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 and technology of fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials.

Review session topics in 10 interest areas, and submit your abstract to present an oral or poster presentation in-person at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, or to participate fully online, May 1–4, 2022.

Submission Deadline

Call for papers ends January 13, 2022, for online or in-person oral presentations, and February 14, 2022, for poster and ePoster presentations.

Hot Topic Symposia

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

Student ePoster Pitch Competition

All accepted poster abstracts from student submitters are automatically entered into the Student ePoster Pitch Competition. Learn more.

Awards and Travel Grants

AOCS offers more than 40 opportunities for presenters at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo to gain recognition for their achievements in the form of professional and student awards as well as travel grants.

The deadline for nominations for student awards is for October 1, 2021.

The deadline for nominations for junior researcher and student travel grants is December 18, 2021.

Each award has its own specific and unique nomination requirements. Self-nominations are encouraged. Learn more about AOCS awards


If you have questions about presenting at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, please contact Lauren Rohde, Manager of AOCS Education and Meeting Programs at +1 217-693-4831 or


“I have presented posters at several AOCS meetings over the last few years and have found these gatherings to be an excellent platform for presenting my work to a targeted audience with a high level of expertise. In my experience, the poster presentations are effective at facilitating considerable engagement with conference attendees.”
-Jessica Beekman, Ph.D., Research Chemist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, USA

"I absolutely felt amazed with the ease that AOCS provided me as a presenter. Although skeptical in the beginning, all doubts disappeared when I realized how easy all the technical people who worked hard in the background made it for me. It was a great virtual experience and as flawless as it could be and with rewarding results and metrics. Thank you AOCS staff!"
-Apostolos Pappas, PhD, Senior Dermatology Consultant, Nogra Pharma and Entrinsic Biosciences, Switzerland

“Presenting our research poster at AOCS was a great experience and we received a lot of inquiries from other attendees. AOCS made it very easy to connect with others and build necessary relationships to promote our project.”
-Chelsea Grimes, Materials Technologies, W R Grace & Co, USA