24th International Conference of FFC

Organization: Functional Food Center

Venue: The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2018 / 8:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2018 / 5:00 pm - (PST)
Registration Date: Sep 06, 2018
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2018
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 05, 2018
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Description

Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 24th International Conference "Functional and Medical Foods for Chronic Diseases: Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers." The conference will be held in Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School Boston, the USA on September 20-21, 2018. This conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for chronic diseases. Conference organized by  and Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory at Department of Surgery,  / .

Session Topics:

  • Functional Food Definition and the Status of Functional Foods in Japan, US and other Countries
  • Nutrition, Functional Foods, and Obesity
  • Nutrition, Functional Foods, and Diabetes
  • Nutrition, Functional Foods, and Neurological Diseases
  • Nutrition, Functional Foods, and Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)
  • Nutrition, Functional Foods, and Cancer
  • Functional Foods with Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases
  • Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods
  • Biomarkers , Functional Foods, and Chronic Disease
  • Special Session: Functional Food, Microbiome and Cancer
  • Special Session: Dietary Exosomes and their Cargos
  • Special session: Engineering bioaccessibility and bioavailability of bioactive compounds
  • Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

 

Venue

Organizations

Functional Food Center

Conference Speakers

Perspective Guest Speakers and Session Chairs:

Uma Naidoo, MD

Amrenda Ajay, PhD

Mache Seibel, MD

Danik Martirosyan, PhD

Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD

Leena Pradhan-Nadzdyk, PhD

Hossein Mirmiranpour, MD, PhD

MD Nunrunnabi, PhD

Karen Lau

Manashi Bagchi, PhD

Harry G. Preuss, PhD, Professor

Georgios Pyrgiotakis, PhD

Debasis Bagchi, PhD

Nancy J. Emenaker, PhD

Gabriela Riscuta, MD

Hairong Cheng, PhD

Victoria Pardo Uzitas

Sheila Wicks, MD, MBA

Ikjot Singh Sohal, PhD

Mira Dessy, Nutritionist

Luciana Bueno, PhD

Arashdeep Singh, PhD Candidate

Kuhu Roy, PhD

Darin Detwiler, LPD, Professor

Alexandra Zambrano

Ren-Hau Lai, Director

Nancy Knight, Director

Renee Parriott, PhD

Sajid Maqsood, PhD, Professor

Slyvia Tam, CEO

Tom O'Bryan, MD

Choshani Dalukdeniya

Christina Khoo, Director

Nilla Ghanei, PhD

Joshua M. Kotfila, PhD, RDN

Temitope F.A. Abu

Ruud Albers 

Christy Kadharmestan

Sam Teece, MPH, RDN, LDN

Oluwatoyin Oluwole, PhD, Professor

Julian Mellentin, Director

Willette M. Crawford, PhD

Nuria Martinez-Saez, PhD, Researh Professor

Izabela Tanska, CEO

Marianne Nordbloom, Director

Ghanya Al-Naqed, PhD

Rohana Lazo

Rami Hanna, PhD, MD

Gina Galvan, CEO

Joel Radford

Bashir Bello, PhD

 

Additional Information

Main Conference Topics/Sessions

Session 1: Functional Food Definition and the Status of Functional Foods in Japan, China, USA and other Countries

  • The regulations, policy, and labeling of functional foods in Japan
  • Weaknesses and strong points of FOSHU/Food for Special Health Usage
  • What is the status of Functional Foods in the USA? Expert opinions from NIH, USDA, and FDA
  • How the new definition of Functional Foods can help to improve the status of functional foods word wide

Session 2: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Obesity

  • Epidemiology of obesity
  • The modern mechanisms of obesity; energy metabolism and obesity; neurobiological mechanisms of obesity; microbiological mechanisms of obesity; pathophysiologic mechanisms of obesity
  • Biomarkers of obesity
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of obesity
  • Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for obesity

Session 3: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Diabetes

  • Epidemiology of diabetes
  • The modern mechanisms of diabetes
  • Biomarkers of diabetes
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of diabetes
  • Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for diabetes

Session 4: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Neurological Diseases

  • Epidemiology of mental and neurological diseases
  • Mechanisms of neurological diseases
  • Biomarkers of different mental and neurological diseases
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of neurological diseases
  • Functional foods for mental and neurological diseases
  • Nutrition, Functional and Medical foods for neurological diseases

Session 5: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)

  • Epidemiology of CVD
  • Biomarkers of different cardiovascular diseases
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases
  • Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for CVD

Session 6: Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Cancer

  • Epidemiology of Cancer
  • Biomarkers of different types of cancer
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of different types of cancer
  • Nutrition, Functional, and Medical Foods for the Cancer

Session 7: Functional Foods with Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases

  • Functional foods and other non-communicable diseases
  • Bioactive compounds and other non-communicable diseases
  • The effects of medical food on biomarkers of non-communicable diseases

Session 8: Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods

  • Food-Drug Interactions
  • Safety of bioactive compounds at efficacious levels
  • Safety of functional foods at efficacious levels
  • Regulatory issues and health claims

Session 9: Biomarkers and Functional Food

  • Biomarkers and functional foods
  • Biomarkers available for assessing diet-related changes
  • How can biomarkers improve functional food products development process?
  • The importance of Monitoring Biomarkers in Functional food Science
  • FDA’s Biomarker Qualification Program and creation of new functional foods

Session 10: Coffee consumption benefits and adverse events: Session Chair: Gabriela Riscuta MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • Coffee composition and nutritional information
  • Identification and quantification of bioactive compounds in coffee
  • Coffee and its consumption: Benefits and risks, epidemiological and clinical studies
  • Coffee consumption and risk of chronic disease: Clinical and epidemiological studies
  • Functional properties of coffee and coffee by-products

Special session (12): Functional Foods in Chronic Kidney Disease. Session Chair: Amrendra Ajay, PhD, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  • Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • The modern mechanisms of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Biomarkers of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • The effects of functional food and bioactive compounds on biomarkers of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Nutrition, Functional, and Medical foods for Chronic Kidney Disease

Session 13: Current Research and Development of New Functional and Healthy Food Products.

  • Incentives for functional and healthy food research and development
  • Consumer acceptance of healthy and functional food products
  • Functional food composition and dietary intake databases
  • Food vehicles for delivery bioactive compounds
  • Research, development and marketing of new healthy and functional food products

Session 15: Nutritional Approach to Manage Chronic Allergies with Functional Foods

  • Chronic allergies: What causes them and what are the symptoms?
  • Functional foods in the management of food allergy
  • Dietary management of chronic food allergy in children
  • The role of nutrition in the development and functioning of the immune system
  • The role of prebiotics and probiotics in the prevention of chronic allergy

Session 16: The Human Microbiome, Diet, Functional Foods, and Health

  • The microbiome, health, and disease
  • How diet impacts the microbiome
  • Diet, obesity, and the gut microbiome
  • Impact of microbiome on oral and gastrointestinal health
  • Future market of functional food products for human microbiome
  • Translation of probiotic and prebiotic science into probiotic and prebiotic foods
  • How to build and preserve health capital through food

Exhibits included

Conference Preliminary Program 

September 20, 2018

8:15 -8:45 Registrations

8:45-8:50 Welcome and opening remarks: Jin-Rong (Joseph) ZhouCo-chairman: Ph.D, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory at Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Danik MartirosyanCo-chairman, PhD: President, Functional Food Center; Dallas, TX, USA.

Session 1: Functional Food Definition, Status, and Regulation. Session chairs: Nicholas V. Perricone, MD, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, USA.

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA. FFC's advancement of functional food definition: Evaluating scientific evidence

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

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA. Regulation of functional foods in USA and Japan.

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

10:40-11:00 Coffee Break

 

Session: Functional Foods and Mental Health

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 and the impact on anxiety and mood

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

Joshua M. Kotfila, PhD, RDN,  Product Developer, Owner, Principal Consultant at Natural Product Innovations, Boston, MA, USA. Claims substantiation of functional foods

Lunch: 12:00-13:00

 

Session: Functional Foods Consumption: Product Development, Marketing and Consumer acceptance

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

Oluwatoyin Oluwole, PhD, Professor, Director and Head of Department of Food Technology of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi Lagos Nigeria. Integrating Functional food consumption needs into Food Industry

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

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

 

Session: The Human Microbiome, Diet, Functional Foods, and Health

Nilla Ghanei, PhD in Nutrition Sciences, 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 

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

Coffee break and networking

 

Functional Food Quality, Safety, Authenticity, Defense, and Security

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

Rohana Lazo, Quality Specialist at Beautycounter, Quality Assurance, Beautycounter, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Food safety and quality

Joel Radford, Senior Food Industry Professional, ASQ & HACCP Certified, Boise, Idaho Area, USA. Food defense the emerging risk

 

Session: Functional Foods and Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases

Amrendra Ajay, PhD, Consultant at Tilos Therapeutics, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Functional food in chronic kidney disease

Kuhu Roy, PhD, Nutrition Consultant, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Role of Silymarin in the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: The role of silymarin in the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Time to clear the mist

Georgios Pyrgiotakis, PhD, Research Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Nanotechnology and nanotoxicology for functional foods and human health and disease

Machelle Seibel, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Foods and nutrition to help manage menopause

 

16:15-17:00 Poster Session

Conference closing

Networking Following the first day of the conference on the evening of September 20, 2018, we would like to invite all attendees and speakers to come enjoy an enjoyable networking opportunity with us! The event will take place at JM Conference Center at Harvard Medical School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

 

September 21, 2018

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

8:45 Harry G. Preuss, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C, USA. The deadly triangle: A novel nutritional concept comprising insulin resistance, central fat accumulation as well as aging and its metabolic perturbations

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

Manashi Bagchi, PhD, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA; Dr. Herbs LLC, Concord, CA, USA. Protective efficacy of mango (Mangifera indica) and Mangigerin in pre-diabetics

 

Coffee Break and Networking

Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease:

Temitope F.A Abu, PhD, Food Science and Technology, Parkville, Baltimore MD, USA. Comparative study of the effects of germination and fermentation on antioxidant properties of African locust beans (Parkia biglobosa) seeds

Sheila Wicks, MD, MBA, Department of Clinical Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA. Resveratrol and dietary anthocyanins reduce osteoblast apoptosis, increase osteoblast proliferastion, and reduce osteoclastogenesis in transgenic medaka

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

Hairong Cheng, PhD, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Recent progress in functional sugars synthesis by the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica

12:00-13:00 Lunch

 

Session: Functional Food Ingredients: Sources and Potential Benefits in Public Health

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 

Ghanya Al-Naqeb, PhD, Associated Professor, Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy at The Julius-Maximilians University, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany. Selected of herbal Yemeni plants as a Functional Foods

Dolores del Castillo, PhD,  Senior Scientist, Head of Food Bioscience Group CIAL (UAM-CSIC), Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain. Functional properties of coffee and coffee by-products

 

Session: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

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

Renee Parriott, PhD, Food Science Professor at Montclair State University, Boston, MA, USA. Research and Development of Functional Food Products in US

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

Renee Parriott, PhD, Food Science Professor at Montclair State University, Boston, MA, USA. Research and Development of Healthy and Functional Food Products in US

Christy Kadharmestan, Senior Formulator, International Research & Development, Pharmavite LLC, Valencia, CA, USA. Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

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

Coffee Break

 

General Session

Bashir Bello, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, Federal University, Gashua, Nigeria. Genetic relatedness of Fusarium verticillioides causing ear rot in quality protein maize

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

The Dangers of a Gluten-Free Diet

Nancy Knight, Director of Quality and Regulatory Compliance at Orgain, San Diego, CA, USA. Non-GMO Transparency: Understanding your Options

 

16:10-16:50 Poster Session

16:50-17:00 Awards and Certificates

17:00-17:15 Conference Closing

 

Please note: Schedule subject to change.

 

 

Exibitors that will be present at the conference:
  • BESO Biological Research Inc., 21660 Copley Dr. Ste# 180, Diamond Bar, CA 91767, USA. Based in CA, U.S.A. BESO develops nutritional products ranging from daily nutrition to supportive needs. Our products are made with 100% fermented foods that help increase bioavailability and improve nutrient absorption. Our formulation contains a natural (non-synthetic) bio-active compound called 13-Methyltetradecanoic acid.
  • Danem Dairy Products, Inc., Suleyman Demirel University Technopark, East Campus, 32260 Isparta, Turkey. Danem’s purpose is to protect, maintain and produce genuine kefir grains that contain all of the probiotic bacterial and yeast strains naturally found in traditional kefir. From these grains, we produce our traditional kefir product, Kefirzadem™, with no additives. Using our kefir grains produces kefir with the highest level of natural strains and a magnificent flavor. After a long academic research period, our significant scientific and technical knowledge was transferred to an industrial scale at Danem, Inc. Along with other patent-pending technology, Danem holds three patents on natural kefir and yogurt production from non-GMO, natural probiotic microflora. Danem is the first company in the world that produces significant amounts of non-GMO natural kefir grains, kefir starter culture, natural kefir from kefir grains as well as probiotic yogurt starter culture. Continued research indicates that consumption of our products can contribute significantly to improved health.
  • Food Science Publisher, 4659 Texas St, San Diego CA, USA. Food Science Publisher is especially interested in human clinical nutrition, functional food science and chronic disease aspects of the publishing field. The company specializes in publishing books in the field of food science, nutrition, functional foods and chronic diseases.
  • Vibrant America, 1021 Howard Avenue Suite B, San Carlos, CA 94070-4034, USA. Vibrant strives to become the leader in autoimmune diagnostics. Our platform allows us to provide results 4 days sooner than any other regional or specialized laboratory. We are committed to providing the best services and a clinically relevant menu of testing options to accommodate healthcare providers and their patients.
  • Lifeway Foods, Inc., 6431 West Oakton St. Morton Grove, IL 60053, USA. Lifeway Foods, America’s leading supplier of the probiotic fermented beverage known as kefir, is on a mission to provide the best probiotic and nutritious foods to consumers. Lifeway has also innovated several new ideas in the dairy industry by introducing breakthrough products. The company is committed to four ideals: all natural hormone and GMO-free ingredients, philanthropy, environmental responsibility, and local farming sustainability.
  • Osato Research Institute, 1956 Inatomi, Ono-cho, Ibi-gun, Gifu, 501-0501, Japan. Osato Research Institute works with universities and institutes around the world to support research on FFP® (Fermented Papaya Preparation) and its effect on healthy aging. One of their many goals to is to reduce medical costs associated with aging through preventative therapeutic strategies and education.