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Joint symposia of Canadian Lipoprotein Conference and the
Canadian Society for Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Thursday, October 15th - Friday, October 16th, 2020
Conference Chairs:  Catherine Martel and Robert (Scott) Kiss

Time is in EDT (Montreal)

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2020 Lectureships and Awards


  1. CLC Amgen Stewart Whitman Young Investigator Award Lecture: Dr. Erin Mulvihill, Director, Energy Substrate Metabolism Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa Heart Institute; Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Canada


  1. Simon Pierre Noel Lecture: Dr. Vincent Poitout, Scientific Director, CR-CHUM; Canada Research Chair in Diabetes and Pancreatic β-cell Function; Professor, Department of Medicine, Université of Montreal, Montreal, Canada


  1. Clinical Scientist Lecture: Dr. Sophie Bernard, Director, Genetic Dyslipidemias Clinic, IRCM; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Université of Montreal, Endocrinologist, CHUM, Montreal, Canada


  1. Rubinstein Lecture: Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


  1. CIHR-ICRH Distinguished Lecturer/CSATVB Scientific Excellence Award in Blood and Blood Vessel Sciences: Dr. Philip Wells, Professor, Chair and Chief, Department of Medicine, The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and The Ottawa Hospital Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada


  1. 2020 CLC Amgen Stewart Whitman Young Investigator Award


  1. 2020 Yves Marcel Established Investigator Award





CSATVB Business meeting

10.00am – 12.00pm



Trainee Workshop (CSATVB, CLC & CIHR/ICRH)

12.00pm – 3.00pm (20 min. presentation + 10 min. questions)


12.00pm – 12.30pm     How to find a suitable postdoctoral position?

                                    Erin Mulvill, Assistant Professor, U of Ottawa Heart Institute


12.30pm – 1.00pm      From a faculty position to industry

                                    Nic Bousette, Medical Science Liaison, Merck


1.00pm – 1.30pm        Do I have what it takes to have my own start-up?

                                    Steve Poirier, CEO, MONOGENIC Pharmaceuticals


1.30pm – 2.00pm        How to become independent: starting your own lab without competing with your former PI?

                                    Mireille Ouimet, Assistant Professor, U of Ottawa Heart Institute


2.00pm – 2.30pm        I am a PhD doing clinical studies: a translational story

                                    Benoit Arsenault, Assistant Professor, U Laval


2.30pm – 3.00pm        How to optimise your CV to go in industry while completing your PhD or PDF

                                    Andreea Milasan, Medical Science Liaison, Novartis



Moderated short talk session (individual links)

3.00pm – 5.00pm

(5 min. live presentation + 5 min. for questions)



Session I: Inflammation in the blood vessel wall

5.00pm – 7.30pm       


5.00pm – 5.50pm        2020 CLC Rubenstein Lecture
Karin Bornfeldt,
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

                                    Apolipoprotein C3 and mechanisms of cardiovascular complications of type 1 diabetes


5.50pm – 6.10pm         Sumayyah Sokeechand, PhD candidate at McMaster University

                                    IL-15Rα deficiency reduces atherosclerotic plaque development in apoE-/- mice


6.10pm – 6.40pm        Warren Lee, University of Toronto, St. Michael’s, Ontario, Canada

                                    LDL transcytosis and the initiation of atherosclerosis - a role for nuclear HMGB1


6.40pm – 7.00pm        Adil Rasheed, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ottawa Heart Institute

                                    Loss of the mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein decreases necrotic core but increases
                                    macrophage lipid accumulation in atherosclerosis


7.00pm – 7.30pm        Goo Taeg Oh (KoSLA), Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

                                    Atheroprotective roles of myeloid cells in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis



CSATVB Annual General Meeting meeting (all welcome)

10.00am – 11.00am


CLC Business meeting

11.00am – 12.00pm



Session II: CSATVB Presidents Symposium

12.00pm – 13.00pm


12.00pm – 12.10pm     CIHR-ICRH Distinguished Lecturer/CSATVB Scientific Excellence Award in Blood and Blood Vessel Sciences – Presentation by Dr. Brian Rowe, ICRH Scientific Director


12.10pm – 13.00pm     Philip Wells, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ontario, Canada

                                      Is there an association between venous and arterial thrombosis?



Session III: Genetic Dyslipidemias in Canada

1.00pm – 3.30pm


1.00pm – 1.30pm         Jacques Genest, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                                      Lipid Genetics 2020 Vision: Genetic Testing for Lipoprotein disorders in Canada


1.30pm – 1.50pm         Danielle Alvares, PhD candidate at University of Toronto

Role of bile acids in hepatic lipid metabolism: characterization of the fasting lipid and lipoprotein profile of Tgr5-/- hamsters


1.50pm – 2.10pm         Mark Trinder, MD/PhD candidate at UBC

Genetic and pharmacological inhibition of cholesteryl ester transfer protein preserves high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels during sepsis and improves survival.


2.40pm 3.00pm         Vatsal Sachan, PhD candidate at IRCM

The proprotein convertase PC7 regulates hepatic apolipoprotein B levels and triglyceride metabolism


3.00pm 3.30pm         2020 Clinician Scientist Award

Sophie Bernard, IRCM, Montreal, Canada

Spectrum of chylomicronemia from familial to oligogenic and polygenic multifactorial syndromes



Session IV: Diabetes & Lipid metabolism

4.00pm – 7.30pm


4.00pm – 4.30pm         Simon Pierre Noel Lecture

                                                   Vincent Poitout, CR-CHUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                                                   Fatty-acid receptors and pancreatic islet function


4.30pm – 4.50pm         Shaza Asif, MSc candidate at U of Ottawa Heart Institute

                                      Investigating the metabolic benefits of intermittent fasting-induced ketogenesis in a non-
                                      alcoholic fatty liver disease mouse model


4.50pm – 5.10pm         Jihong Lian, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta

                                      Arylacetamide deacetylase (AADAC), a new player in hepatic lipid homeostasis


5.10pm – 5.40pm        Pedro Geraldes, U Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

                                    New treatment strategies to prevent peripheral arterial disease in diabetes


5.40pm – 6.00pm         Raquel Lunardi Baccetto, PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan

                                     The role of NRF1 and NRF2 against fatty liver disease


6.00pm – 6.20pm         Mateusz M. Tomczyk, PhD candidate at the University of Manitoba

SIRT3 attenuates doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity by regulating the mitochondrial acetylome and cardiac lipidome


6.20pm – 6.40pm        Clément Mercier, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université de Sherbrooke

Deletion of SHP-1 in smooth muscle cells prevented diabetes-impaired collateral vessel formation in ischemic muscle


6.40pm – 7.00pm         2019 CLC Amgen Stewart Whitman Young Investigator Award Lecture

Erin Mulvihill, U of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada

Dissecting the action of Dipeptidyl-Peptidase 4 in Hepatic and Intestinal Lipid Metabolism


7.00pm – 7.30pm         Vascular & Lipid Summit Award Presentations

Students/PDFs Short Presentation Awards

Students/PDFs Presentation Awards

2020 CLC Amgen Stewart Whitman Young Investigator Award

2020 Yves Marcel Established Investigator Award