Technical Program

Technical Program

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.

Technical Program

Explore the latest research, technological developments and industry trends during sessions covering a variety of topics in fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials.

Registered attendees can access the online meeting platform to watch on-demand presentations through July 31, 2021. Registered AOCS members receive extended access through April 2022. Download the 2021 Attendee Guide (.pdf) to learn more about how to use meeting features.


The AOCS Annual Meeting’s extensive technical program features more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 10 distinct interest areas. View the technical program.

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Hot Topics and Featured Sessions

Hot Topics and Featured Sessions focus on big-picture topics that are broadly relevant in our community. View Hot Topics and Featured Sessions.

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Open-access Livestream Recordings

As part of the 2021 Annual Meeting, AOCS broadcast select presentations on an open-access livestream. Open-access sessions included updates on AOCS Methods, student ePoster competitions, industry updates and more. Watch recordings of open-access sessions.

Preview open-access livestream recordings

ISSFAL Congress

The 2021 Virtual ISSFAL Congress took place on 5 consecutive days from May 10th to 14th. The meeting included all the usual ISSFAL Congress highlights with Award presentations, plenary speakers, presentations selected from abstracts, and opportunities to interact live with sponsors and exhibitors. Learn how to access ISSFAL Congress presentations and posters.

ISSFAL Congress

AOCS Awards Presentation Series

AOCS Awards celebrate the important contributions of scientists and technologists working in oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants and related materials. Ten AOCS Award winners shared their research with the scientific community in the lead up to the AOCS Annual Meeting. Watch recordings of these engaging presentations.

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AOCS Student ePoster Pitch Competition

Selected finalists from AOCS Divisions gave their best 5-minute research pitch to a panel of judges. The 1st place winners took home a cash prize and a free 2022 AOCS student membership. Audience members had the chance to vote for their favorite pitch and cheer on their colleagues. View winners and watch recordings of each Division's competition to see who took home the top spot.

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Committee Meetings

AOCS committees consist of subject matter experts who review and advise on important issues related to AOCS programs. Learn more about what these committees do and how you can attend one of their meetings. View committee descriptions and the dates and times of meetings.

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