The Board of the Fredrickson Lipid Research Conference looks forward to seeing you at the University of Kentucky for the 2021 Conference.

A Note on COVID Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority.  The University of Kentucky Planning Committee as well as the Board for the Fredrickson Conference are carefully monitoring the situation with the Delta variant along with the recommendations from national, state and local entities. 

Currently, the University of Kentucky Health Care Colleges are reporting over 93% of its employees are fully vaccinated.  The vast majority of local attendees are from this group.  All other attendees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.  


A number of measures have been taken to reduce the likelihood of spread during the conference. 


  • Masking is required for conference attendees during each scientific session and poster session regardless of vaccine status.

  • The venues for the didactic portions of the Fredrickson and UK Cardiovascular Research Day are well-ventilated and will not exceed 50% of normal room occupancy.  

  • Additional busses are available for the transport of attendees between the Conference Hotel and the UK Student Center.  If guests are more comfortable walking, the estimated walk time is 14 minutes (0.7 miles).  A map is available in the Online Abstract Book.

  • Additional busses have been ordered for transportation to the KY Castle on Thursday evening.  There is ample, free parking at The Castle for those who prefer to drive.

Don S. Fredrickson Lipid Research Conference

(formerly the South East Lipid Research Conference)

In conjunction with






            Virgil Brown Lecture

            Ruth McPherson, MD, PhD, FRCPC

                University of Ottawa Heart Institute

                “GWAS for CAD: From Locus to Function”


            Keynote Lecture

            Mahmood Hussain, PhD

                New York University 

                “Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein:

                Control of Plasma and Tissue Lipids, Structure

                Function Analysis and Adipose-Specific Role”

            Meeting Chair

            Scott Gordon, PhD

                Assistant Professor of Physiology

                University of Kentucky

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Future Fredrickson Conference Sites

2022 University of North Carolina & Duke University 

2023 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN