2019 conference highlights

Chemical Watch’s REACH Substance Evaluation 2019 conference took place on 28 November in Brussels, and welcomed 65 professionals from across Europe to hear the latest advice and guidance on the REACH substance evaluation process, including the identification, process, context, issues and consequences.

The one-day event welcomed 13 speakers from leading organisations including the European Commission, Echa, the European Environmental Bureau, the International Antimony Association, the EPA and Cruelty Free International.

Key topics that were covered include:

  • Echa’s identification of substances for evaluation, including grouping of substances;
  • whether the right substances are being identified;
  • concerns for animal testing for substance evaluations;
  • ways the current substance evaluation process could be improved;
  • best practices and examples of well-managed substance evaluations;
  • the enforcement of substance evaluations; and,
  • the future of substance evaluations.

View the full 2019 programme


Claudio Carlon
Head of Unit, Hazard Assessment III, Echa

Elise Vitali
Project Officer on Chemicals, European Environmental Bureau

Caroline Braibant
Secretary-General, International Antimony Association


Emma Grange
Senior Science Advisor – Regulatory Toxicology, Cruelty Free International

Otilija Špūrienė
Senior advisor, EPA

Claudio Mereu
EU Regulatory Partner, Joint Managing Partner, Fieldfisher

View all speakers here

News articles on REACH substance evaluation:

The Chemical Watch editorial team has recently published a couple of articles that offer some valuable insights on REACH substance evaluation that we think you might be interested in:

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REACH Substance Evaluation 2019

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Future events from Chemical Watch

If you enjoyed the REACH Substance Evaluation conference, then please take a look at our upcoming events and ongoing courses which you may also be interested in:

  • Understanding the Content of SDSs/eSDSs
    3-4 March, London – Register here
  • Toxicology for the Non-Toxicologist
    5 March, London – Register here
  • Global Business Summit Europe 2020
    25-27 March, Amsterdam – Register here
  • REACH, CLP & Safe Use Communication
    eLearning – Register here
  • The Basics of REACH Regulation
    eLearning – Register here
  • REACH in Practice
    eLearning – Register here

For our full listing of upcoming events, including conferences, training courses, webinars and eLearning courses have a look at our dedicated events website