Committee Meetings

All committee meetings take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. If you cannot attend a committee meeting of interest or want to know more, contact the staff liaison listed. All committee meetings are open to all Annual Meeting attendees unless otherwise noted.

  • 2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee
    This committee of Division Vice-Chairpersons determines the technical program for the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting.
    Chair: Rick Theiner
    Staff Contact: Jeffry Newman, jnewman@aocs.org
    Executive Meeting:
    Sunday, April 26 | 10-11 a.m.
    Wednesday, April 29 | 2-3:30 p.m.

  • Asian Section Leadership Team
    Discuss and develop programs and activities of interest to members from Asia.
    Chair: Kazuo Miyashita
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Books and Special Publications Committee
    Identify potential book topics and editors while also serving as reviewers of proposals.
    Chair: Wm. Craig Byrdwell
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • China Section Leadership Team Meeting
    Meet to discuss plans and activities related to the AOCS China Section.
    Chair: Jiang Lianzhou
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org 
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined. 

  • Division Council
    Represent all Division leadership teams and recommend policies and procedures for the advancement and improvement of all Divisions.
    Chair: Jill Moser
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Sunday, April 26 | Time to be determined.

  • Division Executive Steering Committees
    Develop Division programming and activities. Includes the officer teams (chair, vice chair, secretary-treasurer) from each Division.
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    Executive Meeting: Sunday, April 26 | Time to be determined.

  • European Section Leadership Meeting 
    Oversee the European Student Travel Grant and develop programs and activities of interest to members from Europe.
    Staff Contact: Janet Brown, janet.brown@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Foundation Board
    Reviews the opportunities to support new products and services of AOCS.
    Chair: Neil Widlak
    Staff Contact: Patrick Donnelly, patrick.donnelly@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Governing Board
    Review progress against goals and objectives of the 2018–2020 Strategic Plan.
    Chair: Len Sidisky
    Staff Contact: Patrick Donnelly, patrick.donnelly@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.


  • JAOCS Associate Editors Breakfast
    Join a 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): James A. Kenar
    Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Monday, April 27 | 7:45–9 a.m.

  • JAOCS Senior Associate Editors
    Meeting for Journal of the American Oils Chemists' Society (JAOCS) editor-in-chief and the senior associate editors to discuss the state of the journal.
    Chair (JAOCS Editor-in-Chief): James A. Kenar
    Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org
    Executive Meeting: Sunday, April 26 | 2:30–3:30 p.m.

  • JSD Committee 
    Be part of a business meeting and strategy session for Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD) editors. Visitors are welcome.
    Chair (JSD Editor-in-Chief): George A. Smith
    Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Tuesday, April 28 | 11 a.m.–Noon

  • Laboratory Proficiency Program Committee
    Review proficiency program details and suggest changes or new series.
    Chair: Susan Seegers
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Sunday, April 26 | 11 a.m.–Noon

  • Lipid Library Committee 
    Develop and maintain the AOCS Lipid Library website.
    Chair: Alejandro Marangoni
    Staff Contact: Denise Williams, denise.williams@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Lipids Journal Luncheon
    Be part of a 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): Eric J. Murphy
    Staff Contact: Pam Landman, plandman@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Tuesday, April 28 | 12:30–2 p.m.

  • Olive Oil Expert Panel
    Advise and direct AOCS’ technical activities and services related to olive oil.
    Chair: Luisito Cercaci
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Process Contaminants Expert Panel
    Discuss AOCS projects and general developments related to the analysis and mitigation of processing contaminants in edible oils.
    Chair: Scott Bloomer
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Professional Educators Common Interest Group Business Meeting
    A venue to bring together educators from industry and university settings to identify opportunities to improve the teaching and training of individuals new to lipid chemistry.
    Chairs: Nuria Acevedo, Deland Myers and Sara Shinn
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Students Common Interest Group Business Meeting
    All students are welcome to attend to share ideas on how to improve AOCS awards, social events and career networking opportunities.
    Chair: Ruojie (Vanessa) Zhang
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Technical Leadership Meeting
    Advise and direct 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
    OPEN MEETING: Wednesday, April 29 | 2:30–4 p.m.

  • UMC Sub Committee Roundtable
    Discuss Uniform Methods Committee and Uniform Methods Committee subcommittee projects and proposals.
    Chair: Chris Dayton
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Sunday, April 26 | 1–3 p.m.

  • Uniform Methods Committee
    Develop and maintain the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of AOCS.
    Chair: Chris Dayton
    Staff Contact: Scott Bloomer, scott.bloomer@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Sunday, April 26 | 3–4 p.m.

  • Young Professionals Common Interest Group Business Meeting
    Attend to meet with young professionals and recent graduates and help identify topics of interest for webinars, programming and more.
    Chairs: Leann Barden and Orayne Mullings
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    OPEN MEETING: Date and time to be determined.

  • Young Professionals Common Interest Group Reception
    Start the meeting on the right note by conversing with other young professionals and enjoying complimentary drinks and appetizers.
    Staff Contact: Victoria Santo, victoria@aocs.org
    OPEN EVENT: Date and time to be determined.