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SCC National CEP Course: cGMPs for Cosmetics and OTCs

Instructed by Karl F. Popp, R.Ph.

The course will provide an overview current Good Manufacturing Practices for both Cosmetic and OTC products. The course is presented to educate and review salient aspects of the cGMP regulations for drug products and pending GMP regulations for cosmetics. Formulators, production personnel, managers, quality team members will benefit from the practical, Quality Systems approach used to describe GMP requirements and activities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The course is designed not only to introduce GMPs to those new to the industry, but also as a review for those experienced in this regulatory area. Participants will leave with an appreciation of the intent of the GMP regulations and knowledge of factors impacting the organization and personnel, buildings and equipment, cleaning and sanitization activities, component and process controls, laboratory and production documentation, packaging and label controls, as well as complaint and recall management. Participants will also learn about preparing SOPs, components of a stability program, aspects of process water for manufacturing, what is meant by process validation, and internal and external audit considerations.

(Early Bird Fee)
SCC Member $360.00
SCC Student Member $210.00
Non-Member $490.00

Late Registration Fee (After 11/07/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Karl F. Popp, R. Ph. founded KPopp Consulting, LLC in 2010 as a consulting firm providing services to pharmaceutical, cosmetic and allied industries. He also is a practicing retail pharmacist. From 1989 to 2008 he was associated with Stiefel Laboratories as Director of Product Development, and later as Senior Director of Special Projects coordinating external manufacturing, global research activities, and managing the corporation’s intellectual property estate. Prior to joining Stiefel in 1989, he was a Scientist and Project Manager for the Sterling-Winthrop Research Group. During his career he has been responsible for the development of products that have generated over $2 billion in sales. He has over 40 years or experience in laboratory and GMP production operations. He earned his B. S. in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy, an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Karl is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and a licensed pharmacist (NY). He has been active in the SCC in coordinating local educational seminars and as past New England chapter chair, has served on the National Committee on Scientific Affairs and as the Society’s President in 1999. Karl was elected a Fellow of the Society in 2002 and an Emeritus Member in 2015. He is an inventor, an author and a scientist. His interests encompass topical, oral, inhalation, and parenteral dosage forms in addition to various therapeutic categories. During his over 40 years in the industry, Karl Popp has lectured around the globe on new product development activities including GMPs, regulatory strategies, product pipeline efforts, process validation, product life cycle management, and management of intellectual property.
When: Mon November 14 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: Clinical & Instrumental Testing of Skin & Skin Care Products

Instructed by Randall Wickett, Ph.D.

This course focuses on non-invasive testing of human skin in vivo. Modern methods for testing the effects of skin care products will be discussed. The major emphasis will be on instrumental measurements of skin function. The course goal is to teach cosmetic scientists how the latest noninvasive methods for studying product effects on human skin in vivo can be used for research guidance and cosmetic claim support.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This course is designed to benefit anyone who has interest in applying clinical and biophysical methods in cosmetic science. Those responsible for performing such tests may benefit from detailed analysis of the methods and formulators may increase their understanding of how the benefits of their products can be tested.

(Early Bird Fee)
SCC Member $360.00
SCC Student Member $210.00
Non-Member $490.00

Late Registration Fee (After 12/01/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

This course will include the following:
A. Brief review of skin structure and physiology
i. The Dermis
ii. The Epidermis and Stratum Corneum

B. Principles of Skin Clinical Testing using instruments
i. Required facilities and testing environment
ii. Real world tests versus test carried out in CROs
iii. Special Populations (Infants, Elderly, Atopics)

C. Instrumental Methods for in vivo testing: Principles and Utilization
i. Transepidermal Water Loss, Open and Closed Chamber Devices
ii. Electrical Measurements (Capacitance, Conductance, Impedance)
iii. Mechanical Properties
iv. Miscellaneous: D’Squames, Sebutape, Skin pH, Cyanoacrylate Biopsies.
v. Laser Doppler Blood Flow
vi. In-vivo spectroscopy – UV/Visible, IR/ATR, Fluorescence, Raman
vii. High frequency Ultrasound Imaging of Skin
viii. Optical Coherence Tomography
ix. Thermography
x. Image analysis of replicas
xi. Image analysis of topography in vivo, Primos and Visia
xii. Skin Color Measurements
xiii. Clinical Photography

D. Study designs for Specific Topical Products
i. Cleansers- Exaggerated use tests
ii. Moisturizers- Testing and hydration claims
iii. Anti-aging Product Test Designs
iv. Application of biomarkers, a rapidly growing trend in skin research.

E. Variations in biophysical properties of skin
i. Variations with body site
ii. Variations with age and ethnicity

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Randall Wickett obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Oregon State University in 1973 and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota from 1972 to 1974. He worked at Procter & Gamble’s Miami Valley Laboratories in Cincinnati Ohio from 1974 to 1985, and the SC Johnson Company from 1985 to 1991 performing clinical and biophysical research for skin and hair care products. In 1991 he joined the University of Cincinnati and is now Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutics and Cosmetic Science in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Dr. Wickett has received numerous technical awards from the SCC including the Maison G. de Navarre Medal Award, the SCC’s highest honor for technical achievement. He was editor of the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists from 1991 to 1997, chairman of the International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin from 2000-2005 and President of the SCC in 2011.
When: Thu December 8 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: Fragrance in Personal Care

Instructed by Steve Herman

This course will cover the sense of smell, the history of perfume, fragrance creation and duplication, aroma chemicals and reactions, fragrance applications in personal care and household products, fragrance regulations, natural and sustainable fragrances, aromatherapy and aromascience.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This training will benefit professionals in the following industries: Cosmetics, Household Products, Fragrance, Industrial & Institutional Products, Pharmaceuticals. Potential job functions of attendees: Chemists, formulators, managers, regulatory, marketers.

(Early Bird Fee)
SCC Member $360.00
SCC Student Member $210.00
Non-Member $490.00

Late Registration Fee (After 12/07/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

***This course will include the following:
A. Chemoreception, the stereochemical theory of odor, the vibrational theory of odor, the olfactory gene family, signal transduction: how an odor molecule in the air is transformed into a signal and emotion in the brain

B. The history of fragrance, particularly since the introduction of synthetic materials, the creation of fragrance, fragrance families, fragrance duplication, aroma chemicals, reaction between fragrance chemicals with each other and between aroma chemicals and the environment

C. Fragrance in personal care, solubility of individual aroma chemicals, partitioning into emulsion and surfactant systems, stability and viscosity issues, aesthetic translation into diverse media.

D. Fragrance in household products, interaction of fragrance with substrates, stability in hostile environments, air fresheners and candles, fragrancing bleach, malodor counteractants

E. Fragrance safety and regulations, the role of RIFM and IFRA

F. Natural and sustainable fragrances, fragrance and the mind, aromatherapy, aroma science-the influence of odors on mental and physical performance

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Steve Herman is President of Diffusion LLC, a consulting company specializing in regulatory issues, intellectual property, and technology development and transfer. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the FDU Cosmetic Science Program since 1993, teaching the Cosmetic Formulation Lab and Perfumery. Steve was a regular columnist for GCI Magazine for 17 years and has written a book, Fragrance Applications: A Survival Guide as well as chapters in several other books. His SCC activities include service as Chairman of the NY Chapter in 1992 and 2013, and he was elected to Fellow status in 2002.
When: Wed December 14 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office New York, NY 10005

SPECIAL NOTE: The SCC can bring On-Site Training Courses directly to your entire development team at your location, offering convenience, team building with an in-depth focus of the course of your choice. The Society holds its Annual Scientific Meeting each December. The Annual Meeting provides a forum for the exchange of current findings and technology on topics of global interest in cosmetic science.