Come hear from Australia’s top scientific minds at APVMA Science Day

Chief Scientist Phil Reeves APVMA
6 September 2017
Phil Reeves, Chief Scientist

I want to remind you to secure your seat at our upcoming APVMA Science Day on Wednesday 13 September here in Canberra.

The day is an opportunity to hear from expert speakers on new scientific developments and innovations in agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemical regulation in Australia and the opportunities and challenges these present.  

We’ve designed a program that will cater to the broad interests of the regulatory science community and I’d encourage anyone working in or studying agvet science to come along.  Here’s a quick look at what’s instore.

To start the day I will be talking about the APVMA’s regulatory framework, our priorities and what the future holds.

Dr Rai Kookana and Professorial Research Fellow, Neena Mitter will next be presenting on the implications of pesticide developments including ecological risk assessment of nano-enabled pesticides and innovative crop protection products.

We’ll then change perspectives and hear about three very different and interesting topics. Dr Robert J Dobson will explore developments for estimating drug efficacy and efficacy confidence limits. Professor Barbara Nowak will delve into the latest on aquatic animal health issues, and Professor Peter Gregg will tackle the changes in pest management issues in cotton, a significant issue for Australian Industry.

To conclude the day we have a very exciting and interesting talk to tie it all together from Dr Melanie Bagg who will be discussing how we as scientists, regulators and industry members can communicate innovations in agriculture and animal science to the Australian public. A talk I am sure we will have many different views on.

There will also be panel discussions throughout the day and plenty of time for networking and discussions.

In case our Science Day isn’t enough, feel free to also get along to day two of our industry sessions. The second day, Thursday 14th September, takes a different format, where our staff will be providing updates to industry on a range of business improvements and other initiatives the APVMA is undertaking.

You can read the full program on our website and make sure you register to get your seat. I hope to see you there. 

APVMA Science day is on 13 September 2017 in Canberra. The theme of the event is science and regulation in a changing environmen