Congress Programme

18.30 – 19.30 Pre-event Welcome Drinks Reception
Registration & Refreshments – 07.45 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Tony Pexton (BCPC)
09.15– 09.50 A perspective from the Minister of State
The Rt. Honourable George Eustice MP (Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)
09.50 – 10.20 Problems and opportunities for UK crop protection after 2019
Dr. Jon Knight (Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, AHDB)
10.20 – 11.00 The story of Neonicotinoids and bees – A scientist’s perspective
Professor Lin Field (Rothamsted Research)
Morning break 11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 12.00 Neonics and Bees in Europe: Update on three key processes and next steps
Dr. Peter Campbell (Syngenta)
12.00 – 12.30 Optimising crop protection regulatory systems through governance and risk analysis – Experience from the US
Professor Steve Bradbury (Iowa State University)
12.30 – 13.00 Q&A Session
Lunch 13.00 – 14.00
Stream A Stream B
14.00 – 14.30 How risk management of agrochemicals can improve safety and productivity
Dr. Anne Alix (Dow AgroSciences)
 14.00 – 14.30 Classification schemes for carcinogenicity based on hazard identification have become outmoded and serve neither science nor society
Dr. John Doe (Parker Doe)
14.30 – 15.00 Proportionate regulation for low-risk biological inputs to agriculture
David Cary (IBMA)
14.30 – 15.00 Exposure and Cumulative Risk Assessment 
Dr. Tina Mehta (Dow AgroSciences)
Afternoon break 15.00 – 15.30
Stream A Stream B
15.30 – 16.00 Review of Regulations No 1107/2009 and 396/2005 – Part 1: facts and figures
Dr. Martyn Griffiths (Bayer S.A.S.)
15.30 – 16.00 Endocrine disruption
Dr. Richard Green (Dow AgroSciences)
16.00 – 16.30 Review of Regulations No 1107/2009 and 396/2005 – Part 2: necessary changes
Jean-Pierre Busnardo (DuPont Crop Protection)
16.00 – 16.30 Next generation groundwater mitigations: A proposal for smarter restrictions on use for environmental safety
Dr. Scott Hawley (Enviresearch)
16.30 – 17.00  Q&A Session 16.30 – 17.00 Reasons to be cheerful – Part bee
Mike Coulson (Exponent)
17.00 – 17.30 Higher-tier aquatic ecotox studies under the EFSA Aquatic Guidance Document: Extracting key risk assessment questions to design robust and relevant higher-tier experiments on Plant Protection Products
Steve Norman (RidgewayEco)
17.30 – 17.50 Q&A Session
19.30 Congress Dinner (Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel)
Registration & Refreshments – 08.00 – 09.00
09.00 Chairman’s Introduction
Dr. Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Plenary presentation
Dave Bench (Chemicals Regulation Directorate, UK HSE)
Gabrielle Edwards (Chemicals, Pesticides and Hazardous Waste, Defra)
Progress and opportunity for Pesticide Regulation in the UK
An opportunity for all stakeholders at the Congress to engage with the HSE (CRD) and Defra and offer opinion and comment on the direction of policy and implementation of a UK-based regulatory regimen for chemical and biological pesticides.As part of this interactive session, Janet Williams (Bayer and CPA Policy and Regulatory Group Chairman) will deliver a presentation entitled “Industry vision for the EU Exit Regulatory Process”. Janet will present a collection of ideas gathered from the agrochemical manufacturers on the future vision of the regulatory process in the UK and its co-operation with the EU and the rest of the world.
12.00 – 12.15 Close of Congress
Dr. Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch


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