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Workshop 'Hazard vs. Risk Based Approaches in Food Safety Assessment'
Brussels, Belgium 02/12/2014 - 02/12/2014

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ILSI Europe with the support of 7 task forces (namely Emerging Microbiological Issues, Food Allergy, Food Intake Methodology, Novel Foods and Nanotechnology, Process Related Compounds and Natural Toxins, Risk Analysis in Food Microbiology, and Threshold of Toxicological Concern Task Forces)​ is organising a workshop on 'Hazard vs. Risk Based Approaches in Food Safety Assessment'.

PROGRAMME
You will find here the draft programme of the workshop (latest version: 29 September 2014).

BACKGROUND
The use of hazard- and risk-based approaches in the safety assessment of foods triggers a lot of discussion. In order to bring in more clarity and building on the strong expertise of its public-private scientific network, ILSI Europe together with its 7 task forces would like to proactively tackle this issue in an open workshop. The terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ are often used to mean the same thing in common language. However, there is a clear difference between the two terms when used in chemical, microbiological and allergy safety assessments of foods. Legislation is often built on hazard-based approaches where simply the presence of an agent at any detectable level might be used as the basis for legislation. In contrast, risk-based approaches try to establish acceptable levels of exposure to hazards using evidence-based risk assessment methodologies. 

GOAL and PURPOSE
The purpose of this workshop is to convene experts and to create awareness of hazard and risk-based approaches in food safety assessment. The uniqueness of this workshop is to address in one single event hazard- and risk-based approaches through case studies on chemical, microbiological and allergy safety assessment of foods.

EXPECTED OUTPUT
The output of this workshop will be a peer-reviewed publication on how risk-based approaches could be used in the safety assessment of foods from a chemical, microbiological and food allergy perspective.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The workshop is targeted to experts and researchers in chemical, microbiological and allergy food safety assessment. Stakeholders include food safety assessors from industry, government and regulatory bodies, academics and NGOs.

CONTACT
For more information on this event, please contact Mr Jeroen Schuermans, Scientific Project Manager.
 
VENUE
The event will be held at:

Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace 
Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 203 62 00 - website

The Hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace is a 4-star hotel ideally located at the Place Rogier in the centre of Brussels. The hotel is just at a 5-minute walk from the North Station and at a 30-minute drive from Brussels Airport. At the Metro Station Rogier in front of the hotel, the railway station Brussels Midi (Thalys, Eurostar) can be easily reached by tram or underground.-minute drive from Brussels Airport. At the Metro Station Rogier in front of the hotel, the railway station Brussels Midi (Thalys, Eurostar) can be easily reached by tram or underground.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
Important: Due to the limited number of seats, registrations will be on a 'first come first served basis'. Therefore, we strongly advise you to register at your earliest convenience.
 
To register online and request a hotel reservation, please click here.
 
Each registrant will receive an electronic confirmation of the registration and of the hotel booking, if requested.
 
Registration and payment of registration fees should be made by 30 October 2014. Registrations and hotel reservations received after 30 October 2014 will be accepted upon availability. Payment of registration fees can only be made by credit card (VISA or MASTER CARD). If accomodation at the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace is requested, accommodation costs have to be paid by the participant at check out.
Registration Fees
Registration fees cover:
  • Admission to the workshop and the abstract booklet
  • Buffet Lunch and refreshments during the conference on 2 December 2014
  • €150,- for registrants from academia
  • €150,- for registrants from the public sector
  • €250,- for registrants from industry
Payment
On-line registrations are only complete when the payment of the due registration fee has been received. Payment of registration fees can only be made by credit card (VISA or MASTER CARD).
 
An invoice will be sent to each participant after registration has been completed and payment has been received. If accommodation in the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace is requested, accommodation costs have to be paid by the participant at the Hotel at check-out.
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations of registrations must be made in writing to Mrs Ruth Marquet at: rmarquet@ilsieurope.be.
  • Cancellations received by 30 October 2014 will be refunded minus €50,- handling charges.
  • After 30 October 2014, no fee will be refunded but delegate substitution can be accepted if requested in writing to Mrs Ruth Marquet at: rmarquet@ilsieurope.be.
 
ACCOMODATION
A number of standard guest rooms have been pre-booked at special rates in the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace  where the workshop will take place.
 
Hotel reservations have to be made together with the on-line registration by 30 October 2014.
Hotel bookings and registrations are confirmed electronically after completion of the on-line registration and payment of the due registration fee by credit card. Payment of accommodation cost has to be made with the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace when checking-out.
 
Standard room for Single or Double occupancy: 152,-€/night 
 
Cut-off date for hotel booking:
30 October 2014
Accommodation and extras such as bar, minibar, laundry are to be paid at check-out
Rates are inclusive buffet breakfast, free access to WIFI, to the fitness centre, 7,- city tax and 10% VAT.
Official check-in time: 15.00      Official check-out time: 12.00
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations and modifications of hotel reservations must be made in writing. If not received, the hotel is entitled to charge the full stay.
  • Cancellations received in writing are free of charge until 30 October 2014.
  • For cancellations received after 30 October 2014 and in case of no-show, the Hotel will charge 100% of the stay.
Substitutions of hotel reservations are possible and should be made in writing.
For cancellations, modifications and substitutions of hotel bookings, please contact:
Ms Ruth Marquet at
rmarquet@ilsieurope.be, ( +32 2 775 91 70
 
HOW TO REACH THE VENUE
Located next to Place Rogier and the Botanical Garden, the hotel is within walking distance to the railway station Bruxelles-Nord with departures to and from Brussels Airport, and connection to Bruxelles-Midi with the International lines Eurostar and Thalys.
 
From Brussels Airport:
  • From the airport railway station, direct trains leave every 10 to 15 minutes and take you in less than 15 minutes to Bruxelles Nord railway station located at a 5-minute walk from the hotel (one way fare: 8.50€). At the station, take exit Rogier/Centre and walk straight ahead to the place Rogier. Cross over the square to reach the hotel.
    To check train schedules, click
    here.
  • A transfer by taxi will take about 40 minutes, depending on traffic, and will cost about 40,-.
From Brussels Midi:
  • Either by underground to Rogier station or by train to Bruxelles Nord railway station.
By underground:
  •  The Rogier Metro Station is located next to the hotel. Click here for the underground plan.