Now available on-demand:
Virtual 2020 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo presentations

Discover the latest scientific and technological developments in fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials from the comfort of your home or office. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule — presentations are available until June 2021.

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If you have questions or need support, please contact an AOCS staff member.

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A welcome message from AOCS President Doug Bibus.

How to Register and Access the Virtual Meeting & Expo

In consideration of the current circumstances AOCS leadership decided to offer free registration to all.

To get started:

  1. Create an account. You will receive a unique access key in a confirmation email.
  2. Click on the login link in the confirmation email or visit
  3. Type your email and access key into the appropriate fields in the login screen and click "Login".
  4. You're now ready to begin exploring presentations, posters and exhibitors!
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On-Demand Presentations

Discover the latest scientific and technological developments in fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials from the comfort of your home or office. Visit the full schedule to read abstracts and presenter information for the sessions listed below.

  • AOCS Special Session on Plant-Based Protein
  • Analytical Trace Components
  • Authentication of High Value Oils, including Olive Oil
  • Biobased Surfactants
  • Biofuels
  • Biorenewable Polymers
  • Catalysis and Green Chemistry
  • Contaminants
  • Crystallization Behavior of Fats and Oils
  • Dietary Cannabinoids and Health
  • Emerging Biotechnological Developments in Lipids
  • Emerging Sources of Proteins for Food and Feed Applications
  • General Processing
  • Health Benefits and Controversy of Edible Oils and Their Derived Supplements
  • Health Benefits of Food Proteins and Peptides
  • Hot Topic Session — Market forward innovations: Canola — journey from sustainable farming to sustainable products
  • General Analytical
  • General Biotechnology
  • General Edible Applications Technology
  • General Heath and Nutrition
  • General Heath and Nutrition & Awards
  • General Lipid Oxidation and Quality
  • General Phospholipids
  • General Processing
  • General Surfactants and Detergents
  • New Uses of Glycerine
  • Novel Phospholipids: Pharmaceutical, Functional and Edible Applications
  • Oleochemicals - Biocatalysis II
  • Oxidative Stability in Omega-3 Rich Oils Studied by Accelerated Methods or Storage Trials
  • Phase Transition and Interfacial Phenomena in Complex Food System
  • Processing ABC's
  • Proposed Updates to AOCS Official Methods
  • Protein-based Hydrocolloids for Food and Biomedical Applications
  • Protein Interaction with Food Components
  • Rapid, Spectroscopic and Spectrometric Methods
  • Structuring of Liquid Oil for Low SAFA and Non-trans Applications
  • Sustainable Methods for Producing Oleochemicals
  • Sustainable Processing and Fractionation for Novel Phospholipids
  • Sustainable Technologies for Protein Extraction and Ingredient Impacts
  • Trace Contaminants

Support the 2020 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

We invite you to join us to support our community. Please consider helping the Society in one of, or a combination of, the following ways.

  • Consider paying a voluntary registration fee. While registration is free, you can show your appreciation to AOCS by paying a nominal fee for access to the Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting & Expo.
  • Donate to the AOCS Foundation to help the Society at large. All donations make a difference so that AOCS can continue to helping our community in these trying times.
  • Spread the word about the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo by inviting colleagues and friends to the meeting and help introduce them to AOCS!

Longtime volunteer and current AOCS treasurer Grant Mitchell (Plus Group, Ohio, USA) discusses why he and the Plus Group support our community and the Virtual 2020 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Thank you Grant and Plus Group for your support!

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Contact Us

Patrick Donnelly

Patrick Donnelly
Chief Executive Officer

General feedback
If you have feedback about AOCS, its products or services, let me know!
Phone: +1 217-377-4384

Julie May

Julie May
Meetings Content Manager

Presenter Support
Get help with options and information for presenting at the virtual meeting.
Phone: +1 217-693-4815

Amy Garren

Amy Garren
Dir., Brand and Digital Strategy

Tech Support
Get help recording, uploading materials or accessing the virtual annual meeting site.
Phone: +1 217-693-4836

Karen Kesler

Karen Kesler
Data Management Specialist

Registration Support
Get help registering for and logging into the virtual annual meeting.
Phone: +1 217-693-4813

Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman
Senior Director, Programs

2020 Annual Meeting Abstracts
Learn the steps to include your annual meeting abstract in the JAOCS Online Supplemental Issue.
Phone: +1 217-693-4816

Sterling Bollman

Sterling Bollmann
Sales Manager

Advertising and Sponsorships
Discover how advertising and sponsoring the Annual Meeting can broaden your company's reach.
Phone: +1 217-693-4901

Tisha Sarver

Tisha Sarver
Meetings and Exhibits Specialist

Get assistance with exhibits at the virtual annual meeting.
Phone: +1 217-693-4831 

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