The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Technical Programming Council (TPC) invites AOAC members and other interested individuals to submit scientific session proposals to be offered at the 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 23 – 28, 2024.
The Call for Scientific Sessions deadline is Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 2:00 PM ET.
A scientific session is a symposium, a roundtable, or a workshop. All scientific sessions at the 2024 Annual Meeting will be 90 minutes in length. All scientific sessions will be in-person and will NOT be recorded.
The TPC is seeking sessions that cover a variety of timely analytical science and food safety topics, particularly emerging issues that pose a significant challenge for our stakeholder communities. AOAC’s Analytical Solutions Forum, New Initiatives, and Integrated Science Programs all provide a great starting point when considering topics of interest. The TPC’s goal is to provide a meeting program that balances technical topics with broad scientific ideas and opportunities while also maintaining continuity with AOAC’s current integrated programs.
NEW IN 2024: AOAC is no longer requesting scientific session proposals that include a list of participants.
You will be required to submit the following information through our collection database:
The individual who submits the proposal will be notified of acceptance/rejection in early April 2024. Once a proposal is accepted, Chairs must pre-register for the Annual Meeting. Because there is only a limited budget for travel funding, most participants are responsible for their registration, travel and lodging expenses.
After the Call for Scientific Sessions closes, the Call for Speakers will open. Individuals can submit papers for consideration to an accepted symposium or to be grouped with similar papers to form a new symposium. The TPC will review all submitted papers (see criteria below) and assign accepted speakers to symposia. Chairs of accepted symposia can recruit speakers by encouraging development and submission of an abstract to the accepted symposium as part of the Call for Speakers.
Also, during the Call for Speakers, individuals may indicate interest in participating in a roundtable by describing their expertise to support the roundtable goals as described in the abstract. The TPC will review the expertise of interested individuals and make assignments to roundtables.
Though the TPC will consider proposals in a wide range of topic areas, the following areas are of particular interest as related to analytical science and food safety and have been identified as Session Tracks for the 2024 Annual Meeting:
Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:
AOAC INTERNATIONAL scientific sessions are designed to focus on new, updated, and emerging topics of analytical science. Session proposals should not be of a commercial nature. (Exhibitors have opportunities to present sponsored sessions that can focus on proprietary topics.) Excessive use of brand, company, product, logo, or trade names is not permitted, and occurrences of such use may affect participation in future meetings.
No scientific sessions offered by AOAC INTERNATIONAL are to be used for commercial sales or presentations by authors or presenters without authorization from AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The TPC will give preference to submissions that provide educational benefits to a wide array of stakeholders.
To submit a proposal to the AOAC Call for Scientific Sessions, Click Here
The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 2:00 PM ET.
(More information coming soon.)
The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Technical Programming Council (TPC) invites AOAC members and other interested individuals to submit speaker proposals for the 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 23 – 28, 2024. All scientific sessions at the 2024 Annual Meeting will be 90 minutes in length. All scientific sessions will be in-person and will NOT be recorded.
AOAC offers three types of submissions:
The Call for Speakers will open in early April 2024 and the deadline will be one month later.