Decision Orientated Risk Assessment of Chemicals  
Date: Wednesday 25th June 2003
Time: 11.45 - 13.30
Location: Room 5B 37, European Parliament, Brussels
  An insight and understanding of risk assessment in relation to consumer products and how risk assessment methodologies relate to new the Chemical Policy and the proposed REACH legislation.
  Speakers: Professor Konrad Hungerbühler, Professor of Safety and Environmental Technology in the Chemical Engineering department ETH, Zurich  
  Professor Konrad Hungerbuhler is Professor for Safety and Environmental Technology in the Chemical Engineering Department at ETH, Zurich. His research focuses on the development of tools and methods for ecoefficient and inherently safe products and processes. He emphasises the early stages of process and product development where broad freedom in design coincides with high uncertainty. His specialty is in the area of environmental and risk-orientated design of chemical products and processes. Professor Hungerbuhler studied chemical engineering at ETH Zurich, receiving the ETH Medal for his doctoral dissertation. He joined the central chemical engineering department of Ciba in 1979 and subsequently set up a process development group at the company's Grenzach production plant. He was Head of Research in Ciba's Textile division in Basel before returning to ETH where he was appointed as full professor in 1994.
  Hosting MEP: Dagmar Roth-Behrendt  
  Dagmar Roth-Behrendt , MEP is a member of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands and sits with the Party of European Socialists (PSE) in the European Parliament. She is a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy and is involved in promoting relationships between the EU and Australia and New Zealand. She has been the PSE's spokesperson on environment, health policy and consumer protection since 1989. Frau Roth-Behrendt was chair of the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into BSE.  
  Co-sponsor: SETAC  
  The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), a global professional, nonprofit organization is comprised of more than 5,000 individuals from more than 70 countries in the fields of environmental chemistry and toxicology, biology, ecology, atmospheric sciences, health sciences, earth sciences, and environmental engineering. Members are involved in diverse areas such as environmental education, research, environmental management, regulation, life-cycle assessment risk assessment, and chemical manufacture and distribution. SETAC's members are drawn equally from academia, regulatory bodies and industry. The Society has operating units in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa.

  Other Information:  
  • All seminars are in English unless otherwise indicated.

  • All seminars are free. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.

  • Seminars are open to all, however seats are given on a first-come first-served basis and there is no actual guarantee of reserving a seat.

  • All registrants will be personally contacted by e-mail at the latest one week before the event regarding their request.
  • For security reasons, it is preferable to register at least one week prior to the event. People submitting later registrations may be refused entry to the Parliament.
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  Prof. Konrad Hungerbühler
Hosting MEP:
  Dagmar Roth-Behrendt
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