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University of Hull holds Post Pre-registration conference Print

‘Pre-registration is behind us, and now the hard work of complying with REACH really begins’.  That was the message of the REACH Post Pre-registration Conference held at The University of Hull on 13th January 2009.    This successful conference, which was attended by 55 delegates from across the EU and as far away as Korea, China and the USA, was to take stock of the REACH implementation process to date, and look forward to what lies ahead. 

The morning session started with a look back at the pre-registration phase by key note speaker, Dr Derek Knight, Senior Scientific Advisor at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and Mike Potts of the UK REACH Competant Authority.  In the afternoon the focussed turned to the next phase of REACH, registration, and the challenges that face industry in terms of substance data gathering, exposure assessment, data sharing and the legal aspects of working in SIEFs and consortia.  

The Tess project was represented at the conference by Mouna Zachary and Amanda Foulkes, both of the University of Hull.  Mouna presented on the use of (Q)SAR and Read Across for the prediction of substance data, making refernce to her work within the TESS toolbox.  Amanda spoke generally about the TESS toolbox and the tools that have been developed to help SMEs comply with REACH and ensure sustainability for the future. 

The conference was organised by the Environmental Technologies Centre of Industrial Collaboration at the University of Hull, and sponsored by Humber Chemical Focus.

For a full review of the event click here...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 March 2009 )
 
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