As many of you will be aware the AOCS (American Oil Chemists Society) holds an annual meeting which attracts several thousand delegates and covers the whole range of fields of interest for the oils and fats community. See http://annualmeeting.aocs.org/
This years meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida April 30th- May 3rd and ISSFAL has joined up with the AOCS Health and Nutrition Division for a joint programme looking at various topics of mutual interest.
Details of the speakers and their topics are currently being finalised and we will advise you as soon as they are available, in the meantime the joint sessions between H&N and ISSFAL are scheduled as follows:
H&N 3: Brain, Behavior, and Omega-3s
Tuesday, May 2 1:55–5:00 pm
This session explores the relationship between omega-3 fatty acids and brain function, and highlights ways in which this relationship may affect behaviour.
ANA 5/H&N 5: Impact of Oil Processing on Health Outcomes
Wednesday, May 3 1:55–5:00 pm
Process contaminants are generated by chemical modification of native components of oils and by entry of foreign components during extraction and refining. Improved methods of chemical analysis, as well as knowledge of potent effects of trace lipids highlight an opportunity to modify refining processes to improve the healthfulness of oils. This session explores some of the developing ideas in the processing and health realms.
H&N 4: Infant Formula Optimization
Wednesday, May 3 7:55 am–12:00 pm
Our knowledge of the components and benefits of human breast milk is constantly evolving. This session provides a historical perspective and current research for infant formula optimization.
Full information regarding registration etc is contained in the linked brochure (click here to download) and you will notice AOCS is offering preferential registration rates for ISSFAL members.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Orlando in a few months time.