Seventeen AOAC Sections connect analytical communities in the U.S. and worldwide, representing four continents and over 90 countries.

Sections provide opportunities for participants to share information, build professional contacts, expand leadership skills and gain practical management experience. Each AOAC Section hosts at least one networking event each year, featuring technical presentations and discussions by leading local and national experts. To join a Section, use the contact information below.

Asia & Asia-Pacific

China Section

People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong
http://www.aoacchina.org
President: Ling Cheng-Zhu, Qingdao Customs
General Contact: [email protected]

India Section

India
http://aoac-india.org
President: Ranjan Mitra, PhD, Dabur India Limited
General Contact: [email protected]

Japan Section

Japan
https://www.aoacijs.org
President: Hiroko Suzuki, Japan Food Research Laboratories
General Contact: [email protected]

Taiwan Section

Taiwan and Penhu, Kimmen, and Matsu regions
http://www.aoac.org.tw
President: Ting-Jang Lu, National Taiwan University
General Contact: [email protected]

Thailand Section

Thailand
Facebook: Thailand Section of AOAC International
President: Orawan Kaewprakaisangkul, National Food Institute
General Contact: [email protected], [email protected]

Europe

Europe Section

All European countries except Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg
http://www.aoaceurope.com
President: Hilde Skår Norli, Norwegian Veterinary Institute
General Contact: [email protected]

Lowlands Section

Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands
http://www.aoaclowlands.nl
Chairman: Monique de Nijs, RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety
General Contact: [email protected]

Central and South America

Latin American–Caribbean Section

Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean islands
http://aoaclatina.com.ar
President: Maria C. Fernandez, Universidad Maimonides
General Contact: [email protected]

Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa Section

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
http://aoac-ssafrica.org
President: Owen Fraser, PhD, EMPLOYER
General Contact: [email protected]

North America

Central Section

Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania
President: Bryan Wirthwine, Q Laboratories, Inc.

Mid-Atlantic Section

District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Virginia
Treasurer: Roger M. Brauninger, A2LA

Mid-Canada Section

Province of Manitoba
http://midcanadaaoac.org/home
President: Ramin Vakili, Mid-Canada AOAC
General Contact: [email protected]

Midwest Section

Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
http://www.mwaoac.org
President: Donna Houchins, Romer Labs, Inc.
General Contact: [email protected]

Pacific Northwest Section

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia
Chair: Jim Hungerford, US FDA – ORA, ATC

Pacific Southwest Section

Arizona, California (except Southern California Section counties), Colorado, Hawaii, Utah, NV
http://www.psw-aoaci.org
President: Josh Wurzer, SC Labs

Southern Section

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
http://www.ssaoac.com
President: Denise Mitchell, Mars Incorporated

Southern California Section

Counties of Imperial, San Bernadino, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles
http://aoac-scs.org
President: Sumit Sen, FDA