Globally, there is an increasing focus on improving access to agricultural and veterinary innovations such as safe and effective farm chemicals, biological agents and other technologies. The Regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies (RACT) Committee is pleased to announce that we will be returning in 2023 for further collaboration, innovation and education across the sector, with the next conference scheduled for 6-9 February 2023.

The RACT 2023 conference will help broaden the understanding of regulatory science, policy and practice issues including ‘red tape’ reduction, changing community expectations of risk and technology.

RACT 2023 will provide a forum where future science, technical and regulatory issues can be discussed, high-quality evidence-based decision-making can be promoted and regulatory agencies, industry, Government and research organisations can share ideas and pursue solutions to complex challenges.

Call for Abstracts

The RACT 2023 Committee encourages papers that explore current and emerging opportunities and challenges associated with the regulation of agvet chemicals and technologies. Help shape the programme by contributing your work under the following themes:

Stream 1: Process Improvement • Including:
Electronic or smart labelling, Spray drift, Data Sharing, Data Mining and Global Joint Reviews, Data transportability.

Steam 2: Futures • Including:
Emerging technologies and regulation of autonomous vehicles and drones/UAV, Lab grown proteins, Science to support growers and regulators, Topical RNAi Regulator, Emerging agricultural industries (i.e. cultured meats; milks; new plant based products), Emerging “AgTech” and new AgVet Technologies (i.e. new crop protection technologies and systems; medicinal marijuana).

Stream 3: Social and Legal • Including:
Political, Social and Legal issues, Social Licence, Pathways to legislation/regulation, Activism, Future Topics, Sustainability and Regulating through a Global Pandemic.

Stream 4: Biosecurity, Access and Trade • Including:
Biosecurity, Access and Trade, Impact of international regulatory policies and the effect on Australian markets, Science to support growers and regulators.

Stream 5: Effect of regulatory aspects on innovation • Including:
How do start-ups get their regulatory information? Education, Training, Communication and Perception.

Registration information
Full conference – Early bird rate $870
Full conference – Standard rate $990
Full conference – Concession rate $350
Single day rate – $400
Additional dinner ticket – $100

Full registration includes a dinner ticket
Early bird registrations close: 16th January 2023
Registrations close: 31st January 2023

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Thank you to all who attended the inaugural, international conference on the Regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies (RACT 2020). The RACT 2020 Committee is pleased to announce that we will be returning in 2023 for further collaboration, innovation and education across the sector