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Scientific Program

2014 International Garlic Symposium
Role of Garlic in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Metabolic Syndrome and Immunology
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA, USA (March 4-6)

At a Glance (Feb4)


Tuesday, March 4, 2014
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Grand Lawn
14:00 –                       Registration
18:00 –                       Reception (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Monarch Ballroom

07:30 –

Opening Remark
08:40 – 08:50           Matthew Budoff (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, USA)

SESSION 1   Overview of Garlic and Health
08:50 – 09:40           Chair, Khalid Rahman (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)

O-1      The History of Garlic in Medicinal Use
                                  Mark Blumenthal (American Botanical Council, USA)
O-2      Garlic for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Immunity: An Overview
                                  Karin Ried (National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Australia)

09:40 – 10:00           Break

SESSION 2   Isolation and Functions of Bioactive Constituents in Garlic
10:00 –11:15             Chair, Junji Terao (Tokushima University, Japan)

O-3      Food Functions of Garlic-derived Sulfur Compounds
                                    Toyohiko Ariga (Nihon University, Japan)
O-4      Discovery of Garlic’s Molecules Targeting Chemosensory Recognition and Oxidative Stress
                                    Thomas Hofmann (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
O-5      Biosynthesis and Profiling of Specialized Sulfur-containing Metabolites in Garlic
                                    Kazuki Saito (Chiba University, Japan)

SESSION 2 Panel Discussion
11:15 – 11:35            Chair, Thomas Hofmann (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

11:35 – 13:00            Lunch

SESSION 3   Luncheon Lecture
12:00 – 12:30            Chair, Carmia Borek, PhD (Tufts University, USA)

              Garlic and Stress
                                   Daniel J. Crisafi (pH Santé Beauté, Canada)

SESSION 4   Cardiovascular Basic Studies
13:00 –14:15             Chair, Karin Ried (National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Australia)

O-6      Cardioprotective Actions of Garlic-derived Polysulfides
                                    David J. Lefer (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, USA)
O-7      Aged Garlic Extract and Inhibition of Platelet Aggregation, The Inside Story!
                                    Khalid Rahman (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
O-8      Aged Garlic Extract Inhibits Key Pathophysiological Processes in the Development of Atherosclerosis
                                    Norbert Weiss (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)

14:15 – 14:35            Break

SESSION 5   Cardiovascular Clinical Studies
14:35–15:25             Chair, Takami Oka (Wakunaga Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan)

O-9      Aged Garlic Extract at Heart Trial: Our Past and Present Clinical Studies
                                    Karin Ried (National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Australia)
O-10   Preventive Effects of Garlic against Cardiovascular Disease
                                    Matthew Budoff (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, USA)

SESSION 4 & 5 Panel Discussion
15:25 – 15:45            Chair, Matthew Budoff (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, USA)

SESSION 6   Poster Presentation
15:45 –18:00             Chair, Norbert Weiss (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)

Thursday, March 6th
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Monarch Ballroom

SESSION 7   Immune Regulation & Metabolic Syndrome (I)
08:00–09:40            Chair, Susan S. Percival (University of Florida, USA)

O-11   The Role of Adiponectin in Cardiometabolic Diseases
                                  Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo (FOSCAL, University of Santander, Colombia)
O-12   The Effects of Aged Garlic Extract on the Regression of Coronary Plaque in Patients with
           Metabolic Syndrome on Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography: Prospective Randomized Study
                                  Matthew Budoff (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, USA)
O-13   Inhibition of Glycation by Aged Garlic Extract: Relevance to Diabetic Complications
                                  Nessar Ahmed (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
O-14   Aged Garlic Extract Ameliorates Abnormal Fatty Acid Metabolism in Insulin Resistant Model
                                   Toshio Maeda (University of Shizuoka, Japan)

SESSION 7 Panel Discussion
09:40 –10:00             Chair, Nessar Ahmed (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

10:00 – 10:20            Break

SESSION 8   Immune Regulation & Metabolic Syndrome (II)
10:20 –11:40             Chair, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo (FOSCAL, University of Santander, Colombia)

O-15   Inflammation and Immunity: A Role for Garlic Products
                                    Susan S. Percival (University of Florida, USA)
O-16   Bioavailability and Potential Biological Activities of Caffedymine Analogues Found in Garlic
                                     Jae B. Park (United States Department of Agriculture, USA)
O-17   Garlic Influences Gene Expression In Vivo and In Vitro
                                   Craig S. Charron (United States Department of Agriculture, USA)

SESSION 8 Panel Discussion
11:40 – 12:00            Chair, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo (FOSCAL, University of Santander, Colombia)

Closing Remark
12:00 – 12:10            Susan S. Percival (University of Florida, USA)


Guidelines for Oral Presentations

[For Chairpersons]

  • Please take the chairperson’s standby seat in the room at least 20 minutes before the beginning of your session.
  • Chairpersons are asked to remain within the time allotted for the session and each presentation.
  • During the Q&A period, please ask people with questions and/or comments to stand in line by the microphone in advance.

[For Oral Presenters]

  • Oral Presentations can only be made with Windows.
  • Slide projectors are not available.
  • OS and application are as follows:

OS: Windows 7
Applications: PowerPoint 2010

  • Please visit registration desk (See Floor Plan in Page 4) to provide your presentation slides on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will not be returned.
  • Oral Presentations are to be made within 25 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers.

[File Management]

  • Presentation files must be in Windows PowerPoint 2010.
  • To avoid display problems with your presentation, use only standard OS fonts, such as Times New Roman, Arial, Century, etc.
  • The resolution of the projection screen for your session is 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • The title of your presentation file should be “your presentation code + your name.ppt”. (ex: O-10+Budoff.ppt )
  • The size is not limited for your presentation file.
  • Please register your presentation data when you register

Date and Time:  March 4 (Tue)  14:00- 18:00 ; March 5 (Wed)  07:00- 12:00

  • Presentations can only be given using data stored on a USB flash drive or CD-R.
  • To avoid the possible spread of computer viruses, always scan your presentation files beforehand with updated anti-virus software.
  • After saving your presentation file on the appropriate medium, do tests run on another PC to make sure it works normally.
  • If you have any inquiries on the above, please contact Symposium Secretariat:

Victoria Adam, Phone: (310) 957-2818; E-mail:


Instructions for Poster Presentations

Place: Monarch Ballroom Promenade on the 5th floor-Lobby Level

[For Poster Presenters]

  • Mounting time:            March 5 (Wed)            – 08:00
  • Poster session:            March 5 (Wed): 15:45- 18:00*

*Selected posters will be orally presented in 6 minutes followed by free discussion until 18:00.

[Arrangements of Posters]

  • The size of panel is 4 feet x 4 feet (1.2m x 1.2m).
  • Authors are requested to indicate the title of the presentation, name of the author(s), and affiliation(s).
  • Though the layout of the poster is left to the author’s discretion, he/she is requested to arrange the poster in the order of
    (1) Purpose (2) Methods (3) Results (4) Conclusion.
  • Poster Number will be in the top left hand corner.
  • Please mount your posters on your panel.
  • Prepare all text in English, and all characters/charts should be large enough to be legible from a distance of 10 feet (3m).
  • Push pins will be available.