The 6th International Biocidal Congress will be held in Antalya between November, 17-20th ,2022 in cooperation with the Biocidal Occupational and Environmental Health Association, Ankara Ufuk University, Çukurova University, Ege University, and İstanbul Bilgi University.
5th International Biocidal Congress held online between 05-07 March 2021 has been completed with success. 13 sessions 1 conference, 7 keynote, 4 panels has been realized in our congress, 22 verbal statements presented, 11 posters were exhibited. A total of 210 people, including 72 academics and speakers, 8 of whom were participants from abroad and 64 from Turkey, attended our congress.
Our congress is supported by many institutions and organizations undertaking great role in international area such as European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Chemical Watch, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and European Confederation of Pest Management Associations (CEPA). In our congress where we plan to increase international attendance role of the European Commission and European Chemical Agencies (ECHA), World Health Organization’s (WHO) role for Global Registration of the Biocidal Products, main topics such as available biocidal products in European Union market and the use of biocidal products containing no active ingredients: Opportunities and challenges, sustainability and risk assessment in biocidal products, maximum residue limits in biocidal products, the present and future of the biocidal industry, the effects of biocidal legislation and solutions for vendors, the use of biocidal products in daily life, the effect of biocidal products on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), developments in the European Union on endocrine disruptors and intermediates in BPR will be discussed. Furthermore new applications will be mentioned since product TYPE 1 and TYPE 19 Biocidal Products related licensing procedures were transferred to the cosmetics department with the Presidential decree on 13.09.2019.
In addition to these topics, topics including but not limited to biocidal product regulation on pest control of local governments, which is one of the main stakeholders in the use of biocidal products, purchasing processes, Problems and solution offers in pest control applications, hospitals’ biocidal product procurement processes, taking necessary actions for the protection of health personnel and hospital employees against hospital infections and occupational risks and adequate awareness of the employees are of very high concern; in this regard, Manufacturers, Users, Academicians and those working in the field of Environmental Health will be able to have information about the use of Biocidal products.
Many institutions and organizations that play a major role in the international arena such as ECHA, OECD and CEPA support our congress. We hope your institutions takes place among the organizations supporting our congress which we plan to have more international participation when compared to previous year.
We hope to see you in our 6th International Biocidal Congress which will be held in Antalya between 17-20 November 2022 with the participation of authorized authorities of European Union member countries, universities, hospitals, municipalities, domestic and foreign sector representatives and researchers working in this field, we look forward to your valuable contributions and participation.
Prof. Dr. Güven ÖZDEMİR
Prof. Dr. Zeynep Aytül ÇAKMAK
Prof. Dr. Zeynep ŞİMŞEK