Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
Friday, August 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

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The Biltmore 
1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803

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Carolina SCC 

Carolina/Mid-Atlantic Chapter two-day CEP Course: Basic Skin Science and Advanced Skin Science

Please join us for a joint two-day event with the Carolina Chapter and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter at the Biltmore in Asheville NC!

Course Outline:

Basic and Advanced Skin Science - Course Outline:

Day 1: Basic Skin Science - Thursday August 22
This course 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.

Day 2: Advanced Skin Science - Friday August 23
This Advanced Skin Science course 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.

Detailed Course Outline

Meet Our Speakers:

 K.P. Ananth, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Dr. Kavssery P. Ananthapadmanabhan (K.P. Ananth) is a professor and the director of the Cosmetic Science Program at the College of Pharmacy at University of Cincinnati. Ananth obtained his B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai in 1974. He obtained his MS and D. Eng. Sci. degrees in 1976 and 1980 respectively from Columbia University in New York, specializing in surfactants and colloids. Ananth spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow and adjunct faculty at Columbia University and then joined Union Carbide Corporation, at their Surface Chemistry Skill Center in Tarrytown, New York. In 1990, Ananth moved to Unilever R & D, initially in Edgewater, NJ and then in Trumbull CT and spent the next 26+ years in various capacities in the personal care area including leading their longer-term skin cleansing research. He is an author/co-author in 120+ publications and 35+ patents. He also co-edited a book titled, “Interactions of surfactants with polymers and proteins: with Des Goddard. Career achievements include Unilever's Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Science in 2016. After retiring from Unilever in 2016, Ananth joined the College of Pharmacy as a professor and director of their Cosmetic Science program.

R. Randall Wickett, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Dr. Wickett holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Oregon State University. During his industrial career he worked at Procter and Gamble and the SC Johnson Company performing research on skin and hair care products at both companies. Since 1991 he has been at University of Cincinnati and is now Emeritus Professor of Cosmetic Science in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. He has had an extensive consulting practice for more than 25 years. Dr. Wickett has authored more than 120 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 Corneum Research.



Take advantage of our special room rates during our event! Book early to ensure the best rate! Use the link below to lock in $169.00 per night. For phone reservations, please call (866)-779-6277 and mention that you are with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. 

There are a limited number of hotel rooms available at the discounted rate and must be made by August 1, 2019

For any guests staying on property they can reference their name at the security gate to gain entrance. If any guests are not staying on property they can reference the Post as name of your group Society of Cosmetics Chemists to obtain access.

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Sponsorship Information

Silver: $150-- Recognition of sponsorship of the CEP course as well as at the registration desk.

Gold: $350-- Recognition of sponsorship of the CEP course and lunch as well as at the registration desk

Platinum: $600-- Recognition of sponsorship of the CEP Course, lunch and wine tasting as well as at the registration desk. Appearance and recognition on all event flyers, programs and special event newsletters.

If you purchase a sponsorship on our registration page, please fill our our Sponsorship Commitment form and email it to scccarolinas@gmail.com

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