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March 3-6, 2020

The Deuel Conference in Lipids: Fat in Liver and Beyond

(Coronado, California) 

This year’s Deuel conference is organized by LRD members Jay Horton and Alan Tall. Confirmed speakers include Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, who will deliver the Havel Lecture; Joseph Goldstein, Helen Hobbs, Robert Farese, and Morris Birnbaum. The deadline for regular registration is Febuary 1. You can register or submit an abstract here.

March 1-4, 2020

Immuno-Metabolic Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis Conference

(Nassau, Bahamas) 

Five ASBMB members, including Kathryn Moore, a former editor at the Journal of Lipid Research, will present at this conference. Abstracts for posters will be accepted through the registration deadline of January 6. Learn more.

March 18-20, 2020

International Singapore Lipid Symposium


This biennial conference hosted by Markus Wenk of the National University of Singapore will feature 24 plenary speakers from around the world, including LRD members Makoto Arita (RIKEN), Sarah Spiegel (VCU), and numerous international colleagues. Pre-meeting satellite sessions are scheduled for March 16 and 17. You can find a preliminary program here.

March 22-27, 2020

Gordon Conference | Glycolipid and Sphingolipid Biology 

(Lucca, Italy) 

 The theme is “A holistic approach to understanding simple and complex sphingolipids.” The keynote session will be held in memory of Lina Obeid, with a discussion to be led by Maurizio Del Poeta and Yusuf Hannun of Stony Brook University.

Abstract submissions will be accepted until February 23, 2020. The conference’s organizers have alerted attendees to a pattern of fraudulent phone calls claiming to be associated with the conference hotel. 

April 4-7, 2020

ASBMB Annual Meeting

(San Diego, California) 

Last-chance abstract submission is open now! You can submit your abstract through January 30 at the Experimental Biology website.  


April 17, 2020

New York Academy of Sciences | Cancer Metabolism and Signaling 2020

(New York, NY) 

Abstracts must be submitted by February 10.

April 26-29, 2020

American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting

(Montreal, Quebec) 


June 4-7, 2020

National Lipid Association | Scientific Sessions

(Chicago, Illinois) 


June 7-12, 2020

Biophysical Society | Molecular Biophysics of Membranes

(Tahoe, California) 

Researchers with a biophysical focus may be interested in this conference hosted by the Biophysical Society and co-organized by Linda Columbus and Merritt Maduke. A list of speakers can be found here.

June 14-17, 2020

International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids

(Qingdao, China) 

Registration and abstract submissions are now open. Click here for more information.

June 14-17, 2020

International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids

(Qingdao, China) 

Registration and abstract submissions are now open. Click here for more information.

June 24-26, 2020

European workshop on lipid mediators

(Stockholm, Sweden) 

This biennial workshop is focused on bioactive lipid mediators. Plenary lectures will be given by Bengt Samuelsson of the Karolinska Instituet and Garret Fitzgerald of the University of Pennsylvania.

July 5-8, 2020

FASEB Conference | Lipid Droplets

(Snowmass Village, Colorado) 

This year’s lipid droplets conference is co-organized by Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz and Robert Farese. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Tobias Walther. Abstracts for posters and/or short talks can be submitted as part of conference registration.

July 12-17, 2020

FASEB Conference | Steroid Hormones and Receptors in Health and Disease

(West Palm Beach, Florida)


July 19-23, 2020

FASEB Conference | Intestinal Lipid Metabolism in Health and Disease

(Snowmass Village, Colorado) 

This meeting, organized by Steven Farber, Albert Groen and Eric Yen, will cover bile acid metabolism; intestinal microbiota; and enterocyte, enteroendocrine and stem cell biology. A preliminary program can be found here

July 19-24, 2020

Gordon Conference | Tracking the fate of proteins and lipids in the secretory pathway: from cell biology to human disease 

(New London, New Hampshire)

This conference is co-organized by Alan Attie of the Lipid Research Division and includes a topic track on lipid transport through the secretory pathway. Keep an eye out for the associated Gordon Research Seminar. 

August 9-14, 2020

Gordon Conference | Lipidomics and decoding life: from the technology and biology landscapes to clinical adaptation

(Newry, Maine)

Organized by lipidomics leaders John Bowden, Kim Ekroos, Gerhard Liebisch and Xianlin Han, this meeting is designed to highlight recent developments in technology, omics integration and standardization. Applications are now open.


August 9-14, 2020

FASEB Conference | Phospholipids: dynamic lipid signaling in health and disease

This conference will be organized by LRD co-chair Rob Stahelin with colleagues Amy Kiger, Isabel Merida and Ray Blind.  Jodi Nunnari of the University of California, Davis, and Robin Irvine of the University of Cambridge will deliver keynote lectures.

August 9-14, 2020

FASEB Conference | Nutrient Sensing and Metabolic Signaling

(Nova Scotia, Canada)

Conference sessions of interest to LRD members include sessions on obesity and diabetes, lipid sensing and metabolism. David Silver, Judith Storch, Michael Wolfgang, and other LRD members are expected to attend. Information for registration can be found here.

August 31- Sept 2, 2020

Kern Lipid Conference | Therapeutic Aspects of Adipose Tissue Organ Crosstalk

(Vail, Colorado)

Next year’s Kern Conference will be organized by Jim McManaman (University of Colorado), Philip Scherer (UT Southwestern), and John Stafford (Vanderbilt University). A preliminary program is available here.