71st Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

Online registration is now open! 


The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 71st Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase will be the highlight of 2017! Not only has this truly influential event moved to a new location, for the first time in decades, but the format of this year's event is like no other! 
  1. We will have more invited speakers than ever before. A conscious effort to ensure that we present the strongest science to our attendees.
  2. Two distinct tracks, a Basic/ Track, geared toward young professionals and those looking for introductory level information about the cosmetics industry, will run concurrently to an Advanced Track, for those interested in learning about cutting edge science, technologies and product innovations. 
  3. For those who register before May 31st, you will be registering at the same registration rate as the 2015 Annual Meeting, placing you in the unique position of attending a NEW MEETING, in a NEW VENUE, for the SAME LOW RATE. But only when you register before May 31!

Be sure to register for the Annual Meeting first, then visit the Hotel page to secure your room at The Westin New York at Times Square hotel where we have negotiated a phenomenal room rate of $299, a savings of $150 per night during the Holiday Season in the heart of New York City! (Another year at the Hilton Towers would have raised the room rate to $449).  It's all the more reason to ensure that once you have registered for the Annual Meeting, you quickly reserve your room, as we expect the room block to fill quickly.

By attending this year’s Annual Meeting, you will gain clarity and unique insight into the latest cosmetics research and trends, and receive up-to-the-minute guidance on the latest developments in the field. Learn from our experts the cutting-edge research driving the industry forward, best practices to navigate today’s regulatory environment, and come away with ideas on how to most effectively apply these findings in your work. 


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. All Poster Presenters will be acknowledged as an Annual Meeting Sponsor!


The Podium Sessions and the respective presentation titles and authors are currently being finalized and will be posted in the coming weeks. A special thanks to our COSA Committee for their dedication in presenting the best science at this year's Annual Meeting. 

Anna Langerveld, Ph.D. 2017 Chair
Susan Daly, Ph.D. 2015-2017
Kelly Dobos, 2015-2017
Michael Fevola, Ph.D. 2016-2019
Valerie George, 2017-2020
Yulia Park, 2017-2020
Anjali Patil, Ph.D. 2015-2017
Smitha Rao, 2017-2020
Arvind Shah, 2015-2017


Extend your Annual Meeting experience by attending a Pre-Conference event on Sunday, December 10th:

SCC National Office sponsored Regulatory Workshop:
  • The Safety Assessment as Tool for Global Compliance of Cosmetic Products and their Ingredients 
            Sunday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This workshop will provide attendees with knowledge on the current industry regulations by delivering the following information through presentations and panel discussions: 

  1. Requirements for a cosmetic ingredient and cosmetic product safety assessment
  2. Necessary data to support the safety of the ingredients and the product
  3. Hazard characterization and exposure assessment
  4. Establishing a cosmetic product safety report as legal document for proof of liability and for global market access

Moderator, Steven L. Hanft, M.A.; CONUSBAT Regulatory Services
Speaker, Karl Popp, R.Ph.; KPopp Consulting LLC
Speaker, Craig R. Weiss, Consumer Product Testing Company (CPTC)
Speaker, Dr. Uwe Rossow, CCR GmbH & Co. KG
Speaker, Dr. Annelie Struessmann; CONUSBAT Regulatory Services

If registering for The Safety Assessment as Tool for Global Compliance of Cosmetic Products and their Ingredients CEP ONLY >>>>> REGISTER HERE

  • TBA
            Sunday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This workshop is currently still being developed. Please check back again for more details.