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Agenda

Preliminary program. Please check back for further details.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

8:30 am - 9:00 am        

Breakfast & Registration

LOCATION: Klamath Room

9:00 am - 9:15 am       

Welcome and Opening Remarks

LOCATION: Coastal Room

Presenters: 

Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Matt Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental Protection 

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Keynote

LOCATION: Coastal Room

Presenter: 

Mary O'Brien, author of Making Better Environmental Decisions: An Alternative to Risk Assessment

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Session 1. History and Landscape of Alternatives Assessment and Informed Substitution 

LOCATION: Coastal Room

Presenters: 

Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Lothar Lieck, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

Helen HolderHewlett Packard Labs

Liz Harriman, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Additional Presenter TBA

10:30 am - 10:45 am        

Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm            

Session 2. The State of the Science of Alternatives Assessment Methods

LOCATION: Coastal Room

Moderator: Alex Stone

 

Hazard Assessment

Presenter: Cathy Rudisill, SRC, Inc.

Comparative Exposure Evaluation

Presenter: Meg Whittaker, ToxServices

Essential Emergent Aspects

Presenter: Lauren Heine, Northwest Green Chemistry

Decision Analysis

Presenter: Tim Malloy, UCLA

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Table Discussion

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm           

Lunch

LOCATION: Klamath Room

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Session 3. Developments in Alternatives Assessment Methods

LOCATION: Coastal Room, Klamath Room, Training Room 1 East & West, 

Training Room 2 East & West

Presenters will be selected from submitted abstracts

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm        

Break

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 4. Panel: Lessons Learned from Alternatives Assessment and Adoption

LOCATION: Coastal Room

Panelists:

XiaoYing ZhouSafer Consumer Products Program, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Brian Penttila, WA Dept. of Ecology

Elke Van Asbroeck, Alperion

Linda GallegosLevi Strauss & Co.

Ryan D. CanatseyThe Sherwin-Williams Company

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Poster Session & Exhibit Hall

LOCATION: Atrium

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Cocktail Reception

Friday, November 2, 2018

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

LOCATION: Klamath Room

8:30 am - 8:45 am            

Welcome and Day 1 Review

LOCATION: Coastal Room

Presenters: 

Karl Palmer, Safer Consumer Products Branch, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Rick Woychik, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Session 5. Capacity Needs for Building the Field and Practice 

LOCATION: Coastal Room

 

Panelists:

Elaine Cohen Hubal, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kevin Masterson, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Matti Vainio, European Chemicals Agency

Saskia van BergenWashington State Department of Ecology

 

Discussant:

Pam Spencer, ANGUS Chemical Company

10:00 am - 10:15 am 

Break

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Session 6. Small Group Discussions: Advancing the Field of Alternatives Assessment

This group of sessions provides an opportunity for participants to engage in a facilitated discussion with their colleagues to dive deeper into topics of interest. Attendees can choose from one of the following discussions.

Capacity-Building and Training

LOCATION: Coastal

Developing Best Practices, Standards and Alignment

LOCATION: Klamath

The Nexus between Alternatives Assessment, Informed Substitution, and Sustainable Design

LOCATION: Training Room 1

(Optional) Further Discussion Of An Emergent Theme From The Symposium

LOCATION: Training Room 2

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

LOCATION: Coastal Room

Presenters: 

Roger McFadden, Canberra Corporation

Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Karl Palmer, Safer Consumer Products Branch, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

12:30 pm        

Adjourn

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Optional Short Course

Assessing Exposure to Chemicals in Consumer Products for Alternatives Assessment