Presentations from US-EU nanoEHS workshop now available online

(Nanowerk News) On March 10-11, 2011 The US and EU jointly held a workshop to
  • engage in an active discussion about environmental, health, and safety questions for nano-enabled products
  • encourage joint programs of work that would leverage resources
  • establish communities of practice, including identificaiton of key points of contact /interest groups/themes between key US and EU researchers & key US and EU funding sources.
  • The presentations from this workshop are now available online:
    March 10, 2011

    Overview of the EC EHS Research Plans and Perspectives, Georgios Katalagarianakis, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

    Overview of US 2011 EHS Research Strategy & Perspective of US Government in Developing the Plan, Sally Tinkle, US National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

    OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials: Latest Developments and Outlook, Alexander Pogany, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

    Standardization for Nanosafety: ISO Plans and Perspective, Daniel Bernard, Arkema

    Examples of EU National Efforts

  • NanoCare & NanoGEM–Large Integrated Projects within the German NanoEHS Initiative of the BMBF, Thomas Kuhlbusch, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology
  • Example of National EU Efforts in the Field of EHS Research Connected to N&N, Alexander Pogany, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
  • Examples of US National Efforts

  • Nanotechnology Research at NIOSH, Vince Castranova, National Instititute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIEHS/NTP Activities Evaluation the Safety of Nanoscale Materials, Nigel Walker, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Research in Support of Consumer Protection Legislation, Hermann Stamm, Nanobiosciences, DG Joint Research Center, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

    Industry Perspective

  • Safety Research as an Integral Part of the Industrial Innovation Strategy, Peter Kruger, Bayer
  • Defining Research Needs & Crop Protection Products, Wendelyn Jones, CropLife
  • NGO Perspective

  • The Consumer Protection Imperative in Nanotech Research, Carolyn Cairns, US Consumers Union
  • Overview of General Components of Regulatory Decision Making and Data Needs, Phil Sayre, US EPA

    Session 1

  • Regulatory Challenges & Data Needs: Work Under the OECD Sponsorship Programme, EU Future Plans and International Cooperation Settings, Tom van Teunenbroek, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
  • Human and Safety Data Needs: The US Nano2 Report, Andre Nel, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Session 2

  • Nano-sized Particles in the Environment: Fate, Transport and Potential Impacts to Ecosystem Health, Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
  • Environmental Behavior and Effects on NPs on Organisms: Research and Data Needs for Regulatory Decision Making, Richard Handy, University of Plymouth
  • March 11, 2011

    Overview: Focusing on Science and Identifying Areas of Cooperation and Leveraging, Phil Sayre, US EPA

    Session 1

  • A Risk Forecasting Framework for Nanomaterials, Mark Wiesner, Duke University
  • Health: on Carbon-Based NPs and Health Implications, Dominique Lison, Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • Session 2

  • The Role of the Nanoparticle Surface in Interactions with Living Organisms, Ken Dawson, University College, Dublin
  • Environment: Ecotox and Transformations, Steve Klaine, Clemson University
  • Session 3

  • In vitro-In vivo Correlations of Dose-and-Response Metrics: Concepts for OEL Extrapolation, Gunter Oberdorster, University of Rochester
  • The Effects of Carbon Nanoparticles in Aquatic Species: The Importance of TEsting Across Populations and Life Cycles, Teresa Fernandes, Napier University
  • Session 4

  • Use of Model Nanoparticles to Understand Exposures in the Workplace, Laura Hodson
  • Critical Parameters/Data Needs for Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Scenarios, Rob Aitken, Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • Session 5

  • Fullerenes in the Environment: Behavior, Bioavailability, and Effects, Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
  • Use of Modeling to Predict Environmental Concentrations of Nanomaterials, Bernd Nowack, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Sciences and Technology
  • Session 6

  • What are the Critical Parameters/Data Needs to Understand NP Exposure to Consumers and the General Population, Frans Christensen, European Commission
  • Consumer Exposure and Life Cycle Assessment of Nanomaterials: What’s Still Needed?, Todd Kuiken, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Industrial Risk Management Considerations for Worker Protection

    Worker Protection and Exposure risk Management Strategies for Nanomaterial Production, Use, and Disposal, Markus Berges, Deutsche Gesetzliche, Unfallversicherung

    Strategies and Methods to Assess Occupational Exposures to Engineered Nanoparticles, Kai Savolainen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

    Nano Manufacturing & OEHS: Integrating the Science, Don Ewert, NanoTox, Inc; OSO BioPharmaceuticals Manufacturing

    Exposure and Risk Banding Models as Tools for Risk Management, Derk Brouwer, Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek

    Communication of Risk Management Strategies to Practitioners, Bruce Stockmeier, Argonne National Laboratory

    Establishing Scientific Themes and Mechanism for Ongoing Interaction

    Enhanding Cooperation Between US adn EU Scientists- BILAT-USA and Link2US Projects, Sabine, Herlitschka, Austrial Research Promotion Agency

    Development Communities of Research, Sally Tinkle, US National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

    Identifying Technical Platforms for Collaboration, Georgios Katalagarianakis, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

    Source: NNI