2013 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.

2013

Representation at specific meetings

  • 5th SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting: Building a better future: Responsible innovation and environmental protection
    12-16 May 2013, Glasgow, UK
    ECETOC was represented by Malyka Galay Burgos (ECETOC)
  • First annual International Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis conference
    9-11 September 2013, Cardiff, UK.
    ECETOC was represented by Malyka Galay Burgos (ECETOC)
  • SETAC Europe 6th Special Science Symposium: Environmental Endocrine Disruptor Testing and Evaluation
    2 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium
    ECETOC was represented by Malyka Galay Burgos (ECETOC)
  • 11th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM 2013)
    3-8 November 2013, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil
    ECETOC was represented by Alan Poole and Henk Vrijhof (both ECETOC)
  • WHO/IPCS workshop on uncertainty in hazard assessment
    19-20 November 2013, Bilthoven, the Netherlands
    ECETOC was represented by Alan Poole (ECETOC)

Input to specific projects and reports

  • ECHA Biocidal Products Committee
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by M. Osterloh-Quiroz, Dow
  • Endocrine Disrupter Expert Advisory Group to the EU Commission (ED EAG)
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Remi Bars (Bayer) and James Wheeler (Syngenta)
  • ECHA Risk Assessment Committee (RAC)
    Participation as an observer on behalf of ECETOC by Alan Poole / Christa Hennes
  • ECHA Member State Committee (MSC)
    Participation as an observer on behalf of ECETOC by Alan Poole / Christa Hennes
  • ECHA Partner Experts Groups (PEGs)
    20 industry experts of 12 member companies registered through ECETOC for participation in PEGs; one ECETOC representative per PEG can be nominated.  Currently, 5 industry experts of 4 member companies in 7 PEGs. (co-ordinator: C. Hennes)
  • ECHA PBT Expert Group
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Sylvia Jacobi (Albemarle)
  • ECHA Nanomaterials Working Group
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Karin Wiench (BASF)
  • ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF)
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Remi Bars (Bayer)
  • OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials
    ECETOC was represented (via BIAC) by Hans-Jürgen Wiegand (Evonik)
  • WHO/IPCS Chemical Risk Assessment Network
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Ben van Ravenzwaay (BASF)
  • 6th Framework Programme Co-ordination Action Project “Norman”
    Participation in Advisory Board on behalf of ECETOC by Stuart Marshall (Unilever)
  • 7th Framework Programme Co-ordination Action Project “EUROECOTOX”
    The EUROECOTOX project EU-FP7 funding finished at the end of 2012 but the feasibility and strategic importance of continuing the EUROECOTOX network was discussed at the final project meeting in Brno (Czech Republic). It was decided that from December 2012 the network would be managed by Dr Malyka Galay Burgos of ECETOC, one of the EUROECOTOX partners, since ECETOC has a proven track record in supporting the use of alternatives to animals for environmental assessments.
  • ILSI Europe Environment and Health Task Force
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Malyka Galay Burgos (ECETOC)
  • Klimisch Update for Environmental Risk Assessment
    With input from scientists in the ECETOC membership, the ring test has been evaluated and commented. The outcome of this exercise was presented at a special workshop at SETAC Glasgow 2013 and will be published soon. Several publications, including a peer reviewed paper, a book and several reports will be available in the near future. For more information contact Malyka Galay Burgos at ECETOC.
  • STFC / NERC Bioinformatics and Environmental ‘Omics Network
    The overarching objective of the network is to build bridges between scientific communities in bioinformatics and environmental ‘omics. The network will be co-aligned with the establishment of the new UK National Environmental Research Council (NERC) Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis Centre (EOS), which has the remit of exploring emerging areas of bioinformatics and environmental ‘omics and their application to environmental problems. ECETOC is represented by Malyka Galay Burgos.