As AOAC evolves to meet the demands of the analytical science community, we recognize that the most important element to success is our members. Whatever their area of scientific focus, stage of career, or geographic location, AOAC members must continue to benefit from opportunities that support their contribution to public health and allow them to thrive professionally.
AOAC’s solution to this challenge is to put members in the driver’s seat of their AOAC experience, by greatly expanding membership options, lowering individual membership fees, introducing a variety of organizational membership tiers, and allowing members to choose the services, programs, and publications that benefit them most.
By lowering the cost of entry, AOAC hopes to attract new members and expand participation, while strengthening and helping sustain the association into the future. Similarly, the newly tiered organizational memberships offer expanded benefits, participation opportunities, and return on investment.
This membership strategy goes hand in hand with other exciting new initiatives being planned and implemented throughout the Association, with an eye to enhancing professional development opportunities, increasing and diversifying the pool of AOAC subject matter experts, and broadening participation by organizational and individual members in an expanding array of volunteer opportunities. This is an important step in creating a more dynamic, inclusive, and innovative AOAC.
Once members approve the required bylaw changes, the new structure would become available on October 1. Should you want to convert to the new plan prior to your renewal date, feel free to contact AOAC Customer Service at [email protected].
Individual AOAC members benefit from being part of a community of like-minded experts. Through this network members are kept abreast of the latest technical, regulatory, and technology changes that impact their industries and professions. AOAC members are key to contributing to new standards and methods that solve significant problems within their areas, while helping improve food safety and public health worldwide.
Additionally, the lower membership fees make membership more affordable for more members from around the world. This means the AOAC professional community will continue to expand, bringing fresh perspectives and even more diverse expertise to members.
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For organizational members, AOAC affords access to international scientific experts, leading technology providers, and domestic and international regulators.
The new six-tiered organizational membership structure provides organizations even more options for participation and impact. The Organizational Affiliates and Sustaining Member categories have been replaced by tiers ranging from Supporter through Ambassador. Each tier has a corresponding array of bundled individual memberships, subscriptions, discounted services and publications, and other valuable benefits.
Organizational members are invaluable to AOAC’s efforts to engage the global community in harmonizing methods and standards. Working toward a single goal, AOAC’s harmonizing efforts provide tremendous business value through cost efficiency and proven efficacy.
ILM – Inside Laboratory Management
JAOAC – Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL
OMA – AOAC Official Methods of Analysis
ALAAC – AOAC Accreditation Guidelines for Laboratories
TDLM – Technical Division for Laboratory Management
TDRM – Technical Division on Reference Materials
AM – AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition
MYM – AOAC Midyear Meeting
RI – Research Institute