DIRECTORATE GENERAL HEALTH AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: RISK ANALYSIS AND ITS ROLE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

18 and 19 July 2000
Brussels, Charlemagne-Building

Tuesday, 18 July 2000

8:30 – 10:00 Registration

Opening Address

10:00 – 10:30 David Byrne, Member of the European Commission, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection

Session I:

REFLECTIONS ON RISK

10:30 – 10:40 Chairman: Arpad Somogyi, Evaluation of Health Risks Unit, Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission

10:40 - 11:10 Risks and Society Ortwin Renn, Akademie für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany

11:10 – 11:40 Risks to Human Health John D. Graham, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

11:40 – 12:10  Hopes and Risks: The Case of Pharmaceuticals Fernand Sauer, The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products, London, United Kingdom

12:10 - 14:00 Lunch

II: RISK ASSESSMENT

14:00 - 14:10 Chairman: David R. Lineback, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park, Maryland, USA

14:10 – 14:30 Toxicological Risk Assessment James W. Bridges, University of Surrey, European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Guilford, United Kingdom

14:30 – 14:40 Discussion

14:40 – 15:00 Microbiological Risk Assessment Servé H.W. Notermans, TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, Zeist, The Netherlands

15:00 – 15:10 Discussion

15:10 – 15:40  Coffee break

15:40 - 16:00  Nutritional Risk Assessment Ibrahim Elmadfa, Institut für Ernährungswissenschaften der Universität Wien, Wien, Austria

16:00 - 16:10 Discussion

16:10 - 16:30 Qualitative versus Quantitative Risk Assessment Andrew Renwick, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

16:30 – 16:50 Discussion

16:50 - 17:10  A Compass for Risk Analysis Fritz H. Kemper, Environmental Specimen Bank for Human Tissues, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Muenster, Germany

17:10 – 17:20 Discussion

18:00 – 20:00 Reception in the Charlemagne Building

Wednesday, 19 July 2000

Session III: RISK MANAGEMENT

09:00 - 09:10 Chairman: Vittorio Silano, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy

09:10 - 09:30 Preventive Risk Management Stuart A. Slorach, National Food Administration, Uppsala, Sweden

09:30 - 09:40 Discussion

09:40 - 10:00 Industry’s View on Risk Management Jean-Fran?ois Molle, Danone, Paris, France

10:00 - 10:10 Discussion

10:10 - 10:30 The Precautionary Principle Daniele Franzone, Industrial Installations and Biotechnology Unit, Directorate General Environment, European Commission

10:30 – 10:40 Discussion

10:40 - 11:00 Coffee break

Session IV: RISK COMMUNICATION

11:00 - 11:10 Chairman: Gérard Pascal, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris, France; Chairman of the Scientific Steering Committee of the European Commission

11:10 – 11:30  Effective Risk Communication William Leiss, The Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa; University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

11:30 - 11:40 Discussion

11:40 - 12:00 The Particular Responsibility of the Media Andreas Oldag, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Brussels, Belgium

12:00 - 12:10 Discussion

12:10 - 12:30 Stakeholders in Risk Communication Iona Pratt, Health and Safety Authority, Dublin, Ireland

12:30 - 12:40 Discussion

12:40 - 14:15 Lunch

Session V: OUTLOOK ON RISK ANALYSIS

14:15 - 14:25 Chairman: Robert J. Coleman, Director General for Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission

14:25 – 14:55 Special Lecture: Risk Analysis: Past, Present and FutureCharnley, Health Risk Strategies, Washington, D.C., USA

14:55 – 15:15 Science Robert Kroes, University of Utrecht, Research Institute of Toxicology, Utrecht, The Netherlands

15:15 - 15:35 Industry Michael E. Knowles, Coca-Cola Greater Europe, Brussels, Belgium

15:35 - 15:55 Consumers Jim Murray, Bureau Européen des Unions des Consommateurs (BEUC) Brussels, Belgium

15:55 - 17:00 General Discussion Closing Remarks

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