6th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

1 Dec - 2 Dec 2020, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

6th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

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Overview

+++ ONLINE CONFERENCE +++

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius OpEx 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:

On-going revision of the EFSA Guidance

  • EFSA Operator Exposure Guidance
  • Seed treatment operator exposure (SeedTROPEX) model
  • Re-entry exposure data in vineyards
  • Bystander/resident exposure associated with airblast applications
  • AHETF (Agricultural Handlers Exposure Task Force) seed treatment database

Dermal absorption of active substances

  • Dermal absorption to dry foliar residues 

Co-formulants, metabolites and impurities

  • Risk assessment for metabolites and relevant impurities for non-dietary exposures

Ongoing activities

  • Use and application of ARTF (Agricultural Re-entry Task Force) data
  • DFR (Dislodgeable Foliar Residue) meta-analysis
  • Determination of hidden safety factors in non-dietary risk assessment

Pesticides and epidemiological studies

  • The use of epidemiology data and the organophosphates (OP) and pyrethroids

Modern PPP application techniques

  • Operator and worker safety
  • New application technologies

Challenges in risk assessment

  • Northern, Central and Southern zone perspective

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

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

For further time zones, please view here.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

10:45 CET - Start of the Online Conference

Welcome address and opening remarks by the Chairs

Alistair Morriss, Blue Frog Scientific, UK

Neil A. Byron, Exponent, UK

 

11:00 CET - On-going revision of the EFSA Guidance

EFSA Operator Exposure Guidance

Tamara Coja, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

Seedtropex – update from the taskforce

Cindy de Jongh, Ctgb – Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides, The Netherlands

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

Catherine Wesley, HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK

Update on re-entry exposure data in vineyards

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


13:00 CET - Dermal absorption of active substances

Dermal absorption to dry foliar residues

  • EFSA guidances on non-dietary exposure and dermal absorption
  • Development of a methodology specifically for carrying out dermal absorption studies for dried residues
  • A proposal for exposure based dose setting

Neil Morgan, Syngenta, UK

13:30 CET - Lunch break


14:30 CET - On-going revision of the EFSA Guidance

AHETF (Agricultural Handlers Exposure Task Force) seed treatment database

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


15:00 CET - Metabolites and impurities

Thoughts on risk assessment for metabolites and relevant impurities for non-dietary exposures: Examples

Tamara Coja, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria


15:45 CET - Ongoing activities

DFR (Dislodgeable Foliar Residue) meta analysis

Udo Blaschke, BASF, Germany

Determination of hidden safety factors in non-dietary risk assessment: Worker exposure as an example

Jenny Baumann, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Use and application of ARTF (Agricultural Reentry Task Force) data

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

17:10 CET - End of the first conference day



Wednesday, 2 December 2020

11:30 CET - Start of the second day of the online conference

Opening remarks for the second conference day by the Chairs

Alistair Morriss, Blue Frog Scientific, UK

Neil A. Byron, Exponent, UK


11:40 CET - Pesticides and epidemiological studies

The use of epidemiology data and the organophosphates (OP) and pyrethroids

Christian Strupp, Gowan Crop Protection, UK


12.10 CET - Developments in risk mitigation and modern PPP application techniques

Update on operator and worker safety – a risk manager’s view on recent developments

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

New application technologies

  • User protection with tractor cabins
  • Drone application
  • Trends in application technics in the future including research projects

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

Drones application study in Switzerland

Pierre-Henri Dubuis, Agroscope, Switzerland

13:40 CET - Lunch break


14:40 CET - Challenges in risk assessment

Northern zone perspective: Specific requirements for PPP risk assessment

Mia Kjærstad, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Denmark

Central zone perspective

  • How to assess the operator, worker and bystander/resident exposure in greenhouses, walk-in tunnels and other half-open protective structures
  • Assessment of non-professional users in protected crops

Cindy de Jongh, Ctgb – Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides, The Netherlands

Southern zone perspective: Non-dietary exposure assessment in RAR/DAR vs the assessment conducted for the authorisation at zonal/Member State level

Agathi Charistou, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece

16:10 CET - End of the conference



Speakers

Name

Company

Baumann

Jenny Baumann

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Jenny Baumann is a Human Safety Manager at Bayer Crop Science Division in Monheim. She has gained broad experience in human exposure and risk assessment as well as toxicology in the past years.

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Blaschke

Udo Blaschke

BASF, Germany

Udo Blaschke is the Team Leader Global Operator and Worker Exposure at BASF in Limburgerhof with a PhD in biology. He has more than 25 years of experience in the crop protection industry.

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Byron

Neil A. Byron

Exponent, UK

Neil A. Byron is working as a Senior Managing Scientist in Exponent UK’s Health Sciences Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety. Prior to joining Exponent he was with the UK’s CRD for 18 years. He is a human exposure assessment specialist, having over 20 years of experience in exposure and risk assessment of PPP.

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Charistou

Agathi Charistou

Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece

Agathi Charistou is a Regulatory Toxicologist in the Laboratory of Toxicological Control of Pesticides at the Benaki Phytopathological Institute in Greece with long experience in the evaluation of mammalian toxicology studies and non-dietary exposure assessment to both plant protection products and biocides.

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Coja

Tamara Coja

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

Tamara Coja is a Biologist and has been working as a Senior Regulatory Toxicologist at the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) in Vienna. Since 2007 she has been involved in toxicological evaluation of pesticides. Her special regulatory interest is in toxicity of metabolites in residues of plant and animal origin and in groundwater. Since 2018 she is a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and joined working groups.

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Dawson

Jeffrey L. Dawson

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

Jeffrey L. Dawson worked as the Acting Deputy Director in the Health Effects Division (HED) in the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) where he was responsible for the development of risk assessments for non-dietary exposure to pesticides including workers and for all manner of residential exposures. In 2018 he accepted a new position within the EPA as an Acting Division Director in the group which is responsible for completing risk assessments for chemicals which are not pesticides under the TSCA law. Since 2019 he has been the Acting Senior Scientist in the Office of the Director in the Office of Pesticide Programs.

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Dubuis

Pierre-Henri Dubuis

Agroscope, Switzerland

Pierre-Henri Dubuis is Phytopathologist in the Research Group Mycology and Biotechnology of Agroscope in Switzerland. Its research work ranges from a better understanding of the mechanisms of infection to the search for alternatives to synthetic fungicides, through disease modelling, the development of innovative control strategies application techniques. He is also the expert in charge of the efficacy evaluation of fungicides for viticulture within the plant protection products registration for Switzerland.

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Mia Kjærstad

Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Denmark

Mia Kjærstad is an Environmental Medicine and working as a Toxicologist at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the field of human health assessment of PPP and active substances. She is a member of the Northern zone toxicology group working for harmonisation across the Northern zone as well as the rest of the EU.

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MacDonald

Alan MacDonald

HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), 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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Neil Morgan

Syngenta, UK

Neil Morgan has been working as a Senior Technical Expert in Operator Risk Assessment at Syngenta UK for over 7 years, having previously worked for the UK Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD). He supports pesticide and biocide active ingredients and formulations during the registration process and provides technical input on non-dietary exposure assessment into multiple projects. He is also a member of the ECPA Occupational and Bystander Exposure Experts Group (OBEEG) and has collaborated with the ECPA Dermal Absorption Project Team (DAPT).

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Morriss

Alistair Morriss

Blue Frog Scientific, UK

Alistair Morriss is working as a Principal Consultant at Blue Frog Scientific in UK. Prior to joining Blue Frog Scientific in 2019 he was a Risk Assessor, in the human health assessment team at Corteva agriscience (the agricultural division of Dow AgroScience) in UK. He joined Dow AgroSciences in 2010. Before he worked in contract research organisations for 8 years.

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Rautmann

Dirk Rautmann

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), 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

German 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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Christian Strupp

Gowan Crop Protection, UK

Christian Strupp is a Global Corporate Toxicologist (ERT) at Gowan Crop Protection in UK.

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Wesley

Catherine Wesley

HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK

Catherine Wesley is the Interim Acting Head of the Exposure Team at the UK Chemicals Regulation Division. Catherine has worked for HSE’s CRD since 2015 as a specialist assessing human non-dietary exposure and risk for pesticides and biocides.

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Cindy de Jongh

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

Cindy de Jongh is a Scientific Assessor Human Toxicology (ERT) at the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb). Eight years ago she joined Ctgb and she works on the assessment of plant protection products and active substances on a daily basis.

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Venue

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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 795.00 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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