Welcome to open EDC Symposium

We are happy to welcome you to a one day symposium on EDCs on May 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The symposium consists of three sessions; one presenting national and international research initiatives, one to set the stakeholder context and one purely scientific session with invited speakers.


To participate at the symposium you need to register and pay a registration fee 625 SEK/65EUR that will cover lunch and coffee. The registration is now closed.



Venue: Main Auditorium, The Swedish Museum of Natural History, Frescativägen 40, Stockholm

Moderator: Eva Krutmeijer, Senior Science Communicator


8.30 Registration and breakfast (Fossilen)
9.00 Opening and Welcome address – Dr. Åke Bergman, Swetox Södertälje


Session I: Ongoing Projects relevant to EDC research in EU.

9.10 EuroMix – Dr. Jacob van Klaveren (Coordinator), RIVM, Utrecht
9.30 EDC-MixRisk – Dr. Joëlle Rüegg (Vice Coordinator), Swetox Södertälje
9.50 EU ToxRisk – Dr. Ian Cotgreave, Swetox Södertälje
10.10 The Swedish research project: EDC-2020 – Dr. Emma Wincent, Swetox Södertälje
10.30 Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring (IPCheM) – Dr. Sharon Munn, Systems
Toxicology, Institute for Health & Consumer Protection, JRC
10.50 Coffee break (Fossilen)


Session II: Science to policy on EDCs

11.10 The most important messages from science to policy in 15 minutes
11.25 Dialogue w Ms. Lena Ek, former MEP and Minister of Environment and Dr. Åke Bergman
11.45 Regulations on EDCs – the process – Dr. Gregory Moore, Swedish Chemicals Agency
12.00 The science, lobbying and policy – Key note by journalist Stéphane Horel
12:30 Lunch (Linnérummet)


Session III: Scientific highlights on EDC research

13.30 Experimental EDC mixture research – Dr. Ulla Hass, Technical University of Denmark
14.00 Thyroid research highlights – Dr. R.Thomas Zoeller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
14.30 Coffee break (Fossilen)
15.00 Methods in EDC research – Dr. Juliette Legler, Brunel University London
15.30 Japan Environment and Children’s Study – Dr. Shoji Nakayama, National Institute for
Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
16.00 A solution to the UNEP/WHO request on methods for evaluating evidence on EDCs
– Dr. Marlene Ågerstrand, Stockholm University
16.30 Closure


Download the program, pdf version:




For more information please contact Project Manager Gabor Borbely, Swetox

gabor.borbely@swetox.se, office: +46 8 524 88532, mob: +46 76 4000227


Organisers: EDC-MixRisk and EDC-2020

EDC-2020 is a five-year research program on endocrine disrupting chemicals financed by approx. one million euro a year by the Swedish Research Council Formas on behalf of the Swedish Government. The core of the project is five research areas and a training program. Eleven national universities are joint together in the efforts of EDC-2020. Read more at: http://swetox.se/en/research/edc-2020/


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