“New challenges in risk assessment :
Non-testing approaches in toxicology and ecotoxicology”

BelTox Annual Scientific Meeting 2013
Friday 6 December 2013: 9:00 – 18:00 hours

UCL, Louvain-La-Neuve

Auditorium Mont 01 of the Montesquieu building
Rue de Montesquieu 32 – Louvain-la-Neuve (ground floor)

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(To download the program, use the attachment at the bottom of this page)
 
Morning Session – Chair: Henk Vrijhof (Ecetoc, Brussels, Belgium)

9:00  

 

Welcome/Introduction
Henk Vrijhof/Mark Martens (BelTox)
 
9:10

 

Keynote lecture:
Perspectives of the merits and pitfalls of non testing approaches in the Tox 21 environment. A step change towards risk assessment?
Dr. Grace Patlewicz (Du Pont, Newark DE, USA)
 
10:00

 

Non-testing approaches for pharmaceuticals in Discovery
Dr. Araz Raoof (Johnson & Johnson, Beerse, Belgium)
 
10:30
 
Coffee Break & Poster Session
 
11:00

 

Non-testing approaches for pharmaceuticals in Development
Dr. Jacky van Gompel (Johnson & Johnson, Beerse, Belgium)
 
11:30

 

In silico strategies for hazard assessment of nanomaterials
Dr. Enrico Burello (TNO, Zeist, Netherlands)
 
12:00

 

BelTox General Assembly
Miranda Cornet (BelTox; UCB, Brussels)
 
12:15
 
Lunch and poster session
 
Afternoon Session – Chair: Koen Van Deun (Reflector Consulting, Belgium)

  Young Scientist Competition
Prof. Dominique Lison (BelTox, UCL, Brussels)
13:30
 
Using the zebrafish embryo as a screening tool for teratogenicity
E. Bagci, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
13:45

 

Characterization of hepatic markers and transcription factors in human Wharton’s Jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells
K. Buyl, VUB, Belgium
14:00

 

Does in vitro gastrointestinal digestion of red meat, in comparison to white meat, give rise to the formation of more cyto-and genotoxic compounds?
L. Hemeryck, Ugent, Belgium
14:15

 

A coculture model of the lung-blood barrier to study pulmonary and cardiovascular toxicity
K. Luyts, KULeuven, Belgium
14:30

 

Non-testing approaches for food
Prof. Vittorio Silano (Faculty of Medicine, II University of Rome, Italy)
 
15:00
 
Coffee Break & Poster Session
 
15:30

 

The Roles of Mechanistic Chemistry, QSARs and Read-Across in Risk Assessment for Cosmetic Ingredients
Dr. Nora Aptula (Unilever, Sharnbrook, Bedford, UK)
 
16:00

 

From non-testing approaches to field reality: A new paradigm in ecotoxicology?
Prof. Patrick Kestemont (University of Namur, Belgium)
 
16:30

 

Non-testing approaches for chemicals
Dr. Francesca Tencalla (Toxminds, Brussels, Belgium)
 
17:00

 

Closing remarks and prizes for best presentation/poster
Mark Martens (BelTox)