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Call for Papers


In a new location for the first time in decades!
The Westin New York at Times Square


The format of the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting includes two distinct tracks – a Basic/NextGen Track geared toward young professionals and those looking for introductory level information about the cosmetics industry, and an Advanced Track for those interested in learning about cutting edge science, technologies and product innovations. There will be limited opportunities for podium presentations, as this new program will consist primarily of invited speakers. Any abstract not selected for a podium presentation will be eligible as a poster and/or tabletop in the exciting new Technology Showcase (a limited number of tabletops for exhibition will be available).

Podium Presentations: 

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of original work. Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words. The abstract, written in English, should be informative, containing (a) a sentence of the study’s specific objective(s); (b) brief statement of methods, if pertinent; (c) summary of results obtained; and (d) statement of conclusions. All topics related to cosmetic science will be considered for presentation. 

  • All ADVANCED TRACK podium presenters will be required to submit Preprints to the National Office by Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (maximum of 2 pages, including figures). Abstracts should be emailed to with the subject line: 71st Annual Meeting Podium/Poster Presentation Abstract

Topics of particular interest for submission of abstracts include:

Call for Papers


The Technology Showcase:

In conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting
Participants are invited to present their information in poster format. The abstract, written in English, should be informative, containing (a) background information; (b) what your company is introducing to the market/industry;  and (c) statement of conclusions, how this new technology will impact the industry.The poster may include experimental data, graphs, illustrations/photos, and prototypes on the technical attributes of the featured product or technology. Complete trade names as well as the INCI nomenclature is requested for ingredients.

DECEMBER 11, 2017 – 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
DECEMBER 12, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Abstracts should be single spaced and no more than 150-200 words.
  • The abstract submission form can be downloaded and printed from the link provided above and should be submitted to with the subject line: 71st Annual Meeting Podium/Poster Presentation Abstract

In lieu of a cost for presentation space in the Showcase, the Society is requesting a donation of $1,000 – $5,000. All donors will be recognized as Sponsors on the website and in marketing material.

Abstracts will be reviewed on a “first come-first served” basis as the Technology Showcase is limited to the number of posters allowed. Should you wish to have a tabletop ONLY, please contact the National Office. Notification of acceptance will be made by October 23, 2017 and your donation MUST be received by Friday November 17, 2017 close of business day. 

*Please note, this donation will not include any Meeting Registrations per poster. Company representatives will be required to register for the Annual Meeting.

The Beauty of the Technology Showcase

The “Technology Showcase” was begun to provide a forum for the chemists and scientists of suppliers and contract laboratories serving the personal care industry to present their most recent developments in a poster format. The “Showcase” combines the details of a scientific poster session with the pragmatic directness of a commercial exhibit (trade names, demonstration prototypes, and supportive literature presented). This venue as a part of the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting enables it to be an effective information medium for cosmetic scientists. In 2015, there were over 1,000 participants at the Annual Meeting.


WHO should attend…

Cosmetic scientists at any level of experience, including academic, industry and government practitioners, as well as Sales, Marketing, and Regulatory Professionals will benefit from this comprehensive Meeting. Professionals on both the finished-goods side as well as the Supplier side will greatly benefit from this year’s expanded course offering. Suppliers and Finished Goods Houses will want to take advantage of the opportunity to have a poster at the Technology Showcase.