Final program


The XVI Symposium in Pesticide Chemistry will start at 14:30, on the 2nd of September and will end at 20:00 on the 5th of September .

Participants registration will open at 12:30 on the 3rd of September .

This edition of the Symposium in Pesticide Chemistry is a scientific cocktail of events that aims to bring together groups, consortia and individual scientists dealing with pesticides risk assessment and management. Indeed, the XVI Symposium in Pesticide Chemistry starts with “FOCUS version control stakeholder Workshop “organised by FOCUS DG SANTE Version Control Group held on September 2 (14:30-18:30), and ends with the Workshop “Drinking water management & farming – building blocks for a long-term collaboration strategy”, organised within the H2020 Project WATERPROTECT, held on September 5 (14:30-18:00).

On September 3, Dr. Richard Maycock, a scientist with a vast experience in the sector of pesticide science and near to retirement, will open the XVI Symposium on Pesticide Chemistry with a lecture on “Historical, current & future perspectives in pesticide science”. With this lecture, Dr. Maycock aims to introduce young scientists in the world of pesticide science, but also to provide to senior scientists his vision about the challenges and the future of this field.

The organising committee together with the session moderators have selected the oral and poster presentations that fit in the following sessions:

  • Monitoring of pesticides and their metabolites (Sept 3, 15:50 – 17:40)

          Chairs: Ingeborg Joris (VITO, Belgium), Nicoleta Suciu (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)

  • Pesticide Risk Assessment (I) (Sept 4, 8:30 – 10:30 )

          Chairs: Colin Brown (University of York, UK), Lucrezia Lamastra (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)

  • Pesticide Risk Assessment (II) (Sept 4, 11:00 – 13:15)

          Chairs: Uta Ulrich (Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany); Herbert Resseler (Syngenta Agro Gmbh, Germany)

  • Environmental Fate in air soil and water (I) (Sept 4, 14:10 – 15:50 )

          Chairs: Neil Mackay (Fmc Agro Ltd, UK), Luigi Lucini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)

  • Environmental Fate in air soil and water (II) (Sept 4, 16:20 – 18:35)

          Chairs: Bernard Jene (BASF SE, Germany), Begoña Miras (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)

  • Sustainable use, Ipm and Stakeholder’s response (Sept 5, 8:30 – 10:30)

          Chairs: James Garratt (Enviresearch Ltd, UK), Maura Calliera (Università Cattolica del Sacro  Cuore, Italy)

  • Ecotoxicology into fate in real world (Sept 5, 11:00 – 12:40)

          Chairs: Gabriella Fait (EFSA, Italy), Matteo Ottini (Expedia, Italy)

To see all approved oral presentations and posters, for each session, visitthe session pages below.

Accepted abstract will be published in a proceeding book and together with supplementary documentation will be open access in the website of the Symposium.

Abstract submission was due by 1st of April.

The following timetable/schedule has been set for the year 2019:

  • Call for paper, April 1 – EXTENDED to April 30
  • Preliminary program, April 10 – EXTENDED to July 6
  • Call for paper, just for posters, June 30  – EXTENDED to July 31
  • Submission final summary, June 15  – EXTENDED to July 31
  • Final submission concluded, July 1 – EXTENDED to August 1
  • Final program, August 1




Coffe breaks, Lunch breaks and Dinners are all events scheduled in the social program, get additional information here.