Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings

AOCS committees consist of subject matter experts who review and advise on important issues related to AOCS programs. The committee meetings listed below are open to all attendees. To attend one or more committee meetings, contact the listed AOCS representative by clicking on their name.

Click on the links below to view specific groups of committees or continue scrolling to browse the entire list.

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Annual Meeting Planning Committees

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Analytical 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 9 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 3, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to analytical topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Biotechnology 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 3, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to biotechnology topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Edible Applications Technology 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 9 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 8, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to edible applications technology topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Health and Nutrition 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 1, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to health and nutrition topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Industrial Oil Products 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 2, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to industrial oil products topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Lipid Oxidation and Quality 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 8, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to lipid oxidation and quality topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Phospholipid 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 10:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 3, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to phospholipid topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Processing 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 8, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to processing topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Protein and Co-Products 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 9, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to protein and co-products topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.

Surfactants and Detergents 2022 Technical Session Development Meeting

Meeting Time: 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), June 9, 2021

Assists in developing technical sessions related to surfactants and detergents topics.

For an invitation, contact Ellen Snipes.


Scientific Committee Meetings

These committees provide guidance for AOCS technical products and services.

AOCS Pulse and Plant Protein Expert Panel

Meeting Time: 8 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), April 30, 2021

This panel discusses a range of topics, including nutritional profiles, antinutritional factors, sensory attributes, protein quality, functional properties, and allergenicity of developing protein products as commodities and in finished foods.

For an invitation, contact Scott Bloomer.

Avocado Oil Expert Panel

Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), April 30, 2021

A meeting of parties interested in avocado oil.

For an invitation, contact Denise Williams.

Laboratory Proficiency Program Committee

Meeting Time: 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), April 26, 2021

This committee reviews the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) details and suggests changes or new series.

For an invitation, contact Dawn Shepard.

Olive Oil Expert Panel

Meeting Time: 10 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), April 26, 2021

This committee advises and directs AOCS' technical activities and services related to olive oil.

For an invitation, contact Dawn Shepard.

Process Contaminants Expert Panel

Meeting Time: 8 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), April 26, 2021

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

For an invitation, contact Denise Williams.

Technical Leadership Committee

Meeting Time: 10 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), May 21, 2021

This committee advises and directs AOCS on analytical services, laboratory services and liasions with international agencies such as ISO and Codex Alimentarius.

For an invitation, contact Scott Bloomer.

Uniform Methods Committee

Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), May 24, 2021

This committee develops and maintains the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of AOCS.

For an invitation, contact Xin Wu.

Uniform Methods Committee (UMC) Roundtable Meeting

Meeting Time: 8 a.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5), May 24, 2021

A meeting of the UMC in which the following subcommittees report on their activities:

  • Chromatography
  • Flavor, Quality and Stability
  • Rapid and Nondestructive Technologies
  • Seed and Meal Analysis

For an invitation, contact Xin Wu.