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Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in the EU 2018

Monday, 5 February, 2018 - 08:30 to Saturday, 10 February, 2018 - 16:00
Campus: Brussels Health Campus
Auditorium Vanden Driessche
02 477 45 07
Training course
Key questions to be tackled by the course
  • What are the key points of Regulation EC 1223/2009?
  • What rules apply for borderline products?
  • What are the current challenges in safety assessment of cosmetics in the EU?
  • Which role does risk perception play in our society and how does it affect the cosmetic industry?
  • What are “validated” and “valid” alternative methods? 
  • What validated replacement tests do we actually have? How to interpret the results?
  • How to integrate these in vitro tests in a PIF?
  • What in silico methodology is available that is useful in safety assessment of cosmetics and their ingredients?  
  • Which role does local toxicity testing play in the safety assessment of cosmetics?
  • Which role does systemic toxicity testing play in the safety assessment of cosmetics?
  • How to deal with nanoparticles in cosmetic products?
  • How to make a Product Information File for a finished cosmetic product according to the actual EU Regulation?
  • How to make a Product Information File for a cosmetic ingredient to be taken up in the Annexes of the Regulation?
  • What are the packaging requirements under Annex I?
  • How to practically use the SCCS Notes of Guidance?
Course Organiser • Prof. Vera ROGIERS
  • Doctor in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Master in Applied Toxicology.
  • Full-time professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy; head of department of In Vitro Toxicology and Dermato-Cosmetology (IVTD); lecturing the courses of toxicology, chemical quality and toxicity of cosmetics, and galenics (dermatological preparations) to pharmacy students; responsible for two research teams, one in experimental in vitro toxicology and one in dermato-cosmetology.
  • Organiser of the annual postgraduate course "Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences" at the VUB.
  • At the European level, co-chair of the SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety); chair of the subgroup Methodology.
  • From 2000 - 2009 chairperson of Ecopa (European Consensus Platform on 3R-Alternatives).
  • Coordinator and research partner in EU projects of FP6/FP7 (CONAM, START UP, Predictomics, Liintop, carcinoGENOMICS, ESNATS, DETECTIVE, HemiBio...).
  • Member of the mirror group of EPAA (The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing).
  • Previous member of ESAC (ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee) till April 2013, now representative for SCCS in PARERE.
Date and location

The Safety Course will be held from Monday 5 February to Saturday 10 February 2018 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Medical Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.


The official language of the course is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Course Notes

Complete course notes will be available for all the participants.

Course Fee

The registration fee for the Safety Course is 4.450 euro.

The course fee, payable online when completing the online registration, covers all lessons, examination costs, course notes, welcome reception, coffee breaks, daily shuttle bus between the hotel and the university and the guided excursion in Antwerp on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with get-together and dinner. Lunches are served at the university and are also included in the course fee.

Social Programme
  • Sunday 4 February 2018: welcome gathering.
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018: guided visit to Antwerp, get-together and course dinner.

Hotel BLOOM! ****, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 (0)2 220 66 11 • F: +32 (0)2 217 84 44

A free shuttle bus service will operate on a daily basis between Hotel BLOOM! and the university.


During the course you can stay at Hotel Bloom! at very special, well-negotiated rates.
The rates are 89,00 euro/night from Friday till Sunday and 142,00 euro/night from Monday till Thursday (breakfast, internet, fitness… included).

Please fill out the ‘Hotel reservation form’ and email it directly to meeting@hotelbloom.com.
Payment is not included in the course fee and will be asked at check-out.

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