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National SCC Courses

SCC has ongoing Continuing Education courses (CEP Courses) available to both members and non-members. For course outlines please click on the links below. You may also use the Writable Registration PDF. To register for a National CEP Course, please complete the Registration Form and submit to the SCC National Office via email.


SCC National CEP Course: BASIC SKIN AND ADVANCED SKIN SCIENCE

INSTRUCTED BY R. RANDALL WICKETT, Ph.D.

Dr. Wickett obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Oregon State University in 1972 and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota from 1972 to 1974. He worked at Procter and Gamble's in Cincinnati Ohio from 1974 to 1985, performing research on skin and hair. In 1985 he moved to the SC Johnson Company where he was in charge of 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 authored more than 100 scientific publications and several patents and given more than 100 invited presentations. He is a Fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) and 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, is past President of the SCC (2011) and is currently chairman of the International Society for Stratum

ABOUT THESE COURSES:
BASIC SKIN SCIENCE is designed to provide a basic introduction to the structure and function of skin, skin measurement methods and some basic effects of skin care products for those new to the skin care field. It will also serve as detailed introduction to prepare students to study more advanced topics in skin care science presented in the Advanced Skin Science course.

ADVANCED SKIN SCIENCE will cover topics in skin biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology. It is assumed that the student will already have basic knowledge of biochemistry and skin structure, function and physiology. It is designed to bring the Skin Care Scientist up to date on topic. The goal of the course is to bring the student up to date on skin research of importance to the cosmetic industry.

FEES
(Early Bird Fee)
SCC Member $560.00
SCC Student Member $285.00
Non-Member $690.00

Late Registration Fee (After 03/07/16)
SCC Member $610.00
SCC Student Member $310.00
Non-Member $740.00


When: Mon March 14 9:00 AM - Tue March 15 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office, New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: EMULSIFIERS FOR COSMETICS: STRUCTURES AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION

INSTRUCTED BY RICARDO DIEZ, Ph.D.

RICARDO DIEZ, Ph.D. has many years of experience in both sides of the cosmetic industry in companies such as Miranol/Domtar, Stepan, Witco and Procter & Gamble, Dial Corp. and Chanel. He has obtained many patents and presented numerous papers at global conferences. He has received the SCC “Keynote Award Lecturer” in 2009. He instructs the Ecaterina Merica Educational Program of the IFSCC.

ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This course discusses the chemical composition and physical structure of the sixteen types of emulsifiers commonly used in cosmetic products, correlating their physicochemical characteristics with the application in a wide range of products with emphasis on cosmetic emulsions. The course discusses the replacement of ethoxylated emulsifiers with other materials. It also describes the selection of emulsifiers in applications such as cleansers, makeup removers, anhydrous systems, rinse-off products, fragrance solubilization, etc.

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

Late Registration Fee (After 03/15/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

When: Tue March 22 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office, New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: COSMETIC RHEOLOGY

INSTRUCTED BY DENNIS LABA

Dennis Laba is currently the Director of Regulatory Affairs and QC at PRESPERSE Corp., located in Somerset, NJ. He has over 35 years of experience in the cosmetic industry with many of them in technical roles, has authored a number of professional papers, edited a book on rheology in Marcel Dekker’s Cosmetic Science and Technology Series, holds a number of US Patents, and was a contributing author in the latest edition of Harry’s Cosmeticology. He has earned his B.S. degree in biology from Rutgers University, and his M.S. degree in Industrial Pharmacy from Long Island University. Mr. Laba is a Fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and has held previous technical and marketing positions with Elementis Specialties, Reheis Chemical and Block Drug.

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course is to help provide a practical understanding of the principles behind cosmetic flow, how it is measured and why it has become an integral part of cosmetic formulating. It will also examine some typical rheological additives used in formulating and review the profiles of some commercially successful products.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE:
This course is appropriate for anyone looking to become more familiar with the basic concepts and definitions involved in rheology, and for those who have already been involved in the field and are looking to update and refresh their understanding.

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

Late Registration Fee (After 03/30/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

When: Wed April 6 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office, New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: PRACTICAL COSMETIC PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

INSTRUCTED BY PERRY ROMANOWSKI

Perry Romanowski is the Vice President of Brains Publishing specializing in the creation of information products including websites, traditional books, ebooks, audio and video focusing on science and its application to the real world. He has numerous publications to his credit including “Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry”. Perry has a Masters Degree in Biochemistry from DePaul University and is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To explain a process by which cosmetic chemists can create formulations that can match or exceed the performance of competitive benchmarks.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE:
This class will appear to a wide variety of people in the cosmetic industry. Beginning formulation chemists and QA/QC chemists will get the fundamentals of formulating various product types including skin, hair, and color cosmetics. Seasoned chemists who have focused on one area of formulation can learn some practical tips that will decrease their product development time.

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

Late Registration Fee (After 05/30/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

When: Mon June 6 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office, New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES AND IMAGE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR PERSONAL CARE

INSTRUCTED BY ROGER L. McMULLEN, Ph.D.

Roger L. McMullen, Ph.D. is a Principal Scientist and currently leads the Materials Science department at Ashland Specialty Ingredients. He has 20 years of experience working in the personal care sector, and his research interests involve various aspects of imaging technologies and image analysis. He is an avid amateur photographer and is involved with various imaging associations including the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Roger received a B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Vincent College and a Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry from Seton Hall University. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he teaches biochemistry to students enrolled in the Master’s in Cosmetic Science program.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
To provide attendees with image analysis skills that they can immediately take back to the laboratory and put to use in their daily activities. A variety of imaging technologies and image analysis techniques will be discussed. By the end of the course, attendees should feel comfortable interpreting and gathering data from state-of-the-art imaging technologies.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE
Imaging is paramount in the evaluation of personal care products as well as understanding basic structure and function of skin and hair. Anyone interested in learning more about imaging technologies and how they relate to problems facing cosmetic scientists will greatly benefit from this course. In addition, researchers and product developers that work with products that change the appearance of skin, hair, eyelashes, or nails will learn how macro imaging technologies can be used to quantify appearance.

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

Late Registration Fee (After 06/15/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

When: Wed June 22 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office, New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: PHYTOCHEMISTRY 101 FOR COSMETIC CHEMISTS

INSTRUCTED BY JAT RANA, Ph.D.

Jat Rana, Ph.D., CChem; FRSC – Obtained his Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Organic Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, England (UK) in 1981. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Scotland (1981-1983) and University of Minnesota from 1983-1986 performing Research in the areas of Bio-Synthetic pathways of Natural Products. He worked at Sigma-Aldrich Corp from 1987-1996 specialization in Radio-synthesis of Organic molecules for the pharmaceutical Industry applications. In 1996 he joined the R&D group of Amway Corporation working on the development of Nutrition and topical ingredients for the Health & Skin Applications. He has published several peer reviewed papers latest being in, J. of cosmetic science 2013, 64(6):445-53 “Inhibition of melanin content by Punicalagins in the super fruit pomegranate (Punica granatum)”. Jat is an Active member of Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), International Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC), Member of American Chemical Society (ACS), and Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN). He has chaired many Scientific Sessions at the National and International level. He has presented several oral presentations as an invited speaker at the Scientific Meetings such as World Pharma Nutra Conference, American Chemical Society and Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This is a rapid course in Phytochemistry which will cover the general chemistry of Natural Products from plants for Skin health application. This course will be of great interest to cosmetic scientists, formulators, analytical scientists, chemists & biochemists who want to enhance their knowledge and capabilities using botanical ingredients in product development. It is assumed that the students attending this course will already have some basic knowledge of organic chemistry and biochemistry.

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

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

When: Mon July 18 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office, New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: SILICONE CHEMISTRY

INSTRUCTED BY TONY O’LENICK

Tony O’Lenick is President of Siltech LLC., located in Lawrenceville, Ga. Siltech LLC., is a silicone specialty company. Prior to that he held technical and executive positions at Henkel Corporation and Mona Industries. He has been involved in the personal care market for over 30 years. Tony has published over 25 technical articles in trade journals, written six books, and is the inventor on over 300 patents. He received a number of awards for work in silicone chemistry including the 1996 Samuel Rosen Award given by the American Oil Chemists’ Society, the 1997 Innovative Use of Fatty Acids Award given by the Soap and Detergents Association, and the Partnership to The Personal Care Award given by the Advanced Technology Group. Tony has been a member of the Committee on Scientific Affairs and the Education committee of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and was 2015 National President.

ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This course is intended to review silicone chemistry in a relevant manner, providing an understanding of the richness of the chemistry and the use in personal care formulations. Structure / function relationships will be discussed for products presented.

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

Late Registration Fee (After 07/18/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

When: Mon July 25 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office, New York, NY 10005

SCC National CEP Course: SURFACTANTS

INSTRUCTED BY PATRICIA AIKENS, Ph.D.

Patricia Aikens had a Ph.D. in organic / bio-physical chemistry from Emory University, Atlanta, GA and a B.S. Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. She has worked in the personal-care and cosmetic industry for over 20 years including BASF, Dragoco (currently Symrise) and Uniqema (currently Croda) in the areas of skin-care, sunscreens, and surfactants and is an adjunct professor in the MS cosmetic science program at Fairleigh Dickenson University. She is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and has several scientific publications in the area of surface and colloid science.

OBJECTIVE OF COURSE:
This course will cover the fundamentals of surfactants used in the cosmetic industry including their chemistry, the physical basis of their mode-of-action, association Structures, and their function in all types of formulations. Product applications and interactions between surfactant systems and other materials will be reviewed as well as strategies for optimization of formulations.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Beginning and intermediate level chemists working in skin-care, hair-care, cleansing, personal-care and color cosmetic products. Anyone who needs a better understanding of the role surfactants play in formulations.


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

Late Registration Fee (After 08/22/16)
SCC Member $410.00
SCC Student Member $235.00
Non-Member $540.00

When: Mon August 29 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.