The EPRW is the leading European meeting for the presentation and discussion of the latest concepts and developments in the field of pesticide residues in food and drink.  The objective of this well established and internationally recognized format is to provide a platform for the exchange of information and experience in the field and to bring together people from each of the relevant sectors.

Speakers of international reputation in the field have been invited and we are confident that the scientific level of the meeting will be particularly high.

The Final Program is ready and we are happy to share with you here below the topics that will be covered:

  • Development and Application of Pesticide Residue (PR) Analytical Methods
  • Toxicology and Risk Assessment
  • Regulatory issues and Monitoring

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Final Program

The topic of the Themed Day, Wednesday the 25th of May, will be “Sampling, Sample Preparation and Sample Processing”


THEMED DAY, Wednesday 25 May 2016

Topic: Sampling, Sample Preparation and Sample Processing

Dr ‘Αrpad Ambrus
Retired scientific adviser of the National Food Chain Safety Office
Topic of Presentation: Contribution of sample processing to variability and accuracy of measured residues

Dr Michelangelo Anastassiades
CVUA Stuttgart
Topic of Presentation: Pesticides which require special treatment during processing / homogenization and extraction

Dr Mette Erecius Poulsen
DTU , National Food Institute
EURL-CF , Denmark
Topic of Presentation: How to optimize sample processing and homogenization of cereals

Dr Ralf Lippold
State Institute for Chemical and Veterinary Analysis , EURL-A , Germany
Topic of Presentation: Monitoring of Pesticide Residues in meat and Regulation issues on muscle and fat samples

Dr Jo Marie Cook
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Bureau of Chemical Residue Laboratories
Topic of Presentation: Theory and practical aspects of (laboratory) sampling – Principles of high quality sample processing

Dr Thomas Anspach
Eurofins Dr. SpechtLaboratorien, Germany
Topic of Presentation:How to process the Laboratory Sample in a High-Throughput Contract Lab

Dr Manol Roussev
WesslingGroup , Germany
Topic of Presentation:The use of liquid nitrogen for quick and easy cryogenic milling of fruit and vegetable samples

KEYNOTE LECTURES, Tuesday 24 May 2016

Dr Bruno Dujardin
EFSA- European Food Safety
Authority ,
Pesticide Unit
Topic of Presentation:Improving the review of MRLs with a particular focus on the analytical aspects –Challenges faced by EFSA

Dr Thierry Delatour
Nestec Ltd NRC-Analytical Sciences
Competence Pillar
Topic of Presentation:Research and Quality Control of Pesticicdes in Food: A Transnational Company Perspective


Dr Veerle Vanheusden
European Commission DG  SANTE – Unit E4 – Sector pesticides residues
Topic of Presentation: Current activities of the European Commission in the area of Pesticides Residues

Dr Daniela Brocca
EFSA – European Food Safety Authority  Pesticide Unit
Topic of Presentation:Monitoring of Pesticicdes Residues in Food in EU

Dr Amadeo Fernandez
University of Almeria
Topic of Presentation: EURL-FV Experiences on the evaluation of accurate mass platforms for Pesticicdes Residues analysis in Fruit and Vegetables

Dr Hans Mol
RIKILT- WageningenUR , The Netherlands
Topic of Presentation:GC-Orbitrap MS: Finally catching up with LC

Lucie Humbert
Section Pesticides
SCL Laboratoire de Montpellier,
Topic of Presentation:LC QTOF in routine analysis

Professor Alan Felsot
Entomology & Environmental Toxicology Washington State University , USA
Topic of Presentation:Toxicology of Glyphosate

Dr Michael Herrmann
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany
Topic of Presentation:The influence of industrial processing on Residue levels present in raw materials (New BfR Database on Processing Factors)

Dr Stella Canna Michaelidou
President of the National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health, Cyprus
Topic of Presentation: The impact of pesticides on fetus and children: Their special vulnerability to neurotoxic and endocrin disrupting pesticides

Dr Caroline Harris
Corporate VicePresident  , Principal Scientist and Centre Director Exponent International Limited, UK

Topic of Presentation:  Toxicology testing and consumer risk assessment for agrochemicals – is our plate any safer?point of view

Prof Jana Hajslova
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Topic of Presentation: Challenges offered by Ion-Mobility MS in Pesticide Residue Analysis of Complex Matrices

Dr Katerina Mastovska
Covance Laboratories
Topic of Presentation:  Development and validation of a large multiresidue LC-MS/MS method using on-line dilution and other features useful for routine analysis

Dr Jian Wang
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada
Topic of Presentation: Development and Validation of a Qualitative Method for Screening Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables using UHPLC/ESI Q-Orbitrap based on a Compound Database Approach

Dr Sadat Nawaz
Fera Science Ltd, United Kingdom
Topic of Presentation: Multi-residue analyses – challenges and possible solutions

Dr Jochen Heidler
Topic of Presentation: How to Tackle Extraction Efficiency – A Proposal

Dr George Miliadis
Food Allergens Laboratory
Topic of Presentation: Problems encountered in LC-MS/MS Analysis for the determination of Pesicide Residues in Food: Solvent, Matrix and Carry Over effects

Jim Garvey
The Pesticide Control Laboratory, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Topic of Presentation: Analysis of problematic pesticides by Gas Chromatography using Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionisation as an alternative ion source 

Ms Britt Maestroni
Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Applications in Food and Agriculture, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
Topic of Presentation: A comparison of two approaches for the robustness testing of an analytical method

Mrs Fanny Hildmann
Saxon State Laboratory of Health and Veterinary Affairs – Department of Pesticides, Dresden, Germany
Topic of Presentation: Pesticide residues in chicken eggs – A sample preparation methodology for analysis by GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS

Mr Victor Cutillas
University of Almeria, Spain
Topic of Presentation: Improvement of multiresidue method for pesticide analysis in high fat and protein content commodities by using multiple clean up steps.

Mr Eric Eichhorn
CVUA Stuttgart, Germany
Topic of Presentation: Selective analysis of bromide via LC-MS/MS and comparison with traditional GC-based method

Mrs Friederike Habedank
Landesamt für Landwirtschaft, Lebensmittelsicherheit und Fischerei, Germany
Topic of Presentation: Disclosure of pesticide metabolites by reprocessing full scan data of macp routine samples

Mr Michael Kresse
Eurofins Sofia G, Germany
Topic of Presentation: Simultaneous determination of pesticides, mycotoxins, and metabolites as well as other contaminants in cereals by LC x LC-MS/MS


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