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Can Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds Reduce the Risk of Chronic and Viral Diseases?

The conference will take place virtually on April 29-30, 2021 and will include invited-speaker sessions, abstract presentations, as well as exhibitors presentations


1. Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Definition and Regulation

a. What are Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds?

b. Regulation of Functioanal Foods

c. Functional Food Definition and Infectious Diseases


2. Functional Foods and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

a. Nutritional support for fighting COVID-19

b. Food bioactive compounds with potential against viral proteins of SARS-CoV-2

c. Food for the gut in COVID-19 times

d. Micronutrients responsible for the normal function of the immune system

e. Functional food ingredients for the management of coronaviruses

f. Selected Recipes of Ethnomedicine: An Approach to Find an Antiviral Functional Tea

g. Functional Foods: an Alternative Source to Combat Viral Infections, Including COVID-19

h. Dietary Deficiencies Exacerbate Disparity in COVID-19 Infection and Nutrition Recommendations for Vulnerable Populations


3. Bioactive Compounds and COVID-19 

a. Phytochemicals of Panax Ginseng Root and Their Antiviral Activity

b. Probiotics and Prebiotics in the Prevention and Management of COVID-19

c. Polyphenolic Compounds: An Effective Biomolecule for the Enhancement of the Immune System and the Management of Coronaviruses

d. Nutrients in Prevention and Maintenance of COVID-19 and Other Viral Diseases          

e. Antiviral and Immunostimulant Activities of Protein Value Chains from Residual Biomas

f. The Efficacy of Probiotics on Coronaviruses

g. Vitamins and COVID-19 infection

h. Macro and micro elements for viral infections


4. Enhancing the Immune System to Fight Chronic and Viral Diseases Including COVID-19

a. Enhancing the Elderly’s Immune System

b. Enhancing the Immune System to Fight Chronic Diseases

c. Enhancing the Immune System to Fight Viral Disease Including Covid-19

d. Returning to Work, School, and Stores and Preparing for Another Wave of COVID-19


5. Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds for the Management of other Viral Diseases

a. Flu (Influenza)

b. Hepatitis

c. Diphtheria

d. Acute bacterial disease

e. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

f. Chronic condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

g. Measles

h. Meningococcal disease

i. Bacterial illness

j. Norovirus

k. Pneumococcal disease: caused by common bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)

l. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

m. Zika virus disease


6. COVID-19 and Antibody Science and Vaccine Development 

a. COVID-19, Antibody Science and Technology

b. COVID-19, Vaccine Science and Technology

c. The Status of Vaccine Development

d. Is there an FDA-approved vaccine to prevent of COVID-19? 


7. Functional Foods for the Management of Chronic Diseases

 a. Mental Disorders

 b. Obesity

 c. Cardiovascular Disease

 d. Diabetes

 e. Cancer

 f. Functional Foods for the management of other Chronic Diseases


8. Bioactive Compounds and Chronic Diseases

 a. Vitamins

 b. Macroelements

 c. Microelements

 d. Polyphenols

 e. Omega-3's

 f. The Role of other Bioactive compounds in Chronic Diseases


9. Functional Ingredients/bioactive compounds and Functional Foods in Healthy Aging

 a. Current Look and Future Predictions for Aging Demographic in the US and other Countries

 b. Aging and Increased Disease Risk

 c. Aging and Increased Health Care Expenditure

 d. Potential for Functional Foods to Contribute to Healthy Aging


10. Research and Development of New Functional Food Products for Chronic and Infectious Diseases



11. Discovery, Sources, Potential Health Benefits, and Safety Aspects of Bioactive Compounds

a. Discovery

b. Sources

c. Health benefits

d. Safety aspects