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European Lipoprotein Club (ELC)


Participants at the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Lipoprotein Club, September 2019

The European Lipoprotein Club (ELC) is a worldwide network of basic scientists and clinicians involved or interested in lipoprotein research. The ELC currently comprises over 500 scientists from more than 20 countries in Europe and abroad, and the number grows every year. The ELC organizes and hosts an annual scientific meeting at a beautiful location in Tutzing, Germany. In 2021 the 44th edition of the ELC meeting will take place September 06-09.

Mission and governance

The ELC was established in 1977 in order "to promote active participation, collaboration and exchange of ideas concerning basic and clinical research on the structure, function and metabolism of lipoproteins in health and disease". ELC's governing body is the Organising Committee, currently with 11 members from European countries and led by the chairman Professor Patrick Rensen, Leiden, The Netherlands. The ELC receives full administrative support from the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS).

Organising committee of the European Lipoprotein Club, Maastricht, May 2019

Annual scientific meeting

The ELC organizes one scientific meeting every year, usually in the second week of September. Particular emphasis is on an active participation and in-depth discussion between researchers in an informal atmosphere. Since 1980, the meetings have been held at the Evangelische Akademie in Tutzing, Germany.

The oral program consists of approx. five topics, selected by the organizing committee, with a Keynote Lecture and four additional invited speakers. In addition, posters are presented during a highly interactive Wine & Science session. Anyone interested and involved in research in the lipid and lipoprotein field is invited to submit an abstract for the meeting. Participants are selected on the relevance and scientific merit of their abstracts, and approximately 30 abstracts are chosen for an oral presentation. The number of participants is limited to 110.

The annual meeting is held at the Evangelisch Akademie in beautiful Bavaria, Germany


Since 2013, the major sponsor of the ELC has been the European Atherosclerosis Society, allowing to sustain the high quality of the meetings. Further the 2020 year's meeting was supported by DFG/German Research Foundation, AstraZeneca, Akcea Therapeutics, Biosfer Teslab,  Lipigon Pharmaceuticals, Novo Nordisk, Numares Health, Sable systems, and Silence Therapeutics.

Sustained Sponsor


Contributing Sponsors


 numares HEALTH  



Contact the European Lipoprotein Club

ELC is adminstrated via the European Atherosclerosis Society, EAS.

Phone: +46(0)31 760 24 27



ELC Organising Committe :: ELC Statutes :: 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting

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