LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2011:
Lipidomics Impact on Cell Biology, Cancer, and Metabolic Diseases
May 2-3, 2011, La Jolla, CA

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Meeting Overview

This is an exciting time for the emerging field of lipidomics. With the development and evolution of sophisticated mass spectrometers linked to highly efficient liquid chromatography systems, individual molecular species of lipids can now be isolated and identified, allowing us to begin to understand lipid metabolism and the treatment of lipid-based diseases (atherosclerosis and inflammatory disease as well as arthritis, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease). Recent awareness that each category of lipid consists of thousands if not tens of thousands of individual molecular species requires sophisticated informatics to ensure consistent databasing and annotation of the numerous lipid molecular species and analysis of tremendous quantities of experimental data. The goal of this meeting is to bring together biological and biomedical scientists in a wide range of fields to share new findings and methods in the broader lipidomics field and to explore joint efforts to extend the use of these powerful new methods to new applications. Presentations will provide an excellent introduction for scientists new to these methods, and are sure to be of interest to lipidomics veterans to learn about latest techniques and research results.

The meeting program features the following six sessions:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Inflammation
  • Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition
  • Macrophage Biology
  • Cancer
  • Short Talks

Several short talks will also be selected from poster submissions.

Poster sessions will take place on both days of the meeting. The poster abstract deadline is Friday, March 18, 2011.

The reception and dinner Monday evening (included in the registration fee) are an opportunity for stimulating discussion and networking.

Please register as soon as possible, as space is limited and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. The early registration deadline is Sunday, March 13, 2011. The LIPID MAPS meeting is now full. To be added to a wait list, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting meeting!


LIPID MAPS is pleased to recognize support from the following organizations

LIPID MAPS and Annual Meeting sponsor
Meeting supporters

Important dates

March 13, 2011 - Early registration deadline
March 18, 2011 - Poster abstract deadline
March 31, 2011 - Hotel reservation deadline
April 25, 2011 - Registration cancellation deadline
May 2-3, 2011 - Meeting dates
May 3-4, 2011 - Committee meetings (committee members only)

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