22 Oct - 23 Oct 2020, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
Regulatory Update, Identification and Risk Assessment
The Akademie Fresenius International Microplastics Conference will strive to become the perfect platform for bringing together the regulatory, industrial and consulting communities. For now, with the COVID-19 crisis, it will be difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to learn from one another, and important regulatory changes are continuing to be made, we have decided to transfer 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!
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Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the Chair
Martin Klatt, BASF, Germany
Peter Simpson, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Blanca Serrano, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium
Jeroen Dagevos, Plastic Soup Foundation, The Netherlands
Alexander Lichtblau, Clariant, Germany
Martin Klatt, BASF, Germany
Annika Batel, BASF, Germany
13:40 CEST - Lunch break
Hans Verhagen, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy
Yvonne C.M. Staal, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
Alfonso Lampen, The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany
Andy Booth, Sintef, Norway
Opening remarks for the second conference day by the Chairs
Valentina Bertato, European Commission, Belgium
Bernd Nowack, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Switzerland
Katey Valentine, University of York, United Kingdom
Alice Horton, National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
13:00 CEST - Lunch break
Jürgen Fischer, German Environment Agency, Germany
Christian Laforsch, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Henkel, Germany
Annika Batel completed her PhD and PostDoc in microplastics research at the University of Heidelberg and is now employed as Aquatic Ecotoxicologist at the agricultural research centre of BASF.mehrweniger
European Commission, Belgium
Valentina Bertato has been working at the European Commission since 2011 dealing mainly with chemicals policy, first in DG GROW and since 2017, in DG ENV. She is currently focusing on REACH restrictions for environmental risks (including microplastics) and on international work on chemicals. Her background is in environmental chemistry.mehrweniger
Andy Booth (PhD) is a Senior Researcher in environmental chemistry at the Environment and New Resources Department at SINTEF Ocean, Norway. His research work focuses on the environmental fate and effects of anthropogenic pollutants in natural systems, with a focus on emerging pollutants, nanomaterials and microplastics.mehrweniger
Plastic Soup Foundation, The Netherlands
Jeroen Dagevos is currently the Head of Programmes at the Plastic Soup Foundation. He is strongly involved in the “beat the microbead” campaign and has been the engaged in driving forward European policy measures for the regulation of intentionally added microplaststics for more than 10 years.mehrweniger
German Environment Agency, Germany
Jürgen Fischer obtained his PhD in agricultural chemistry and joined the Germany Environment Agency (UBA) in 1997. Between 2000 and 2016 he was a member of the UBA’s biocides group. Since 2016 he has been responsible for the assessment of the environmental exposure and fate of chemicals in the context of the REACH legislation.mehrweniger
National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
Alice Horton is an anthropogenic Contaminant Scientist working at the National Oceanography Centre, UK. She has been active in the field of microplastics research since 2014. Her research focuses especially on microplastics within the aquatic environment, including their sources, fate and ecological effects.mehrweniger
Martin Klatt (PhD) is active at BASF in the fields of product stewardship and research since 1995 in various positions. Currently, he is leading the product stewardship group of dispersions and resins Europe at BASF and represents BASF in various associations. He is currently the chairman of the EPDLA (European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association).mehrweniger
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Christian Laforsch is a Professor for animal ecology at the University of Bayreuth, which he joined in 2012. His research interest lies within the field of zoology and evolutionary ecology, targeting especially the phenomenon of phenotypic plasticity and animal adaption to changing biotic and abiotic environmental factors.mehrweniger
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
Alfonso Lampen is the Head of the Department ‘Food Safety’ at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin and a Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover.mehrweniger
Clariant Produkte, Germany
Alexander Lichtblau holds a PhD in chemistry. He has been working at Clariant, in product stewardship for more than 10 years. For the last 8 years he has taken over roles in business unit key contact managing and monitoring of any product stewardship related topics for and in a business unit. He has previously worked in the in the additives business for 14 years.mehrweniger
Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum joined Henkel more than 30 years ago, after his study of physics, chemistry and environmental technology. He is currently the Head of the global R&D Laundry and Home Care. As Co-chair of the Henkel Sustainability Council, he is responsible for the company´s sustainability strategy and its implementation.mehrweniger
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)
Bernd Nowack holds a PhD in environmental sciences and is currently leading the Environmental Risk Assessment and Management“ group at EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. He is also an adjunct professor at ETH Zurich. His current research deals with the environmental risks of engineered nanomaterials, nanobiomaterials and microplastics.mehrweniger
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium
Blanca Serrano is currently the Director of Product Stewardship at the European Council of the Chemical Industry (Cefic) dealing with issues related to nanomaterials, microplastics and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). She joined Cefic in 2015 and has extensive experience in chemical regulatory affairs from her previous role as Product Stewardship Coordinator in FEIQUE, the Spanish Chemical Industry Association.mehrweniger
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Peter Simpson is a Senior Scientific Officer at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. He is an Environmental Toxicologist and works on the risk management of hazardous chemicals under the EU’s REACH regulation. For the past two years, he has managed ECHA’s work on an EU restriction of ‘intentionally added microplastics’.mehrweniger
Yvonne C.M. Staal
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
Yvonne C.M. Staal is an inhalation toxicologist at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and has a PhD in toxicogenomics. She works on the development and implementation of animal free methods and molecular approaches to understand the toxicity based on mechanism of action.mehrweniger
University of York, United Kingdom
Katey is currently a third-year PhD student at the University of York. As a marine biology graduate she has a broad interest in the health of our world's oceans and rivers and her current work is focused on understanding the complex interactions between plastic waste, microbial communities and aquatic invertebrates in freshwater rivers.mehrweniger
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy
Hans Verhagen is Senior Scientific Officer at EFSA and was a member of EFSA’s NDA Panel from 2006 to 2015. He holds a PhD in toxicology and is a board-certified Toxicologist and Nutritionist. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.mehrweniger
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.
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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