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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:30pmAnalytical Solutions Forum, Part 1 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:30pmAnalytical Solutions Forum, Part 2 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

9:00am-10:45amAnalytical Solutions Forum Plenaries (rescheduled)
11:00am-3:00pmFood Authenticity Methods
2:00-5:00pmSPIFAN Meeting
5:00-6:30pmNew Member and First-Time Attendee Welcoming Reception & Orientation, Sponsored by Abbott

Friday, September 11, 2020

10:00am-1:00pmWorking Group on Rosins
1:00-5:00pmCASP Meeting

Monday, September 14, 2020

10:00-11:30amKeynote Address, presented by Gilles Martin, Eurofins Scientific;
Awards Ceremony

The future is bright for the next generation of AOAC scientists and leaders
1:00-1:30pmWiley Award Address, presented by Harvey Indyk, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd. and David Woollard, Independent Consultant
Wiley Award Symposium: Food Analysis in Aotearoa
Brendon Gill, Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd.
3:30-5:30pmBoard of Directors MeetingHenry Chin, AOAC President

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

10:00-11:30amEstablishing Standards for Color Additives from Natural SourcesBhakti Petigara Harp, FDA
10:00-11:30amBotanical Identification Goes MobileYanjun Zhang, Herbalife Nutrition, Silva Babajanian, Herbalife Nutrition, & Adam Kuszak, NIH 
12:00-12:45pmNetworking Break, Sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition
1:00-2:30pmTools for Quality Assurance of Quantitative PCR for Microbiological MethodTetsuhisa Goto, Central Scientific Commerce, Inc. & Scott Leppanen, Agilent Technologies
1:00-2:30pmSeafood Decomposition: Sensory and Chemical Test MethodsHeather Hawk, FDA & Lisa Newberry, FDA 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

10:00-11:30amQuality by Design (QbD) in Analytical Method Development: Sample Preparation Challenges and SolutionsAihua Liu, Dyad Labs & Xun Yan, AMWAY
10:00-11:30amHot Topic Symposium – Tattoo Inks: Regulatory and Analytical Perspectives Bhakti Petigara Harp, FDA & Marianita Perez Gonzalez, FDA
1:00-2:30pmThe Power of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry – The “Leatherman” in AnalyticsArne Dübecke, Tentamus Global Center for Food Fraud & Aihua Liu, Dyad Labs 
1:00-2:30pmProbiotics Identification and QuantitationDeborah McKenzie, AOAC, Silva Babajanian, Herbalife, & Quanyin Gao, Herbalife
3:00-4:00pmAOAC Business Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020

10:00-11:30amElemental Analysis in Food, Beverages, and Cannabinoids as Markers for Food-SafetyKevin Kubachka, FDA & Eve Kroukamp, PerkinElmer
10:00-11:30amProject Launch to Develop Consensus Standards for Glyphosate and Glyphosate Metabolites: Addressing Method Gaps in Food Matrices
1:00-2:30pmWorking Groups, Expert Review Panels and Method Validation: The Role of Reference Materials in the AOAC ProcessPatrick Bird, PMB BioTek Consulting
1:00-2:30pmNovel Methods for ContaminantsMarkus Obkircher, MilliporeSigma
3:00-4:00pmTDRM Reception, Sponsored by MilliporeSigma and FONA International Inc.

Friday, September 18, 2020

10:00-11:30amErgot Alkaloids: Analytical Considerations for Up and Coming Regulated Mycotoxins Sheryl Tittlemier, Canadian Grain Commission & Mark Sumarah, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
10:00-11:30amWhat is the Problem for PCR Quantification? A Solution and New ApplicationTetsuhisa Goto, Central Scientific Commerce, Inc. & Bert Popping, FOCOS Gbr

Monday, September 21, 2020

10:00-11:30amMethods for the Determination of PFAS by Federal AgenciesMichael Wichman, FDA & Jeffrey Archer, FDA
10:00-11:30amAnalytical Characterization of Dietary Supplements for Public Health ResearchAdam Kuszak, NIH
1:00-2:30pmInternational Approaches to Tackle Food FraudDavid Hammond, Eurofins & Michael McLaughlin, FDA
1:00-2:30pmAnalytical Strategies to Characterize Products Intended for Inhalation after High-Temperature VaporizationMatthew Noestheden, Supra Research and Development

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10:00-11:30amChallenges in Setting Probiotic Quality StandardsCharles Budinoff, DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences
10:00 – 10:30amAOAC Spotlight On…
Dustin Starkey, Abbott: Inspiring the Next Generation of Analytical Food Scientists – Helping AOAC Make a Positive Impact

10:30 – 11:00amAOAC Spotlight On…
Samuel Benrejeb Godefroy, Université Laval: Setting a Structured Food and Feed Laboratory Testing Capacity in the Arab Region
11:00 – 11:30amAOAC Spotlight On…
Mark Corey, National Coffee Association with Dawn Frazier, AOAC: Coffee and Testing: From Bean to Cup
1:00-2:30pmNovel Methods for Cannabis and Botanicals Rob O’Brien, Supra Research and Development
1:00-2:30pmBeyond Presence and Absence: How Innovative Technology, such as MALDI-TOF and NGS, are Rewriting Industry’s Data NeedsRamin Khaksar, Clear Labs & Patrick Bird, PMB BioTek Consulting

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

10:00-11:30amGood Food, Beverages and ChemometricsJames Pyke, Agilent Technologies & Dan Hui Dorothy Yang, Agilent Technologies
10:00-11:30amThe Landscape of CBD/Hemp Testing: Ensuring Harmonization of Standards and Methods from Seed to SaleErin Crowley, Q Laboratories
1:00-2:30pmSalmonella Re-Emergence: What are the Plans for Better Control?Christophe Cordevant, ANSES French Foodsafety Agency, Emilio Esteban, USDA, & Daniele Sohier, Thermo Fisher Scientific
1:00-2:30pmFood Allergen and Gluten Analysis on the FlyLinda Monaci, CNR & Carmen Diaz‐Amigo, FOCOS

Thursday, September 24, 2020

10:00-11:30amAOAC/Eurofins Foundation “Testing for Life” Student Award SymposiumPalmer Orlandi, AOAC INTERNATIONAL
1:00-2:30pmHot Topic Symposium: Food and Food Contact Surface Testing in the Era of COVID19Michael Brodsky, Brodsky Consultants
2:30-2:45pmAnnual Meeting Closing Announcements