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Wednesday, June 28 • 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Plenary Session # 6: Innovation in Product Safety

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This panel will explore the best practices for managing safety risks for innovative products in the ever-faster pace for both products and services and introduce the double challenge of innovative products and the speed at which those products appear and disappear in the market. Discussion points will include how the historic approach to developing and implementing safety standards is not keeping pace with innovation. Safety standards may lag the entire life cycle of a product, including innovative “second-generation” alternatives, resulting in the need for ever changing business models. The audience will have significant time to participate in the discussion.

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Belinda May

ICPHSO President Elect, Board Member and Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President Elect and the Chair of the 2018 Annual Symposium.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters... Read More →

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Geoff Barrett

Director of the Risk Management Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECS, Health Canada
Geoff Barrett  is the Director of the Risk Management Bureau (RMB) of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate, HECS, HC.  In this role he is responsible for the development of risk management approaches including communications with consumers, contributing to the development of... Read More →
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Matthew Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice Washington, D.C., Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation... Read More →
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George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George Borlase currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He and his staff are responsible for responsible for managing efforts to identify and mitigate the risk of injury... Read More →
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Gene Rider

Principal, Exponent, Inc.
Gene Rider spent 25 years at Intertek focused on the design, development, manufacturing and qualification of consumer goods.  He recently joined Exponent, a science based company that solves complex technical problems and provides design and process safety consulting services to... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:40pm - 4:40pm PDT
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Salon E/F/G/H