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    Moderator: Dave Dillon, Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch, UK

  2. Session 5: The assessment of endocrine disrupting (ED) chemicals under the BPR
  3. Welcome and introduction

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Independent Biocides Expert
  4. ED assessment of co-formulants in biocidal products

    • Endocrine disrupting criteria under the BPR
    • Practical approach for co-formulants
    • Regulatory consequences for biocidal products
    Cyril Durou Cyril Durou
    Executive Vice President, MD France, CEHTRA, France
  5. Challenges for the acceptance of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in ED assessments under the BPR

    Costanza Rovida Costanza Rovida
    Scientific Officer and Senior Regulatory Specialist, CAAT-Europe, Konstanz University and Team Mastery, Italy
  6. Q&A and panel discussion

  7. Break and networking

  8. Session 6: Efficacy updates
  9. Efficacy guidance for PT19 products – current status

    • Background of developing the new PT19 guidance
    • Purpose
    • Current status 
    • What changes can be expected?
    Michèle Bandoly Michèle Bandoly
    Scientific Officer, German Environmental Agency (UBA)
  10. Determining a worst-case (or a representative) test product for a disinfectant BPF

    • Overview of the new guidance agreed in BPC 37
    • Practical use/potential issues
    Hannah Corner Hannah Corner
    Senior Scientist, Diversey
  11. Alternative testing approaches for treated articles with added functionality

    • Treatment to add (mainly) hygienic functionality
    • Comparison between preserving form, function and properties with adding new properties 
    • How to measure treatment performance 
    Peter Askew Peter Askew
    Managing Director, IMSL
  12. Q&A and panel discussion

  13. Break and networking

  14. Session 7: Sustainable use and innovation under the BPR
  15. Substituting for greater sustainability in the biocides sector

    Anders Bolmstedt Anders Bolmstedt
    Chemist, National Substitution Group and Region Västragötaland, Sweden
  16. Strategies for creating more eco-friendly rodenticides - a UBA study

    • Criteria to evaluate the suitability of potential active substances
    • Methods to increase the target specificity
      • short term
      • medium term
    Johannes Hohenberger Johannes Hohenberger
    Chemist, former Research Fellow at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany
  17. Our journey to phase out biocides from functional textiles in sportswear

    Catrine Marchall Catrine Marchall
    Sustainability Manager, Purchase & Category, Stadium AB, Sweden
  18. Q&A and panel discussion

  19. Break and networking

  20. Sustainability panel discussion: the EU's chemicals strategy for sustainability – what do the five key threads mean for biocides regulation?

    1. Reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals
    2. Simplify and strengthen EU rules on chemicals, and review how EU agencies and scientific bodies can work together towards a process where just one agency reviews substances 
    3. Better protect people and the environment from hazardous chemicals
    4. Encourage the development of safe and sustainable alternatives
    5. Make it even easier to trade safe chemicals within the EU

    5 -10 min presentations followed by a panel discussion


    Klaus Berend Klaus Berend
    Head of Unit, Pesticides and Biocides, European Commission
    Stefanie Wieck Stefanie Wieck
    Scientific Employee, Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
    Sylvie Lemoine Sylvie Lemoine
    Executive Director Product Stewardship, Cefic
    Elisabeth Ruffinengo Elisabeth Ruffinengo
    Advocacy Manager, Women Engage for a Common Future
  21. Break and networking

  22. Session 8: BPR enforcement
  23. Updates on Echa’s BPR Enforcement Forum’s past year and future plans

    Eugen Anwander Eugen Anwander
    Senior Scientific Officer, Institute for Environment and Food Safety, Vorarlberg State Service, Austria & Chair of Echa BPR Enforcement Forum, Finland
  24. National competent authority perspective on enforcement activities - BREF 1 Project

    Heribert Buergy Heribert Buergy
    Head of Section Market Control and Advice, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland
  25. Legal perspective on the enforcement of the biocides legislation, especially treated articles

    Peter Kugel Peter Kugel
    Partner, VVGB Advocaten/Avocats, Belgium
  26. Q&A and panel discussion

  27. Take away messages

    Vanessa Zainzinger Vanessa Zainzinger
    Senior Reporter, Chemical Watch News & Insight, by Enhesa
  28. End of conference

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