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- First international workshop on the food and environmental safety assessment of genetically modified animals -

 

5-9 September 2011, Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

 

Rationale:

Genetically modified animals intended for commercial production are approaching the market. As a result, international organizations and the national authorities of a number of countries are developing frameworks for the food and environmental safety assessment of genetically modified animals.

This Workshop will review the emerging elements of regulatory frameworks for the food and environmental safety assessment of genetically modified animals and related technologies. It is intended primarily for a global exchange among professionals working for regulatory agencies, biosafety specialists and animal biotechnology experts. The main objectives of the workshop are disseminating guidance and experiences, enhancing regulatory cooperation and promoting capacity building initiatives.

 

Topics to be covered:

- Technologies for the production of recombinant-DNA animals and animal clones.

- Developing applications of recombinant-DNA animals for food and agriculture.

- Environmental safety assessment of recombinant-DNA animals and animal clones.

- Food safety assessment of recombinant-DNA animals and animal clones.

- Other non-safety (socioeconomic, legal, ethical) issues at stake.

- Current capacity building needs.

 

Important information:

The workshop will be conducted in English only. A selection process will be applied on the applications received, taking into account the purpose of the workshop, as well as the available resources. The workshop itself is free of charge. In order to apply for participating in the workshop, please send your participation form by email to gmanimal2011@minagri.gob.ar

 

Note: the timeframe for applying to ICGEB or UNU-BIOLAC fellowships is closed. Applications of participants willing to cover their own personal (travel, accommodation, meals, etc.) costs will be received up to the week before the event.

 

Download Participation Form

 

The speaker list includes regulators and experts from most regions of the world. An international audience is also secured through the support of sponsor institutions. The program also includes field visits and debate sessions.

 

Download Preliminary Program

 

 

Organizing Committee

Dr. Moises Burachik, MAGyP

Dr. Giuliano Degrassi, ICGEB

Dr. Juan Carlos Lopez Mussi, ILSI Argentina

Sr. José Luis Ramirez, UNU-BIOLAC

Prof. Martín Lema, MAGyP