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Hot Topics Symposia


Monday, May 4, 2015

The fats and oils industries are always changing—new technologies emerge, innovative research is published, and regulations are updated. The Hot Topics Symposia features discussions on these current critical issues and expound on implications for the future.


Symposia Details

  • The session may run from 8:20-9:40AM and 10:20-11:20AM, or a shorter duration. Session proposals are given the same consideration regardless of length.


  • Three hours are reserved, including a forty minute networking break.


  • No competing AOCS Division programming will be offered during this time.


Submission Information

  • Include a thorough session description and identify quality speakers.


  • The session description and presentation slides cannot contain any commercial content: company logos, excessive references, trade names, or product groups.  


  • You will receive an e-mail notification upon submission, and when a decision is determined.


2015 Hot Topic Submission Form

Submission Deadline

March 6, 2015

  • Final deadline to submit a proposal for review by the AOCS Program Committee.  


Submit early for optimal consideration by the AOCS Program Committee, in addition to session promotion in registration materials and the program guide.


Registration Fees and Travel Expenses

When a session is accepted, the organizer(s) and all speakers must attend the AOCS Annual Meeting to present. 


The session organizer(s) and speaker will receive complimentary registration for Monday, May 4, 2015, which includes the afternoon technical sessions. 


Unless otherwise pre-approved, session organizer(s) and all speakers are responsible for his/her travel and accommodation expenses.


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