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]

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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


Purpose:  Convene high-level thought leaders to learn about recent RISK21-related developments and get feedback on ongoing / future challenges in chemical risk assessment.

  • Basic information on RISK21
  • Overview of RISK21 applications / examples (several selected case studies)
  • Panel discussion on challenges / barriers / opportunities


8:30     Registration & coffee


9:00     Introduction and purpose of this meeting

            Syril Pettit, HESI


9:15     RISK21 “101”

Michelle Embry, HESI


9:45     Problem Formulation and Risk Assessment Formulation Tool (RAFT)

Sandrine Deglin, HESI


10:05   Using the RISK21 Approach for prioritization of chemicals in drinking water

Tara Barton-Maclaren, Health Canada


10:35   Coffee Break


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

            Anna Lowit, USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs


11:35   Application of RISK21 for ecological risk assessment

Ted Valenti, Syngenta


12:05   Discussion & wrap-up

            Sam Cohen, University of Nebraska Medical Center


12:30   Adjourn stakeholder discussion (lunch provided)


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     The Ecological Risk Classification Approach:  Prioritization of Organic Substances on the Canadian DSL using RISK21 Concepts

            Mark Bonnell, ECCC


3:30     Coffee Break


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

            Camila Moreira, ANVISA


4:30     Case Study from Europe – Euromix project

            Speaker TBD


5:00     Poster Platform presentations (4 selected posters will be briefly presented, 5 minutes each) 


5:30     Wrap-up and plan for Day 2

            Maria Trainer, APVMA


6:00     Poster session & reception





8:30     Coffee


9:00     Using Risk21 to Prioritize Applications and Exposure-Driven Refinements for Plant Protection Products

            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)


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 1 report-outs / discussion


3:30     Wrap-up

            Doug Wolf, Syngenta


4:00     Adjourn


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HESI's mission is to collaboratively identify and help resolve global health and environmental challenges through the engagement of scientists from academia, government, industry, clinical practice, research institutes and NGOs.


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