“Food Safety: Toxicology from Farm to Fork”

BelTox Annual Scientific Meeting 2014
Thursday 4 December 2014: 9:00 – 17:30 hours

Thomas More Campus, Geel

Auditorium 1
Kleinhoefstraat 4, 2440 Geel

This meeting is sponsored by:


 

Program
 

(To download the program, use the attachment at the bottom of this page)
 
Morning Session-Chair: Wim Penning (BelTox)

9:00  

 

Welcome/Introduction
Mark Martens (BelTox)
 
9:20

 

Keynote lecture:
Challenges in Food Safety in the EU
Carmen Garau, Head of the Enforcement Unit, DG SANCO (EU Commission, Brussels)
10:00

 

Toxicological Assessment of Pesticides for the Evaluation of Consumer Risk in the EU
Philippe Castelain (WIV-ISP, Brussels Belgium)
 
10:30
 
Coffee Break & Poster Session
 
11:00

 

Current State of Knowledge of the Safety of Bisphenol A in Food
Dieter Beyer (Bayer, Wuppertal, Germany)
 
11:30      

 

Risk Assessment of Food Contaminants: Dioxins, PCBs, Mycotoxins
Frans Verstraete (EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium)
 
12:00

 

BelTox General Assembly
Miranda Cornet (BelTox)
 
12:15
 
Lunch and poster session
 
Afternoon Session – Chair: Arno Gutleb (BelTox)

            

     13:30

     13:45

    
     14:00

     14:15

Young Scientist Competition:
Dominique Lison (BelTox, UCL, Brussels)
Transient Receptor Potential Channels in a Mouse Model of Isocyanate-Induced Airway Hyperresponsiveness
Fien Devos (KULeuven)

Elucidating Toxicological Mechanisms of Current Flame Retardants by Monitoring Molecular Processes using a Multiple Endpoint Bacterial Reporter Assay
Boris Krivochiev (University of Antwerp)

You are what you eat: Silica and Silver Nanoparticles in Food Affect the Gut Microbiota in Mice.
Hélène Lecloux (UCL, Brussels)

In vitro Study toward the Endocrine Activity and the Genotoxic Potential of Migration Products from Plastic Baby Bottle
Coraline Simon (Université de Liège)
 

14:30

 

Screening of Plasticisers for their Effects on the Developing Male Reproductive System
Cliff Elcombe (CXR, Dundee, UK)
15:00
 
Coffee Break & Poster Session
 
15:30

 

Evaluation and Re-evaluation of the Sweetener Aspartame: What did we learn?
George E.N. Kass (EFSA, Italy)
16:00

 

Chemical Food Safety of Aquaculture Product from South-East Asia
Marie-Louise Scippo (University of Liège, Belgium)
 
16:30

 

Scientific Approach for Recall of Foodstuffs
Peter Hoet (FAVV/AFSCA, Brussels – KULeuven, Belgium)
17:00

 

Closing remarks and prizes for best presentation/poster
New president BelTox
 

Organizing Committee
Mark Martens, Willem Penning, Arno Gutleb, Henk Vrijhof, Marleen Hallam and Sonia Pulinckx