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Conference Preliminary Program 

**Exhibitors, poster and oral presenters can host a live stream from anywhere in the world. As of August 3rd, 2020 we have 3239 attendees and we are expecting more than 4000 attendees at this conference: 

https://www.linkedin.com/events/functionalandhealthyfoodsforlongevity-bioactivecom/

August 28, 2020



Preamble 

  • 8:15-8:45 – Registration

  • 8:45-9:00  Welcome and opening remarks

Keynote Session: 

  • 9:00-9:30 -William W. Li, MD, The Angiogenesis Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA. Food as Medicine in the COVID-19 Era: Nutritional Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Long-Term Recover

Scientific Session 1: Nutritional support for fighting COVID-19

  • 9:30-9:50 – Dr. Maria Dolores del Castillo, PhD, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación (CIAL) (CSIC-UAM), Madrid, Spain. " Food bioactive compounds from natural sources with potential against viral proteins of SARS-CoV-2"

  • 9:50-10:10 –Dr. Raquel Abalo, Departamento de Ciencias Básicas de la Salud, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain. “Food for the gut in COVID-19 times”.

  • 10:10-10:30 –Dr. Olimpio Montero, CSIC, Calle Francisco Vallés, Valladolid, Spain.Cholesterol in positive ssRNA virus entry into host cell: diet and statins”.

  • 10:30-10:50 – Dr. Amaia Iriondo-DeHond, PhD, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación (CIAL) (CSIC-UAM), Madrid, Spain. "Micronutrients responsible for the normal function of the immune system: Nutritional support for fighting COVID-19"

  • 10:50-11:00 – Break

Scientific Session 2: Enhancing the Elderly’s Immune System to Fight chronic and Viral Diseases 

  • Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA, and R&D, VNI Inc., Lederach, PA, USA.  VMP35 Multi-Nutrient Complex Induces a Spectrum of Homeostatic Bio-Indicators: Optimizing Hemoglobinization, Aerobic Metabolism, Viral Immuno-Competence, and Inflammatory Sequelae  

  • 11:00-11:15 – Pooja Polamarasetti, MD Student, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA. Dietary Deficiencies Exacerbate Disparity in COVID-19 Infection and Nutrition Recommendations for Vulnerable Populations

  • 11:15-11:30 – Sydney Malcolm, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, USA. Statistical Analysis of Coronavirus 2019 and Factors Contributing to Viral Spread

  • 11:30-11:50 – Steven Clarke, Certified Molecular Hydrogen Advisor, Nutritionist, Scientist, Antiviral, Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antimicrobial Specialist, Rio Vista California, USA. How H2, Humates, Specific Foods, Herbs, Spices and Essential Oils Strengthen Immune System and Fight Viruses (including Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

  • 12:05-13:00 – Lunch

      Exhibition Session: *Exhibitors can host a live stream from anywhere in the world




Scientific Session 3: Diet, Nutrition and Functional Foods for Older Adults

  • 13:00-13:20 – Garth Nicolson, PhD, Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA. Membrane Lipid Replacement with plant glycerolphospholipids improves fatigue, pain and other symptoms while improving Quality of Life in aged patients

  • 13:20-13:40 – Jian Guan, Associate Professor Pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Nutrition and Healthy Aging

  • 13:40-14:00 – Helen Ayo-Omogie, PhD, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, PMB 704, Akure, Nigeria. Enhancement of Indigestible Carbohydrate, Resistant Starch and Antioxidant Capacity of Gluten-reduced Bread through Supplementation with Cardaba Banana Flour

  • 14:20-14:40 – Nuray Yazihan, PhD, MD,  Internal Medicine, Pathophysiology Department, Food Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition Department, Head of Research strategies committee of Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.   Mitochondria, Aging and Olive Oil

          Exhibition Session: *Exhibitors can host a live stream from anywhere in the world



Scientific Session 4: Prebiotics, Probiotics, Microbiota and Healthy Aging

  • 14:40-15:00 – Alexander Haslberger, PhD, professor, University Vienna, Department of Nutritional Research, Vienna, Austria. Fasting and individualised bioactive food ingredients improve GI microbiota and epigenetic regulation of healthy aging

  • 15:00-15:20 – Syed Shahzad Shah, PhD, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Proteomic analysis of Lactobacillus paracasei cultured under starvation growth conditions

  • 15:20-15:40 – Subrota Hati, PhD, Professor, Department of Dairy Microbiology, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India. Milk Bioactive peptides: Science to Application

Exhibition Session: 

15:40-16:00 – Shawn M. Talbott, PhD, Amare Global, Irvine, CA, USA. Dual Role of Gut-Brain-Axis Modulation in Obesity and Depression



Scientific Session 5: Biomarkers in Age-Related Diseases

  • 16:00-16:20 – Simon Itsygin, PhD, Czar Salt, San Diego CA, USA.  Development of Sea Salts Infused with Natural Substances as Functional Food for Healthy Aging

  • 16:20-16:40 Amrendra K. Ajay, PhD, Department of Medicine, Renal Division, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. Dysregulated fatty acid uptake in tubular epithelial cells cause chronic kidney disease



Poster Session 

  • 17:25-17:30 Conference closing
  • *Exhibitors can host a live stream from anywhere in the world


August 29, 2020

Session 6: Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds for Disease Management and Healthy Aging

  • 8:45-9:05 – Uma Naidu, MD, Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Healthy food and diet, and their effects on mental health, aging and longevity

  • 9:05-9:25 Fatemeh Malekian, PhD, Professor, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Director, Southern Institute for Food Nutrition and Wellness, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Presentation topic pending

  • 9:25-9:45 – Elizabeth Plourde, PhD, Reseacher/Educator, 21st Century Health Consulting, Irvine CA, USA. Foods that Offer Protection from Radiation - Whether 5G Electromagnetic or Solar 

  • Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts
  • 10:20-10:40 – Break


Scientific Session 7: Functional Ingrediends/bioactive compounds and Healthy Aging

  • 11:00-11:20 – John Burd, PhD, Founder & CEO, Lysulin, Inc. Ways to Increase Diabetes Health Span and Life Expectancy: Lysulin, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Studies

  • 11:20-11:40 –  Alan Snow, PhD, CEO, Cognitive Clarity Inc., Edmonds WA, United States. Breakthrough Dietary Supplement Targeting the Real Reason We Lose Memory as We Age: Brain Plaques and Tangles

  • 11:40-12:00 P.G.I. Dias, MPhil. and Namal Perera, PhD, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka, Garcenia carmbogia and Camellia sinensis; a promising synergy for weight loss herbal tea formulations.  

  • 12:20-11:40 – Sandeep Agarwal, President, Pure Indian Foods, NJ, USA. Heart-Healthy Ghee is not an Oxymoron

     Exhibition Session: *Exhibitors can host a live stream from anywhere in the world

  • 12:20-13:00 – Lunch



Scientific Session 8: FFC's Anti-Aging Strategies: Clinical Studies on longevity

Session Chair:  

  • 13:00-13:20 – Sheila Wicks, MD,  Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Prevention of Sarcopenia: A Longevity Pearl

  • 13:20-13:40 Vishwajit S. Chowdhury, PhD, Division for Experimental Natural Science, Faculty of Arts and Science, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Central Sucralose Induces Hypothermia via Monoaminergic Pathways

  • Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

          Exhibition Session: *Exhibitors can host a live stream from anywhere in the world



Scientific Session 9: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products and Regulations in Japan, Europe and USA

  • 14:00-14:20 Grazia Tamma, PhD, Department of Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari Aldo Moro,  Bari, Italy.  Olive Leaf Extract (OLE) prevented the trafficking of the vasopressin regulated aquaporin-2 through the activation of the calcium-sensing receptor 

  • 14:20-14:40 Danik Martirosyan, PhD,  President, Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA. Functional Food Ingredient Market: How to Create Functional Food Product

  • 14:40-15:00 Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA, and R&D, VNI Inc., Lederach, PA, USA.  A Uniquely Engineered and Prodosomed-Electrolyte and Phytoceutical Formulation That Boost Metabolic Performance in Well-Trained Athletes

  • 15:00-15:20 Rie Sadohara, PhD Student, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA and FFC, Dallas, TX, USA FOSHU approval system, FDA health claims, and FFC's vision for functional food categories.

  • Jack Liufu, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Intern at Fucntional Food Center Inc., FFC's Proposal on a Functional Food Science Process: Calling for Official Functional Food Production


Exhibition Session: *Exhibitors can host a live stream from anywhere in the world

  • 15:20-15:40 Marcus Plourde, CEO, 21st Century Health Consulting LLC, Irvine CA USA. Alternative health care solutions that go beyond the "standard of care" being offered by most healthcare professionals.

  • 15:40-16:00 – Simon Itsygin, PhD, Czar Salt, San Diego CA, USA. A New Healthy Food Products at Czar Salt Inc. for Healthy Aging


Poster Session 

  • 16:00-16:45 – Poster Presentation

  • 16:45-17:00 – Conference Closing

*Please note: Schedule subject to change.