Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management

This Conference brings together regulatory authorities and industry representatives and political decision-makers to discuss the latest regulatory developments in Aquatic and Terrestrial ecotoxicology and risk management.

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06.12. — 07.12.2022
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Übersicht

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Highlights

  • Update from EFSA: Guidance Document on birds and mammals and the risk assessment of non-target arthropods
  • Industry view on protection goals and birds and mammals as well as the bee guidance
  • Conflicting priorities in risk management of plant protection products
  • A review of environmental protection goals
  • KEMI and ANSES on the lastest developments in the Northern and the Southern Zone
  • Precision farming and environmental pesticide regulation in the EU
  • Modified CRED – Tier 1 study evaluations streamlined

Plant Protection Products (PPPs) are strictly regulated within the European Union and in abroad countries. The risk management and ecotoxicological assessment of PPPs, essential to produce compliant products, poses challenges across the entire pesticide industry.

The ECOTOX Conference brings together representatives from regulatory and industry backgrounds, as well as political decision-makers to discuss the latest regulatory developments. It keeps track of scientific progress, risk assessment methods and any crucial novelties in the ERA of PPPs.

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 that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Research institutes
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Professional associations
  • Regulatory bodies

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Programm

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET.

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Tuesday, 6 December 2022


Morning Session | 09:30 – 13:40 CET
09:30
Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chairs

Peter Dohmen, Independent Consultant, Germany
Jacoba Wassenberg, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Regulatory Update – Protection Goals and Biodiversity
09:40
Update from EFSA
  • EFSA Guidance Document on Birds and Mammals
  • Advancing the risk assessment of non-target arthropods

Rachel Sharp, European Food Safety Authority (virtual presentation)

10:15
Update from the Commission: Environmental topics related to the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009

Karin Nienstedt, European Commission, Belgium (virtual presentation)

10:50
Environmental protection goals for crop protection products: Placing biodiversity and ecosystem services into context?

Anne Alix, Corteva Agriscience, United Kingdom

11:25
Coffee break
11:25
A stakeholder‘s view on updated regulatory guidance for bees, birds and mammals: Industry perspective

Virginie Ducrot, Bayer Crop Science, Germany

12:30
A review of environmental protection goals
  • Protection goals and their key purpose
  • Why ‘specific protection goals’ are important
  • Current approaches for determining, and establishing, environmental protections goals
  • Opinion on the best methodology for establishing environmental protection goals for non-target organisms in the UK

Amy Brooks Cambridge Environmental Assessments / RSK ADAS, United Kingdom

13:05
Conflicting priorities in risk management of plant protection products

Gertje Czub, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

13:40
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 14:40 – 17:30 CET
14:40
The conflicting priorities of agriculture and environmental protection: a conflict of the past?
  • Biodiversity for food and agriculture: Essential for feeding human populations and improving the quality of life
  • Targets required for sustaining nature’s contributions to people: Management of agricultural landscapes for resilient multi-functionality; Conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems for the own sake of biodiversity
  • The requirement of targeted strategies and approaches, which consider the characteristics of agricultural landscapes and the productivity of agricultural food production together with the potentials of transformation towards sustainability

Jens Dauber, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Germany

Developments in the European Zones
15:15
Developments in the Northern Zone

Mariana Ledesma, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

15:50
Coffee break
16:20
Developments in the Southern Zone

Pierre-François Chaton, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), France

Methods, Novel Technologies and Modelling
16:55
Mixture toxicity in ecotoxicological risk assessment

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

17:30
End of the first day


Wednesday, 7 December 2022


Morning Session | 09:30 – 14:00 CET
9:30
Brief adress by the Chairs

Peter Dohmen, Independent Consultant, Germany
Jacoba Wassenberg, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Continuation: Methods, Novel Technologies and Modelling
09:45
Development of critical appraisal tools for the evaluation of non-standard higher tier ecotoxicology studies

Joost Lahr, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

10:20
Modified CRED – Tier 1 study evaluations streamlined
  • Consistency and transparency in data evaluation are paramount to risk assessment
  • Increasing numbers of publications and reports mean more frequent evaluation of disparate data types
  • Consistent and transparent evaluation of all types of data improves data reporting and usability – a win for all parties

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

10:55
Co-formulants and adjuvants, and emerging area of concern for bee health

Edward A. Straw, University College Dublin, Ireland (virtual presentation)

11:30 Coffee break
12:00
TKTD-modelling of species sensitivity
  • Why species sensitivity depends on the exposure profile
  • Including latency and time reinforced toxicity via TKTD modelling
  • State of the art examples of regulatory risk assessment with TKTD models

Roman Ashauer, Syngenta, Switzerland

12:35
Precision farming and environmental pesticide regulation in the EU

Michael Faupel, Rifcon, Germany

13:10
Interpretation of aquatic risk at landscape scales

Bas Buddendorf, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

13:45
Summary and final discussion
14:00

End of the Conference

Referent:innen

Folgende Referenten haben bereits zugesagt, weitere folgen in Kürze.

Name

Unternehmen

Alix

Anne Alix

Corteva Agriscience, United Kingdom

Anne Alix joined Dow AgroSciences, now Corteva Agriscience, in 2011, as Policy and Risk Management Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has been working in the area of plant protection products risk assessment for 20 years. After a PhD in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at the University of Rennes, Anne joined the French National Institute for Research in Agronomy (INRA) as an ecotoxicologist in the scientific unit for the risk assessment of crop protection products. Anne was nominated head of the Environment and Ecotoxicology risk assessment unit at the French Agency on the safety of Food (AFSSA, now ANSES), where she initiated scientific collaborations with the pesticide unit of EFSA. Anne then joined the French Ministry of Agriculture as the deputy head of the Section for Regulation of Plant Protection Products and fertilizers, in charge of the implementation of risk mitigation measures for pesticides and of post registration monitoring.

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Ashauer

Roman Ashauer

Syngenta, Switzerland

Roman Ashauer is Eco-modelling Lead at Syngenta. Previously he was Associate Professor at the University of York, UK, where he led a research group until 2018. He has won several awards for his research on effect modelling for environmental risk assessment of chemicals.

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Brooks

Amy Brooks

Cambridge Environmental Assessments / RSK ADAS, United Kingdom

Amy Brooks is a regulatory ecotoxicologist with more than ten years’ experience in environmental risk assessment. As Head of the Regulatory Risk Assessment team at Cambridge Environmental Assessments, she provides technical, strategic and regulatory leadership to risk assessment and ecotoxicology functions across thew company. Prior to joining CEA in 2014, she worked as a senior ecotoxicology consultant at a multi-national consultancy, providing ecotoxicology support for pesticide submissions at the national and European level. Before entering the private sector, Amy worked at the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (part of HSE, the UK regulatory authority), evaluating pesticide and biocide dossiers for both active substances and formulated products.

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Buddendorf

Bas Buddendorf

Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Bas Buddendorf is an Ecological Modeller, whose primary focus is on the integration of fate and effect models. Outputs from this work can be used to, for example, develop new approaches for risk assessment and scenario development at landscape scales.

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Chaton

Pierre-François Chaton

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

Pierre-François Chaton is Deputy Head of the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate Unit and a senior risk assessor in ecotoxicology at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES). He has more than 16 years of experience in regulatory risk assessment of plant protection products, including method development.

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Gertje Czub

Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Dauber

Jens Dauber

Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Germany

Jens Dauber is a biologist with a specialisation on landscape ecology and agroecology. He is the Director of the Thünen Institut of Biodiversity and Professor for Biodiversity of Agricultural Landscapes at the TU Braunschweig.

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Dohmen

Peter Dohmen

Independent Consultant, Germany

Peter Dohmen recently retired from his position as a Senior Ecotoxicologist at the Agricultural Research Centre of BASF in Limburgerhof/Germany. Having occupied this position for several decades, he brings along profound knowledge and experience in the ecotoxicology field and now works as an independent consultant.

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Ducrot

Virginie Ducrot

Bayer Crop Science, Germany

Virginie Ducrot is the Head of the Ecotoxicology Group at Bayer Crop Science and has over 15 years of research experience ecotoxicology. Having worked as scientist in the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAe), as external expert for the PPR Panel at EFSA, and as member of the VMG-eco panel at OECD, she has promoted innovative methods in ecotoxicology (aquatic, terrestrial plants) and effect modelling for the environmental risk assessment of chemicals.

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Faupel

Michael Faupel

Rifcon, Germany

Michael Faupel is the Deputy Head of the Regulatory Strategies Department at Rifcon in Germany. He holds a PhD from Bielefeld University and has previously led Rifcon’s Ecotoxicology Team.

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Lahr

Joost Lahr

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

Joost Lahr is a Senior Expert for Water Quality at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Joost has a background in environmental science and ecotoxicology. He has previously worked as Environmental scientist/Ecologist at Wageningen Environmental Research, as an ecotoxicologist for the environmental consultancy AquaSense/Grontmij and for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Senegal as an Expert in Ecotoxicology and Hydrobiology.

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Ledesma

Mariana Ledesma

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Mariana Ledesma has been working as a Regulatory Ecotoxicologist at the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) conducting ecotoxicology data evaluation and risk assessment, since 2009. As Swedish representative for the Northern Zone in the ecotoxicology section for plant protection products, she has led the work with the interim approach for bees as well as participated in the break-out group responsible for the update of the Higher tier for birds and mammals.

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McVey

Emily McVey

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

Emily McVey is an experienced Regulatory Toxicologist and works as a Risk Assessor in ecotoxicology at the Ctgb. Her specialties include environmental toxicology, wild vertebrates (birds, mammals, amphibians, fish), molecular mechanisms of toxicity, neurodevelopmental toxicity and endocrine disruption testing and assessment.

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Nienstedt

Karin Nienstedt

European Commission, Belgium

Karin M. Nienstedt leads the Sector Pesticides - Placing on the Market in the Unit Pesticides and Biocides, European Commission (Directorate General for Health and Food Safety). Before joining the European Commission she worked for the European Food Safety Authority and as a researcher in the areas crop protection, ecotoxicology, and biological control.

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Rachel Sharp

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Rachel Sharp is a Regulatory Ecotoxicologist with 18 years of experience. The first 7 years of her career were spent working in the UK competent authority for pesticides whilst the last 11 years have been in the Pesticides Unit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). She has an in-depth knowledge of the EU Regulatory framework for the assessment of pesticides and wide experience of risk assessment. In recent years she has been scientific coordinator for the update of the EFSA guidance document for the risk assessment of birds and mammals to pesticides.

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Straw

Edward Straw

University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

Edward Straw is a Post-doctoral Researcher at Trinity College Dublin. He works on the impacts of pesticides on bee health, specifically co-formulants and adjuvant and their impacts on bumblebees. He finished his PhD at Royal Holloway University of London in 2020, worked on the PROTECTS project at University College Dublin through 2021, and now has Irish Research Council funding to pursue his own research goals. He is looking to improve how we regulate pesticides by understanding the contributions of overlooked pesticide ingredients to overall formulation toxicity. His work has focussed on co-formulants in herbicides and fungicides. Edward also publishes on the impacts of glyphosate on bees.

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Trobej

Manuela Trobej

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

Manuela Trobej is a Senior Expert in the field of ecotoxicology at the Austrian Agency of Health and Food Safety (AGES), where she is responsible for the evaluation and assessment of plant protection products. She specialises mixture toxicity risk assessment, computational toxicology and the evaluation of endocrine disrupting properties of active substances.

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Wassenberg

Jacoba Wassenberg

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

Jacoba Wassenberg is an environmental risk assessor at the dutch Ctgb, specialized in assessing the ecotoxicological risk of plant protection products to bees, birds and mammals.

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