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Day 1 – Member Day

Day 2 – PhD day

08.30 – 09.30 Registration 07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.30 – 09.40 Opening 08.30 – 09.00 Registration
09.40 – 10.30

Keynote lecture – Matthias Herzler (BfR)

The Times, They Are A-Changin‘ – on the Role and Responsibilities of Regulatory Toxicologists in the Life and Times of the European Green Deal

09.00 – 09.10 Opening
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break + poster session 09.10 – 10.00

Keynote lecture –  Majorie van Duursen (VU)

Thirty years after “Wingspread” – endocrine disrupting chemicals: past, present and future

11.00 – 12.00

Session: PhD platform

Hedwig van Hove (Radboudumc)
Wenbo Wu (Maastricht University)
Tim Somers (Radboudumc)

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break + poster session
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch + poster session NVT business meeting 10.30 – 12.00

Session: PhD / MSc speed presentations

Victor Amstutz (Maastricht University)
Leonie Czernik (Radboudumc)
Maxime Birza (UU)
Adele Selma Ferrario (KWR)
Charlotte Hoogstraten (Radboudumc)
Yara Minten (VU)
Laura Samrani (RIVM)
Damian Roelofsen (Radboudumc)
Christy Tulen (Maastricht University)

13.30 – 15.00

Session: Non-standard endpoints

Nico van den Brink (WUR)
Harm Heusinkveld (RIVM)

Raymond Pieters (UU)

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch + poster session
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break + poster session 13.00 – 15.00 Workshop  Safe by design Theatre skills workshop  PROAST Benchmark dose modelling
15.30 – 17.00

Session: Next generation risk assessment

Dinant Kroese (TNO) 
Andrew White (Unilever)
Mark Cronin (LJMU)

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break + poster session
17.00 – 17.30 Joep van den Bercken prize 2022 15.30 – 16.30 Career session
17.30 – 18.00 Future-proofing NVT 16.30 – 17.00 Award ceremony
18.00 – 19.00 Reception with drinks 17.00 – 19.00 Reception with drinks
19.00 – 20.30 Dinner
21.00 – … Evening programme

* During this session, one workshop can be attended. In the registration form you are asked to select two workshops that you prefer most. You will be assigned to one of the workshops with taking your preferences into consideration. Content of workshops is described below.

1. Workshop Safe by design (by Dr. Mirjam Schuiff & Wessel Teunisse):
Advanced technologies such as biotechnology and nanotechnology create exciting new opportunities for product development in many branches of industry. For example, biotechnology offers possibilities to produce renewable raw materials for chemicals and fuels while nanomedicine provide better options for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

A critical success factor in the implementation of any type of new technology is that its safety for society, human health and the environment is adequately governed. However, the potential risks of a new chemical or material are generally addressed only in a relatively late stage of the research and development process, when the product is already close to market. In addition, regulatory frameworks need time to adapt their governance of novel products, especially if the innovation leads to large uncertainties in societal, human and environmental health risks.

After an introduction into the (developing) concepts of Safe-by-Design and Safe Innovation, the participants will play an interactive Serious Game, revolving around a fictive case of an innovative product.

At the end of the workshop, participants have learned what potential risks need to be considered and how they can be addressed at an early stage of product research and development.

2. Theatre skills workshop (by Artesc): If you are curious to experience what theatre skills can do for your presenting this is the place to be. In a couple of hours you will learn what it takes to make every phrase, glance and gesture support your performance on stage regardless of the size of the audience.

You will discover why audiences lose their attention and what you can do to prevent that from happening. The next thing you will discover is that subtle changes in your performance have tremendous impact on your audience.

In this two hours workshop we will unravel the secrets of theatre performance that can make your presentations inescapable.


3. PROAST Benchmark dose (BMD) modelling: PROAST is a software package developed by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) and has been developed for the analysis of toxicological dose-response data by the benchmark dose approach. PROAST can handle continuous, quantal and ordinal data and can also be used to analyse different subgroups (e.g. sexes, compounds, studies) of dose-response data in a single analysis. However, it has a much wider range of applicability, and can be used for (nonlinear) regression in general by replacing the term ‘dose’ with any other independent variable. In this workshop, Bas Bokkers from RIVM will teach you the basics of using PROAST in an interactive session.