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About FLRC

The Don S. Fredrickson Lipid Research Conference, formerly the Southeast Lipid Research Conference (SELRC), brings together scientists and trainees investigating the impact of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism on the development and treatment of cardiometabolic disease. The conference is committed to new investigators and trainees from diverse backgrounds and topics in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism.  The Fredrickson Conference employed an institutional host model in 2016 at the University of Kentucky in conjunction with the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and Gill Heart & Vascular Center Cardiovascular Research Day.  The Fredrickson Conference has since been hosted by Vanderbilt University (2018), the University of Cincinnati (2019), the University of Kentucky (2021) and Duke University / University of North Carolina (2022).  Future conference are scheduled at Vanderbilt University (2023), the Medical College of Wisconsin (2024) and again at the University of Kentucky (2025).

2023 Details

September 6-8
Hosted by
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN


2023 Important Dates

Registration Opens:  July 1
Book a hotel room at the discounted rate: by August 1
Abstract Submission for Podium Presentations and Larry Rudel Award:  by July 31
Registration Closes:  August 18

Scientific Sessions

Modulators of triglyceride metabolism and lipoprotein lipase

Intestinal and gut microbiome regulation of lipid metabolism

What can we learn using tracers for lipid metabolism?

Atherosclerosis regression and efferocytosis

Novel bioactive lipids in cardiometabolic diseases

Featured Speakers


Keynote Address

Alan Remaley, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Virgil Brown Lecture

Barbara Kahn, MD

George Richards Minot Professor of Medicine

Harvard University

Trainee Opportunities

Trainee development is a core mission of The Fredrickson Conference. 

Trainees will be prominently featured throughout the scientific program.  These activities include:

Scientific Poster Session

Podium Presentations

Trainee Research Blitz

Larry Rudel Award Lectures

Career Development Luncheon

Vanderbilt Host Committee


Sean Davies, PhD

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Students

Department of Pharmacology

Vanderbilt University

Director of Enrichment and Outreach

Vanderbilt Diabetes Research Training Center


John Stafford, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Kasey Vickers, PhD

Associate Professor


Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Future FLRC Sites
2025 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Ze Zheng, PhD, Co-Chair
Mary Sorci-Thomas, PhD, Co-Chair

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