CASIC to hold Latin American industry symposium in Buenos Aires next week

By Simon Pitman

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The Latin American Cosmetic, Personal care and Home Care Industries Association (CASIC), is to hold a symposium on the development of safe cosmetics and household products.

Taking place November 12 – 14 at the Sede del Evento, in Buenos Aires, the event will include networking and a comprehensive presentation program covering areas such as regulation, latest research on safety, as well as a focus on what lies in store for the industry.

CASIC is headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay and represents the industry for countries across the Latin American region and its sub regions, which include Mercosur, Central America, Andean Community and Pacific Allianz.

The presentation programme

The symposium also includes two and a half days of comprehensive presentations covering every aspect of product development relating to safety, as well as all the latest scientific data and studies relating to this crucial area.

Day one of the programme will start at 8am and finish at 6pm, taking in topics relating to the regulation of products, ingredient safety, research on skin care, and toxicity from decision makers and top level professionals from throughout the supply chain.

The programme for that day will start off with a round table on the regulation of products in the region, featuring executives from ANMAT and CASIC, while the later morning session will specifically focus on cosmetic ingredient safety, which presentations from IFRA, Natura and CIR.

In the afternoon sessions, presentations will include the latest finding on microbiome, given by Graciela Ferraro, president of the Argentine Association of Dermatology, while the later afternoon session will focus on toxicity, to include ‘Irritation of the Skin and Eye’, given by Adriano Pinheiro of Kosmoscience.

Day two and three presentations

Day two will include a wide variety of topics, including a focus on cannabis ingredients, given by Carlos Cao of Genomma Lab, which will be the second presentation of the day, at 10:15am.

The session for that day will also be highlighted by presentation by Veronique Poulsen of L’Oreal, who will present on ‘How to Evaluate Environmental Security’, which will be the last presentation for that day.

On day three, a half day morning session will focus on animal testing, with the first presentation being given by Silvia Perez Damonte of CLAIM and Dr Laura Guterrez of CONICET, focusing on Alternatives to Animal Testing.

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