Seminars & Webinars: April 2014
The Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) lecture series explores topics in science, technology, and industry through professional networking receptions and lectures by industry leaders. The symposium ran from 10:30 – 2:00 pm, and the presentation portions of the program were also be available as a live webcast beginning at noon on chemheritage.org/live [Chemical Risk Policy: April 10, 2014 Joseph Priestley Society Symposium video]. The event was moderated by Lawrence D. Sloan, president and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), with panelists V. M. (Jim) DeLisi, president, Fanwood Chemical, Inc., and Lynn L. Bergeson. Click here for more information.
The Korea Chemical Management Association’s annual chemical policy conference was expected to draw record attendance due to the global interest in The Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH) as the January 1, 2015, effective date approaches. Leslie S. MacDougall gave a presentation on the similarities and differences between K-REACH and U.S. chemical assessment and management.. Click here for more information.
The European Union Biocidal Products Regulation dramatically changes the way biocidal active substances and products, as well as many products not traditionally considered biocidal products, are regulated under European law. Practical aspects of this new regulatory system are subtly different from those in other jurisdictions, EU neighboring countries, and the US. Companies exporting to the EU as a component of their global business must ensure that their supply chains and product designs are compliant with the regulation.
The webinar, presented by Bloomberg BNA and featuring Andrew R. Bourne, Lisa R. Burchi, and Lara A. Hall, was focused on existing industry norms and explore how current standard practices are affected by the new developments in EU biocides regulation. The current trends in the EU biocides regulatory landscape will be compared to the U.S. system (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)), and the time and practical steps necessary to bring a product to market in the U.S. and EU were contrasted. 1.5 hours of CPE or CLE credit. Click here for more information