04 Sep 2020 - 04 Sep 2020

Workshop: Moving persistence assessments into the 21st century

The Workshop “Moving persistence assessments into the 21st century” will take place on 01 September 2020, in Helsinki, Finland (Hotel Clarion, Tyynenmerenkatu 2, 00220).

The objective of this workshop is to report on this recent work at ECETOC, Concawe and Cefic-LRI (including sharing the outcomes of the last workshop in 2018), but also to receive input from key stakeholders to advance the improvement of persistence testing, and evaluations to support effective chemicals management activities.

The workshop will include presentation from key stakeholders, with breaks and open discussions to share ideas and refine the approaches to WoE and testing approaches developed by ECETOC, Concawe, Cefic-LRI and others.

Targeted audience: Technical and decision makers at regulatory bodies, academia and industry working with biodegradation/persistence assessment.

The Cefic LRI and Concawe workshop in 2018 on recent developments in science supportive to the persistence/biodegradation assessment gathered around 80 participants, almost half of which were representatives from regulatory bodies. The key findings from the 2018 workshop are available here.

The 2020 workshop is by invitation only. More information coming soon!