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Posted: March 5, 2008

Nanotechnology in health care forum: possibilities, risks, and benefits

(Nanowerk News) Nanotechnology-enabled medical technologies have the potential to transform health care as we know it. But should new applications be available before we understand the possible risks?
Current research in medical nanotechnologies is producing revolutionary products and incredible new discoveries. While these advancements have potentially huge benefits, it's important to consider the societal, ethical, environmental, and economic impacts of the nanomaterials they rely upon. Join in on this important discussion.
Title: Nanotechnology in Health Care: Possibilities, Risks, and Benefits
Presenters:
  • Dr. Tejal Desai, Director, UCSF Laboratory of Therapeutic Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Dr. Michael Gallagher, Fellow and Chief Resident, UCSF Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Where:
  • Exploratorium, The museum of science, art and human perception at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
  • When:
  • Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Check-in and registration begins at 6:30
  • Forum begins promptly at 6:45
  • Space is limited. Register Online.
    For further information contact forum@exploratorium.edu
    Source: Exploratorium