The Impact of Agriculture on Pollinating Insects: Science and Regulation

Date: 30 April 2013

Venue: St Anne’s College, Oxford

Price: £700 + VAT

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The decline of pollinating insect populations, particularly bees, has been widely publicised in the media and has recently been subject to significant attention in the scientific and regulatory community and by governments.

We invite you to this timely event which brings together interested parties, organisations and observers to hear from leading academic and industry researchers, regulators and the media. Experts in the fields of entomology, agriculture and pesticides will present and debate on the various factors proposed to contribute to pollinating insect decline.

The event will include:

  • Presentations from key scientists, regulators and experts on bee keeping and bee health
  • A chaired, topical debate with a panel of guests from the media, research and the plant protection industry answering questions from the audience
  • Networking opportunities

The conference will be held at Oxford University, in recognition that standards of science and informed opinion should be of the highest quality in the interests of those attending and paying due importance to the role and protection of pollinating insects.

Evening drinks reception
An evening drinks reception will be held on 29 April 2013 in the world’s oldest University museum, The Ashmolean. Registrants will have the opportunity to see many of the outstanding art and historical artifacts from all of the great world civilisations.

Preliminary Programme

29 April | Evening Drinks Reception | Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
30 April | Conference | Oxford University, UK

Changes in Populations of Pollinating Invertebrates across Europe
Professor Rob Paxton | Halle-Wittenberg University
The Role of Habitat and Food Supply Changes
Dr Nigel Boatman | The Food and Environment Research Agency, UK
Operation Pollinator®
Mr Geoff Coates | Sustainable Ag and Stewardship Manager | Syngenta
Control of Varroa Mite and New Technologies for Disease Control
David VanderDussen | NOD Apiary Products Ltd
Interaction Between Pesticides and Other Factors Affecting Bee Populations
Dr Helen Thompson | Team Leader | The Food and Environment Research Agency, UK
The Honeybee Risk Assessment Procedure for Plant Protection Products with Reference to Neonicotinoids
Jens Pistorius | Julius Kuhn Institut (JKI)
Higher-tier, field-based testing schemes to assess effects of pesticides on bees
Dr Ingo Tornier | General Manager | Eurofins Agroscience Services
Plant Protection Products - Neonicotinoids
Mike Coulson | Senior Technical Expert | Syngenta Ltd
Julian Little | Bayer Crop Science
The Risk and Management of Pyrethroid Insecticides - Lessons Learned
Dr Gavin Lewis | JSC International
Chaired Panel Discussion


Event Manager Gemma Palmer
T: +44 (0) 1423 863 522

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Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.