The International Scientific Conference on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Food and Function 2011, was held during 25th – 27th October 2011 in the university city of Kosice, Slovakia. The conference programme focused on current advances in the research of nutraceuticals and functional foods and their present and future role in maintaining health and preventing diseases.
Nutraceuticals and functional foods are intensively researched for their role in maintaining health and the preventing diseases. The science behind is growing rapidly not only because of the growing number of new substances or type of novel foods, but also while regulatory bodies require more and more evidence on efficacy, mode-of-action and safety.
The goal of the conference was to provide a scientific forum for all stakeholders of nutraceuticals, functional foods and enable interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge. The conference focused on the evidence-based benefits of nutraceuticals and functional foods.
At Food and Function 2011, leading scientists presented and discussed current advances in the research of nutraceuticals and functional foods. New scientific evidences that support or question the efficacy of already existing or prospective substances and applications was conferred. In addition novel compounds, controversial but scientifically solid ideas, approaches and visions were presented as well.
Food and Function 2011 was a networking event. A unique opportunity to meet all the stakeholders of nutraceuticals and funtional foods. Meet those who influenced the past, influence the present and most importantly will enable the future of nutraceuticals and functional foods by means of basic research, clinical trials or regulatory efforts. Initiation of cross-border cooperations between scientists and institutions was also facilitated during the conference.