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London Lectures

LONDON LECTURES GENERALLY START AT 6.30PM WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND  PRESENTATIONS BEGIN AT 7PM  

THE VENUE IS USUALLY: 
*THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, BURLINGTON HOUSE, PICCADILLY, LONDON W1J 0BA. NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATIONS ARE GREEN PARK AND PICCADILLY CIRCUS

THIS YEAR SOME OF THE LONDON LECTURES WILL TAKE PLACE AT: 
**THE MUSEUM OF BRANDS, NOTTING HILL, LONDON. NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATION IS LADBROKE GROVE

 

picture of woman with allergic reactionTHURSDAY 11 OCTOBER 2018 –
INAUGURAL LONDON LECTURE

Venue **MUSEUM OF BRANDS, NOTTING HILL, LONDON

Time 6.30pm for 7pm start

HOW RELEVANT IS LABELLING FOR ALLERGIC CONSUMERS?

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Speaker  Dr Rachel Ward (R Ward Consultancy Ltd)

Synopsis  Consumers sensitised to various substances have only one option to prevent adverse reactions – avoidance. Allergic reactions can be elicited following dermal, respiratory or oral exposure to the allergen to which they are sensitised, leading to a variety of adverse reactions from hives, swelling, eczema, wheezing, vomiting, abdominal pain, and even in severe cases to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Effective avoidance is dependent upon clear and meaningful risk communication at point of purchase and use. Inability to successfully avoid adverse reactions not only impacts consumer health and well-being but also creates a lack of confidence in a brand/product. The accompanying psychological and social dimensions of living with allergy considerably impacts consumers’ quality of life. Estimates suggest that 1-2% of the adult population and 5-8% of children in the UK have food allergy, and >20% of the UK population affected by one or more allergic disease. This is a significant segment of the UK population with particular risk management needs that need to be addressed by consumer goods manufacturers and retailers. Strategies for minimising exposure to known allergens and for provision of meaningful risk communication to avoid eliciting adverse reactions appear poorly aligned between the food and cosmetics/personal care industries. The consumer and their allergy are the same, but the allergen information provided on cosmetic/personal care products is unclear for the food allergic consumer, and current formulation strategies and choice of ingredients do not appear to consider the potential impact on consumers sensitised to food allergens. Integrating food allergic consumers as an at-risk group into cosmetic risk assessment and cosmetovigilance, and aligning risk communication terminology should improve their quality of life.

Biography  Dr Rachel Ward has more than 25 years’ experience in international strategy and standards for the food chain, covering emerging issues, contaminants and residues, food allergens, labelling and claims to ensure effective consumer risk protection and robust regulatory compliance. Rachel has BSc (Hons) in Applied Biochemistry, a PhD from Nottingham University in in vitro skin toxicology models, and a wide experience in regulatory affairs and quality assurance. She was the lead risk manager for PepsiCo Europe on food, promotional toys, and novel ingredients, and since becoming an independent consultant 7 years ago has worked on various food and food supplements regulatory and QA projects for SME, larger manufacturers and UK retailers. Rachel has a strong interest in food allergen risk management and regularly provides training to industry.

Time  6pm tea and coffee, 7pm presentation 

Venue  Museum of Brands

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picture of cosmetic bottlesTHURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2018 

Venue *ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, PICCADILLY, LONDON

Time 6.30pm for 7pm start

WHEN A CONSUMER REACTS TO A COSMETIC PRODUCT: FROM COSMETOVIGILANCE TO PATCH TESTING 

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Speakers  Jason Williams (Royal Salford Hospital) & Stephen Kirk (SK-CRS Ltd)

Synopsis  Market surveillance, in which cosmetovigilance plays a crucial role, is arguably one of the most important attributes in the lifecycle management of cosmetic products.  Although cosmetovigilance is a mandatory requirement in the European cosmetic regulatory framework, the concept can also provide brand owners, both own-label and FMCG, with valuable insights into consumer perceptions of their marketed cosmetic products.

This presentation will highlight the current philosophy employed by the cosmetic industry in the European Union, illustrated by real-life examples of cosmetic products and product types which can elicit complaints from consumers using such products.

Biographies 
Stephen Kirk  
Stephen is a highly qualified cosmetic regulatory professional with more than 20 years’ experience working in the Research and Development laboratories of Boots UK. His expertise spans all ‘cradle-to-grave’ activities of New Product Development from prototyping to launch, and includes collaborating with contract manufacturers and cosmetic developers in Europe and the Far East.  More recently, since May 2016 he has been working as an independent consultant. Stephen's know-how encompasses ingredient selection and approval, formulation review, approval and testing, safety assessment according to the EU regulatory framework and market surveillance following launch, including dermatology follow-up. He also has considerable experience working at European level. Stephen has been actively involved in several Task Forces established by Cosmetics Europe (the European cosmetic industry trade association), including those addressing cosmetovigilance and the defence of key ingredients. He has been an invited Speaker at several Seminars organised by the CTPA (UK cosmetic industry trade association) and UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists covering a diverse range of topics. Stephen was the Chairman of both the CTPA Toxicology Advisory Panel and CTPA / British Society for Cutaneous Allergy Working Group until April 2016, and remain active in these two groups. He is a Member of the British Society of Cutaneous Allergy, European Society for Contact Dermatitis, US Society of Toxicology, Royal Society of Biology and UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists. Stephen is also a Chartered Biologist and European Registered Toxicologist.

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picture of speedTHURSDAY 6 DECEMBER 2018 –
GUESTS EVENING LECTURE

Venue **MUSEUM OF BRANDS, NOTTING HILL, LONDON

Time 6.30pm for 7pm start

WHISTLE-STOP TOUR OF BEAUTY BRANDS

Speaker Julia Wray (HPCi Media)

Synopsis Updates on ethical considerations, skin care, Insta make-up trends, personalisation 

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picture of hair as waterTHURSDAY 10 JANUARY 2019 

Venue *ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, PICCADILLY, LONDON

Time 6.15pm for 6.45pm start

WATER: A VERY ANNOYING, YET VITAL, COMPONENT OF HUMAN HAIR

Speaker Paul Cornwell (TRI Cosmetic Science Europe)

PLUS LCF Student presentations

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picture of blindfolded woman in field of flowersTHURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2019 –
JOINT SCS AND BSP LECTURE

Venue **MUSEUM OF BRANDS, NOTTING HILL, LONDON

Time 6.30pm for 7pm start

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT AND SMELLING ABILITY: FRAGRANCE, FINDINGS, AND THE FUTURE

Speaker Dr Garry Dix (CPL Aromas)

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picture of Colorful glowing nanotechnology gridTHURSDAY 7 MARCH 2019 –
MEDAL LECTURE

Venue *ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, PICCADILLY, LONDON

Time 6.30pm for 7pm start

HARNESSING LIFE SCIENCE NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR A NEW GENERATION DELIVERY SYSTEM

Speaker Dr Michael Danielov

PLUS...  SCS Diploma Ceremony

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picture of AGM keyboard23 MAY 2019 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

MEMBERS ONLY

 

 

 

 


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