About the symposium

Integrated Testing Strategies for REACH
From Science to practical implementation

REACH, the European Union regulation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals, has entered into force to protect human health and the environment from the risks arising from the use of chemicals, while maintaining and improving competitiveness. REACH is also a complex and far-reaching piece of the EU-legislation. Industry should register their chemicals by submitting a registration dossier that includes information requirements for endpoints on environment and human health. In order to optimize the use of existing information and minimize animal testing, integrated testing strategies are being developed.

REACH Guidance Documents are available to explain how to carry out a chemical safety assessment. They also give guidance on the information requirements and alternative testing methods. Understand what is asked for under REACH and learn about the science behind REACH and the integrated testing strategies.

This 2 days symposium gives you an overview of the most relevant topics for the information requirements in relation to REACH. Top Experts from the government, industry and academia present a comprehensive overview of the available methods and explain the theory behind testing strategies.

The pre-registration of chemicals for REACH starts on 1 June and closes on 1 December 2008. After pre-registration, the Substance Information Exchange Forum will provide the means to exchange information on a substance to share of required tests and reduce costs and time. The symposium wil help you to be prepared and know the scientific background to optimize testing strategies for the full registration.


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