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Posted: July 6, 2009

EU scientific hearing on risk assessment of nanotechnologies

(Nanowerk News) On 10 September 2009, the European Commission (DG Health and Consumers) is organising in Brussels a Scientific Hearing on the risk assessment of nanotechnologies. Venue: Centre de Conference A. Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels.
The main objectives of this Hearing are to identify:
  • any possible scientific topics which have not been covered in the opinions from the relevant EU Risk Assessment Committees and Bodies;
  • what are -according to current scientific knowledge- the main potential risks that could emerge from the use of nanomaterials in the future; and
  • provision of relevant background information and comments on those issues.
  • Draft Programme of the Scientific Hearing
    Detailed draft programme (pdf)
    Registration to attend the Hearing
    Please register online via the registration form on this page (at the bottom).
    As space at the venue is limited, the registration is password-protected. The user name and the password, as well as any further clarification regarding this hearing, can be obtained by contacting the following e-mail address: SANCO-Nanohearing@ec.europa.eu
    Deadline for registration is: 25 July 2009
    Source: European Commission
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