The annual Canadian Lipoprotein Conference brings together scientists from Canadian research institutions to present their recent, unpublished findings in the field of lipoprotein metabolism.
Lipoproteins are complex, biochemical structures found in many animals from insects to humans whose primary function is to transport hydrophobic molecules such as cholesteryl esters (CE) and tricylglycerols (TAG) between the tissues of the body. To achieve this goal, CE and TAG are coated by a shell of amphipathic lipids (i.e. phospholipids, cholesterol) and proteins (i.e. apolipoproteins) to fom discoidal or spherical particles of various sizes which are soluble in the circulation (see figure). In addition to the structural component of lipoproteins, numerous proteins and signalling pathways are involved in the synthesis, secretion, modification and clearance of lipoproteins.
Dr. Ira Goldberg, MD, Director: Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the New York University Langong School of Medicine and Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr. Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine
Dr. Roger McLeod (Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University)
Dr. Patrick Couture (CHUL, Dept. of Medicine, Universite Laval)
The CLC provides an exceptional environment for established researchers, young investigators, and new trainees to showcase their work in a collegial environment. To support this, several awards are offered. For full details and applications, please click on the link below. Applications for New/Young Investigator and Senior Investigator awards must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT Friday, August 5, 2016.
Accommodation should be reserved at The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland http://www.
Transportation: St. John’s Airport (YYT) is 7.0 km/4.35 miles from The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, and a taxi will cost approximately $25.
Registration: Registration will open June 13th and will remain open until midnight on September 1st.
Advance online registration will be open until midnight on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the fee is only $275, which includes full conference participation, all meals, and the closing banquet. Registration will also be available onsite at the conference, but the fee will be $400. Please fill out all fields and check for accuracy. To process your payment, click on “Register Now”. You will be transferred to a secure payment portal through PayPal. Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this portal. You may complete your payment using any major credit card (Visa, MC, or Amex). Or, you may also choose to use your Paypal account, if you wish.
If your guest will be attending part or all of the conference including regular meals, please select “Guest of Participant” from the “Select your Option” drop-down menu. The price for full attendance by a guest is $275, which includes all meals. If your guest will not be attending the conference, but wishes to attend the banquet only, please select “Guest – Banquet Only” from the “Select your Option” drop-down menu (cost is $100).