Lysophospholipid and Related Mediators - From Bench to Clinic

Conference Summary

This is the leading international conference in lysophospholipid biology, attracting participants from all continents. This SRC will focus on the physiological and pathophysiological roles of sphingosine 1-phosphate, lysophosphatidic acid and other lysophospholipids.  New and established basic scientists, clinical researchers, academics and industry partners are brought together to share expertise and foster collaboration, thereby accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and facilitating translation from early research to clinical practice.  Indeed, the development of Fingolimod, the first oral treatment for multiple sclerosis, is an excellent example of this, as first reported at this conference in 2001.

The conference provides opportunities for substantive interactions between early-stage and established basic, translational and pharmaceutical investigators with an interest in lysophospholipid biology in health and disease.  Presentations and posters (with several prizes) will range from molecular aspects of lysophospholipid biology through to emerging therapeutics, genetic and disease models and molecular modelling.  Late-breaking scientific advances and junior investigators will feature on the final program, which includes keynote lectures, the Journal of Lipid Research Lectureship and a careers workshop for early career scientists.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: July 9, 2017         Last Day to Register: July 20, 2017


  • Key aspects of lysophosphatidic acid and sphingosine 1-phosphate biology in health and disease
  • Career Development Workshop focused on early career scientists
  • Short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

Keynote Speakers

Junken Aoki, PhD
"Emerging roles of lysophosphatidylserine in immune system"

Julie Saba, MD, PhD
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, CA
"Dendritic cell S1P lyase is the metabolic gatekeeper of thymic egress"

Conference Organizers

Susan Pyne, PhD
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Nigel J Pyne, PhD
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Conference Staff

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: August 20-25, 2017
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, LA

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The New Orleans Marriott is 13 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The estimated taxi fare is $36 USD.

Shuttle Service and car rentals are available. Please use the link below for Transportation & Lodging information:

Official Conference Lodging

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2349

As one of the premier hotels in the French Quarter, The New Orleans Marriott is within walking distance of festivals, food and fun. Enjoy easy access to popular restaurants, live music and Bourbon Street.

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