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Functional and Healthy Foods for Longevity:
Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers in Age-Related Diseases


28th International Conference of FFC - 16th International
Symposium of ASFFBC


August 28-29, 2020, VIRTUAL/LIVE Online Event


The 28th International Conference of FFC

Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 28th International Conference "Functional and Healthy Foods for Longevity: Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers in Age-Related Diseases".This conference 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. Conference organized by Functional Food Center (Dallas, TX, USA), Functional Food Institute (San Diego,CA, USA), International Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds, The journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease, and The journal of Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease. 

FFC 2020 - A Virtual Experience!
LIVE Online Event: August 28 – 29, 2020, PLUS On-Demand Content through September 9th, 2020
For more than 20 years, the Functional Food Center has provided the functional and healthy food industry with outstanding education, training, exhibits and networking opportunities to a worldwide community of researchers, food scientists, and academics. 

In light of the current pandemic, we have transitioned our highly rated event into a virtual conference scheduled for August 28-29, 2020.


Main Conference Topics/Sessions

  • Biology of Aging

  • Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds

  • Functional Foods Ingredients Market: Bioactive Compounds and Healthy Aging

  • The Relationship Between Aging and Disease

  • Diet, Nutrition and Older Adults

  • Changes in Organ Systems Over the Lifespan

  • Chronic Diseases and Aging

  • Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers in Age-Related Diseases

  • Mental Disorders and Aging

  • The Role of Functional Foods in Aging Demographic 

  • Gender Differences in Aging

  • Prebiotics and Probiotics and Healthy Aging

  • Research and Development of New Functional Food Products for Healthy Aging

  • Are there functional foods that may find application in the treatment of a Coronavirus (COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV) infection? Which functional foods may be effective?

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


Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission will be open from November 15th, 2019. The entire abstract should have a maximum of 1,000 words, up to three pages (including references). There is no up-front fee for submitting a conference abstract. Once the abstract is generally accepted for the conference, the corresponding/first author is responsible to pay the abstract publication fee of $49. First authors are expected to register, pay the conference and abstract fee, and present the paper (if submission is accepted). In the case of an emergency and the author(s) are unable to attend the conference, they are required to pay an abstract publication fee of $99. Decisions on selection will be promptly communicated to the authors via e-mail. All contributions will be reviewed, and accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings book. Please email your abstract as an attachment to ffc@functionalfoodscenter.net. Please review our sample abstract.

There is no charge for the withdrawal of an abstract before May 1st, 2020. In the case that the first author cannot attend the conference and present, he or she must contact the conference organizing committee via e-mail, to provide notification of withdrawal or to request a substitute presenter. Withdrawals must be received before May 1st, 2020. Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after May 1st, 2020, will be published and the first author will be expected to pay the abstract publication fee. The conference does not provide financial support nor registration fee waivers for any presentations.


Instructions for Poster Presenters

Poster presentations allow the audience to get a clear visual of the presenters' work in a simple format. The reasonable size for posters is 2.5 feet width(76.2 Centimeter), 3.5 feet height(106.68 Centimeter).

Poster Presentation Recommendations:

We recommend the following sections on the poster: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Tables, Figures, Results, and Conclusions. For more information about poster sessions, please click here.

Registration Fees:

The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings book (Abstract book), 12-month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds. Each registration allows the registrant to present up to 3 accepted abstracts maximum. Registration includes access to the entire program and Expo, presentation materials and networking with expert speakers and organizing committee members.

Cancellation Policy: Before April 28, 2020: 75% refund; before June 28, 2020: 50%refund; after June 28, 2020: No refund. Reimbursements will be sent after the conference. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat. All refunds will be provided after the conference within 14 days.

Functional Food Center has made the decision to move our conference completely online. All paid attendees will still receive all benefits including: abstract book, ASFFBC membership, and a conference participation certificate. Poster presenters, oral presenters, and exhibitors will still be able to present as well.In the case that you still want to cancel, we have updated our refund policy due to the emerging pandemic. For past conferences, we provided canceling attendees at 50% discount at a certain point, but in light of the current situation we are no longer issuing refunds. We are providing these attendees with a credit to use at any of our future conferences. Within the next two years, you may be granted free attendance to any of our future conferences. 

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

Conference registration fees are in USD . To make a payment please click here

  Registration Type

January 1st to March 1st, 2020

March 1st to August 1st, 2020

Student (Members(M)* / Nonmembers(N)**)

125.00 / 175.00

145.00 / 195.00

Dietitians and Nurses (M / N)

125.00 / 225.00

175.00 / 275.00

Academic (Researchers at Universities)-M / N

395.00 / 545.00

445.00 / 595.00

Food and Medical Industry (M / N)

495.00 / 645.00

545.00 / 695.00

**Exhibitors: Virtual Option 

745.00

845.00

Abstract Publication Fee

49.00

49.00

*M: Members of Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds; **N: Nonmembers(N) 

**Exhibitors, poster and oral presenters can host a live stream from anywhere in the world. As of July 5th, 2020 we have 1275 attendees and we are expecting more than 2000 attendees at this conference.

Please note: space at this conference is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program (MS, PhD or MD) are eligible for the Student Discount rate. When you register for the conference, you must enter your mentor's name and Email address during checkout to verify your student status.

For more details please see our conference brochure. 

Paper Submission:

  • The abstract submission deadline extended to August 13th, 2020.
  • Full-text papers for oral presentations or posters submitted before August 18th, 2020 will receive 50% discount for article publication fee. Please review author guidlenes before submitting your article. 
  • Power Points for oral presentations should be submitted before August 22nd, 2020. 

Please note that the program and sessions are subject to change. For more information about the conference, please contact us by e-mail at ffc@functionalfoodscenter.net. For international calls, please use: 469-441-8272, Toll free: 1-866-202-0487