Friday, January 18, 2013

AOCS Newsletter January 2013

AOCS Newsletter January 2013

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Registration Now Open!
104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
April 28-May 1, 2013 | Montréal, Québec, Canada

Enjoy presentations, short courses, an exhibit, and networking with more than 1,600 colleagues from 60 countries, all in chic Montréal!

Annual Meeting highlights:

Take advantage of the early registration discount and save up to $110. Register now at

Remember to support AOCS by making your hotel reservation in the AOCS block by March 20.

Travel Grants Available! Apply by February 15.

Two Divisions of AOCS are offering travel grants for the 104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.

The Industrial Oil Products (IOP) Division grant is open to junior researchers at any institution of higher learning or research laboratory.

The Surfactants and Detergents (S&D) Division grant is based on financial need and open to junior faculty at any institution of higher learning.

For eligibility requirements and more details on the awards, please see their respective webpages:
IOP Division Junior Researcher Travel Grant (.pdf)
S&D Division Junior Faculty Travel Grant (.pdf)
Inform Free Features 

In 2012, researchers at Wilmar’s Biotechnology R&D Center in Shanghai, China, conducted a nationwide survey of bottled cooking oil, catering oil, and oil-bearing processed food, to reveal the current trend of trans fatty acid content in foods within the Chinese market. Read about their methodology and results in the first free article from Inform, the AOCS member magazine.

Next, Gilles-Eric Séralini and co-workers suggested in a peer-reviewed article that Monsanto’s NK603 glyphosate-resistant corn was unsafe. Their work, they said, showed that rats fed NK603 had more and larger cancerous tumors and died earlier than controls. There followed not one but two opinions by the European Food Safety Authority and no fewer than 16 letters critiquing the study. Read all about the uproar in this excerpt from Inform’s Biotechnology News department.
AOCS Divisions call for candidates

All members of AOCS Divisions should have received a “Call for Candidates” email earlier this week, requesting nominations for Division members whom they would like to see as chairperson, vice-chairperson, or secretary-treasurer.

The deadline to nominate is January 28, so act soon!

The ballots — with candidates’ names and statements — will be emailed to Division members in mid February.

Self-nominations are welcome. 

For more information, contact Elizabeth Garard.

Nominate a candidate
Special Deal for Laboratory Proficiency Program

All new enrollees to the 4th quarter of the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) will receive five quarters of proficiency testing for the price of four! View the available series here, and join today. Enrollment for the LPP 4th quarter is due February 20. For more information, contact
Have You Heard...? 
  • AOCS Chief Science Officer and Technical Director Richard Cantrill is the proud grandfather of Hailey Grace Cantrill born on October 7, 2012 to Phil and Tamara Cantrill.
  • Sean 12-23-12 AOCS President Deland Myers also welcomed a new grandbaby, Sean Wade Scott (pictured right), in November of last year.
  • AOCS Past President and Distinguished Fellow Karl Zilch passed away January 7. He was 91.
Let us know what’s going on. Retiring? Moving? Celebrating an anniversary? Recent promotion? New child? Won an award?

Email us and we’ll share your news in the next AOCS Newsletter.
AOCS Foundation Accepting Silent Auction Donations

Happy New Year!

Put on those thinking caps, get those creative juices flowing, and start thinking about what great item(s) you can donate!

We are challenging you to make the 18th AOCS Foundation Silent Auction the best one to date! Our auction is always fun, brings out the competitive spirit in people, and of course raises money to support AOCS student awards.

Contact Amy Lydic today about your donation to this year's auction to be held at the 104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Welcome Corporate Members 

Corporate leaders pursue excellence. AOCS provides the resources.

Is your company an AOCS Corporate Member?

If not, learn how your company can gain access to important technical information that can support all your employees while allowing you to take advantage of special Corporate Member benefits and unique recognition opportunities.
Looking for a job?

AOCS Career Services regularly posts some of the best career opportunities in the industry. Take a look below at some current listings, or get more information on the Career Center website.

AOCS Methods Sale!
Book of the Month
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Save $50 on AOCS Methods

Our end-of-year sale of the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 6th Edition, 2nd Printing, has been extended through January 31, 2013!

List Price:$670$620 
Member Price: $570$520

Watch your mailboxes for the official order form or order online now to make sure your lab has the latest analytical methods!
This month save $20 on our Omega-3 book!

This book addresses new applications of omega-3 fatty acids from both plant and marine sources in food supplements and pharmaceuticals and covers three basic areas: structure and function, production and processing, and health effects.

Use coupon code BOM0113 to receive the discount.

Get more information on this product on our website.
Australasian Section of AOCS Biennial Meeting

The AAOCS Biennial meeting will take place November 6-8, 2013, in New South Wales, Australia.

This year’s theme focuses on the debate over the production of oils for food use versus their increased use in biofuels.

Visit the AAOCS webpage to learn more.
AOCS @ Work
  • Patrick Donnelly, AOCS CEO, and Jeff Newman, Senior Director, Programs, will travel to Orlando, Florida, USA for the American Cleaning Institute Annual Convention taking place at the end of this month. During the trip they will also meet with the Montreux 2014 Organizing Committee to work on program details and begin discussions on Singapore 2016.
  • Newman will also be traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, January 16-18 to discuss meeting needs with the Salt Palace Convention Center and the downtown hotels in preparation for the 2016 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.
  • Technical Specialist Gina Clapper will be attending the AAFCO Mid-Year Meeting, January 22-24, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
AOCS has your topic covered!
Learn more about all of our upcoming meetings.

AOCS Meeting Updates 
WorldMkt-110x110  AOCS Oils and Fats World Market Update 2013 | April 3-4, 2013 | Kiev, Ukraine 
Early Registration Rate Ends January 25

Sponsor (.pdf)

AM13_137x147 2 104th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo | April 28-May 1, 2013 | Montréal, Québec, Canada
Registration is open!

AOCSwebsite100x852013 AOCS Technical Services Workshop: Laboratory Methods | July 16-17, 2013 | Ankeny, Iowa, USA
Registration opens in February 2013! 

15LACbugXV Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats and Oils | August 20-23, 2013 | Santiago, Chile
Registration opens in March 2013! 
Upcoming Industry Meetings

ICIS2 90x100ICIS Asian Oleochemicals Conference | January 30-31, 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The conference will focus on the growing Asian oleochemicals market, offering solutions to the challenges it is facing and also highlighting the opportunities that are emerging. You can have a look at the conference agenda here.

DeepFrying2013 27th International Symposium on Deep Frying | February 20-22, 2013 | San Francisco, California, USA
Optimum frying for safe and improved quality fried foods. Practical information for the foodservice and industrial frying professionals.

IESD 2013jpg2013 International Exhibition on Surfactant & Detergent | April 10-12, 2013 | Shanghai, China
IESD China – the leading business-to-business surfactant and detergent trade show event in Asia!
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