Hot Topic Symposia


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The fats and oils industry is always changing—new technologies emerge, innovative research is published and regulations are updated. The Hot Topic Symposia will address how these current, critical issues impact the business of fats and oils and affect the future of our industry.

The Hot Topic Symposia will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019, from 7:55–10 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

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Registration and travel expenses

Organizers of accepted sessions are expected to attend the meeting. Session organizers and speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Discounted registration fees are available for Hot Topic Symposia organizers and speakers.

Dates to Remember

November 1, 2018

Received proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee and decisions will be communicated to submitters by November 15.

January 1, 2019 Received proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee and decisions will be communicated to submitters by January 15.
March 1, 2019 Received proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee and decisions will be communicated to submitters by March 15.
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Submission guidelines

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, we encourage prospective session organizers to submit a comprehensive proposal which includes a session description, list of quality speakers, and topics. Preference will be given to session proposals that are thorough, carefully considered and planned and align with the purpose of the Hot Topic Symposia.

The session description and all presentations must be free of commercial content, including company logos, excessive references, tradenames, trademarked products, or product groups.

The session proposal form may be accessed above. After filling out all proposal fields, save the form for your reference and email a copy to meetings@aocs.org. Once you have successfully submitted a proposal you will receive a confirmation email. Organizers will be notified on the dates above regarding proposal acceptance.



Past session topics

2018

  • 3-MCPD and Glycidol Esters — What Now?
  • Advancing Plant Proteins Along the Value Chain: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Bridging the Gaps in a Diverse Workplace
  • Healthy Oils: The New Functional Ingredient?
  • Safety Aspects of Frying Oils: Academia and Industry Perspectives
  • Fat and Oils for Generations
  • Research and Technology Priorities for Fats and Oils from US Government and Industrial Perspectives
  • The Role of Medium-Chain Triglycerides and Ketones throughout the Lifespan
  • Olive Oil: Innovative Analytical Strategies to Guarantee Quality and Fight Fraud; Focus on the Advancements of the EU H2020 Project OLEUM
  • State of the Industry: Navigating a Post-PHO Landscape

2017

  • Clean Label Ingredients and Processes for Food and Beverages
  • MUFA: A Secret Weapon for Making “Healthy” Food Claims
  • The Regulatory Changes—Impact on Lipids
  • China Fat and Oil Industry: A Fast-Growing Segment with Opportunities and Challenges
  • Surfactants for the Non-Expert
  • Lipid Oxidation: Lessons Learned, Health Implications, and Moving Towards Standardization of Analytical Methods