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May 3, 2010

Podium Presentations Sought for Annual Meeting

The Committee on Scientific Affairs has issued a call for papers for podium presentations for the 2010 SCC Annual Scientific Meeting at the New York Hilton. This call is for oral presentations only. Complete abstract information is available online.

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Make Scientific Seminar Hotel Reservations by May 21

The 2010 Annual Scientific Seminar will be held June 3-4, at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY, and hotel reservations should be made directly with the Long Island Marriott by May 21, according to SCC.

Attendees can reserve their rooms online( using SCHSCHA in the Group Code box to get the group rate. Phone reservations can be made (800) 228-9290. Single/double occupancy room rates are $199.

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Monograph on Colorants Used in Cosmetics

The SCC currently has nine different monographs available on various cosmetic topics. The latest monograph is“Colorants Used in the Cosmetics Industry.”

The purpose of this monograph is to give the reader a general idea and overview of the basic concepts and principles of color usage in the cosmetics industry. Basic knowledge along with hands-on experience will show how color can be understood and used successfully in cosmetic products to develop shades as well as adjust and modify shades using cosmetically acceptable colorants. It is hoped that this will be a guide for the shade matcher, whether it is a new person coming into the industry or a well seasoned color matcher, or even formulators who need an easy reference to brush up on their color skills, according to SCC. Colorants Used in the Cosmetics Industry is $25.

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Journal Issues Call for Manuscripts

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists is soliciting scientific manuscripts concerned with cosmetics or the sciences underlying cosmetics, as well as papers of interest to the cosmetic industry for publication in the Journal of Cosmetic Science, the official journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

The journal will consider manuscripts for publication in the following categories, providing they are prepared in proper scientific style and adequately referenced:
• Original articles;
• Review articles;
• Technical notes;
• General articles;
• Preliminary communications; and
• Letters to the editor.

Manuscripts submitted for publication should include a cover letter addressed to the editor, and be sent to mail:

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2010 Young Scientist Award Nominations Due July 11

In 1993, the SCC initiated a program to recognize the achievements of the younger scientists working in the cosmetic industry called the Young Scientist Award. In addition to recognizing the achievements of younger scientists, it also gives the respective companies the opportunity to encourage professionalism in their employees.

This award can be presented annually to one scientist from each cosmetic manufacturer, supplier, or other organization in the cosmetics and personal products industries. The selective criteria are left to the judgment of the respective companies. The recipient must be a member or national affiliate in good standing of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for at least one year and shall have been employed in the industry for no more than 10 years.

The presentation is made annually during the fourth quarter at a Chapter meeting or by the individual company at a private presentation.

The deadline for nominations is July 11.

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SCC Meetings

May 15: California Chapter SCC Dinner Dance 2010, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA.
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May 24:
California Chapter Golf Tournament, Meadowlark Golf Club, Huntington Beach, CA.
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May 25:
California Chapter Monthly meeting, Duke’s Malibu, Malibu, CA.
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June 3-4: 2010 Annual Scientific Seminar, Hosted by Area 1, Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, NY.
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July 30:NYSCC Annual Golf Outing, Crystal Springs, Hamburg, NJ.
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Sept. 20-23:
26th IFSCC Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Oct. 6: New York Chapter monthly meeting, Season’s, Washington Township NJ.
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Oct. 7-8:
Naturally Carolina Symposium, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC.
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Oct. 19: Connecticut Chapter monthly meeting, Zotos Int’l. Inc., Darien, CT.
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Oct. 20:
New York Chapter Cosmetic Technology Transfer Conference, Woodbridge Hilton, Woodbridge, NJ. More info:

Oct. 26:
California Chapter meeting, Renaissance LAX, Los Angeles, CA.
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