Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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.

Call for Papers

The AOCS Annual Meeting brings together the global community of chemists, nutritionists, engineers and business leaders who are advancing the science of fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials.

Each year, hundreds of abstracts are submitted to AOCS for consideration. The AOCS Program Committee and session chairpersons are charged with reviewing all abstracts and selecting the top submissions to be included in the Annual Meeting program. Accepted abstracts honor the scientific and scholarly achievements of the presenters and help contribute to the growth of the fats and oils industry.

Explore technical sessions to find the right audience for your work.

Submission System

Authors wishing to contribute papers to the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo must submit an abstract for review by the Program Committee and session chairpersons. The CadmiumCD Abstract Scorecard is the online meeting programming system used by AOCS presenters, Program Committee members, and session chairpersons to submit, view, review, and edit abstracts for the AOCS Annual Meeting.

Please carefully review the Guidelines & CadmiumCD User Guide (PDF) for detailed instructions regarding abstract submission, presentation preparation, and more.

Submission Deadline

Abstracts will be collected via the CadmiumCD Abstract Scorecard from September 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021. Abstracts received after the submission deadline will be placed on a waiting list and reviewed by the Program Committee and session chairpersons only if time and space allows.

Registration Requirements

All presenters are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees to present and attend the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Registration will be open beginning in January 2021. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses; AOCS does not reimburse presenters for travel, hotel, registration fees or other expenses incurred during the Annual Meeting. Invited speakers should contact their Division Vice Chairperson or session chairperson to clarify terms of their invitation.

Failure to register for the meeting by April 19, 2021, will result in the automatic withdrawal of your abstract from the official meeting program.

Available Travel Grants and Funding

AOCS offers more than 40 opportunities for presenters at the AOCS annual meeting to gain recognition for their hard work and achievements in the form of professional and student awards as well as travel grants.

Don't delay! October 1 is the submission deadline for Student Awards. February 1 is the submission deadline for junior researcher and student Travel Grants.

Each award has its own specific and unique nomination requirements. Learn more about AOCS awards.

Hot Topic Symposia

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

AOCS Journals’ Research Pitch Competition

The AOCS journals invite all researchers to submit their biggest and brightest solutions to challenges based on the AOCS journals’ subject areas. Learn more.

Contact Information

If you have questions about presenting at the AOCS Annual Meeting, please contact AOCS staff:
Telephone: +1 217-693-4831