Our Program

Plant Sterol Conference AgendaSeptember 29-October 1, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

5:00 pm

Shuttle service pickup at Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South (2935 Pembina Hwy Winnipeg) and Shuttle to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

** If arriving from the airport the address for CMHR is:

85 Israel Asper Way Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5 **

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Private Tour of the CMHR

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

9:30 pm

Dinner and Keynote Lecture in the Nancy Ruth Terrace, CMHR

Keynote Address: Henry Ginsberg

Role of Plant Sterols in Clinical Management

of Hypocholesteremia

Shuttle return to Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South (2935 Pembina Hwy Winnipeg)

Friday, September 30, 2016

8:00 am

Shuttle service pickup at Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South (2935 Pembina Hwy Winnipeg), transport to the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN) 196 Innovation Drive Winnipeg

8:15 am to 8:45 am

Onsite Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 am to 9:00 am


Introduction and Welcome: Ingmar Wester (Finland): IPSSA Jean-Baptiste Roullet (USA) & Peter Jones (Canada)


Session 1: LDL-Cholesterol Lowering Efficacy of Plant Sterols/Stanols

(Jean-Baptiste Roullet & Peter Jones; Co-Chairs)

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Elke Trautwein (Netherlands):LDL- Cholesterol Lowering of Plant Sterols/Stanols-Which Factors Influence Efficacy?

9:30 am to 10:00 am

Robert Moreau (USA):An Update on the Diversity of Natural Plant Sterols Including New Evidence that Plant Sterols are Esterified to Waxes in Sorghum and Other Grains


10:00 am to 10:30 am

David Baer (USA): Clinical Efficacy of Sterols/Stanols

10:30 am to 10: 50 am


Session 2: Effects of Plant Sterols/Stanols Beyond Cholesterol-Lowering: (Jogchum Plat; Chair)

10:50 am to 11:20 am

Jogchum Plat (Netherlands): Effects of Plant Sterols and Stanols on Immunological Responses

11:20 am to 11:50 am

Todd Rideout (USA): Effects of Sterols and Stanols on Triacylglycerol Metabolism

11:50 am to 12:20 pm

Tim Vanmierlo (Belgium): Phytosterols in Neuroinflamatory Disorders, with a Focus on Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease

12:20 pm to 1:00 pm


Session 3: Responsiveness to Plant Sterols: (Peter Jones; Chair)

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Peter Jones (Canada): The Genetics Behind Plant Sterol Responsiveness

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Helena Gylling (Finland):

Stanol Genetics

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Richard Ostlund (USA) Increased Cholesterol Excretion as an Alternative Measure of Phytosterol Effectiveness


2:30 to 2:50 pm


Session 4: Challenges in Measuring Plasma and Tissue Concentrations of Plant Sterols/Stanols as Surrogate Markers for Cholesterol Absorption: (Dieter Lütjohann; Chair)

2:50 pm to 3:20 pm

Dieter Lütjohann (Germany): Plasma Sterol Ring Test Results and Harmonization

3:20 pm to 3:50 pm

Dylan MacKay (Canada): The Use of Circulating Sterols as Surrogate Measures of Metabolism and Disease Risk

3:50 pm to 4:20 pm


Mohammed Moghadasian (Canada):Learning in Plant Sterol & Stanol Metabolism from Animal Models


4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

9:30 pm

Question & Answer/Discussions (for all sessions)

Shuttle service pickup at RCFFN; Shuttle to Journey to Churchill, Assiniboine Park Zoo: 2595 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N7.

** Please wear flat or comfortable walking shoes. **

Exhibit Reception & Dinner

Shuttle return to Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South (2935 Pembina Hwy Winnipeg)


Saturday, October 01, 2016

8:00 am

Shuttle service pickup at Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South (2935 Pembina Hwy Winnipeg) and transport to RCFFN (196 Innovation Drive Winnipeg)


8:15 am to 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am to 9:15 am

Keynote Address: Chip Davis (USA): Lipid Lowering Drugs and Plant Sterols

Session 1: Plant Sterols as Adjuncts with Diet and Drugs: (John Chapman; Chair)

9:15 am to 9:45 am

Henry Ginsberg (USA): Guidelines for Lowering Blood Cholesterol Levels: Is There a Place for Plant Sterols?

9:45 am to 10:15 am

John Chapman (France): Sterols and Drugs

10:15 am to 10:45 am

David Jenkins (Canada): Sterols and Other Diet Agents

10:45 am to 11:00 am


Session 2: Plant Sterol Effects on Cardiovascular Risk (Rouyanne T. Ras; Chair)

11:00 am to 11:30 am

Rouyanne T. Ras (Netherlands): Vascular Function Effects of Plant Sterols/Stanols

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Oliver Weingartner (Germany): Atherosclerotic Potential of Plant Sterol

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Session 3: Sitosterolemia: Clinical Perspective, Diagnosis, Treatment, Screening Programs (J.B Roullet; Chair)

1:00 pm to 1: 30 pm

Javier Ochoa-Repáraz (USA): Microbiota Therapeutics: A Window in the Future Management of Sitosterolemia

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

P. Barton Duell (USA): Clinical Perspective: When to Add Sitosterolemia to the Differential Diagnosis List

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Semone Myrie (Canada): Sterol Metabolism in Sitosterolemia

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Session 4: Plant sterols: Patients’ Perspectives (William Rizzo; Chair)

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

William Rizzo (USA): Introductory Remarks

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

David Mymin (Canada): Phytosterolemia, Clinical and Treatment Aspects. Observations from the Manitoba Cohort

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Kara Calkins (USA): Intravenous Sterols and Pediatric Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Cyndi Jones (USA, Sitosterolemia Foundation): Living with Sitosterolemia: A Patient Perspective

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Sam and Liz Gross (Canada): Living with Sitosterolemia: A Patient Perspective

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Session 5 Patient Discussion Session and Conclusion

Lead Discussants:

David Mymin (Canada)

Stephen Turley (USA)

Ken Hofer (Canada)

6:00 pm to 6:10 pm

Concluding Remarks:  Jean-Baptiste Roullet and Peter Jones (Conference Adjourned)

The conference committee is pleased to announce that the conference events will include a visit to the historic ‘Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ on Thursday September 29th 2016 at 6pm,  as well as the ‘world-class Journey to Churchill polar bear exhibit’ at Assiniboine Park Zoo on Friday September 30th 2016 at 7pm. 
The conference shuttle will be departing from the conference preferred hotel at 5:30 on Thursday 29th 2016 for the Museum.
The shuttle will also be available to convey conference participants to Assiniboine park after the last session on Friday evening.