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29th International Conference of FFC

Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 29th International Conference "Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds for Chronic and Viral Diseases". The conference will be held at Ramada Hotel, Yerevan, Armenia on October 8-10, 2020. 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 Functional Food Center (Dallas, TX, USA), Functional Food Institute (San Diego,CA, USA), International Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds, The journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease, The journal of Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease and Center of Traditional and Alternative Medicine "AltMed", Center of Surgery, Yerevan, Armenia

Conference Sessions

1. The Status of Functional Foods in Japan, the United States, and Other Countries

2. Functional Foods Ingredients Market

3. Sources and Potential Benefits of Functional Foods in Public Health

4. Traditional Armenian Herbal Medicines

5. Traditional Mediterranean and European Herbal Medicines

6. Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases

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

8. Other Sessions

For more details about the Sessions and main conference topics, please visit conference Topics and Sessions page.

Call for Abstracts:

The abstract submission will be open from March 15th, 2020. The entire abstract should have a maximum of 1,000 words, up to three pages (including references). There is no up-front fee for submitting a conference abstract. Once the abstract is generally accepted for the conference, the corresponding/first author is responsible to pay the abstract publication fee of $49. First authors are expected to register, pay the conference and abstract fee, and present the paper (if submission is accepted). In the case of an emergency and the author(s) are unable to attend the conference, they are required to pay an abstract publication fee of $99. Decisions on selection will be promptly communicated to the authors via e-mail. All contributions will be reviewed, and accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings book. Please email your abstract as an attachment to ffc@functionalfoodscenter.net. Please review our abstract sample.

There is no charge for the withdrawal of an abstract before May 1st, 2020. In the case that the first author cannot attend the conference and present, he or she must contact the conference organizing committee via e-mail, to provide notification of withdrawal or to request a substitute presenter. Withdrawals must be received before May 1st, 2020. Please note: Abstracts withdrawn after May 1st, 2020, will be published and the first author will be expected to pay the abstract publication fee. The conference does not provide financial support nor registration fee waivers for any presentations.

Instructions for Poster Presenters:

Poster presentations allow the audience to get a clear visual of the presenters' work in a simple format. The reasonable size for posters is 2.5 feet width(76.2 Centimeter), 3.5 feet height(106.68 Centimeter). We recommend the following sections on the poster: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Tables, Figures, Results, and Conclusions. For more information about poster sessions, please click here.

Registration Fees:

The registration fee will cover the Conference Proceedings book (Print or PDF option), 12-month membership to the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds. Each registration allows the registrant to present up to 3 accepted abstracts maximum. Registration includes access to the entire program and Expo, presentation materials and networking with expert speakers and organizing committee members.

Cancellation Policy: Before May 1st, 2020: 75% refund; before July 1st, 2020: 50%refund; after August 1st, 2020: No refund. Reimbursements will be sent after the conference. Notice of cancellation of registration must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat. All refunds will be provided after the conference within 14 days.

You may click here to make a payment for the conference registration fee.


Conference registration fees:

Registration fees are in US dollars . To make a payment please click here:

Registration Type March 1st to May 1st, 2020 May 1st to July 1st, 2020
Student 75.00 125.00
Governmental Representatives 295.00 395.00
Academic (Researchers at Universities) 395.00 495.00
Food and Medical Industry 495.00 595.00
Exhibitors (1 Table with 2 chairs) 595.00 645.00
***EXPO Only 15.00 25.00
Abstract Publication Fee 49.00 49.00
Evening Networking 50.00 50.00

*M: Members of Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds; **N: Nonmembers(N); ***"Exhibits Only" registration allows access to the exhibit room only (Certificates for the membership of ASFFBC, lunches, refreshments, and conference book not included). Members will get 20% discount.

Please note: space at this conference is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program (MS, PhD or MD) are eligible for the Student Discount rate. When you register for the conference, you must enter your mentor's name and Email address during checkout to verify your student status.

For more details please see our conference brochure.

Paper Submission:

  • The abstract submission deadline is July 1st, 2020.
  • Full-text papers for oral presentations or posters submitted before September 1st, 2020 will receive 50% discount for article publication fee. Please review author guidlenes before submitting your article.
  • Power Points for oral presentations should be submitted before October 1st, 2020.

Please note that the program and sessions are subject to change. For more information about the conference, please contact us by e-mail at ffc@functionalfoodscenter.net. For international calls, please use: 469-441-8272, Toll free: 1-866-202-0487