2nd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants"

26 Mar - 27 Mar 2020, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

2nd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants"

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

The international conference aims at bringing together biocontrol stakeholders from different backgrounds, including regulatory authorities, industry and research. It will focus on the latest regulatory developments, as the EU is slowly adjusting its regulatory framework for Plant Protection Products to suit the specifics of biocontrol substances. Moreover, the event will engage stakeholders into discussions about the latest findings on toxicological and ecotoxicological risk assessment for a variety of biocontrol specimen and substances.

We are currently in the process of compiling our event programme in close cooperation with our team of experienced speakers. Subscribe to our Newsletter now, so we can update you on this conference well in advance. Simply click on the "Request updates" button on the right.

Should you have any questions, just dial +49 231 75896-84 or send me an email.

Yours

Anne Möller

Programme and conceptual design

Highlights

Regulatory Developments

    • Update from the EU Commission: Activities regarding biological pesticides
    • Scientific questions to be answered for the purpose of simplification of the risk assessment and registration of microbial pesticides
    • A member state perspective on updating the regulatory framework for microbial PPPs
    • ECHA: Update on Biological Biocides
    • An update of the work of the OECD Expert Group on Biopesticides
    • IBMA’s work on a the decision tree focusing on potential risk areas
    • Registration of a botanical within the EU PPP Regulation

    Risk Assessment

    • Implications of in situ metabolite production for the human and environmental risk assessment of microbial pesticides
    • Challenges in evaluating the pathogenicity of microbial pesticides in adult and immature honey bees

    Who do you meet?

    Groups that should take part:

    Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of 

    • Biological control for the agricultural use
    • Production/distribution of biological/microbial pesticides and biocides
    • Research & development 
    • Risk assessment 
    • Toxicology
    • Ecotoxicology
    • Registration 

    Sectors that should take part:

    • Agrochemical industry 
    • Biocontrol industry
    • Research institutes 
    • Authorities 
    • Professional associations 
    • Contract laboratories/consultancies

    Picture credit: © gay, Peter Jurik - Fotolia.com

    Programme

    Get-Together on Tuesday, 25 March 2020

    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, 26 March 2020

    8.30 Registration and coffee
    9.00 Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the Chair
    Mark Whittaker
    , Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), United Kingdom

    Regulatory Developments

    9.10 Update from the Commission: Activities regarding Biological pesticides

    Eric Liégeois, European Commission,

    9.35 EFSA’s current Activities and Goals regarding Biological pesticides

    Jürgen Sturma, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy (to be confirmed)

    10.00 ECHA update on microbial biocidal products

    Outi Priha, European Chemicals Agency, Finland

    10.25 Industry perspective on the current state of regulation of microbial biopesticides

    • Registration of biopesticides
    • Experiences from different geographies
    • Outlooks

    Philip Kessler, Andermatt Biocontrol, Switzerland

    10.50 Panel discussion

    11.20 Coffee break

    11.50 A member state perspective on updating the regulatory framework for microbial PPPs

    • Regulations
    • Guidances

    Anne Steenbergh, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Produts (Ctgb), The Netherlands

    12.15 Scientific questions to be answered for the purpose of simplification of the risk assessment and registration of microbial pesticides

    • Which biological characteristics should be considered in the risk assessment?
    • What are the real risks?
    • What can be learned from approaches in other risk assessment frameworks for microbial pesticides?

    Gertie H. P. Arts, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

    12.40 Moving towards a more risk based and proportionate regulation for Bioprotectants

    • IBMA work on a decision tree focusing on potential risk areas

    Matthias von Erffa, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), Belgium

    13.05 Panel discussion

    13.35 Lunch

    The Biologics Landscape: Regulation and Beyond

    14.40 An update of the work of the OECD Expert Group on Biopesticides

    • What is the OECD?
    • Current activities and future plans
    • The benefits of biologicals in solving minor uses needs

    Jeroen Meeusen, EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility, France

    15.05 Experiences and Challenges in registration of a botanical within the EU PPP Regulation

    • Data requirements - difficulties & possibilities
    • Interpretation of the guideline - from an industrial point of view

    Ina Kleeberg, Trifolio-M, Germany

    15.20 Coffee break

    15.30 A competent authority view on the recent changes regarding biostimulants and biofertilisers

    Gábor Tökés, National Food Chain Safety Office, (NÉBIH), Hungary

    16.15 Panel discussion

    16.40 End of the first conference day

    18.00 Departure time for the evening event
    As always you are most welcome to attend our evening event. At the end of the first conference day, Akademie Fresenius invites you to a leisurely evening, which will take us to a lovely location in Mainz for a dinner visit. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and leisurely atmosphere. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

    Friday, 27 March 2020

    9.00 Welcome address by the Chair
    Mark Whittaker

    Risk Assessment

    9.10 Implications of in situ metabolite production for the human and environmental risk assessment of microbial pesticides.

    • The role of microbial metabolites in ecology
    • toxicity and stability of metabolites in the environment
    • Implications for the risk assessment

    Adi Cornelese, Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), Germany

    9.35 Improving ecological risk assessment for microbial pesticides.

    • The current guidance framework
    • Relevance of methodology used and data generated for risk assessment
    • Experience-based improvement

    Will Askew, Applied Insect Sciences (APIS), United Kingdom

    10.00 Unique challenges in evaluating the pathogenicity of microbial pesticides in adult and immature honey bees

    • Assessment of suitability of OECD Guidance Document No. 239 to assess honey bee larval toxicity with microbial pesticides
    • Possible modifications to US EPA Microbial Pesticide Test Guideline (885.4380) to improve performance
    • Next steps

    Maryam Sultan, Bayer Crop Science Division,Germany

    10.25 Research perspective: An update on the challanges and solutions for in-vivo testing of biopesticides

    • Prerequisites for animal testing
    • Clearance and infectivity
    • Biological versus pathogenic response

    Ton van Huygevoort, Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch BV, The Netherlands

    10.50 Panel discussion

    11.20 Coffee break

    Research and Development

    11.50 How can bacteriophage a new technology for plant protection be regulated

    • Bacteriophage are used widely in human health and as biocide but are new for plant protection
    • The way they are regulated therefore needs to be considered
    • Discusison: how, based on their biology and ecology, can they be regulated to allow them to be assessed for use in plant protection

    Roma Gwynn, Rationale Biopesticide Strategists, United Kingdom

    12.15 Development of an attract and kill formulation containing Metarhizium brunneum and Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    • Encapsulation
    • Drying
    • Field results

    Michael Przyklenk, Biocare, Germany

    12.40 Questions and Answers

    13.00 Final discussion

    13.30 Lunch and end of the conference

    Speakers

     

     

    Name

    Company

    Arts

    Gertie H. P. Arts

    Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

    Askew

    William Askew

    Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom

    Adi Cornelese

    Applied Insect Science (APIS), Germany

    Gwynn

    Roma Gwynn

    Rationale Biopesticide Strategies, United Kingdom

    Kessler

    Philip Kessler

    Andermatt Biocontrol

    Kleeberg

    Ina Kleeberg

    Trifolio-M, Germany

    Liégeois

    Eric Liégeois

    European Commission, Belgium

    Meeussen

    Jeroen Meeussen

    EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility, France

    Priha

    Outi Priha

    European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

    Michael Przyklenk

    Biocare, Germany

    Steenbergh

    Anne Steenbergh

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

    Jürgen Sturma (to be confirmed)

    European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

    Sultan

    Maryam Sultan

    Bayer AG, CropScience Division, Germany

    Whittaker

    Mark Whittaker

    Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom

    van Huygevoort

    Ton van Huygevoort

    Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch BV

    von Erffa

    Matthias von Erffa

    International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA)

    Venue

    Atrium Hotel Mainz
    Flugplatzstr. 44
    55126 Mainz
    Phone: +49 6131 491-0
    E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de
    www.atrium-mainz.de

    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: € 1,695.00 plus VAT.

    The registration fee includes the following benefits:

    • conference participation
    • conference documentation
    • lunch
    • coffee breaks and conference beverages
    • the evening event on 26 March 2020

    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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    Programme and conceptual design

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    Programme and conceptual design

    +49 231 75896-83
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    Programme and conceptual design

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    Organisation and participant management

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    Organisation and participant management

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    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:

    Dominique Bischoff

    Dominique Bischoff
    Phone: +49 231 75896-64
    dbischoffakademie-fresenius.de

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    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.

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    Rebecca Keuters

    Rebecca Keuters
    Phone: +49 231 75896-76
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