26th International Conference of the FFC

Organization: Functional Food Center

Venue: San Diego Convention Center

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: May 09, 2019 End Date/Time: May 10, 2019
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2019
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 26, 2019
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The conference will be held at San Diego onMay 9-10, 2019. The 26th International Conference of Functional Food Center 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, as well as for health promotion.


111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego
United States


Functional Food Center
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego
United States

Conference Speakers

Garth Nicolson, Keynote Speaker, PhD

Kanakaraju Kaliannan MD

Danik Martirosyan, (Conference Co-Chairman) PhD., President

Akinori Yanaka, MD, PhD

Dragan M. Djuric, MD, PhD

Naranjan S. Dhalla, PhD, MD

Devendra K. Agrawal, Ph.D. Ph.D.

Vladimir Jakovljevic, MD, PhD

Grant Pierce, Professor

Bram Ramjiawan, PhD

Roberto Giovannoni, PhD

Longying Zha, PhD

Christine D. Wu, Ph.D.

Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D.

James R. Coughlin, PhD

Norman Hord, PhD, MPH, RD

Huifang Xie, PhD Student

Anureet Kaur, PhD

Gabriela Riscuta MD, CNS

Lyle Fried, Scientific Advisor

Melody Harwood

Sheila Wicks, MD, MBA

Sonia Morya, PhD

Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Hairong Cheng, PhD

Afrozul Haq

Asim K. Duttaroy, MD, PhD

Abdulrazzaque Qureshi

Heidi Lynch, PhD, RD

Simon Itsygin, PhD

Nole Tsabang

Carl Germano

Sanjay Singh

Harsheen Chaudhary

Bharat Bhushan, PhD

Ming Du, PhD

Belal J Muhialdin, PhD

Maria Bronze, MD, PhD

Tatiana Korolenko, PhD

Prakash Kondekar

Ulku Demirci, PhD

Di Wu, Ph.D. student

Ilkay Gok, PhD

Robert Rucker, PhD

Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, PHD Candidate

Hongyu Wang, MD

Tianying Wu,MD,PhD

Adebiyi Alexander, PhD

Hameed Khan, PhD

Sara Haddad Tabrizi, PhD

Exhibits included


Session 1: Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Nutraceuticals: Definition and the Status in Different Countries Session 2. Functional Food Ingredients: Sources and Potential Benefits in Public health Session 2: The Effects of Bioactive Molecules on Biomarkers of Chronic Diseases Session 3: The Effects of Nutrition and Functional Foods on Aging and Health Session 4: Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Session 5: Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases

  1. Functional Foods and Obesity
  2. Functional Foods and Diabetes
  3. Neurological Diseases
  4. Cardiovascular Diseases
  5. Functional Foods and Cancer
  6. Functional Foods and other Chronic Diseases

Session 6: Functional Foods with Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Diseases Session 7: Food Bioactive Compounds, Biomarkers, and Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging Session 8: Safety of the Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods Session 9: Biomarkers and Functional Food Session 10: Food Bioactive Compounds, Biomarkers, and Functional Foods: Promising Concept for Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging Session 11: Current Research & Development of New Functional Food Products: Session Organizer: Danik Martirosyan, PhD, FFC, Dallas, TX


Special Session 1: Functional Foods for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Special Session 2: Metabolic Syndrome. Session organizer:  Special Session 3: Immunonutrition. Session organizer: Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA Special session 4: Sports Nutrition and Functional Foods. Session organizer:  Special Session 5: Metabolic syndrome and gut microbiome. Session organizer: Session organizer: Kanakaraju Kaliannan, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusets General Hospital Special session 6: Vitamins, Nutrients and Nutritional Supplements In Cardiovascular Health and Dysfunction. Session organizer: Dragan M. Djuric, MD, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia Special Session 7: Dietitian's Point of View

You may suggest and organize your own special session.