7th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Environmental Risk Assessment of Biocides" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

4 May - 5 May 2021, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

7th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Environmental Risk Assessment of Biocides" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

Highlights

  • ECHA Update – latest developments in exposure and risk assessment
  • Risk assessment for in situ generated substances: Issues and points of interest for industry
  • Development of revised Emission scenario documents (ESDs) for PT 18
  • ECHA/EFSA ED Guidance
  • Leaching tests for preservatives in PT 6 to PT 10: Member State perspective
  • Xeta tests in practise
  • News and software demonstration on the FOCUS groundwater simulation tools
  • Software demonstration: Modelling biocides release from buildings to the environment using COMLEAM
  • Biocides assessment in Great Britain post-Brexit

Who do you meet?

Professionals working in the fields of

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Exposure assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Registration 

Sectors taking part:

  • Biocides and chemical industry
  • Producers of biocidal products 
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Research institutes
  • Scientific and regulatory consultancies

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Programme

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

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Morning Session 10:45 – 12:30 CEST

Regulatory Developments

10:45 Welcome address by the organisers and the Chair

Heike Schimmelpfennig, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

11:00 ECHA Update – latest developments in exposure and risk assessment

  • Guidance under development
  • New Chesar platform

Heike Schimmelpfennig

11:30 Risk assessment for in situ generated substances: Issues and points of interest for industry

  • Introduction to in situ generated substances
  • Points to take into account for risk assessment

An Ghekiere, Elements Advisory, Belgium

12:00 Revision of the ESD PT 18 for private households and large buildings

  • Introduction to the revision of the ESD PT 18
  • New/revised scenarios
  • Status of the revision

Martina Arenz-Leufen, knoell Germany, Germany

12:30 Lunch break

Afternoon Session 13:30 – 16:30 CEST

13:30 Leaching tests for preservatives in PT 6 to PT 10: Member State perspective

  • Why are leaching tests so important for active substance and product evaluation?
  • How are studies evaluated by member states, how to derive the required endpoints?
  • How are the studies applied in risk assessment?
  • What are the typical pitfalls?

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

14:00 The leaching of key biocide preservatives from different outdoor coatings under semi field conditions and a comparison with laboratory leaching results according to EN16105

Didier Leroy, European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry (CEPE), Belgium

Software Supported Modelling

14:30 Software demonstration groundwater assessment

  • News on the FOCUS groundwater simulation tools

Michael Klein, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany

15:30 Modelling biocides release from buildings to the environment using COMLEAM

  • Modelling emissions and aquatic exposure
  • Generic scenarios
  • Risk assessment

Michael Burkhardt, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST), Switzerland

16:30 End of the first day

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Morning Session 10:50 – 12:30 CEST

Regulatory Developments

10:50 Introduction by the Chair

Maike Habekost, BASF, Germany

11:00 Product Authorisation – a competent authority perspective

Christiane Stark, German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

11:30 Biocides assessments in Great Britain post-Brexit

  • An overview of the GB BPR regime
  • Challenges in setting up a standalone biocides regime
  • Potential for future divergence in exposure assessments under GB BPR

Amanda Porter, Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom

Endocrine Disruptors – Effect Assessment

12:00 The Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors

Sander van der Linden, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

12:30 Lunch break

Afternoon Session 13:30 – 15:00 CEST

13:30 Endocrine disruptors and biocides: Current experiences and issues with ERA compliance

Hanna Maes, Arche Consulting, Belgium

14:00 Chronic fish studies for endocrine assessment: Practical experience from the lab and the desk

Edward Salinas, BASF, Germany

14:30 XETA – New Method for Testing on Endocrine Disruption

  • Description of the test design
  • How to run the experiment
  • First practical experience

Johannes Bauer, Ibacon, Germany

15:00 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Martina Arenz-Leufen

knoell, Germany

Martina Arenz-Leufen holds a PhD in soil science. She has been working as a regulatory affairs manager at knoell Germany GmbH since 2012, with a focus on the environmental exposure and risk assessment of biocides.

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Johannes Bauer

Ibacon, Germany

Johannes Bauer is Environmental Scientist and wrote his master thesis on the development of a risk assessment system of transgenic plants. He has been working at Ibacon GmbH since 2016. Since last year he has been Study Director at Ibacon with the focus on the XETA test method.

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Burkhardt

Michael Burkhardt

Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST)

Michael Burkhardt is an Environmental Scientist with a Master in geoscience and PhD in agronomy. He has been working in the area of pollutants (pesticides, biocides, nanomaterials) released to aquatic systems for more than 15 years. His prime research interests are source-control and end-of-pipe measures to reduce environmental impact.

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An Ghekiere

Elements Advisory, Belgium

An Ghekiere is a Biochemist and did her PhD on endocrine disruption. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of chemical regulation. In 2019 she started working for the consultancy company Elements Advisory focusing on giving strategic regulatory advice and dossier preparation for active substances and biocidal products under the BPR (Biocidal Products Regulation EU 528/2012).

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Habekost

Maike Habekost

BASF, Germany

Maike Habekost’s PhD work was related to plant biodiversity. At BASF, Maike is responsible for the ecotoxicological assessment of plant protection products and biocides. From 2014 till late 2016, she worked in the US where she supported US registrations with her ecotoxicological knowledge.

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Klein

Michael Klein

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany

Michael Klein joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) in 1987 after finishing his degree in Chemistry. As a member of various EU-FOCUS working groups he was involved in developing fate guidelines related to pesticides. He is currently member of the EFSA PPR Panel.

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Didier Leroy

European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry (CEPE), Belgium

Didier Leroy is Director, Technical and Regulatory Affairs at CEPE, the coating, printing ink and artist colours industry. He holds a scientific engineering degree and has developed over 25 years experience in regulatory affairs, including as biocide supplier involved in the preservation business. For over 8 years at CEPE he now handles different issues of importance to his industry related to the BPR, REACH, CLP or Food contact. The leaching of biocide preservative is one of the topic he has addressed. The outcome of the CEPE/biocide suppliers research project was recently presented to the BPC WG at ECHA.

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Maes

Hanna Maes

ARCHE Consulting, Belgium

Hanna Maes currently works at ARCHE Consulting as a Senior Project Scientist. Before, she was Leader of the Team Fish and Endocrine Testing at Eurofins Agroscience Services. Her PhD was on fate and effects of endocrine disrupting compounds, and she has previously held a Team Leader position at the Institute for Environmental Research of RWTH Aachen.

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Muijs

Barry Muijs

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

Barry Muijs is a scientific risk evaluator at the Dutch Ctgb, involved in the authorisation processes for both active substances and biocidal products. His main expertise is the environmental risk assessment of preservatives released from e.g. wood, plastics, and paints. Barry is also a member of the BPC environmental working group.

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Porter

Amanda Porter

Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE/CRD), Great Britain

Amanda Porter is a Senior Specialist in the environmental fate and behaviour group of the UK Health and Safety Executive. Her background is in microbiology and environmental science and she specialises in biocides product assessments and training. She is also a lecturer in environmental science for the Open University.

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Edward Salinas

BASF, Germany

Edward Salinas has over a decade of experience performing chronic fish studies as head of the BASF fish toxicology lab. For the last two year he supports BASF Crop Protection with the environmental risk assessment and registration of safer plant protection products.

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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 more than 15 years. She currently 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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Stark

Christiane Stark

German Environment Agency, Germany

Christiane Stark has a PhD in the field of biodiversity research. At the German Environment Agency, she is employed as scientific officer in the Biocides Section and has previously worked on the topic of classification and labelling of chemicals.

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Sander van der Linden

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

Sander van der Linden is a Scientific Officer at the European Chemicals Agency. He has previously worked as a Scientific Researcher at the Chemicals Safety & Alternative Methods Unit at the JRC since the end of 2013, where he mainly works on the topic of ED and toxicity mixtures.

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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).

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

 


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