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Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds - ASFFBC

Mission Statement: This society was founded to build alliances between scientists, field experts and their peers from around the world in order to increase global awareness of functional and medical foods and improve the health and wellness of people worldwide.

Since 1998, Functional Food Center Inc. has been actively involved in the research and development of functional foods and bioactive compounds, particularly through the publication of books, articles and our journal: Functional Foods in Health and Disease. Our community of authors, subscribers, advisors and other affiliates has grown enormously over time. In addition, we are honored to count members of governing agencies such as the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other entities among our past and present conference participants.

In response to the growth of this field, we are proud to introduce the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC). This society of medical doctors, scientists, dietitians, nutritionists and other food and medical industry professionals will be strictly dedicated to the research and development of functional and medical foods, bioactive compounds, nutraceuticals and the discovery of new ingredients and scientific techniques. Dr. Danik Martirosyan will govern this Academic Society, along with current members of the International Scientific Advisory Panel for Functional Food Center, Inc.

Purpose:


  • Building symbiotic relationships and collaborations between field experts who may otherwise be isolated

  • Promoting events, special edition journal issues, and major updates within registered organizations

  • Matching students with mentors or qualified organizations in order to facilitate internships

  • Educating students and interested individuals on the advantages of nutritional analysis, and verifying claims made by product manufacturers

  • Providing an index of preferred journals, associations, institutes, and other available resources

  • Encouraging industries to prioritize nutritional analysis and develop products based on scientific research

  • Providing resources for industries to improve the functional success of their products

  • Instructing food industry leaders, clinicians, and the general public on available research and applications for functional foods and bioactive compounds, in order to prevent deceptive business practices

  • Matching scientists who develop formulae for functional food and bioactive compounds with industries capable of production and marketing

  • Providing forums for open discussion of new research developments, techniques, and ideas


Criteria for Members


  • Recognized experts in related fields

  • MD, PhD, or other advanced degree in scientific field related to functional foods

  • Nutritionists and Registered Dieticians with an established interest in scientific research surrounding functional foods and nutraceuticals

  • Students currently enrolled in an advanced degree with a relevant field

  • Food and Medical Industry Representatives

  • Other interested candidates must submit a current CV


Annual Membership Fees


  • Student Membership: $34/year

           Current Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

  • Early Career Membership - $129.00/year

           Any individual within five years of receiving a doctorate degree or young professional who has completed a nutrition, food science, or related degree within the past five years is eligible to apply

  • Academic/Premier/Associate Membership: $139/year

           Any individual with a degree in food science, general biologi, or a related field. Scientists, government employees, and medical or food industry representatives are eligible to apply

  • Corporate Memberships: $595/year

           Beneficiaries include up to 5 chief officers of business leaders

  • Emeritus Memberships: $24/year

           Any retired ASFFBC member ages 67 or older and in good standing with the ASFFBC for at least 5 years. Emeritus members must not be employed. 


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ASFFBC Member Benefits

Students: Current Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students- Membership fee: $34.00/Year - Join Today!

  • Bi-weekly Newsletter Subscription
  • Up to 20% off conference registration fee
  • Up to 20% off publishing fees and printed material
  • Access to resources, links, and other available information exclusively available to members only
  • Internship opportunities reserved for members only
  • Access to FFC's webinars
  • Access to the FF Encyclopedia/eBook
  • Internship opportunities reserved for members only (US residents only)

Early Career Membership (0-5 years): Any individual within 5 years of receiving a doctorate degree or young professional who has completed a nutrition, food science, or related degree - membership fee: $69.00/year - Join Today!

  • Bi-weekly Newsletter Subscription
  • Up to 20% off conference registration fee
  • Up to 20% off publishing fees and printed material
  • Access to resources, links, and other available inforamtion dedicated to members only
  • Access to FFC's webinars/seminars
  • Access to the FF Encyclopedia/eBook
  • Internaship opportunities reserved for members only (US residents only)

Academic/Premier/Associate Membership - membership fee: $139.00/year - Join Today!

  • Bi-weekly Newsletter Subscription
  • Up to 20% off conference registration fee
  • Up to 20% off publishing fees and printed materials
  • Access to resources, links and other available information dedicated to members only
  • Access to FFC's webinars/seminars
  • Access to FF Encyclopedia/eBook
  • Internship opportunities reserved for members only (US residents only)

Corporate Memberships – Beneficiaries may include up to 5 Chief Officers or Business Leaders - membership fee: $595.00 - Join Today!

  • Bi-weekly Newsletter Subscription
  • Up to 20% off conference registration fees
  • Up to 20% off publication fees and printed materials
  • Access to resources, links, and other available information dedicated to members onlY
  • Access to FFC webinars/seminar
  • Access to the FF Encyclopedia/eBook 
  • Internship opportunites reserved for members only (US residents only)

Emeritus Membership - 

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