Conference Information

   Date:  28, November - 1, December, 2019
   Venue: Kobe Convention Center
   Co-organized by:
     The Japanese Society for Food Factors (JSoFF)
   Official Language: English

Organizing Committee
ICPH Presidents
    Hitoshi Ashida (Kobe Univ.)
    Kayoko Shimoi (Univ. of Shizuoka) 
ICPH Vice Presidents
    Naomi Osakabe (Shibaura Inst. Tech.)
    Mariko Uehara (Tokyo Univ. of Agric.)
    Yoshimasa Nakamura (Okayama Univ.)
ICPH Secretary General
    Kaeko Murota (Shimane Univ.)

Focusing Area

Basic and Human Studies to Reach Our Goal
・Bioavailability and Metabolism
・Biomarkers: Analytical Methods and Usability Molecular Targets
・Target Tissues, Brain-gut-axis and Microflora

・Disease Prevention:
  Aging, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes
・Health Promotion
・Sports and Athletic Performance
・Polyphenols in Japanese and Asian Foods

・Learning from Non-polyphenol Compounds

Important Dates

Registration/abstract submission opens:  Mar. 1, 2019
Early-bird registration deadline:  Aug. 1, 2019
Abstract submission deadline:  Jun. 30, 2019
Regular registration deadline: Oct. 31, 2019

Conference Fees

ICPH (Nov. 28 - Dec. 1)
     Early-bird Regular  45,000 JPY
     Regular   55,000 JPY
     Early-bird Student 25,000 JPY

     Student  30,000 JPY 
ICPH/ICoFF/ISNFF (Nov. 28 -Dec. 5)
     Early-bird Regular  80,000 JPY
     Early-bird Student  40,000 JPY
     *Early-bird: Before Aug. 1, 2019  

Sponsorship Opportunities 

     We have several sponsorship opportunities for sponsors to promote their companies. Details of available packages/items can be found in “Sponsors Opportunities”. If you would like to join us as a sponsor, please fill in the application form(s) and email them to Registration Secretariat.

ICoFF2019/ISNFF2019/ICPH2019 Registration Secretariat
     c/o JTB Communication Design Inc., Meeting & Convention Business Unit

About KOBE

     Kobe is located in the mid-west of Japan, a region known as Kansai. The city offers easy access for overseas visitors, with Kansai International Airport being the closest international gateway to Kobe. Shinkansen trains, popularly known as ‘Bullet’ trains, are easily accessible from Shin-Kobe Station and the journey from Tokyo, for example, only takes three hours.
     The population of Kobe is a little over 1.5M (as of December, 2015), which makes it the 6th- largest city in Japan. Over 44,500 foreigners and more than 1,800 students from 117 countries, including China, South Korea, the U.S.A., and Vietnam, live here. With such an international background, the city has flourished as a key trading port in Japan. The average annual temperature is 17.3℃, with a range of -0.9℃ to 36.0℃ reported in 2015, while the annual rainfall was 1,500 mm, which means that it is generally very comfortable with a mild winter and a relatively cool summer for Japan, where the four seasons are quite distinct.
     Kobe is known as a city with its own unique flavor and an exotic atmosphere, which has been influenced by the various foreign cultures it has attracted. The city is blessed with natural beauty including Mt. Rokko and the Seto Inland Sea. It is well known for its gourmet delights, such as Kobe Beef and confectionary, as well as Japanese sake and wine. It is also known as the fashion center of Japan, which gives the city a very sophisticated image. As a result, Kobe is one of the most popular cities for sightseeing in Japan with its many wonderful places to visit, not the least of which is Arima, one of Japan’s oldest and most famous hot springs located in the north of the city.