Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is more than just a conference — it is a prime opportunity to advance your career and grow your network, all in one place. Professionals from all over the world come together online and in-person to share insights and perspectives while building new connections.

Committee Meetings

All committee meetings take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. If you cannot attend a committee meeting of interest or for further information, contact the staff liaison listed.

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Annual Meeting Planning Committees

Do you have innovative ideas for next year's Annual Meeting technical program? If you would like to be part of the planning, this is where it all happens — take an active role by participating in these committee discussions to assist in developing the technical program.

2023 Annual Meeting Program Committee

Closed Meeting: Sunday, May 1 | 9:30–11 a.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

This committee of Division Vice Chairpersons determines the technical program for the 2023 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.

Staff contact: Ellen Snipes, ellen.snipes@aocs.org

2023 Technical Session Development Meetings

Open Meeting: Date and times are to be determined.

Each Division will have their own meeting to discuss the technical program for their area.

Staff contact: Ellen Snipes, ellen.snipes@aocs.org


AOCS Programs and Services Committees

These committees provide guidance related to AOCS membership programs, publications and governance.

Books and Special Publications Committee

Open Meeting: Wednesday, May 4 | 3–4 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Identifies potential book topics and editors while also serving as reviewers of proposals.

Chair: Wm. Craig Byrdwell

Staff Contact: Pat Donnelly, patrick.donnelly@aocs.org

Business Management Committee Meeting

Closed Meeting: Monday, May 2 | 7:30–9 a.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Chair: Tim Kemper

Staff Contact: Jon Coffman, jon.coffman@aocs.org

Division Council

Open Meeting: Sunday, May 1 | 12:45–2 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Learn more about the member-focused work of the 10 AOCS Divisions and find out how you can get involved.

Chair: Supratim Ghosh

Staff Contact: Bill Stanton, william.stanton@aocs.org

Division Executive Steering Committees Meetings

Closed Meeting: Sunday, May 1 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

AOCS Division leadership teams – chair, vice-chair and secretary-treasurer – meet to make plans for the upcoming year. Divisions develop the technical program, oversee awards and provide early career members with leadership opportunities.

Staff Contact: Bill Stanton, william.stanton@aocs.org

Foundation Board

Open Meeting: Date and time are to be determined.

Reviews the opportunities to support new products and services of AOCS.

Chair: Doug Bibus

Staff Contact: Pat Donnelly, patrick.donnelly@aocs.org

Governing Board

Open Meeting: Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 | Times are to be announced.

Reviews progress against goals and objectives of the current strategic plan.

Chair: Phil Kerr

Staff Contact: Pat Donnelly, patrick.donnelly@aocs.org

JAOCS Associate Editors Breakfast

Open Meeting: Monday, May 2 | 7:45–9 a.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Thank you breakfast and business meeting for all Journal of the American Oils Chemists' Society (JAOCS) editors and the editorial advisory board. Visitors are welcome.

Chair (JAOCS Editor-in-Chief): Silvana Martini

Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org

JSD Committee

Open Meeting: Tuesday, May 3 | 11 a.m.–Noon EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Business meeting and strategy session for Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD) editors. Visitors who want to learn more about getting involved with JSD are welcome to attend.

Chair (JSD Editor-in-Chief): Douglas G. Hayes

Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org

Lipids Luncheon

Open Meeting: Tuesday, May 3 | 12:15–2 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Business meeting and strategy session for Lipids journal editors. Visitors who want to learn more about getting involved with Lipids are welcome to attend.

Chair (Lipids Editor-in-Chief): Graham C. Burdge

Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org

Student Common Interest Group Business Meeting

Open Meeting: Wednesday, May 4 | 2–3 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

All students are welcome to attend to share ideas on how to improve AOCS awards, social events and career networking opportunities.

Chair: Ece Gulkirpik

Staff Contact: Bill Stanton, william.stanton@aocs.org

Young Professional Common Interest Group Business Meeting

Open Meeting: Wednesday, May 4 | 2–3 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Attend to meet with early career professionals and recent graduates and help identify topics of interest for webinars, programming and more.

Chairs: Orayne Mullings and Sarah Willett

Staff Contact: Bill Stanton, william.stanton@aocs.org


Scientific and Technical Committees

These committees provide guidance for AOCS technical products and services.

Avocado Oil Expert Panel

Open Meeting: Sunday, May 1 | 2:30–4 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

A meeting of parties interested in avocado oil.

Chair: Selina Wang

Staff Contact: Denise Williams, denise.williams@aocs.org

Laboratory Proficiency Program Committee

Open Meeting: Sunday, May 1 | 11 a.m.–Noon EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

A meeting of the chairs of LPP series. Reviews proficiency program details and suggests changes or new series.

Chair: Susan Seegers

Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org

Lipid Library Committee

Open Meeting: Wednesday, May 4 | 7–8 a.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Develops and maintains the AOCS Lipid Library website.

Staff Contact: Amy Garren, amy.garren@aocs.org

Olive Oil Expert Panel

Open Meeting: Saturday, April 30 | 4–5 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Advises and directs AOCS’ technical activities and services related to olive oil.

Chair: Luisito Cercaci

Staff Contact: Denise Williams, denise.williams@aocs.org, and Xin Wu, xwu@aocs.org

Process Contaminants Expert Panel

Open Meeting: Wednesday, May 4 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Discusses AOCS projects and general developments related to the analysis and mitigation of processing contaminants in edible oils.

Staff Contact: Denise Williams, denise.williams@aocs.org

Pulse and Plant Protein Analysis Expert Panel

Open Meeting: Sunday, May 1 | 9–10:30 a.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

A meeting of parties interested in the analytical challenges of the plant protein industries.

Chair: Phil Kerr

Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org

Technical Leadership Meeting

Open Meeting: Wednesday, May 4 | 4–5:30 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Advises and directs AOCS on analytical services, laboratory services and liaisons with international agencies such as ISO and Codex Alimentarius.

Chair: Lars Reimann

Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org

Uniform Methods Committee (UMC)

Open Meeting: Sunday, May 1 | 3–4 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Develops and maintains the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of AOCS.

Chair: Chris Dayton

Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org

UMC Subcommittee Roundtable

Open Meeting: Sunday, May 1 | 1–3 p.m. EDT (Atlanta, USA; UTC-4)

Discusses Uniform Methods Committee and Uniform Methods Committee subcommittee projects and proposals. A meeting of the UMC in which the Seed and Meal Analysis, Chromatography, Flavor, Quality and Stability, Rapid and Nondestructive Technologies, Protein Analysis Subcommittees report on their activities.

Chair: Chris Dayton

Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org