Held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal Montréal, Québec, Canada

Meeting Information

Annual Meeting Opening Session

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier international science and business form on fats, oils proteins, surfactants and related materials. Known for its extensive technical program, the Annual Meeting features more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 10 interest areas.

In addition to the three days of technical sessions, Annual Meeting features an Opening Celebration, Hot Topic Symposia, Expo, AOCS Governing Board Town Hall, and a variety of networking events, including a Member and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The Annual Meeting provides ample opportunities for attendees to learn, connect with colleagues, engage with new business contacts and meet with exhibitors.

Over 1,500 professionals from more than 40 countries attend the Annual Meeting, representing the industry's most prestigious corporate, government and academic institutions.

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Note: To protect AOCS and Annual Meeting attendees from fraudulent companies, the attendee list is not for sale. If you ever receive any communication regarding the AOCS Annual Meeting and have questions as to its legitimacy, please feel free to contact AOCS at meetings@aocs.org.

What you should know before Annual Meeting

The meeting dates are Sunday, April 26 through Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The first event is the Opening Celebration, which begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. Some events, including pre-meeting courses and committee meetings, will be held on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, before the official start of the meeting.
Pre-registration will be open November 15, 2019 through April 20, 2020. Onsite registration opens at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 26 inside the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Onsite registration is open Sunday–Wednesday.
This year’s main meeting venue is the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
AOCS is offering a mobile event guide that allows registered attendees to build an itinerary, search presentations and abstracts, connect with other attendees, and much more! Information on how to access the app is included on your registration confirmation.
Annual Meeting registration includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages at the President’s Reception on Sunday and beverages at Happy Hour Receptions and five networking breaks throughout the week. Divisions, Sections and Common Interest Groups also host luncheons and dinners with tickets available for an additional fee.
Beginning April 15, abstracts will be available on the attendees only webpage and in the meeting App.   your registration confirmation.
Attire is business casual, and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes. We also recommend you dress in layers, as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary.
Presentations will be available on inform|connect in the AOCS Premium Content Library after the meeting. It is up to the individual presenters whether they choose to make their presentations available after the meeting.

Please Note: Video, still photography and audio recording are strictly prohibited in all technical sessions. Video or still photography of poster presentations are prohibited, unless permission is granted by the author. Video or still photography of an exhibitor booth is prohibited, unless permission has been granted by the occupant. The only exception to the statements above is for working press with AOCS, provided press registration.
If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids or other reasonable accommodations to fully participate in this event, please email Julie May at julie.may@aocs.org. Information regarding disabilities and special assistance will remain confidential.
AOCS does not provide childcare services during the meeting.

Program Committee


Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair

Eric (Rick) Theiner
Evonik Industries, USA

P. Delmonte

Analytical Division 

Pierluigi Delmonte
US Food and Drug Administration, USA

Long (Joe) Zou

Biotechnology Division 

Long (Joe) Zou
Bunge Creative Solutions Center, USA

Kaustuv Bhattacharya

Edible Applications Technology Division 

Kaustuv Bhattacharya
DuPont Nutrition & Health, Denmark

Matthew (Matt) Miller

Health and Nutrition Division 

Matthew (Matt) Miller
Cawthron Institute Nelson, New Zealand

Eric Cochran

Industrial Oil Products Division 

Eric Cochran
Iowa State University, USA

Xiaoqing (Nora) Yang

Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division 

Xiaoqing (Nora) Yang
Kalsec, Inc., USA

Ozan Ciftci

Phospholipid Division 

Ozan Ciftci
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Usha Thiyam-Hollaende

Processing Division 

Usha Thiyam-Hollaender
University of Manitoba, Canada

Chibuike Udenigwe

Protein and Co-Products Division 

Chibuike Udenigwe
University of Ottawa, Canada

Keith Genco

Sufactants and Detergents Division 

Keith Genco
Arkema, Inc., USA

Contact Us

J May

Julie May

Presenter Support
Phone: +1 217-693-4815
Email: julie.may@aocs.org

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Sterling Bollman

Advertising, Exhibit and Sponsorships Sales
Phone: +1 217-693-4901
Email: sterling.bollman@aocs.org

Karen Kesler

Karen Kesler

Phone: +1 217-693-4813
Fax: +1 217-693-4857
Email: karen.kesler@aocs.org

T Sarver

Tisha Sarver

Exhibit and Sponsor Fulfillment
Phone: +1 217-693-4831
Email: tisha.sarver@aocs.org