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Although the Congress has come and gone, that doesn’t mean we can’t stop for a moment to appreciate the level of science and fun networking opportunities presented in Orlando, FL. We are delighted to have hosted one of the IFSCC’S highly attended events. With over 1600+ international attendees, together we went Beyond Dreams into New Frontiers.
“The IFSCC is the only global organization dedicated to the science and scientists of cosmetics…nowhere else will you find the breadth, depth and quality of science presented as IFSCC Congresses and Conferences,” rallied IFSCC President 2015-2016, Philipe Auderset.
Our Keynote Speakers led the way with thought provoking addresses that stimulated the imagination of Congress attendees so that when they returned to work, they would be inspired and ready to innovate new ideas that helps push this industry forward. We would sincerely like to thank Paul Anastas, Ph.D. – Yale University, Guive Balooch, Ph.D. – L’Oreal Technology Incubator, Catherine Ehrenberger – Amway Corporation, Josh Ghaim, Ph.D. – Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, Carl Haney – The Estee Lauder Companies, Roger Hanlon, Ph.D. – Brown University, Julia Oh, Ph.D. – Jackson Laboratory for Genome Medicine and Robert Sayre, Ph.D. – Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories, for helping us raise the bar on the level of science at this year’s event.
The science continued with a number of remarkable podium presentations that catered to knowledge seekers hunger for the latest research on Cosmetic Science. Not to mention our first ever Innotech – Connect Zone, where podium presenters and Universities discussed emerging technology transfer, was a hit!
Finally, the Social Events offered at the Congress were highly regarded additions. Wowed by the Opening Ceremony offering a South Beach style atmosphere poolside at the Dolphin Resort, attendees took advantage of the networking opportunities as guests were seen mingling throughout the night. It was the Social Night at Epcot that awed attendees with delicious food and drinks followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
The Congress closed with an award ceremony and culturally diverse performances at the Gala Dinner before attendees partied the night away in Club IFSCC. We would like to congratulate the following IFSCC Congress winners presented at the Congress:
- John Jimenez – Belcorp; receives the Henry Maso Young Scientist award
- Damien Velleman – Nihon L’Oréal; receives the Best Basic Research award for his Podium Presentation on Translating the human hair surface state into sound
- Rainer Voegeli – DSM Nutritional Products Ltd; receives this year’s award for Best Applied Research for his Podium Presentation on The presence of essential and non-essential stratum corneum proteases: the vital need for protease inhibitors
- Tomonobu Ezure – Shiseido; receives the award for Best Poster titled The Sweat Gland as a Breakthrough Target for Anti-Aging Skin Care – Discovery of Novel Skin Aging Mechanism: “Dermal Cavitation”
We are happy to have had this opportunity to host an IFSCC Congress. Thank you so much to our sponsors, an event of this magnitude would not have been possible without their generous contributions.
*Please note that there is no Annual Meeting this year but the Society is happy to announce we’ll be back in New York City December 11-12, 2017, in a new home for the first time in decades! Save the Date and join us at the Westin New York at Times Square for the 2017 Annual Meeting.