MODEL-EDC - Workshop
This workshop is funded as a Foresight Workshop by Euromarine with the following aims:
1. Map current assays and models of risk assessment and monitoring for Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs, that interfere with the endocrine systems), in vertebrate and invertebrate marine organisms
2. Discuss how predictive and representative current models are (mostly freshwater species) for the marine organisms, considering their great taxa diversity, their interconnection and possible biomagnification of EDC/toxicant effects across the food chain.
3. Assess the gaps in knowledge while taking into consideration exposure to single chemicals or complex mixes from a biological and chemical perspective
A first version of this workshop will be run ONLINE between 22 and 23 of November 2021 and will include two public sessions (for up to 50 inscribed participants, free of charge) with lectures from top international experts in Endocrine Disruption and Pollutant Monitoring Programs.
It will also include restricted working group discussions between these experts in ecotoxicology and endocrine disruption to review the current state of the art in terms of the EDC threats to marine organisms, current assays for evaluating and predicting risks of exposure and their limitations / applicability to the marine biosphere. This network will formulate recommendations for future actions.
Since the workshop is funded by Euromarine, registration for the open parts of the workshop (lectures) is free of charge, so all registered participants (limit of 50) can participate, on a basis of first-come, first-served.
20 participations will be reserved for students (preferentially PhD and early-career scientists). Please register here and we will respond if you were accepted, by November 10.
For registrations, we will ask for your personal data, affiliation and a short text (up to 100 words) explaining your motivation to attend (if we exceed the limit of registrations, replacement of any released or extra places can be subjected to a simple selection based on the motivation text).
Participants are expected to have general background in marine biology, pollution monitoring or related fields.
Gerald (Gary) Ankley
JOHN PAUL BIGNELL
RON VAN DER OOST
Online (via zoom)