Guidelines for Educational Sessions


The ASCC anticipates that its members ranging from suppliers, formulators, brand owners and all associated with the cosmetics industry to become involved in the CPD program. There is a vast amount of knowledge within the ASCC itself, and it seems natural to want to be learn from our members who have direct and practical experience in their specific area of interest. This should make the ASCC a stronger more informed society in the future.

Educational Sessions should meet at least one of the following criteria:

Have a hands-on component as part of the presentation, eg Formulating workshop. Be deemed important to a cosmetic chemist e.g. Trends, Sensorial analysis, Packaging, Analysis, Physiology, Technology, Microbiology, Regulatory etc
Involve a visit to a working laboratory, manufacturing facility and the like.

Delivering Educational Sessions:

Educational Sessions should aim to be 90 to 120 minutes in duration.

Limit the use of trade names as per rules associated with presenting at an ASCC conference. Eg. once at the beginning and then using its INCI/chemical name- where practicable.

Presenters may be asked to submit their proposed topic and presentation notes to the Education Officer/s prior to presenting/ or discuss the content to ensure it is aligned with the aims above.

Advertising of the Educational Sessions should include at least the following items:

Name of Presentation

Name of Presenter/s

Brief outline of presentation

Who might benefit from attending (eg New formulators, sales people without a great deal of hands on experience, general public, etc)

Location/Start time/Health & Safety requirements.

Ultimately it will be up to the ASCC Council to determine the educational value of each proposed Educational Session.

As a small gesture of gratitude, presenters will be eligible to attend a free Lecture Dinner, Educational Session or end of year ASCC Party valid for 12 months from the date of their presentation.

These guidelines are subject to change as we progress with the initiative.