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Conference Announcements


IUPAC-TACTRI/COA International Workshop on Pesticides 2000: Harmonization of Pesticide Management - Regulation, Monitoring, and Evaluation

3-6 October 2000
Taichung, Taiwan

This workshop will be sponsored by IUPAC's Commission on Agrochemicals and the Environment (VI.4) and hosted by the Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute, Council of Agriculture (TACTRI/COA).

The IUPAC Commission on Agrochemicals and the Environment seeks to advance research understanding and promote environmental stewardship and human safety with agrochemicals through its publications, international pesticide congresses, and regional workshops. This workshop, following highly successful IUPAC-sponsored scientific meetings during the past several years in London; Sao Paulo; Washington, DC; and Bangkok, continues the initiative to encourage exchange of the latest information on pesticide management approaches and to advance the most practical and scientific approaches around the world.

The workshop will include keynote lectures and poster presentations on the following topics:

1. Pesticide regulation

  • harmonized approaches for pesticide registration
  • international standards for technical grade pesticides
  • international standards for pesticide MRLs
  • international trade: export and import considerations
  • pesticide standards for water quality
  • regulation of biotechnology products
  • regulation and training requirements for applicators

2. Residue analysis and monitoring

  • advances in analysis methods for crops
  • advances in analysis methods for soil and water
  • advances in analysis methods for seafood
  • sampling considerations for residue monitoring programs
  • monitoring results for crops
  • monitoring results for seafood
  • monitoring results for soil and water

3. Risk assessment and management

  • toxicological considerations for human health assessment
  • chronic and acute dietary intake assessment
  • measurement and mitigation of applicator exposure\ manufacturing practices to minimize worker and environmental impacts
  • ecological impact assessment of pesticides
  • practices to minimize pesticide waste disposal impacts
  • development of pesticides with reduced risk characteristics
  • government perspectives on risk management options

Workshop delegates will have the opportunity to visit laboratories engaged in pesticide residue analysis, pest management, agricultural environment protection, and toxicity studies during a tour of the facilities at the TACTRI headquarters. TACTRI is on the outskirts of Taichung City, located in central Taiwan; the area has a population of one million people and is the cultural and economic heart of the central Taiwan region. Local tourist attractions include parts of the city center with Buddhist and Taoist temples, the Confucius Shrine, Cultural Center, Museums of Fine Arts and Natural Science History, as well as Sun Moon Lake and the Hsitou Forest Recreation Area.

For additional information, contact Sue-Sun Wong, Taiwan Agriculture Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute, Council of Agriculture (TACTRI/COA), 11 Kung-Ming Road, Wufeng, Taichung Hsien, Taiwan; E-mail: sswong@tactri.gov.tw; Tel.: +886 4 3302101, Ext. 401; Fax: +886 4 3324738; Web site: http://www.tactri.gov.tw/.

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