12 Nov - 13 Nov 2019, Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt/Germany
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Will you arrive on Monday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.
8.30 Registration and coffee
9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chair
Lennart Weltje, BASF, Germany
Maristella Rubbiani, European Commission, DG SANTE,Belgium
Emily McVey, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Alan Breen, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
10.25 Coffee break
Susanne Smolka, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Germany
Andrew Adams, ECPA ED Expert Group, France
Martina Duft, knoell Germany
12.10 Panel discussion
James Wheeler, Shell International, The Netherlands
ZhiChao Dang, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
15.20 Coffee break
Melanie Lichtenberger, ibacon, Germany
Natalie Burden, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), United Kingdom
16.40 Panel discussion
17.10 End of first day
18.15 Departure time for the evening event
At the end of the first conference day Akademie Fresenius invites you to a leisurely evening at the restaurant “Daheim im Lorsbacher Thal” in Frankfurt. You have the opportunity of better getting to know other participants you met during the day over a relaxed meal. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
8.30 Welcome address by the Chair Emily McVey, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Katie Paul Friedman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America
Michael Werner, Consultant, Germany
Gerard Swaen, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
9.55 Coffee break
Annegaaike Leopold, Calidris Environment, The Netherlands
10.50 Panel discussion
Antonio Conto, Chemsafe, Italy
11.45 Short break
Milou Dingemans, KWR Water Research Institute,The Netherlands
Daniel Zalko, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France
12.50 Panel discussion
13.20 Lunch and end of the conference
ECPA ED Expert Group, France
Andrew Adams has many years of experience working in European regulatory affairs for biocides and moved into a public and governmental affairs role at Bayer CropScience in 2014 where he is now the Global Issues Lead for Insecticides and Fungicides. With specific focus on endocrine disruptors, he currently represents Crop Life International and the ECPA as Chair of their ED Expert Groups.mehrweniger
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
Alan Breen is a Regulatory Toxicologist working with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine of Ireland. He has 25 years of experience in the area of chemical safety evaluation and risk assessment and is also a member of the ECHA ED Expert Group.mehrweniger
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), United Kingdom
Natalie Burden has led a programme of work at the NC3Rs dedicated to advancing the application of the 3Rs in toxicology and regulatory sciences since 2014. She leads projects supported by expert working groups across industry, academia and governmental/regulatory agencies to support changes in policy and practice and identify opportunities within regulatory frameworks to reduce, refine and replace animal use.mehrweniger
Antonio Conto is a European Registered Toxicologist and the founder of Chemsafe. He has over 28 years of post-graduate experience, mainly in risk assessment and regulatory toxicology for chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Nowadays, his role is mainly focused on managing Chemsafe and reviewing toxicology/safety expert reports. Prior to founding Chemsafe, he worked as a Study Director and Head of the C&L Unit at RBM SpA (now Merck-Serono). He is member of CHCS (Chemical Hazard Communication Society), SETAC Europe (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry), ACS (American Chemical Society), SITOX (Italian Society of Toxicology) and SOT (US Society of Toxicology).mehrweniger
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
ZhiChao Dang is an EU Registered Toxicologist and works as a Senior Risk Assessor and Project Leader at RIVM. He has been involved in risk assessments of EU existing and new substances, the OECD HPV substances and the WHO substances as well as the work on setting environmental quality standards. He has been working on REACH testing proposals, risk management options, the preparation of various dossiers for ECHA and has been involved in the development of EU and OECD documents on endocrine disruptors as well as the development of OECD test guidelines. He is also working on the environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and related methodology development. He is member in several OECD and EU expert groups, including the OECD EDTA AG, the OECD VMG Eco, the OECD VMG NA and the EU ED EAG.mehrweniger
KWR Watercycle Research Institute, The Netherlands
Milou Dingemans has over 15 years of experience in scientific research on the harmful effects of the exposure to chemicals on health and has been a Researcher and Toxicologist in the Chemical Water Quality and Health Team at KWR Watercycle Research Institute since 2016. She works on the assessment of possible health hazards of substances relevant to the water cycle (such as environmental contaminants) on commissions from water utilities, government and industry and is also active in the development, validation and implementation of innovative test methods (such as bioassays) and risk assessment techniques related to chemical water quality.mehrweniger
Martina Duft is a Senior Expert Regulatory Ecotoxicologist at knoell Germany and is the coordinator of the knoell ED expert team and key contact for the topic endocrine disruptors. After several years in ED related research, she has worked for over 15 years in various regulatory sectors with a focus on ecotoxicology an regulatory affairs.mehrweniger
Calidris Environment, The Netherlands
Annegaaike Leopold is a Biologist by training and has 30 years of experience in the applied regulatory ecotoxicology field. She has contributed to environmental endocrine disruptor test guidelines and has worked on hazard and risk assessment of endocrine disruptors in the contract laboratory context both in research and guideline development as well as in business development and project management. She currently has her own consultancy firm working both on environmental endocrine regulatory projects and doing research in the area for science for policy - focusing on contributing to greater transparency in scientific processes to help society (regulators, policy-makers, scientists, concerned citizens) grapple with the different types of uncertainties built into the regulatory system of chemicals assessment.mehrweniger
Melanie Lichtenberger holds a PhD in biology with a focus on ecotoxicology. During her PhD and work as a Study Director in aquatic ecotoxicology she was involved in conducting endocrine studies in the lab. Currently she works at ibacon as Head of Test Facility and is also involved in the hazard identification of endocrine disruptors.mehrweniger
Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Emily McVey is an experienced Regulatory Toxicologist and works as a Risk Assessor in ecotoxicology at the Ctgb. Her specialties include environmental toxicology, wild vertebrates (birds, mammals, amphibians, fish), molecular mechanisms of toxicity, neurodevelopmental toxicity and endocrine disruption testing and assessment.mehrweniger
Katie Paul Friedman
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America
Katie Paul Friedman joined the National Center for Computational Toxicology in the Office of Research and Development at the US EPA in August 2016, where she is currently focused on integration of multiple information streams to address the needs of preliminary risk assessment, with additional interests in uncertainty in alternative and traditional toxicity information, endocrine bioactivity prediction and in vitro kinetics. Previously, she worked as a Regulatory Toxicologist at Bayer CropScience with specialties in neurodevelopmental and endocrine toxicity, high-throughput science, and predictive toxicology. She has been actively involved in multi-stakeholder projects to develop adverse outcome pathways, alternative testing approaches, and the regulatory acceptance of these tools.mehrweniger
European Commission, Belgium
Maristella Rubbiani is Policy Officer at the European Commission and in charge of ED issues and coformulants. Previously, she worked at the Italian Competent Authority where she was responsible for the implementation of the regulation for biocides and PPPs.mehrweniger
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Germany
Susanne Smolka is an Ecotoxicologist and works as Senior Policy Advisor for the German Pesticide Action Network (PAN Germany). She accompanied the revision and implementation of the EU pesticide and biocide legislation over the past 17 years with the main focus on improving the regulation of substances of high concern such as endocrine disruptors. She is an expert in non-chemical pest management and represents PAN Germany in various national and European forums. Prior to her engagement with PAN she worked for WWF Germany and other environmental NGOs.mehrweniger
Gerard M. H. Swaen
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Gerard Swaen is an Associate Professor at Maastricht University and an Occupational Epidemiologist with a specific interest in the potential health effects from exposure to chemicals. He has conducted epidemiology studies on chemicals such as acrylonitrile, carbon disulphide, coal tar, coke factories.mehrweniger
Lennart Weltje holds a PhD in ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry and currently works as a Senior Ecotoxicologist at BASF conducting risk assessments for PPPs and biocides. His former stations include the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).mehrweniger
Michael Werner is a Chemist and Eurotox registered Toxicologist with an over 20 years track record in hazard, exposure and risk assessments in various regulatory areas including classification and labelling. In his present role as a Senior Expert Regulatory Toxicology Biocides and Assistant to the Managing Director, he leads a small biocides group and provides regulatory as well as scientific/technical advice to clients for the preparation of biocidal active substance/product dossiers. Another focus of his work is the development of tailor-made dossier strategies for the authorisation of biocidal products/product families in their various and sometimes non-standard applications including animal safety and dietary risk assessment of biocides.mehrweniger
Shell International, The Netherlands
James Wheeler works as an Ecotoxicologist for Shell International. His work focuses on environmental risk assessment and ecotoxicology testing. He has a particular interest in fish endocrine test methods and is a member of several industry and OECD work groups active in this area.mehrweniger
French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France
Daniel Zalko is a Research Director at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and heads the “Metabolism and Xenobiotics” team of the TOXALIM research center in food toxicology. His research focuses on the metabolism of food and environmental contaminants, with an emphasis on the relationship between specific bioactivation pathways and adverse toxicological outcomes. A large part of this work is focused on EDCs.mehrweniger
We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.
Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).
Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.
Price: € 295.00 plus VAT
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