December 2, 2019 - December 4, 2019

Skin Models in Cosmetic Science: Bridging Established Methods and Novel Technologies

The International Interdisciplinary Conference titled “Skin Models in Cosmetic Science: Bridging Established Methods and Novel Technologies” will be held from the 2nd  to the 4th of December 2019 in Tours, France.

The Conference aims to bring together an international group of experts to discuss the state-of-the-art in the research and development of skin models and novel analytical techniques for efficacy and safety testing of cosmetic products. Talks and discussions will contrast various industrial and academic viewpoints and visions regarding the characterization and evaluation of cosmetic products, particularly as these relate to the use of in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models of human skin and non-invasive biophotonic techniques. The Conference will also address the topic of regulatory requirements for the validation of novel skin models and analytical techniques.

Talks and discussions will thus center on the following questions:

  • What are the roles of alternative skin models in the evaluation of cosmetic products?
  • Which skin models are appropriate for specific efficacy and/or safety applications and criteria?
  • What roles do non-invasive biophotonic techniques play in the evaluation of cosmetic products?
  • What are the necessary regulatory steps for adoption of the most promising biophotonic techniques, in order to incorporate them into or go beyond currently accepted evaluation methods?

A further aim is to highlight the research and development in the cosmetic sciences conducted with the region Centre-Val de Loire. Held in the heart of the Cosmetic Valley technopole, the Conference is meant to promote national and international collaborations across industry and academia. Regional, national and international scientists in the field are strongly encouraged to attend and present their research.

While a panel of renowned invited speakers will establish the actual context trough plenary sessions, a strong emphasis will be given to young scientists. In each session slots for oral presentations will be dedicated to rising scientists in the field to offer them a chance to present their work, but also to encourage their participation in the discussions. 



Hôtel de Ville : Boulevard Heurteloup - 37000 TOURS - FR

The event will take place in the city centre at the Hotel de Ville of Tours located Square Jean-Jaures and very near the main train station. This elegant building was designed in the early 20th century by the same architect, Victor Laloux, of the Gare d'Orsay in Paris (now the Musée d'Orsay).  Its monumental stairs, paintings and scluptures make it a recommanded place to visit. Participants will also have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and Loire Valley wines.


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