All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00).

Refer to the “Participation Details” column for details on which sessions will be available to you whether you attend in person or virtually.

  • Live streamed:
    • In person: Attend the live event in Boston at the time listed.
    • Virtual: Watch at the time listed or on demand approximately two business days after the live broadcast.
  • Pre-recorded/live:
    • In person: These sessions will be presented live at the time listed. Some sessions may include both live and pre-recorded portions.
    • Virtual: Watch on demand at any time convenient for you. All pre-recorded sessions will be available beginning August 30, 2021.
  • Pre-recorded only: These sessions will be available only as recordings and will NOT be presented live in Boston. They are listed in a separate table since they do not have dates/times associated with them. Click here to view.
  • Zoom link:
    • In person: Attend the live event in Boston at the time listed.
    • Virtual: A Zoom link will be provided on the virtual platform. Some of these meetings will be recorded and available on demand. If that is the case, it is noted next to the meeting.
  • Not available virtually: These events will take place in person only.

All on-demand meetings and sessions will be available until September 30, 2021.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Time [Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00)]TitleChair(s)/Speaker(s)Participation Details
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMRegistrationNot available virtually
9:00 AM – 4:00 PMAnalytical Solutions Forum (ASF), Part 1Live streamed

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Time [Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00)]TitleChair(s)/Speaker(s)Participation Details
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMRegistrationNot available virtually
9:00 AM – 12:00 PMAnalytical Solutions Forum (ASF), Part 2Live streamed
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMAOAC Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritional (SPIFAN) MeetingZoom link & available on-demand
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMAOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) MeetingZoom link & available on-demand
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMStakeholder Panel on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) MeetingLive streamed
5:00 PM – 6:00 PMAOAC Networking ReceptionNot available virtually

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Time [Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00)]TitleChair(s)/Speaker(s)Participation Details
7:00 AM – 8:00 PMRegistrationNot available virtually
8:00 AM – 11:00 AMAOAC Food Authenticity Methods (FAM) MeetingZoom link & available on-demand
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMAOAC Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS) Program MeetingZoom link & available on-demand
11:00 AM – 2:00 PMAOAC Glutens and Food Allergens (GFA) MeetingZoom link & available on-demand
12:00 PM – 2:00 PMAOAC Food Safety and Technology MeetingRobert Brackett,
Independent Food Safety Consultant & Tom Yang, U.S Army Natick Soldier Center, Combat Feeding Division
Live streamed
12:15 PM – 1:45 PMTDLM Workshop: Validating and/or Verifying New Analytical Methods – When to Choose the Correct ApproachJohn Szpylka, Food Safety Net Services & Marco Garcia, Hormel Foods, LLCNot available virtually
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMAOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors MeetingZoom link
4:00 PM – 4:45 PMNew Member and First Time Meeting Attendee OrientationNot available virtually
7:00 PM – 9:00 PMExhibit Hall Grand Opening & President’s Welcome Reception, co-sponsored by Herbalife NutritionNot available virtually

Monday, August 30, 2021

Time [Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00)]TitleChair(s)/Speaker(s)Participation Details
7:15 AM – 8:15 AMTDRM Executive Committee MeetingZoom link
7:30 AM – 5:00 PMRegistrationNot available virtually
7:30 AM – 8:30 AMExhibitor/Champion PresentationWaters CorporationNot available virtually
7:45 AM – 8:15 AMExhibitor PresentationBrukerNot available virtually
8:30 AM – 10:00 AMAwards Ceremony & Keynote Address: Why Different Kinds of Minds Hold the Key to Innovation, co-sponsored by Q LaboratoriesProfessor Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Colorado State UniversityLive streamed
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenNot available virtually
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMPoster PresentationsIn person and available on the virtual platform
10:15 AM – 10:45 AMExhibitor/Champion PresentationPickering Laboratories, Inc.Not available virtually
11:00 AM – 12:00 PMExhibitor/Champion PresentationThermo Fisher ScientificNot available virtually
11:15 AM – 11:45 AMExhibitor/Champion PresentationShimadzuNot available virtually
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMPoster Author PresentationsNot available virtually
12:15 PM – 12:45 PMExhibitor/Champion PresentationPerkinElmerNot available virtually
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMWiley Award Address: Addressing New and Never-Ending Challenges in the Analysis of Chemical Residues and ContaminantsKaterina Mastovska, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Eurofins ScientificLive streamed
1:30 PM – 3:00 PMWiley Award Symposium: High-End Food Analysis for Healthy LifeJana Hajslova, University of Chemistry and Technology PraguePre-recorded/live
1:30 PM – 3:00 PMAuthentication of Botanical Supplements Using Targeted and Non-Targeted MS and NMR AnalysisJames Harnly, USDA & Jianghao Sun, USDAPre-recorded/live
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMExhibitor/Champion PresentationAgilent TechnologiesNot available virtually
3:30 PM – 5:00 PMMethods for Determination of Pesticide and Veterinary Drug Residues in FoodsJoe Boison, Independent ConsultantPre-recorded/live
3:30 PM – 5:00 PMChallenges and Solutions in Probiotic Strain IdentificationVirginia Goldman, US Pharmacopeia; Quanyin Gao, Herbalife Nutrition; & Silva Babajanian, Herbalife NutritionPre-recorded/live
5:00 PM – 6:30 PMNew Member and First-Time Attendee Welcoming Reception, sponsored by Abbott NutritionNot available virtually
5:00 PM – 6:30 PMALACC MeetingZoom link
6:30 PM – 7:30 PMReception for TDLM MembersNot available virtually

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Time [Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00)]TitleChair(s)/Speaker(s)Participation Details
7:30 AM – 5:00 PMRegistrationNot available virtually
7:30 AM – 8:30 AMExhibitor/Champion PresentationEurofins Scientific Inc.Not available virtually
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMAOAC Standards and Method Conformity Assessment OrientationPre-recorded/live
8:15 AM – 9:45 AMInnovative Approaches for the Testing of Natural ProductsAdam Kuszak, National Institutes of Health & Jana Hildreth, Synutra International, Inc.Pre-recorded/live
9:45 AM – 10:15 AMExhibitor/Champion PresentationANKOM TechnologyNot available virtually
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMPoster PresentationsIn person and available on the virtual platform
10:15 AM – 11:45 AMElemental Analysis of Foodstuffs: Nutrients and ToxicantsKevin Kubachka, FDA & Eve Kroukamp, PerkinElmer, Inc.Pre-recorded/live
10:15 AM – 11:45 AMApproaches for Improving and Maintaining Laboratory QualityJames Harnly, USDAPre-recorded/live
10:15 AM – 11:45 AMDietary Fiber: Importance to Health, Fermentation in the Human Body, Analytical Methodology, and FDA Label ComplianceBarry McCleary, Megazyme & David Plank, WRSS Food & Nutrition InsightsPre-recorded/live
11:30 AM – 1:00 PMPlenary Session: AOAC Communities Speak on Current and Future Directions: Food Fraud, Food Allergens, and MicrobiologyBert Pӧpping, FOCOS; Samuel Godefroy, University Laval; Patrick Bird, AOAC INTERNATIONALPre-recorded/live
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMExhibitor/Champion PresentationMegazyme & NeogenNot available virtually
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMExhibitor/Champion PresentationSCIEXNot available virtually
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMPoster Author PresentationsNot available virtually
12:00 PM – 3:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenNot available virtually
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMExhibitor PresentationBruker BioSpinNot available virtually
1:00 PM – 3:00 PMAOAC Committee on Statistics MeetingZoom link
1:30 PM – 2:30 PMTDLM Executive Committee MeetingZoom link
1:30 PM – 2:30 PMExhibitor PresentationbioMérieuxNot available virtually
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMExhibitor PresentationInterscience Laboratories, Inc.Not available virtually
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMOut of the Lab, into the Wild Green YonderEvan Friedmann, Hellma USA, Inc. & Kellan Finney, Eighth RevolutionPre-recorded/live
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMMethods for Determination of Chemical Contaminants in Food and WaterKai Zhang, FDAPre-recorded/live
5:00 PM – 6:00 PMTDRM Members MeetingZoom link
6:00 PM – 7:00 PMReception for TDRM Members, co-sponsored by MilliporeSigma and FONA International Inc.Not available virtually

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Time [Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00)]TitleChair(s)/Speaker(s)Participation Details
8:00 AM – 12:00 PMRegistrationNot available virtually
8:15 AM – 9:45 AMDietary Supplements and Functional Foods During COVID-19: Analytical Technologies to Ensure Manufacturing Quality Control and SafetyNaren Meruva, Waters Corporation; John Travis, NSF International; & Emily Britton, Waters CorporationPre-recorded/live
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMPoster PresentationsIn person and available on the virtual platform
10:15 AM – 11:45 AMMethods for Determination of Cannabinoids, Contaminants, and Moisture in Cannabis and Cannabis ProductsSusan Audino, S. Audino & Associates, LLCPre-recorded/live
10:15 AM – 11:45 AMAdvances in Pathogen DetectionWendy McMahon, Merieux NutriSciencesPre-recorded/live
11:45 AM – 1:00 PMTechnical Programming Council MeetingZoom link
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMPoster Author PresentationsNot available virtually
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMExhibitor PresentationHORIBA ScientificNot available virtually
1:00 PM – 2:30 PMQuality Assurance for Label Compliance: An Orthogonal Approach to Determine Multiple Botanical Ingredients in Dietary Supplements and FoodYanjun Zhang, Herbalife International of America Inc. & Hong You, Eurofins US Food and Nutritional SupplementsPre-recorded/live
1:00 PM – 2:30 PMFood and Natural Product Quality Assurance by Means of Magnetic ResonanceJoerg Koehler, Bruker Corporation & Paul Valder, Purity-IQPre-recorded/live
3:00 PM – 4:30 PMIdentification and Quantification in Microbiology, Traditional, Current and FutureTetsuhisa Goto, Central Scientific Commerce, Inc. & Stephen Peterson, National Center for Agricultural Utilization ResearchPre-recorded/live
5:00 PM – 6:30 PMAOAC INTERNATIONAL Business MeetingLive streamed
8:00 PM – 10:00 PMAnnual Meeting Closing ReceptionNot available virtually

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Time [Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00)]TitleChair(s)/Speaker(s)Participation Details
9:00 AM – 1:00 PMAOAC Official Methods Board MeetingZoom link

Pre-Recorded Only Sessions (Available August 30 – September 30, 2021)

TitleChair(s)/Speaker(s)Participation Details
Food Fraud Prevention and Risk Mitigation in Times of COVIDBert Popping, FOCOS GbR & Karen Everstine, DecernisPre-recorded only
Identifying and Mitigating Risk in Life Science LaboratoriesRoger Brauninger, A2LA Workplace Training & Brad Stawick, Stawick Laboratory Management, LLC Pre-recorded only
FILTH – Analysis and Method DevelopmentHeather Hawk, FDA; Cheryl Love, FDA; & Monica Pava-Ripoll, FDAPre-recorded only
How Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Contributes to the Authenticity of our FoodArne Dübecke, Tentamus Center for Food Fraud & Jesse Miller, Neogen CorporatioPre-recorded only
Hot Topic Symposium: A Head and Hand Approach to Regulatory Testing – Portable Devices and AI Utilization at FDAMichael McLaughlin, FDAPre-recorded only
Updates on Establishing Standards for Color Additives from Natural SourcesBhakti Petigara Harp, FDAPre-recorded only
Plenary Session: AOAC Shines the Spotlight on the China and U.S. Midwest SectionsCheng-Zhu Liang, Qingdao Customs; Fan Yang, China Ocean University; Sally Flowers, Kansas Department of AgriculturePre-recorded only
COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: A Big Step for Virus Testing in the Food IndustryPatrick Bird, AOAC INTERNATIONAL & Bert Popping, FOCOS GbRPre-recorded only
STEC Definition, Detection and Testing: Is there a Way to Get a Global Consensus?Daniele Sohier, Thermo Fisher Scientific & Thomas Hammack, FDAPre-recorded only
Perspectives on Testing for Allergens and AuthenticityFranz Ulberth, European Commission – Joint Research CentrePre-recorded only
Diverse and Emerging Contaminants on our Plates: Cutting Edge Techniques for Animal Product TestingEstelle Dubreil, ANSES-Laboratory of Fougeres & Wendy Andersen, FDAPre-recorded only
Design of Experiments for Method Validation and OptimizationChris Edwards, Herbalife International of America Inc.; Maria Rubinsky, Herbalife International of America Inc.; & Horatio Pappa, U.S. PharmacopeiaPre-recorded only
Student Award SymposiumPalmer Orlandi, AOAC INTERNATIONALPre-recorded only