19th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment" +++ ONLINE CONFERENCE +++

29 Apr - 30 Apr 2021, Online Conference

19th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment" +++ ONLINE CONFERENCE +++

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Overview

+++ ONLINE CONFERENCE +++

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius Conference “Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment” has been the perfect platform for bringing together the regulatory, industrial and consulting communities. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has become difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to continue to learn from one another, we have decided to keep up our dialogue in the virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this Online Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Highlights

Cumulative Dietary Risk Assessment

  • EU Commission on future challenges
  • Update from EFSA on the development of cross-cutting methodologies and examples of cumulative risk assessments
  • The prioritisation exercise
  • Cumulative dietary exposure: Results from the Netherlands

Dietary Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Metabolites

  • Revision of the OECD Guidance Document on the residue definition
  • Dietary exposure assessment in Australia and New Zealand

Guideline Developments

  • EFSA on the implementation of the OECD Guidance Document on Residues in Rotational Crops
  • Revision of the EU Extrapolation Guidance Document
  • Estimating the transfer of professionally used biocides into foods

Regulatory Framework

  • Developments regarding pesticide residues in the EU: Update from the EU Commission
  • Brexit, Refit, General Food Law and Farm to Fork – impact on consumer risk assessment and MRL setting

Who do you meet?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Quality assurance & control
  • Product safety
  • Legal & regulatory affairs
  • Registration and authorisation
  • Toxicology
  • Risk assessment
  • Research & development

Sectors taking part:

  • Food industry
  • Food retailing
  • Agrochemical industry
  • Authorities (e.g. agricultural and food inspection offices, registration and control authorities)
  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Professional associations

Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.

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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Morning Session 10:30 - 13:00 CEST

Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chairs

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany

Caroline Harris, Exponent, United Kingdom

Dietary Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Metabolites

Dietary exposure assessments in Australia and New Zealand

  • Food regulatory system
  • Data and methodologies used
  • Examples

Tracy Hambridge, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Australia

Guideline Developments

Revision of the EU Extrapolation Guidance Document

  • Main changes in the text
  • Changes in tables
  • Entry into force

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

Implementation of the OECD Guidance Document on Residues in Rotational Crops

  • In which cases do we need to consider residues in rotational crops?
  • How do we take residues in rotational/succeeding crops into account in MRL setting and risk assessment?
  • Practical implementation of the OECD Guidance Document in the EU

Hermine Reich, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Estimating the transfer of professionally used biocides into foods

  • Relevant scenarios
  • Assessment approaches
  • Examples

Kathrin Gottlob, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Q&A session

Afternoon Session 14:00 - 16:30 CEST

Follow-up on the assessment of stereoisomers – authority view

  • Implementation of the EFSA Guidance on stereoisomers
  • Exchange of experience on the assessment of stereoisomers

Agnieszka Szturc-Koetsier, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Assessing stereoisomers – industry perspective

Claire Stephenson, CropLife Europe (CLE), Belgium

Dietary Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Metabolites

Update on the revision of the OECD Guidance Document on the residue definition

Dee Clarke, Syngenta, United Kingdom

Michael Doherty, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America

Insights into dietary risk assessment using US models

  • Canvassing exposure inputs for tiered risk assessments
  • What is so special about USDA PDP monitoring programme?
  • Dietary models: DEEM-FCID vs CARES NG

Cheryl Cleveland, BASF, United States of America

Q&A session

Friday, 30 April 2021

Morning Session 10:30 - 13:00 CEST

Experience of JMPR in assessing dietary risk of metabolites and degradation products of pesticides

  • Recent developments at JMPR
  • Harmonisation of approaches
  • Update on the WHO EHC 240 guidance on assessing genotoxicity
  • Some recent examples of use of approach by JMPR

Alan R. Boobis, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Regulatory Framework

Developments on pesticide residues in the EU

Almut Bitterhof, European Commission, Belgium

What comes next? A look into the crystal ball...

  • Brexit, Refit, GFL and Farm to Fork – impact on consumer risk assessment and MRL setting

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

Cumulative Dietary Risk Assessment

Cumulative risk assessment for pesticide residues: Future challenges from a risk management perspective

Almut Bitterhof, European Commission, Belgium

Q&A session

Afternoon Session 14:00 - 16:30 CEST

Risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals at EFSA: A horizontal perspective and experience with pesticide residues

  • EFSA activities on the development of cross-cutting methodologies
  • Examples of cumulative risk assessments from dietary exposure to pesticides
  • Future wider perspectives in the area

Jean Lou Dorne and Luc Mohimont, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

The prioritisation exercise/MCRA software

  • How cumulative assessment groups can be derived more efficiently
  • MCRA software version 9.1
  • How MCRA can be used in prospective risk assessment of single pesticides

Jacob van Klaveren, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

Prioritisation criteria for cumulative risk assessment – CLE perspective

  • Prioritisation criteria for grouping of compounds with effects on liver and reproduction toxicity
  • Applying stringent grouping criteria vs doing complex uncertainty analysis
  • Accuracy and refinement of exposure assessments
  • Views on prospective cumulative risk assessments

Stephanie Melching-Kollmuss, BASF, Germany

Cumulative dietary exposure to pesticides in the Netherlands

  • Acute cumulative dietary exposure to two groups of pesticides with an effect on the nervous system
  • Combining monitoring results of 2016-2018 and food consumption data of 2012-2016
  • Exposure estimates of children and adults
  • Probabilistic approach as established by EFSA

Polly Boon, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

Q&A session

End of the online conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Bitterhof

Almut Bitterhof

European Commission, Belgium

Almut Bitterhof is a Food Chemist and has been working at the European Commission (DG SANTE) since 1999. During her career, she has worked in the areas of inspection and controls, relations with agencies and on policy development for contaminants and pesticide residues. Currently, she is Deputy Head of the Unit “pesticides and biocides” in DG SANTE and leads the pesticide residues sector.

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Boobis

Alan R. Boobis

Imperial College London, UK

Alan R. Boobis retired from his chair at Imperial College London in June 2017 and is now Emeritus Professor of Toxicology. His research interests include mechanistic toxicology, risk assessment and the effects of mixtures. He has been a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He has also been a member/Chair of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues and of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (residues of veterinary drugs) for approx. 20 years. He currently chairs the UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.

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Boon

Polly Boon

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

Polly Boon is an exposure expert who has been working in the field of dietary exposure modelling since 1999, first at Wageningen Food Safety Research and since 2010 at the RIVM. She is project leader of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Chemical Food Safety and is a member of several EFSA workgroups.

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Bross

Monika Bross

BASF, Germany

Monika Bross has been working at BASF Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof for more than 25 years. Within BASF she has been involved in all types of residue and metabolism studies, but also in dietary exposure assessment and the preparation of dossiers for international submissions (EU, US, Asia, Brazil, JMPR). She is member of association expert teams dealing with residue related topics (including MRL setting).

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Clarke

Dee Clarke

Syngenta, United Kingdom

Dee Clarke has been working within the crop protection industry for more than 30 years, starting out in residue chemistry and latterly in human risk assessment. She is a Principal Technical Expert in Human Safety at Syngenta and leads the ECPA Residue Definition Group; she is also a co-lead of the OECD Working Group on Residue Definition.

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Cleveland

Cheryl Cleveland

BASF, United States of America

Cheryl Cleveland currently works in BASF Global Consumer Safety for the Crop Protection business in North Carolina, USA. Previous to BASF, she was a long-term employee of the Dow/Dow AgroSciences businesses. Her 30-year career as a registrant within the agricultural industry spans roles ranging from the conduct of GLP studies, to MRL harmonisation/trade analysis to the application of risk assessment principles for human health. She previously chaired the CropLife America Dietary Team and has been an active member within Crop International, ECPA and the CARES NG technical team.

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Doherty

Michael Doherty

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America

Michael Doherty’s professional career started with the Pesticide Degradation Laboratory in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, where he spent 13 years working on pesticide residue profiles in soil and environmental modeling. In 1997, Michael joined the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs’ Health Effects Division as a residue chemist and risk assessor. Over the years, his role in OPP has taken a more international focus as a member of the OECD’s Residue Chemistry Expert Group and as a member of the FAO panel to the JMPR, for which he is currently serving as chair.

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Dorne

Jean Lou Dorne

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Jean Lou Dorne has been working as a Senior Scientific Officer in the Scientific Committee and Emerging Risks Unit at EFSA since 2006. His work focuses on chemical risk assessment and toxicology including mixture risk assessment, the implementation of new approach methodologies (NAMs) and the development and publication of EFSA’s chemical hazards database.

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Gottlob

Kathrin Gottlob

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Kathrin Gottlob is a Food Chemist. Since 2007 she has been working at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) evaluating biocide residues in food. She is a member of the ad-hoc working group ARTFood (Assessment of Residue Transfer to Food) which supports the Biocidal Products Committee with issues related to human exposure to biocides through food.

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Hambridge

Tracy Hambridge

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Australia

Tracy Hambridge has been working at Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) for over 20 years. Her primary role is conducting dietary exposure assessments for a range of food chemicals and purposes including food standards development and total diet studies. She has participated as an invited expert on exposure assessment for the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and has sat on national expert panels for evaluating food chemicals.

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Harris

Caroline Harris

Exponent, United Kingdom

Caroline Harris is the Centre Director for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety in Exponent International’s UK office. 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.

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Hohgardt

Karsten Hohgardt

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. Since 2006 he has also been Deputy Head of Department “Plant Protection Products“. His main experience lies in MRL setting and residue behaviour.

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Melching-Kollmuss

Stephanie Melching-Kollmuss

BASF, Germany

Stephanie Melching-Kollmuss has been working as European and Global Regulatory Toxicologist for plant protection products at BASF since 2006. Her main research interest is endocrine disruption and combined toxicity assessment and she continues to be involved in ECETOC and Cefic LRI projects on mixture and combination toxicity projects. She is member of the ECPA Endocrine Disruption Expert Group and chairs the Cumulative Risk Assessment subgroup of ECPA. She was involved as a Scientific Advisory Board Member in the EuroMix Project.

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Mohimont

Luc Mohimont

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Luc Mohimont is a Senior Scientific Officer in the Pesticide Residues Unit of the European Food Safety Authority with long experience in the dietary exposure assessment to plant protection products and cumulative risk assessment.

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Prohaska

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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Reich

Hermine Reich

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Hermine Reich has been working at EFSA since 2006. As Lead Senior Scientific Officer in the Unit on Pesticide Residues she is responsible for developing and coordinating cross-cutting scientific topics related to EFSA’s risk assessment activities under Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, in particular in the field of dietary risk assessment, assessment of MRL applications, and development of risk assessment methodologies.

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Stephenson

Claire Stephenson

CropLife Europe (CLE)

Claire Stephenson is a Senior Global Expert in residues and dietary exposure at ADAMA. Prior to this, she has worked both in consultancy and for the UK regulatory authority where she was the technical lead for MRLs. She has represented the UK as a technical expert at a range of EC and EFSA meetings and holds a PhD in biochemistry.

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Szturc-Koetsier

Agnieszka Szturc-Koetsier

Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Agnieszka Szturc-Koetsier has been working at the Dutch Board of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) as a Scientific Assessor Residues since 2014. She is involved in the assessment of active substances, MRL setting and authorisation of plant protection products. As a residue expert she regularly takes part in Pesticide Peer Review Meetings organised by EFSA.

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van Klaveren

Jacob van Klaveren

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), 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.

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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Conference
  • Conference documentation (available after the conference via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 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).

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this online live conference, 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 online conference you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our website. There you will find all the latest versions of the presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files in colour and in digital form.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to infoakademie-fresenius.de


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