25 Years of Successful Training

Scientific Conference on Safety Assessment “Safety is the Key”

15–16 June 2023
Petersberg/Bonn, Germany

350 € + VAT


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Welcome Dinner

Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023
18:30 – 22:00 hrs

Location: at the Rotunde (conference hotel)
Fee: 90 €

We will start our anniversary event with a Welcome Dinner on the evening prior to the conference. With a flying buffet and a relaxed atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to talk to like-minded people and make new contacts. Networking in an informal and relaxed way.


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Dinner Cruise Rhine

Date: Friday, 16 June 2023
Time: 18:00 – 22:00 hrs

Location: at the Theresia (ship), Pier Königswinter
Fee: 120 €

A boat trip on the Rhine? A must for visitors to Bonn. Plus delicious, traditional food and drinks from the region combined with the lights of the city reflected on the water. This is how we close our 25th anniversary. Please note that the number of tickets is limited.


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We have provided contingents for you in different hotels. In both hotels you can access the rooms with the keyword: SafetyAssessor25. Please contact the respective hotel directly. Bookings through us are not possible.

Steigenberger Grandhotel & Spa Petersberg (Conference Hotel)

Petersberg 53639 Königswinter/Bonn, Germany
285 € in a single room per night incl. breakfast

YARD Bad Honnef

Hauptstraße 22, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany
86 € in a single room per night incl. breakfast
Contact: info@hotel-badhonnef.com


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Arrival by Train

In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, we offer you an environmentally friendly and low-priced journey to and from the event.

Compared to the regular fare, you can save up to 59% (depending on the route and booking class – available for 1st and 2nd class).

Book your train ticket now


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We offer transfer at fixed times to Brussels Airport and Siegburg/Bonn train station from where you can get direct trains to all destinations, e.g. Frankfurt airport. Additionally a shuttle service between the YARD and Petersberg Hotel will be provided.

Details on departure times and dates can be found within the registration process.

Please note: in case the minimum number of participants (10 people) will not be reached, the return trip has to be organized individually. You will be informed about 3 weeks before the event.


Welcome & Introduction

Time Title Speaker
08:30 Welcome coffee
09:00 Welcome words Birgit Huber (IKW)
Dr. Andrea Weber (DGK)
John Chave (Cosmetics Europe)
09:15 Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in the EU Kristin Schreiber (European Commission)
09:30 Safety of Cosmetics – Some Observations Prof. Dr. Gerhard Eisenbrand

Session A: Safety Assessment of Cosmetics

Chair: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Eisenbrand

Time Title Speaker
09:45 Newest Evaluations and Strategies from CIR Dr. Bart Heldreth (Cosmetic Ingredient Review)
10:05 Guidance and safety evaluations of the SCCS Prof. Dr. Vera Rogiers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
10:25 Evaluation of Cosmetic Ingredients at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment PD Dr. Ralph Pirow (BfR)
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Evaluating the Safety of Perfume Ingredients Dr. Danielle Botelho (RIFM)
11:35 The Importance of a Dermatological Network Prof. Dr. Johannes Geier (IVDK)
11:55 Experiences of Ingredient Evaluations from a Canadian and ICCR Perspective Eric Vaillancourt (Health Canada)
12:15 The Non-Animal Strategy for Cosmetic Ingredients Erin H. Hill, CEO (ICCS)
12:35 Lunch

Session B: Case Studies

Chairs: Dr. Andrea Weber, DGK; Birgit Huber, IKW

Time Title Speaker
13:45 Exposure Study on Babies Cronan McNamara
Sarah Tozer
14:05 Sunscreens: Safety and Benefits Dr. Christopher Krüger
PD Dr. Nicole Braun
14:25 Endocrine Disruptors: Science and Regulation Dr. Thomas Broschard
Dr. Rizos-Georgios Manikas
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Aluminium – Dermal Bioavailability and Safety PD Dr. Ralph Pirow
Dr. David Mason
15:35 Hair dyes – History of Safety Dr. Eric Dufour
Prof. Dr. Brunhilde Bloemeke
15:55 Nanomaterials – Regulation and Analytics Dr. Florian Schellauf
Claudia Baumung
17:00 End


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25 Years of DGK/IKW Training for Safety Assessors
Scientific Conference “Safety is the Key”


15–16 June 2023

Steigenberger Grandhotel & Spa Petersberg
Petersberg, 53639 Königswinter

Conference fee: 350 EUR + VAT


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