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Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals in Chronic Disease: Science and Practice

12th International Conference: 
Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals in Chronic Diseases: Science and Practice

Our 12th International Conference is coming soon! On November 29, 2012 we will begin our 3 day symposium on Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals in Chronic Disease. This event will feature presentations from world-renowned experts in the field of medicine, research, and industries focusing on ways to enhance widely consumed foods in order to promote safe, healthy, alternative treatment methods, as well as a host of related topics on the subject.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for our upcoming 12th International Conference is quickly approaching! Since the abstract deadline will fall on a Sunday, participants who are interested in submitting oral or poster presentations may submit their abstracts until 5:00 PM, CDT, on Monday, October 15th, 2012.

Our Hosting Facility: Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Southern Methodist UniversityOur 12th International Conference will be presented by Functional Food Center, Inc. in conjunction with the Department of Biology at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, USA.  Home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, it is a distinguished, highly recognized campus which has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with "high research activity".

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Co-chairman: Steven B. Vik, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

Co-chairman: Chandra Mohan, MD, Professor, Walter M. and Helen D. Bader Professorship in Arthritis and Autoimmine Desease Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, USA

Co-chairman: Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhDProfessor, Saunders Family Chair in Neurology, Director, Center of Excellence for Novel Approaches to Neurotherapeutics Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Department of Neurology and Friedman Brain Institute, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Co-chairman: Garth Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology, President of Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, California, USA (A Nobel Prize nominee - Garth Nicolson is the world's leading authority on cellular medicine, author of more than 600 medical and scientific publications)

Chairman and Conference Organizer: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder of Functional Food Center  Dallas, TX, USA

At this time, we are expecting presentations from the following experts:

Asim K. Duttaroy, PhD, Professor
Cardio-protective factors in kiwifruits

Aman B. Upaganlawar, PhD,
Pomegranate fruit extracts ameliorates myocardial infarction induced by isoproterenol in rats: electrocardiographic, Biochemical, histopathological and anti-apoptotic study.

Anil Pareek, PhD
Nutrigenomics: The marriage between molecular biology and nutrition

Any Trihendarini,
Community Experiences in Hantap Leaf’s (Sterculia oblongata R. Brown) Extract Consumption
Bahrat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor
Spices as Functional Foods: Their Role in Inflammation Associated Chronic Diseases

Chandra Mohan, MD, PhD, Professor
Nutrition, Gene Expression, and Auto Immune Diseases

Chin Cheng Su, MD, PhD
Tanshinone IIA could inhibit human pancreatic cancer through inducing ER stress and inhibit TCTP expression

Christian Barnes, 
Tanshinone IIA could inhibit human pancreatic cancer through inducing ER stress and inhibit TCTP expression

Danik Martirosyn, PhD
Research and development of functional foods with bioactive compounds (Rose Hip and Soybean Sprouts)
Douglas Wilson, PhD
Perspectives on flavonoids in chronic disease prevention

Dudung Angkasa
Perspectives on flavonoids in chronic disease prevention
Edmund Li, PhD
Maternal bitter melon supplementation reversed tissue inflammatory responses induced by two-generation fructose exposure

Fahran Saeed, PhD
Bitter Melon (Momordica Charantia L.): Nutritional profile and therapeutic aspects

Ghosh Minakshi, PhD
Development of nutritionally enriched health beneficial peanut butter like spread products

Hafiz Suleria, PhD
Role of an aqueous garlic extract to mitigate hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia using rabbit experimental modeling
J. Ruth Wu-Wong, PhD
Can A Functional Food Treat Hyperphosphatemia in Chronic Kidney Disease?

Jayati Bhowal, PhD
Preparation of health beneficiary soy yogurt by incorporating Spirulina platensis

Kayode O Adebowale, PhD
Modification of African yam bean (Sphenostylis sternocarpa Hochst. (Ex A. Rich.) Harms) protein isolates: A source of novel functional protein for local food industry in Africa.

Kempohalli S. Chandrashekharaiah, PhD
Purification, characterization  and antifungal properties of trypsin inhibitor from the seeds of tribal pulse, Mucuna pruriens

Michael D. Roberts, PhD
Dose dependent effects of acute oral ATP feeding on blood flow prior to, during and following leg kicking exercise in rats

Anna Lisa Palange
Modulating the vascular behavior of metastatic breast cancer cells by Curcumin treatment

N. Ramachandra Swamy, PhD
Purification and characterization and fungal properties of trypsin inhibitor from the seeds of an underutilized legume, Mucuna pruriens

Pathirage Kamal Perera, PhD
Effect of Garlic and Bee’s honey mix (GBM) in experimental arthritis

Payam Moein, MD
The effect of Boswellia Serrata on neurorecovery following diffuse axonal injury

Qureshi Masroor Ali, MD
Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of Sufoof Jawahar Mohra   ( AUnani formulation ) in cases of HIV/ AIDS

Ramla Hamed Alobaidi, PhD
Influence of air pollution and ventilation type on development of sbs symptoms and oxidative stress 

Sabrina Hamri-Zeghichi, PhD
The effects of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids in the prevention of coronary heart disease

Sadako Nakamura, PhD
Effect of crystallized cellulose on suppression of transitory osmotic diarrhea induced by sugar substitutes

So Min, PhD,
The beneficial impact of rose hip extract on autoimmunity 

Steven B. Vik, PhD, Professor,
Mapping the Inhibition Site of Theaflavins on Respiratory Complex I 

Svetlana N. Radyuk, PhD
Dietary restriction, redox state and aging

Tian Fu, PhD,
The impact of plant derived triterpenoids on inflammatory autoimmunity 

Toru Takahashi, PhD
Function of fibers involving the glucose absorption in the small intestine

Tsuneyuki Oku, PhD
Invention of Hypoglycemic Confections Using Inhibitory Effect of Leaf Extractive of Morus alba for Carbohydrate Digestive Enzymes

V. Krishna Murthy, PhD
Purification and characterization and fungal properties of trypsin inhibitor from the seeds of an underutilized legume, Mucuna pruriens

Yosuke Nishitani, PhD
Induction of TNF receptor 

Many more abstracts have been accepted and still more are expected before the upcoming conference. Please be sure to reserve your space and complete your registration as soon as possible!

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Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds/ International Society of Functional, Medical and Bioactive Foods

This society was founded to build alliances between scientists, industry experts, and their peers from around the world in order to increase global awareness of functional and medical foods and improve the health and wellness of people worldwide. Due to the interest and unexpected opportunities that have arisen in the medical and nutrition industries since the initiation of this society, the board has collectively decided the current name no longer best describes our purpose. We would like to make this society more appealing and receptive to the inclusion of industry leaders from fields related to the research and development of functional foods and bioactive compounds. With this in mind, we would like to solicit suggestions from our readers on how we could better identify this society.

In our new name, we would like to convey our common focus of functional and medical foods, as well as bioactive compounds. We also want to emphasize the prestige and quality of our membership, and encourage the participation of qualified candidates. Please submit your suggestions by email to Dr. Danik Martirosyan at .

Current List of Society Organization Chairpersons:

Danik M. Martirosyan, Founder and CEO, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. He is the Chairman and Organizer of International Conferences in the series of "Functional Foods for the Prevention and Treamen of Chronic Diseases" since 2004 and Founder of Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Scientific Advisors:

Hoyoku Nishino, MD, PhD, Professor, Ritsumeikan University and Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan

George PerryPhD, Dean and Professor, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Hiroshi Yoshida, MD, PhD, Counselor, Japanese Society for Medical Use of Functional Foods, Deputy Director of Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital, Chiba, Japan

Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor, Saunders Family Chair in Neurology, Director, Center of Excellence for Novel Approaches to Neurotherapeutics, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor of Cancer Medicine (Biochemistry) and Chief, Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Chairman of Scientific Panel, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD, Professor, WHO-Center for Biotech and Traditional Medicine, University of Milano, Italy

Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Jacob Joseph, MD, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Mehdi Shakibaei, PhD, Professor, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Munich, Germany

Governmental Organization’s Advisers:

Uma Babu, PhD, US Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Srvices, Laurel, MD, USA

Robert W. Li, PhD, Professor, Research Molecular Biologist/Lead Scientist, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Belstville, USA

Expert Industry Advisors:

Roberto Crea, PhD, President and CEO, Creagri Inc. Hayward CA, USA

Bruce P. Burnett, PhD,
Director of Medical Education and S/Regulatory Affairs, Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Harunobu Amagase, PhD, Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of Free Life International Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA

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For further information about this year's Functional Food Conference, please contact:

Conference Organizing Committee
100 N.Central Exppy, Suite 522, Richardson TX, 75080, USA
866-464-6955 (toll free)

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