Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AOCS Newsletter Highlights November 2014

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Award News
Since 1999, AOCS has selected members who have made outstanding contributions to the technological aspects of the profession and to the growth of the Society. This is a distinctive and prestigious honor that can only be earned through years (15 or more) of dedication and service. Nominations due December 1 - visit the website for more details.

For graduate students!
Thomas H. Smouse Memorial Fellowship is now open. The award is for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Fellowship includes a $10,000 stipend and $5,000 for research funding. Application deadline is February 2, 2015. Visit the website for more details.

Inform Free Features

Proclamations about the dangers of trans fats are everywhere, it seems. Is it possible, though, that aldehydic lipid oxidation products (LOPs) in thermally stressed cooking oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids are a far greater danger to public health? Read about the detection, monitoring, and deleterious health effects of LOPs in this month's first free article from Inform, the AOCS member magazine.

Next, find out how AkzoNobel developed a surfactant-based cleaner that delivers a strong combination of heavy-duty grease removal and low streaking in the second free article from the November/December issue.

Looking for a Job?

AOCS Career Services regularly posts some of the best career opportunities in the industry.  Take a look below at several current listings, or get more information on the Career Center website.
Technical Services News
Recognized and Accredited Olive Oil Sensory Panels
AOCS would like to thank all of the panels that participated in the 2013-2014 Olive Oil Sensory Panel proficiency testing series. Several labs have been awarded for excellence in testing and achieved Recognized and Accredited Panel status in this series.

Reminder: the next enrollment deadline for the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) is November 20. The LPP enrollment process has changed with the upgrade to our new website and store. If you are experiencing difficulty enrolling or would like help, please contact Dawn Shepard.

AOCS @ Work
AOCS CEO Pat Donnelly kicked off the Oils and Fats International Congress 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur by delivering the 15th Tan Sri Dato Seri B. Bek-Nielsen Foundation Lecture. Donnelly discussed opportunities and challenges ahead for the global oils and fats industry. The Congress took place November 5-7 and was organized by Oils & Fats International and Malaysian Oil Scientists' and Technologists' Association, in collaboration with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.

AOCS Governing Board
The AOCS Governing Board met on October 23, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. During the meeting, members reviewed the AOCS 2015 budget and operating plans. A major focus of the Governing Board will continue to center on performance improvement for specific products and services, identifying new opportunities, and expansion of services into new industry sectors. The Governing Board recognizes the need to develop new leadership for the Society and encourages all members interested in serving in a leadership position to complete the AOCS Prospective Leadership Questionnaire.

To learn more about AOCS leadership positions and other volunteer opportunities, please email Barb Semeraro, or call her at +1 217-693-4804.

AOCS has your topic covered!
Learn more about all of our upcoming meetings.

AOCS Meeting Updates

AM15_Logo_90106th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases | May 3–6, 2015 | Orlando, Florida, USA
Submit your abstract! Present your research to an engaged audience of your peers! The meeting will feature invited/volunteer oral and poster presentations. Review interest areas, submission guidelines, evaluation criteria, and submit.

Organize a Hot Topics Symposium! The Hot Topics Symposia will feature global discussions on new technologies, innovative research, regulation updates, and other current critical issues. Review guidelines and submit your session proposal today.

February 2, 2015: Final abstracts due
March 6, 2015: Final proposals due

Interested in participating in the Industry Showcases or becoming a Sponsor? Contact Christina Waugh, +1 217-693-4901.

Upcoming Industry Meetings
IndustryEventBtn-eNews2nd World Congress of Clinical Lipidology | December 5-7, 2014 | Austria
The congress will provide state of the art educational lectures in the field of clinical lipidology, focusing on practical lipid management including difficult to treat hyperlipidemias, genetic dyslipidemias, screening, dietary and nutraceutical approaches and case studies. Major emphasis will be given to new therapeutics, diagnosis and management of high risk patients. 

The International Soaps Detergents & Cosmetics Conference will focus on the rapidly evolving industries in Asia. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for national and international players to share views and resources on sustainability, the dynamic marketplace, emerging technologies and innovations, and environmental and regulatory issues.

The Congress and Lectureship Series will be held in November 2015, under the slogan "Evolution, innovation and challenges towards a sustainable future." The event will provide a forum in which attendees can exchange information and bring themselves up to date on the development of products, technologies, research, and experiences that are occurring at a global level in the field of fats and oils. 
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