The 29th International Conference
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The impact of COVID-19 on global health has shed light on the need for alternative, non-pharmaceutical solutions when no immediate treatments or vaccines are available. Emerging research is demonstrating how certain functional foods and bioactive compounds can be used to enhance the immune system and reduce the risk of viral diseases like COVID-19. Boosting immunity can also improve the outcomes for vaccination results, which is especially important in elderly people, who have a lower vaccine response success rate due to their weaker immune systems. In addition, it has been shown that people with chronic diseases are more vulnerable to coronaviruses and have higher casualties related to coronavirus. Thus, prevention of chronic disease can reduce the risk of infectious diseases.
To facilitate and promote the discussion of how functional foods and bioactive compounds can be used in these ways, the central theme for the Functional Food Center’s 29th International Conference will be "Can Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds Reduce the Risk of Chronic and Viral Diseases?" This conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the usage of functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for viral diseases, such as COVID-19. Considering the impact of chronic disease on the outcome of viral disease, we will also be reviewing functional foods for the management of chronic disease.
The conference is organized by Functional Food Center-FFC (Dallas, TX, USA), Functional Food Institute-FFI (San Diego, CA, USA), International Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC), The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD), and The Journal of Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease (BCHD). FFC's 29th International Conference will also examine all aspects of SARS CoV-2 infection prevention and management, including non-pharmaceutical interventions, as well as active and passive immunization.
FFC 2021 - A Virtual Experience! LIVE Online Event: April 29 – 30, 2021
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.
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