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The annual Canadian Lipid & Vascular Summit brings together basic and clinician scientists from Canadian as well as international research institutions to present their recent, unpublished findings in the fields of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and related areas.

Our History

The CLVS was initiated in 2019 as a joint annual meeting of the CLC and CSATVB, to bring together research from the Canadian and international research community studying lipids and lipoproteins, cardiovascular and metabolic disease and related fields.

CLC History

The first CLC was held in 1976 at Geneva Park, Lake Couchiching, ON. David Rubinstein and George Steiner were the senior founders, along with Allan Sniderman and Yves Marcel as the junior founders.

Camp Kitchikewana was a very rustic and spartan venue with rooms like dormitories, cold water showers and basic Canadian food, with ketchup as the main sauce ingredient. In 1977, the CLC moved to the Far Hills Inn (Val Morin, QC) in the Laurentians north of Montreal. This small inn is famous for its cross country skying, lots of trails and beautiful fall colors. The restaurant there was outstanding, especially in comparison with Camp Kitchikewana. For that reason, the CLC returned to the Far Hiils Inn twice more until they were not able to accomodate the growing number of conference attendees. Since then, the conference has been held at many venues throughout the country and slowly expanded the number of attendees.

Despite its growth however, the conference still boasts an intimate atmosphere and fosters collaboration throughout the Canadian lipid and lipoprotein field.

Past Conferences

1st CLC, 1976, Geneva Park
Lake Couchiching, ON
Chair, George Steiner

2nd CLC, 1977, Far Hills Inn
Val Morin, QC
Chair, David Rubinstein

3rd CLC, 1978, Millcroft Inn
Caledon, ON
Chair, George Steiner

4th CLC, 1979, Far Hills Inn
Val Morin, QC
Chair, Yves Marcel

5th CLC, 1980, Oak Island Inn
Lunenburg County, NS
Chair, Carl Breckenridge

6th CLC, 1981
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Chair, George Steiner

7th CLC, 1982, L’Auberge des Gouverneurs
Mont Ste-Anne, QC
Chair, Paul Lupien

8th CLC, 1983, The Banff National Art Center
Banff, AB
Chair, David Severson

9th CLC, 1984, White Point Beach Lodge
Hunts Point, NS
Chair, Peter Dolphin

10th CLC, 1985, UBC
Vancouver, BC
Chair, Jiri Frohlich

11th CLC, 1986, Ben Miller Inn
Ben Miller, ON
Chairs, Bernie Wolfe & Murray Huff

12 CLC, 1987, Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, AB
Chair, Mark Poznansky

13th CLC, 1988, Far Hills Inn
Val Morin, QC
Co-Chairs, Ross Milne & Yves Marcel

14th CLC, 1989, Glen House Resort
Gananoque, ON
Chair, Roger Deeley

15th CLC, 1990, Cranberry Inn
Collingwood, ON
Chair, Alick Little

16th CLC, 1991
Port Blanford, Newfoundland
Chair, Philip Davis

17th CLC, 1992, Le Chateau Montebello
Montebello, QC
Chair, Teik Ooi

18th CLC, 1993, Whistler Conference Centre
Whistler, BC
Chair, Hayden Pritchard

19th CLC, 1994
Halifax, NS
Chair, Peter Dolphin

20th CLC, 1995, Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, AB
Chair, Robert Ryan

21st CLC, 1996, Chateau Laurier
Ottawa, ON
Chair, Ruth McPherson

22nd CLC, 1997, Le Chanteclair
Sainte Adele, QC
Chair, Eric Rassart

23rd CLC, 1998, Clevelands House
Muskoka, ON
Co-Chairs, Murray Huff & Robert Hegele

24th CLC, 1999
Mont Tremblant, QC
Chair, Jacques Genest Jr.

25th CLC, 2000, Pacific Inn Resort
Whiterock, BC
Chair, John Hill

26th CLC, 2001, The Pines Resort
Digby, NS
Chair, Roger McLeod

27th CLC, 2002 Banff Park Lodge
Banff, AB
Co-Chairs, Gordon Francis & Norman Wong

28th CLC, 2003, Delta Grandview Resort
Muskoka, ON
Co-Chairs, Khosrow Adeli and Gary Lewis

29th CLC, 2004, Banff Park Lodge
Banff, AB
Chair, Richard Lehner

30th CLC, 2005, Chateau Montebello
Montebello, QC
Chair, Yves Marcel

31st CLC, 2006, Lakeview Resort
Gimli, MB
Chair, Grant Hatch

32nd CLC, 2007, Chateau Mont Sainte-Anne
Beaupré, PQ
Chair, Katherine Cianflone & Benoît Lamarche

33rd CLC, 2008, Chateau Whistler
Whistler, BC
Chair, Cheryl Wellington

34th CLC, 2009
Windsor, ON
Chair, Marlys Kochinsky

35th CLC, 2010
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Chair: Bernado Trigatti

36th CLC, 2011
Halifax, NS
Co-chairs: Neale Ridgway & Roger McLeod

37th CLC, 2012, The Banff Centre
Banff, AB
Co-chairs: Spencer Proctor & René Jacobs

38th CLC, 2013, Congress Centre
Mont Tremblant, QC
Chair: Robert Scott Kiss

39th CLC, 2014, Delta Bessborough Hotel
Saskatoon, SK
Chair: Scot J. Stone

40th CLC, 2015, The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON
Chairs: Khosrow Adeli and Dominic Ng

41st CLC, 2016, Sheraton Hotel
St. John’s, NL
Chairs: Robert Brown and Sukhinder Cheema

42nd CLC, 2017, Chateau Laurier
Ottawa, ON
Chairs: Tom Lagace and Morgan Fullerton

43rd CLC, 2018, Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, ON
Chairs: Marica Bakovic and Robin Duncan

2019 CVLS, Banff Conference Centre
Banff, AB
Chairs: Rene Jacobs and Spencer Proctor

2020 CVLS, Virtual
Montreal, QC
Chairs: Catherine Martel and Robert (Scott) Kiss

2021 CLVS, Abbreviated Virtual
Whistler, BC
Chairs: Angela Devlin and Gordon Francis

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