ISSFAL is an International Scientific Society established in 1991, of more than 300 members from more than 30 countries. ISSFAL members are scientists, medical professionals, educators, administrators, communicators and others with an interest in the health effects of dietary fats, oils and lipids; members include researchers carrying out studies on the health effects of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids as well as other lipids. ISSFAL is the foremost International Scientific Society dealing exclusively with the health impact of dietary lipids.

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Individual Membership
Join over 300 of your colleagues engaged in the mission of ISSFAL and receive the many benefits of Individual Membership.

Corporate Membership
ISSFAL welcomes membership by corporate and institutional organisations that are interested in the health impact of dietary lipids. ISSFAL is pleased to acknowledge that it has 20 Corporate Members and we thank them for their support. We invite all corporations with an interest in this field to view our Corporate Member prospectus detailing the many benefits your company will receive.

2023 Congress Recordings

The recordings from the ISSFAL Congress 2023 are now available as an exclusive membership perk. If you are an active member, you should have received an email containing access instructions. Dive into the cutting-edge presentations and valuable insights at your convenience. Happy viewing!


Introducing Lipids Ωnline, a distinguished series of free monthly webinars dedicated to exploring various facets of lipids in human health and nutrition. Delivered by globally renowned experts in the field, these webinars offer invaluable insights into the latest developments and research. 

Click here to read more about Lipids Ωnline. 

Our archive features a diverse range of previously covered topics, each presentation delivering authoritative perspectives on key lipid-related subjects. Recordings of Lipids Ωnline are available in the ISSFAL Members Only section on our website. Interested in the recordings but not a member? Join us today! 

ISSFAL 2025 16th International Congress 

June 28 - July 2, 2025 at the Québec City Convention Centre in Québec City, Canada
Save the date! Details to be posted on the Congress website here.  

Congratulations to Professor Lagarde!

Thank you to all attendees, exhibitors, Corporate Members, and more who attended the 2023 ISSFAL Congress in Nantes, France!
We look forward to sharing information on the 16th Congress scheduled for 2025.

Congratulations to Professor Maria Makrides ISSFAL President
as well as Deputy Director and Women & Kids Theme Leader, for being awarded Scientist of the Year at the 2022 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards. More Info.

The Seventh Statement ‘Omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy to prevent preterm birth’  was announced on September 30, 2022.  Following many years of investigation, there is strong evidence that a proportion of preterm births can be prevented by increasing maternal dietary omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) intake during pregnancy. You may view the statement by clicking here.

Depending on your ISSFAL membership status, there may be a charge to access these statements. ISSFAL Members have complimentary access to PLEFA.