, Professor, Dean of Research, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

    Daniela Maria Alves Chaud, MD, Professor, Presbiteriana Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Ahmed F El Fouhil, MD, PhD, Professor, Director of Research Committee,  King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Jalal Aliyev, PhD, ProfessorHead of Departments of Fundamental Problems of Biological Productivity, Institute of Botany and Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, Research Institute of Crop Husbandry, Baku, Azerbaijan 

    Luciano Bruno de Carvalho Silva, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Nutrition, Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil

    Jody Dalmacion, MD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Taxicology, University of Philippines-Manila, Philippines

    Majid Avijgan, MD, Professor, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

    Emma Guns, PhD, Vancouver Prostate Center, Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

    Pathirage Kamal Perera, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, China Pharmaceutical University, China,  and Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 

    Chaowu Xiao, PhD, Bureau of Nutrition Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Product and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Mianying Wang, MD, University of Illinois Collage of Medicine at Rockford, Department of Pathology, Rockford, IL, USA

    Krishna Kaphle, PhD, Associate Professor and Student Welfare Chief, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal

    Min Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Lu Cha Sino-Australian Research Collaboration, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia

    Karuna Shanker, PhD, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India