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OVSCC November Meeting

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join the Ohio Valley Chapter for the annual meeting to feature local students!

This event will feature 3 exciting guest speakers, student poster session, panel discussion and more!


The OVSCC is calling for student posters for the Student Day.

Deadline for title submission is Nov 8 and the instruction is provided below.
All the posters will be judged and awards will be presented to the best poster.



The following information should be sent to wanasaaa@mail.uc.edu;
-Student Name​
-University Name
-Poster Title
All posters should be an original body of work, written in English and informative.
The poster dimension is 3 x 4 feet.
If you have any questions, please contact Eins at wanasaaa@mail.uc.edu.


12:00PM-1:00PM Arrival, Sign-In, and Lunch
1:00PM-1:10PM Opening Remarks
1:10PM – 1:40PM Networking Activity
1:40PM – 2:20PM Important Job Search Skills; Guest Speaker: Bethany Hanson
2:20PM – 2:30PM Break
2:30PM – 3:00PM Panel Discussion of Cosmetic Science Industry Professionals
3:00PM – 3:40PM The other side of fear: balancing the misinformation equation; Guest Speaker: Dennis Abbeduto
3:40PM – 4:20PM Overcoming the challenges in preservatives in cosmetics; Guest Speaker: Cristiane Pacheco
4:20PM – 4:35PM Installation of New 2020 OVSCC
4:35PM – 5:45PM Student Poster Session
5:45PM – 6PM Closing Remarks


Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45246



Important Job Search Skills
Speaker: Bethany Hanson

We all know there is a lot of pressure surrounding the job interviews. Will they like me? What difficult questions will they ask? What if I don’t know the answer? I’ll discuss ways you can prepare your BEST self for an interview and learn how to be more relaxed. Remember, interviews are nothing to be afraid of, they are actually enjoyable if you prepare the right way. In addition, networking can play an important role in finding a job, and I’ll discuss how you can do that through the wonderful, beautiful world of LinkedIn. But how do you use it? It can be intimidating to create a profile and share information about yourself through posts and your profile. You are really putting yourself out there, and good things will come of it! I’ll give tips and pointers to presenting yourself in the most professional way possible through your LinkedIn profile. When used properly, it can be a great tool for students to network, find jobs and develop their own personal brands!

The Other Side of Fear: Balancing the Misinformation Equation
Speaker: Dennis Abbeduto

Preservatives are bad, palm oil is destroying rainforests, and sunscreens are poisoning the oceans. Or are they? When half-truths and lies spread at the speed of light, what choices do formulators have to replace tried and true technologies and still deliver on the promises of “clean beauty”? How truly dangerous are all these “bad actors” anyway? And how does the cosmetics industry respond to misinformation in the digital age? This presentation will walk through a variety of perceived risks and the real risks of not responding appropriately.

Overcoming the Challenges of Preservatives in Cosmetics
Speaker: Cristiane Pacheco

Preservatives are frequently associated with contact allergy in cosmetic products. They are among the allergens and many have restrictions imposed by global regulatory agencies. Indeed, consumer exposure to a list of preservative substances that is increasingly shorter can result in a higher incidence of primary sensitization, as the same preservative is used in a wide range of cosmetic products concomitantly.
There are few alternatives that can meet the needs of these professionals. Recent developments include sugar-, fatty acid- and amino acid derived ingredients, with excellent biological compatibility, also contributing to a good sensorial experience and stability of cosmetic formulations, functioning as emollients, humectants, solubilizers and coemulsifiers.
Let’s review some ideas and future trends on the very important subject.


Bio: Bethany Hanson

Beth has been a faculty member at University of Cincinnati for over 2 years, where she advises engineering and cosmetic science students throughout their co-op careers. She teaches professional development courses at the University where she educates students on skills such as resume writing, networking, personal branding and reflection. She loves her job because she gets to work with students from their first year to their last year. Her work with cosmetic science students is especially fulfilling considering her background as an analytical and research chemist at the FDA’s Forensic Chemistry Center in Cincinnati, OH. She graduated from UC with her B.S. in chemical engineering, and The University of Akron in 2009 with her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry. She’s loving life with her husband Matt, daughter Helen, 4, and son Frank, 1 in Bellevue, KY.

Bio: Dennis Abbeduto

Dennis has over 20 years surfactant and formulation chemistry experience and currently works for Colonial Chemical, Inc in Southeast Tennessee as Personal Care Business Manager. He has also served as Product Applications Manager at Colonial. Prior to his time at Colonial Chemical, he worked for Alberto-Culver Co in Chicago, Illinois on skin care technology and as a formulation chemist for the St. Ives and Noxzema brands. Dennis also worked for McIntyre Group, Ltd in University Park, Illinois as an R&D synthesis, applications, and claims chemist. He has a BS in chemistry from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.

Bio: Cristiane Pacheco

Cristiane is New Business Vice President of Chemyunion, Inc US. Pacheco joined Chemyunion in1998, and has over 23 years of global personal care experience. She led Research and Development at Chemyunion beginning in 2012 with responsibility for a group of 20 researchers. Cristiane is a Pharmacist with a post-graduate work in Cosmetology and an MBA in Business Management. She has studied Hair Biology through TRI Princeton, and Dermo Cosmetic Sciences through Brussles University. Published to over 20 patents and numerous articles.

Event Cost: Members $55, Non-members $65, Students FREE!


Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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