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Deland Myers, chair of the Education and Meetings Steering Committee, spoke to the Council about some new features that are planned related to the Annual Meeting, including the videotaping of short courses and hot topics; the web streaming of the keynote presentation at the Tuesday morning business meeting/breakfast; and a renewed focus on eLearning. Debruyne gave an update of the European Section's recent activities, including the awarding of two student travel grants for the AM&E; the new Section leadership team; plans to work with the Phospholipid Division on a short course in 20 1 1 ; efforts to become a member of Euro Fed Lipid (EFL); and the need to survey both Section members and AOCS members in Europe to determine future Section activities.

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									                                                                                               446 inform July 2010, Vol. 21 (7)




        Division and Section
        2 010 PHO ENIX
        101st AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo




        Councils meet
        Mary Belding                                                             the new Section pages and described the new listservs that will
                                                                                 provide membership discussion forums.
        Sunday, May 16, 2010, was a busy day for the three executive                  Debruyne gave an update of the European Section’s recent
        steering committee members of AOCS’s 12 divisions. On Sunday             activities, including the awarding of two student travel grants for
        morning—prior to the afternoon individual division leadership and        the AM&E; the new Section leadership team; plans to work with the
        Division Council meetings at the 101st Annual Meeting & Expo             Phospholipid Division on a short course in 2011; efforts to become
        (AM&E)—the chairs, vice chairs, and secretary-treasurers of each         a member of Euro Fed Lipid (EFL); and the need to survey both
        division had an opportunity to meet with others holding the same         Section members and AOCS members in Europe to determine future
        office to learn more about the responsibilities of their positions and   Section activities. Debruyne also reported that the Section recently
        to discuss concerns and ask questions of mutual interest.                held a workshop in Scandinavia.
             On Sunday afternoon, Chairperson Max Norris led the Divi-                Outgoing Latin American Section President Hector Autino pre-
        sion Council meeting, which was attended by 23 division represen-        sented details about the November 2009 Latin American Congress
        tatives, 2 division visitors, 10 Governing Board members, and 5 staff    in Rosario, Argentina; and incoming Section President Roberto
        members. AOCS Executive Vice President Jean Hinton announced             Berbesi spoke about plans for the 2011 Latin American Congress
        that the Division Council chair will no longer serve on the Board;       in Cartagena, Colombia. Berbesi said that the Section hopes to
        the AOCS secretary will now assume this responsibility. Web Strat-       increase member benefits and produce a newsletter in both Spanish
        egy Manager Amy Lopez gave a brief presentation on the newly             and English.
        designed AOCS website and the new Division pages. Plans are under             
								
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