HESI Risk Assessment Summit 2020: Challenges and Applications

Tue, February 18 2020, 8:00 AM - Wed, February 19 2020, 4:00 PM [EST]

806 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20005, United States

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Tue, February 18 2020, 8:00 AM - Wed, February 19 2020, 4:00 PM [EST]

Hotel Sofitel, 806 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20005, United States.


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Note:  This is a DRAFT agenda and should not be circulated broadly – most speakers and topics are proposed and subject to change



 RISK21 Stakeholder Discussion

8:30    Registration and Light Breakfast


9:00    Introduction and purpose of this meeting

            Syril Pettit, HESI

9:15    RISK21 “101”

Michelle Embry, HESI

9:45    Integrating problem formulation to the RISK21 framework

Sandrine Deglin, HESI

10:05  Exposure and hazard driven prioritization for evaluation of chemicals in Canadian drinking water

Tara Barton-Maclaren, Health Canada

10:35  Coffee Break

11:05  Study waivers for risk assessment of pesticides at USEPA

            Anna Lowit, USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs

11:35  Application of RISK21 for ecological risk assessment from the perspective of pesticide registration in the United States

Ted Valenti, Syngenta

12:05  Discussion and wrap-up

            Sam Cohen, University of Nebraska Medical Center


12:30  Lunch (Provided in the Opaline Bar Area)

 Risk Assessment Summit

Purpose:  Expand the use and uptake of the RISK21 framework (more basically, the key risk assessment principles below) as a decision, discussion, and communication support tool for human health and ecological risk assessment and management decisions.  Via specific case examples, illustrate the utility of problem formulation-based, exposure-led framework.


1:30    Exploring a potential role for the RISK21 roadmap and matrix in the Canadian re-evaluation process for pesticides

Yadvinder Bhuller, Health Canada PMRA

2:00    Use of RISK21 for communication of absolute and comparative risks: the case of glyphosate use in different countries

            Angelo Moretto, University of Milan & Marcelo Wolansky, University of Buenos Aires

2:30    Chemical Prioritization in Practice: Application of RISK21 Principles for Drinking Water Risk Assessment

            Kelly Magurany, NSF International

3:00    Version 2.0 of the Ecological Risk Classification (ERC) Approach for Prioritizing Organic Chemicals in Canada

            Mark Bonnell, ECCC

3:30    Coffee Break

4:00    Active ingredient reevaluation to improve the risk assessment of pesticide exposure in Brazil

            Juliana Braz, ANVISA

4:30    RISK21 activities organized by ILSI Argentina

            Eliana Munarriz, University of Buenos Aires

5:00    Wrap-up and plan for Day 2

            Maria Trainer, APVMA

5:30    Poster session and reception



8:30    Light Breakfast

9:00    Using RISK21 to optimize plant protection product formulations and application methods

Edward Chikwana, Corteva

9:30    USFDA example – metal mixtures in food

            Alexandra Turley, USFDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

10:00  Breakout session 1

This session will provide an opportunity to discuss various needs, challenges and barriers in the risk assessment space.

11:15  Breakout session 1 report-outs / discussion

12:15  Lunch (Provided in the Opaline Bar Area)

1:15   Breakout session 2 (strategic planning)

The goal of this session will be to define a path forward to maximize the use of science-based, transparent and fit-for-purpose risk assessment. The discussion will focus on potential actionable steps for increasing collaboration and growing the community of practice in the risk assessment field.  

2:30    Breakout session 2 report-outs / discussion

3:30    Wrap-up

            Doug Wolf, Syngenta

4:00    Adjourn


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