Conference Schedule for Day 1

Thursday, June 26

9:00–10:00am

Keynote Session: Innovating Under Tight Constraints and Putting Together the Right Team for the Mission

Speaker: Steven Squyres, PhD: Keynote Speaker, Principal Scientist, Mars Exploration Rover Project, and Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University

10:45–11:30am

Track: Hair Science

Formaldehyde and Non-formaldehyde Cross-linkers to Restructure Hair

Speaker: Crisan Popescu, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, German Wool Institute (DWI), and Professor, University Aurel Vlaicu

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Technological Advances for Local, Controlled Transdermal Delivery of Ingredients for Cosmetics, Natural Health and Personal Care

Speaker: Joseph Gabriele, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University; and Chief Scientific Officer, Delivra Inc.

11:30–11:40am

Track: Hair Science

Sponsor Spotlight: BASF

Speakers: To be announced

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Sponsor Spotlight: Shin Etsu Silicones of America

Speakers: To be announced

11:45am–12:30pm

Track: Hair Science

Characterization of Hair Structure and Damage at the Molecular Level through Protein Loss and Proteomics

Speaker: Mike Davis, Principal Scientist, Hair Biology Group, Beauty Technology Division, Procter & Gamble

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Optics, Physiology and Biophysics of Color Cosmetics

Speaker: Gabriela Oana Cula, PhD, Research Manager, Physiology and Biophysics, Johnson & Johnson

1:45–2:30pm

Track: Hair Science

Anti-Aging in Hair and Scalp Care: A Clinical Perspective

Speaker: Rebecca A. Kazin, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, and Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Reactivating Sunscreens via Azobenzene Compounds

Speaker: Jin-ye Wang, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Team Leader of Biomaterials Lab, Shanghai Jiaotong University

2:30–2:40pm

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Sponsor Spotlight: Active Organics

Speakers: To be announced

Track: Hair Science

Sponsor Spotlight: Inolex

Speakers: To be announced

3:30–4:15pm

Track: Hair Science

Mechanisms of Hair Growth and Growth Inhibition

Speaker: Gill Westgate, PhD, Business Development Manager, Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Skin's Microbiome and Topical Product Implications

Speaker: Elizabeth Grice, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

4:15–4:25pm

Track: Skin/Sun Science

Sponsor Spotlight: DSM Nutritional Products, LLC

Speakers: To be announced

4:45–5:05pm

Mixologiste: Innovation Crosses Categories

Speaker: Mohamed Omer, Global Haircare and Oral Hygiene Analyst, Mintel

5:05–5:25pm

Regulatory Changes on a Global Scale

Speaker: Robert Ross-Fichtner, President & CEO, Focal Point Research

5:30–6:00pm

Cancer and Aging: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Speaker: Thomas R. Tritton, Senior Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and a Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

All exhibitors, sessions, presenters, times and locations are subject to change without notice.