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Evaluating Bioactive Food Components in Obesity and Cancer Prevention

Forms: 2013 BFC Conference Application
2013 BFC Conference Brochure
Attendance: Space is limited.  
Dates: Friday, September 27, 2013 - Sunday September 29, 2013
Location: Holiday Inn Resort, Ft Walton Beach
573 Santa Rosa Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548
800-238-8686
Fax: 850-244-5926

Booking Code: UAB BFC Conference
Overview: While food has long been known to influence and improve human health, recent scientific advances and nutritional innovations in food product development have aided the development of designer foods with increased concentrations of bioactive food components (BFCs). The potential benefits, potential harms, and widespread consumer use of foods with bioactive components (sometimes called 'functional foods') are all of great public health interest. While food has long been known to influence human health, recent scientific advances and innovations in product development have aided the development of designer foods with increased concentrations of bioactive food components (BFCs). This multidisciplinary conference on BFCs will emphasize conceptual and methodological challenges, as well as the issues relating to social communication, ethical, and regulatory issues. The meeting will provide participants a thorough state-of-the-science update and critical discussion regarding: (a) The conceptual and methodologic issues involved in studying bioactive food components; (b) The similarities in the underlying issues involved in studying putatively positive and negative effects of BFCs; (c) Evidence for and postulated mechanisms of selected BFCs with respect to their putative effects on cancer, and obesity; and (d) Ethical and social communication issues involved in studying and presenting findings on BFCs to the scientific community, regulatory bodies, and the general public. Widespread consumer use of bioactive components in foods and supplements in health promotion and disease prevention is of great public health interest. In light of the increasing market penetration of such foods, assessing the health effects of BFCs in obesity and cancer prevention demands an ongoing dialogue among academia, industry, and the government to thoroughly address the opportunities and challenges in evaluating the safety and efficacy of BFCs for promoting human health.
 
Organizing
Committee:

David Allison, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
  Kristi Crowe, PhD, RD, LD
Kristi Crowe, PhD, RD, LD
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Schedule of Events:

DATE TIME SPEAKER/MODERATOR TOPIC VIDEO
Day1
September 27
2013
8:00 - 8:05 David B. Allison, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham Announcements/Business  
I. State of the Science: Addressing the Methodological Issues and Research Integrity in Evaluating BFCs in Functional and Dysfunctional Foods
8:05 - 8:10 Michelle Bohan Brown, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Overview by Moderator  
8:10 - 8:40 Mario Ferruzzi, PhD, Purdue University Introduction: Update on the existing challenges in characterizing the benefit of BFCs video
8:40 - 9:10 Yao-Wen Huang, PhD, University of Georgia Lessons learned from dysfunctional foods video
9:10 - 9:40 Michael Lefevre, PhD, Utah State University Determination of bioactivity and the need for valid endpoints or biomarkers video
9:40 - 10:05 All speakers led by Moderator Panel Discussion  
10:05 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:20 Steven Schwartz, PhD, Ohio State University Overview by Moderator  
10:25 - 10:55 Shengmin Sang, PhD, North Carolina State University Assessing the effects of BFC using cellular models: stability and bioavailability issues video
10:55 - 11:25 Elizabeth Jeffery, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Addressing the differences in bioavailability of BFC video
11:25 - 11:55 Susanne Talcott, PhD, Texas A&M University Whole foods versus BFC of foods:  What do animal models tell us? video
11:55 - 12:25 Stephen D. Anton, PhD, University of Florida Designing human studies of BFC effects and taking behavioral and psychological aspects into account video
12:25 - 12:50 All speakers led by Moderator Panel Discussion  
12:50 - 2:00 Lunch
II. Overview of Functional Food Development and the Legal and Social Issues Surrounding Marketing and Consumer Perception
2:00 - 2:05 Fergus Clydesdale, PhD, UMass Amherst Overview by Moderator  
2:05 - 2:35 Jason Locasale, PhD, Cornell University Quantitative metabolomics and mathematical models for biomarker discovery video
2:35 - 3:05 Ralphenia D. Pace, PhD, RD, LD., Tuskegee University Development and use of BFCs consistent with cultural preferences video
3:05 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:45 Kristi Crowe, PhD, RD, LD University of Alabama Selecting the right compound and concentration for product development video
3:45 - 4:15 All speakers led by Moderator Panel Discussion  
III. Panel Discussion
4:15 - 5:00  All Day One Speakers.    
DATE TIME SPEAKER/MODERATOR TOPIC VIDEO
Day2
September 28
2013
8:00 - 8:05 David B. Allison, Ph.D., UAB Announcements/Business  
IV. Role of Bioactive Food Components in Obesity, Diabetes, and Weight Loss
8:05 - 8:10 Tonia Schwartz, PhD, UAB Overview by Moderator  
8:10 - 8:40 Agnes Rimando, PhD, USDA-ARS National Center for Natural Products Research Phytochemicals and Metabolic Syndrome Video not
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8:40 - 9:10 Naima Moustaid-Moussa, PhD, Texas Tech University Nutrient-gene interactions in obesity video
9:10 - 9:40 David B. Allison, PhD, UAB Design and Analysis in BFCs weight loss trials video
9:40 - 10:10 All speakers led by Moderator Panel Discussion  
10:10 - 10:20 Break
V. Poster Session
10:20 - 11:50      
11:50 - 1:00 Lunch
VI. Role of Bioactive Food Components in Cancer Prevention, Development and Progression
1:00 - 1:05 Cesar G. Fraga, PhD, University of California, Davis Overview by Moderator  
1:05 - 1:35 Johanna Lampe, PhD, RD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Phytochemicals, Food, Chemoprevention, and Cancer Risk video
1:35 - 2:05 Esther A. Guzman, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University BFCs from the Sea: Marine Organisms as Cancer Preventing Agents video
2:05 - 2:35 Wendy DeMark-Wahnefried, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Complexities of using functional foods in clinical trials: Lessons from a Phase II study of Flaxseed in Prostate Cancer video
2:35 - 2:45 Break
2:45- 2:50 Daniel Romo, PhD, Texas A&M University Overview by Moderator  
2:50 - 3:20 Benito O. de Lumen, PhD, University of California, Berkeley Lunasin:  a Cancer Preventive Seed Peptide video
3:20 - 3:50 Balakrishna L. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., University of Miami Anticancer BFCs:  Translating from cells, to animals, to humans video
3:50 - 4:20 All speakers led by Moderator Panel Discussion  
VII. Panel Discussion
4:20 - 5:10  All Day 2 Speakers.    
DATE TIME SPEAKER/MODERATOR TOPIC VIDEO
Day 3
September 29
2013
8:00 - 8:05 David B. Allison, Ph.D., UAB Announcements/Business  
IV. Role of Bioactive Food Components in Obesity, Diabetes, and Weight Loss
8:05 - 8:10 Lolita Forrest, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Overview by Moderator  
8:10 - 8:40 James Kaput, PhD, Nestle Health Sciences Nutrigenomics and BFCs: the potential for personalized nutrition video
8:40 - 9:10 Leonard L. Williams, PhD, North Carolina A&T University The effect of BFCs on the survival and virulence of food-borne pathogens video
9:10 - 9:40 Steven Zeisel, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Omic approaches in evaluating bioactive food components video
9:40 - 10:10 All speakers led by Moderator Panel Discussion  
10:10 - 10:20 Break
IX. Final Thoughts
10:20 - 11:00 David Allison and Kristi Crowe    

 


Contact Information:

Logistics: Jeff Allison
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Nutrition Obesity Research Center
1700 University Boulevard, LHL 454
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9675
Fax: (205) 975-7560
Email: norc@uab.edu
  Scientific: David B. Allison, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1665 University Blvd, RPHB 420C
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9169
Email: dallison@uab.edu

Scientific: Kristi Crowe, PhD, RD, LD
409 Russell
Department of Human Nutrition
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Phone: (205) 348-6173
Email: kcrowe@ches.ua.edu


Funded by the by the National Cancer Institute and the Office of the Director, NIH -  Grant Number 1R13CA168347-01A1, and the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center.

Sponsors:

Nutrition Obesity Research Center,
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Women, members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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