• Date and time: Monday 24 June 2019, 9.30am to Tuesday 25 June 2019, 4pm
  • Location: Spring Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: £100 (Members of the iPiE project consortium are FREE-see details below), booking required

Event details

Over the past 4.5 years, the IMI, a public-private partnership between the European Commission and EFPIA, has funded the iPiE project to develop frameworks that utilize information from toxicological studies, pharmacological mode of action and computational tools to support intelligence-based environmental testing of pharmaceuticals in drug development and to prioritise legacy pharmaceuticals (those authorized prior to the 2006 enactment of Medicines Agency requirements) for targeted environmental risk assessment and/or environmental (bio) monitoring. This two-day international conference, which marks the completion of the iPiE project, will act as a forum to disseminate the results of the project while also providing opportunity to others working on the prioritisation and intelligent assessment of pharmaceuticals, to present their work.

Keynote Lectures

Keynote Lectures

Professor Bryan Brooks, Distinguished Professor and Director Environmental Health Science Program, Baylor University, USA -  ‘Future Horizons for Pharmaceutical Bioaccumulation and Effects Research in Aquatic Systems’

Dr Kathrin Fenner, Group Leader, Department Environmental Chemistry, EAWAG, Switzerland - ‘Microbial biotransformation of contaminants: The role of bioavailability and community traits’

Dr Caroline Moermond, Senior Adviser Pharmaceuticals and the Environment, RIVM, the Netherlands – ‘The draft environmental risk assessment guideline for human pharmaceuticals: changes and new approaches’

Dr Issa Nafo, Advisor for Strategic Affairs at EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT and LIPPEVERBAND, Germany - ‘Stakeholder engagement and water management measures for the reduction of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment’

Dr Bengt Mattson, Head of CSR and Environmental Affairs, Pfizer, Sweden – The Frank Mastrocco Memorial Lecture ‘Ecopharmacostewardship and environmental sustainable use of pharmaceuticals.’



Registration includes costs of attendance, lunches and tea and coffee breaks.

Member of iPiE project consortium £0 Register

Other participants £100 Buy ticket

NOTE: Registration and ticketing will close 17th June 2019

Call for papers

Call for papers

The conference will comprise a mix of keynote talks, research presentations and poster presentations on topics around the prioritisation and environmental risk assessment of these compounds, including:

  • Methods for intelligent assessment of pharmaceuticals
  • Approaches to prioritise pharmaceuticals for testing
  • 3Rs approaches to fish assessment of biologically active chemicals
  • Mode of action focused ecotoxicological testing
  • New experimental and modelling methods for exposure assessment of ‘down the drain’ chemicals
  • New methods for environmental fate assessment
  • Computational approaches for fate and effects prediction and decision making
  • Benefit risk assessment in the environmental risk assessment process
  • Mitigation approaches for pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment

To submit a paper please fill in the form below before 24th March 2019 

Abstract submission

Please complete your submission before 24th March 2019 


The iPiE project has received support from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under iPiE grant agreement n° 115735, resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies’ in kind contribution.