Assessing the risk from transgenic plants: The next step forward

Venue: Den Norske Veritas

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event Date/Time: Feb 03, 2003 End Date/Time: Feb 04, 2003
Registration Date: Jan 10, 2003
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Description

Program:

Monday 3rd of February

9.00 - 9.30
Registration

9.30 - 9.45
Conference opening and welcome

Session 1 - Risk Perception in Society
9.45 - 10.45
TBA

10:45 - 11.00
Coffee break

Session 2 - Risk assessment and GMOs
11:00 - 11:45
Risk and risk assessment; from oil production to mad cows. Philip Comer, DNV.

11:45 - 12:30
The biology of GM plants: in the present and in the future. TBA.

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch

Session 3 - Risk Assessment of GM Plants
14:00 - 14:30
The uncertainties unique to GMOs Prof. Terje Traavik, University of Tromsø.

14:30 - 15:00
Risk and uncertainty of GMOs; an industry perspective. Dr. Kristoffer Vamling, Svalöf Weibull AB BASF, Sweden

15:00 - 15:30
Discussion

15:30 - 15:45
Coffee/fruit break

15:45 - 16:30
Current Norwegian, EU and International regulatory requirements in environmental risk assessment of GMOs. Jan Husby, DN.

16:30 - 17:15
Defining endpoints for risk assessment of GM plants. Alan Raybould, Syngenta, UK.

17:15 - 17:30
Discussion

18.30 - 19.30
Henie Onstad art gallery guided tour

19.30 -
Dinner - Bølgen & Moi

Tuesday 4th of February
Session 4 - Identifying parameters of use in the risk assessment of GM plants

09.00 - 09.40
Measuring invasiveness of exotic plants: Can the same parameters be used for predicting GMO invasiveness?

9.40 - 10.20
Measuring and quantifying gene flow and introgression from crop plants into wild relatives. Rikke Bagger Jørgensen, DK

10.20 - 10:40
Discussion

10:40 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 11:40
Parameters suited for quantitative risk assessment of GM plants. Dr Rosemary Hails, CEH, Oxford.

11.40 - 12.20
Selection of suitable non-target organisms for risk assessment purposes. Dr Angelika Hilbeck, Zurich.

12.20 - 12.30
Discussion

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch

Session 5 - Design and execution of an appropriate post-release monitoring system
14:00 - 14:15
Industry representative

14:15 - 14:30
NGO representative

14:30 - 14:45
Discussion

Session 6 - Round table discussion on risk assessments in theory and in practice Panel discussion with representatives of the industry, NGO, regulatory authorities, academia, media
Jan Husby, Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management
NGO, representative
Alan Raybould, Syngenta
Rikke Bagger Jørgensen
Rosemary Hails, Oxford
Angelika Hilbeck, Zurich

16:00 - 16:10
Concluding remarks. Werner Christie

Venue

Veritasveien 1, Hovik
Oslo
Norway
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Price $345 Further details are found at the conference URL