The KinMet Meetings
For more than thirty years researchers have been meeting to present and discuss research focused on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in in vivo and in vitro systems, the use of tracer studies and mathematical modeling. Historically, meetings were held before or following the November American Heart Association Scientific Meetings. More recently, KinMet meetings have been held on the afternoon prior to the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Annual Conference (ATVB) meeting held in April or May each year.
The KinMet meeting is broadly divided into three sessions:
- Lipid Kinetics and Modeling
- ApoB Metabolism and Non-steady State Modeling
- HDL Metabolism and Modeling
KinMet meetings are informal and provide a forum for all researchers, including postgraduate students, to present some preliminary data, a complete research study or to discuss issues related to experimental design and analysis.
2014 Meeting in Toronto, Canada
The 2014 Toronto KinMet Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 30 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The ATVB meeting starts the following morning, May 1, in the same hotel.
A full program of presentations about new and exciting lab methods, modeling approaches and studies of lipoprotein metabolism will be available on the Meetings webpage closer to the April meeting. Past presentations at the KinMet meeting are listed on the Past Meetings page.
The 2014 Robert I Levy Award will be presented to Prof Gerald Watts from the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital, Perth. Dr Watts has made significant contributions over a period of many years to our understanding of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in a variety of dyslipidemic states including the metabolic syndrome, diabetes and familial hypercholesterolemia. Dr Watts will give a presentation on lipoprotein metabolism in familial hypercholesterolemia. The title of his presentation will be “Metabolic abnormalities in FH: more than meets the eye”. Past awardees of the Levy Award for lipoprotein metabolism are listed here.
This year’s Mones Berman/Loren Zech Award will the presented to Prof Michael Phillips from the Philly Lipid Research Group, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Over a period of more than four decades Dr Phillips, whose expertise is physical chemistry, has researched the complex interactions between apoproteins and lipids, with focus in apoAI, cellular cholesterol efflux and transport. Dr Phillips, together with three others from their Lipid Research Group (Drs. Marguerite de la Moya, Sissel Lund-Katz, and George Rothblat) retired recently after outstanding research careers. Dr Phillips’ Berman/Zech Award lecture will be “HDL and Cholesterol Transport”. Past awardees of the Berman/Zech Award are listed here.