21st International Akademie Fresenius Conference "The Biocidal Products Regulation" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

31 Mar - 1 Apr 2022, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

21st International Akademie Fresenius Conference "The Biocidal Products Regulation" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius Conference “The Biocidal Products Regulation” has been the perfect platform for bringing together the regulatory, industrial and consulting communities. We therefore cordially invite you to the 2022 Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you!

Highlights

  • Update from ECHA on their current priorities and the work of the environment working group
  • Regulation of biocides in the UK: latest update from HSE
  • Current legal challenges: data requirements, regulation of treated articles and recent case-law
  • The second BPR enforcement project (BEF-2) on biocidal products and their active substances
  • Product authorisation according to the simplified procedure
  • Finding sustainable chemical substitutes for anticoagulant rodenticides
  • Efficacy approach under the BPF concept: challenges and strategies
  • Current industry experience with ED assessments and biocidal product families 
  • Impact of the in situ guidance on in situ generation systems (IGS)

Who do you meet? 

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Legal and regulatory affairs 
  • Registration and authorisation 
  • Research and development 
  • Product safety 
  • Product management 
  • Regulatory science

Sectors that should take part:

  • Chemical and biocides industry 
  • Producers of biocidal products 
  • Industrial, professional and downstream users of biocides  
  • Research institutes 
  • Regulatory authorities 
  • Environmental and health risk consultants 
  • Professional associations

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Programme

Timings are in Central European Summer Time CEST.

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Morning Session 09:30 - 12:30 CEST

Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chairs

Michael Werner, Prosacon, Germany
Hannah Widemann, Steptoe & Johnson, Belgium

The presentation slots include sufficient time for questions and answers.

Regulatory Aspects

Current priorities and work of the environment working group

  • Progress of review programme and union authorisations
  • Environment-related working groups of the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC)
  • Guidance and IT developments

Heike Schimmelpfennig, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

Update from Ctgb

  • Workload and processing times
  • Experiences in the interaction with applicants during validation/evaluation of BP dossiers
  • Impact of Covid-19

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

Short break

Regulation of biocides in the UK – update from HSE

  • Reminders: transitional arrangements and establishment
  • GB Active Substance Review Programme
  • Routes to the UK market (Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • On-going activities at HSE

Nicola Gregg, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), United Kingdom

Industry updates

Camelia Mihai, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic),Belgium

Afternoon Session 13:30 – 16:30 CEST

Current legal challenges

  • Data requirements and submission possibilities
  • Regulation of treated articles
  • Recent case-law
  • GB BPR

Hannah Widemann, Steptoe & Johnson, Belgium
Darren Abrahams, Steptoe & Johnson, Belgium

Enforcement of the BPR

Update on enforcement of the BPR coordinated by the ECHA BPR Enforcement Forum

  • EU enforcement project 2022 “BEF-2“ on biocidal products and their active substances
  • COVID-19: enforcement of hand sanitisers
  • Enforcement of Article 95

Eugen Anwander, ECHA BPR Enforcement Forum/Vorarlberg State Service, Austria

Short break

Approval, Authorisation and Renewal Processes

Experience with product authorisation according to the simplified procedure

  • Requirements and authorisation process
  • Challenges and peculiarities

Robert Pöhler, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Why it can sometimes be easier to approve a chemical than a natural substance: registering “Kieselgur“ as a biocidal product

  • Experience from a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) point of view
  • About Article 95, LoA requests and the product dossier

Frank Volk, Biofa, Germany

End of the first conference day

Friday, 1 April 2022

Morning Session 8:30 - 14:00 CEST

Sustainable Solutions

Experience with sustainable solutions for biocides

  • Active substances in Annex I of the BPR
  • Simplified authorisation procedure

Frederik Verdonck, ARCHE Consulting, Belgium

Finding sustainable chemical substitutes for anticoagulant rodenticides

Stefanie Wieck, German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

Short break

Biocidal Product Families

Current experience with biocidal product families

Martina Jäger, Biocides Working Group of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), Germany

Efficacy

Efficacy approach under the BPF concept

  • Overview of the updated efficacy approach for the core assessment
  • Challenges for industry
  • Strategies for designing an acceptable family efficacy approach

Meredith Theelen, Ecolab, The Netherlands

Short break

In Situ Generated Active Substances

Impact of the in situ guidance on in situ generated systems (IGS)

  • Regulatory issues and cooperation with authorities
  • From meta biocidal product families to single biocidal families
  • Advice to applicants

Peter Madsen, ECA Consortium, Denmark

Endocrine Disruptors

Biocides industry experience with ED assessment

  • Backgrounds and workload
  • Existing ED information in the biocidal active substance dossiers
  • How to use ED assessment tools and reporting formats for active substances and co-formulants
  • Availability of consultants and contract research organisations (CROs)
  • Authority feedback/assistance on ED requirements

Martijn van Velthoven, Troy Chemical Company, The Netherlands

Experiences in the evaluation of co-formulants, impact of REACH and note on possible double classification of active substances

  • Co-formulant ED screening: approaches and needs for inventory
  • Referral to REACH in case of indications for ED
  • Approach for ED assessment of disinfection by-products (DBPs) and impurities
  • Mode of action analysis with a view to classification

Michael Werner, Prosacon, Germany

End of the online conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Abrahams

Darren Abrahams

Steptoe & Johnson, Belgium

Darren Abrahams enables clients throughout the chemicals and life sciences supply chain to get and keep their products on the European Union market. He focuses on defence of products through strategic advice, advocacy before institutions and agencies, and litigation before EU and national courts and tribunals. He has a wealth of experience with the EU regulation of biocidal products, plant protection products (agrochemicals), REACH, classification, labelling and packaging, GM food and feed, cosmetics, and endocrine disruptors.

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Anwander

Eugen Anwander

ECHA BPR Enforcement Forum/Vorarlberg State Service, Austria

Eugen Anwander has been employed at the Federal State Government Service Vorarlberg in the Institute for Environment and Food Safety and the Chemical Safety Unit since 1992. Being a chemical inspector, he is currently the Chair of the Biocidal Products Regulation Subgroup within the ECHA Enforcement Forum.

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Gregg

Nicola Gregg

Health and Safety Executive (HSE), United Kingdom

Nicola Gregg has 30 years of experience working for the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, initially employed as a toxicologist working on several national, EU and international programmes, such as National Occupational Limit Setting, EU Classification and Labelling and EU Existing Substances. Within biocides Nicola has headed up the UK’s input to active substance evaluations and has been the Head of Operational Policy for several years. A key element of her work was to represent the UK at the Biocides Competent Authority and Standing Committee meetings. Nicola is currently heavily involved in EU Exit–related matters where they impact on biocides.

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Jäger

Martina Jäger

Biocides Working Group of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), Germany

Martina Jäger joined Merck Life Science as Global Regulatory Affairs Manager in 2017 being responsible for implementing the global strategy for the implementation of biocide legislations and is now heading the global biocide team. Since 2018 she has been member of the Managing Committee of the “European Biocidal Product Forum (EBPF)”, now Biocides 4 Europe (B4E) at the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) representing Merck. Additionally, she is currently chair of the Biocides Working Group of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI).

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Madsen

Peter Madsen

ECA Consortium, Denmark

Peter Madsen is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ECA Consortium which supports shareholders and customers in fulfilling BPR regulation for active chlorine generated by electrolysis.

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Mihai

Camelia Mihai

European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium

Camelia Mihai joined the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) in 2009 and is currently Manager of Biocides for Europe and leading the biocides team at Cefic.

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Pöhler

Robert Pöhler

Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany

Robert Pöhler is biochemist has been working in the department for the authorisation of biocides at the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) since 2018.

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Schimmelpfennig

Heike Schimmelpfennig

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

Heike Schimmelpfennig has been working in the field of exposure and risk assessment for biocides and other chemicals for 20 years. Since 2012, she works as Senior Scientific Officer in the biocides unit at ECHA. Heike is the Chair of the BPC-Environmental Working Group as well as the Chair of the Ad hoc Environmental Exposure Working Group (AHEE) and also advises the Biocidal Product Committee on environment related topics.

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Theelen

Meredith Theelen

Ecolab, The Netherlands

Meredith Theelen is microbiologist and has been with Ecolab in the field of biocides regulation for over four years. She is an active member within CEN and a regular participant in ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee Efficacy Working Group meetings on behalf of the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E.). She holds expertise in biocides, antimicrobials, EU biocides regulation, active substance dossiers, in situ chemistries, innovation, EN norms and BPR efficacy strategy.

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Verdonck

Frederik Verdonck

ARCHE Consulting, Belgium

Frederik Verdonck obtained his PhD degree in bioengineering on probabilistic risk assessment. His main expertise area and over 20 years of experience comprises the implementation and application of statistical and modelling approaches in environmental and human health exposure, effects and risk/safety assessment. At ARCHE Consulting, Frederik is currently the leading expert in developing and implementing new tools and data science in the field of risk assessment.

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Frank Volk

Biofa, Germany

Frank Volk is Agricultural Engineer and joined Biofa in 2000 where he is currently Managing Director. He is also Vice-Chairman of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) Germany/Austria.

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Werner

Michael Werner

Prosacon, Germany

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. In his present role as Managing Director, he is responsible for strategic development with a focus on biocides. He also leads the biocides team and provides regulatory as well as scientific/technical advice to clients with a view to the development of tailor-made dossier strategies for the authorisation of biocidal products/product families.

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Widemann

Hannah Widemann

Steptoe & Johnson, Belgium

Hannah Widemann advises clients on EU regulatory compliance questions in the areas of chemical and product regulations, including REACH, CLP, biocides, plant protection products, and fertilizers. Her work includes product defense and litigation strategies before the European Court of Justice and the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), as well as supporting clients with (data sharing) negotiations, contracts, and potential disputes.

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Wieck

Stefanie Wieck

German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

Stefanie Wieck is working in the Biocides Unit of the German Environment Agency (UBA) since 2009. She is an Environmental Engineer by training and holds a PhD in environmental chemistry. Her special interest is identifying paths towards a sustainable use of biocides, including chemical and non-chemical alternatives.

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van Velthoven

Martijn van Velthoven

Troy Chemical Company, The Netherlands

Martijn van Velthoven is EUROTOX Registered Toxicologist (ERT) and is currently working as Director Regulatory Europe at Troy. He has broad toxicological experience within the packaging, fragrance FMCG and biocides industry as well as international consultancy.

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van der Meer

Cindy van der Meer

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

Cindy van der Meer has a PhD in Medical Biology and joined the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) in 2010. Since 2018, Cindy has been Account Manager of the biocides team and in this role, she is the first point of contact for companies wishing to apply for a biocide’s registration at the Ctgb.

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Venue

Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
This conference is going to be held online.
Your Hotline for technical questions:
Phone: +49 231 75896-50
E-Mail: infoakademie-fresenius.de
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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 995.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Digital participation via Live Stream
  • Conference documentation (available after the conference via download from our website)

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 conference, but cannot spare the time? 

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

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


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Our event offers you the opportunity of presenting your company in a special exhibition.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

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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 would be pleased to send you our press bulletin as well as photographic materials where available as soon as the event is over.

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