Highlight topics


1        Functional foods definition and the  status of functional foods in Asia and other countries

2        Bioactive compounds in foods for prevention and management of NCDs

3        Food bioactive substances: Antioxidants, pre-and pro-biotics, and omega fatty acids

4        Functional foods and obesity and diabetes

5        Functional foods and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)

6        Functional foods and cancer

7        The effects of nutrition and functional foods on aging and health

8        Safety and the bioactive compounds, nutraceuticals and functional foods

9        Current research and development of new functional foods and markets

Highlight topics

  • Global functional foods: Innovation management, the commercialization process
  • The effects of nutrition and foods against obesity, diabetes,  cardiovascular diseases, cancer and  aging
  • Waste to money: Megatrend for nutraceutical and cosmeceutical in the future
  • Asian traditional foods as functional foods
  • Traditional healthy foods and beverages : Tempe in Indonesia, giseng and kimchi in South Korea,  green tea in Japan 
  • Ingredient trends of functional foods 2018 : astraxanthine, omega-3 fatty acids, stevioside, 
  • Functional foods for brain memory and cognitive promotion
  • Prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics: Regulations and health claim
  • Probiotics for human health innovations, and emerging trends
  • Research trends in prebiotics and its applications
  • Regulation of dietary supplement in Thailand and Asia
  • Current situation and trends of functional foods in Asia
  • Trends in brain development studies of children supplemented with functional foods
  • Future research and development of new functional food
See more in  the program.

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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


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