Special sessions



2018 AOCS Lipids School on Lipoprotein Metabolism and Health

Sunday, May 6
1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Organizer: Matthew Picklo, USDA, ARS, USA; Fabiola Dionisi, Nestle Research Center, USA; Holiday Durham Zanetti, Nutrilite, Amway, USA; and Michelle Judge, University of Connecticut, USA

This workshop will provide attendees with the latest information on lipoprotein metabolism and health, newly discovered functions for lipoproteins and nutrigenetic influences on lipoprotein metabolism. Lipoproteins, lipid transport vehicles in the blood, are considered major determinants of cardiovascular health and are impacted by diet and genetics.

By completing this workshop, attendees will be able to

  1. Describe the physiology of lipoprotein metabolism and the relationship to disease
  2. Identify novel functions associated with HDL particles
  3. Understand how genetics influence a person’s lipoprotein response to diet

This session will appeal to a diverse group of participants, including

  • Students
  • Research fellows
  • Faculty
  • Scientists
  • Anyone interested in learning the up-to-date science of lipoproteins!
1 p.m. Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Disease – An Update
Michael Tsai, University of Minnesota, USA
1:50 p.m. Novel Insights into HDL Metabolism
Kasey Vickers, Vanderbilt University, USA
2:40 p.m. Networking Break
3 p.m. Nutrigenetic Effects of Dietary Lipids upon Lipoproteins
Peter Jones, University of Manitoba, Canada
4 p.m. Adjournment

There is no registration fee but registration will be limited to the first 60 registrants.



Welcome Plenary

Sunday, May 6
4:15-5:15 pm

AOCS President Neil Widlak will welcome all attendees to Minneapolis and the 109th occurrence of the AOCS Annual Meeting. The highlight of the session will be the ISF Kaufmann Memorial Lecture, presented by Dr. Kazuo Miyashita, Professor, Department of Bio-resources Chemistry, Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan.

Dr. Miyashita is a world-leading scientist with more than 30 years of research and education experience in lipid chemistry. His academic achievements in the fields of food and nutritional chemistry of lipids, oils and fats are well known. Professor Miyashita has extensive publications: 173 research papers, 3 book editions, 92 book chapters and reviews, and 18 patents.



Awards Plenary and Business Meeting

Monday, May 7
10:30 am-12:15 pm

Join us as we recognize the achievements of our members and learn what Society leaders are planning for the year ahead. AOCS President Neil Widlak and AOCS President-elect Len Sidisky will each deliver a brief address, Society and Scientific awards will be presented, and routine AOCS business will be conducted.

Lectures for the Stephen S. Chang Award and MilliporeSigma/Nicholas Pelick AOCS Research Award are also presented as part of the session.