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FFC's 23rd International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods -

11th Int. Symposium of ASFFBC

Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds, and Biomarkers in Health and Disease: Science and Practice

April 24-25, 2018, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA

Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 23rd International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods "Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice." The conference will be held at San Diego on April 24-25, 2018. The 23rd International Conference of Functional Food Center will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for chronic diseases, as well as for health promotion.


Main Conference Topics/Sessions:

Main Topics/Sessions at the 23rd FFC International Conference will include:

  • The Status of Functional Foods in Japan, USA, and Other Countries
  • Health Claims: Nutraceutical, Functional, and Medical Food Regulations
  • Functional Foods and Chronic Diseasesa
  1. Functional Foods and Obesity
  2. Functional Foods and Diabetes
  3. Neurological Diseases
  4. Cardiovascular Diseases
  5. Functional Foods and Cancer
  6. Functional Foods and other Chronic Diseases
  7. The Effects of bioactive molecules on Biomarkers of Chronic Diseases
  • The Effects of Nutrition and Functional Foods on Aging and Health
  • Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds, and Microbiome
  • Safety of Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods
  • Special session: Bioaccessibility and Bioavailability of Bioactive compounds
  • Special Session: MicroRNAs from foods
  • Special Session: Food Bioactive Compounds, Biomarkers, and Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging
  • Special Session: Coffee consumption benefits and adverse events. Session Chair: Gabriela Riscuta MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Special session: Dietary Nitrite and Nitrate. Session Chair: Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D., Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX USA
  • Special session: Sports Nutrition and Functional Foods. Session Chair: Debasis Bagchi, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, United States
  • Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

You may suggest and organize your own special session.

For more details about the Sessions and main conference topics please visit Conference Topics page.

Full Registration Benefits:

The complimentary package will also contain:

  • Access to all oral sessions
  • Access to daily poster sessions
  • Access to networking tour and dinner on beautiful Coronado island
  • Conference Proceedings Book (Abstract Book)
  • Lunches for 2 days  
  • 12-Month membership for ASFFBC (Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds)
  • Each registration allows the registrant to present a maximum of 3 accepted abstracts
  • Hourly credits for conference attendance will be allocated towards certification as a Certified Functional Food Scientist
  • Endless opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe
  • Choice of FFC textbook Limited Time Only

List of Textbook Options

Introduction to Functional Food Science, Textbook, Volume 1, Third Edition

Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Textbook, Volume Two, First Edition

Cancer Biology and Dietary Factors: First Edition, Textbook, Volume 3, First Edition

Bioactive Compounds and Cancer: Volume 4, First Edition

Functional Foods in Integrative Oncology: Volume 5, First Edition

Cancellation Policy: Before November 30, 2017: 75% refund; before January 30, 2018: 50% refund; after January 30, 2018: No refund. Reimbursements will be sent after the conference. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat, at: All refunds will be provided after the conference within 14 days.

Registration Rates:

Registration fees do not include abstract publication fees or membership fees. You can save up to $100 off the price of registration by first becoming a member of Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds. If you're not already a member, join today by clicking the Society logo below. 


You may click here to make a payment for the conference registration fee. 

 Registration Type


Before March  1st, 2018


     March  1st to April 1st , 2018        


April 2nd to April 17, 2018

Student Nonmembers*

Student Members of ASFFBC







Dietitians and Retired Professionals*

Members of  ASFFBC







Academic (Researchers and Professors at Universities)

Members of ASFFBC







One-Day Nonmember

One-Day Members







Food and Medical Industry Representatives-Nonmembers

Members of ASFFBC







Abstract Publication Fee $49 $49  
Late Abstract Publication Fee $99
Networking Event / Banquet $45 $50