Session Topics

View Analytical Tentative Program (.pdf)

Advanced and Rapid Techniques in Lipid Analysis
Evaluation and Prediction of Oxidative Stability and Shelf-life
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division)
Analytical methods for the characterization of lipid oxidation, prediction of shelf-life and antioxidant activity on lipid oxidation in food, and the effects of ingredient interactions will be evaluated.
General Analytical
Submissions that reflect novel analytical methods, interesting technologies related to analysis and updated, improved techniques for lipid characterization are encouraged.
Marine and Krill Oil—Analytical Advances
Advances in the Sample Processing and Lipid Extraction Techniques
Advances in Minor Constituent Analysis in Specialty Oils
Impact of Oil Processing on Health Outcomes
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Health and Nutrition Division and the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids)
Process contaminants are generated by chemical modification of native components of oils and by entry of foreign components during extraction and refining. Improved methods of chemical analysis, as well as knowledge of potent effects of trace lipids highlight an opportunity to modify refining processes to improve the healthfulness of oils. This session explores some of the developing ideas in the processing and health realms.
Process Control Utilizing NIR and Similar Online Analytical Tools
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Processing Division)
Analytical tools like NIR are being used on-line in the oils and fats production plants more frequently. This session focuses on how the newer on-line tools can be used to optimize plant performance, minimize processing cost, and measure and maximize production yield, while ensuring high quality products.
Analytical Poster Session 

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Biocatalysis I
"Biocatalysis" is defined as the use of biocatalysts, such as whole microbial cells or enzyme, in aqueous or non-aqueous systems, in their free or immobilized forms, for the production of useful products. It also includes enzyme technology, fermentation, product recovery, and gene manipulation. (From National Advanced Technology Program, Catalysis and Biocatalysis Section, US Department of Commerce, 1997). Substrates and products that are oils or oil-related materials will be highlighted, as well as oleochemicals and novel bioprocess. Papers related to other AOCS business areas such as Protein and Co-Products or Health and Nutrition will also be considered.
Biorenewable Polymers
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Industrial Oil Products Division)
Vegetable oils are readily available, renewable, biodegradable, and can contribute to a more sustainable polymer industry. Information discussed will focus on recent efforts in designing and developing novel monomers or polymers from oils, fats, or related materials.
Biocatalysis II
"Biocatalysis" is defined as the use of biocatalysts, such as whole microbial cells or enzyme, in aqueous or non-aqueous systems, in their free or immobilized forms, for the production of useful products. It also includes enzyme technology, fermentation, product recovery, and gene manipulation. (From National Advanced Technology Program, Catalysis and Biocatalysis Section, US Department of Commerce, 1997). Substrates and products that are oils or oil-related materials will be highlighted, as well as functional foods, natural oleo-substances, and bio-resource-derived oleo-materials. Papers related to other AOCS business areas such as Protein and Co-Products or Health and Nutrition will also be considered.
Biofuels
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Industrial Oil Products Division)
Biofuels produced from oils or fats offer sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. Presentations will investigate recent advances in biofuels production. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, biomass pre-treatment, enzymatic and catalytic processing, carbon footprint analysis, optimization of biofuels, new feedstock, etc.
Advances in Bioactive Fats
Papers should focus on biomodification, biomechanisms, and biosafety of bioactive fats on human health, including metabolism, mode of action, and safety in the diet, which may incorporate cardiovascular and other diseases.
Biodiesel from Low Quality Feed Stocks
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Processing Division)
Lowering the feed stock cost is alpha and omega for biodiesel producers - as long as a given feed stock can be used to produce in spec biodiesel in a decent process with competitive treatment cost. This session addresses enzymes being used to produce biodiesel from a number of low quality fats, newer process developments, and plant experiences.
Plant/Lipid Biotechnology and Genomics
Global annual production of vegetable oils is about 175 million metric tons. As the global population grows, more oil will be needed for food, feed, and industrial applications. Presenters should address recent advances in modifying oil accumulation in plants through metabolic engineering and genomics.
Biosurfactants, Bio-derived Surfactants, and Biodetergents
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Surfactants and Detergents Division)
Synthesis and fundamental properties, processing, and applications of surfactants and detergents associated with or produced by biochemical pathways and/or whole-cell catalysis will be discussed.
General Biotechnology
Submissions are sought to present both specific and broad-range topics of lipid-based biotechnology. The discussion will include current progress in general area of biotechnology.
Biotechnology Poster Session
The poster session features both specific and broad-range topics of lipid-based biotechnology. Students who are presenting a poster will be considered for an opportunity to present their research in a 5-minute "elevator speech" during the general poster session.

View Cannabinoid Analytics Tentative Program (.pdf)

Lab Proficiency Programs and Reference Samples
How do you run a lab proficiency program when you cannot send your samples across state lines? What constituents do you test for when state requirements are all different? Are all pesticides illegal to use on cannabis? What pesticides should be tested for when they are mostly illegal to use? How do you analyze proficiency results when there are no standard methods? Learn about these and other challenges facing the cannabis industry. This session encourages open and active discussion, as the cannabis experts want to hear from you and learn about your experiences.
Method Development
Medical cannabis is legal in more than half of the United States. The need for high-quality and safe products has spurred a new interest in cannabinoid analytics, including sample preparation, pesticide, and other constituent testing. In this session, we will hear from a diverse group of scientists developing analytical methods to investigate this highly controversial plant. Learn the latest in finding and identifying terpenes, cannabinoids, matrix effects, and even the best practice for dissolving a gummy bear.
Cannabinoid Analytics Poster Session
The cannabis industry is in need of sample preparation procedures and quality analytical methods. Poster submissions should discuss innovative solutions to test, prepare samples, discover new compounds, and provide novel information about the compounds found in cannabis.

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Lipid Gels
Preferred topics for submissions should discuss the study of oils that are structured into solids using a material other than trans and saturated fats.
Phase Transition in Edible Applications
This session concentrates on controlling crystallization and other phase transitions in food systems to deliver improved structure and functionality.
Confectionary Fats (Session Dedicated to Ralph Timms)
All aspects of confectionary fats and oils encompassing the nanoscale properties to the macrostructure will be examined. Any topics that focus on confectionary fats and/or oils will be considered.
Delivery and Dispersed Systems
This session focuses on encapsulation and emulsion technologies, specifically examining: stability, release profiles, and physicochemical properties in complex edible systems.
Nano-, Micro-, Macrostructure
Different levels of structure, from the nano- to macroscale, dictate the functionality of lipids and the interdependence of these length scales provide insights on how to control their properties.
Saturated Fat Reduction
This session focuses on various approaches to lower saturated fat in lipid-based food without losing its functionality and sensory attributes.
Lipid Structure and Health
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Health and Nutrition Division)
There is increasing interest in the role of lipid structure on human health. In this session, interesterification and other structuring strategies for the development of functional fats with health relevance will be examined.
Waxes and Phase Change Materials
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Industrial Oil Products Division)
Waxes and phase change materials derived from fats and oils have been a major subject of novel materials that range a broad spectrum of materials from foods to cosmetics. This session will engage researchers on presenting insights into their synthesis, structures, phase behaviors, novel applications, and fundamental mechanisms of assembly.
Interfacial Phenomena in Complex Food Systems
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Surfactants and Detergents Division)
The importance of various physicochemical phenomena at the surface and interface will be elucidated. Focus will be on how interfacial interactions could influence structure and functionality in food and bioproduct systems. Materials designed specifically for application in food industry are of interest.
Edible Applications Technology Poster Session

View Health and Nutrition Tentative Program (.pdf)

N-6 PUFA: They Are Not as Bad as You Think
Evidence showing that linoleic acid or arachidonic acid promotes a state of chronic inflammation is lacking. Instead, clinical and epidemiological studies demonstrate n-6 PUFA might actually dampen chronic inflammation and reduce risk for conditions related to chronic inflammation. Evidence for these associations with possible mechanisms will be explored.
Medium Chain Triglycerides and Health
This session focuses on the health impact of medium chain triglycerides in different populations, from infants to elderly. Specifically the impact of MCTs on brain metabolism, weight management, and cardiovascular health will be addressed.
Brain, Behavior, and Omega-3s
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids)
This session explores the relationship between omega-3 fatty acids and brain function, and highlight ways in which this relationship may affect behavior.
Infant Formula Optimization
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids)
Our knowledge of the components and benefits of human breast milk is constantly evolving. This session provides a historical perspective and current research for infant formula optimization.
Lipid Structure and Health
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Edible Applications Technology Division)
There is increasing interest in the role of lipid structure on human health. In this session, interesterification and other structuring strategies for the development of functional fats with health relevance will be examined.
Impact of Oil Processing on Health Outcomes
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Analytical Division and the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids)
Process contaminants are generated by chemical modification of native components of oils and by entry of foreign components during extraction and refining. Improved methods of chemical analysis, as well as knowledge of potent effects of trace lipids highlight an opportunity to modify refining processes to improve the healthfulness of oils. This session explores some of the developing ideas in the processing and health realms.
General Health and Nutrition
General topics related to health and nutrition research will be accepted for review.
Health and Nutrition Poster Session

View Industrial Oil Products Tentative Program (.pdf)

Biorenewable Polymers
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Biotechnology Division)
Vegetable oils are readily available, renewable, biodegradable, and can contribute to a more sustainable polymer industry. Information discussed focuses on recent efforts in designing and developing novel monomers or polymers from oils, fats, or related materials.
Biofuels
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Biotechnology Division)
Biofuels produced from oils or fats offer sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. Presentations investigate recent advances in biofuels production. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, biomass pre-treatment, enzymatic and catalytic processing, carbon footprint analysis, optimization of biofuels, new feedstock, etc.
Green Chemistry
Development of new chemical pathways, replacements of hazardous components, and the use of renewable or bio-based feedstocks to improve the sustainability of processes and products. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, sustainability, biotechnology, processing, and biopolymers. As well as, industrial presentations that address green chemistry principles are encouraged.
New Uses of Glycerine
Converting glycerol to high value-added products through either thermo-chemical methods or biological methods would improve economic viability of biodiesel production chains. Presentations will discuss recent development and commercialization of innovative glycerol conversion technologies.
Waxes and Phase Change Materials
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Edible Applications Technology Division)
Waxes and phase change materials derived from fats and oils have been a major subject of novel materials that range a broad spectrum of materials from foods to cosmetics. This session will engage researchers on presenting insights into their synthesis, structures, phase behaviors, novel applications, and fundamental mechanisms of assembly.
Oleochemicals
Submissions for this session are requested on research of recent technology advancement in synthesis, processing, and applications of oleochemicals. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, catalysis, green chemistry, novel applications as lubricants, additives, solvents, bioplastics, etc.
Industrial Oil Products Poster Session

View International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids Tentative Program (.pdf)

Brain, Behavior, and Omega-3s
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Health and Nutrition Division)
This session explores the relationship between omega-3 fatty acids and brain function, and highlight ways in which this relationship may affect behavior.
Infant Formula Optimization
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Health and Nutrition Division)
Our knowledge of the components and benefits of human breast milk is constantly evolving. This session provides a historical perspective and current research for infant formula optimization.
Impact of Oil Processing on Health Outcomes
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Analytical Division and the Health and Nutrition Division)
Process contaminants are generated by chemical modification of native components of oils and by entry of foreign components during extraction and refining. Improved methods of chemical analysis, as well as knowledge of potent effects of trace lipids highlight an opportunity to modify refining processes to improve the healthfulness of oils. This session explores some of the developing ideas in the processing and health realms.

View Lipid Oxidation and Quality Tentative Program (.pdf)

Lipid Oxidation Evaluation by Sensory Methods
This session examines sensory methods for the analysis of lipid oxidation in oils and food and their correlation with other analytical techniques.
Evaluation and Prediction of Oxidative Stability and Shelf-life
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Analytical Division)
Analytical methods for the characterization of lipid oxidation, prediction of shelf-life and antioxidant activity on lipid oxidation in food, and the effects of ingredient interactions will be evaluated.
Metabolic Products and Toxicity of Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants in Foods and Biological Systems
This session discusses the reactions of molecules formed by lipid oxidation or from antioxidant degradation in food, their nutritional and health effects as well as potential toxicity.
Stabilization of Omega-3, Bioactive Lipids, and Antioxidants Strategies
This session presents novel techniques and antioxidant strategies to stabilize liquid as well as solid food systems containing omega-3 lipids and other bioactive substances prone to oxidation.
Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants—Fundamentals and Applications
This session covers latest scientific understanding on the mechanism of lipid oxidation and antioxidant activity and potential application of this knowledge into industrial practice.
New Antioxidants from Agricultural By-products, Food Processing Waste, and New Sources
This session focuses on search for new sources of antioxidants with high activity which is available at industrial scale with emphasis on e.g. by-products from agriculture or waste from the food industry.
Novel Strategies to Stabilize Foods with and without Antioxidants
This session discusses different technologies to stabilize food and/or sensitive bioactive ingredients, e.g. by encapsulation or emulsification with or preferably without using antioxidants.
Phospholipids as Antioxidants and the Analysis of their Oxidation in Industrial Applications and Complex Matrices
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Phospholipid Division)
This session discusses the oxidation of lipids and complex lipids incorporated in food matrices with focus on specific effects of phospholipids.
Frying Oils—Applications, Quality, and Chemistry
This session presents latest findings on all aspects of frying oils including the impact of frying oil on quality and shelf-life of the fried food.
Trans Fats Replacements and Low Saturated Fats: Impact on Shelf-life, Oxidative Stability, and Application
This session cover research on food in which the saturated lipids were replaced by more unsaturated lipids and the strategies applied to maintain organoleptic quality and shelf-life of such products.
Lipid Oxidation and Quality Poster Session

View Phospholipid Tentative Program (.pdf)

General Phospholipids
General topics of phospholipid-related research will be accepted for review.
Chemical and Enzymatic Synthesis of Phospholipids
Diverse synthetic methodology of phospholipids and their industrial applications like food and nutrition, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals; spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques for their separation and characterization will be addressed.
Bioactive Phospholipids and Lipids for Drug Delivery
Bioavailability of nutrients or active ingredients are important to maintain health and wellness. An effective delivery system can help to achieve it. Natural phospholipids are critical facilitators. In this session, physiological delivery systems including encapsulation and their effects on delivery of actives will be discussed for different applications.
New Sources of Phospholipids and Applications
This session will explore different sources of phospholipids considering health and functional benefits, and to include nutritional and pharmaceutical applications.
Phospholipids as Antioxidants and the Analysis of their Oxidation in Industrial Applications and Complex Matrices
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division)
This session discusses the oxidation of lipids and complex lipids incorporated in food matrices with focus on specific effects of phospholipids.
Phospholipid Poster Session

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Processing from Seed to Refined Oil
This session discusses how oils and fats are processed, with a focus on the various processing steps and unit operations. The topics in this session are broad but can provide academics, superintendents, and managers with important information about effectively understanding and managing a processing plant. Key invited speakers will present current and developing technologies in the areas of seed preparation, seed crushing, extraction, refining, bleaching, deodorizing, interesterification, and fractionation.
Refining—Basics and New Technologies
Increased focus on oil quality and refining yields has driven developments in refining technologies. This session offer an overview of the different refining technologies, with focus on yield and product quality.
Enzymatic Processes—A User Perspective
More than 150 plants around the World are using enzyme processes to improve production yield and or improve product qualities. The aim of this session is to have different processors share their experiences for with enzyme processing.
Biodiesel from Low Quality Feed Stocks
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Biotechnology Division)
Lowering the feed stock cost is alpha and omega for biodiesel producers–as long as a given feed stock can be used to produce in spec biodiesel in a decent process with competitive treatment cost. This session addresses enzymes being used to produce biodiesel from a number of low quality fats, newer process developments, and plant experiences.
Environment and Regulatory
This session headline is rather broad–the aim is to capture presentations with focus on emission handling, characterization of possible minor components in waste streams, and technologies for measuring and removal of contaminants.
General Processing
There are many unit operations and factors that are important to running a processing facility. While the session is general, papers will provide specific topics that are paramount to achieving excellence in running a processing plant.
Process Control Utilizing NIR and Similar Online Analytical Tools
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Analytical Division)
Analytical tools like NIR are being used on-line in the oils and fats production plants more frequently. This session focuses on how the newer on-line tools can be used to optimize plant performance, minimize processing cost, and measure and maximize production yield, while ensuring high quality products.
Processing Poster Session

View Protein and Co-Products Tentative Program (.pdf)

Advances in Bioactive Peptides
This session lays a perfect platform for the scientific interaction among specialists, faculties, experts, and research fellows around the world to present, exchange, and disseminate information of their latest research on therapeutics, health benefits, and nutritional functions of bioactive proteins and peptides naturally occurring in both plants and animals.
Advances in Protein Structure and Functions
This session addresses the protein structure and functions as it relates and interacts with itself or with other constituents.
Proteins for Delivery Functions
This session focuses on protein as carrier matrix for bioactives/nutraceuticals, encapsulation, and stability of the matrix.
Canola Proteins and Co-Products: Science and Utilization
Canola meal is an important constituent of the competitive animal feed market due to its high protein value. Demographic, sustainability, and economic indicators point to a future with increased requirement and demand for plant-based protein sources for human consumption. Submissions should examine the current and future technical barriers and opportunities to utilize canola meal protein from three major perspectives: (1) potential to improve canola meal through genetics / genomics; (2) enhancing protein extraction from current solvent-extraction / toasting, de-solventizing canola processing; and (3) protein extraction technologies from meal obtained from cold-pressing and emerging oil extraction processes.
Proteins from New and Minor Sources: Physicochemical, Nutritional, and Functional Properties
Submissions should explore the chemical, nutritional and functional properties of new and revisited food protein sources such as pulses, ancient grains, potato, algae, unicellular sources, fungi, and insects.
New Protein Sources and Technology Advances for Protein Processing
This session focuses on protein co-products from new sources and the latest technologies to separate, concentrate, or modify protein products from oil bearing and other materials. Applications of the new protein products for feed, food, and industrial materials will also be covered.
General Protein and Co-Products

Protein and Co-Products Poster Session

View Surfactants and Detergents Tentative Program (.pdf)

Fabric Care Performance Boosters and New Benefits
Fabric care is no longer just about stain removal on garments. New performance boosters are being developed every day to drive benefits from better whiteness and softness, to superior freshness. The market is also seeking additional benefits, such as cold water washability, safe use for sensitive skins, odor controlling, and sanitization during washing. This session takes a closer look at the trends and enabling technologies in these benefit areas.
New Technologies in Industry
This session provides an opportunity for presentations on industrial raw materials and associated technologies that might be of interest to the meeting attendees. Normal restrictions on the use of product trade names and logos are suspended, so that presenters can freely discuss commercial aspects and opportunities of their products.
New Trends in Cleaning: Hard Surface, Detergency, Hand Dish, and Autodish
This session highlights applications, technology, product, and consumer trends as it relates to dish washing and hard surface cleaning. Topics of interest may include household, dish, and industrial applications. In addition to consumer-relevant attributes, papers may also discuss fundamental phenomena related to these products. Innovation driven by regulatory changes in this field is also of interest.
General Surfactants
Papers focusing on subject matters related to basic surfactancy with broad applicability over a number of applications. Topics may include, but are not limited to, studies of synthesis, physiochemical and colloidal properties, modeling, and application.
Journal of Surfactants and Detergents—20th Volume Celebration Honoring Milton Rosen
Speakers were invited based on their connections to Dr. Rosen and include former students, past winners of the Samuel Rosen Memorial Award, and his co-authors on publications. The program includes as a broad range of topics related to surfactants and surfactant applications.
New Encapsulation and Delivery Systems
Efficient system for actives delivery in perfumes, flavors, or antibacterial is a new trend in consumer products. Technologies include, but are not limited to, microcapsules, cyclodextrin, and polymer-based systems, with a focus on technologies available today and those on the horizon.
Chemical and Surfactants in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
Session highlights will pertain to the use of surfactants and chemicals in processes employed within the energy industry, including enhanced oil recovery, corrosion, and spill remediation. In addition, topics may also incorporate physiochemical aspects of surfactants, especially pertinent to energy production technology.
Biosurfactants, Bio-derived Surfactants, and Biodetergents
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Biotechnology Division)
Synthesis and fundamental properties, processing, and applications of surfactants and detergents associated with or produced by biochemical pathways and/or whole-cell catalysis will be discussed.
Foam Boosting and Control
An optimum foam profile of a consumer product is important in delivering an ideal consumer experience during use. Sometimes, it is necessary to boost the initial suds and suds mileage, and in other applications, it is necessary to suppress the foam generation. This session highlights technologies/formulations that address this need.
Sustainability in Surfactants, Polymers, and Detergent Chemicals
Presenters should address the advances in the area of sustainability for surfactants, polymers, and other chemicals that enter the waste-water stream via household products. Specific focus will be given to bio-derived and bio-based materials and science-based evidence to support sustainability, as well as the impact of new regulatory changes in Europe and United States on sustainability.
Interfacial Phenomena in Complex Food Systems
(This session is being developed in conjunction with the Edible Applications Technology Division)
The importance of various physicochemical phenomena at the surface and interface will be elucidated. Focus will be on how interfacial interactions could influence structure and functionality in food and bioproduct systems. Materials designed specifically for application in food industry are of interest.
Surfactants and Detergents Poster Session

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Technology Showcase I & II
Special sessions are reserved for companies participating in the Industry Showcase. This is an opportunity for Showcase Partners to present a 20-minute commercial talk.