Congress on Oils & Fats 2009

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The Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the World Congress on Oils and Fats & 28th ISF Congress. This Congress promises to be an excellent educational forum for delegates with a broad, thought provoking and informative program.

The Technical Program Committee has a strong commitment to creating a program that is relevant to the major issues facing our industry such as health and nutrition; climate change; biotechnology and emerging market opportunities and reflects the integral role that fats and oils play in the international agricultural industries.

This Congress will provide delegates with access to comprehensive information on the latest oils and fats research & developments which will impact their professional practice. It will be an opportunity to network and exchange with colleagues from around the globe away from the distractions of everyday work. At a time of great change and rapidly emerging research this is a Congress not to be missed.

The Committee is working on a fantastic scientific and social program for you and the Secretariat will be on hand to assist with all your pre and post Congress touring.

We invite you to read more on the Congress and look forward to seeing you in Sydney in Spring 2009.


50 years of The International Society for Fat Research tradition

The latest fats and oils research and technology

New developments in food and feed nutrition

Who should attend?

During the Congress both speakers and delegates will be exploring the issues and research that will shape the future of those industries and commercial organisations affected by oils and fats.

The Congress will cover topics under the following themes:




Canola Oil and Meal

Health and Nutrition

Lipid Science and Technology

Meal and Animal Nutrition


Olive Oil


Those individuals working in the areas above, ranging from research to commercial applications, will find that the World Congress on Oils and Fats & 28th ISF Congress provides them with highly relevant key learnings to inform their future approaches.


The updated program timetable is now available. Please click here to view.

Keynote Speakers

Health and Nutrition:

Professor Paul Trayhurn, University of Liverpool


Werner Koerbitz, Austrian Biofuels Institute

Lipid Science & Technology:

Professor Alejandro G. Marangoni, University of Guelph

Olive Oil:

Dr Rodney Mailer, NSW DPI

Dr. Maria Tsimidou, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

Dr. Martha Melgarejo, ASAGA, Argentina

The biographies of our speakers are available on the website. Please click here to learn more.

Call for Papers

Important Information

The Call for Papers will open in April 2008. Abstracts will be accepted for oral and poster sessions under all the program themes. We are asking all those who are interested in submitting an abstract to please give us your input. Your assistance will help us plan the best possible Congress in 2009.


To ensure you receive information on the Congress including:

- Confirmed speakers

- Call for Papers opening

- Registration Opening

- Social Program

Please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

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If you have a specific question relating to the event please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat on or +61 2 9518 7722.


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