19th International Akademie Fresenius ECOTOX Conference "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management"

5 Dec - 6 Dec 2019, Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am Stadtwald, Cologne/Germany

19th International Akademie Fresenius ECOTOX Conference "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management"

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

Highlights

Regulatory Developments

  • Update from the EU Commission and ANSES
  • Pesticide environmental risk assessment in Canada: data requirements, methods and risk management

Assessment of Endocrine Disruptors

  • Application of the guidance document: authority and industry experience
  • Animal welfare issues

Biodiversity – Application in Environmental Risk Assessment

  • German Environment Agency (UBA) on implementing biodiversity in ERA
  • Integration of profitable farming with wildlife conservation

Risk Refinements – Higher Tier Options

  • Higher tier aquatic risk assessment
  • Verifying the tiered approach proposed in the EFSA scientific opinion for sediment organisms
  • A systems approach to non-target arthropod risk assessment

Pros and Cons of Community-Based Effect Studies

  • HSE on the statistical analysis of community level studies
  • Experience with conducting aquatic community-based effect studies

Communication and Media Discourse

  • Poison in food and its scandalisation

Who do you meet?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Hazard, exposure and risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Field studies
  • Modelling
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Registration and authorisation
  • Scientific advisory
  • Technical and environmental affairs
  • Monitoring

    Sectors taking part:

    • Agrochemical industry
    • Research institutes
    • Authorities
    • Environmental consultants
    • Professional associations

    Picture credit: © hfox und © reluk - Fotolia.com

    Programme

    Get-together on Wednesday, 4 December 2019
    Will you arrive on Wednesday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Thursday, 5 December 2019

    8.30 Registration and coffee
    9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chair
    Peter Dohmen
    , BASF, Germany

    Regulatory Developments

    9.10 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009: update on ecotoxicology related issues

    Sofie Hofkens, European Commission, Belgium (video presentation)

    9.35 Risk assessment in the Southern Zone – updated view from France

    • Process of pesticide products registration
    • Technical issues: data requirements, endpoints and refined risk assessment

    Vanessa Mazerolles, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

    10.00 Overview of pesticide environmental risk assessment in Canada

    • Canadian data requirements
    • Risk assessment methods and risk management

    Janice Villeneuve, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Canada

    10.40 Panel discussion

    10.55 Coffee break

    Assessment of Endocrine Disruptors

    11.25 Implementation of the ECHA and EFSA guidance for the identification of endocrine
    disruptors – a regulator’s experience

    • The updates to EU regulations and supportive guidance document
    • What do industry and regulators have to do now and how has the assessment scheme worked in practice?
    • How can the assessment scheme be developed and better implemented?

    Christopher Taylor, Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

    11.50 An industry perspective on the implementation of the ED guidance

    • Data sufficiency
    • Validation status and specificity of the available tests
    • Implementation of novel approaches

    Laurent Lagadic, Bayer, Germany

    12.15 Applying the 3Rs in ecotoxicology

    • Why consider the 3Rs?
    • Examples of 3Rs advances in ecotoxicology
    • Current challenges and opportunities, for example assessing endocrine disruption

    Nikki Gellatly, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), United Kingdom

    12.40 Panel discussion

    13.10 Lunch

    Biodiversity – Application in Environmental Risk Assessment

    14.40 The GWCT’s Sussex Study: fifty years of changes in farm management and its effects on farmland biodiversity in the South of England

    • Effects of changes in cropping, pesticide use and weather on the farming ecosystem
    • Implementation of agri-environmental stewardship and effects on biodiversity
    • Integration of profitable farming with wildlife conservation

    Julie Ewald, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, United Kingdom

    15.05 Implementation of biodiversity in environmental risk assessment (ERA)

    Jörn Wogram, German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

    15.30 Coffee break

    16.00 An industry view on implementing biodiversity in ERA

    Peter Dohmen, BASF, Germany

    16.25 Panel discussion

    Communication and Media Discourse

    16.55 Poison as a metaphor in the media discourse: what is meant?

    • Diversity of the political poison metaphor
    • Poisoning as a popular metaphor through the ages
    • Poison in food and its scandalisation – is the picture still up-to-date?

    Jan Grossarth, Journalist and Author, Germany

    17.25 End of first day

    18.30 Departure time for the evening event
    At the end of the first conference day Akademie Fresenius invites you to a leisurely evening in Cologne. After a short visit to the local Christmas market, we will have dinner at a traditional brewpub with local beer. Don‘t miss out on this opportunity!

    Friday, 6 December 2019

    8.30 Welcome address by the Chair

    Mark A. Clook, Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals
    Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

    Risk Refinements – Higher Tier Options

    8.40 Higher tier aquatic risk assessment

    Christoph Schäfers, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Germany

    9.05 Verifying the tiered approach proposed in the EFSA scientific opinion for sediment organisms: a case study with the fungicide fludioxonil

    • Sediment ecotoxicology and sediment-spiked tests
    • Regulatory risk assessment procedure currently used and proposed by EFSA
    • Equilibrium partitioning (Tier-0), standard test species (Tier-1), SSD (Tier-2) and model ecosystem (Tier-3) approaches

    Theo Brock, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

    9.30 Looking forward – a systems approach to non-target arthropod risk assessment

    Christopher John Topping, Aarhus University, Denmark

    9.55 Panel discussion

    10.25 Coffee break

    Pros and Cons of Community-Based Effect Studies

    10.55 Statistical analysis of community level studies – a UK regulatory consideration

    • Use of statistics in community level studies
    • Consideration of minimum detectable differences (MDD) as outlined in EFSA (2013) and Brock et al. (2014)
    • How can MDD analysis help in the interpretation and use of community level studies?

    James Graves, Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals
    Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

    11.20 Experience with conducting aquatic community-based effect studies and their use in pesticide risk assessment

    • A brief history of their development
    • Current design and interpretation
    • Use in risk assessment and as a reference for lower tiers

    Mick Hamer, Syngenta, United Kingdom

    11.45 Short break

    12.00 How realistic are the lower tiers of the aquatic risk assessment? The need for spatially diverse data and post-registration monitoring

    • Validation of tiers of the risk assessment
    • Sensitivity difference between geographical regions
    • Post-registration monitoring is necessary

    Paul J. Van den Brink, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

    12.25 Panel discussion

    Agricultural Reality

    12.55 A practical approach combining environmental and economic goals on a large farm

    • Experiences from a large farm in northeast Germany: variety of measures to preserve biodiversity without losing sight of agricultural production

    Thomas Gäbert, Agrargenossenschaft Trebbin, Germany

    13.25 Lunch and end of the conference


    Speakers

    Name

    Company

    Brock

    Theo Brock

    Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

    Theo Brock is employed at Wageningen Environmental Research to scientifically underpin the prospective environmental risk assessment procedures for pesticides and other contaminants in freshwater ecosystems. Currently he chairs the EFSA working group that updates the Guidance Document for Birds and Mammals. Until June 2018 he was the Vice-Chair of the PPR Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). He actively participated in the working groups that drafted the EFSA PPR Aquatic Guidance Document, the EFSA PPR Opinion on sediment ERA, the EFSA PPR Opinion on the use of TKTD models in aquatic ERA, the EFSA SC Opinion on covering recovery in ERA and the EFSA FA Guidance Document on ERA of feed additives.

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    Clook

    Mark A. Clook

    Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

    Mark A. Clook has worked for CRD-HSE and its predecessor (PSD) for over 25 years and has in that time been involved in many activities related to ecotoxicological risk assessment. His latest involvement was in contributing to the EFSA guidance document on bees.

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    Dohmen

    Peter Dohmen

    BASF, Germany

    Peter Dohmen is a Senior Ecotoxicologist at the Agricultural Research Centre of BASF in Limburgerhof/Germany.

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    Ewald

    Julie Ewald

    Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, United Kingdom

    Julie Ewald is currently Head of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) team at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, where she specialises in landscape ecology, data analysis, agro-ecology and wildlife consequences of shoot management. Her current and past projects include assessing long-term changes in Grey Partridge population dynamics in relation to changes in agriculture and predators, the role of agricultural intensification and other factors on the declines of farmland birds and invertebrates and the consequences of climate change for farmland invertebrates.

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    Gellatly

    Nikki Gellatly

    National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), United Kingdom

    Nikki Gellatly has been working in the Toxicology and Regulatory Sciences team of the NC3Rs since 2016. She works on projects supported by working groups including members from industry, academia and governmental/regulatory agencies to support changes in policy and practice and identify opportunities within regulatory frameworks to reduce, refine and replace animal use.

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    Graves

    James Graves

    Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

    James Graves graduated with a Master’s degree in microbiology and has been working as a Regulatory Ecotoxicologist at the Britsh Health and Safety Executive (HSE) since 2016, conducting ecotoxicology data evaluation and risk assessment.

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    Grossarth

    Jan Grossarth

    Journalist and Author, Germany

    Jan Grossarth is an Economist and holds a PhD in comparative cultural studies. He is author of several nonfiction books on agriculture and food and previously worked for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for over 10 years.

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    Gäbert

    Thomas Gäbert

    Agrargenossenschaft Trebbin, Germany

    Thomas Gäbert holds a PhD in agricultural sciences and has been working for the Agrargenossenschaft Trebbin since 2013. He is mainly responsible for crop production, especially in the areas of precision and smart farming and pays special attention to sustainability and biodiversity.

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    Hamer

    Mick Hamer

    Syngenta, United Kingdom

    Mick Hamer has over 40 years of experience working for Syngenta and its legacy companies in the field of ecotoxicology, environmental fate and risk assessment.

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    Hofkens

    Sofie Hofkens

    European Commission, Belgium

    Sofie Hofkens works as a Policy Officer at the European Commission (DG SANTE) in Unit E4 on Pesticides and Biocides. She mainly deals with approvals of active substances, in particular on topics around bees and basic substances. Previously, she worked at EFSA as an Ecotoxicologist in the Pesticides Peer Review.

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    Lagadic

    Laurent Lagadic

    Bayer, Germany

    Laurent Lagadic holds a PhD in fundamental toxicology and has worked as an Aquatic Ecotoxicologist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) for over 20 years. In 2014, he joined the Environmental Safety Division of Bayer CropScience in Germany. He is involved in aquatic risk assessment for pesticides and biocides, and currently leads the development and application of testing strategies for evaluating potential endocrine disrupting properties of these substances in aquatic organisms.

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    Mazerolles

    Vanessa Mazerolles

    French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

    Vanessa Mazerolles is Deputy Head of the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate Unit and a Senior Regulatory Risk Assessor in ecotoxicology at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES). She has 17 years of experience in risk assessment of plant protection products and fertilisers, including method development.

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    Schäfers

    Christoph Schäfers

    Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Germany

    Christoph Schäfers is Director of the Fraunhofer IME division of Applied Ecology and Bio-Resources and Adjunct Professor for ecosystem toxicology at the University of Münster. His expertise comprises the development, performance and evaluation of higher tier aquatic risk assessment studies. He is member of the OECD Fish Drafting Group and national expert in the VMGeco.

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    Taylor

    Christopher Taylor

    Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

    Christopher Taylor has been working as a Regulatory Ecotoxicologist at the British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) conducting ecotoxicology data evaluation and risk assessment since 2013. Previously, he worked as a Laboratory Ecotoxicologist conducting both terrestrial and aquatics studies for the use in regulatory dossiers.

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    Topping

    Christopher John Topping

    Aarhus University, Denmark

    Christopher John Topping is a Professor of Ecological Modelling at the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University and Vice Chair of EFSA’s PPR Panel. He is also member of various EFSA working groups, the developer of the forthcoming EFSA honey bee model ‘ApisRAM’ and designer and coordinator of ALMaSS, a simulation system utilised in risk assessment.

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    Van den Brink

    Paul J. Van den Brink

    Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

    Paul J. Van den Brink is a Professor of Chemical Stress Ecology and works at Wageningen Environmental Research and the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management Group of Wageningen University. He is presently an Associate Fellow of the Canadian River Institute, Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of York and Visiting Professor at the South China Normal University.

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    Villeneuve

    Janice Villeneuve

    Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Canada

    Janice Villeneuve has been working with the Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency in the Environmental Assessment Directorate since 2000. She has 19 years of experience working in the area of environmental risk assessment of pesticides and manages a group covering many aspects of environmental risk assessment and mitigation including water monitoring and drift mitigation.

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    Jörn Wogram

    German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

    Jörn Wogram is a Biologist with special interest in ecotoxicology and aquatic ecology. He is Head of the unit Plant Protection Products at the German Environment Agency (UBA).

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    Venue

    Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am Stadtwald
    Dürener Straße 287
    50935 Köln
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    Prices & Services

    Participation Fee: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

    The registration fee includes the following benefits:

    • conference participation
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    • lunch
    • coffee breaks and conference beverages
    • the evening event on 5 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.

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