Events Calendar

webinar Biocides Regulation series

Management of chemicals, insecticides and disinfectants in Vietnam

Price: Free to attend Wednesday 25 January 2017,15:00 (view timezones)

This free webinar will focus on new regulations concerning household insecticides and disinfectants in Vietnam.

The programme will include the following:

  • Vietnamese legal framework - including agencies and types of documents
  • The regulatory framework - including recent changes
  • Definitions
  • The management of 'Biocides' in Vietnam
  • Insecticides and disinfectants
  • Substance lists - 'Active Ingredients'
  • Product registration
  • Registrants
  • The registration dossier
  • Prohibition based on toxicity
  • Labeling requirements
  • Other requirements


Speaker - Nhat Nguyen - Senior Regulatory Analyst, 3E Company.

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training workshop Global Chemicals Regulation series

REACH Intensive Seminar

Price: £2220 (CW subscribers: £2120) 6-10 February 2017 The Lensbury, London, United Kingdom

**COURSE FULL - WE ARE REPEATING THIS COURSE IN MAY IN LONDON ** This intensive 5-day English language training course has been designed to give participants the full picture of REACH. The course is open to a limited number of participants and a basic knowledge of classification and labelling of chemicals is an advantage.

The main focus of the course is to give participants a practical overview of the key tasks that REACH imposes and to manage the forthcoming final registration deadline in 2018.  Authorisation procedures, which are becoming increasingly relevant, will also be covered.

Participants will gain knowledge which will help their companies, clients or partners within their supply chain to safely steer through this system of chemicals management.

The expert speakers are all extensively involved in the implementation and development of the REACH concept on a daily basis. They will help participants to understand the details (including the pitfalls) involved in dealing with REACH.

There is also the option to register for a qualified certificate (demonstrating your in-depth knowledge of REACH). This involves - approximately three months after completing the training course - submitting a project report which will be reviewed by the trainers and discussed in a video meeting with the relevant tutor as well as a written examination taken via the internet.

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conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Target Organ Toxicity II

Price: €249 (euros) Tuesday 7 February 2017,14:00 (view timezones) Webinar

The Target Organ Toxicity webinars, part of the Toxicology Training Series, provide a detailed insight of the structure, and the function of specific "target organs" together with the ways in which chemicals can cause harm, and how we can assess for these effects. As a follow on from Target Organ Toxicity I which looked in detail at the liver, kidneys and nervous system, Target Organ Toxicity II will focus on the respiratory system, the endocrine system and the cardiovascular system & blood. NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT WEBINAR WHICH TOOK PLACE IN 2016

The Respiratory System

- Structure and function of the respiratory system.

- Airborne chemicals and the respiratory system: gases, vapours, aerosols, mists and particulates   

- The respiratory system as a target organ for toxicity (local and systemic effects)

-Chemical pneumonitis.

- Testing methods for the assessment of effects.

The Cardiovascular System & blood

- Structure and function of the cardiovascular system.

- Function and composition of blood.

- The cardiovascular system as a target organ for toxicity.

- Blood as a target organ for toxicity.

- Testing methods for the assessment of these effects.

The endocrine system

- Structure and function of the endocrine system.

-Hormones – our chemical messengers.

-The endocrine axis and feedback loops.

-What is meant by endocrine disruptors, potential endocrine disruptors and endocrine active substances.

-Low dose effects and how these differ to the classical dose response effect

-Assessment of endocrine disruptors

-Regulatory considerations (including CLP/GHS)

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CW+ webinar Asia Chemicals Regulation series

K-REACH - Joint Registration and CSR

Price: Free to attend Thursday 9 February 2017,09:00 (view timezones)

This webinar will focus on K-REACH - joint registration and CSR.

The webinar will look to explore in further detail:


1) Joint registration  

- Brief introduction

- Issues raised during operation of the K-Sief for joint registration

- Amendment on ARECs

Speaker:  Mr Hoo  Kyung Lee, Chemical Safety Team, KTR

 

2) CSR  

- Information on risk

- Decision whether a pphase in substance is a target a submission of information on risk or not

- Quality of test data that can be used in the preparation of informaton on risk

- Method of exposure assessment, exposure assessment model, use descriptor in K-REACH

- Main contents of the Korean multimedia environmental fate model

Speaker:  Dr Jin-Sung Ra, Eco-Testing & Risk Assessment Center, Korea Insitute of Industrial Technology (KITECH)

After all of the expert panellists have presented, there will be a Q&A session for delegates to bring up any queries they have regarding the subject matter.

 

Expert panel:

  • Jun Ho Lee , ERM
  • Hoo Kyung Lee, KTR
  • Dr Jin-Sung Ra, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH)
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conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Toxicological Risk Assessment & Product Safety Forum 2017

Price: US$750 (CW subscribers: US$700) Wednesday 15 February 2017,08:30 Marina Mandarin hotel, Singapore

The Toxicological Risk Assessment & Product Safety Forum will focus on how countries are evaluating risk, and ensuring safe products - personal care/consumer products, food and medical devices - are put into the market.

This event promises to be the first-of-its kind in Asia Pacific. It will be a one-day practical conference with interactive Q&A sessions to raise awareness and standards of Risk Assessment and Products Safety in Asia Pacific. Key industry stakeholders, regulatory toxicologists from agencies in the EU and Asia Pacific as well as key speakers from ACTRA (Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment) are speaking on the day. Other speakers include those from the EU (including European regulators), Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia & Malaysia, from industry, agencies and professional organisations.

Topics covered include food, consumer products, personal care products, chemicals (including biocides & pesticides) and therapeutic goods/life science products. Supported by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation, this conference offers a  unique opportunity to stay in line with international chemicals regulation and expectations of chemicals risk management in products . The one-day event - including presentations, round table discussions and Q&As - brings together over 15 experts in global chemical risk assessment and regulation.  

The one-day conference will ensure you:
  • know the latest scientific knowledge about the adverse impacts of chemicals in everyday products;
  • discover where the risks lie in your product development strategy;
  • learn about the regulatory hurdles you will need to overcome in order to successfully launch products in other countries;
  • become more confident of your ability to negotiate the purchasing of access to chemicals safety data, which is now a requirement of selling products in the EU.

During the day, you will hear updates from Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Australia and Japan along with an update on REACH and the role of ECHA, together with the latest news from industry case studies.

Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) Members: Contact the Chemical Watch events team to claim your SMF member discount code and book your place for just $700. Call +44(0)1743 818297 or email orders@chemicalwatch.com 

Also optional pre- and post- conference workshops: click 'View Online' button below for more details and to book

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conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Toxicokinetics

Price: €249 (euros) Wednesday 8 March 2017,14:00 (view timezones) Webinar

This webinar will look at the role of toxicokinetics in the interpretation of toxicological data, exposure and risk assessment.

Specifically, it will cover,

  • What is meant by toxicokinetics and how it differs to toxicodynamics
  • The main routes of absorption and relate these exposure routes to toxicity
  • What is meant by distribution and how this can impact toxicity.
  • The role of metabolism (phase 1 and phase 2) and its relationship to toxicity
  • The role of excretion and what is meant by the “half-life” of a chemical
  • How knowledge of physicochemical properties can be useful in understanding the potential fate of a chemical within the body
  • The current methods which are available for the assessment of toxicokinetics and current regulatory requirements.
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conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Global Business Summit 2017

Price: €1590 euros (CW subscribers: €1540 euros) 20-22 March 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Global Business Summit 2017 is a unique three-day event with a sharp focus on the business aspects of chemicals regulations across the globe. Taking place in Amsterdam from 20-22 March 2017, the Summit will provide you with expert insights to help you develop strategies to meet the business challenges posed by today’s complex and evolving regulatory environment.

Day one of the Summit focuses on the rise of global chemicals regulations and their impact on business. The day starts with a keynote presentation from Achim Halpaap of UNEP which considers how we are moving forwards on sound management of chemicals globally. The expert speakers will then look at some new areas of regulation including those from Canada, Brazil, the EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals, the USA, Korea, South Africa and Turkey.

Following this, Session 2 looks at Innovation and REACH and includes speakers from the EU Commission, ECHA, and CEFIC. The afternoon finishes with a panel session considering whether we are on course to meet our chemicals management goals or we need a step change.

Session on day two will take a closer look at supply chain issues. Following a keynote address from Frank Michel, Executive Director of ZDHC, the day focuses on different industry sectors and their specific supply chain issues. Sectors to be included:

  • Electronics
  • Aerospace
  • Food contact
  • Cosmetics
  • Construction and building products
  • Textiles
  • Retailing
  • Children’s products

This presentations will also look at some cross-sectoral issues including the implications of Brexit for downstream companies, supply chain communication tools, conflict mineral regulation, upstream authorisation applications, nano regulation and implications of the recent ECJ ruling on the definition of an article under Reach.

Day three starts with a look at safer chemicals and the regulatory and voluntary drivers. This includes safer chemicals under REACH, the USA and California. The expert panel will then move on to consider the different tools and approaches to safer chemicals. This session includes case studies from innovation projects. The final session of the Summit focuses on substitution and substance awareness.

Who should attend?

  • Heads of Regulatory Affairs/Regulatory Managers
  • REACH Compliance Officers
  • EHS Directors/Managers
  • Product Stewardship professionals
  • Government Regulators
  • Product Registration Managers
  • Toxicologists
  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Lawyers in Private Practice
  • In-House Counsel
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conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Safer Chemicals in Products 2017

A unique opportunity to get ahead of the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals.

This two-day annual event offers an up-to-the-minute view on achieving safer chemicals in products. With a hand-picked series of individual presentations and panel sessions, we have an excellent schedule of innovative speakers to engage discussion and explore the relationship between regulation and safer chemicals.

Day One - 27 March 2017

Session 1:  Innovation and market drivers

Session 2:  The opportunities and challenges for innovation under TSCA reform

Session 3:  Update on and role of other US regulations

Day Two - 28 March 2017

Session 4:  The role of venture capital in Green Chemistry and innovation

Session 5:  Industry Case Studies - sectors covered include textiles, electronics, retail, healthcare and cleaning

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CW+ conference Biocides Regulation series

Biocides USA 2017

This third annual Biocides USA conference focuses on the regulation of Biocides globally.

The first day of the 2017 conference covers new developments in the US, including:

  • The US Registration review program
  • Data compensation and data rights*
  • Enforcement of Antimicrobials in the US
  • The EPA’s new Confidential Data Exchange (CDX)
  • Efficacy testing
  • Prop 65 activity
  • Treated Articles
  • New generation anti-microbials

Day two of the conference looks at global developments in the regulation of biocides. Countries and legislation to be covered include:

  • China - Pesticides and disinfectants
  • South Korea
  • Latin America
  • India
  • The EU
  • Canada

And concludes with some borderline topics including:

  • The new paradigm for antimicrobials that require food contact approval
  • Preservatives in cosmetics: EU -v- US

Pre-Conference workshop, Antimicrobial Registration 101 - 28 March 2017

This 4-hour pre-conference workshop will provide a basic overview of antimicrobial registration.  Attendees can expect to gain an overall understanding of the process involved in registering an antimicrobial including navigating the various federal statutes and requirements and a step-by-step guide to the application process.


Who should attend?

  • Representatives from producers, exporters, formulators and retailers of biocidal products
  • Regulators
  • Advisors
  • Competent authorities
  • All other stakeholders


Past attendees include representatives from:

Lonza, S C Johnson, Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble, Ecolab, Bunge, Microban, Reckitt Benckiser, Valspar, Valtris, Kemira, Sealed Air, 3M, Thermo Fisher, Huntsman, Smithers, Critical Path Services, Whirlpool Corporation, PPG Industries, Smithers, Citox, Milliken, Akcros Chemicals, Solvay, etc.

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conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

An Introduction to Reproductive & Development Toxicology

Price: €249 (euros) Wednesday 29 March 2017,14:00 (view timezones) Webinar

This webinar will provide a thorough introductory overview of the principles which underpin reproductive and developmental toxicity. NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE WEBINAR WHICH TOOK PLACE IN 2016

Many of the data gaps that have been identified during the implementation of REACH have been related to reproductive and developmental toxicity. However it is also an important requirement for other regulatory compliance areas including the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Who the webinar is for

This webinar is ideal for anyone who would benefit from an improved understanding of reproductive and developmental toxicity, but has no formal training as a toxicologist.

In particular for business managers involved in SIEF/consortia discussions, global regulatory compliance experts, hazard communication (CLP/GHS) and SDS, etc.

Course content

  • Introduction to reproductive and developmental toxicity and the reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can affect the male and female reproductive system.
  • How chemicals can cause developmental toxicity in the developing embryo and foetus.
  • How effects on or via lactation may occur.
  • Endocrine disruptors and their influence on the reproductive system.
  • Current testing strategies available for assessing reproductive and developmental effects arising from chemical exposure.
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conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Carcinogens & Mutagens

Price: €249 (euros) Wednesday 19 April 2017,14:00 (view timezones) Webinar

This webinar provides an introductory background to carcinogenesis and genetic toxicology. It will cover basic gene structure and mutation; the mechanism of chemical carcinogenesis, and the difference between genotoxic and non genotoxic carcinogens. The webinar will also focus on genetic toxicology and its link with carcinogenesis as well as other effects. NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT WEBINAR WHICH TOOK PLACE IN 2016

This Webinar will cover the following,

  • Introduction to the cell, DNA and cell replication
  • How cancer arises
  • Mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis (including genotoxic and non genotoxic carcinogens)
  • Types of cancer and nomenclature
  • Classification and labelling of carcinogens
  • Current testing strategies and rationale for chemical carcinogenesis.
  • Interpretation of the results and implications with regards to classification and labelling
  • Introduction to genetic toxicology
  • The difference between carcinogenicity and mutagenicity
  • Effects on genes, chromosomes and DNA and the consequence for the cell
  • Current testing strategies and rationale for genetic toxicology; in vivo and in vitro
  • Interpretation of results and implications with regards to classification and labelling
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conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Chemical Watch Expo 2017: REACH into the Future

Price: €250 (CW subscribers: €200) 25-26 April 2017 Courtyard Berlin City Centre, Germany

Only exhibition of its kind where SMEs and other stakeholders can meet and talk with service providers in one place.

Chemical Watch, and its sister publication Chemical Risk Manager, are delighted to announce the inaugural Chemical Watch Expo - an entirely new format, two-day event taking place at the end of April 2017, offering service providers and others a dedicated marketplace in which to showcase their services and solutions to buyers and potential customers seeking to achieve regulatory compliance. 

The Expo will feature a dedicated exhibition running alongside two workshop streams, with introductory and advanced sessions. Exhibitors and sponsors are invited to speak during these workshops - individual session topics will be announced shortly. The theme for the 2017 Expo and workshops is practical issues surrounding the REACH 2018 registration deadline. As such, the event will appeal to organisations selling products into the EU and, by extension, suppliers throughout their supply chains - many of which may be located outside the EU.

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CW+ conference Biocides Regulation series

Biocides Symposium 2017

Price: €895 euros 9-10 May 2017 Barcelona, Spain

The 8th Symposium focusing on Authorisation of Biocidal products and Active Substance Approval within the Biocidal Product Regulation

This two-day Symposium will focus on Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 and will examine in depth the various product authorisation processes foreseen within the Regulation.  It will include presentations on the amendment to the Same Biocidal Product Authorisation together with authorisation of product families and Union Authorisation.  The Symposium will feature presentations from the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency..

Other key issues to be addressed within the symposium, include:

  • Market survey of articles treated with biocides
  • Downstream use issues
  • The industry impact of the BPR
  • Pressures and approaches to developing new biocides
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Efficacy assessment for disinfectants
  • Update on activity of the biocides enforcement group
  • Legal issues under the BPR
  • US schemes/case studies for developing new biocides

On 11th May, there are two additional half-day post-Symposium workshops.  

Workshop (1)

8.30-12.00

How to build a case for an appeal under the BPR

Ruxandra Cana, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Belgium

Workshop (2)

13.00-16.30

Good practice for cooperation with other companies (sharing costs, consortia, private labelling)

Magdalena Urbanowska, Project Manager, ReachCentrum SA, Belgium

Who should attend?

Representatives of authorisation/registration holders, national Competent Authorities as well as other involved Stakeholders (producers, retailers, formulators, consultants, etc.) dealing with these issues

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training workshop Global Chemicals Regulation series

REACH Intensive Seminar

Price: £2220 (CW subscribers: £2120) 21-26 May 2017 The Lensbury, London, United Kingdom

This intensive 5-day English language training course has been designed to give participants the full picture of REACH. The course is open to a limited number of participants and a basic knowledge of classification and labelling of chemicals is an advantage.

The main focus of the course is to give participants a practical overview of the key tasks that REACH imposes and to manage the forthcoming final registration deadline in 2018.  Authorisation procedures, which are becoming increasingly relevant, will also be covered.

Participants will gain knowledge which will help their companies, clients or partners within their supply chain to safely steer through this system of chemicals management.

The expert speakers are all extensively involved in the implementation and development of the REACH concept on a daily basis. They will help participants to understand the details (including the pitfalls) involved in dealing with REACH.

There is also the option to register for a qualified certificate (demonstrating your in-depth knowledge of REACH). This involves - approximately three months after completing the training course - submitting a project report which will be reviewed by the trainers and discussed in a video meeting with the relevant tutor as well as a written examination taken via the internet.

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conference Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Chemical Allergies

Price: €249 (euros) Wednesday 24 May 2017,14:00 (view timezones) Webinar

This webinar provides a more in depth introduction into one of the most common and potentially serious chemical related injuries that can occur in the workplace; the development of an allergic reaction. It will look at what is known about the mechanism of development of an allergic response and the current testing methodologies available to assess chemicals for such effects. NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT WEBINAR WHICH TOOK PLACE IN 2016

The following will be covered during the webinar:

 Introduction to the immune system and allergies

  • Innate Vs acquired immune response
  • Categories of immunological response
  • Definition of an allergy and the two stage development of an allergic reaction.

 Basic dermatology

  • The anatomy of the skin in relation to the development of an allergic reaction The cells of the immune system involved in the development of allergic contact dermatitis
  • Factors which influence the development of allergic contact dermatitis.
  • How allergic contact dermatitis differs from irritant contact dermatitis
  • Current testing strategies for assessment of allergic contact dermatitis

 Basic structure of the respiratory tract.

  • The role of IgE and atopy in the development of an allergic reaction.
  • How respiratory allergy differs to allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Occupational asthma and work related asthma
  • Current testing strategies for the assessment of respiratory allergies

 The consequences of developing an allergy to a substance in the workplace

  • Important considerations in relation to control measures in the workplace.

 Other immunotoxicological effects

  • Including multiple chemical sensitivities, and autoimmune effects.
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CW+ conference Asia Chemicals Regulation series

AsiaHub Annual Summit 2017

Price: Free to attend 13-14 June 2017

Dates, event details and pricing tbc

conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Nordic Summit 2017

Price: Free to attend Monday 4 September 2017,09:00 Gothenburg, Sweden

Dates, further details and pricing tbc

conference Global Chemicals Regulation series

Enforcement Summit Europe 2017

Price: Free to attend 7-8 November 2017 Brussels, Belgium

Dates, event details and pricing tbc

CW+ elearning course Toxicology and Risk Assessment series

Beginner's Guide to Toxicology

Price: see description for pricing 16 October 2016-28 February 2017

The Beginner's Guide to Toxicology eLearning course consists of 18 information packed modules that give you a solid introduction to and understanding of Toxicology, with reference to the REACH regulatory framework.

An easy-to-use, convenient course
The Beginner's Guide to Toxicology is an easy-to use online course that you can pick up and put down to fit around your busy schedule - a course that runs in a web browser (on PC or Mac), on your tablet or even a smartphone - even remembering your progress so you can dive straight back in where you left off on your next session.

Engaging
With over 580 professionally-designed slides, 350 audio explanations, 120 quiz interactions, nearly 100 videos and 18 course note handouts, you're sure to find this course not only interesting but highly engaging, throughout.

Measurable outcomes
Each module features a short series of quiz questions designed to measure whether or not you’ve met the learning objectives for that section of the course, giving instant feedback on your progress.

Exclusive trainee forum
Trainees are automatically enrolled into our course-specific LinkedIn trainee group, in which our toxicology expert and fellow course trainees may network, finding answers to questions arising from the course and deepening their understanding.

Affordable learning
Low per-trainee prices, attractive group rates and reduced costs (no time out of the office or travel required) ensure you maximise returns on your training budget.

First trainee
Second trainee
Third trainee
Enrollment fee €597 (£437 | $697) €217 (£160 | $247) €205 (£150 | $229)

Trainees have access to course materials for 12 months from enollment, or longer by arrangement.

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