3rd European Symposium
Dietary Fatty Acids
and Health

03.-04. May 2007, Frankfurt, Germany

Some impressions from the symposium:


Dear colleagues,

we kindly invite you to join us in Frankfurt to discuss the current knowledge on health aspects of dietary fatty acids. No other macronutrient seems to be of such importance for health. We have tried to unite experts from different fields to give a review on their importance for coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction. Coronary risk can be modified by different dietary fatty acids via changes of plasma lipoprotein concentration and composition, by the development of obesity as well as by effects on glucose homoeostasis. Which fatty acids and which amounts or concentrations have positive or negative effects on these risk factors of cardiovascular disease? Obesity and diabetes are without doubt risk factors for many other diseases. Risk assessment is also required regarding the development of immune function, atopic disease and asthma. The actual situation of trans-fatty acids in food and their potential impact on health as well as interesting and fascinating effects of omega-3 fatty acids will be addressed. We welcome abstracts for a selected number of free communications and posters. We would by very happy if you could join us for an interesting meeting, which has the aim to bring together speakers and audience with different expertise to create a critical and fruitful discussion.

Werner O. Richter, Gerd Schmitz, Hans Steinhart


Chairmen:     W. O. Richter (Munich, Germany)
                       G. Schmitz (Regensburg, Germany)
                       H. Steinhart (Hamburg, Germany)

Thursday, 3rd of May 2007

13.00 ? 13.15    Welcome

Chair: D. E. Laaksonen (Kuopio, Finland) and W. O. Richter (Munich, Germany)

I. Disease prevention and treatment (1)

13.15 ? 14.00     Dietary fatty acids and coronary heart disease ? an epidemiological approach
                             D. E. Laaksonen (Kuopio, Finland)

14.00 ? 14.45     Dietary fatty acids and coronary heart disease ? an individual approach in patients with lipid disorders
                             W. O. Richter (Munich, Germany)

14.45 ? 15.15     Coffee Break

15.15 ? 16.00     Dietary fatty acids and diabetes mellitus
                             U. Riserus (Malmö, Sweden)

16.00 ? 16.45     Dietary fatty acids and the skin
                             C. Papavassilis (Wuerzburg, Germany)
16.45 ? 17.15     Coffee Break

17.15 ? 17.35      Fish or fish oil consumption: Effect on fatty acid composition of erythrocyte phospholipids.
                              N. M. Bandarra, M. Monteiro, J. A. Martinez, M. Kiely, I. Thorsdottir (Lisboa, Portugal; Navarra, Spain;
                              Cork, Ireland; Landspitali, Iceland)

17.35 ? 17.55      Butter-intake decreases ectopic lipid deposition and increase glucose tolerance, compared to highly polyunsaturated oil, in the rat.
                              L. I. Hellgren, M. H. Pedersen, B. K. Vistisen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

17.55 ? 18.15       Healthy blood lipids: May a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and plant sterols be the key?
                               C. Weidner, C. Scholz, D. Bell (Monheim, Germany)

18.15 ? 18.35       Fatty acid intake in normal and HIV-infected subjects
                               A. Trein, E. Schnaitmann, I. Stief, W. O. Richter (Stuttgart, Germany; Windach, Germany)                                     

18.35 ? 18.50        Poster Session:
                                1. Enhancing the nutritional value of beef with special emphasis on polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)
                                    D. Danneberger, K. Nuernberg, G. Nuernberg, K. Ender, N. Scollan, I. Richardson, A. Moloney, S. Desmet,
                                    D. Bauchart (Dummerstorf, Germany; Aberystwyth, Wales; Bristol, UK; Meath, Ireland; Melle, Belgium;
                                   Saint-Geneès-Champanelle, France)

                                2. Status quo of trans-fatty acids in Austrian foods
                                     E. Plasser, S. Kanzler, C. Proell, K.-H. Wagner (Vienna, Austria)

                                3. Effect of fatty acids on storage in rice bran and cottonseed oil based blends
                                    S. Gulla, K. Waghray (Hyderabad, India)

20.00 -                      Congress Dinner at Restaurant "Schwarzer Stern", Römerberg 6, 60311 Frankfurt

Friday, 4th of May 2007

Chair: J. I. Pedersen (Oslo, Norway) and H. Steinhart (Hamburg, Germany)

III. Disease prevention and treatment (2)

9.00 ? 9.45         Fatty acids and prostate cancer
                             E. Bidoli (Aviano, Italy)

9.45 ? 10.30       Satiety after oral fat stimulation
                             A. Smeets (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

10.30 ? 11.00    Coffee Break

IV. Trans-fatty acids

11.00 ? 11.45     Trans-fatty acids in food - 2007
                              H. Steinhart (Hamburg)

11.45 ? 12.30     Health aspects of trans-fatty acids and their substitutes in food
                             J. I. Pedersen, B. Kirkhus (Oslo, Norway)

12.30 ? 13.30     Lunch

V. Omega-3 fatty acids

13.30 ? 14.15     Early exposure to omega-3 fatty acids and immune development
                             P. C. Calder and M. Noakes (Southampton, Great Britain)

14.15 ? 15.00     Omega-3 fatty acids and insulin sensitivity
                             S. B. Haugaard (Copenhagen, Denmark)

15.00 ? 15.45     The opposing effects of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
                             G. Schmitz (Regensburg, Germany)

15.45 ? 16.00     Concluding remarks


To register please make use of the online registration.

Alternatively, fill out the printed registration form.

until 30 March 2007 after 30 March 2007

Students (Member)

 50  Euro 100 Euro
Students,  (Non-Member)
100 Euro 150 Euro
Dieticians, Nutritionists (Member)
120 Euro 170 Euro
Dieticians, Nutritionists (Non-Member)
150 Euro 200 Euro
190 Euro 240 Euro
230 Euro 280 Euro

If you wish to become a member, see http://www.eurofedlipid.org/membership/index.htm for details

The registration fee includes entry to the scientific programme, the book of abstracts, a list of participants, drinks during coffee breaks and two lunches. After registration you will receive an invoice. The invoice is available directly with the online registration.

Congress Dinner

The congress dinner will take place on Thursday, 03 May, 20:00 at the historic restaurant "Schwarzer Stern", Römerberg 6 60311 Frankfurt
Registration is required (50 Euro, drinks included).


I. Paying by Credit Card
We prefer to receive payments by Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard or AMEX).

II: Paying by Bank Transfer
If you wish to pay by bank transfer please transfer the total fees (free of bank commission) to:
Euro Fed Lipid
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Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt/ Main
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III Paying by Cheque
Please make cheques payable to Euro Fed Lipid and mail them including your registration form or reference number to: Euro Fed Lipid P.O. Box 90 04 40 D-60444 Frankfurt/Main Germany


Cancellation received on or before 30 March 2007 will be refunded in full less a 50 Euro processing fee. After that date the cancellation charge is 50% of the registration fee. Should the congress be cancelled, paid fees will be refunded. Euro Fed Lipid is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.


The symposium will take place at the nh Frankfurt City Hotel, Vilbeler Straße 2, 60313 Frankfurt, Germany. To book a room at the nh Frankfurt City please call +49/69/928859-888 or fax +49/69/928859-100 quoting "Euro Fed Lipid" to receive the special rate of Euro 136,00 for a single room inclusive of breakfast.
Alternative accommodation can be found via the Tourismus and Congress GmbH Frankfurt

How to get there

By air

Frankfurt Airport offers up to 260 flight destinations.

On arrival at Frankfurt Airport take S Bahn train S8 or S9 direction Hanau. Alight at Konstablerwache and take exit Konrad-Adenauer-Straße. From here walk 300 meters north along Konrad Adenauer Straße and the tram tracks. The Hotel is located on the left hand side next to the car park Konrad Adenauer Straße.

By train

Frankfurt Main Train station is well connected to major European Cities as well as to destinations all over Germany, for rail information see Deutsche Bahn.

From Frankfurt Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) take U Bahn train U4 direction Seckbach and alight at Konstablerwache. Alternatively all S Bahn trains going south (direction Hanau, Offenbach, Südbahnhof) go via Konstablerwache. From here take street exit Konrad Adenauer Straße. From here walk 300 meters north along Konrad Adenauer Straße and the tram tracks. The Hotel is located on the left hand side next to the car park Konrad Adenauer Straße.

By car

From North/West
Motorway A5/A66 take exit Miquelallee. Follow the Alleenring till Friedberger Landstraße, turn right direction Stadtmitte (City Center). The Hotel is on the right next to the car park Konrad Adenauer Straße.

Motorway A5/A661 take exit Friedberger Landstraße/Stadtmitte, turn right direction Sadtmitte (City Center). Follow the road until you reach the Hotel which is on the right hand side next to the car park Konrad Adenauer Straße.

From South/West
Motorway A3 take exit Frankfurt Süd/Stadion. Take the B44 (Mörfelder Landstraße) past the Stadion direction Stadtmitte, straigth on (Kennedyallee) turn right into Gartenstraße. Cross the river Main via Alte Brücke, head straight for Konstablerwache (Kurt Schumacher Straße/Konrad Adenauer Straße). The Hotel is to your left next to a car park.

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