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Mediterranean Diet, Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Science and Practice


         30th International Conference of FFC - 18th International
Symposium of ASFFBC


          September 23-25, 2022, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Myrina, Lemnos, Greece

        In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event


FFC's 30th International Conference

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Years of research has demonstrated the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet in reducing the risk of developing chronic disease. Decreasing the risk of chronic disease can also reduce the risk of viral disease, as those with chronic disease are more vulnerable to contracting and perishing from viral diseases. Considering the impact of the Mediterranean diet on both chronic and viral disease, having a greater understanding the bioactive compounds that produce the beneficial effects of the Medieterranean diet can lead to improved health of the global population and decrease vulnerability to disease. Once identified, these bioactive compounds can be used in the development of functional foods for certain conditions and diseases. 

To facilitate and promote the discussion of how the Mediterranean diet, functional foods and bioactive compounds can be used in these ways, the central theme for the Functional Food Center’s 30th International Conference will be "Mediterranean Diet, Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Science and Practice." 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, and chronic diseases. Since the vulnerability to viral disease is linked to having chronic diseases, we will also be reviewing functional foods for the management of chronic disease. During this conference, we will also examine how the Mediterranean diet and local healthy foods can be good candidates for future functional food product for specific conditons or diseases. 

The conference is organized by University of the Aegean (Myrina, Lemnos, Greece), 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), The Journal of "Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease" (BCHD) and The Journal of Functional Food Science (FFS). FFC's 30th 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 2022 - Hybrid Conference, In-Person, as well as a Virtual Experience (LIVE Online Event): September 23 – 25, 2022
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. 

For more details about the Sessions and main conference topics, please visit conference Topics and Sessions page.

Please click to the link to watch  YouTube video about the last FFC's conference 


Call for Abstracts

Share your research with a global audience through the FFC 30th International Conference! Abstract submission deadline is February 28th, 2022, 5 pm (PST). The entire abstract should have a maximum of 1000 words. Please use Times New Roman Font 12 for the entire abstract.

Submit your abstract to be considered for an opportunity to showcase your work along with other leaders from the fields of medicine and food science during this event in a short or regular presentation. You will also have the opportunity to answer audience questions in real-time. 

Short Presentations: 7 minutes

Regular Presentations: 20 Minutes

Special and Keynote Presentations: 25-30 Minutes

Decisions on selection will be promptly communicated to the authors via e-mail. All contributions will be reviewed by organizing committee members, and accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings book. Please email your abstract as an attachment to ffc@functionalfoodscenter.net. Please review our sample abstract.  


Registration Fees and Deadlines

The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings book (Abstract book) and a 12-month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds. Each registration allows the registrant to present up to 3 accepted abstracts maximum. Registration includes access to the entire program and Expo, presentation materials, and networking with expert speakers and organizing committee members.

Cancellation Policy: Before February 28, 2022: 75% refund; before May 28, 2022: 50% refund; after May 28, 2022: No refund (but you can transfer your ticket to another co-worker). Reimbursements will be sent after the conference. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat. All refunds will be provided after the conference within 14 days.

Conference registration fees are in USD . To make a payment please click here

Registration Type

September 1st to January 1st
Early Bird Registration Fee
January 1st to April 1st
Student Registration Rate: M*/N** 65.00 / 95.00 115.00 / 145.00
Regular Registration Rate: M / N 295.00 / 395.00 395.00 / 495.00
***Exhibitors: Virtual Option 395.00 / 495.00 495.00 / 595.00
Abstract Publication Fee 49.00 49.00

*M: Members of Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds; **N: Nonmembers(N) 

 ***Exhibitors, poster and oral presenters can host a live stream from anywhere in the world. 


Deadlines: 

  • Abstract submission deadline is February 28th, 2022, 5 pm (PST).
  • Full-text papers (full review or research articles) for oral presentations or posters submitted before February 28th, 2022 will receive 60% discount  for article publication fee. Please review author guidlenes before submitting your article. We will chose your article for publication in the fallowing 3 journals in accordance to your article content and other parametters: 1. The Journal of "Functional Foods in Health and Disease" (FFHD), 2. The Journal of "Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease" (BCHD) and 3. The Journal of Functional Food Science (FFS)
  • Power Points for oral presentations should be submitted before September 13th, 2022. 

Please note that the program and sessions are subject to change. For more information about the conference, please contact us by e-mail at ffc@functionalfoodscenter.net. For international calls, please use: 619-642-8088, Toll free: 1-866-202-0487

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