Monday, April 10, 2017

Annual Meeting Online Registration Ends This Week

Online registration ends April 14th!

The 2017 Annual Meeting is only a few short weeks away. Meet us in Orlando to join the discussions on the latest industry updates. There will be ample opportunities to learn and engage during three days of technical sessions, Hot Topics Symposia, Industry Showcases, Awards Plenary and Business Meeting and a variety of networking events.

Save time and avoid the on-site registration lines.  Register today!

Take advantage of these great opportunities for sharing and networking

Exchange ideas with colleagues during Division roundtable discussions.

Discuss geographic-specific issues at a Section event.

Reconnect with colleagues and make new connections during numerous networking events.

Assist in directing the future of AOCS by sharing your expertise at an open AOCS committee meeting or make new connections at an AOCS Common Interest Group (CIG) gathering


Don't miss this opportunity to learn, engage and network. We hope to see you there!



Monday, April 3, 2017

Read AOCS Press Review Articles

Stay up to date on review papers published in AOCS Press journals. The reviews below have appeared in JAOCS, JSD, and Lipids during the past few months. We’ve provided read and share links, so please feel free to pass along to colleagues!

December 2016
JAOCS
Deepak S. Thakur and Arunabha Kundu, BASF R&D Beachwood,USA

January 2017
JSD
Jean-Louis Salager, Ana M. Forgiarini, and Miguel J.Rondón
Lab FIRP, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela

February 2017
JAOCS
Audrey Llevot, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC) Karlsruhe, Germany

Lipids
Nikita Ikon and Robert O. Ryan
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, USA

March 2017
JAOCS
Samantha A. Vieira, Guodong Zhang,  and Eric A. Decker
Department of Food Science University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USA

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Emerald Test for Cannabis Labs is open! Enroll now to participate.

What is the Emerald Test?

Directed by an advisory panel comprised of industry experts and stakeholders, The Emerald Test® is a semi-annual inter-lab comparison and proficiency testing program for cannabis testing labs.

While individual lab data remains private, participants are listed on the Emerald Test website and badges are awarded to high performing labs. This combination provides the highest level of integrity and transparency while enabling individual labs and the entire testing industry the ability to demonstrate proficiency and excellence to their customers.

Potency Test
The Potency Test is comprised of a 5-part cannabinoid matrix in 1mL of Acetonitrile. The test contains 0-1000 µg/mL of THC, THC-A, CBD, CBD-A, and CBN. Enroll Now.

Pesticides Test
The Pesticides Test is comprised of 22 analytes on a hemp matrix with quantities ranging from 0-1000 ng/g. Enroll Now

Microbial Panel 1
Microbial Panel 1 is supplied as a 4-sample panel for quantitative determination of APC, Coliform/E.coli, Yeast/Mold and Enterobacteriaceae. Enroll Now.

Microbial Panel 2
Microbial Panel 2 is supplied as a 3-sample panel for qualitative identification of salmonella spp. in hemp. Enroll Now.

Residual Solvents
The Residual Solvents Test is offered in a 2 parts for stability; 2 gases prepared in dimethylacetomide and 9 compounds in a hemp oil matrix. Enroll Now.

Heavy Metals
The Heavy Metals Test is offered in 2 parts, a solution for cannabis heavy metals and in a hemp matrix. Enroll Now.


Enrollment and Samples

Enrollment is open from Monday, March 20 until Friday, April 7 at 5pm EST. All tests will ship overnight on April 24.

Data submission deadline is May 5 at 5pm EST. 

Test Samples are manufactured by an ISO 17043 accredited PT provider and require overnight shipping, which is included in the price of the test. After receiving and testing the sample, labs must submit their data through an electronic data portal.

Data analysis provided by AOCS with ISO 13528:2015 software and standards for ILC/PT's.


Emerald Test® Advisory Panel

The Emerald Test Advisory Panel defines the content of each test and the terms for data analysis as well as the criteria for receiving the Emerald Test Badge. The 2017 advisory panelists are:
  • Robert Martin, Ph.D., Founder of CW Analytical
  • Cynthia Ludwig, Director of Technical Services at AOCS
  • Rodger Voelker, Ph.D., Lab Director, OG Analytical
  • Tammy Meusitch, Quality Systems Development at RJ Lee Group
  • Shawn Kassner, Senior Scientist at Neptune & Company, Inc.
  • Jim Rowe,  Scientific Director at Steep Hill Labs
  • Chris Hudalla, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, ProVerde Labs
  • Susan Audino, Instructor at A2LA
  • Sytze Elzinga, The Werc Shop
  • Amanda Rigdon, Chief Technical Officer at Emerald Scientific

For more information visit www.emeraldtest.com.
For questions and help, email us at sales@emeraldscientific.com or call 877-567-3598 ext. 1.



Annual Meeting -Reduced Registration Ends March 31!

The Clock Is Ticking! Register By March 31 And Save up to $100!

2017 Annual Meeting is approaching fast. Join us April 30–May 3 in Orlando, Florida, for the ultimate collaboration from industry, academia, and government. There are many reasons to come back and experience another year of valuable information, resources, and networking. Here are just a few:
  • Hot Topics Symposia encompasses international discussions on current critical issues impacting the fats and oils industries.
    View symposia »
  • AOCS Special Sessions, including the Awards Plenary and Business Meeting provide additional opportunities to learn and connect with colleagues.
    View sessions »
  • AOCS Short Courses, offered prior to Annual Meeting, allow you to interact one-on-one with instructors and peers in your field.
    View short courses »
  • Industry Showcases are the gathering place for Annual Meeting attendees. The showcases will house more than 80 global companies in a variety of categories. They are also the hubs for major networking activities.
    See more »
You'll also have access to a variety of sessions featuring more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 12 interest areas.

Take Advantage of AOCS Membership
Become an AOCS member today and register at the discounted member rate. Your membership not only offers discounted registration, but also access to resources for networking and the most-up-to-date information, including access to the new premium members-only content library! See more about membership »

Register today to get in on the conversations and the savings!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Health and Nutrition Division New Investigator Award

The AOCS Health and Nutrition Division is seeking nominations for the 2017 AOCS Health & Nutrition Division New Investigator Research Award. Self-nominations are welcome. Please submit your nomination materials to Victoria Rouleau (victoria@aocs.org) by March 24, 2017.

The award recognizes a young scientist who is making significant and substantial research contributions in one of the areas represented by the AOCS Health & Nutrition Division. The recipient will give a scientific presentation at the 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases, related to the research and development which has merited them the award.

Eligibility: Candidates younger than 36 years old by June 1, 2017, or have received their highest degree within the previous ten years. Candidates must be responsible for the accomplishment of outstanding original research on the health or nutrition of fats or oils. 

Nomination Materials: Nomination letter,  at least three supporting letters, and a curriculum vitae. 

For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/2nL8fB4


Did you know? AOCS and supporting companies recognize nearly 50 researchers each year! Plan your next award nomination today. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Symposium to honor Milton Rosen at 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting

The Journal of Surfactants and Detergents is celebrating its 20th volume year in 2017 and one of the many events includes a special symposium honoring the work of Milton Rosen at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Industry Showcases in Orlando, FloridaSpeakers were invited based on their connections to Dr. Rosen and include former students, past winners of the Samuel Rosen Memorial Award, and his co-authors on publications. Read the details of the symposium below. Attendance is open to any AOCS Annual Meeting attendee. See you in sunny Florida!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Journal of Surfactants and Detergents—20th Volume Celebration Honoring Milton Rosen
Chairs: Dennis Murphy, Stepan Co., USA; and Arun Ramchandran, University of Toronto, Canada 

1:55 pm
Introduction
2:00 pm
Gemini surfactants based on Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate for use in Liquid Laundry Detergents. George A. Smith, Huntsman Corporation, USA
2:20 pm
Silicone Surfactants in Oil Based Systems. Tony O'Lenick, Siltech LLC, USA
2:40 pm
Synergism and Interaction of Surfactants in Enhancing Performance in Personal Care and Industrial Formulations. Manilal Dahanayake, Surfactant Solution Experts. LLC, USA
3:00 pm
Surfactant Mixtures: Synergism in Solubilization, Microemulsions, and Detergency. David A. Sabatini, University of Oklahoma, USA
3:20 pm
Surfactant-Polymer Interactions. Yun-Peng Zhu, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., USA
3:40 pm
Improve Low Tension Formulation Robustness in Enhanced Oil Recovery with Properly Optimized Surfactant Mixture. Jean-Louis Salager and  Ana Forgiarini, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
4:00 pm
Accounting for Ion Specific Effects in the Hydrophilic/Lipophilic Difference (HLD) Equation. Brock A. Trotter, Mohannad Kadhum, Ben Shiau, and Jeffrey Harwell, University of Oklahoma, USA; University of Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, USA
4:20 pm
Use of High Throughput Technologies to Accelerate Formulation Development. Christopher J. Tucker, Michael Tate, and John Ell, The Dow Chemical Company, USA
4:40 pm
Samuel Rosen, Milton Rosen, and Visions of a Future Honoring a Legacy. Charles Hammond, Flotek Chemistry, USA


Friday, February 3, 2017

2017 AOCS Annual Meeting - Reduced Rates Available

Attending the AOCS Annual Meeting is now more affordable than ever with special, reduced rates for Students, Young Professionals, and Retired Professionals. Full-conference rates start at just $150.

Don’t delay; registration rates increase February 24!

The AOCS Annual Meeting is an ideal platform for the creation of mentorships- those invaluable relationships which assist our young workforce with acclimating to the intricacies of fats and oils, developing their skillset, and setting the future direction of the industry. In addition to 600+ technical oral and poster presentations, the meeting will feature a Hot Topics Symposia and special sessions; daily networking activities, including evening Happy Hours; and 70+ exhibitors from around the world.


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