Cefic-lri Programme | European Chemical Industry Council

12th Cefic-LRI Annual Workshop

Start date: 17 Nov. 2010

End date: 18 Nov. 2010

The 2010 Cefic-LRI workshop is being organized under the theme “Reduction of Uncertainty Enabling Decision Making”. Recall, the 2009 workshop was focused on “Scientific Contribution for Chemical policies”. We intend to focus this year on showcasing recent results and outcomes of several LRI projects completing in 2009/2010, covering the key areas of exposure and human biomonitoring, omics tools, endocrine disruption, children health, carcinogenicity, and societal acceptance of new technologies.

The objective of the LRI workshop is to show to scientists, regulators, members and stakeholders the value that the LRI programme has created and introduce its future direction. The goal is to communicate on the LRI programme under the financial crisis on the short to long term, by focusing on 3-4 major policy lines. Click here to view the flyer of the LRI workshop.

The workshop format will draw on November 17 from an evening poster session and dinner with guest speaker, and on November 18 a day based in the morning on external research team communications on the above themes and an afternoon outlining a longer term vision of  the LRI research orientations, with the involvement of our External Science Advisory Panel (ESAP).

Mr. Adri Postema, Shell and Programme Council member, will give the opening speech of the event on November 18 and present the CEFIC Innovative Young Scientist 2010 Award, recently awarded to Dr. Juana Maria Delgado Saborit, Birmingham University.

Mr. Roland Moreau, Director General for Environment, FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, will introduce the workshop and highlight the Belgian Presidency priotities as well as what we expect from scientists on the themes outlines above.

Amongst others, Prof. Colin Janssen, University of Ghent, will give his vision on ecotoxicology research, Prof. Tim Gant, University of Leicester, will cover human health tools, and Prof. Emilio Benfenati, Mario Negri Institute, will speak about predictive models.

The Workshop will take place at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels, on 17-18 November, 2010. For more information on the hotel, please visit www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-brussels or take a virtual tour at http://www.photowebeu.com/radisson-blu/royal-hotel-brussels/. The Workshop will be attended by delegates of the European Commission, NGO’s, academia and industry.

Programme Day 1:

17.30 – 18.00 Registration

18.00 – 19.30 Poster session on 2009-2010 completed projects and networking cocktail

19.30 – 22.00 Workshop Dinner Talk “The culture of Fear”by Prof. Frank Furedi, University of Kent

Programme Day 2:

08.00 – 08.45 Welcome/ Networking coffee

08.45 – 09.00 Welcomeby Richard D. Phillips, ExxonMobil, LRI SIG 

09.00 – 09.10 Opening, by Adri Postema, Shell, R&I Programme Council

09.10 – 09.25 Introduction: “Right science for right decision: Key priority issues of the Belgian EU Presidency“, by Roland Moreau, Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

09.30 – 12.00 Plenary sessions: “Recent LRI science achievements in key issues areas“, Chair: Richard D. Phillips, ExxonMobil, LRI SIG

09.30 – 09.55 “Dynamic, linked fate and bioaccumulation models as tools in chemical management“, by Michael McLachlan, University of Stockholm

09.55 – 10.20 “The regulatory and scientific impact of LRI and ECETOC environmental persistence initiatives over the past ten years“, by Jason Snape, AstraZeneca

10.20 – 10.45 “Are the kids alright? Strengthening regulatory decision-making in the uncertain world of children’s health research, by Judy LaKind, LaKind Associates

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 11.40 “Dose response and thresholds in endocrine disruption’, by Helen Tinwell, BayerCropScience

11.40 – 12.05 “Female breast cancer: who, how and why“, by Lesley Rushton, Imperial College London and Rebecca Slack, University of Leeds

12.05 – 12.25 “LRI in motion: Toolbox and new projects 2010-2011“, by Bruno Hubesch, Cefic LRI

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 14.30 LRI Innovative Science Award, by Matti Jantunen, THL, ESAP

13.45 – 14.10 “Using metabonomic biomarkers to bridge the gap between environmental exposure and human disease”, by Hector Keun, Imperial College London, LRI Award winner 2009

14.10 – 14.15 “LRI Innovative Science Award 2010 Presentation”, by Adri Postema, Shell, R&I Programme Council

14.15 – 14.25 “In quest of new fingerprints of exposure to VOC from consumer products”, by Juana Maria Delgado Saborit, University of Birmingham, LRI Award winner 2010

14.25 – 14.30 “Introduction to the LRI Innovative Science Award 2011”, by Adri Postema, Shell, R&I Pogramme Council

14.30 – 17.20 “LRI Research vision”, Chair: Ian Kimber, University of Manchester, ESAP

14.30 – 14.55 “Ecotoxicology and risk assessment: quo vadis?“, by Colin Janssen,Rijk University of Ghent, ESAP

14.55 – 15.20 “Application of technology tools in human health assessments of chemical entities“, by Timothy Gant, University of Leicester, ESAP

15.20 – 15.50 Coffee break

15.50 – 16.15 “Predictive models and their appropriate use within the applicability domain“, by Emilio Benfenati, Mario Negri Institute, ESAP

16.15 – 16.40 “Integrated assessment of health risks of environmental stressors“, by Erik Lebret, IRAS, ESAP

16.40 – 17.10 Panel discussion/ Q&A’s

17.10 – 17.20 “Conclusions and future perspectives”, by Gernot Klotz, Cefic R&I

Feedback questionnaire & close of Cefic-LRI Workshop


For a detailed view of the programme click here.


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