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Science Fellows Symposium 2009

The APVMA conducted a symposium, “Current Topics In Understanding Pesticide Risks”, at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Black Mountain, Canberra on 30 March 2009.

The symposium was of interest to those involved in the pesticide industry, community groups, farmer group representatives and government departments.

The symposium included the following presentations, and summaries of these will be made available soon.

Time Title Presenter
10:15 Herbicide Resistance and Its Management in Australia Professor Stephen Powles – Director of the Western Australia Herbicide Resistance Initiative, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia.
11:00 Toxicology of chemical mixtures – are we any closer to a rational risk assessment methodology? Professor Brian Priestly – Professorial Fellow, Dept of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine and Director of the Australian Centre for Human Health Risk Assessment, Monash University.
11:45 The Science of Spray Drift Management Dr Andrew Hewitt – Director of the Centre for Pesticide  Application and Safety, University of Queensland and Manager, Chemical Applications Research and Training, Lincoln University.
1:30 Minimising Offsite Migration of Pesticides and Ecological Risk Reduction Dr Rai Kookana – Senior Principal Research Scientist, Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research, CSIRO Land and Water.
2:15 Environmental Carcinogenic Risk Appraisal and Its Impact on the Community Professor Bernard Stewart – Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales and Director of the South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Health Cancer Control Program.