Welcome Message

The International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF) is pleased to welcome you to the 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, scheduled for December 10-13, 2023 at Sheraton Princess Kaiulana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

We have had a challenging few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic but resumed our in-person conference and exhibition last year in Istanbul, Turkey, with outstanding presentations and excellent participation from around the globe. 

At ISNFF Conferences and Exhibitions, there are annual awards for the Students’ Presentation Competition. The award is designed to encourage and highlight the relevant research carried out by students in different aspects of functional foods, nutraceuticals, and natural health products. The students who wish to participate in the competition must mention this on the abstract; from these, we select 20 based on their abstracts for 3 min flash presentation and a Q&A session. The students in this session will be informed of this when they pick up their conference material. On the basis of their delivery, a panel of judges will select a minimum of to receive the award that includes a plaque and a cheque. In addition, the Society has established the Fereidoon Shahidi Fellowship Award for an outstanding graduate student among the applicants/nominations. This year, the ISNFF is also having the Young Scientist Award, for those below the age of 40 and in their initial appointment and that includes a plaque and a cheque. Both the Fereidoon Shahidi and Young Scientist Award recipients will present their work during the conference. For relevant information on these awards please view the ISNFF website (www.isnff.org). 

Furthermore, there are Industry/Institution Merit Awards and Individual Merit Awards to recognize respective contributions to research and development and/or service to ISNFF. The society also has Fellow Award for 10+ years of members of the ISNFF for their exceptional R&D work and service to the ISNFF.

The exhibition at ISNFF complements its scientific meeting programs with products, services, and publications in the field of functional foods, nutraceuticals, and natural health products. For information about booth reservations, please complete the required form and contact ISNFF at isnffsecretary@gmail.com.

The sponsorship of the conference is open to interested parties at Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels as well as Luncheon sponsorship that includes an opportunity for the sponsor(s) to make a presentation(s) for their products and services. For information about these opportunities and further information, please contact ISNFF at isnffsecretary@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu and trust that we can once again meet our friends and could make new ones. In addition to the scientific sessions, you may participate in optional technical and/or scenic tours on December 14, 2023. The Gala Dinner is an optional event, which includes traditional Hawaii performances.

Conference Organizers,

Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi, Dr. Bradley Bolling, and Dr. Ronald Pegg 


Young Scientist (Early Courier) Award

The award will be presented for the first time in 2023.

The Award Consists of

A plaque,

Complimentary registration, and

USA $ 1,500 towards travel expenses. 


* The applicant/nominee must be below 40 years of age or within 10 years of their last degree graduation and in their initial appointment.

* The application of no longer than 2 pages must highlight exemplary achievements within the nutraceuticals and functional food area and be a member of ISNFF.

* Current curriculum vitae should be included along with 2 letters of support. 

* The recipient must be at the conference and give a presentation on their work.

Note: The package should be sent to Professor Chi-Tang Ho via ctho@sebs.rutgers.edu and copied to isnffsecretary@gmail.com.

Honorary & Plenary Speakers

(In alphabetical order)

* Click on the images to display biographies.

  • Dr. Chi-Tang Ho

    Plenary Speaker

    "Food Bioactives and their Metabolites"


  •  Dr. Colin Barrow

    "Sustainable Bioproducts to Promote a Circular Economy"


  • Dr. Trust Beta

    "Polyamines in food systems: a focus on their role in plants and human health"


  •  Dr. Keith Cadwallader

    "Flavour Challenges in Functional Foods"


  •  Dr. You-Jin Jeon

    "Application of Fish Processing By-products in Human Muscle Growth Functional Ingredients to Protect against Sarcopenia"


  •  Dr. Bo Jiang

    "New Non-reducing Dextrin Inhibits Maillard Reaction and Protects Drugs"


  •  Mr. Chris Krueger

    "Fraudsters Beware: Orthogonal Analytic Approaches to Prevent Adulteration of Nutraceuticals"


  •  Dr. Grant Pierce

    "Making the Case for Flaxseed as an Ideal Dietary Supplement "


  •  Dr. Kenji Sato

    "Bioactive Peptides in Food: High Activity upon Digestion but Low Bioavailability – Why?"


  •  Dr. Liangli (Lucy) Yu

    "Nutraceuticals and functional foods in reducing the risk of COVID 19"


  •  Dr. Chin-Kun Wang

    "Black Raspberry Improves Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Alzheimer Disease"


Registration Types & Fees

Until August 10, 2023
After August 10, 2023
Member $495 $575
Non-Member $575 $645
Student Member $225 $275
Student Non-Member $275 $325
Accompanying Person $100 $100
Exhibitor (Full Booth) $2,000 - 2 complementary registrations
Exhibitor (Table Top) $1,000 - 1 complimentary registration
Gala Dinner $95

 ⁃ Note to Canadian participants: Please use a conversion rate of 1.30

⁃ For Late and On-site Registrations, $100 will be added to the fees.

⁃  For registration, please download the Registration Form by clicking the button below, and send it to isnffsecretary@gmail.com after filling it out according to your registration preference.

⁃ Please note that the Exhibitor Registration Deadline is September 11, 2023.

 Conference Symposia

 We kindly invite academic personnel/faculty members, researchers, students as well as industry and government professionals interested in presenting their research findings as well as commercial developments in functional foods, nutraceuticals, natural health products, and dietary supplements or related topics, to participate in the ISNFF 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition. The topics of interest include but are not limited to, those listed below.

Selected topics from oral and poster presentations will be considered for publication in the Journal of Food Bioactives (the official journal of ISNFF), published by ISNFF & Associates (http://www.isnff-jfb.com/index.php/JFB).


This main symposium recognizes the lifetime contributions and services of Professor Dr. Chi-Tang Ho of Rutgers University to the discipline of Food Chemistry, Nutraceuticals, and Functional Foods and the ISNFF. All colleagues and friends are invited to participate in and contribute to this important event.

 *Three-minute flash presentation student competition"


 ・Fermented Foods and Beverages

・Fruits and Vegetables

・Botanicals, Herbals, and Extract Supplements

・Marine Products

・Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa

・Soy and Legumes, Other Seeds and Spices

・Cannabis & Cannabinoids in Food, Beverages & Supplements


 ・Human Studies of Food Bioactives

・Bioactive Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

・Functional Carbohydrates

・Functional Lipids

・Carotenoids and Other Natural Pigments


・Sulphur Compounds

・Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics, and gut microbiota

・Vitamins and Minerals


 ・Gastrointestinal Health and Diseases


・Allergy and Immune Modulation

・Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity and Diabetes

・Cardiovascular Health・Brain, Skin, and Bone Health

・Muscle Atrophy and Locomotive Syndrome

・Cancer Chemoprevention

・Nutritional Regulation of Epigenetics

・Antioxidant and Redox Regulation

・Food Factors and their Molecular Targets

・Chronobiology and Nutrition/Food

・Exosome and MicroRNA




・Omic Technologies (Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Proteomics) and other Analytical Methods, including in silico and molecular modeling



・Taste, Olfaction, and Sensory Aspects

・R&D of Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, and Dietary Supplements

The Important Dates

 Registration and Abstract Submission Start Date

March 15, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline

August 1, 2023

(ABSTRACTS are still accepted for a limited time to accommodate those returning from vacation.!)

Early Bird Registration Deadline

August 10, 2023

Regular Registration Deadline

October 6, 2023

Exhibitor Registration Deadline

September 11, 2023

 International Advisory Board

 Dr. Cesarettin Alasalvar (Turkey)

Dr. Rotimi Aluko (Canada) 

Dr. Hitoshi Ashida (Japan)

Dr. Debasis Bagchi (USA) 

Dr. Colin Barrow (Australia) 

Dr. Bradley Bolling (USA)

Dr. Rong Cao (Tsao) (Canada)

Dr. Hongda Chen (USA)

Dr. Zhen-Yu Chen (Hong Kong)

Dr. Adriano C. de Camargo (Chile) 

Dr. Chi-Tang Ho (USA) 

Dr. Casie Ho (USA)

Dr. Charles Hu (USA)

Dr. Guangwei Huang (USA)

Dr. Amin Ismail (Malaysia)

Dr. You-Jin Jeon (Korea)

Dr. Bo Jiang (China)

Dr. Swati Kalgaonkar (USA)

Dr. Paul Kroon (UK)

Dr. Shiming Li (USA)

Dr. Yoshinori Mine (Canada)

 Dr. Kazuo Miyashita (Japan)

Dr. Christine Morand (France)

Dr. Akira Murakami(Japan)

Dr. Min-Hsiung Pan (Taiwan)

Dr. Ronald B. Pegg (USA) 

Dr. Pingfan Rao (China)

Dr. Shenming Sang (USA)

Dr. Kenji Sato (Japan)

Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi (Canada) 

Dr. Young-Joon Surh (Korea) 

Dr. Pierre Villneuve (France)

Dr. Chin-Kun Wang (Taiwan)

Dr. Daoying Wang (China)

Dr. Jiankang Wang (China)

Dr. Hanny Wijaya (Indonesia)

Dr. Jianping Wu (Canada)

Dr. Rickey Yada (Canada)

Dr. Gow-Chin Yen (Taiwan)

Dr. Liangli Yu (China & USA)

Dr. Jerzy Zawistowski (Canada)

Dr. Dayong Zhou (China)

 Conference Organizers

Drs. F.Shahidi, B.Bolling & R.B.Pegg

Conference Venue

 Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

The conference and exhibition will be held at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel located at 120 Kaiulani Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA (Phone: +1 808-922-5811).

For reservation, please make sure you mentioned 'ISNFF' to take advantage of the special rates, while our room allocation is still available.

 2023 Exhibitor Prospectus


 ・About Honolulu, Oahu

Hawaii’s Weather 

Airports serving Honolulu 

Getting Around Honolulu and Oahu 

About the Conference Hotel and Conference/Exhibition Site 

Some Things to do on Oahu 

About the ISNFF Exhibition 

Who Should Exhibit? 

Exhibitor Details & Deadlines

Payment, Allotment, Cancellation, and Indemnification

An Exhibition Booth Provides the Following Marketing Opportunities 

Who Will Attend?