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REACH Congress 2016

Building on the success of the 2014 and 2015 events in Düsseldorf, there will be a very strong presentation programme and panel discussions on a range of relevant topics.  

The two-day event will start with a pre-event Discussion Forum on Substance Identity for REACH Registrations, followed by a drinks reception.

Day one will begin with a keynote presentation and a session on the current status of REACH. Confirmed speakers, all of whom have direct experience of their respective subject include: Jodie Quirke (Legal Officer, DG Environment) on the Implementing Regulation, Ying Zhu (REACHLaw) on the SVHC Roadmap and Claudio Mereu (Fieldfisher) on BOA decisions.

In the afternoon, to keep the programme lively post-lunch, we have an expert panel to answer questions from participants and discuss current REACH challenges.

The day will close (before the drinks reception) with a more international flavour on how REACH has influenced non-EU regions and what this means for European industry. Confirmed speakers include Petra Weber (Clariant) on data sharing on a global scale and Dr. Michael Cleuvers (Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH) on developments in East Asia.

Day 2 starts with a range of industry case-studies for example metals and alloys from Hugo Waeterschoot (Eurometaux) followed by a session on those technical and highlights which are key to successfully navigating the REACH environment.

The purpose of the technical highlights is to inform a generalist audience such that understanding and decision-making is improved. These topics will include endocrine disruption (should you worry?, what should you do?), the role of QSARs (an easy way to addressing data requirements from Professor Mark Cronin, Liverpool John Moore University, and the role of epidemiology from Gerard Swaen (Maastricht University). We will also include a panel discussion on the one-generation reproduction data requirement hosted by experienced practising toxicologists (Steven Renault, Envigo and Ailsa Jackson, Covance) and a toxicology consultant (David Andrew, TSGE Consulting).

To view the latest REACH Congress programme and confirmed speakers, please visit our website

Composites UK Members receive a 10% discount on delegate fees at this event. Log in to the members area for the discount code or contact the office for this.


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