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March 10, 2010

SCC Announces 2010 Scientific Seminar Schedule

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists will hold its Annual Scientific Seminar on June 3-4 at the Long Island Marriott located in Uniondale, NY. This is the first Seminar to be hosted by the chapters in area I, including Connecticut, Long Island, New England, New York and Quebec.

The seminar’s Technical Program has been arranged by the Committee on Scientific Affairs, which is chaired this year by Jim Vlasic, Greenway Research Lab.

The seminar will begin on Thursday morning with Session A – Green, which will be moderated by Dr. Mindy Goldstein. The session will open with a keynote presentation from John Warner, Ph.D., Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. This will be the society’s first Henry Maso Keynote Award Lecture created to honor Maso, a long time SCC member and colleague who passed away in 2009. Dr. Warner will present “Green Cosmetic Chemistry.”

Other speakers and topics include Bruce Uhlman, BASF Corporation, “Measuring Sustainability and Integration into Strategic Decision Making;” Gilles Pauly, Ph.D., Cognis France, “Beyond Sustainability: A Pioneering Tripartite Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility;” Paula Lennon, Ph.D., Gattefosse France, “Improved Sensorial Performance in Natural Formulations Using Polyglycerol Modified Plant Waxes” and Oliver Thum, Ph.D., Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH, “Process Innovations for Sustainable Biocatalytic Esterification.”

Session B – Hair on Thursday afternoon will be moderated by Randy Wickett, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. This session will include a keynote presentation from Jennifer Marsh, Ph.D., Procter & Gamble, entitled “New Product Design Strategies for Colored Hair.”

Additional presentations include: “Study of Emulsion Structure (Liquid Crystals): Performance Correlation in Hair Straightening Formulas,” Timothy Gao, Ph.D., Croda, Inc.;“Hair Growth Modulation, Up or Down: A Review of Ways to Influence the Biological Events in the Hair Follicle,” Karl Lintner, Ph.D., Sederma S.A.S.;“Energizing the Hair Follicle: Modulation of Hair Follicle Components,” Paul Mouser, Ph.D., International Specialty Products; and “Quantifying and Modeling the Propensity for Hair Breakage,”Trefor Evans, Ph.D., TRI-Princeton.


On Friday morning, Barbara Wolf, Ph.D., Estée Lauder Companies, will moderate Session C – Formulations. Betsy Schmalz Ferguson will give the keynote presentation “Another Interesting Year: How Do You Unravel Consumers to Reveal Opportunities?” Historical, psychological and global trend perspectives will be reviewed.

Other featured presentations will include “Complex Effect Pigments: The Challenge of Formulating with Pigments of Diverse Optical and Physical Properties,” Gabriel Uzunian, BASF Corporation; “Surface Treatments to Improve Pigment Dispersion in Aqueous Media,” Jane Hollenberg, Gelest, Inc.; and “Luster Measurements of Lip Glosses,” Santosh Yadav, Ph.D., International Specialty Products.

Martha Tate, Ph.D., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, will moderate the final session, Session D – Dermatology and Cosmetology. Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos will be the Keynote Speaker, presenting a paper on “Moving Line of Drug Activity.”

Additional presentations will include “Stimulation of Extracellular Matrix Proteins by UV and Monochromatic Red Light in the Presence of Optically Responsive Powders,” Vince Gruber, Ph.D., Arch Personal Care Products; “A New Lipoaminoacid Able to Restore Aging-Induced Modifications in Biomechanical Properties of Human Dermal Fibroblasts and in Functional Properties of Preadipocytes,” Carla Perez, Seppic; “Skincare Application for a Novel Cyclopeptide,” Howard Epstein, Ph.D., EMD Chemicals, Inc. and “Beneficial Regulation of Expression of Extracellular Matrix Proteins and Transforming Growth Factor-β in Dermal Fibroblasts and Epidermal Keratinocytes by Polypodium Leucotomos,” Neena Philips, Ph.D., Fairleigh Dickinson University.

There will also be four Mini-Breakfast Seminars, two on Thursday and two on Friday mornings from 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m.COSA Mini-breakfasts are limited to 30 participants. Scheduled topics include “Image Analysis Techniques for Cosmetic Science” presented by Roger McMullen, Ph.D., International Specialty Products and “Color and Cosmetic Colorants: An Overview” presented by Rahul Ranade, Ph.D., Sensient Cosmetic Technologies on Thursday morning and “Sunscreen Photostability” presented by Craig Bonda, HallStar and“Aquaporins and Tight Junctions in the Epidermis” presented by Randy Wickett, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati on Friday morning.

Continuing Education

The SCC’s Continuing Education Program will offer “Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry” instructed by Perry Romanowski and “Formulating for the Natural Market”instructed by Arthur Georgalas on Wednesday, June 2. Space is limited and there are separate registration fees for the Mini-Breakfasts and the Education courses.

The Annual Scientific Seminar will once again feature the Student Poster Exhibit. D-D ChemCo will sponsor awards for best student posters. There will be first place ($800), second place ($600), third place ($400) and fourth place ($200) awards. The Student Poster Award Sponsored by D-D ChemCo will be judged by Committee on Scientific Affairs (COSA) members and presented at the Friday business luncheon on June 4. Students interested in presenting posters at this Seminar should contact the SCC National Office.

The Suppliers’ Cocktail Reception will be held on Thursday evening, June 3 at the Long Island Marriott.

Registration fees will be $600 for members or $650 after May 7. Fees for non-members will be $720 and $770 after May 7. Split registration will be $700 for members, $800 for non-members prior to and including May 7. After May 7, the fees will be $750 for members and $850 for non-members. There will be no one-day registration fees for the Annual Seminar. On-site registration fees will be higher for those individuals registering at the seminar. Registration forms will be sent to SCC members in March.
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Deadline Is March 15 for Naturally Carolina2010 Presentations

The Carolina Chapter of SCC has issued a call for papers for the 2010 Naturally Carolina Symposium, which will be held Oct. 7-8 at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. The deadline for submissions is March 15. Abstracts of no more than 150 words are requested for original papers to be presented in podium format. All topics related to natural and green science will be considered for presentation.

All abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the Carolina Education Committee no later than May 1. After acceptance of abstracts by the committee, all presenters will be required to submit preprints eight weeks prior to presentation. Final presentations are due Sept. 1. More info:

NYSCC Scholarship Deadline is March 15

Applications for the NYSCC Scholarship Program will be accepted through March 15. The scholarship program was founded in honor of Sal Gimelli, professor emeritus at Fairleigh Dickinson University, one of the founders of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Master’s program in Cosmetic Science, and a consistent contributor to the better understanding and knowledge of the cosmetic sciences as well as to the NYSCC.

This year, the NYSCC Board has expanded the scholarship program and will select three winners:Sal Gimelli Scholarship ( $2,500 per year); Henry Maso Scholarship ($1,500 per year); and NYSCC Scholarship ($1,000 per year).

If you are an NYSCC member with a high school senior who wishes to participate in the scholarship program, please contact the scholarship chair (Email: Applications are available online and must be postmarked by March 15. Decisions will be made by May 12.

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SCC Meetings

March 9:
Midwest Chapter dinner meeting, The Parthenon, Chicago.More info:
March 16: Connecticut Chapter monthly meeting, Marisa’s Ristorante, Trumbull, CT.More info:
March 30: Midwest Chapter social night, Rosemont, IL.More info:
March 31: Midwest Chapter Teamworks, Rosemont, IL. More info:
April 20: Connecticut Chapter monthly meeting, Harborside Grill, Stratford, CT. More info:
April 13: Midwest Chapter dinner meeting and education, location TBD.More info: