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Welcome to the ISSFAL 2021 Submission Site!

Invitation to Participate

The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) invites all professionals interested in the health effects of dietary fats, oils and lipids to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at its 14th Congress in Nantes, France on 4 - 7 July 2021.  Original research will be considered for oral and poster presentation to a wide audience of scientists, clinical researchers, and numerous commercial entities engaged in the field.  See suggested topics list and conference details on the Congress website.

New Investigator Awards

These awards are made in conjunction with ISSFAL's biennial congresses. They are awarded by the meeting organisers, to encourage researchers at the start of their career to attend the meeting, and to recognise and encourage excellence in oral and poster presentations by those investigators. 

The exact nature of the awards and their numbers depend on the sponsorship support available to fund them in any particular meeting. Though the exact criteria used to decide these awards lie with the meeting organisers of each meeting, it is generally the case that such awards are open primarily to Student members of the Society. (This includes Students and Post Docs within 5 years of completing their PhD).

To become a Student member, an applicant must provide proof of his or her status as a bona fide student on a course of study (usually a higher degree) that is relevant to ISSFAL core interests. Normally confirmation from an academic supervisor is sufficient. More information on how to join as a member can be found on the ISSFAL website.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The recommended abstract length is between 200 and 300 words. Abstract titles should be short, but descriptive. Informative titles, indicating key points are encouraged. Supplemental materials (photos, articles or reports) are prohibited. You will be asked to indicate preference of presentation and if the work has been presented before. Conflict of interest must be given. The primary/submitting author will receive an email message confirming the receipt of the abstract, and is asked to keep co-authors informed.

Deadlines, Review and Acceptance
  • Abstracts must be received by ISSFAL via online submission by 15 January, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.
  • All submittals will be reviewed by the ISSFAL Abstract Review Committee for scientific content and topical relevance to the conference.
  • Abstracts and presentations should focus on scientific and clinical evidence as would be expected for a peer reviewed journal. 
  • Abstracts deemed to be commercial in nature for products or services will not be considered.
  • Announcements of selected papers will be made on February 20, 2021.
  • Speakers selected for regular presentation (oral), poster forum.
  • Complete instructions for oral and/or poster presentation will be provided upon notification of an abstract’s acceptance.

Contact Information All 2021 ISSFAL Biennial Congress program and logistics questions should be directed to Morgan Denault at or +1 202-521-6739.

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