Call for papers

The submission site is now closed.

If you are still interested in presenting, please contact Donna Elbon for options.


The 2018 AOCS Annual Meeting Program Committee encourages you to submit an abstract for review and consideration. The meeting program will feature invited presentations by leading industry experts, as well as volunteer oral and poster presentations. Invited speakers should submit at their earliest opportunity.

Interest areas

Organizers are seeking presentations in the following interest areas:

  • Analytical
  • Biotechnology
  • Edible Applications Technology
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Industrial Oil Products
  • Lipid Oxidation and Quality
  • Phospholipid
  • Processing
  • Protein and Co-Products
  • Surfactants and Detergents

Dates to remember

November 2, 2017

Review and selection process starts

January 16, 2018 Abstract submission site closes (extended)
Late January 2018 Confirmation to accepted authors sent
April 18, 2018 Abstracts will be availabe online to meeting participants*

*Notify AOCS by April 1 if you do not want your abstract released early.

Travel grants and funding available

The European Section, Industrial Oil Products Division, Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division, and Protein and Co-Products Division all offer funding assistance through travel grants to attend the AOCS Annual Meeting. Please visit the respective webpages for guidelines on available programs.

AOCS offers more than 40 society, scientific, division, and student award opportunities for presenters at the AOCS Annual Meeting, with some offering travel reimbursement and honorariums. Visit the Awards Program webpage for more details.

Registration and travel expenses

All accepted presenters are required to register for the AOCS meeting, pay the registration fee, and attend the meeting to present.  Each presenter is also responsible for his/her travel and accommodation expenses, unless written confirmation of funding assistance is provided by the inviting Session Chair. 

Hot Topic Symposia

The AOCS Program Committee is accepting proposals for sessions to be presented as part of the Hot Topic Symposia.  Learn more...