Call for papers

The meeting program will feature invited presentations by leading industry experts, as well as volunteer oral and poster presentations.

The submission site is now closed.
If you are still interested in presenting, please contact Tisha Sarver for options.

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Important dates and deadlines

September 1, 2018  Abstract submission site opens
November 1, 2018

Submission deadline for priority consideration
Volunteer submissions received after November 1 will be reviewed and included as time and space permits.

November 5, 2018 Review and selection process starts
January 31, 2019 Abstract submission site closes
Late January 2019 Confirmation to accepted authors sent
March 1, 2019 All presenters must be registered to be included in the Printed Program
April 1, 2019 Oral and poster presenters must be registered for the Annual Meeting to avoid cancellation
April 18, 2019 Abstracts will be available to meeting participants (online and mobile app)*
*Notify AOCS by April 1 if you do not want your abstract released early.

Travel grants and funding available

The Australasian Section, European Section, Industrial Oil Products Division, Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division and Protein and Co-Products Division all offer funding assistance through travel grants to attend the AOCS Annual Meeting. Please visit the respective webpages for guidelines on available programs.

AOCS offers more than 40 society, scientific, division and studen award opportunities for presenters at the AOCS Annual Meeting, with some offering travel reimbursement and honorariums. Don't delay - October 1 is the nomination deadline for the Society and Scientific Awards. Division Awards and Student Awards submission deadline is November 1. Each award has its own specific and unique nomination requirements. Learn more about AOCS awards and the specific requirements.

Registration and travel expenses

All accepted presenters are required to register for the AOCS meeting, pay the registration fee and attend the meeting to present. Each presenter is also responsible for his/her travel and accommodation expenses, unless written confirmation of funding assistance is provided by the inviting Session Chair.

Hot Topic Symposia

The AOCS Program Committee is accepting proposals for sessions to be presented as part of the Hot Topic Symposia. Learn more...

Interest areas

Organizers are seeking presentations in the following interest areas:
  • Analytical
  • Biotechnology
  • Edible Applications Technology
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Industrial Oil Products
  • Lipid Oxidation and Quality
  • Phospholipid
  • Processing
  • Protein and Co-Products
  • Surfactants and Detergents