Smithers Viscient presents Experts Insight Webinar Series in-conjunction with Agrow.

HARROGATE, UK – July 11th, 2018 – Smithers Viscient, a global contract research organization (CRO), today announced an Experts Insight Webinar Series in-conjunction with Agrow.
 
“Smithers Viscient is delighted to host a webinar series, sharing scientific expertise and knowledge with our clients from around the globe,” said Craig Draper, PhD, Vice President, Global Commercial Development of Smithers Viscient EU, continues, “The highly topical webinars provide expert insight into the challenging and involving world of science in support of regulatory requirements.”
 
The schedule of Smithers Viscient webinar series is:

July 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM Eastern Time "An overview of the draft guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009." Presenter: Biever; Ron.

Last December the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a joint, harmonized, draft guidance document: Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009. The guidance laid out the scientific criteria necessary to evaluate the endocrine disrupting potential of plant protection products (PPP) and biocidal products (BP). The guidance is limited to humans and non-target vertebrates (mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles) and only covers estrogen, androgen, thyroid and steroidogenesis (EATS) modalities.

This webinar will discuss key aspects of the EFSA and ECHA document “Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009.”  We will review new key phrases such as “EATS mediated parameters”, new considerations including maximum tolerated concentrations in ecotoxicology studies, the relevant OECD tests and potential strategies for gathering and collecting the necessary data for assessment. We will also walk through the assessment strategy flow chart using the new terminology and understanding where and apply the guideline test methods.

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July 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM Eastern Time “Conduct of plant metabolism and translocation studies with crop protection products – An examination of case studies.” Presenters: McLaughlin; Sean, Cooper; Thea and Lewis; Chris.

Plant metabolism studies, including confined rotational crop studies, are an important component of the registration of plant protection products. The USA, EU and Japan all require such testing as required by the following guidelines of the U.S. EPA Residue Chemistry Guidelines, OPPTS 860.1300: Nature of the Residue - Plants, Livestock. The OECD 501 (Metabolism in Crops) and OECD 502 (Metabolism in Rotational Crops) guidelines satisfy the requirements of the EU regulation EC 1107/2009 and the data requirements for active ingredients (EU 283/2013) and in Japan, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (12-Nousan-No. 8147, 2-4-1, 2000) are followed. Similarly, translocation studies in plants have also become increasingly important in the safety assessment of these products, especially in relationship to pollinator insects.

Plant metabolism studies, including confined rotational crop studies, are a required for the registration of plant protection products. This webinar will highlight case studies that demonstrate the functional conduct of these studies from planting to dosing and from harvesting to analysis.  Example projects using tomato and other crops will highlight the potential impact on the risk assessment of plant protection products. 

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For more Information visit www.smithersviscient/events

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About Smithers Viscient
Smithers Viscient is a global contract research organization. The company delivers a comprehensive range of ecotoxicologyenvironmental fatemetabolism and chemistry services, for the pharmaceutical, crop protection, chemical, and consumer household product industries.  Pollinator testing capabilities include laboratory-based studies, semi-field, and field exposures. With laboratories located in North America and Europe, Smithers Viscient, has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for 45 years. For more information about Smithers Viscient’s environmental regulatory testing solutions, visit http://smithersviscient.com/.
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