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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
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa   

Schedule of Events:

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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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