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.
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