3rd Annual Prague Biocide Conference: Focus on SMEs - Keeping up with the Progress on Guidance for Biocidal Product Authorisations

Date: 22-23 June 2017

Venue: Hotel Occidental Praha (formerly known as Barceló Praha Hotel), Prague

Price: £390 + VAT

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Following two previous successful biocide conferences, the 3rd Annual Prague Biocide Conference concentrates on the forthcoming challenges and experiences learnt from recent developments and what the future holds for the regulatory environment.

The conference is applicable for those involved in the biocides industry and is ideal for meeting representatives from a wide range of EU competent authorities as well as experts and industry participants from across Europe. It will focus on progress in active substance approvals and product authorisations as well as the expected workloads for industry with a special emphasis on SMEs.

The conference will provide plenty of great opportunities for networking with fellow participants, include interactive discussions during Q&A and panel sessions and provide a great platform for service providers to showcase their services in a friendly and open environment.



DAY ONE – Thursday 22 June 2017

07.45 - 08.30 Registration and refreshments
08.30 - 08.40 Introduction to Conference
Chair: Dr. Viktor Prachar (TSGE Consulting)
  Session 1
Chair: Dr. Edmund Plattner (Formerly with the Austrian Ministry for Environment)
08.40 - 09.25 Regulatory update
Ludovic Chatelin (European Commission)
09.25 - 09.55 Experience with authorisation renewals of anticoagulants: focus on comparative assessment
Dr. Jørgen Larsen (Danish Competent Authority)
09.55 - 10.15 Q&A session
10.15 - 10.45 Morning Break
  Session 2
Chair: Dr. Jørgen Larsen (Danish Competent Authority)
10.45 - 11.15 Additivity approach for reprotox health hazard for anticoagulants
Dr. Edmund Plattner (Formerly with the Austrian Ministry for Environment)
11.15 - 11.45 Endocrine disruptors on the way to a harmonised approach
Dr. Henning Bruno (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment)
11.45 - 12.15 Creosote: Any future as wood preservative in Europe?
Christian Dons (Norwegian Environment Agency)
12.15 - 12.35 Q&A session
12.35 – 13.35 Lunch
  Session 3
Chair: Christian Dons (Norwegian Environment Agency)
13.35 – 14.05 Progress in inclusion of active substances in Annex I of the BPR and simplified authorisation procedures
Jeff Zigrand (Environment Agency)
14.05 - 14.35 Proceeding with applications for Union Authorisation
Marcel Hulsman (Ctgb)
14.35 - 15.05 Union Authorisation – Experience of Industry
Gosia Oledzka (ECOLAB BVBA)
  Session 4
Chair: Jeff Zigrand (Environment Agency)
15.05 - 15.35 Applications for approval of active substances generating in situ free radicals
Brigitte van Noorloos (Ctgb)
15.35 - 16.05 Classification and labelling of in situ generated substances and products
Dr. Maristella Rubbiani (National Centre for Chemical Substances of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy)
16.05 - 16.20 Q&A session
16.20 - 16.50 Afternoon Break
16.50 – 17.50 Panel discussion with speakers of Day One
17.50 Close of Day One
18.30 - 19.30 Drinks reception


DAY TWO – Friday 23 June 2017

08.00 - 09.00 Registration and refreshments
  Session 5
Chair: Christian Dons (Environment Agency)
09.00 - 09.30 EECHA - Guidances for efficacy testing: Emphasis on Biocidal Product Families and on Treated Articles
Katarzyna Szymankiewicz (ECHA)
09.30 - 10.00 Efficacy testing for PT 18/19: Pitfalls for Applicants and Competent Authorities
Andreas Reinecke (Dr. Reinecke – Applied Ecology)
10.00 - 10.15 Q&A session
10.15 - 10.45 Morning Break
  Session 6
Chair: Bojana Zgonec (TSGE Consulting)
10.45 - 11.15 Experience in applying for mutual recognition authorisations
Ashley Warman (TSGE Consulting)
11.15 - 11.45 Experience on same biocidal products authorisation
Camelia Mihai (CEFIC)
11.45 - 12.15 Recent judgements from the European Court on data access and consequences of BREXIT and the enforcement of the BPR in the EU
Peter Kugel (VVGB Advocaten Brussels)
12.15 - 12.30 Q&A session
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Break
  Session 7
Chair: Dr. Maristella Rubbiani (National Centre for Chemical Substances of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy)
13.30 - 13.50 Country Report of Lithuania
Saulius Majus (National Public Health Centre)
13.50 - 14.10 Country Report of Romania
Bojana Zgonec (TSGE Consulting)
14.10 - 14.30 Biocides Regulation & Innovation
Peter Kugel (VVGB Advocaten Brussels)
14.30 - 14.45 Q&A session
14.45 - 15.00 Afternoon Break
15.00 - 16.00 Panel discussion with speakers of Day Two
16.00 Closing remarks and the end of conference


For further information on the speakers, please download the Speaker Biographies document

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