7th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment"

13 Dec - 14 Dec 2022, Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West

7th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment"

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Our flexibility guarantee applies to all our face-to-face events until 31 December 2022. All information on the fexibility guarantee and our safety and hygiene measures can be found here. 


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Sabine Mummenbrauer

Programme and conceptual design 


Again in 2022: 7th International Conference “Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment”

For many years, the International Akademie Fresenius Conference “Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment” has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities. We therefore cordially invite you to this year’s Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you! 

The conference will be taking place once again in 2022: On 13 and 14 December in Cologne. Of course, the health of all our participants is our number one priority. That is why we have strictly limited the number of places this time around. 

So make sure to secure your place in time!

Would you instead prefer to follow this conference digitally via our Live Stream?

Then you can find further information here!


Who do you meet? 

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists in the fields of:

  • Research & development
  • Human exposure & risk assessment
  • Toxicology
  • Registration
  • Marketing & distribution
  • Product stewardship & responsible care
  • Human/Consumer safety – crop protection

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities (agricultural inspection offices, registration and control authorities)
  • Professional associations
  • Contract laboratories

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Imran Ali

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Imran Ali is a Toxicologist and currently working as a Scientific Officer Toxicologist at the Unit of Health Risk Assessment, at the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI). In this role he assists with the evaluation of both hazard and exposure assessments of plants protection products. Imran Ali is also the Coordinator of the Northern Zone Toxicology for the year 2022.


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.


Neil A. Byron

Exponent International, 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 25 years of experience in exposure and risk assessment of PPP and is currently involved with the industry’s SeedTropex task Force who are developing a new exposure model for seed treatment.


Agathi Charistou

Benaki Phytopathological Institute (BPI), 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.


Jeffrey L. Dawson

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

Jeffrey L. Dawson is the Senior Science Advisor in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this role he assists with the development and implementation of risk-based approaches for the evaluation of new and existing industrial chemicals and pesticides. He is also responsible for PFAS coordination and homeland security policy. He has 25 years of public service as a scientist in OCSPP, including holding positions as the Acting Director of OPPT’s Risk Assessment Division and the Deputy Director of OPP’s Health Effects Division.


Edgars Felkers

ADAMA, Germany

Frédérique Istace

Europrean Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Frédérique Istace is Scientific Officer in the Pesticides peer review Unit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma. Involved in the peer review of active substances from PPPs in the fields of mammalian toxicology and non-dietary exposure, she has contributed to update of the EFSA guidance on the assessment of exposure for operators, workers, residents and bystanders in risk assessment for PPPs.


Marc Kennedy

Fera Science, UK

Marc Kennedy has worked as a statistical researcher at the Universities of Nottingham and Sheffield, and the US National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He has expertise in the analysis of computer simulation models and has developed specialist tools and software for sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis and calibration of complex models. Applications have included engineering, carbon dynamics, hydrology, ecology, food safety and atmospheric dispersion. Since 2006 he has worked as a Statistician and Risk Analyst at Fera, mainly on EU projects for exposure to mixtures of pesticides from dietary residues and crop spraying, risk-benefit analysis and Total Diet Studies. He has contributed to expert working groups for EFSA and ILSI Europe.


Paolo Marucco

University of Torino (UNITO), Italy

Paolo Marucco is a Research Technician in the Crop Protection Laboratory of the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Science (DISAFA) at the University of Turin that is involved in the activities of experiments and research on spray application, collaborating with the local regional administrations, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Environment, the European Union, several sprayers manufacturers and plant protection products companies. Paolo Marucco is responsible for planning, excution and reporting of field trials with sprayers in the ambit of EU and national projects (e.g. H2020 OPTIMA, Life PERFECT, etc.).


Alistair Morriss

Blue Frog Scientific, UK

Alistair Morriss is a Principal Consultant specialising in OPEX at Blue Frog Scientific based in the UK. Prior to joining Blue Frog Scientific in 2019 he was a Risk Assessor in the human health assessment team at Corteva agriscience for 9 years. Before joining Corteva he worked in contract research organisations for 8 years.


Enrico Peter

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Enrico Peter is a Biologist and has been working at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) as a Scientist in the Department Pesticides Safety since 2019. He is responsible for the risk assessment for plant protection product (with emphasis on non-dietary risk assessment) and the evaluation of toxicological data on plant protection products.


Ágnes Pálovics

National Food Chain Safety Office (NEBIH), Hungary

Ágnes Pálovics is a Regulatory Consultant at the National Food Chain Safety Office (NEBIH) in Budapest. In this role she assists with the toxicological evaluation and non-dietary risk assessment of plant protection products and their active substances. She graduated as a Toxicologist and as a Biologist and has also experience in conducting in vivo and in vitro toxicological studies and in biochemical genetics.


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.


Olivier Sanvido

State Secretary for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland

Olivier Sanvido is a Biologist and an European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). He is the Deputy Head of Section “Chemicals and Occupational Health” at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Switzerland and in charge of the regulatory approval of plant protection products, in particular the assessment of operator and worker safety. He was a Research Scientist at Agroscope in Switzerland where he was a specialist on environmental risk assessment and monitoring of genetically modified (GM) plants. He has over 25 years of professional experience including 4 years in regulatory affairs and quality assurance in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry.


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. She also serves as Director, International Center for PPE for Pesticide Operators and Re-entry Workers. Anugrah has provided leadership for the development of international standards on protective clothing for pesticide operators and is currently coordinating international initiatives on operator safety.



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Of course, participation via our live stream is also possible.

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 „Akademie 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 13 December 2022

Representatives 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.

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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Event Documentation

Would you like to attend 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

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Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Monika Stratmann

Your Contact

Monika Stratmann
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-48

Monika Stratmann

Your Contact

Monika Stratmann
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-48

Display / Supplement

Present your company at the event.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information (without further obligation) on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to including a supplement with information on your product portfolio in the event documentation package.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Analisa Mills

Analisa Mills
Phone: +49 231 75896-77

Press contact

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.

Please contact us:

Katharina Geraridis

Katharina Geraridis
Phone: +49 231 75896-67