• The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) and the Committee on Scientific Affairs (COSA) has announced the program for the 2012 Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase, which will be held on Dec. 6-7 at its traditional venue, the New York Hilton in New York City.
Session A—Cosmetic Dermatology: Martha Tate, Ph.D. (moderator), “Surveying the Skin Microbiome and Host Response in Health and Disease Cosmetic Dermatology,” Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; “Enhancing the Endogenous DNA Repair Capacity,” Cristina Carreno, Ph.D., Ana Sempere, N. Alminana, S. Pastor, J. Cebrian, W. Van Den Nest, Antonio Ferrer-Montiel and R. Delgado, Lipotec SA; “Novel Approach of the ‘Sunshine’ Vitamin and its Metabolism in the Skin,” David Boudier, Sandrine Gofflo, Sylvie Bordes and Brigitte Closs, Silab; and 2012 Frontiers of Science Award Lecture “Cosmegizmoceuticals: The Physics and Chemistry of Looking Better,” Richard Rox Anderson, MD, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School.
Session B—China Regulatory: Michael Fevola, Ph.D. (moderator), “Cosmetic Regulation in China: Mystery or Early Warning,” Kenneth Marenus, Ph.D., Estée Lauder Companies; “China: Then, Now and the Future (at least our Foggy Crystal Ball),” Victor Mencarelli, Seiko Hirano, Emmanuel Vincent, Jill Litchauer and Alain Denis, BASF Corporation; and “A Glance of Chinese Regulation on Cosmetic Ingredients,” Yun Shao, Ph.D. and Neringa Kontrimiene, Kobo Products, Inc. (An additional presentation is expected from Francine Lamoriello from the Personal Care Products Council).
Session C—Formulations/Sunscreens: Akshay Talati (moderator), 2012 SCC Keynote Award Lecture, “Development of Non-Nano Composite UV Powders for Safer and Efficient Sunscreens,” Pascal Delrieu, Ph.D., Yun Shao, Ph.D. and David Schlossman, Kobo Products, Inc.; “Measurement of UV Initiated Free Radical Generation in Skin Substitutes by Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy,” Ian Tooley, Ph.D., Robert Sayer, Surinder P. Chahal and Rachel Haywood, Croda Europe; “Sensory Mapping Methodology Detects the Substantial Perceptible Effects of Emulsifiers in Emulsions,” J. Chris Dederen, Cock Verboom and Peter Landa, Croda, Inc.; “Polymerized Surfactants for Personal Cleansing: A New Approach to Improving Mildness without Sacrificing Performance,” Michael Fevola, Ph.D., Frank C. Sun, Ph.D., Joseph J. Librizzi, Ph.D., Euen T. Gunn and, Russel M. Walters, Ph.D., Johnson & Johnson; and “New Insights into Water Resistance Polymers in Sunscreen Emulsions,” Li Zhang, Ph.D., Fanwen Zeng, Kebede Beshah, Catheryn Jackson, Kenneth Laughlin, Barbara Cressman, Vivek Kalihari and Kalidah Diamond, Dow Chemical.
Session D—Hair and Scalp Treatments: Howard Epstein, Ph.D. (moderator), “AFM Study of Hair Surface Morphology and Their Effects on Hair Shine and Color Vibrancy,” Timothy Gao, Ph.D., Zhi Li and Peter Landa, Croda, Inc; “A Video Imaging Technique for the Quantification and Analysis of Hair Movement,” Mike Hindley, Moi Hoon Yap and Hassan Ugail, Croda Europe; “Catalytic Activity of Transition Metal Ions Generating Hydroxl Radical in a Hair Coloring System,” Kazim Raza Naqvi, Jennifer Marsh, Simon Godfrey and Victor Chechik, University of York; “Increasing Cellular Energy Promotes Hair Growth,” and Thomas Mammone, Ph.D., Rose Marie Sparacio and Geoft Hawkins, Estée Lauder Companies.
In addition, the Society will also offer two continuing education courses on Wednesday; David Steinberg will teach regulatory update and Mark Chandler will teach cosmetic raw materials.
The 2012 Maison de Navarre Medal Award, the Society’s highest honor, will be presented to Dr. Karl Lintner. The award presentation will be made on Thursday at the “Theresa Cesario Awards Luncheon” held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting. He is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Society’s understanding of the structure and function of skin.
In addition, the 2012 SCC Merit Award will be presented to Joseph Pavlichko. This award presentation will be made at the Friday Luncheon.
More info: www.scconline.org
LISCC To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Venetian Ball
• The Long Island Society of Cosmetic Chemists (LISCC) was founded in 1987 and this year, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
In order to commemorate this milestone, the chapter has planned a Venetian Ball on Oct. 26 at The Woodlands in Woodbury, NY. The gala—a masked, formal affair—will be a “night of intrigue, mystery and fantasy in which the finest food, wines and music will be overshadowed only the beauty and charm of the guests themselves,” according to LISCC.
Tickets are $95 per person or $900 for a table of 10.
For more information on the gala, contact Ruby Del Aguila, (631) 521-1464; Carin Leonard (631) 531-1641; or Akshay Talati, (631) 531-1654.
For tickets, contact Katie Frampton, (631) 531-1381, firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info: www.liscc.org
SCC Announces 2012Officer Candidates
•The SCC has announced the slate of candidates for office:
- Vice President-Elect: Christopher Heisig, Ph.D. and Tony O’Lenick;
- Treasurer: Kevin Tibbs and Peter Tsolis;
- Director, Area I: Nick Morante and Joy Welsh;
- Director, Area II: Perry Romanowski and Jim Vlasic; and
- Director, Area IV: Michelle Linscott.
Ohio Chapter Golf Outing Is Oct. 2
• The Ohio Chapter of SCC (OVSCC) will hit the links on Oct. 2 at the Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club in Covington, KY. Profits from the event benefit the OVSCC Education Fund. This fund was set up to heavily subsidize continuing education to all OVSCC members.
The cost is $100 per person to play, which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch ticket, draft beer, unlimited soda, bottle water, snacks and a BBQ buffet. The round has a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.
In addition, hole sponsorships are available for $150 plus two dozen golf balls, according to OVSCC.
More info: www.ovscc.org