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Mon of 22 - Wed of 24 January 2018

Innovation of Functional Foods in Asia (IFFA)

Functional Foods : Trends in Research and Markets

12.5 CCPE credits for Pharmacists







Welcome to University of Phayao
To attend the First International Conference on Innovation of Functional Foods in Asia (IFFA):Functional Foods: Trends in Research and Markets

Dear colleagues and friends,

          On behalf of the organizing committee, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the First International Conference of “Innovation of Functional Foods in Asia (IFFA)” on Jan. 22-24, 2018, jointly hosted by University of Phayao (UP), and Society for Free Radical Research-Thai (SFRR-Thai). The focus of our conference theme will be “Trends in Research and Markets of Functional Foods” as recently reported by Grand View Research in their website. During 2014 - 2024, Asia-Pacific region seems to be the leading one for the  market size of functional foods.

          Opportunities and challenges, a functional food is defined as foods and food components that provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition (for the intended population), for examples may include: conventional foods; fortified, enriched, or enhanced foods; and dietary supplements.

          Functional foods also provide essential nutrients beyond quantities necessary for normal maintenance, growth, and development, and/or provide other biologically active components that impart health benefits or desirable physiological effects.

          While food has long been used to improve health, our knowledge of the relationship between food components and health is now being used to improve food. Strictly speaking, all foods are functional, in that it provides energy and nutrients necessary for survival. But the term “functional food” in use today conveys health benefits that extend far beyond mere survival. Food and nutrition science has moved from identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies to designing foods that promote optimal health and reduce the risk of disease.

          We sincerely hope that this conference will help all of us explore ways in which the intersection of genomics and molecular nutrition presents the opportunities to understand nutrient effects and individual variability in response to diet; this understanding has the potential to revolutionize diet, the nutrition and food products.

          In addition, virtually enveloped by mountains and valleys, Phayao is a peaceful province. Though it has only modest facilities and conveniences, Phayao and  Kwan Phayao is an enchanting community with outstanding natural beauty and fascinating religious sites. Dating back more than 900 years, Phayao used to be an independent state before it became a part of the Lanna Thai kingdom in mid-14th century. Today, Phayao is a laid-back town surrounded by lush natural beauty. The Phayao lakeside strip of bars and restaurants is a perfect place to unwind and plan journeys into the countryside, within which many hill tribe communities retain much of their traditional lifestyles.

          We wish you all an enjoyable and stimulating conference. Thank you for your participation and looking forward to seeing you in the IFFA2018 conference. 

Prof. Dr. Mondhon Sanguansermsri
President,University of Phayao

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Maitree Suttajit
Chair of Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Nison Sattayasai
Dean, School of Medical Sciences

* Photos and  VDO: here

EVALUATION FORM: Your valuable comments are needed!

Dear all IFFA 2018 speakers and participants,


On behalf of the IFFA 2018 organizing committee, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to you all for your attending the first IFFA 2018 on Jan 22nd-24th, 2018 at University of Phayao, Thailand. We hope that you all enjoy yourself and found the conference informative and worthwhile.

In order to make our future conferences even more successful, we value and appreciate receiving your comments and suggestions giving  the online evaluation. Your feedback is important to us and the next conference organization. Please click here to complete the evaluation.

Thank you once again. We greatly appreciate the time, effort, and attention you are giving to this process.


We looking forward to receiving your valuable comments.


Best regards,


Wittaya Chaiwangyen

Secretariat of IFFA 2018

Tel. +66 93 159 0017


* Photos and  VDO: here

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