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The AOCS Path to a New Method
January 23, 2019
12:00 noon CST

Known throughout the world as the most comprehensive collection of analytical testing methods for fats and oils, the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS contains more than 450 methods. This presentation will describe the process by which new methods are incorporated into the AOCS methods catalog.

Presenter: Anthony Miller, AOCS Technical Services Manager

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Past webinars

Speciality fats
Designing specialty fats through fractionation and interesterification

This webinar will review the different industrial technologies used to manufacture specialty fats: dry and solvent fractionation, crystallization under shear or in static mode and regio-specific enzymatic interesterification. The fractionation of cocoa butter, palm oil, and shea butter (cocoa butter equivalents) and of palm kernel and coconut oil (cocoa butter substitutes) will be exemplified. Presenter: Dr. Véronique Gibon, Science Manager at Desmet Ballestra Group (Belgium), R&D Department.



Imposter Imposter Syndrome
is the feeling that you are a fraud and that your success is due to “luck” or “fooling” people into believing you are better than you are. It is rampant in women and underrepresented people, particularly those that have climbed to success, and in fields where work is done privately then shared publicly. Presented by Laura Sanchez-Greenberg and organized by the AOCS Young Professional Common Interest Group.



Antioxidant TestingAntioxidant Testing
Rick Della Porta, Senior Principal Scientist at Frito Lay, will review best practices and applications of antioxidant testing in edible oils. Bridging the gap between academic research and practical application is critical to understanding how and why antioxidants may be used. Test protocols and analytical methods will be reviewed in general terms that link research with end use.




Fat Transitions in Ice CreamFat Transitions in Ice Cream with AOCS Member Dr. Rich Hartel
In this webinar, the mechanisms that underlie and the parameters that influence partial coalescence of fat globules in ice cream will be discussed, along with the ramifications of high or low partial coalescence on product quality. Presented by Dr. Hartel who had been a faculty member at UW-Madison for 32 years.



A Walk Through Your HomeA Walk Through Your Home–Discovering the Surfactant Science for Cleaning It
Many consumers (and even scientists!) may not care much about the technical complexity of cleaning product formulations. But they do care about and want the results of their cleaning efforts in every room. This year’s Samuel R. Rosen Award recipient, David. R. Scheuing, will connect several major concepts in surfactant science to the formulation of household cleaning products used by consumers daily.



Balancing Laundry Product Margins with Virtual Reality Data Visualization in Consumer Relevant TermsBalancing Laundry Product Margins with Virtual Reality Data Visualization in Consumer Relevant Terms
In this webinar, Rodrigo Olmedo, Director-General of CONSUMERTEC, will discuss how CONSUMERTEC is using virtual reality (VR) technology to leverage large amounts of detergency data to increase the consumer value of products while balancing research costs. Industry analysts estimate that VR technologies will increase the value proposition of products by 20% and reduce product formulation costs by 5%.



The Art of Analysis: Method Training Ce 1i-07 & Ce 1b-89 by POS Biosciences & AOCSThe Art of Analysis: Method Training Ce 1i-07 & Ce 1b-89 by POS Biosciences & AOCS
AOCS has partnered with POS Bioscience to provide a one hour webinar demonstrating the methods. You will see the entire process as it is narrated by a POS Bioscience expert. A live Q&A session will enable you to ask any questions and learn insight from a researcher skilled in the art.



What does early career success look like? ... and what you should be doing now to prepareWhat does early career success look like? ... and what you should be doing now to prepare
Steve Hill, former AOCS President and longtime AOCS member, will share insights and ideas to help young professionals achieve success in their careers. Steve will draw from his many years of experience in the food and fats and oils industries. He will also share insights gained as an AOCS volunteer leader.



FDA's Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated OilsFDA's Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils
This webinar is brought to you by AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society) and provides exclusive access to our special guest speaker, Robert A. Hahn, principal attorney at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC. Hahn specializes in FDA regulation of food and dietary supplements.