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2019 Focus Areas

This year, the Product Stewardship Conference offers education focused on how product stewards can adapt their work to the products of the future and navigate the product liability challenges they’ll face next. 

Right up your alley? Below are a few suggestions for sessions that may interest you, conveniently organized into focus areas: 

Distinguishing hazard and risk

  • Mon, 9/9: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Distinguishing Hazard from Risk: Application of the Product Exposure Modeling Toolbox

  • Tue, 9/10: 1:30 PM  - 3:00 PM: The Precautionary Principle: Use and Misuse in Product Stewardship and Implications to Business Risk

  • Wed, 9/11: 1:30 PM  - 3:00 PM: Tiers for Fears: Applying Fit-for-Purpose Risk Assessment in Environmental Stewardship

Challenges of communicating complex scientific topics to hurried consumers who may lack scientific literacy

  • Tue, 9/10: 10:00 AM  - 11:00 AM: Stewarding with Confidence: Translating Regulatory Speak into Effective Business Communication

  • Tue, 9/10: 10:00 AM  - 11:00 AM: Green Isn’t Just a Color: Navigating the Green Marketing Legal Landscape

  • Wed, 9/11: 4:00 PM  - 5:00 PM: Emerging Ingredient Disclosure Requirements and State Right to Know: Cleaning Products and Beyond

  • Thu, 9/12: 8:30 AM  - 9:30 AM: Use of PFASs in Products: Navigating a Shifting Regulatory and Societal Landscape

  • Thu, 9/12: 9:45 AM  - 10:15 AM: Alternative Assessment: What Tools Work for You?

Stewardship of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence or augmented reality

  • Tue, 9/10: 11:30 AM  - 12:00 PM: Finding Van Goghs in the Dungeon: Unlocking the Value of Trapped Data in the PS System

  • Wed, 9/11: 8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM: Safe Use of Nanomaterials and Nano-enabled Products: Regulatory and Scientific Advances from the EU

Demands beyond compliance

  • Mon, 9/9: 1:00 PM  - 5:00 PM: Establishing an Effective Global Product Stewardship Surveillance and Advocacy System

  • Tue, 9/10: 11:30 AM  - 12:00 PM: Supply Chain Issues: Removal of a Prohibited Substance

  • Tue, 9/10: 1:30 PM  - 3:00 PM: On a Path to a Circular Economy for Plastic Packaging

  • Tue, 9/10: 4:00 PM  - 5:00 PM: Product Stewardship in a Global Company

  • Wed, 9/11: 8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM: Swimming in a Sea of Data: Moving Beyond Product Stewardship Data Management to Data Governance

  • Wed, 9/11: 11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM: Creating Shared Value Between Product Stewardship and Sustainability

  • Wed, 9/11: 4:00 PM  - 5:00 PM: Best Practices for Product Stewardship Management Systems to Provide Compliance Solutions

  • Thu, 9/12: 8:30 AM  - 9:30 AM: Maximizing Product Stewardship's Learnings from Life Cycle Assessment​


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