Conference Highlights

Conference Highlights
January 25, 2019 No Comments 6th Annual Conference 2019 Saurabh Arora

AOAC-India’s Annual Conference is Back with New Keynotes, Stimulating Sessions and Many More Exciting Prizes!

Date : February 28 – March 1, 2019 | Venue : The Park Hotel, New Delhi
  • Best meeting ground for scientists, academicians, industry professionals and students!
  • A distinguished panel of speakers lined up!
  • Interactive workshops for laboratory personnel!
  • An exciting stage for students to showcase their innovative works!
  • A golden platform for winning awards and prizes!
  • Abundant chance to network with worldwide peers in the grand buffet dinner!


AOAC-India’s annual conference has been one of the leading events on food safety, quality assurance and regulatory testing in India. Since 2013, this annual conference has striven to amass outstanding professionals from different corners of the world working on various aspects of food analysis to advance the footprints of analytical competence as well as to build a strong analytical community within the nation.

Our previous conferences comprised exciting keynote lectures, oral presentations, workshops and poster sessions, creating a great platform for information exchange and knowledge transfer amongst its participants. Previously, we had illustrious speakers, such as AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s Past Presidents Dr Erik Konings and Ms. DeAnn Benesh, Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal (Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), FSSAI, Dr S.K. Saxena, (Director, Export Inspection Council of India), Dr N. Bhaskar (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Advisor (QA)) and Mr. N. Venkateswaran (Director, NABL), to name just a few. Eminent scientists from various countries, top-class universities and renowned institutions (e.g. CSIR, ICAR and several others) also delivered lectures and shared their expertise.

After the grand success of the conferences held in Pune in 2015 and subsequently, in New Delhi for two consecutive years 2017 and 2018, AOAC-India is excited to welcome all the interested delegates and partakers in its 6th annual conference Towards Collaborative Leadership to Ensure Food Safety during February 28 – March 1, 2019 at The Park Hotel in New Delhi, India.
As AOAC-India Section has celebrated diversity and inclusion since inception, this year’s conference will again be a rendezvous of eminent scientists, policy makers, business managers and researchers across the globe to discuss and debate on various challenges with regard to food safety, food authenticity and food testing issues.

The lectures are designed on present and emerging broad areas of research, including food safety and security; food safety laws and regulations; analytical residue method development of pesticides; veterinary drugs and antibiotics; food nutrition and food allergens; botanicals and dietary supplements and microbiological methods, among many others.

We are privileged that this year distinguished scientists like Dr Palmer A. Orlandi, Jr. (Deputy Executive Director and Chief Science Officer, AOAC INTERNATIONAL) and Prof. Samuel Godefroy (Professor, Université Laval and AOAC Board Member) will be present for deliberations. Other eminent speakers will be Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal (Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), Dr S.K. Saxena (Director, Export Inspection Council of India) Dr N. Bhaskar (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Advisor (QA)), Dr Erik Konings & Ms. DeAnn Benesh, (Past Presidents of AOAC INTERNATIONAL), Dr. Chindi Vasudevappa (Vice-Chancellor, NIFTEM) and Mr. N. Venkateswaran (Director, NABL), along with many others. 

More than 200 leading specialists across the country and abroad will participate for demonstrating how academia, industry and global regulatory experts can work together to solve exceedingly complicated problems, along with developing compliant and cost-effective solutions to ensure human health.
An exhibition by global instrument companies on novel technologies and trends in analytical instrumentations will be there. Interactive sessions and workshops are also included based on previous years’ feedback.
In order to support an early career researcher, the executive committee will honour a young scientist, who has immensely contributed in developing analytical methods and impacted the field. Created out to nurture the potentials of women researchers, the committee from this year will initiate a new award – “Women in Analytical Sciences”.
Besides, there will also be rooms for showcasing your innovative research in the poster session and hear lectures by the award-winning recipients. An exciting chance will also be there to receive onstage recognition and certificates from The Royal Society of Chemistry, AOAC-India.
In addition, the conference will host a brief session to announce a book project, to be out in 2020 by AOAC-India, which will cover a wide range of analytical methodologies in various matrices and would be of interests to academics, industry professionals and students.

An assemblage of world class speakers, illustrations on the newest analytical methods and exhibitions of frontier analytical devices are hallmarks of this two-day conference.

There will be ample chance to network with cross-cultural peers for broadening your knowledge base on global food safety issues.

Please come and bring on future communications to celebrate a safer and heathy planet !

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Team- AOAC-India



Mr. Shrinivas Joshi


 Call for Abstract

Dr Pranav Nagarnaik

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Young Scientist Award

Dr Ranjan Mitra
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Women in Analytical Sciences Award

Dr Ranjan Mitra
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Dr. Saurabh Arora

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