Pre-conference training course

This course offers a practical introduction to regulatory safety and risk assessment. It is intended for those with either little or no knowledge of the risk assessment process.

The course offers a comprehensive coverage of the basics of risk assessment, including what it achieves and the requirements under various country-specific regulations.

Furthermore, case studies and the opportunity to put the learning into practice will be a key feature of this course.

The learning outcomes are to allow those attending to understand the key data endpoints that make up risk assessment, covering toxicity, chemistry and exposure.


    Morning Session

    • Background and Introduction
    • Hazard identification and assessment
      • Human health data gathering
      • How to find and evaluate data for risk assessment purposes
      • The use of chemistry knowledge (i.e. structure and physicochemical properties)
      • Identification of critical studies for use in the derivation of benchmark “safe dose”
      • Worked (and group) examples throughout this section
    • Exposure assessment
      • The approach which should be taken in exposure assessment and the type of models which can be used (why and how)
      • The importance of chemistry in the assessment of likely exposure routes
      • Worked (and group) examples

    Afternoon Session

    • Risk characterisation
      • Risk perception
      • Tolerable and acceptable risk
      • Risk management
      • Risk characterisation
    • Case study
    Laura Robinson Laura Robinson
    Occupational Toxicologist, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
    Peter Di Marco Peter Di Marco
    Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Benchmark Toxicology Services Pty Ltd
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