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7th International Conference

Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome

December 3-4 , 2010,  Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, USA


DEAR COLLEAGUES: We are very pleased to announce the 7th International Conference “Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome" at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

SMU in Dallas

  Welcome to SMU in Dallas, TX, USA

The conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods in the prevention and management of Metabolic Syndrome.

MAIN CONFERENCE TOPICS:

  1. Definition of Metabolic Syndrome (MS);
  2. Components of MS;
  3. Clinical  outcomes of MS;
  4. Functional  foods for the MS   components (Prevention of MS);
  5. Clinical  management of Metabolic Syndrome;
  6. Functional foods for  diabetes (Management of MS);
  7. Functional Foods for Cardiovascular Disease (Management of MS);
  8. Dyslipidemia in Metabolic Syndrome (Low HDL, High TG, Average to low LDL, Atherogenic  Lipoprotein Particles);
  9. Functional  foods and Dyslipidemia;
  10. Modern diets for Metabolic Syndrome: prevention and control;
  11. Herbs and dietary supplements for the management of Metabolic Syndrome; 
  12. Functional foods for the prevention and management of Metabolic Syndrome.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS or CEUs: The 7th International Conference on “Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome" has maximum of 16 hours of CEU credits. Each medical specialist, dietitians and nutritionists should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the conference. 

COPIES FOR CONTRIBUTORS: We will furnish one copy of the collective work without charge, to the lead author of the article (Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases, volume 6). For the information about last year conference book, "Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases, Volume 5: Diabetes and related Diseases", please click here. 

REGISTRATION FEES: The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings (Abstracts), and lunch and refreshments during conference days. It also covers one year of membership to the FFC.

Cancellation Policy: Two months before conference: 75% refund, 45 days before conference: 50% refund, one month before conference: No refund. Refund will be sent after the congress. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat, at ffc_usa@sbcglobal.net.

Registration Category Fee

  Standard Rate
Full Time Students*  ($275 after November 1,2010) $175.00
RD, DPT, RN ** ($375 after November 1, 2010) $325.00
Registration Fees for Academia ($545 after November 1,2010) $495.00
Registration Fees for Industry ($695 after November1, 2010) $595.00
Vendors ($895 after November1, 2010) $750.00

Hotel Location:

6060 N. Central Expressway

Dallas, Texas 75206, USA


Conference Program

Friday, December 3, 2010


8:00-9:00 am

Conference Registration


9:00-9:10 am

Conference Opening

Conference Chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder, Functional Food Center, Aso. Clinical Professor , Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, USA

Co-Chairman: Nicola Abate, MD, Distinguished Professor, MD, The University of of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

Co-Chairman: William C. Orr, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA

9:10-9:20 am

Welcome to Southern Methodist University (SMU)

James E. Quick, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA

Session 1: Definition, Components and Clinical Studies of Metabolic Syndrome

Session Chair: Manisha Chandalia, MD, USA

9:20-9:50 am

Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome

Manisha Chandalia, MD, Director, Stark Diabetes Center Endocrinology and Metabolism, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

9:50-10:20am

Clinical Benefits of a Phytochemical-Enriched Medical Food on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Women with Metabolic Syndrome

Robert H Lerman, MD, PhD, Director, Functional Medicine Research Center, Metagenics, Inc., Gig Harbor, WA, USA

10:20-10:45 am

Monitoring Premature Infants: Nutritional and Metabolic Indicators

Rebeca Monroy-Torres, PhD, Professor, Medicine and Nutrition Department, Division of Health Sciences, Campus Leon, University of Guanajuato, Mexico

10:45-10:55 am

Refreshments

10:55-11:25 am

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: What do we Really Know?

Anand Prasad, MD, University of California San Diego, USA

11:25-11:40 am

Association of Plasma Cysteine and Homocysteine Concentrations with Insulin Resistance in Low Socio-Economic Pregnant Women

Sujatha Pitla, PhD, Lipid Chemistry Division, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

11:40-12:15 am

Walking Tour of the SMU Campus


12:15-1:00 pm

Lunch

Session 2: Functional and Medical Foods for the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome

Session Chair: Nathan S. Bryan, PhD, Professor, USA

1:00--1:30 pm

Unique Combination of Beet Root and Hawthorn Berry Promotes Nitric Oxide Production and Reduces Triglycerides in Humans

Nathan S. Bryan, PhD, Professor, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA

1:30-1:55 pm

“Siddha” Herbs for Diabetes

Jayaraman Raamachandran, PhD, Murugan Siddha Marunthakam, India

1:55-2:10 pm

Effects of Korean Pears, Pyrus pyrifolia cv. Shingo, on Alcohol Detoxification.

Mihi Yang, PhD, College of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2:10-2.40 pm

Effect of Deuterium Oxide (D2O) Content of Drinking Water on Glucose Metabolism in STZ-induced Diabetic Rats

Miklós Molnár, MD, PhD, Professor, Semmelweis University Budapest, Institute of Pathophysiology, Hungary

2:40-2:50 pm

Refreshments

2:50- 3:20 pm

Adipose Tissue Dysfunction and the Metabolic Syndrome

Nicola Abate, MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

3:20 -3:50 pm

Regulation of Insulin Sensitivity by Herbs and Dietary Fibers

Jianping Ye, Professor, MD, Antioxidant and Gene Regulation Lab, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

3:50 – 4:20 pm

A Combination of L-Arabinose and Chromium Lowers Circulating Glucose and Insulin Levels After an Acute Oral Sucrose Challenge: a Human Clinical Trial

Kaats R. Gillbert, PhD, President of Integrative Health Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, TX, USA

4:20-4:35 pm

Modeling Type-II Diabetes in Drosophila melanogaster


Johannes Bauer, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

4:35-4:50 pm

Irvingia Gabonensis and Metabolic Syndrome: Two Years After Baton Rouge

Julius Oben, PhD, Professor, Head of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory. University of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon

4:50 pm

Closing

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Session 3: Experimental Studies of Functional Foods and Metabolic Syndrome

Session Chair: Nicola Abate, MD, Professor, USA

9:00-9:25 am

Cinnamon Extract Inhibits the Overproduction of the Postprandial Apolipoprotein B48-containing Lipoproteins: Evidence from ex Vivo and in Vivo Studies

Bolin Qin, PhD, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA.

9:25-9:40 am

Tea Polyphenols are Inhibitors of Energy Transducing Enzymes

Steven B. Vik, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, USA

9:40-9:55 am

Inhibition of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme in vitro by Apple Skin Extract, Selected Flavonoids and their Metabolites

Nileeka Balasuriya and Vasantha Rupasinghe, PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Canada

9:55-10:20 am

Animal Models of Metabolic Syndrome

Vijayagopal Parakat, PhD, and Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor, Nutrition and Food Science Department, TWU, Denton, TX, USA

10:20-10:30 am

Refreshments

10:30-10:55 am

A Pilot Study on Treatment Effect of Tomato Lycopene and Soy Isoflavones on Insulin Resistance

Wentong Pan, MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

10:55-11:10 am

Study on The Hepatoprotective Effect of Pleurotus Florida (Oyster Mushroom) Against Paracetamol Induced Liver Damage in Wistar Albino Rats

Nayma Sultana, PhD, Assistant Professor at Salimullah Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

11:10-11:25 am

Engineering Flies for Longevity

William Orr, PhD, Professor, Chair of Biology Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

11:25-12:00 am

Resveratrol: A Panacea?

Shazib Pervaiz, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch

Session 4: Metabolic Syndrome Related Disorders

Session Chair: Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor, USA

1:00-1:20 pm

Metabolic Markers of Lupus

Chandra Mohan, MD, PhD, Professor Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

1:20-1:35 pm

Hyperlipidemia, Metabolic Syndrome, and Ischemic Stroke

Mariam Baklavajian, MD, Professor, Neurology and Child Neurology Department, National Institute of Health, Yerevan Armenia

1:35-1:50 pm

Incidence of Brucella Species in Slaughtered Food Animals and its Edible Offals in Beni-Suef, Egypt

Fatma Ali, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Beni-Suef University, Egypt

Session 5: Development of Functional Food products as therapeutics

Session Chair: Jagat R. Kanwar, PhD, Australia

1:50-2:15 pm

Oral Administration of Nanocarriers Delivery of Small Interfering RNA and micro RNA: Promises of Cancer Gene Therapy

Jagat R. Kanwar, PhD, Head, Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research Laboratory, Deakin University, Australia

2:15-2:50 pm

Prebiotic Soluble Fiber in Dairy Desserts for Digestive Health

Lorraine Niba, PhD, National Starch Food Innovation, Bridgewater, NJ, USA

2:50-3:05 pm Novel Use of Grape Seed Extract and Tocotrienol as Supplements in Induction of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Mice Live

Shradha Sodhani, PhD Student; Nathaniel Mills, PhD, Professor; Victorine Imrhan, PhD, Texas Woman's University

3:05-3:15 pm

Refreshments

3:15-4:45 pm.

Posters Presentation Session and Workshop

4:45-5:00 pm

Conference Closing

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, Chairman


Conference Topics

Main Conference Topics:

  1. Definition of Metabolic Syndrome (MS)
  2. Components of MS
  3. Clinical Outcomes of MS:
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Diabetes

4. Functional Foods for the Metabolic Syndrome Components (Prevention of MS):

  • Central Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Triglycerides
  • Low HDL-cholesterol
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Management of Inflammation

5. Clinical Management of Metabolic Syndrome

  • Main goals
  • Approaches
  • Recommendations
  1. Functional foods for diabetes (Management of MS)
  2. Functional foods for CVD (Management of MS)
  3. Dyslipidemia in metabolic syndrome (Low HDL, High TG, Average to low LDL, Atherogenic Lipoprotein Particles)
  4. Functional foods and dyslipidemia
  5. Modern diets for prevention and control of metabolic syndrome;
  6. Herbs and dietary supplements for the management of metabolic syndrome; 
  7. Functional foods for the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome.

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


Conference Sponsors

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Conference Committee

Conference Chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder of Functional Foods Center, Academician of the International Academy of Scientific Discoveries and Inventions (USA)

Co-Chairman: Nicola Abate, MD, Professor and Chief Division of Endocrinology Charles Sprague, MD Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of  of Texas Medical Branch (USA)

Co-Chairman: William C. Orr, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University (USA)

Scientific Committee:

Nicola Abate, MD, Professor and Chief Division of Endocrinology Charles Sprague, MD Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of  of Texas Medical Branch (USA)

Laszlo Halmy, MD, PhD, Professor, President of Hungarian Society for the Study of Obesity (Hungary)

Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University (USA)

Teruyoshi T. Yanagita, PhD, Professor, Vice-President and Director of International Affairs Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science, Saga University (Japan)  

Arunas Savitskas, MD, PhD, Professor, Head of the Department of Drug Technology and Pharmacy at Kaunas Medical University (Lithuania)

International Advisory Committee:

William C. Orr, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University (USA)

Jianping Ye, MD, Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Lousiana State University System (USA)

Conference Local Committee

Estee Easley, Administrative Assistant to the Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman’s University (USA)

David Sweeten, Director of Conference Services, Texas Woman’s University (USA)