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24th International Conference of FFC - 12th International
Symposium of ASFFBC

Functional Foods, Nutrition and Chronic Diseases: Science and Practice

September 20-21, 2018, at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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Potential Speakers

Kanakaraju Kaliannan MD

Kanakaraju Kaliannan MD, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Multiomic and transgenic mouse technologies reveal elevated tissue omega-6/omega-3 ratio as a risk factor for chronic disease

Uma Naidoo, MD

Uma Naidoo, MD, Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mood-Food Expert), Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Functional Foods & the Impact on Anxiety and Mood

Amrendra Ajay, PhD

Amrendra Ajay, PhD, Session Chair and Lecturer, Consultant at Tilos Therapeutics, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Functional food considerations for patients with chronic kidney disease

Machelle Seibel, MD

Machelle Seibel, MD, Member of Faculty at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Founder and Editor at The Hot Years™ - My Menopause Magazine Foods and Nutrition to Help Manage Menopause.

 Foods and Nutrition to Help Manage Menopause

Danik Martirosyan

Danik Martirosyan, PhD., President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA.

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

 FFC's Advancement of Functional Food Definition: Evaluating Scientific Evidence

Jin-Rong (Joseph) Zhou

Jin-Rong (Joseph) Zhou, PhD., Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory at Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Session Chair and Lecturer: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Cancer

Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk

Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Principal Investigator and Co-Director of Research Training Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Genomics and Functional Foods

Hossein Mirmiranpour

Hossein Mirmiranpour, MD, PhD, Assistant professor in Biochemistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Trhran, Iran. 

Assessment of flabone effect on oxidants and antioxidants in patients with type 2 diabetes

Md Nunrunnabi

Md Nunrunnabi, PhD, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Presentation Topic: Presentation topic pending.

Karen Lau

Karen Lau, Senior Adviser Supplemented Food, Biosecurity Science, Food Science and Risk Assessment Directorate, Ministry for Primary Industries,  Wellington, New Zealand

Functional Food Regulation in New Zealand

Manashi Bagchi

Manashi Bagchi, PhD, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA; Dr. Herbs LLC, Concord, CA, USA

Special Session: Nutrition and Functional Foods for Patients with Prediabetes and Diabetes

Protective Efficacy of Mango (Mangifera indica) and Mangigerin in Pre-Diabetics

Harry G. Preuss

Harry G. Preuss, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C, USA

Presentation Topic: The Deadly Triangle: A Novel Nutritional Concept Comprising Insulin Resistance, Central Fat Accumulation as well as Aging and Its Metabolic Perturbations

Debasis Bagchi Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA
Blood Pressure Interplay between Dietary Sugars and Salt in Diabetics
Nancy J. Emenaker

Nancy J. Emenaker, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Session co-chair: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Cancer

Gabriela Riscuta MD

Gabriela Riscuta MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.

The effect of probiotics on cancer, mood and emotions: clinical trials and epidemiological studies

Victoria Pardo Uzitas

Victoria Pardo Uzitas, Managing Director, Food Science, Consumer Package Goods, UbiquityBiz, Carlsbad CA, USA

Presentation topic: Creating Trends: How food companies are bridging scientific discovery and consumer need in the quest for the next great product

Sheila Wicks

Sheila Wicks, MD, MBA, Department of Clinical Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA

Presentation topic: Resveratrol and dietary anthocyanins reduce osteoblast apoptosis, increase osteoblast proliferastion, and reduce osteoclastogenesis in transgenic medaka

Mira Dessy

Mira Dessy, Nutritionist, Nutrition Educator, Public Speaker, The Ingredient Guru, Spring Texas, USA 

How to read the label and understand what's really in your food

Luciana Bueno

Luciana Bueno, PhD, Research at Clinical Nutrition Science in Food Sicence and Technology, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Research and Development of New Functional Food Products in Brazil

Kuhu Roy

Kuhu Roy, PhD, Nutrition Consultant / Content writer-author, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Role of Silymarin in the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Time to clear the mist

Dr. Darin Detwiler

Dr. Darin Detwiler, LP.D., Assistant Dean / Professor of Food Policy and Regulatory Compliance, Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, Boston, MA, USA

Food Industry's Imperatives for Food Quality, Safety, Authenticity, Defense, and Security

Alexandra Zambrano

Alexandra Zambrano, Analyst of new products at Zisnella, Food Science and Technology Institute, Universidad Central de VenezuelaMiranda Area, Venezuela 

Fruit beverages and health 

Sajid Maqsood

Sajid Maqsood, PhD, Professor, Food Science Department, College of Food and Agriculture, United Arab Emirates University Al Ain Abu Dhabi Al Ain United Arab Emirates

Novel bioactive peptides from camel milk protein hydrolysates as potential functional food ingredients

Sylvia Tam

Sylvia Tam, CEO, Creator of delicious and functional snacks, Founder at Beviva Foods, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Research, development & marketing of new functional food products

Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Dr. Tom O'Bryan, Educator and Physician at, Celiac Disease/Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Autoimmunity, Functional Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA

The Dangers of a Gluten-Free Diet

Christina Khoo

Christina Khoo, Director, Global Health Science & Nutrition Policy at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc, Lakeville, MA, USA

Cranberries: Strategies to Deliver a Unique North American Super Fruit for Health

Nilla Ghanei

Nilla Ghanei, PhD in Nutrition Sciences and Immunology, postdoctoral in drug discovery and development, The Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

The effect of probiotic supplementation on clinical, endocrinal and immunological parameters in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Ruud Albers

Ruud Albers, Founder NutriLeads BV, recognized global expert in nutrition, immune function, inflammation, and gastro-intestinal health 

Development of innovative natural immunomodulatory health ingredient from carrots

Christy Kadharmestan

Christy Kadharmestan, Senior Formulator, International Research & Development, Pharmavite LLC, Valencia, CA, USA

Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

Sam Teece

Sam Teece, MPH, RDN, LDN, Consultant Dietitian at Sam Teece Nutrition Consulting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Marketing for better heart health: Exploring the consumer perspective of Functional Foods as related to cardiovascular disease

Willette M Crawford

Willette M Crawford, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant & Owner at Katalyst Consulting LLC, Instructor at Northeastern University, San Francisco

The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): the safety of functional and healthy foods and regulatory challenges

Nuria Martínez Saez

Nuria Martínez Sáez, PhD, Research professor at Basque Culinary Center, Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences, Mondragón University, Spain

Teas and herbal infusions as sources of melatonin and other bioactive non-nutrient components 

Izabela Tanska

Izabela Tanska, CEO, Food Law Advisor, IGI Food Consulting, Warsaw, Poland 

Development and marketing of new functional food products in the EU

Ghanya Al-Naqeb

Ghanya Al-Naqeb, PhD, Associated Professor, Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy at The Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany

Selected of herbal Yemeni plants as a Functional Foods

Rohana Lazo

Rohana Lazo, Quality Specialist at Beautycounter, Quality Assurance, Beautycounter, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Food Safety and Quality

Gina Galvan

Gina Galvan, CEO, Mood for Food Consult - Product Innovation and Strategic Development for Food and Beverage
Orange County, California, USA

How functionality is driving new product innovation in consumer goods

Tugba Yilmaz

Tugba Yilmaz, Ph.D. Student, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. Electrochemical response amplification of the redox molecules in the detection of biomarkers

Berned Markert

Berned Markert, PhD, Professor, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks, Haren/Ems, Germany. Lithium as phase stabilizer for neurological diseases / effects on reduction of suicide rates, bipolar disorders, dementia, Alzheimer, and other mental related diseases