02.04. - 03.04.2019, Novotel Düsseldorf City West/Germany
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Get-Together on Monday, 1 April 2019
Tuesday, 2 April 2019
9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chair
Camelia Mihai, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium
Alfonso Las Heras, European Commission, Belgium (preliminarily confirmed)
John Bewley, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), United Kingdom
10.25 Coffee break
Laura Ruggeri, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
David Ashworth, Klarus Consulting, United Kingdom
11.45 Panel discussion
Stine Jensen, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Denmark
Sylvia Jacobi, Albemarle, Belgium
14.35 Panel discussion
15.05 Coffee break
Hyunpyo Jeon, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe, Germany
Flore Cognat, Fieldfisher, Belgium
Stefan Nave, Lanxess, Germany
16.50 Panel discussion
17.20 End of first conference day
18.30 Departure time for the evening event
As always you are most welcome to attend our evening event, which will take us to the historic district of Dusseldorf. We will enjoy a leisurely dinner at the brewery “Zum Schiffchen”, Dusseldorf´s oldest restaurant that even had Napoleon among its guests. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
Flore Cognat, Fieldfisher, Belgium
Gerhard Thanner, Environment Agency Austria
Helena Gräf, Ecolab, Germany
Sara Kirkham, Arrow Regulatory, United Kingdom
Michael Werner, knoell Germany
10.50 Panel discussion
11.20 Coffee break
Eugen Anwander, ECHA BPR Enforcement Forum/ Vorarlberg State Service, Austria
Rixta Hempenius, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Ian Watt, DowDuPont, United Kingdom
13.10 Panel discussion
13.40 Lunch and end of the conference
ECHA BPR Enforcement Forum/Vorarlberg State Service, Austria
Eugen Anwander has been employed at the Federal State Government Service Vorarlberg in the Institute for Environment and Food Safety and the Chemical Safety Unit since 1992. Being a chemical inspector, he is currently the Chair of the Biocidal Products Regulation Subgroup within the ECHA Enforcement Forum.mehrweniger
Klarus Consulting, United Kingdom
David Ashworth is the Managing Director of Klarus Consulting, which advises the biocides and biocidal products community on building and delivering safe and effective claims. He is also Chairman of BluTest, a contract microbiology testing and development company.mehrweniger
Health and Safety Executive (HSE), United Kingdom
John Bewley joined the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2003 and is currently working in the International Chemicals Unit. A key part of his work focusses on the development of the legislation and procedures necessary for the approval and authorisation of biocidal active substances and products following the UK withdrawal from the European Union.mehrweniger
Samantha Champ is currently employed by BASF SE, leading the regulatory affairs team for Biocides Europe, in the company’s Care Chemicals division. Her responsibilities cover all BPR activities, national biocide registration schemes and borderline legislations such as cosmetics and medical products. Since 2014 she is the Vice-chair of the CEFIC European Biocides Product Forum and will become the Chair as of 2018.mehrweniger
Flore Cognat is a Legal Consultant in the competition, regulatory and trade department of Fieldfisher, a law firm in Brussels. Her focus is on regulatory matters involving biocides and chemicals. Previously, she worked for the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) for five years and was leading different biocide policy groups and consortia and providing support, information and advice on implementation of biocide and chemical regulations. Before this, she worked for several years in a regulatory consultancy in Brussels advising industry on compliance with EU and French environmental and health regulatory legislation.mehrweniger
Helena Gräf holds a PhD in food chemistry and toxicology and has been working in the regulatory area of biocides since 2012. After working for a consultancy, she joined Ecolab´s regulatory affairs team in 2016 working with focus on European biocide dossiers and risk assessment for human health.mehrweniger
Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands
Rixta Hempenius holds a PhD in toxicology and has more than 20 years of experience in Regulatory Toxicology. Since 2016 she has been working as Team manager Human Toxicology and Residues at the Dutch competent authority Ctgb.mehrweniger
Sylvia Jacobi has been working as Corporate Toxicology Director at Albemarle since 2013. She holds a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry – pharmacology and is a European registered Toxicologist.mehrweniger
Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Denmark
Stine Jensen is Candidate of Veterinary Medicine and has been working as a Toxicologist at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency since June 2018.mehrweniger
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe, Germany
Hyunpyo Jeon received his PhD from Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz in 2011, after working at Kumho Laboratory as Senior Researcher in Korea. He has been a member of the Environmetal Safety Group of KIST Europe Forschungsgesellschaft, which is a branch institute of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology for chemical regulation compliance, since 2011.mehrweniger
Arrow Regulatory, United Kingdom
Sara Kirkham is a Director of Arrow Regulatory, an independent consultancy set up in 2016. She has worked on biocides since 2000, having worked on over 30 active substance applications, in particular in-situ generation systems, and been involved with the assessment of disinfection by-products since 2012.mehrweniger
Alfonso Las Heras (preliminarily confirmed)
European Commission, Belgium
Alfonso Las Heras deals with issues related to product authorisation within the biocides team of Unit E4 in DG SANTÉ. His professional background relates to the regulatory framework of veterinary medicines and to public-private partnership for research on animal health.mehrweniger
European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Belgium
Camelia Mihai obtained a PhD in Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She started her professional career at Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council in 2009. Since 2016, she leads The European Biocidal Products Forum (EBPF). In this position, she actively follows the regulatory developments of the EU biocides legislation, providing support, information and advice to EBPF members in the area of compliance and implementation.mehrweniger
Stefan Nave holds a PhD in organic chemistry. Since 2016, he has been working at Lanxess Deutschland as a global Regulatory Manager for several active substances and biocidal products. His previous experience included working for the German competent authority for biocides and for the biocides department at SCC Consulting.mehrweniger
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Laura Ruggeri joined ECHA’s Biocides Assessment Unit in 2013 and has been the team leader of the human health team since January 2018. She has been the Chair of the ad hoc Biocidal Product Committee Working Group on the Assessment of Residue Transfer to Food (ARTFood) since 2014.mehrweniger
Environment Agency Austria
Gerhard Thanner is an educated chemist and has been working for several years in the field of organic analysis in the Environment Agency Austria. Since 2010 he has been responsible for the evaluation of biocidal substances and biocidal products. Furthermore, he is alternate member in the Coordination Group for Austria, flexible member in the BPR Working Group on Analytical Methods and Physico-chemical Properties and attends ECHA´s BPR IT user group regularly.mehrweniger
DowDuPont, United Kingdom
Ian Watt is the Global Advocacy and Government Affairs Manager for the Microbial Control business within the Industrial Biosciences division of DowDuPont. Ian has a degree in chemical engineering and a career spanning more than 20 years in biocides, comprising commercial management and regulatory and product stewardship functions. Ian is currently Vice-chair of the CEFIC European Biocidal Products Forum.mehrweniger
Michael Werner is Chemist and Eurotox registered Toxicologist with an over 20 years track record in hazard, exposure and risk assessments in various regulatory areas including classification and labelling. In his present role as a Senior Expert Regulatory Toxicology at knoell Germany, he provides regulatory and scientific/technical advice to clients for the preparation of biocidal active substance/product dossiers. Another focus of his work is the development of tailor-made dossier strategies for the authorisation of biocidal products/product families in their various and sometimes non-standard applications including animal safety and dietary risk assessment of biocides.mehrweniger
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