We are delighted to announce key speakers for the COVID-19 and lipids session at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. This session is dedicated to research looking at lipid products including lipid soluble vitamins in aiding and treatment for COVID-19. The immune-modulatory properties of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids, rapidly provided in high amounts by fish-oil emulsions, may be important to change the course of COVID-19's death pathway. This has led to a series of clinical trials. Further there is growing interest in Vitamin D and E, which might also reduce the impact of COVID-19 in populations where deficiency is prevalent.
Vitamin D, immunity and Covid-19
Philip C. Calder, Professor of Nutritional Immunology, University of Southampton
Polyunsaturated fatty acids, their lipid mediator derivatives and COVID-19
William Harris, President, Fatty Acid Research Institute
Omega-3 and Covid-19: Potential protective mechanisms
Please join us! The deadline for submissions into this session, and others in the health and nutrition interest area, is January 15, 2021. Do not miss this opportunity to share your research and innovations with researchers from industry, government laboratories and leading academic groups from around the world