Schedule of events

This is the most current schedule, which is subject to change.

Saturday, May 5

8 am–5 pm Short Course Registration
8 am–5 pm Short Course*

Sunday, May 6

8 am–4 pm Short Course Registration
8 am–4 pm Short Course*
10 am–7:30 pm Registration
10 am–5 pm Speaker Ready Room
1 pm–4:15 pm 2018 AOCS Lipids School
4:15 pm–5:15 pm Welcome Plenary Session featuring the ISF Kaufmann Memorial Lecture
5:30 pm–7 pm President’s Welcome Reception

Monday, May 7

7 am–6 pm Registration
7 am–5 pm Speaker Ready Room
7:55 am–10 am Hot Topic Symposia
10 am–12:15 pm Awards Plenary and Business Meeting
Noon–6:30 pm Expo / Poster Viewing
12:15 pm–2 pm Lunch in Expo Hall 
12:15 am–2 pm Division and Section Luncheons*
1:55 pm–5 pm Technical Sessions
5 pm–6 pm Happy Hour Reception
5 pm–6:30 pm Dedicated Poster Viewing with Authors Present 
Various Times Division Events*

Tuesday, May 8

7 am–6 pm Registration
7 am–5 pm Speaker Ready Room
7:55 am–Noon Technical Sessions
Noon–1:30 pm Lunch on Own / Division and Section Luncheons*
Noon–7:15 pm Expo / Poster Viewing
1:30 pm–2:30 pm Dessert Break in Expo Hall 
2:35 pm–5:40 pm Technical Sessions
5:45 pm–6:45 pm Happy Hour Reception
5:45 pm–7:15 pm Dedicated Poster Viewing with Authors Present 
Various Times Division Events*

Wednesday, May 9

7 am–3 pm Registration
7 am–2 pm Speaker Ready Room
7:55 am–Noon Technical Sessions
11 am–2 pm Expo / Poster Viewing
Noon–2 pm Lunch in Expo Hall
Noon–2 pm Division and Joint CIG Luncheons*
1:55 pm–5 pm Technical Sessions

* These are optional events not included in the Annual Meeting registration fee; additional fees apply.

Networking events

President’s Welcome Reception

Reconnect with colleagues and network with new business contacts during this reception on the beautiful Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza lawn. This event is open to all Annual Meeting full-conference attendees and Short Course registrants. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Dessert break

After the lunch break, there will be an extended dessert break, held in the Expo hall. This dessert break is open to all full conference attendees as well as Tuesday-only registrants. Take this time to get a sweet treat, visit exhibitors throughout the hall and network with like-minded peers.

Lunch on Monday

All Monday-only registrants and full-conference attendees are invited to a complimentary lunch in the Expo hall. Take the time to network with your colleagues, explore the Expo hall and meet with our various exhibitors while preparing for the days ahead.

Lunch on Wednesday

All Wednesday attendees and full-conference attendees are invited to a complimentary lunch in the Expo hall. Take the time to network with your colleagues and explore the Expo hall and meet with our various exhibitors. Our lunch on this day will be picnic-themed: “Meet me in St. Louis”. The event will be complete with lawn games and a strolling Barbershop Quartet.

Happy Hour receptions

Develop important connections with other industry professionals from around the world in the Expo hall. These receptions are open to all Annual Meeting full-conference attendees and Monday- or Tuesday-only registrants. A variety of beverages will be served.

Dedicated poster viewing

Don’t miss these chances to discuss poster presentations with their authors! Authors will be available at their posters during this time to answer your questions.