International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Regulatory Toxicology of Active Substances in Plant Protection Products"

2 Dec - 3 Dec 2019, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Regulatory Toxicology of Active Substances in Plant Protection Products"

Overview Speakers Venue Prices & Services


The finalised programme will be published in just a few weeks' time. I would be happy to send you a copy shortly – free of charge and without further obligation. Simply click on the "Request updates" button on the right.

Please find below an overview with all the latest information. A wide range of presentations awaits you. Here are just some of the topics that we will be covering:


In vitro comparative metabolism studies

  • Report from the EFSA Workshop: Data requirements, human relevance of animal data

EFSA future developments

  • Development of AOPs for pesticides
  • In vitro screening battery

Cumulative assessment and combined exposure

  • Cumulative assessment groups, tools used to draft scientific reports
  • Combined dietary and non-dietary exposure

QSAR and read-across

  • Assessment of genotoxicity and general toxicity of metabolites in residues
  • In vivo Comet assay

Impurities and co-formulants

  • Impurity profiles of active substances
  • Unacceptable co-formulants

Evaluation of public literature

  • Relevance and reliability
  • SciRAP Tool

Benchmark dose modelling

  • Current state of the approach
  • Regulatory use

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

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

  • Toxicology
  • Registration
  • Marketing & distribution
  • Human exposure & risk assessment
  • Research & development
  • 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

Picture credit: © noerenberg


We have already received confirmations from the following speakers - with more expected shortly.



Anna Beronius

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Bas Bokkers

RIVM - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Damian Bowen

ERM - Environmental Resources Management, UK


Susy Brescia

Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Divison (HSE CRD), UK

Susy Brescia works as a Regulatory Toxicologist at the UK HSE / CRD and has many years of experience in the risk assessment of pesticides, biocides and industrial chemicals. Susy has relevant expertise on mixture toxicity and has been involved in the public consultation of the EFSA guidance documents on CAGs.


Agathi N Charistou

Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece

Tamara Coja

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

Mark Cronin

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Markus Frericks

BASF, Germany

Markus Frericks is a Biologist and a European Registered Toxicologist and works as a Regulatory Toxicologist at BASF in Mannheim. He is the Vice Chair of the Working Group on Computational Toxicology from the German Society of Toxicology (GT) and the Chair of the ECPA Working Group on Genotoxicity-QSAR.


Ellen Fritsche

IUF - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Ellen Fritsche is habilitated for Environmental Toxicology and is appointed as a full Professor by the Heinrich-Heine-University in Dusseldorf. She holds a Group Leader position at the IUF - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine. Moreover, she is a Project Leader of CERST-NRW (Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing – NRW), is involved in the generation of Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOP) and member of the OECD expert group for producing a guidance document for alternative DNT testing.

Hougaard Bennekou

Susanne Hougaard Bennekou

DTU Food - National Food Institute, Denmark

Johanna Kaltenhäuser

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany


Carsten Kneuer

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany

Alfonso Lostia

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Susanne Rudzok

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany

Emanuela Testai

Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), Italy

Emanuela Testai is a Toxicologist in the Environment and Health Department at the ISS, the Italian National Institute of Health. Her expertise is focused on mammalian toxicology, alternative methods, toxicokinetics and risk assessment, dealing with research and regulatory activities as well. She is active in several scientific committees (e.g. WHO, EU DG-SANTE non food SC, EFSA, JRC-Eurl-ECVAM).


Manuela Tiramani

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy


Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 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 2 December 2019

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

How to become an exhibitor

Our event offers you the opportunity of presenting your company in a special exhibition.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Dominique Perry

Dominique Perry
Phone: +49 231 75896-64

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:

Rebecca Keuters

Rebecca Keuters
Phone: +49 231 75896-76