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International conference on ecotoxicological risk assessment: Better protection for organisms in air, soil and water

On 29 and 30 November, Akademie Fresenius will be hosting their 18th international Conference “Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management”. Top-ranking experts from a range of countries will be discussing the risk potential of agrochemicals for the environment.

It is now a tradition for scientists, representatives from the authorities and ecotoxicologists from the leading companies in the agrochemical industry to meet up at this conference. This year, the experts will be describing the priorities they would like to set when assessing the risk of pesticides to aquatic and soil organisms as well as to birds and mammals. The industry perspective will be put forward by representatives from BASF and Rifcon. A representative from the Chinese Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals/Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA) will also be outlining the regulatory developments in China. In addition, there will be a field report on the current approach to environmental risk assessment at the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI).

This two-day conference is specifically aimed at building a bridge between the regulatory targets and what actually goes on in practice. For example, the participants will be discussing their practical experience with radiotelemetric measurements (radio-tracking) and the new opportunities presented by toxicokinetic toxicodynamic effect modelling. 


  • Theo Brock, Wageningen University and Research
  • Mark A. Clook, British Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Directorate (HSE, CRD) 
  • Peter Dohmen, BASF
  • Andreas Focks, Wageningen University and Research
  • Michael Fryer, British Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Directorate (HSE, CRD)
  • Jan-Dieter Ludwigs, Rifcon
  • Pernille Thorbek, Syngenta
    ...and many more!

Full programme details will be available here shortly!

Dates: 29 and 30 November 2018

Location: Mainz/Germany

Contact Details:

Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

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44379 Dortmund

Phone  +49 231 75896-50
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