Section Meeting and Exposition

Event Details

Date: June 3-5, 2024
Location: Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills

Join us at the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midwest Section Meeting to network with experts, attend insightful sessions, and stay updated on advancements in analytical sciences. Mark your calendar and be part of the innovation!


Hosted by Mérieux NutriSciences

We are excited to announce that Mérieux NutriSciences will host this year’s Midwest Section AOAC INTERNATIONAL Meeting and Exposition. As a global food safety, quality, and nutrition leader, their expertise perfectly aligns with our mission to foster innovation and collaboration in analytical sciences.

Our Sponsors: Together We Power Innovation

Our community is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors, who enable us to advance innovative ideas, foster knowledge exchange, and enhance the attendee experience. Look at this year’s sponsors, ranging from silver to gold to platinum levels.

Meet Our President

Dr. Jay A. Alappat holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and has postdoctoral experience in natural products chemistry and molecular biology. Dr. Alappat has worked in the fields of R&D, manufacturing, and quality control of food, feed, and Dietary Supplements; and he is proficient in developing chromatographic and spectroscopic methods.

MxNS Jay Alappat
Jay A. Alappat, Ph.D.

President and Technical Program Chair
 (+1) 630-849-9186

About the Midwest Section AOAC

The Geographic area of the Midwest section (in About the Midwest Section AOAC) is more with the merger of the Midwest and Central sections:

Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Western, Pennsylvania, West Virginia (and Canadian Provinces Manitoba and Saskatchewan).

The section shall promote and support the purpose and objectives of the Association, “promoting quality measurements and methods validation in the analytical sciences, “as stated in the “AOAC INTERNATIONAL Bylaws,” Article II, by:

1. Promoting interest and participation in the Association’s purpose and programs.
2.  Providing a regional focus and forum for the Association and its members and addressing regional analytical needs.
3. Providing a means of increasing analytical scientists’ knowledge and technical skills, primarily through seminars, forums, workshops, and other similar technical updates.
4. Providing means to improve communications with the Association’s membership.
5. Identifying and communicating with appropriate non-member laboratories, organizations, educational institutions, firms, and individuals in the region to encourage their participation in Section and Association programs; and
6. Developing cooperative relationships with educational institutions, government, industry, and other organizations interested in method development and validation.

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