Special sessions

Welcome Plenary

Sunday, May 6
4:15-5:15 pm

AOCS President Neil Widlak will welcome all attendees to Minneapolis and the 109th occurrence of the AOCS Annual Meeting. The highlight of the session will be the ISF Kaufmann Memorial Lecture, presented by Dr. Kazuo Miyashita, Professor, Department of Bio-resources Chemistry, Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan.

Dr. Miyashita is a world-leading scientist with more than 30 years of research and education experience in lipid chemistry. His academic achievements in the fields of food and nutritional chemistry of lipids, oils and fats are well known. Professor Miyashita has extensive publications: 173 research papers, 3 book editions, 92 book chapters and reviews, and 18 patents.

Awards Plenary and Business Meeting

Monday, May 7
10:30 am-12:15 pm

Join us as we recognize the achievements of our members and learn what Society leaders are planning for the year ahead. AOCS President Neil Widlak and AOCS President-elect Len Sidisky will each deliver a brief address, Society and Scientific awards will be presented, and routine AOCS business will be conducted.

Lectures for the Stephen S. Chang Award and MilliporeSigma/Nicholas Pelick AOCS Research Award are also presented as part of the session.