Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment

For many years, this conference has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities, dealing with the assessment of pesticide residues in food. Learn about the latest developments in risk assessment, the setting of maximum residue limits as well as regulatory and guideline updates.

25.04. — 26.04.2024
Novotel Düsseldorf City West
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Authorities, industry and science - all around the table in 2024 again!

The popular Akademie Fresenius Conference “Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment” enters its next round: It is the place to be to receive all the latest updates, to meet your peers and to join important discussions in a comfortable conference atmosphere. Reason enough for many participants to attend regularly every year. So don’t miss out to secure your place for this year’s event!

The Conference will be taking place in Dusseldorf/Germany on 25 and 26 April 2024.

You can also follow all the exciting contributions via our live stream!

Please find all information on the virtual participation here.

Who should attend this conference?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Risk assessment
  • Product safety
  • Toxicology
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Research and development
  • Legal and general counselling

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Food industry
  • Competent authorities, regulatory bodies and research institutes
  • Consultancies
  • Testing laboratories and contract research organisations (CROs)
  • Professional associations

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We are currently in the process of compiling our event programme in close cooperation with our team of experienced speakers.

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Monika Bross

BASF, Germany

Monika Bross is analytical chemist by training; she has been working at BASF Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof for more than 30 years. Within BASF she has been involved in the conduct of residue and metabolism studies, but also in dietary exposure assessments and the preparation of dossiers for international submissions. She is member of association expert teams dealing with residue related topics (including MRL setting) and the implementation of the EU Transparency Regulation.


Johannes Diederich

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany


Caroline Harris

Exponent, UK

Caroline Harris is a Principal Scientist in Exponent International’s UK office and in the past she was also the Centre Director for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety. After many years as a Regulator at CRD, she continues to be involved with MRLs, import tolerances and pesticide residues in international trade. She also remains highly active in the field of consumer risk assessment.


Karsten Hohgardt

Geman Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Karsten Hohgardt is the Head of the unit responsible for risk management in the field of toxicology and residue behaviour at BVL. His main experience lies in MRL setting and residue behaviour.


Britta Michalski

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Britta Michalski is a Chemist by training and has been working in the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) since 2004. She is Head of the Unit Residues and Analytical Methods in the Department Pesticides Safety. Her group is involved in MRL setting, approval and authorisation procedures for pesticides and biocides. Britta is member of OECD’s Residue Chemistry Expert Group and since 2016 she has been leading EFSA projects in the area of processing factors for pesticide residues in food.


Christian Prohaska

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

Christian Prohaska studied food and biotechnology in Vienna. He worked for public bodies dealing with the risk assessment of plant protection products before he gained a postgraduate degree in toxicology and started working at AGES in 2002.

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Jacob van Klaveren

RIVM - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Jacob van Klaveren coordinated the European funded projects ACROPOLIS and EuroMix aiming to improve combined exposure to multiple chemicals in Europe. Since 2015, Jacob has been coordinating the EFSA-RIVM partnership on mixtures of pesticides. From January 2020 onwards he has been participating in the interim management board of the Horizon Europe Partnership for the Assessment of the Risk from Chemicals (PARC) and has been responsible for coordinating the work programme innovation in regulatory risk assessment.



Novotel Düsseldorf City West
Niederkasseler Lohweg 179
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone : +49 211 52060-0

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,995.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Event participation
  • Event documentation
  • Lunch
  • Coffee breaks and event beverages
  • The evening event on the first day
  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 895.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group Reductions
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15% discount from the third participant onwards.

Terms of Cancellation / Book without Risk
Written cancellations or transfers will be accepted free of charge up to four weeks prior to the start of the event. After this date and up to a week prior to the start of the event we will reimburse 50% of the registration fee. We cannot, unfortunately, provide refunds for later cancellations. However, in this case we will provide you with the event documentation after the event.
Please note that you can name a substitute free of charge at any time.

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this event, but cannot spare the time?

For the price of 295,00 € plus VAT you can order a complete set of event documentation. A few days after the event you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our Website. There you will find all presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files.

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Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

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Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

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Organisation and participant management

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Organisation and participant management

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Present your Company at the Event.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specified target group. We are happy to provide you with further information on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to presenting your company with an exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Analisa Mills

Analisa Mills
Phone: +49 231 75896-77

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We offer journalists and editors a platform where they can get in touch with the experts.

If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We are happy to advise you.

Please contact us:

Katharina Geraridis

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Phone: +49 231 75896-67