2018 SCC Scientific Meeting Calls for Papers


The 72nd annual SCC Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase is accepting papers for podium presentations.

The meeting features two tracks: Basic/NextGen, for young professionals and introductory-level cosmetics industry information, and an Advanced Track featuring cutting-edge science, technology and product innovations.

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Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words; topics of particular interest include:

Basic/NextGen Track:

  • Patents and scientific publications (how to read and write);
  • Skin care, hair care and color;
  • Clinical testing and claims;
  • Packaging science (materials, design and testing);
  • Natural product formulation; and
  • Ingredient science and chemistry (surfactants, silicones, polymers, colorants, AHAs, etc.).

Advanced Track:

  • Advances in cosmetic dermatology (new anti-aging claims, advances in problem skin treatment dermatological/professional procedures);
  • Health and wellness (skin and hair biology, oral care, beauty devices);
  • Current and future regulatory environment (claims, FDA versus FTC, ingredient issues and replacements);
  • Omnichannel selling—retailer perspective (online, brick and mortar, TV, social media, etc.);
  • Consumer science (psychology, behavior, big data, digital trending); and
  • Latest product innovations.

Any abstract not selected for a podium presentation is eligible as a poster and/or tabletop in the new technology showcase, which offers researchers and companies networking opportunities that include a two-hour cocktail reception.

Abstract deadlines are due May 31, 2018; the event will be held Dec. 11–12, 2018, at the Sheraton New York Times Square. For more information, including costs associated with the technology showcase, visit SCCOnline.org/call-for-papers.

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