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FFC’s 31st Conference and EXPO

Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Modern and Medieval Approaches

31st International Conference of FFC - 19th International Symposium of ASFFBC

September 29th - October 1st, 2023, The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute in Yerevan, Armenia (In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event)

FFC's 31st International Conference

Functional Food Center is pleased to announce its 31st International Conference "Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Modern and Medieval Approaches.". The conference will be held at The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute in Yerevan, Armenia (In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event) on September 29th - October 1st, 2023.  This conference will bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the usage of functional foods with bioactive compounds as dietary interventions for chronic and viral diseases, such as COVID-19. The conference is organized by Functional Food Center-FFC (Dallas, TX, USA), Functional Food Institute-FFI (San Diego, CA, USA), The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute (Yerevan, Armenia), The National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, International Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC), The Journal of "Functional Foods in Health and Disease" (FFHD), The Journal of "Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease" (BCHD) and The Journal of Functional Food Science (FFS).

FFC's 31st International Conference will also examine all aspects of SARS CoV-2 infection prevention and management, including non-pharmaceutical interventions, as well as active and passive immunization.

Main Conference Topics and Sessions

  • Definition of Functional Foods, classification and Regulation: Japan, USA, and EU
  • Traditional Healthy Food and Medicine in Armenia
  • Diet and Traditional Healthy Foods in Different Countries
  • Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds for Viral Diseases
  • Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds for the Management of Chronic Diseases
  • Diet and Functional Foods in Healthy Aging
  • Discovery, Sources, Potential Health Benefits, and Safety Aspects of Bioactive Compounds
  • Effect of physical methods (laser, plasma, electric field) and functional foods on chronic diseases
  • Research and Development of New Functional Food Products for Chronic and Infectious Diseases and for General Health

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

Call for Abstracts:

Share your research with a global audience through the FFC 31st International Conference! Abstract submission deadline is February 28th, 2023, 5 pm (PST). The entire abstract should have a maximum of 1000 words. Please use Times New Roman Font 12 for the entire abstract.

Submit your abstract to be considered for an opportunity to showcase your work along with other leaders from the fields of medicine and food science during this event in a short or regular presentation. You will also have the opportunity to answer audience questions in real-time.

Short Presentations: 7 minutes

Regular Presentations: 20 Minutes

Special and Keynote Presentations: 25-30 Minutes

Decisions on selection will be promptly communicated to the authors via e-mail. All contributions will be reviewed by organizing committee members, 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.

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).

Poster Presentation Recommendations:

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 (Abstract book), 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 February 28, 2023: 75% refund; before May 28, 2023: 50% refund; after May 28, 2023: No refund (but you can transfer your ticket to another co-worker). 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 are in USD

Registration Type Sep 1st, 2022 to Jan 1st, 2023 Early Bird Fee Jan 1st to Apr 1st, 2023
Student M* / N** 95.00 / 125.00 115.00 / 145.00
Regular Registration Rate M* / N** 295.00 / 395.00 395.00 / 495.00
Exhibitors (2m x 3m) *** 595.00 695.00
Abstract Publication Fee 49.00 49.00

*M: Members of Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds; **N: Nonmembers(N); ***If an exhibitor wants a larger space, they can rent bigger space (cost of one square meter space is 100 US dollar)

For more details please see our conference brochure.

Paper Submission:

  • Abstract submission deadline is February 28th, 2023, 5 pm.
  • Full-text papers (full review or research articles) for oral presentations or posters will receive 75% discount for the article publication fee. Please note that the submission of full text papers are mandatory for oral presenters. Please review the author guidlenes before submitting your article. We will chose your article for publication in the following 3 open-access, peer-reviewed journals in accordance to your article content and other parameters: 1. The Journal of "Functional Foods in Health and Disease" (FFHD), is indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. 2. The Journal of "Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease" (BCHD) is indexed in Scopus. 3. The Journal of Functional Food Science (FFS) will be submitted for Scopus indexing for 2022. Full-text paper submission deadline is August 1st, 2023.
  • Power Points for oral presentations should be submitted before September 21st, 2023.

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.