ASBMB Deuel Conference on Lipids

Jan. 21–24, 2025
Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, Calif.

The ASBMB Deuel conference is a must-attend event for leading lipids investigators — and for scientists who’ve just begun to explore the role of lipids in their research programs. This event will bring together a diverse array of people including those who have not attended Deuel or perhaps any lipid meeting before.

The conference is a forum for the presentation of new and unpublished data, and attendees enjoy the informal atmosphere that encourages free and open discussion. Interested scientists are invited to attend and encourage trainees to submit abstracts.

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Important dates

July 1 Registration and abstract submission opens
Nov. 1 Early registration deadline
Nov. 1 Abstract deadline (authors are required to register for the conference upon submission of abstract)
Dec. 23 Regular registration deadline


Sarah Cohen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Philipp Scherer University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Havel lecture

  • Mechanisms for lipotoxicity in cardiometabolic disease
    E. Dale Abel, University of California, Los Angeles

Session: Liver and adipose

  • Spatially resolved multi-omics uncover rewiring of mitochondria–lipid droplet interactions in hepatic lipid homeostasis
    Natalie Porat–Shliom, National Cancer Institute
  • Acquired and genetic causes of variation in liver and adipose tissue lipid composition in human MASLD
    Hannele Yki–Järvinen, University of Helsinki
  • Human adipose tissue development and therapeutic potential
    Silvia Corvera, Univesity of Massachussetts
  • Importance of alterations in adipose tissue biology in the metabolic benefit of weight loss
    Samuel Klein, Washington University in St. Louis

Session: Kidney

  • Podocyte lipid droplets in glomerular diseases
    Alessia Fornoni, University of Miami
  • FATP2-mediated glucolipotoxicity
    Jeff Schelling, Case Western Reserve University
  • The multifaceted impact of lipid tubule metabolism on kidney kisease: Exploring fatty acid oxidation, lipogenesis and ferroptosis
    Katalin Susztak, University of Pennsylvania
  • Role of nuclear hormone receptors in regulation of lipid metabolism and kidney disease in obesity, diabetes and aging
    Moshe Levi, Georgetown University

Session: Heart

  • Investigating protein lipidation in cardiac development and disease
    Whitney Edwards, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Cardiomyocyte ceramides drive diastolic dysfunction
    Will Holland, University of Utah
  • Targeting cardiac fatty acid oxidation as an approach to treat heart failure
    Gary Lopaschuk, University of Alberta
  • Unlocking a world without chronic metabolic disease through innovation
    Bei Zhang, Novo Nordisk

Session: GI tract

  • Shedding light on the dark yolk phenotype: Hooking novel regulators of lipoprotein metabolism using larval zebrafish
    Steven Farber, Johns Hopkins University
  • How lipid ingestion is sensed by the intestine
    Frank Reimann, University of Cambridge
  • Cholesterol transport in physiology and disease
    Peter Tontonoz, University of California, Los Angeles
  • The fat muscle interface in stricturing Crohn’s disease
    Florian Rieder, Cleveland Clinic

Session: Brain

  • The role of ApoE in neuron to glia lipid transport
    Maria Ioannou, University of Alberta
  • ApoE receptors and the origin of Alzheimer's disease
    Joachim Herz, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • An allelic series of lipidated ApoE drives neuronal lipofuscinosis
    Gil Di Paolo, Denali Therapeutics
  • Regulation of brain lipids as a function of sleep
    Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania


Industry attendee information

The Deuel Conference greatly values industry (e.g., pharma, biotech) participation. Indeed, industry participants have played a huge role in creating the meeting’s vibrant scientific atmosphere and in guiding the future of the meeting. By long tradition, industry registrants are required to sponsor the ASBMB Deuel Conference on Lipids. The rules regarding sponsorship, which were established by the Deuel Conference Board of Directors, have not changed in more than 30 years.

To learn about sponsorship rules, please contact the Deuel Conference fundraising chair, Rodney Infante. In many cases, funding of an employer-sponsored “meeting grant” covers the sponsorship requirement. The absence of funding by an employer-sponsored grant program is not a problem; however, you will need to contact Rodney Infante regarding an alternate pathway for sponsorship.


A ‘cozy’ California meeting on lipids

Meet the co-chairs of the 2025 Deuel Conference on Lipids — and learn about its namesake

Meet the cochairs of the 2025 Deuel Conference on Lipids — and learn about its namesake.

A ‘cozy’ California meeting on lipids Primary Image


Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for short talks. Those not selected may be programmed as posters.

  • Abstract title field allows 200 characters maximum.
  • Abstract body field allows 350 words maximum (does not include authors and affiliations).
  • Text may be typed or copied and pasted into the abstract title and body fields.

Important presentation requirements

  • Registration is required at the time of abstract submission.
  • Abstract submission does not guarantee registration and/or availability of hotel accommodations.
  • Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise you to register as soon as possible to secure your space.
  • All speakers and poster presenters are required to present in person at the scheduled date and time of their session.

How to submit an abstract

ASBMB members
  1. Click “Submit Abstract" button.
  2. Enter the email address associated with your ASBMB member profile. (Don't remember the email associated with your member record? Contact before proceeding.)
  3. Once your email address is validated by the system, enter the password associated with your ASBMB member profile. (Don't remember your password? Click "Forgot your password?" to have your password emailed to you. Check your junk mail and spam filter if you do not see the reminder email in your inbox.)
  4. Do NOT create a new profile if you do not remember either the email address or the password associated with your ASBMB membership account. Contact and request this information prior to submitting.
  5. Select the, "Submit and Continue" button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Select the "Submit Abstract" button to enter your abstract submission.
  1. Click “Submit Abstract" button.
  2. Click the "Create an ASBMB Account" button to set up your user profile.
  3. Complete the profile fields and select the, "Submit and Continue" button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select the "Submit Abstract" button to enter your abstract submission.


There is no onsite registration. All attendees must be registered prior to arriving at the conference.

  Early registration
(by Nov. 1)
Regular registration
(by Dec. 23)
PI/Industry – Single Room $2,500 $2,600
PI/Industry – Double Room $2,000 $2,100
Trainee – Single Room $2,250 $2,300
Trainee – Double Room $1,225 $1,300

NOTE: Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will remain open until capacity is reached. This may mean that the conference registration closes before the officially posted registration deadline. To secure your spot at the conference, we encourage you to register early.

What's included

The conference package includes:

  • Lodging at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, with checkin on Jan. 21 and checkout on Jan. 24.
    • Lodging can be single or double occupancy.
  • All sessions, poster sessions and meeting materials.
  • The following meals are included in your registration fee:
    • Tuesday, Jan. 21: Dinner
    • Wednesday, Jan. 22: Breakfast, dinner
    • Thursday, Jan. 23: Breakfast
    • Friday, Jan. 24: Breakfast

Registration changes

Registration changes will be accepted as space allows until Dec. 23 and can be made by contacting

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received in writing on or before Dec. 23 are subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after Dec. 23 due to final guarantee commitments. To cancel your registration, email and attach a copy of your meeting registration receipt/paid invoice.

Getting to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach


Airport transportation

  • SuperShuttle
  • Uber/Lyft/Rideshare
  • Long Beach Transit — The closest metro stations to the conference location are Downtown Long Beach (0.4 miles away from the Hyatt) and 1st St Station (0.6 miles away from the Hyatt), both on the A Line.


Overnight parking is available at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach for $45/night (valet) or $40/night (self-parking).

Health and safety

Mask-wearing and other health and safety measures will be determined based on local, state, and venue guidelines and will be communicated to attendees prior to the conference.


All individuals traveling from outside of the United States should apply for a visa as soon as possible and at least four to five months prior to their date of travel.

Please do not wait until you receive your registration confirmation before applying for a visa. We encourage you to apply for your visa right away if you are considering attending to avoid delays and longer than anticipated wait times.

All visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries must meet all requirements of the program. Find more information on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and a list of visa waiver countries.

Additional resources


Opportunities for companies that have a general interest in the areas of lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

The Havel Lecture

About Richard J. Havel and past lecturers.

Deuel board

The Deuel conference board is responsible for organizing the meeting.

Past meetings

Information about past Deuel conferences.


Bylaws of the ASBMB Deuel Conference on Lipids.