Symposium 'Safety issues and regulatory challenges of nanomaterials'
May 03, 2012 08:30 AM
May 04, 2012 03:00 PM
|Where||San Sebastian (Spain)|
|Contact Name||JRC-IHCP, Nanotechnology|
|Organizer||JRC- IHCP-Nanobiosciences Unit & four European FP7 Projects|
Organised by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), Nanobiosciences Unit and the coordinators of the European FP7 Projects ENPRA, HINAMOX, NANOPOLYTOX and NEPHH, the symposium “Safety issues and regulatory challenges of nanomaterials” will present the latest scientific progress and policy developments in the field of nanosafety and will gather the main protagonists of the nanotechnology communities (scientists of FP6-7 projects, SME, nanotechnology industry, representatives of EU national authorities, the EC and OECD representatives).
The aims of the symposium are to:
- Present to a broad audience the latest results and progress of the European FP7 Projects: HINAMOX, NANOPOLYTOX, NEPHH and ENPRA;
- Present the state of the art and recent developments in the legislation and regulations in the EU and the world concerning nanomaterials;
- Share knowledge and experiences about the critical issues specific for the risk assessment and LCA of nanomaterials in a regulatory context;
- Identify the needs and challenges for policy making and regulation of nanotechnology based materials;
- Trigger discussion and networking among experts in the different fields of nanosafety.
The programme offers 6 sessions focusing on:
- Four different projects: four different ways to approach nanosafety
- Regulatory testing of ENM and an international perspective
- Challenges in nanosafety research: new materials and technologies
- Nanomaterials interactions with living systems
- Exposure and Risk assessment of ENM
- End of life related issues for nanoproducts
Registration deadline: 26 April 2012
Abstracts submission (poster presentation) deadline: 16 April 2012
- More details on the Symposium site
Photo: Nanotoxicology study: In vitro test log book. Copyright European Union 2011.