2011 archive

As an organisation, ECETOC serves as the ideal body to scientifically represent the European chemical industry; to liaise and to cooperate on their behalf with European and international scientific stakeholders and to get involved with relevant initiatives either in on-going expert groups or in specific meetings or projects.

2011

REPRESENTATION AT SPECIFIC MEETINGS AND INPUT TO SPECIFIC PROJECTS AND REPORTS:

  • 2nd International Risk Assessment Conference: ‘Global risk assessment dialogue’
    26-28 January 2011, Brussels, Belgium
    ECETOC was represented by Neil Carmichael (ECETOC)
  • DNT3 Conference: ‘Advancing the science of developmental neurotoxicity testing for better safety evaluation’
    10-13 May 2011, Varese, Italy
    Neil Carmichael (ECETOC) chaired the session on ‘The use of in vitro and non-mammalian species for risk assessment
  • OECD Report on ‘Novel endocrine assays and endpoints’
    1 September 2011
    The (former) task force on ‘Endocrine disrupting effects’ submitted detailed comments (via BIAC) on the report “Detailed Review Paper on the state of the science on novel in vitro and in vivo screening and testing methods and endpoints for evaluating endocrine disruptors”
  • DG SANCO SCs Preliminary Opinion on ‘Toxicity and assessment of chemical mixtures’
    9 September 2011
    Two ECETOC task forces: ‘Low-dose interactions’ and ‘Development of guidance for assessing the impact of mixtures of chemicals in the aquatic environment’ jointly compiled and submitted detailed comments
  • EFSA Draft Scientific Opinion ‘Exploring options for providing preliminary advice about possible human health risks based on the concept of Threshold of Toxicological Concern’
    15 September 2011
    Member company experts on the TTC concept gave input to submitting detailed comments
  • Draft OECD TG 426
    28 September 2011
    Member company experts gave input to submitting detailed comments on the draft document “Risk assessment of developmental neurotoxicity: evaluation of test guidelines and guidance documents” to Prof. Håkansson (Karolinska Institute)
  • WHO/IPCS Workshop: ‘Guidance for immunotoxicity assessment for chemicals’
    3-4 October 2011, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Naveed Honarvar (BASF) and Winfried Steiling (Henkel) participated on behalf of ECETOC
  • JRC-EASAC Joint Event: ‘Impact of engineered nanomaterials on health: considerations for benefit-risk assessment’
    18 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium
    ECETOC was represented by Christa Hennes (ECETOC)
  • European Risk Forum Meeting: ‘The importance of the quality of scientific evidence for managing risks’
    8 November 2011, Brussels, Belgium
    Neil Carmichael (ECETOC) participated as a panellist in the roundtable discussion
  • 6th Framework Programme Integrated Project ‘OSIRIS’
    ECETOC was represented in the Advisory Panel by David Owen (Shell) followed by Christa Hennes (ECETOC). She participated in the stakeholder workshop in March 2011 in Leipzig
  • 6th Framework Programme Co-ordination Action Project ‘NORMAN’
    ECETOC was represented in the Advisory Panel by Stuart Marshall (Unilever)
  • 7th Framework Programme Co-ordination Action Project ‘EUROECOTOX’
    ECETOC is a partner in the project and is represented by Malyka Galay Burgos (ECETOC). She participated in the expert meeting in October 2011 in Leipzig
  • ILSI Europe environment and health task force on the impact of crop production on water quality
    ECETOC was represented by Malyka Galay Burgos (ECETOC)
  • Nanogenotox EU-Funded Joint Action
    ECETOC participated in the stakeholder consultation via Maria Donner (DuPont) and Markus Schulz (BASF)
  • REPRESENTATION IN STANDING EXPERT GROUPS:
  • WHO/IPCS Harmonization Project Core Group
    ECETOC was represented by Ben van Ravenzwaay (BASF) and Vice-Chairman of the ECETOC Scientific Committee
  • ECHA Risk Assessment Committee (RAC)
    ECETOC was represented by Marie-Louise Meisters (DuPont) and Chris Money (ExxonMobil)
  • ECHA Member States Committee (MSC)
    ECETOC was represented by Tamara Nameroff (Shell) and Neil Carmichael (ECETOC)
  • ECHA Partner Experts Groups (PEGs)
    ECETOC was represented by 16 industry experts from the ECETOC network
  • ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC)
    ECETOC was represented by Neil Carmichael (ECETOC)
  • ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF)
    ECETOC was represented by Remi Bars (Bayer CropScience)
  • EU Commission Consultative Forum on Environment and Health Action Plan
    ECETOC was represented by Peter Boogaard (Shell)
  • OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials
    ECETOC was represented (via BIAC) by Hans-Jürgen Wiegand (Evonik Industries)

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS:

  • 21st Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe) on “Ecosystem protection in a sustainable world: a challenge for science and regulation”
    15-19 May 2011Milan, Italy
  • Special Session on precision versus practicality; the derivation, construction and experience of the ECETOC TRA human exposure tools. Speaker: Chris Money (ExxonMobil)
  • Environmental risk assessment of ionisable organic chemicals. Poster presentation by Todd Gouin (Unilever) on behalf of the task force on ERA of ionisable compounds
  • Assessing the impact of mixtures in the environment, an ECETOC task force. Poster presentation by Mick Hamer (Syngenta) on behalf of the task force on the development of guidance for assessing the impact of mixtures of chemicals in the aquatic environment
  • 21st International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT)
    24-27 May 2011, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Epidemiology of cyanide/nitrile poisoning and survey of antidotal treatment used in Europe. Platform presentation by Herlinde Smet (Poisons Centre Brussels) on behalf of the task force on cyanides antidotes
  • Systematic review of efficacy and adverse effect of methemoglobin forming antidotes in cyanide poisoning. Preliminary results. Efficacy and adverse reaction of methemoglobin forming antidotes in cyanide poisoning. Platform presentation by Thomas Zilker (Technische Universität München) on behalf of the task force on cyanides antidotes
  • 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
    21-25 August 2011, Montreal, Canada
    3Rs alternatives for detection of endocrine disruptors: broadening our possibilities. Platform presentation by Tzutzuy Ramirez (BASF) by invitation through ECETOC
  • International Toxicology of Mixtures Conference: Evidence-based approaches for toxicology and risk assessment of chemical mixtures
    21-23 October 2011, Arlington, Virginia, USA
    A review of integration between chemicals at low doses. Poster presentation by Rosemary Zaleski (ExxonMobil) on behalf of the ‘Low-dose interactions’ task force
  • 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC North America) on “Bridging science with communities”
    7-10 November 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environmental risk assessment of ionisable organic chemicals. Platform presentation by Todd Gouin (Unilever) on behalf of the task force on ERA of ionisable compounds