Programme Day 1

Day 1: Thursday 14 November 2013


Welcome and Keynotes

10.30 - 10.40
Welcome from the Organizers (Georg Rebernig EAA Rüdiger Baunemann, PlasticsEurope)
10.40 - 11.00
PROLOGUE: The Precautionary Principle - just common sense?"
André Gaszo Senior Scientist, Austrian Academy of Sciences
11.00 - 11.20

Keynote from EU-Parliament (Jörg Leichtfried, MEP)

11.20 - 11.40

Keynote from the Three Chemical Conventions registered at UNEP (Jim Willis, Executive Secretary Stockholm/Basel/Rotterdam Conventions.


EU-REGULATIONS – obstacle or asset in a global market?

11.40 - 12.00 Global versus European Environmental Governance (Hans Bruyninckx, EEA)
12.00 - 12.20 An American’s Views (Michael Taylor, SPI)
12.20 - 12.40 Paradigms in Europe, Middle East & Far East (Roger Van der Linden, Borealis)

Lunch

13.30 - 13.50
The Future of Research and Innovation from Europe 
13.50 - 14.10

Industry – Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? (Thomas Jakl, Austrian Ministry of Environment) 

14.10 - 14.30

 Panel + Public Discussion


ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION – applying new scientific concepts still under dispute?

14.30 - 14.50 The OECD Approach to testing and assessment of endocrine disruptors (Bob Diderich, OECD)
14.50 - 15.10 Bisphenol A - the ANSES approach to risk assessment (Jean-Nicolas Ormsby, ANSES)

Coffee

15.40 - 16.00 Plasticizer - Exposure of the general population and gaps in knowledge (Hermann Fromme)
16.00 - 16.20 BPA – Interpretation of Science (Jacques Ragot, Bayer MaterialScience)
16.20 - 16.40 Panel + Public Discussion
16.40 - 17.00 Closing of DAY 1, Announcements for the Evening
18.30

 Guided Tours and Dinner at the KHM Fine Arts Museum 

* to be confirmed

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