Organisation of Workshops & Meetings

Organisation of conferences and workshops, presentation of scientific results

Due to the participation in numerous research projects ECT is experienced in organising workshops and project meetings. We offer the following services in our own premises or at other locations:

  • Organisation of workshops and conferences
  • Identification and invitation of speakers
  • Invitation of participants
  • Moderation of the workshop or conference
  • Proceedings and summary records

Examples of such events organised or co-organised by ECT with participant numbers ranging from approx. 20 to 150 people:

  • SETAC Europe 14th Special Science Symposium ‘Soil biodiversity: what do we know and how to protect it from adverse effects of plant protection products and other chemicals’ (Marivaux Congress & Seminar Center, Brussels, Belgium, 19-20 November 2019)
  • Risk management strategies for parasiticides used in pasture animals (German Environment Agency, Dessau, Germany, 18-19 January 2017)
  • Topical scientific workshop on soil risk assessment (ECHA, Helsinki, Finland, 7-8 October 2015)
  • Expert workshop ‘Prioritisation and intelligent testing of pharmaceuticals’ within the iPiE project (Barcelona, Spain, 8 May 2015)
  • The first global soil biodiversity conference (Palais de Congres, Dijon, France, 2-5 December 2014)
  • 11th International symposium on Enchytraeidae (Haus Ohrbeck, Georgsmarienhütte near Osnabrück, Germany, 25-27 July 2014)
  • 10th International symposium on earthworm ecology (The Classic Center, Athens, Georgia, USA, 22-27 June 2014)
  • Soil biodiversity and regulation of soil structure and water infiltration (ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Flörsheim/Main, Germany, 26-27 May 2014)
  • Environmental monitoring and risk management of substances of high concern (German Environment Agency, Dessau, Germany, 12-13 November 2013)
  • Improved strategy to assess chemical persistence at the water-sediment interface (Cefic LRI-ECO18 technical workshop, ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Flörsheim/Main, 24-25 October 2013)
  • Antibiotic resistance in the environment – inclusion in the environmental risk assessment of antibiotics? (German Environment Agency, Berlin, Germany, 4 July 2013)
  • Transformation of veterinary medicinal products and biocides in (liquid) manure (technical workshops, ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Flörsheim/Main, 18-19 April 2013, and Giessen University, 25-26 September 2014)
  • 10th International symposium on Enchytraeidae (University of Coimbra, Portugal, 13-14 August 2012)
  • Climate change and chemicals: interactive effects on biodiversity of soil and water organisms (Hessen-Agentur, Wiesbaden, Germany, 26 January 2012)
  • Ecotoxicologia com oligoquetas: métodos, práticas e importância (Universitaria Positiva, Curitiba, Brazil, 8-10 August 2011).
  • Soil biodiversity (German Environment Agency, Dessau, Germany, 6-7 June 2011)
  • Effects of veterinary pharmaceuticals on dung biodiversity (University of Montpellier, France, 31 March – 1 April 2011, and ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Flörsheim/Main, Germany, 4-5 October 2012)
  • Substances of very high concern under REACH – (II) Substances with endocrine disrupting properties. Moderation of a workshop of the German Environment Agency (Berlin, Germany, 6-7 December 2010)
  • Guideline implementation of dung fauna studies for the environmental risk assessment of veterinary pharmaceuticals (German Environment Agency, Aveiro, Portugal, 2007, and Berlin, Germany, 2008)
  • International conference on pharmaceuticals in the environment (Central Science Laboratory, York, U.K., September 2007)
  • Ring test of the test method ‘Bioaccumulation: soil test using terrestrial Oligochaetes’ (Coimbra/Curia, Portugal, May 2007)
  • European ring test – ecotoxicological characterisation of waste (German Environment Agency, Berlin, Germany, 2007)
  • Environmental risk assessment of veterinary medicines (German Environment Agency, Berlin, Germany, December 2006)
  • Relevance of endocrine disrupting substances and pharmaceuticals in surface water (German Environment Agency, Dessau, Germany, October 2006)
  • Optimisation of ecotoxicological test methods for routine use (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Hamburg, Germany, 2006)
  • Effects of plant protection products on functional endpoints in soil (EPFES) (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Lisbon, Portugal, 2003)
  • Approaches for biological assessment strategies in soil protection (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Bonn, Germany, 2002)

In addition, colleagues of ECT regularly participate in meetings, workshops and conferences throughout the world as speakers and chairpersons (e.g. with German authorities, industry, OECD, OSPAR and SETAC).

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