18th International Fresenius ECOTOX Conference "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management"

29 Nov - 30 Nov 2018, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

18th International Fresenius ECOTOX Conference "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management"

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Overview

Please find below an overview with all the latest information. A wide range of presentations awaits you. Here are just some of the topics that we will be covering:

Highlights

Simplification vs. Complexity

  • KEMI on rationalising environmental risk assessment
  • Industry perspective on how to address calls for simplification within the framework of complex regulatory guidance

Protection Goals

  • Competent authority view on the challenges to implement protection goals in risk assessment and risk management

Global Regulatory Developements

  • Overview of the regulatory developments in China

Endocrine Disruptors

  • The new ECHA/EFSA ED guidance document

New Developments in European Discourse

  • Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic effect modelling for the regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms
  • ANSES on the testing of soil macro organisms in field
  • Priorities in regulatory risk assessment for pesticides and water organisms

Methods: Radio-tracking

  • A UK view on the interpretation and use of radio-tracking data from HSE
  • The use of collars in terrestrial and GPS radio-tracking

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of

  • Research & development
  • Human exposure & risk assessment
  • Toxicology
  • Registration
  • Marketing & distribution
  • Product stewardship & responsible care
  • Human & consumer safety

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Professional associations
  • Contract laboratories

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Programme

Get-together on Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Will you arrive on Wednesday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chair

Peter Dohmen, BASF, Germany

Simplification vs Complexity

9.10 Can we rationalise the environmental risk assessments of plant protection products?

  • Opportunities to rationalise risk assessment
  • Dialogue-based improvement of risk management

Johan Axelman, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

9.35 Building bridges: Reducing complexity in risk assessment by integration with risk management?

  • A systems-based view on pesticide risk assessment
  • Examples for complex, higher tier ecotoxicological studies
  • The possible role of science in future higher tier risk assessment
  • Part of possible improvements: Synergies between risk assessment and risk management

Andreas Focks, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

10.00 Industry perspective: How to address calls for simplification of PPP risk assessments when emerging regulatory guidance gets increasingly complex

  • Overview of evolution of complexity in risk assessment regulatory guidance
  • Complexity: The advantages and disadvantages
  • Kemi proposal for simplification
  • Combining both simplification and complexity in a tiered approach

Peter Campbell, Syngenta, United Kingdom

10.25 Panel discussion

10.55 Coffee break

Protection Goals

11.25 Challenges to implement protection goals in risk assessment and risk management

  • Protection goals in the legal framework
  • Application to risk assessment and risk management
  • Challenges to implement protection goals

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

11.50 Setting specific protection goals for environmental risk assessment under the EU-PPP directive – an industry point of view

  • Ecosystem services and protection goals
  • What can we learn from the bees GD?
  • Risk assessment and risk management tasks
  • Risk communication – quantitative and expert judgement elements

Kees Romijn, ECPA Environmental Expert Group, Germany

12.15 How to combine efficient food production and pollinator protection – what needs to be protected where and when

Noa Simón Delso, Centre Apicole de Recherche et Information (CARI), Belgium

12.40 Panel discussion

13.10 Lunch

Global Regulatory Developments

14.40 Regulatory developments in China

  • Overview of the pesticide management in China
  • Environmental risk assessment in China

Yanming Zhou, Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals (ICAMA), Ministry of Agriculture, People‘s Republic of China

Endocrine Disruptors

15.05 Endocrine disruption in ecotoxicology: The new ECHA/EFSA ED guidance document

  • First experiences
  • Testing strategies
  • Population relevance

Lennart Weltje, BASF, Germany

15.30 Panel discussion

16.00 Coffee break

New Developments in European Discourse

16.30 Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic effect modelling for the regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms

  • Regulatory background
  • Overview of TKTD models
  • Requirements and criteria for the calibration and validation of TKTD models
  • Example application for GUTS
  • Chances and constraints of TKTD modelling

Andreas Focks, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

16.55 TKTD modelling for aquatic and terrestrial organisms

  • Methods for predicting survival, growth, reproduction and other sublethal endpoints
  • Exposure for terrestrial organisms considering movement and feeding patterns
  • Options for addressing some of the remaining challenges

Pernille Thorbek, BASF, Germany

17.20 Panel discussion

17.50 End of the first conference day

18.50 Departure time for the evening event

As always, you are most welcome to attend our evening event, which will take us to the former monastery named “Wasem Kloster Engelthal”. We will have a short tour of the wine cellar and afterwards we will enjoy a dinner and have time to continue the day’s interesting conversations in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Friday, 30 November 2018

9.00 Welcome address by the Chair

Mark A. Clook, Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

9.10 Testing of soil macro organisms in field: Dealing with the community in a regulatory context

  • Regulatory scheme for risk assessment of soil organisms
  • Field study: Guideline and recommendations
  • Example of application with a case study

Yannick Bayona, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

9.35 Priorities in regulatory risk assessment for pesticides and water organisms

  • Specific protection goals; linking exposure to effects
  • Calibration of the tiered approach
  • Spatial-temporal extrapolation

Theo Brock, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

10.00 Mixing and matching – exposure scenarios in a fully flow-through mesocosm

  • The configuration and capabilities of the E-Flows mesocosm
  • Validating the flow parameters in a large-scale flow-through mesocosm
  • Mixing, consistency and control of exposure profiles
  • Exposure endpoints – what do regulators need?

Rachel Benstead, Fera Science, United Kingdom

10.25 Updates on the ecotoxicological risk assessment of biopesticides

  • Relevant data requirements for different biopesticide groups
  • Interpretation of existing guidance and test guidelines
  • Challenges versus solutions

Elizabeth Collison, APC, United Kingdom

10.50 Panel discussion

11.20 Coffee break

Methods: Radio-tracking

11.50 Appropriate PT estimates for vertebrate risk assessment – what does radio-tracking actually reveal?

  • Purposes of the radio-tracking techniques for environmental risk assessments
  • PT as ‘Proportion of potentially time foraging’ and ‘Proportion of diet obtained from treated area’
  • Diverse empirical PT data and PT estimate calculations for environmental risk assessments

Jan-Dieter Ludwigs, RIFCON, Germany

12.15 Interpretation and use of radio-tracking data – a UK view

  • Interpretation and use of radio-tracking data in regulatory risk assessment for pesticides
  • How to use data from multiple tracking sessions and options for the future

Michael Fryer, Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

12.40 Into the sky – from terrestrial to GPS radio-tracking in ecotoxicological field studies

  • The use of terrestrial radio collars
  • GPS collars: Advantages and disadvantages
  • Tracking data and calculation of PT-values

Olaf Fuelling, tier3 solutions, Germany

13.05 Panel discussion

13.35 Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Axelman

Johan Axelman

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Johan Axelman is a Biologist and Environmental Chemist and has been working as a Strategic Adviser at the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) with a focus on improving the quality and efficiency of environmental risk assessments and risk management of plant protection products since 2015. Prior to that he held management positions in the department for pesticide authorisations at KEMI. Before joining the KEMI in 2006 he worked as an application scientist at GE Healthcare (Sweden) and as a research group leader at Stockholm University (Sweden).

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Bayona

Yannick Bayona

ANSES - French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, France

Yannick Bayona is an Ecotoxicological Risk Assessor in the Regulated Products Department at ANSES in France. After his PhD on the effects of chemicals at the aquatic communities scale in mesocosms, he joined ANSES in 2015.

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Benstead

Rachel Benstead

Fera Science, United Kingdom

Rachel Benstead is Senior Aquatic Ecotoxicologist at the Centre for Chemical Safety and Stewardship at Fera Science. Her role involves both the direction of aquatic studies for regulatory purposes, and the continued development and improvement of approaches in this field. She has also worked in the areas of endocrine disruption and the Water Framework Directive in her previous role at the Environment Agency of England and Wales.

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Brock

Theo Brock

Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Theo Brock is employed at Wageningen University and Research to scientifically underpin the prospective environmental risk assessment procedures for pesticides and other contaminants in freshwater ecosystems. Until June 2018 he was the Vice-Chair of the PPR Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). He actively participated in the working groups that drafted the EFSA PPR Aquatic Guidance Document, the EFSA PPR Opinion on sediment ERA, the EFSA PPR Opinion on the use of TKTD models in aquatic ERA, the EFSA SC Opinion on covering recovery in ERA and the EFSA FA Guidance Document on ERA of feed additives.

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Campbell

Peter Campbell

Syngenta, United Kingdom

Peter Campbell is Principal Lead Environmental Safety at Syngenta and has 25 years of working experience in regulatory ecotoxicology within both the regulatory authority and industry sectors. Peter is a long-standing member of the ECPA Environmental Expert Group and the current Chair of the ECPA Pollinator Team.

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Clook

Mark A. Clook

Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

Mark A. Clook has worked for CRD-HSE and its’ predecessor (PSD) for over 25 years and has in that time been involved in many activities related to ecotoxicological risk assessment. His latest involvement was in contributing to the EFSA guidance document on bees.

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Collison

Elizabeth Collison

APC, United Kingdom

Elizabeth joined APC as an Ecotoxicologist in January 2018, having worked in a similar consultancy role since 2015. She has experience in the environmental risk assessment of conventional and microbial plant protection products (PPPs) and biocides, including data gap analysis, study monitoring, dossier preparation and post-submission commenting. Her work spans all areas of aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, with a particular interest in the risk assessment of PPPs, including biopesticides, on non-target arthropods and bees. Prior to working in regulatory ecotoxicology Elizabeth completed a PhD investigating the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bee and bumble bee health. Elizabeth holds a degree in biological sciences from the University of Oxford.

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Dohmen

Peter Dohmen

BASF, Germany

Peter Dohmen is a Senior Ecotoxicologist at the Agricultural Research Centre of BASF in Limburgerhof/Germany.

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Focks

Andreas Focks

Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Andreas Focks is an Ecological Modeller at Wageningen Environmental Research, as a part of Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. His work focusses on mechanistic modelling and statistical analysis of effects of chemical stressors on the biotic environment, at levels of individuals, populations and communities.

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Fryer

Michael Fryer

Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

Michael Fryer has been a Regulatory Ecotoxicologist at the UK Health and Safety Executive (Chemicals Regulation Division) for 9 years. He participated in the Pesticide Steering Network meeting for the corrigendum of the aquatic guidance document and multiple Pesticide Peer Review Experts’ meetings.

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Fuelling

Olaf Fuelling

tier3 solutions, Germany

Olaf Fuelling has been a Senior Expert on mammal ecology at tier3 solutions in Germany since 2014 and has supervised several wild mammal field studies for pesticide registration as Study Director. Previously, he was working as a scientist at Universities in Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. He studied biology at the University of Bonn and Jena (Germany) and worked for his diploma and PhD thesis in Africa and Norway. As a postdoc at Bayer CropScience, he developed study methods for small mammal field studies in ecotoxicology.

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Gathmann

Achim Gathmann

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

Achim Gathmann is the Head of the Unit Environment in the Department of Plant Protection Products at the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). He holds a PhD in biology and his key qualifications are agroecology, plant protection, biological control, risk assessment and risk management of PPPs and GMOs.

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Ludwigs

Jan-Dieter Ludwigs

RIFCON, Germany

Jan-Dieter Ludwigs is currently responsible for business development at RIFCON. He has a PhD in avian ecology and ethology and has been working in the area of regulatory and field study based ecotoxicology for consultancies and industry for more than 15 years.

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Romijn

Kees Romijn

ECPA Environmental Expert Group, Germany

Kees Romijn is Chair of the ECPA Environmental Expert team. He spent part of his 25 years-career in various functions around ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment, and the other part in regulatory affairs. Interaction between policy and science is his personal interest.

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Simón Delso

Noa Simón Delso

Centre Apicole de Recherche et Information (CARI), Belgium

Noa Simón Delso is a Veterinarian and Researcher and has been working at the Belgian CARI (Centre Apicole de Recherche et Information) since 2009. She provides scientific-technical advice to the association BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination.

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Thorbek

Pernille Thorbek

BASF, Germany

Pernille Thorbek is an Ecological Modeller at BASF. She has over 15 years of experience of developing and applying models to ecological risk assessments of plant protection products. These models cover organism level (TK/TD, energy budgets), population models and ecosystem models for aquatic, terrestrial and soil ecosystems and organisms ranging from primary producers over invertebrates to vertebrates. Pernille has supervised numerous PhD students and postdocs, led a work package in the CREAM projects, participated in the BEEHAVE project and has been on the organising committee of several SETAC workshops aimed at readying ecological models for regulatory risk assessments.

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Weltje

Lennart Weltje

BASF, Germany

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).

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Zhou

Yanming Zhou

Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals (ICAMA), Ministry of Agriculture, People's Republic of China

Yanming Zhou is an Analytical Chemist and has been working in the Environment Division of the Chinese Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals (ICAMA), Ministry of Agriculture, since 2010. He is responsible for environmental fate and modelling and takes part in the development of the Chinese environmental risk assessment guidance.

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Venue

Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de
www.atrium-mainz.de

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„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 29 November 2018

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.

Group reductions

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).


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