21st International Akademie Fresenius ECOTOX Conference "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

2 Dec - 3 Dec 2021, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

21st International Akademie Fresenius ECOTOX Conference "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

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Overview

+++ Online Conference +++

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius Ecotox Conference has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory 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 year’s 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

  • The future of risk assessment: Current risk  assessment challenges and opportunities in the EU
  • EFSA’s take on the future of ERA 
  • How could a more holistic and systematic approach to risk assessment be supported by a simulation? 
  • The EU Commission on sustainable Plant Protection
  • Green PPPs efficacy vs food production: Biologicals and their requirements for risk assessment
  • Update on ERA developments in the Northern and Central Zone
  • The EU Green Deal
  • Brexit: Update on regulatory operational issues in a post-EU world
  • Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Ecotoxicological Research
  • The use of fish as surrogates in the risk assessment

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Hazard, exposure and risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Field studies
  • Modelling
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Registration and authorisation
  • Scientific advisory
  • Technical and environmental affairs
  • Monitoring

Sectors taking part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Environmental consultants
  • Professional associations

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Programme

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

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Thursday, 2 December 2021

Morning Session 09:45 - 12:45 CET

09:45 Welcome address by the organisers and the Chairs

Peter Dohmen, Germany

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

The Future of Environmental Risk Assessment

10:00 The future of environmental risk assessment

  • Advancing risk assessment methodologies to move  towards a system-based approach: Why is it needed and how can it be achieved?
  • Opinion on a systems-based approach to the environmental risk assessment of multiple stressors in honey bees as an example
  • EFSA guidance document development/progress: 
  • Update and future plans

Domenica Auteri, European Food Safety Authority EFSA, Italy

10:30 The future of risk assessment: An industry point of view

  • Current risk assessment challenges and opportunities in the EU
  • What should a workable regulatory risk assessment scheme look like
  • Risk assessment requirements for precision applications and biologicals

Peter Campbell, Syngenta, United Kingdom

11:00 UBA perspective: Key elements of a sustainable risk assessment practise

Sina Egerer, German Environment Agency, Germany

11:30 Short break

11:45 How could a more holistic and systematic approach to risk assessment be supported by a simulation?

Christopher John Topping, Aarhus University, Denmark

12:15 Authorisation of Plant Protection Products in 2030: Framework and challenges from the perspective of a competent authority

  • The EU ‘Green Deal, Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategy’ or the German ‘Arable Farming Strategy 2035’ (Ackerbau-strategie) claim fundamental shifts in the application of PPPs
  • A possible way forward to adapt the authorisation process, risk assessment and risk management 

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

12:45 Lunch break

Afternoon Session 13:45 - 16:00 CET

Further Developments in Environmental Risk Assessment

13:45 United Kingdom: Update on regulatory operational issues in a post-EU world, Overview of Plant Protection Product regulation and EU Exit

  • Active Substances
  • Pesticide Products
  • Northern Ireland Protocol 
  • Classification, Labelling and Packaging

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

14:15 Applying the 3Rs in ecotoxicology 

  • Why consider the 3Rs
  • Examples of 3Rs advances
  • Current challenges and opportunities

Natalie Burden, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), United Kingdom

14:45 Short break

15:00 Developments in the Northern Zone

  • Birds and mammals – harmonised geomean approach within the NZ and Calculator tool for long term risk assessment
  • Aquatic organisms – new MixTox calculation tool 
  • Bees – New Nordic calculator tool for chronic risk assessment using the EPPO (2010) and EPPO as modified by ECPA (2017) schemes
  • Non-target arthropods – adjusted protection level

Mariana Ledesma, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden 

15:30 Developments in the Central Zone 

Gábor Tökés, National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), Hungary

16:00 End of the first day

 

Friday, 3 December 2021

Morning Session 9:45 - 11:30 CET

09:45 Brief introduction by the Chairs

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

Peter Dohmen, Germany 

Further Developments in Environmental Risk Assessment

10:00 The use of fish as surrogates in the risk assessment for aquatic life stages of amphibians

  • Overview of sensitivity data for fish and amphibians
  • Animal welfare
  • Risk assessment considerations

Franziska Grözinger, BASF, Germany 

Sustainable Plant Protection 

10:30 Working towards more sustainable PPPs 

  • On-going and recent work which leads to more sustainable PPPs
  • New data requirements and uniform principles for MO, risk mitigation, etc.

Representative of SANTE E4, European Commission, Belgium (confirmed)

11:00 Green PPPs efficacy vs food production

  • Biologicals and their requirements for risk assessment
  • Efficacy
  • Mode of action
  • Unintended effects 

Anne Alix, Corteva Agriscience, United Kingdom

11:30 Lunch break 

Afternoon Session 12:30 - 14:15 CET

12.30 Crop protection and the environment: The way forward in Switzerland

Katja Knauer, Federal Office for Agriculture (BLW), Switzerland 

13:00 Optimising agricultural food production and biodiversity in European landscapes

Lorraine Maltby, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom 

13:30 The Green Deal in food and agriculture: Requirement of a new approach for chemicals

  • The Green Deal – what it is and its main objectives (climate, biodiversity, zero pollution, circular economy etc.)
  • The Green Deal in food and agriculture: Farm to Fork Strategy and its quantitative targets by 2030
  • How the Farm to Fork targets will be incentivised in the EU’s new Common Agricultural Policy 2023-2037

Alan Matthews, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 

14:00 Final discussion, concluding remarks

14:15 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Alix

Anne Alix

Corteva Agriscience, United Kingdom

Anne Alix joined Dow AgroSciences, now Corteva Agriscience, in 2011, as Policy and Risk Management Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has been working in the area of plant protection products risk assessment for 20 years. After a PhD in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at the University of Rennes, Anne joined the French National Institute for Research in Agronomy (INRA) as an ecotoxicologist in the scientific unit for the risk assessment of crop protection products. Anne was nominated head of the Environment and Ecotoxicology risk assessment unit at the French Agency on the safety of Food (AFSSA, now ANSES), where she initiated scientific collaborations with the pesticide unit of EFSA. Anne then joined the French Ministry of Agriculture as the deputy head of the Section for Regulation of Plant Protection Products and fertilizers, in charge of the implementation of risk mitigation measures for pesticides and of post registration monitoring.

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Auteri

Domenica Auteri

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Domenica Auteri is an Ecotoxicologist with more than 20 years of experience in the field of regulatory environmental risk assessment of pesticides. She is the Team Leader of the Ecotoxicology Team in the Pesticides Peer Review Unit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).” She was responsible for the review of the neonicotinoids. She coordinated, from EFSA side, the drafting of the ECHA/EFSA guidance on identification of endocrine disruptors. Currently she is leading her team for with the review of the guidance documents for birds and mammals and bees.

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Burden

Natalie Burden

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research - NC3Rs

Natalie Burden is currently a Programme Manager in ecotoxicology at the UK’s NC3Rs. Prior to this she worked in drug discovery at Pfizer and completed a PhD and post-doc in medical research.

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Campbell

Peter Campbell

Syngenta, United Kingdom

Peter Campbell is Global Head of Environmental Safety at Syngenta and has over 30 years of working experience in regulatory ecotoxicology within both the regulatory authority and industry sectors. Peter is Chairman of both the Crop Life Europe Environmental Expert Group and the Crop Life Europe BiodiversityTeam.

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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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Dohmen

Peter Dohmen

Peter Dohmen recently retired from his position as a Senior Ecotoxicologist at the Agricultural Research Centre of BASF in Limburgerhof/Germany. Having occupied this position for several decades, he brings along profound knowledge and experience in the ecotoxicology field.

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Sina Egerer

German Environment Agency, Germany

Sina Egerer is a research fellow at the German Environment Agency UBA. She is currently working in the UBA sub-unit specialising in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment of plant protection products.

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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 12 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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Gathmann

Achim Gathmann

Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Germany

Achim Gathmann is the Head of the Group Product Use Management in the Department of Plant Protection Products at the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). He has studied biology with the focus entomology and ecology. He holds a PhD in biology. His key qualifications are agroecology, plant protection, biological control, risk assessment and risk management of plant protection products and genetically modified organisms.

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Grözinger

Franziska Grözinger

BASF, Germany

Franziska Grözinger holds a PhD in biology. She works as a Regulatory Ecotoxicologist at BASF, conducting risk assessments for PPPs with focus on aquatic organisms and higher-tier risk assessments. She has a strong background in amphibian ecology and has conducted several amphibian field-studies.

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Knauer

Katja Knauer

Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland

Katja Knauer has a broad and long-term experience in environmental risk assessment and management. She performed various research projects on the impact of chemicals in the environment, worked for industry and is currently employed at the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture.

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Ledesma

Mariana Ledesma

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Mariana Ledesma has been working as a Regulatory Ecotoxicologist at the Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemi) conducting ecotoxicology data evaluation and risk assessment since 2009. As Swedish representative for the Northern Zone in the ecotoxicology section for plant protection products, she has led the work with the Interim approach for bees as well as participated in the break-out group responsible for the update of the Higher tier for birds and mammals.

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Maltby

Lorraine Maltby

University of Sheffiled

Lorraine Maltby is a Professor of Environmental Biology at the University of Sheffield and has over 30 years of research experience in aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. Having served on several UK and European advisory committees/expert groups she is currently a Member of the ECETOC Scientific Committee and the UNEP Scientific Expert Group on Chemicals and the Environment.

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Matthews

Alan Matthews

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Alan Matthews is Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His research interests include EU agricultural policy, trade policy, and agricultural trade and development issues. His policy advice has been published by the OECD, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the European Parliament, and the European Committee of the Regions. He is a former President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists and has been a member of Ireland’s Climate Change Advisory Council. He is a regular contributor to the blog capreform.eu on issues relating to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.

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Topping

Christopher John Topping

Aarhus University, Denmark

Christopher John Topping Christopher John Topping is a Professor of Ecological Modelling at the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University, centre leader for the Social Ecological Systems Simulation Centre, and Vice Chair of EFSA’s PPR Panel. He is also the developer of the forthcoming EFSA honey bee model ‘ApisRAM’ which is based on the ALMaSS simulation system.

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Tökés

Gábor Tökés

National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), Hungary

Gábor Tőkés is the Head of the Authorization Department in the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH). His scientific background is bioengineering and plant physiology. He spent 20 years with organizing efficacy trials for biostimulants and plant growth regulators. Since 2010 he has been responsible for authorization of both plant protection products and yield enhancers (fertilizers).

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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 websit
  • 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.

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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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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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