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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Canadian Lipoprotein Conference brings together scientists from Canadian research institutions to present their recent, unpublished findings in the field of lipoprotein metabolism.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.

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2015 Canadian Lipoprotein Conference

Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Thursday October 15th– Sunday October 18th, 2015

Conference Co-Chairs:  Khosrow Adeli and Dominic Ng

Conference Email Address:

Location: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning,
The Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 0A4


2015 Lectureships and Awards:

Rubinstein Lectureship:

Dr. Jay D. Horton , M.D.
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity and Diabetes
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

Simon Pierre Noël Lectureship:

Dr. Tony Lam,
Professor & John Kitson McIvor Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research.
Canada Research Chair in Obesity, University of Toronto.
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute.
Associate Director, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre

Special Symposium I:

Current Landscape of Clinical Development in Lipid Therapeutics
Speakers: Dr. Robert Hegele, Dr. Jacques Genest, Dr. Ruth McPherson, Dr. Gordon Francis

Special Symposium II:

New Frontiers in CardioMetabolic Disease
Speakers: Dr. Randy Seeley (USA), Dr. Daniel Drucker, Dr. Gary Lewis


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 Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Awards offered at CLC 2015

  • Senior Investigator Award 2015  download application
  • New Investigator Award 2015  download application
  • Oral Presentation Awards (3 graduate student/postdoctoral awards)
  • Poster Presentation Awards (3 graduate student/postdoctoral awards)

Event Location

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning,
The Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay Street,
Toronto, ON
M5G 0A4

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Accommodation & Transportation

Accommodation: Rooms have been reserved at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel and Marriott Toronto Downtown. For the Eaton Chelsea hotel, registrants can book rooms by using the following link: 2015 Canadian Lipoprotein Conference: Toronto

For the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, registrants can book rooms directly with the hotel by calling: 416-597-9200 and requesting reservation under “The Hospital for Sick Children/Canadian Lipoprotein Conference” or by using the following link: Book your group rate for Hospital for Sick Kids Room Block.

Transportation: Toronto Pearson International Airport is located ~25 km from The Hospital for Sick Children. There are several transportation options. Rental cars are available at the airport. Taxi and limousine services are available upon arrival, although pre-booking is recommended (the approximate cost is $50 one way). There are also several options offered by the TTC which can be viewed at: By Fall 2015, the Union-Pearson Express will also be operational. This express train will run every 15 minutes, linking Pearson to Union Station in a 25-minute journey. A one-way regular adult fare is $27.50. Details are available at: From Union Station, SickKids can be reached by subway (go north on the Yonge-University Line, exiting at St. Patrick station, then walk north 2 blocks).

Registration /

Registration: Registration will open May 15th, and will remain open until midnight on October 12 (EST). The cost of registration is $200 (CDN), thanks to generous support from our sponsors. This fee includes: (i) Full Conference Participation; (ii) All meals during the conference; (iii) A ticket for the banquet which includes two drinks plus wine with dinner. Registration FAQs

Conference Participants:

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. You may complete your payment using any major credit card (Visa, MC, or Amex), or your Paypal account.

Guests of Conference Participants:

If you 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. If you will not be attending the conference, but wish to attend the banquet, please select “Guest – Banquet Only” from the “Select your Option” drop-down menu.

Conference registration is closed.

Registration FAQs

All conference attendees who will be attending the scientific sessions, or who will be having meals with conference attendees, must register prior to the conference. There are two categories for registration: (i) Conference Participant" and (ii) "Guest of Conference Participant". Conference Participants can attend the whole conference ($200), or just the Clinical Symposium ($30 including dinner). Guests can attend all meals and sessions for $200, or just the banquet ($100).
Yes the cost will be $250 for onsite registration.
No. There is no official membership for the CLC, and it is open to any scientists or physicians interested in lipoprotein and lipid research.
No. When you click "Register Now" you will be redirected to the PayPal payment portal. Click on "Don't have a PayPal account?" in order to proceed to a secure form where you can pay using a major credit card (Visa, MC, or Amex).
The cost is the same as for regular "Conference Participants" ($200) and it entitles the Guest to join the Participant at all meals, including the final banquet.
Please complete the registration form, but select "Guest – banquet only" from the drop-down menu. The cost is $100.