Oxford Lead Symposium Agenda

10th December 2014

09:00     Registration

09:30     Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Chris Perrins LVO FRS, Oxford University

Morning Session: Risks from lead ammunition

Chair:    Prof. Lord John Krebs FRS, Oxford University

09:40    Lead and its regulation in the environment
David Stroud MBE, Joint Nature Conservation Committee

10:10    Risks to wildlife from lead from ammunition in the UK
Dr. Debbie Pain, WWT

10:40    Break

11:00   Associations between consumption of large game animals and blood lead levels in humans in Europe with focus on Norway
Dr. Helle Knutsen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

11:30   Risks to humans from lead from gunshot (and bullets) in the UK
Prof. Rhys Green, Cambridge University/RSPB

12:00    Panel Discussion
Questions on the morning presentations and discussion on the evidence of the risks from ammunition-derived lead in the UK and globally.
Speakers and Chair from the morning plus invited expert: Prof. Ian Newton

12:30     Lunch

Afternoon Session: Risk reduction measures

Chair:    Prof. Colin Galbraith

13:30    Social and practical barriers to switching from lead to non-toxic gunshot – a perspective from the EU
Dr. Niels Kanstrup, Danish Academy of Hunting

14:00    Measures taken in the UK to protect wildlife, their efficacy and barriers to change
Dr. Ruth Cromie, WWT

14:30    Human health protection initiatives in Germany, EU and elsewhere
Carl Gremse, Department of Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management and Hunting, University of Eberswalde, Germany

15:00    Availability, efficacy and costs of non-toxic alternative ammunition
Prof. Vernon Thomas, University of Guelph, Canada

15:30     Break

16:00     Panel Discussion
Questions on the afternoon presentations and discussion on mitigating the risks from lead from ammunition in the UK and globally.
Speakers and Chair from the afternoon plus invited expert: Prof. Chris Perrins

16:30     Summing up
Prof. Ian Newton

17:00     Close