17th International Fresenius ECOTOX Conference "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management"

07.12. - 08.12.2017, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

17th International Fresenius ECOTOX Conference "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management"

Übersicht Programm Referenten Veranstaltungsort Preise & Leistungen

Übersicht

Highlights

Regulatory developments

  • EFSA: Current and future challenges for environmental risk assessment of plant protection products
  • New developments in environmental risk assessments in Brazil
  • NGO CARI on regulatory developments

New development trends in European Regulations

  • Amphibians in agricultural landscapes: threats, pesticides and conservation
  • EFSA: Amphibian and reptile risk assessment

Biopesticides

  • Ecological risk assessment for microbial pesticides
  • Are the current study guidelines fit for purpose?
  • Environmental Risk Assessment of Biopesticides – challenges with the current guidance

Aquatics

  • Problems and approaches in selecting the ecological recovery option when using semi-field experiments in prospective ERA
  • ANSES: Use and acceptability of aquatic refinement options provided in the Aquatic Guidance Document

Modelling and Mitigation

  • Simulation modelling in ERA to support SPG definition
  • The MAgPie project – environmental risk mitigation in the EU

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

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

  • Research & development
  • Human exposure & risk assessment
  • Toxicology
  • Registration
  • Marketing & distribution
  • Product stewardship & responsible care
  • Human & consumer safety

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Professional associations
  • Contract laboratories

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Programm

Get-together on Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Will you arrive on Wednesday?
Come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

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 New developments in environmental risk assessments in Brazil

  • Recent discussions on aquatic risk assessment of pesticides
  • First regulation on risk assessment of pesticides for bees

Deborah Maximo, Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), Brazil

9.35 Questions and answers

9.55 Current and future challenges for environmental risk assessment of pesticides

  • Landscape based risk assessment
  • The status of the EFSA 2020 strategy
  • Overview of the DEV activities in ecotox

Franz Streissl, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

10.20 Coffee break

10.50 Challenges for regulatory developments: A German perspective

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

11.15 The contribution of NGOs to European pesticide regulation – the case of bees

Noa Simón Delso, Centre Apicole de Recherche et Information (CARI), Belgium

11.40 A Farmer‘s perspective on regulatory developments

  • Practical examples of dealing with regulation from the Allerton Project
  • Good and bad regulation and win-win scenarios

Phil Jarvis, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, United Kingdom

12.05 Panel discussion
12.35 Lunch

New Development Trends in European Regulations

13.40 Amphibians in agricultural landscapes: Threats, pesticides and conservation

  • Amphibians : Threats in agricultural landscapes
  • Exposition to pesticides in aquatic and terrestrial environment
  • Avoiding stressor effects on populations
  • effects mitigation of pesticides and other threats

Benedikt Schmidt, Swiss Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Programme (KARCH), Switzerland

14.05 Amphibian and reptile risk assessment

  • Coverage by fish, birds and mammals
  • Protection goals
  • Recommendations for risk assessment and research

Franz Streissl

14.30 Some of the risk assessment challenges facing Industry

  • Addressing new guidance and increasing complexity
  • Increasing precaution and political decision making

Mick Hamer, Syngenta, United Kingdom

14.55 Panel discussion
15.25 Coffee break

Biopesticides

15.55 Environmental risk assessment of biopesticides

  • Legislation, guidance, future perspective and challenges
  • Fate and behaviour of biocontrol strains
  • The big issue of relevant metabolites

Petter Melin, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

16.20 Ecological risk assessment for microbial pesticides: Are the current study guidelines fit for purpose?

  • Parasitic wasps (Aphidius rhopalosiphi)
  • Honeybees

Mark Whittaker, Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom

16.45 Environmental risk assessment of biopesticides: Challenges and experiences from the perspective of an SME

  • Biopesticides as niche products
  • Consequence of non-appropriate study requirements on the registration of microbial PPPs
  • Future prospects

Deborah Meier, Andermatt Biocontrol, Switzerland

17.10 Panel discussion

17.40 End of the first day

18.50 Departure time for the evening event
As always you are most welcome to attend our evening event, which will take us to Mainz for a dinner visit at the beautiful “Heilig Geist” restaurant this time. We will also have the opportunity to visit the local Christmas market. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and leisurely atmosphere.

Friday, 8 December 2017

8.30 Welcome address by the Chair

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

Aquatics

8.40 Problems and approaches in selecting the ecological recovery option when using semi-field experiments in prospective ERA

  • Specific protection goals and interpreting recovery in micro-/mesocosm tests
  • Species traits affecting recovery and vulnerable taxa
  • Internal and external recovery
  • Spatial-temporal extrapolation

Theo Brock, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands

9.05 Use and acceptability of aquatic refinement options provided in the Aquatic Guidance Document

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

9.30 Panel discussion
9.50 Coffee break

Birds and Mammals

10.20 Bird and mammal risk assessment: A regulatory view

Representative of the HSE, Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD, HSE), United Kingdom

10.55 Field effect studies for vertebrate risk assessment

  • Study types for bird and wild mammal effect studies in the field
  • Modern field techniques for different studies
  • Statistical methods for data analysis

Christian Wolf, Tier 3 solutions, Germany

11.20 Panel discussion
11.40 Coffee break

Modelling and Mitigation

12.10 The development of ecological scenarios for the application of effect models in ERA for pesticides

  • Development of environmental scenarios which include exposure and effect scenarios
  • Species selection for ecological modelling based on vulnerability assessment

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

12.35 Simulation modelling in ERA to support the definition of specific protection goals

  • Definition of the problem in setting SPGs for population-level landscape scale ERA
  • Examples from birds and amphibians for evaluating biological relevance and identification of critical life-stages

Christopher John Topping, Aarhus University, Denmark

13.00 The MAgPie project – environmental risk mitigation in the EU

  • Overview of the toolbox content
  • How can the tools be used in the risk assessment and decision making
  • Example of implementation in Member States

Anne Alix, Dow AgroSciences, United Kingdom

13.25 Panel discussion

13.55 Lunch and end of the conference

Referenten


Name

Unternehmen

Alix

Anne Alix

Dow AgroSciences, United Kingdom

Anne Alix has been the European Risk Management Leader at Dow AgroSciences since 2011. She has 17 years of experience in risk assessment of PPPs and has previously led the environmental fate and ecotoxicology unit at ANSES.

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Bayona

Yannick Bayona

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

Yannick Bayona is an Ecotoxicological Risk Assessor in the Regulated Products Department at ANSES in France. After his PhD on the effects of chemicals at the aquatic communities scale in mesocosms, he joined ANSES in 2015.

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Brock

Theo Brock

Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands

Theo Brock is employed at Wageningen University and Research to scientifically underpin the prospective environmental risk assessment procedures for pesticides and other contaminants in freshwater ecosystems. Currently he is 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 and the EFSA PPR Opinion on sediment 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 Directorate (CRD, HSE), 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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Gathmann

Achim Gathmann

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

Achim Gathmann is the Head of the Unit Environment in the Department of Plant Protection Products at The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). He holds a Ph.D. in Biology and his key qualifications are agroecology, plant protection, biological control and risk assessment of PPPs and GMOs.

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Hamer

Mick Hamer

Syngenta, United Kingdom

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

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Jarvis

Phil Jarvis

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, United Kingdom

Phil Jarvis is currently the Head of Farming at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Allerton Project, where he has worked since 1992, originally concentrating on managing the farm. In 2002 Phil took a more active role in the Allerton Project’s research and education activities.

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Maximo

Deborah Maximo

Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), Brazil

Deborah Maximo is an Environmental Analyst and has been working at IBAMA’s Unit for ERA of pesticides since 2010. She has also been a steady member of IBAMA’s stakeholder working group for the discussion of proposals and procedures for aquatic risk assessment for pesticides in Brazil.

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Meier

Deborah Meier

Andermatt Biocontrol AG, Switzerland

Deborah Meier is currently the Head of Regulatory Affairs at Andermatt Biocontrol AG in Switzerland. Coming from a scientific background in agronomy she has previously held a position as Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager.

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Melin

Petter Melin

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

Petter Melin has a background as Researcher and Associate Professor in Microbiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. From 2013 to 2017 he has been working at the Swedish Chemicals Agency working all aspects of risk assessments of biopesticides.

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Schmidt

Benedikt Schmidt

​Swiss Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Programme (KARCH), Switzerland

Benedikt Schmidt is a Research Group Leader at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a Scientific Collaborator at Info Fauna Karch, the Swiss Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Programme. He works on conservation biology and population ecology of amphibians.

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Simón Delso

Noa Simón Delso

Centre Apicole de recherche et Information (CARI), Belgium

Noa Simón Delso is a Veterinarian and Researcher and has been working at the Belgian CARI (Centre Apicole de Recherche et Information) since 2009. She provides scientific-technical advice to the association Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination.

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Streissl

Franz Streissl

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Franz Streissl is a Senior Scientific Officer in the Pesticide Unit of the European Food Safety Agency. The focus of his work is on developing Guidance Documents for pesticide risk assessments (e.g. the Guidance Document on the risk assessment for bees). In the past he was responsible for assessment of environmental risks of pesticides at national and at the European level. He has contributed to a large number of governmental reports, presentations at conferences and workshops. He has an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory framework and risk assessment procedures of pesticides.

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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 a member of EFSA’s PPR panel and various EFSA workgroups, and is the developer of the forthcoming EFSA honey bee model ‘ApisRAM’.

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Van den Brink

Paul J. Van den Brink

Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands

Paul J. Van den Brink is a Professor of Chemical Stress Ecology and works at the Research Institute Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) and the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management Group of Wageningen University, both belonging to the Wageningen University and Research. Paul van den Brink 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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Whittaker

Mark Whittaker

APIS Applied Insect Science, United Kingdom

Mark Whittaker has a PhD in entomology and is an established expert on the registration of biopesticides. He is the Managing Director of APIS, a specialist contract research lab for microbial safety testing.

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Wolf

Christian Wolf

tier3 solutions, Germany

Christian Wolf is a Biologist and has been working in the area of ecotoxicology for over 20 years. He is the CEO of tier3 solutions.

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