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CONGRESS CRITICAL DATES!
Subject to Change

Now Accepting
Abstract Submissions

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Now Accepting Award Applications for the Norman Salem Early Career Award

Registration Opens
1 November 2019

Abstract Submission Period Closes
31 December 2019

Abstract Acceptance Notifications
28 February 2020


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You are invited to Qingdao for the 2020 Biennial Congress!

Following the great success of recent ISSFAL Congresses in South Africa (2016) and Las Vegas (2018), the Society is now taking its meeting to another new venue, the beautiful city of Qingdao in China. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this seaside gem, we encourage you to visit Lonely Planet's site for some initial background on all Qingdao and the surrounding region has to offer! With a wealth of places to visit Qingdao is the perfect base from which to explore this deeply historic yet lesser known region of China.

The meeting dates are now confirmed as 14th – 17th June 2020 and Qingdao is a short 1 hour flight from Beijing or Seoul and just bit longer from Shanghai or Tokyo, with other direct routes from most major cities in the region. Non-stops are available from some cities in Europe as well as the West Coast of North America.

The format of the meeting will be broadly similar to previous ISSFAL Congresses with internationally acclaimed expert plenary speakers and in depth parallel sessions covering all aspects of lipids in human nutrition from basic research to applied clinical and nutritional practice. As ever, we expect presentations on some of the most leading edge up to date scientific research in the field.

There is excellent fatty acid and lipid research being undertaken in some of China’s most prestigious institutions - presenting many opportunities for academic collaboration. China is now a major producer and the second largest market in the world after the United States for Omega-3 products! The Congress will provide the perfect opportunity to learn about both aspects - academic and commercial - from the local Omega-3 sector.

Qingdao itself is a beautiful city on the northeastern coast of China, and is famous for its long beaches, modern architecture and long established beer brewing industry - you may be familiar with Tsingtao Beer. The Congress will be held in the modern ‘Qingdao Theatre’ specifically built to host opera and other cultural events with the adjoining Grand Theatre Hotel as the conference accommodation, located just five minutes walk from the beach and within easy walking distance of other hotels, bars and restaurants. More details on the venue and accommodation will be available in coming weeks.

We hope this brief announcement has whetted your appetite to learn more about the ISSFAL 2020 International Congress. Please be assured further information will be distributed over the coming weeks but in the meantime the initial call for abstracts period has begun and registration information 1st of August.

In the meantime we look forward to seeing you all, members and non-members in Qingdao next year. Please save the dates to your calendar and begin making plans for what promises to be an incredible Congress - from both an academic and cultural perspective!

Kind Regards,

Professor Duo Li Professor Richard Bazinet
Congress Chair ISSFAL 2020 ISSFAL President


Plan now to attend the 2020 Congress in Qingdao! While registration and other information is not available as of yet, you can begin to plan and budget to attend. Also, check in with your local ministry or agency to determine passport requirements to travel to China.




2018 AWARD WINNERS

2018 ALEXANDER LEAF AWARD: 
DR. MARIA MAKRIDES

 

2018 EARLY CAREER AWARD:
DR. MOGJAN MASOODI

mARIA makrides receives the 2018 ALEXANDER LEAF AWARD FROM ISSFAL Immediate Past President TOM BRENNA (LEFT) AND ISSFAL PRESIDENT RICHARD BAZINET (RIGHT).

mARIA makrides receives the 2018 ALEXANDER LEAF AWARD FROM ISSFAL Immediate Past President TOM BRENNA (LEFT) AND ISSFAL PRESIDENT RICHARD BAZINET (RIGHT).

 
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Dr. Mogjan Masoodi, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Switzerland received the 2018 Early Career Award for her work related to new and innovative approaches for nutritional intervention that could improve lipid metabolism and potentially prevent the onset of many common diseases associated with dyslipidemia and unresolved inflammation.


2018 TOP NEW INVESTIGATORS

Kathryn Weirenga
(Top NIA)

University of Michigan, United States of America
*Additionally received a special award
from BBA for being the top New Investigator*

Abhishek Desai
(Runner Up Top NIA)

NIAAA, United States of America

R.J. Scott Lacombe
(Runner Up Top NIA)

University of Toronto, Canada

Taeyop Park
National Institutes of Health, United States of America

Rachel Walker
Penn State University, United States of America

Inge van der Wurff
Open University, Netherlands

Surjyadipta Bhattacharjee
LSU Health Science Center, United States of America

Jessica Ferguson
University of Newcastle, Australia

Kristine Gagnon
University of Moncton, Canada

Abe Kasonga
NorthWest University, South Africa

For a list of all New Investigator Award Recipients, please see the 2018 Congress Final Program. 
Special thanks to BASF for their generous support of the 2018 New Investigator Awards.