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This is the official website of the Pacific Southwest Section of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. We serve analytical professionals in Arizona, northern California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

Upcoming meeting

Keeping Pace with Innovation from Food Safety to the Environment
March 25-27 2024
School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, Gladys Valley Hall, 1 Garrod Dr., Davis CA 95616
The Pacific Southwest Section of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is planning a joint meeting with CalFP, the California affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). This will allow both organizations to leverage their mutual strengths to promote the common purposes of protecting the food supply, promoting consensus laboratory analytical methods, and reaching a scientifically sophisticated student audience.

Last meeting link


2023 Conference Organizing Committee

Joyce Yip, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Charles Yang, Agilent Technologies
Josh Wurzer, SC Laboratories Inc.
Norma Hill, US Treasury/TTB Retired
Mike Driscoll, SCIEX
Tom Sidebottom, US Food and Drug Administration (Retired)
Sean Orlowicz, Phenomenex
Sarva Balachandra, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Seth Wong, TEQ Analytical Laboratories
Zachary Eisenberg, Anresco Laboratories
Theresa Crisostomo, AZ Department of Agriculture
Pramod Pandey, PhD, University of California, Davis