13 - 17 May 2018
ERM will be exhibiting and speaking at SETAC Europe 2018.
SETAC Rome is a 5-day event that will focus on emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry. Up to 2,500 scientists, risk assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government will attend for training, networking and educational opportunities.
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ERM at the SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting
ERM will be presenting and co-chairing sessions on a variety of topics. We will also be exhibiting throughout the event at booth #52, where our specialists will be available for interaction and targeted discussions.
Our presentations include
Session: Biocides and Veterinary Medicines: latest developments in regulatory risk assessment, research and monitoring
Monday May 14th, 2018
Platform Presentation by Laszlo Dören, ERM Germany
This session aims to provide an overview of the state of the art in the regulatory environmental risk assessment (ERA) of biocides and veterinary medicines and latest developments in research and monitoring. Dr. László Dören, Senior Consultant at ERM, will present a poster on how mesocosm studies can increase realism in risk assessment of biocides and veterinary medicines.
Session: Developments in the ecological and human health risk assessment of biopesticides: microorganisms, semiochemicals and botanicals
Tuesday May 15th, 2018
Co-chairing Poster Presentation by Alison Hamer, ERM UK
In recent years the crop protection industry has seen a shift from synthetic chemical pesticides to the development of ‘biological pesticides’, otherwise known as biopesticides, which contain active substances derived from naturally occurring organisms or compounds. This session aims to bring together scientists and regulators from across industry, academia and government to discuss the ongoing challenges in the risk assessment of biopesticides, as well as advances in tools to address these challenges. Alison Hamer, Partner at ERM, will co-chair the session, together with Elizabeth Collison of APC and Jacobijn van Etten of Ctgb, the Dutch Competent Authority.
Session: Advances in Soil Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment
Thursday May 17th, 2018
Poster Presentation by Gavin Lewis, ERM UK
This session aims to review the evolving field of soil ecotoxicology and broaden the view to approaches at all scales of terrestrial ecosystems risk assessments. Gavin Lewis, Technical Director at ERM, will present a poster on the role of source sink-dynamics in the assessment of risk to non-target arthropods from the use of plant protection products.
Participants will blog about the sessions with the hashtag #SETACRome.
Dr. László Dören
Senior Consultant at ERM
László Dören works as a Senior Consultant in the Product Stewardship Service and is based in ERM office in Neu-Isenburg, Germany. He has more than 10 years of experience in performing and developing ecotoxicity tests from laboratory scale to higher tier (mesocosms) at a GLP certified CRO for regulatory purposes. László supports clients on regulatory matters related to plant protection products, chemicals and food contact materials. He is a certified ecotoxicologist (Setac GLB/GDCh) and holds a PhD in ecotoxicology/plant physiology.
Partner at ERM
Alison Hamer is Partner at ERM. She began her regulatory career 25 years ago at the UK authority PSD, as a project manager for new active substance registrations. Alison has extensive experience supporting clients on regulatory matters related to plant protection products; including in the specific area of biologicals and biostimulants. Alison has a PhD in fungal ecology.
Technical Director at ERM
Gavin Lewis is Technical Director at ERM. He holds a PhD Plant-insect interactions and population modelling, and he has 30 years’ experience in the chemical sector, contract research organizations and consulting services for agrochemicals, biopesticides and biocides. Gavin is member of ICPPR Bee Protection Group board and ESCORT workshop organizing committee.
ERM & Product Stewardship
The focus on product stewardship has intensified over recent years, due to demand from consumers for greater supply chain transparency and safer, ‘greener’ products. Purchasers, consumers, regulators, and investors are increasingly focused on how and where products are sourced, developed, manufactured, distributed, used, and disposed, along with a product’s overall impacts at each life cycle stage. This focus on product stewardship has also been driven by the growing array of environmental, health, safety and, sustainability (EHSS) regulations.
ERM’s approach to product stewardship not only seeks ways to avoid product impoundment or recall, which can disrupt supply chains, increase costs and damage brand and reputation. It also aims to identify and mitigate these risks while looking beyond them to assess key product and brand differentiators that have the potential to drive innovation, and contribute to the bottom line.
SETAC Europe 2018 is an excellent opportunity for ERM to exchange expertise and knowledge in the product stewardship scientific arena, while continuing to build relationships with our clients. ERM delegates are every year extremely satisfied of both the level of networking and discussion at the scientific event, bringing home a substantial knowledge about new trends and sharing learnings from the past year.
Learn more about ERM’s Product Stewardship services