"Trends in Metals Toxicity and Ecotoxicity"

BelTox Annual Scientific Meeting, 8 December 2011

Lamot Conference Center, Mechelen

(To download the program, use the attachment at the bottom of this page)
8:30 – 9:00
 
Registration and welcome

Morning Session – Chair: Francesca Tencalla

9:00 – 9:05
 
Welcome
Mark Martens (President BELTOX)
 
9:05 – 10:00 Keynote lecture:
Metals: Looking forward based on the REACH experience
Colin Janssen (UGhent) and Violaine Verougstraete (Eurometaux)
 
10:00 – 10:30
 
Coffee Break & Poster Session
 
10:30 – 12:15
 
Young Scientist competition
7 x 15 min presentations
 

12:15- 12:30
12:30 – 13:30
 

Election of the new BelTox Steering Committee
Lunch and Poster Session
Afternoon Session – Chair: Patrick Kestemont

13:30 – 14:00
 
Environmental bioavailability
Patrick van Sprang (ARCHE consulting)
 
14:00 – 14:30
 
Bioaccessibility Testing and Its Application to Read-across
for hazard assessment and risk characterisation of metals

Adriana Oller (Nickel Institute)
 
14:30 – 15:00
 
Particularities of metals testing
Rodger Battersby (EBRC)
 
15:30 – 16:00
 
Coffee Break and Poster Session
 
16:00 – 16:30
 
From observations to toxicogenomic responses of toxic metal exposure in the population
Tim Nawrot (University of Hasselt)
 
16:30 – 17:00
 
Case study: Cobalt-toxicology as a driver for product development
Steven Verbeckmoes (Umicore)
 
17:00 – 17:30

Proclamation of winning presentations and posters

17:30
 
Closing comments – Dominique Lison