Planned as a 2.5 day workshop, organized under the principles and with the assistance of The Toxicology Forum, this meeting intends to progress towards a broadly accepted framework to assess and position the safety of trace chemicals exposure from consumer products, and in particular from articles and assembled consumer goods.



Program Structure: The scientific program for this workshop is segmented according to each theme. Each presentation will be approximately 20 minutes long, and each theme will contain a mix of invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. Each theme will close with a moderated panel discussion that allows audience members and all to engage in productive dialogue to help address central questions related to each theme. Theme 5, "Towards a Risk Assessment Best Practice Framework" is intended as an interactive session that allows for rotating group dialogue among attendees.

In addition to the presentations there will also be poster sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The poster sessions are intended to allow all attendees to present related research and findings, share ideas, and increase collaboration.

To submit an abstract for inclusion as a platform or poster presentation please use this link. Attendees may submit multiple abstracts for inclusion.

This agenda will be continuously updated as speakers are confirmed.

Outline of Workshop Program                





Monday, May 20, 2019

 

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

All attendees are welcome to join the meeting early for breakfast, coffee, and informal networking to start your day.

9:00 AM–10:40 AM

SESSION: Opening Plenary—Regulatory Landscape in the European Union and North America for Article Chemical Safety

Confirmed speakers are noted below. Talks in this session set the stage for the rest of the workshop and provide perspectives from regulatory agencies and industry.

Session Keynote Speakers:

Andreas Ahrens, European Chemicals Agency (EHCA): Hazardous Substances in Articles—Who Is Expected to Demonstrate Safe Use and How Can it Be Done

Tatsiana Dudzina, ECETOC-Exposure Task Force: Low Exposures: Collaborative Research Efforts and Future Focus Areas

Anna Gergely, Steptoe & Johnson LLP: Lessons to Be Learned: The EU Food Contact Legislation

Angelika Zidek, Health Canada: Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan—The Role of Consumer Product Exposures over the Last Decade

10:40 AM–11:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM–12:20 PM

SESSION: Advances in Analytical Methods: How to Detect and Quantify Relevant Low-Level Chemical Exposure from All Routes? (Part 1)

Confirmed speakers are noted below. In addition to the invited (keynote) speakers, this session will incorporate platform speakers drawn from submitted abstracts to best represent the latest science and current view points.

Session Keynote Speakers:

Caroline Widdowson, Markes, Inc.Advances in Sampling and Analysis for Low-Level SVOC Emissions

Marianne Stranger, VITO NVThe Assessment of Exposures Related to the Use of Consumer Products: The EPHECT Experience

Pim Leonards, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Fast-Screening Methods for Chemicals in Consumer Products

12:20 PM–1:30 PM

Attendee Luncheon
(Included with Registration)

1:30 PM–3:10 PM

SESSION: Advances in Analytical Methods: How to Detect and Quantify Relevant Low-Level Chemical Exposure from All Routes? (Part 2)

3:10 PM–3:30 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM–4:50 PM

SESSION: Experimental and/or Modeling Approaches? (Part 1)

Confirmed speakers are noted below. In addition to the invited (keynote) speakers, this session will incorporate platform speakers drawn from submitted abstracts to best represent the latest science and current view points.

Session Keynote Speakers:

John Wambaugh, US EPA/NCCT: Fusing Exposure Data and Models to Reduce Uncertainty

John Bartzis, University of Western Macedonia: Air Exposure Modeling from Consumer Product Use: Modeling Challenges

John O'Brien, Creme GlobalA Probabilistic Model of Exposure to Fragrance Materials

4:50 PM–6:00 PM

Poster Session and Attendee Reception

Attendees will be able to enjoy posters, networking, and refreshments in a laid-back atmosphere that promotes engagement and dialogue

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

 

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

All attendees are welcome to join the meeting early for breakfast, coffee, and informal networking to start your day.

9:00 AM–10:40 AM

SESSION: Experimental and/or Modeling Approaches? (Part 2)

9:30 AM–10:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM–12:20 PM

SESSION: Global Databases for Exposure Information

Confirmed speakers are noted below. In addition to the invited (keynote) speakers, this session will incorporate platform speakers drawn from submitted abstracts to best represent the latest science and current view points.

Session Keynote Speakers

Peter Fantke, Technical University of DenmarkFully Quantitative, Mass-Balance-Based Framework to Consistently Quantify High-Throughput Exposure and Human Toxicity Effects for ~10,000 Chemicals Found in Consumer Product Applications

Kristin Issacs, US EPA/NERLNew Exposure Databases from the US EPA: Harmonized Chemical, Product, and Monitoring Information

12:20 PM–1:30 PM Attendee Luncheon
(Included with registration)
1:30 PM–3:10 PM

SESSION: Guidance for Practitioners, Recommendations for Policy Work and Public Communication

Confirmed speakers are noted below. In addition to the invited (keynote) speakers, this session will incorporate platform speakers drawn from submitted abstracts to best represent the latest science and current view points.

Session Keynote Speakers:

Ragnar Löfstedt, King's College, LondonRisk Communication

David Zaruk, Odisee University College BrusselsWhy Your Data Doesn’t Matter

3:00 PM–3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 PM–4:50 PM SESSION: Additional time for Themes 1-4 depending on attendee interest and submitted abstracts
4:50 PM–6:00 PM Poster Session and Networking

Attendees will be able to enjoy posters, networking in a laid-back atmosphere that promotes engagement and dialogue
7:00 PM–9:00 PM

Conference Social

Included with Registration

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

 

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Attendee Breakfast

All attendees are welcome to join the meeting early for breakfast, coffee, and informal networking to start your day.

9:00 AM–10:40 AM

SESSION: Towards a Risk Assessment Best Practice Framework (Part 1)

Confirmed speakers are noted below. The intention of this session is allow attendees to network and discuss in small groups the implications of all that has been presented at the meeting and begin discussing an informal path forward with a commitment to understanding and dialogue.

Session Keynote Speaker:

Angelika Zidek, Health Canada: The Path towards a Modernized Risk Assessment Framework for Low-Level Exposures—Synthesizing Lessons Learned

10:40 AM–11:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM–12:20 PM

SESSION: Towards a Risk Assessment Best Practice Framework (Part 2)

12:20 PM–1:30 PM

Wrap-up, Closing Remarks, and Summary Networking