5th International Fresenius Conference "Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment"

6 Dec - 7 Dec 2018, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

5th International Fresenius Conference "Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment"

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Overview

Highlights

Regulatory assessment of plant protection products in the EU

  • EFSA Guidance: Update from EFSA
  • Dermal absorption: Updated guidance from EFSA and OECD activity
  • Weight-of-evidence (WoE) approach in plant protection regulatory toxicology
  • Bystander/resident exposure associated with airblast applications
  • Re-entry exposure data in vineyards
  • BREAM2: Consequences for regulatory exposure assessments
  • New operator exposure model for seed treatment
  • Operator exposure assessment to co-formulants

Regulatory issues and epidemiology around the globe

  • Application of human epidemiological studies to pesticide risk assessment
  • Improving exposure assessment methodologies for epidemiological studies
  • Risk assessment in Latin America, Africa and Asia and Western risk management standards

Mitigation and management of risks

  • Updating ISO standards for PPE
  • Recent developments on PPE in France
  • Test procedures for closed transfer systems and 3D-drift measurements
  • Current exposure to drift risk assessment in the US

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 and 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, 5 December 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, 6 December 2018

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcoming speech by Akademie Fresenius and the Chairs

Alistair Morriss, Corteva Agriscience, UK

Neil A. Byron, Exponent, UK

Regulatory assessment of PPP in the EU

9.10 Scientific basis for improving the authorisation system of pesticides in the EU

Antonio F. Hernández-Jerez, University of Granada School of Medicine, Spain

9.35 EFSA Guidance on dermal absorption – industry view

  • Study evaluation, worked examples and aspects requiring expert judgement, specific consideration of low absorption compounds
  • Industry perspective on the proposed changes in OECD guidance note 156

Representative of the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), Belgium

10.00 Dermal absorption of pesticides – new EFSA Guidance (2017)

  • Evaluation of dermal absorption: Differences of the new EFSA Guidance on dermal absorption (2017) in comparison to EFSA (2012)
  • Supporting material: Excel template for calculation
  • Update on OECD activity: Review and update OECD documents on dermal absorption

Christina Pieper, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

10.25 Panel discussion

11.10 Coffee break

11.40 WoE (Weight of evidence) approach to reduce vertebrate testing in plant protection regulatory toxicology

  • Available alternatives to vertebrate testing
  • Considering relevance and reliability

Denise Kurth, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

12.05 PBTK (physiologically based toxicokinetic) modelling to refine health-based guidance setting

  • Consideration of the kinetic route-to-route differences between oral and dermal exposure
  • Tool to refine the acute toxicological endpoint for non-dietary risk assessment (AAOEL)

Jenny Baumann, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

12.30 Panel discussion

13.00 Lunch

14.20 Bystander/resident exposure to spray drift from airblast applications in vineyards and orchards

  • Summary of the field trials undertaken and overview of the database
  • Issues arising from the interpretation and analysis of the database
  • Summary findings and proposals for drift values (dermal and inhalation)

Hugh Dawick, HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK

14.45 Developments in resident and bystander exposure modelling – the BREAM2 model

  • The BREAM model – used by EFSA to estimate exposures of residents and bystanders
  • Some changes to improve the prediction of dermal exposure and reduce some of the uncertainties
  • The new model – BREAM2: Changes that have been made and the consequences for regulatory exposure assessments

Clare Butler Ellis, Silsoe Spray Applications Unit, UK

15.15 Panel discussion

15.45 Coffee break

16.15 Re-entry exposure data in vineyards

  • Summary of the field trials
  • Overview of the database
  • Findings and proposals for revised transfer coefficients

Alan MacDonald, HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK

16.40 Joint development of a new operator exposure model for seed treatment and seed sowing

  • Current tier 1 operator exposure risk assessment model for seed treatment and sowing, data, scenarios, limitations
  • Development of a new open access model, project overview, exposure database, EU seed treatment practices market survey, potential project timelines
  • Joint evaluation with regulatory authorities and EFSA

Sarah Adham, Syngenta, UK

17.05 Operator exposure assessment to co-formulants

Matthias Wormuth, Syngenta Crop Protection, Switzerland

17.30 Panel discussion

18.00 End of the first conference day

18.45 Departure time for the evening event

As always you are most welcome to attend our evening event, which will take us to the local Cisterician monastery named Eberbach. We will enjoy a short tour of the venue, which has once served as the set for the well known movie “The name of the Rose”. Afterwards we will enjoy a dinner and have time to continue the days interesting conversations in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Chairs: Alistair Morriss and Neil A. Byron

Regulatory issues/epidemiology around the globe

8.30 Application of human epidemiological studies to pesticide risk assessment

  • How epidemiology can contribute to pesticide risk assessment?
  • Strengths and limitations of pesticide epidemiological studies – need for quality assessment
  • Integration of epidemiological data with other lines of evidence for pesticide risk assessment

Antonio F. Hernández-Jerez, University of Granada School of Medicine, Spain

8.55 IMPRESS: Improving exposure assessment methodologies for epidemiological studies on pesticides – Study methodologies and work to date

Karen Galea, Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), UK

9.20 Panel discussion

9.40 Coffee break

10.10 Brazilian perspective on pesticide occupational risk assessment 

  • Update on transitioning from hazard assessment to risk assessment in Brazil
  • Data on poisoning incidents and the proportion of plant protection products

Adriana Torres de Sousa Pottier, Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), Brazil

10.35 Applying Western risk management standards for farmers involved in local agriculture in Latin America, Africa and Asia?

  • How do we balance the need for the use of pesticides as an agricultural tool with the responsibility for safe use?
  • How do we mitigate exposure when wearing normal work attire is a challenge?
  • How do we balance a riskier inexpensive formulation against a safer new but expensive alternative?

Curt Lunchick, Bayer Crop Science Division, USA

11.00 Panel discussion

11.20 Short break

Mitigation and management of risks

11.30 International standards for personal protective equipment (PPE) for pesticide operators and re-entry workers

  • An overview of performance standards for protective clothing and gloves based on field and laboratory studies
  • Relevance of international PPE standards for risk assessment
  • Use of standards as the basis for defining terms that are used consistently for risk assessment, risk mitigation and pesticide product labelling

Anugrah Shaw, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), USA

11.55 Accompanying change in France, following recent developments on PPE

  • Accompanying changes in pesticide labels to increase readability and integrate ISO 27065 norm
  • Accompanying a new generation of acceptable PPE

Julien Durand-Réville, French Pesticide Industry Association (UIPP), France

12.20 Current exposure to risk assessment in the US

Shalu Shelat, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA

12.45 Panel discussion

13.15 Lunch

14.15 EFSA Guidance on exposure assessment

Frédérique Istace, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

14.45 Questions & answers

14.55 Operator, worker, bystander and resident safety – a risk manager’s view on recent developments

  • Hazard and risk based allocation of safety instructions to operators handling pesticides
  • Update of minimum application distances based on changes in non-dietary exposure assessment
  • Generation of 3-dimensional field data for bystander/resident exposure in orchards and vineyards

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

15.20 Development of test procedures for closed transfer systems and for 3D-drift measurements

  • New test procedure for closed transfer systems
  • First experiences with 3D-drift measurements with a tracer dye

Dirk Rautmann, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Germany

15.45 Panel discussion

16.10 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Adham

Sarah Adham

Syngenta, UK

Sarah Adham has been working as a Human Safety Technical Expert at Syngenta UK for over 11 years. She provides technical expertise in non-dietary risk assessment to a wide range of EU and global projects for PPP registrations. She is a member of the Seed Tropex Task Force group.

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Baumann

Jenny Baumann

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Sarah Adham has been working as a Human Safety Technical Expert at Syngenta UK for over 11 years. She provides technical expertise in non-dietary risk assessment to a wide range of EU and global projects for PPP registrations. She is a member of the Seed Tropex Task Force group.

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Butler Ellis

Clare Butler Ellis

Silsoe Spray Application Unit, UK

Clare Butler Ellis is a Physicist and the Research Manager of Silsoe Spray Applications Unit, involved in spray applications research since 1994. Clare’s own research interests have focused on measuring and modelling spray drift; nozzle performance and spray characterisation; characterising spray deposits on target surfaces and regulatory exposure assessments and risk mitigation.

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Dawick

Hugh Dawick

Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division, UK

Hugh Dawick is a Senior Non-Dietary Human Exposure Specialist at the UK Chemicals Regulation Division. He has worked for HSE’s CRD for the last 22 years. Within this period he has worked as a Project Manager and for the last 10 years as a Senior Specialist within CRD’s human exposure team responsible for non-dietary human exposure risk assessments for pesticides and biocides.

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Durand-Réville

Julien Durand-Réville

French Pesticide Industry Association (UIPP), France

Julien Durand-Réville is an Agronomist specialised on human health related to environment. After 10 years working as an Health Expert in crisis management, he joined UIPP in 2015 to coordinate all the national collective health actions: Scientific topics and studies around operators, workers, bystanders, residents, machinery and equipment, but also on stewardship and risk prevention.

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Galea

Karen Galea

Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), UK

Karen Galea is the Head of the Exposure Science Section of the Institute of Occupational Medicine in the UK. She is responsible for a team of human exposure scientists and leads a wide variety of research projects, mainly focused on exposure assessment relating to health risks.

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Hernández-Jerez

Antonio F. Hernández-Jerez

University of Granada School of Medicine, Spain

Antonio F. Hernández-Jerez is a Full Professor of Toxicology at the University of Granada School of Medicine and a Medical Specialist in Occupational Medicine. He is also a University Expert in Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation, the Chair of the EFSA PPR Panel and the Chair of the EFSA Working Group on the use of epidemiology studies for regulatory pesticide risk assessment.

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Frédérique Istace

European Food Safety Authority, Italy

Frédérique Istace is an Officer in the Pesticide Unit of the European Food Safety Authority in Parma.

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Kurth

Denise Kurth

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Denise Kurth is an Environmental Scientist and has been working as a Scientist in the Department of Pesticide Safety at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin since 2016. Recently, her work focused on the assessment of alternatives to vertebrate testing for their applicability in plant protection product hazard and risk assessment.

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Lunchick

Curt Lunchick

Bayer Crop Science Division, USA

Curt Lunchick is the Product Safety Senior Non-Dietary Risk Assessor and responsible for assessing occupational and residential exposure and risk at Bayer Crop Science Division and Bayer Animal Health in North America. He is involved with the development of the North America Operator Exposure database. Curt is currently serving on the CropLife America FQPA Issues Management Team and is also working with regulatory authorities, growers, and the agricultural chemical companies on developing a post application risk assessment process in Colombia.

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MacDonald

Alan MacDonald

HSE Chemicals Regulation Division, UK

Alan MacDonald is a Non-Dietary Human Exposure Specialist at the UK Chemicals Regulation Division. He has worked for HSE’s CRD since 1995, mostly as a specialist assessing human non-dietary exposure and risk for pesticides and biocides.

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Morriss

Alistair Morriss

Corteva Agriscience, UK

Alistair Morriss is a Risk Assessor, in the human health assessment team at Corteva agriscience (the agricultural division of DowDuPont) in UK since 2010. Prior to this he worked in contract research organisations for 8 years specialising in operator exposure studies as well as residue and environmental fate studies. He is the Chairman of the ECPA OBEEG.

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Pieper

Christina Pieper

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Christina Pieper is a Food Chemist and has been working as a Scientific Officer for human health risk assessment at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin. She has been involved in the regulatory framework of plant protection products and biocidal products since 2010.

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Rautmann

Dirk Rautmann

Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany

Dirk Rautmann is the Deputy Head of the Institute for Application Techniques in Plan Protection at the Julius Kühn-Institut in Braunschweig. Since 1987 he has been working on all aspects of plant protection equipment, drift and drift reduction, dust drift from sowing machines and seed treatment.

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Röver

Markus Röver

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

Markus Röver is a Scientific Officer at the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety in Braunschweig, Department for Plant Protection Products, Unit "Health". Since 2005 he has been working as a Risk Manager, responsible for residues, toxicological and operator, worker, bystander and residents safety issues.

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Shaw

Anugrah Shaw

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA

Anugrah Shaw is a Professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and has conducted research on protective clothing for pesticide applicators for three decades. Her research has included PPE suitable for hot climates. Anugrah has provided leadership for the development of international standards on protective clothing for pesticide operators.

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Shalu Shelat

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA

Shalu Shelat is an Enivronmental Health Scientist in the Risk Assessment Branch of the Health Effects Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Torres de Sousa Pottier

Adriana Torres de Sousa Pottier

National Health Regulatory Agency - ANVISA, Brazil

Adriana Torres de Sousa Pottier is an Health Regulation Expert at the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA). Since 2007 she has worked in pesticide regulation. Currently she is the Manager of the Division of Pesticide Monitoring and Risk Assessment of the General Office of Toxicology of ANVISA.

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Christiane Wiemann

BASF, Germany

Wormuth

Matthias Wormuth

Syngenta Crop Protection, Switzerland

Matthias Wormuth is a Natural Scientist and works for Syngenta Crop Protection in Basel. He has more than 15 years of background in exposure and chemical safety assessment and worked as a Chemicals Regulatory Manager in the chemical and agrochemical industry over the last 9 years. Matthias Wormuth is a Natural Scientist and works for Syngenta Crop Protection in Basel. He has more than 15 years of background in exposure and chemical safety assessment and worked as a Chemicals Regulatory Manager in the chemical and agrochemical industry over the last 9 years.

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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 6 December 2018

Representative 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.

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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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