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                          2019

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May

2019

 

SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

May 26-30, 2019 | Helsinki, Finland

SETAC Helsinki is a 5-day event featuring a variety of training, networking and learning opportunities. You cannot miss this event if you are interested in emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry. Between 2,000 and 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government, representing an average of 60 countries, provides a unique networking opportunity and a chance for cross-collaboration long after the closing session.

 

2nd New Approach Methodologies Use for Regulatory Application (NURA) Training

May 14-15, 2019 | Gaithersburg, Maryland 

Companies submitting information to EPA under TSCA are learning how to incorporate New Approach Methodologies (NAMs). This knowledge is becoming valuable for FIFRA and other international regulations. Come familiarize yourself with how to incorporate these useful methods into your testing strategies, consulting, and safety assessments. PCRM and Institute For In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) have partnered with regulators, industry personnel, and toxicology experts to host another FREE training that you won’t want to miss.

Program highlights:

  • Expert presentations and demonstrations outlining currently available in vitro methods for skin sensitization, eye irritation, and more
  • Hands-on demonstrations with the latest QSAR, cheminformatics, and other computational tools
  • EPA’s implementation of the strategic plan for NAMs and the New Chemical Program
  • How to incorporate exposure assessment and green chemistry using NAMs
  • Contract organizations and consultants for NAMs

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33rd Annual Genotoxicity Workshop

May 14-15, 2019 | Johns Hopkins University, Rockville, Maryland

Join us for the 33rd annual Genotoxicity Workshop on May 14 & 15 and enjoy a two-day agenda filled with detailed presentations and in-depth discussions. Hear from industry experts, as well as fellow participants from regulatory agencies. Admission is free. This workshop is ideal for people new to genetic toxicology, and experts wanting to learn the latest advancements.

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14th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

May 7-9, 2019 | Cincinnati, Ohio

The GC3 Innovators Roundtable is a dynamic forum for business leaders to exchange strategies and best practices on how to accelerate green chemistry innovation and adoption, and to network to form new partnerships and collaborative projects. The Roundtable presents a unique opportunity for businesses to connect across supply chains and sectors.

GC3 members and non-members are welcome to attend.

To see the conference proceedings and agenda from the 2018 Roundtable, click here.

 

4th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference

May 5-8, 2019 | Dresden, Germany

This high-level conference will address a range of broad topics highlighting the role of chemistry in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including in developing countries.

As with previous events in the series, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for researchers running start-up companies, or considering starting a company based on their scientific research, to gain valuable advice and insight.

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June

2019

 

23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and 9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry


June 11-13, 2019 | Reston, Virginia

The Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, has been a meeting ground for advancing sustainable science and solutions since 1997.

The International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GSC) brings the global green chemistry community together every other year to share research and education initiatives. The last GSC was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2017.

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute is pleased to bring these two events together for three days of oral and poster sessions, keynotes, social events, and workshops in the Washington DC metro region. Join us at this unique event!

July

2019

Chemical Watch Webinar: The end of plastics in electronics?

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

For a discussion on the potential elimination of plastics in electronic products, join Chemical Watch for their free webinar, The end of plastics in electronics? Presented by Michael Kirschner (Design Chain Associates) and Lauren Heine (MaterialWise), this webinar will address the regulations, long-term implications, and what you – and the electronics industry – can and should be doing about this potential outcome. 

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September

2019
OSHA 7225 Transitioning to Safer Chemicals

September 5-6, 2019 | Spokane, Washington 

This course will guide participants through OSHA’s substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer. OSHA 7225 is for professionals at all levels of chemistry understanding who play a role in product and materials selection.

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Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship Online Certification Program - Course I: Sustainability, Toxicology, and Human Health

Deadline to Register for Course I: September 14 - Course Occurs: September 23 to December 6, 2019

This certification program is endorsed by the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment. This course provides an overview of fundamental principles of toxicology, human health, and material science. Participants will review their own business’ sustainability drivers and barriers while investigating the health and environmental hazards that contribute to human disease.

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October

2019

Inadvertently Produced PCBs in Inks and Pigments Workshop Partnerships for Innovation Solutions

October 8-9, 2019 | Spokane, Washington

The Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (SRRTTF) is exploring actions to keep PCBs from entering the Spokane River. As part of this effort, the Task Force is co-hosting an informational workshop to address inadvertent PCBs in inks and pigments and the downstream products that are manufactured using those inks and pigments. 

The workshop will convene leaders working collaboratively to explore innovative reduction strategies. Invited participants include: SRRTTF members, pigment and ink manufacturers, industries that utilize pigments and inks, downstream suppliers of paper and packaging, industry organizations, nongovernmental organizations, recyclers, procurement experts and regulators.

The workshop is being co-sponsored by the SRRTTF, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and Northwest Green Chemistry (NGC)

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GreenScreen – An Effective Tool and Methodology to Compare Chemical Hazards and Identify Safer Alternatives

October 28, 2019 | Online Webinar 

The European Chemicals Agency is hosting an introductory webinar on GreenScreen, organized by A4 member, Shari Franjevic of Clean Production Action.  This webinar introduces the GreenScreen methodology and tool for a European audience. You will hear examples of how companies and US authorities are using it to find safer alternatives to substances of concern.

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November

2019

SETAC North America 

November 3-7, 2019 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The meeting will emphasize the need for environmental scientists and managers from all sectors (e.g., academia, business, government, non-profit, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations) to work together at a global scale to address shared environmental challenges. Under such a paradigm, discrete technical advances would be leveraged to create harmonized approaches towards mutual solutions. The meeting offers opportunities to focus on transboundary issues within a holistic system approach.

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IC2 Webinar: Firefighting Foams: Practical Considerations to Going Fluorine-free

November 19, 2019 from 3 PM - 4:30 PM EST | Online Webinar 

Learn about:

  • Why fluorine-based firefighting foams are a concern
  • Regulatory scan – global, US
  • Alternatives – performance and their environmental profiles
  • Practical considerations - training, equipment, and costs
  • Cleanout and disposal methods for fluorinated foams

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Ortho-phthalates and Bisphenol A and their Alternatives in Food Packaging Public Workshop

November 19, 2019 | Sacramento, California

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has been working to evaluate food packaging containing Ortho-phthalates (OPs) and/or Bisphenol A (BPA) under the 2018-2020 Priority Product Workplan. DTSC is concerned about the potential for dietary exposures to OPs and BPA from food packaging, and the potential adverse impacts these exposures may have on human health.

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December 

2019

The BizNGO 2019 Annual Meeting

December 10-11, 2019 | Boston, MA



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OSHA 7225 Transitioning to Safer Chemicals

December 11-12, 2019 | Seattle, Washington

This course will guide participants through OSHA’s substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer. OSHA 7225 is for professionals at all levels of chemistry understanding who play a role in product and materials selection.

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New Approach Methodology Use for Regulatory Application: Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment

December 11-12, 2019 | Houston, Texas

This 2-day event elaborates on Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA) and Integrated Testing Strategies (ITS) by providing dynamic demonstrations on how these tools can be used and how they fit into internal and regulatory safety assessment contexts.

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Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship Online Certification Program - Course II: Principles of Green Chemistry

Deadline to Register for Course II: December 28 - Course Occurs: January 6 to March 13, 2020

This certification program is endorsed by the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment. This course provides fundamental principles of green chemistry, including the human and ecological reasons for considering less toxic alternatives and the various green applications to chemical design. This course also provides an overview of new tools and cutting edge research for the design of 21st century chemicals that minimize hazards to health and the environment.

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                          2020

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January

2020

Workshop on the substitution of chemicals in the textile sector

January 9, 2020 | Paris, France


This workshop, organised by INERIS in collaboration with the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, aims to bring together actors from the textile sector, as well as civil society stakeholders, in order to promote exchanges on the challenges, obstacles and drivers of chemical substitution in this sector. It will also be an opportunity to communicate on the needs and availability of alternatives, and to report on the industrial implementation of alternative solutions.

Note that the language of the workshop will be French.

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Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) and their Alternatives in Food Packaging Workshop

January 14, 2020 | Sacramento, California

On January 14, 2020, DTSC will be hosting a day-long public workshop on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), and their alternatives, in food packaging. The meeting, which will include presentations and panel discussions, will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room at the CalEPA Headquarters, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California and via webcast.

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Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop

January 13-16, 2020 | Gaithersburg, MD

Whether you are just beginning to use in vitro tests or you have strategically integrated non-animal methods within your testing programs, this four-day intensive workshop will provide the scientific information and expertise you need.

  • Attend multiple presentations from IIVS scientists and other experts in the field with a Q&A session following each presentation.
  • Learn new and novel assay techniques. 
  • Explore assays in-depth with a daily focus on a specific test method.
  • Gain a better understanding of assay data through case studies for each assay conducted in the lab. 

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The Toxicology Forum 44th Annual Winter Meeting

January 27-29, 2020 | Tysons, Virginia

A program emphasizing dialogue on a number of complex topics in toxicology. Bringing together scientists from industry, government, academia, and interest groups, the goal of the meeting is to build a better understanding through dialogue in a collegial and engaging environment for all participants.

Sessions:

January 27, 2020: 8 AM - 12 PM

Use of New Approach Methodologies in Risk Characterization of PFAS: Challenges and Opportunities

January 28, 2020: 8 AM - 12 PM

High-Throughput Screening Data and Use of Other In Vitro NAMs in Toxicological Evaluations—Advances, Opportunities, and Challenges 20 Years into the 21st Century.

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Workshop on substituting problematic chemicals

January 30-31 2020 | Vienna, Austria


The workshop will introduce the latest developments in EU substitution policy and show what this can mean for businesses. Matchmaking slots and three thematic discussion groups will be arranged:

      1. Chromate in the surface coating
      2. Preservative in paints and detergents
      3. Detergents in textile care

The workshop targets companies with experience in substitution processes willing to actively contribute to the workshop discussions and learn from other participants.
Note that the language of the workshop will be mostly German.

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February

2020

Advancing GreenScreen Assessments with ToxServices' ToxFMD Screened Chemistry Library Webinar

Tune in February 13th at 12:00 PM EST to hear from Shari Franjevic of Clean Production Action and Jennifer Tanir of ToxServices LLC to learn more about ToxServices' ToxFMD Screened Chemistry Library, which contains almost 1,000 GreenScreen assessments, including 200 BM-1 assessments that are freely and publicly available. Learn how the ToxServices' database of GreenScreen assessments can support you in selecting safer chemicals for your products and supply chains. Register for the webinar. 

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March

2020

PFAS AA Webinar

March 3, 2020 at 2 PM ET| Webinar Online

 

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