2016 Congress Programme

On 3 October between 18.00-19.00, we are holding a complimentary pre-event drinks reception, sponsored by APC (Agchem Project Consulting Ltd). We hope you can join us.

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER 2016
Registration: 7.00 – 9.00am, Conference starts: 9:00am
9.00 – 9.10
The Clarence
Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Colin Ruscoe
(BCPC)
9.10 – 9.50
The Clarence
Opening Address:
The competitiveness of British Agriculture- is regulation a help or a hindrance?

Lord (Donald) Curry of Kirkharle, Kt, CBE, FRAgS
Stream A:
Regulatory Affairs: Review of product authorisation programme
Chair: Dr. Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Stream B:
Regulatory Science Highlights (A)
Chair: Dr. John Doe (Parker Doe Partnership LLP)
10.00 – 10.30
The Clarence
Northern zone
Camilla Thorin
(Swedish Chemicals Agency, KEMI)
10.00 – 10.30
The Regency
Endocrine disruption and the consequences of the new definition
Dr. John Doe
(Parker Doe Partnership LLP)
Morning break 10.30 – 11.00
11.00 – 11.30
The Clarence
Central zone and Interzonal
Chris Dent
(Chemicals Regulation Directorate, UK HSE)
11.00 – 11.30
The Regency
Risk 21 – a paradigm shift in risk assessment for crop protection chemicals?
Dr. David Cowie
(Syngenta)
11.30 – 12.00
The Clarence
Southern zone
Chara Panagopolou
(Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Greece)
11.30 – 12.00
The Regency
Use of (Q)SAR and read-across for the assessment of toxicologically-relevant metabolites in the assessment of dietary risk
Dr. Rositsa Serafimova
(EFSA)
12.00 – 12.15
The Clarence
Morning speakers Q&A 12.00 – 12.15
The Regency
Morning speakers Q&A
Lunch 12.15 – 13.15
Stream A:
Voluntary Initiatives
Chair: Jim Orson (NIAB)
Stream B:
Regulatory Science Highlights (B)
Chair: Dr. John Doe (Parker Doe Partnership LLP)
13.15 – 13.45
The Clarence
Voluntary initiatives to manage transfer of pesticides to water
Dr. Dinah Hillier
(Thames Water Utilities Ltd)
13.15 – 13.45
The Regency
Residential pesticide exposure from agricultural applications: results of a UK biological monitoring study
Dr. Karen Galea
(Institute of Occupational Medicine, IOM)
13.45 – 14.15
The Clarence
The Voluntary Initiative – Helping Britain’s farmers meet the EU environmental and regulatory challenges to crop protection
Richard Butler
FRAgS (R.J. Butler & Son)
13.45 – 14.15
The Regency
Neonicotinoids and bees: where are we now and where might we go
Mike Coulson
(Syngenta)
14.15 – 14.45
The Clarence
Sustainability Farms Network
Graham Hartwell
(BASF plc)
14.15 – 14.45
The Regency
The addition of formulation additive, GF-3380, to reduce spray drift and its role in reducing off target deposits to help meet future regulatory assessments
Dilwyn Harris
(Dow AgroSciences)
14.45 – 15.00 Q&A 14.45 – 15.00 Q&A
Afternoon break 15.00 – 15.30
15.30 – 16.00
The Clarence
Plant protection technologies to meet the future challenges in European arable agriculture
Professor Robert Edwards
(Newcastle University)
15.30 – 16.00
The Regency
Dermal absorption of agrochemicals from dry resides; method development and study results
Wilfred Maas
(Triskelion B.V.)
Final Plenary day 1
16.00 – 16.30
The Clarence
Pesticides regulation in a post Brexit UK. A Soil Association perspective
Emma Hockridge
(Soil Association)
16.30 – 17.00
The Clarence
Industry View on EFSA Environmental Guidance Document Development and Recent Experiences with Opinions & Guidance
Dr. Peter Campbell
(Syngenta)
17.00 – 17.15
The Clarence
End of Platform Presentations and Q&A
17.30 – 18.30
The Chartwell
CRD Workshop: What are the opportunities and risks for Pesticide regulation in the UK following the EU Referendum?
Sarah Shore and Jayne Wilder
(Chemicals Regulation Directorate, UK HSE)
19.30 – Late TSGE-logoeurofins-logoCongress Dinner (Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront)
Co-sponsored by Eurofins Agroscience Services Limited and TSGE Consulting
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER 2016
Registration: 8.00 – 9.00am, Conference starts: 9:00am
9.00 – 9.05
The Clarence
Chairman’s Introduction
Chair: Steve Dobson
(TSGE Consulting)
9.05 – 9.40
The Clarence
Developing UK pesticides policy
David Williams
(Defra)
9.40 – 10.15
The Clarence
Cumulative impact of hazard-based legislation on crop protection products in Europe
Hedda Eggeling
(Steward Redqueen)
Morning Break 10.15 – 10.45
10.45 – 11.45
The Clarence
Round table Q&A on EU review programme: Wish List for the ‘new’ future
Chair’s opening address – Steve Dobson (TSGE Consulting)
Dr. Martyn Griffiths (Bayer S.A.S)
Hans Mattaar (ECCA)
Emma Jenkins (Dow AgroSciences)
David Cary (IBMA)
11.45 – 12.15
The Clarence
Overview of the implementation of pesticide legislation by MS Competent Authorities
Dara O’Shea
(European Commission, DG SANTE)
Lunch 12.15 – 13.15
Press Briefing 12.15 – 13.15
13.15 – 13.45
The Clarence
Emerging Crop Pests and Pathogens Challenge Global Food Security
Dr. Dan Bebber
(University of Exeter)
13.45 – 14.15
The Clarence
Diversification of current plant protection strategies to mitigate climate change effects
Dr. Piet M. Boonekamp
(Wageningen University and Research Centre)
Afternoon break 14.15 – 14.45
Final Plenary Session
Chair: Dr. Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
14.45 – 15.15
The Clarence
Farming with robots
Professor Simon Blackmore
(Harper-Adams University)
15.15 – 15.45
The Clarence
Pesticide Legislation post-Brexit – how it could be improved
Emma Hamer
(National Farmers Union)
15.45 – 16.15
The Clarence
Implications and opportunities for Crop Protection arising from Brexit
Jon Knight
(Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, AHDB)
16.15 – 16.30
The Clarence
Final Q&A and closing remarks
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