Conference Preliminary Program 


August 28, 2020

8:15-8:45 Registration

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

Session 1. Enhancing the Elderly’s Immune System to Fight Viral Diseases: Covid-19

9:00-9:30 Danik Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA. Coronavirus (COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV) Infection: Food and Nutrition Suggestions

9:30-9:50 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

9:50-10:10 Sydney Malcolm, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, USA. Statistical Analysis of Coronavirus 2019 and Factors Contributing to Viral Spread

10:10-10:30 Angelina Santoro, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA. Enhancing Immune System to Fight Covid-19

10:30-10:45 Break

Session 2: Aging and Chronic Diseases (Cancer, Diabetes, CVD and Mental Diseases)

10:45-11:10 A. Hameed Khan, PhD, Senior Scientist, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. USA. The Impact of Sequencing Human Genome on Novel Drug Design and the Synthesis of Analogs of (AZQ) Aziridinyl-benzoquinones (US Patent 4,146,622) as a Novel Class of Drugs Designed for Treating Brain Cancer: The Impact of Brain Cancer Treatment on Healthspan and Longevity      

11:10-11:35 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

11:35:12:00 Tatiana A. Korolenko, PhD, Professor, Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russia. A Beneficial Effect of Trehalose on A Murine Model Of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Lunch: 12:00-13:00

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

13:00-13:30  Jian Guan, Associate Professor Pharmacology and clinical pharmacology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Nutrition and Healthy Aging

13:30-14:00 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

14:00-14:30 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

Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

Session 4: Prebiotics, Probiotics, Microbiota and Healthy Aging

14:30-15:00 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

15:00-15:30  Shawn M. Talbott, PhD, Amare Global, Irvine, CA, USA.  Dual Role of Gut-Brain-Axis Modulation in Obesity and Depression

15:30-16:00 Subrota Hati, PhD, Professor, Department of Dairy Microbiology, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India. Milk Bioactive peptides: Science to Application

Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

Session 5: Biomarkers in Age-Related Diseases

16:00-16:20 Bernhard Markert, PhD, Professor, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks (EISN), Germany. Lithium and it´s Beneficial Influence on  Mental Diseases


16:20-16:20 Smiti Gupta, PhD, Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA. Presentation title is pending

16:20-16:40, Simon Itsygin, PhD, Czar Salt, San Diego CA, 92129, USA. Development of Sea Salts Infused with Natural Substances as Functional Food for Healthy Aging

16:40-17:00 Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

17:00-17:30 Session 5: Poster Session 

17:30 Conference closing

August 29, 2020

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

8:45:9:10 Bernhard Markert, PhD, Professor, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks (EISN), Haren-Erika, Germany. Lithium and it´s Beneficial Influence on Mental Diseases

9:10-9:35 Elizabeth Plourde, PhD, Reseacher/Educator, 21st Century Health Consulting, Irvine CA, USA. (Tentative topic) Foods that Offer Protection from Radiation - Whether 5G Electromagnetic or Solar 

9:35-10:00 Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Proffesor, University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas, USA.  (Tentative topic) VMP35 MNC, A Novel Iron-Free Supplement, Enhances Cytoprotection Against Anemia in Human Subjects: A Clinical Investigation.

10:00-11:00 Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

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

11:20-11:35 Sandeep Agarwal, President, Pure Indian Foods,  NJ, USA. Heart-Healthy Ghee is not an Oxymoron

11:35-11:55 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

12:55-12:15 Jirapa Pongjanta, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Lampang, Thailand. Influence of pre Dried Riceberry Bran on Composition and Antioxdant Properties of the Riceberry Bran Oil

Lunch: 12:15-13:00

Session 8: FFC's Anti-Aging Strategies: Clinical Studies on longevity. Session Chair: Francesco Marotta, PhD, MD

13:00-13:30 Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD, ReGenera R&D International for Aging Intervention, Milano, Italy. ProfessorMarotta recently has received the prestigious nomination to act as president of the commission on Longevity and Vitality Medical Science of FEMTEC, a highly-reputed world federation endorsed by WHO. Longevity-Promoting Pharmaceuticals and Functional Food ingredients

13:30 -14:00 Sheila Wicks, MD. MBA. Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Prevention of Sarcopenia: A Longevity Pearl.

14:00-14:30 William W. Li, MD, President and Medical Director, The Angiogenesis Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Fish and Omega 3: Are they Key to Longevity?

Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

Session 9: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

14:30-15:00 Hairong Cheng, PhD, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. One-Step Fermentation of Xylitol using Glucose as the Sole Carbon Source

15:00-15:30 Hossein Mirmiranpour, MD, PhD,  Assistant of Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center (EMRC), Vali-Asr Hospital, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Oxidative stress can be modulated by Cinnamic acid in old type 2 diabetic patients 

15:30-16:00 Danik Martirosyan, PhD,  President, Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA. Functional Food Ingredient Market: How to Create Functional Food Product

Hot topic talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

16:00-17:00 Session 10. Poster Session 

17:00-17:15 Awards and Certificates

17:15-17:00 Conference Closing

*Please note: Schedule subject to change.