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Subject: Fwd: Invitation to the US-EU EHS Nanotech March Workshop!

I thought this free workshop would be of interest to many list members.  The graphics are omitted because the listserv does not support them.

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From: "Katya Delak" <K_Delak**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: February 14, 2011 3:27:17 PM EST
Subject: Invitation to the US-EU EHS Nanotech March Workshop!

Dear South Jersey Local Section Colleagues,
The National Nanotechnology Initiative is hosting a joint workshop with the EU on environmental health and safety research efforts in nanotechnology.  Please find enclosed the flyer for the meeting, which may also be accessed at  My understanding is that the organizers are looking for expanded participation from knowledgeable researchers in this field.  The meeting is in Washington, DC.  Registration begins tomorrow (February 15th) and is free.
Would you consider circulating this to your membership, so as to inform them?   Though your section may not be within commuting distance from Washington, given the large number of transit connections on the eastern seaboard, perhaps some of your local section members may be interested in attending.    
Please note that although the workshop is free, neither ACS nor the NNI are providing travel, lodging or other reimbursements.
Kind regards,
Katya Delak
Katya M. Delak, Ph.D.
Office of International Activities =E2=97 =A6 American Chemical Society =E2=97=A6 1155 Sixteenth St. NW =E2=97=A6 Washington, DC 20036
+1 202 872 4449 (phone) =E2=97=A6 +1 202 872 6317 (fax) =E2=97=A6 k_delak**At_Symbol_Here**



A Joint Workshop:
March 10-11, 2011


The purpose of this workshop is 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 identification of key points of contact / interest groups / themes between key US and EU researchers and key US and EU funding sources for near-term and future collaborations


Registration opens February 10, 2011, and is on a first-come, first-served basis until the location space limits are reached. Please visit www.nano.govto pre-register.

Draft Agenda

Agenda (pdf)

Thursday, March 10, 2011
George Washington University
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

9:00 =E2=80=93 9:20      Welcoming Remarks      
US: Kerri Ann Jones, State Department 
EU: H. von Bose, European Commission

9:20 =E2=80=93 9:45      Purpose and Goals of the Workshop, General Structure of Meeting 
US: Sally Tinkle, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
EU: Research to Regulation Transition Needs - Elke Anklam, European Commission
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Part 1: Understanding Perspectives and Programs

9:45 =E2=80=93 10:00      Overview of the EC EHS Research Plans and Perspective EU: Georgios Katalagarianakis, European Commission

        • FP7, and future FP8, research needs
        • Most recent calls for proposals, and those anticipated

10:00 =E2=80=93 10:15      Overview of US 2011 EHS Research Plan and Perspective or Context of the Government in Developing the Plan
US: Sally Tinkle, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

        • NNI 2011 Research Strategy
        • Recent and anticipated RFAs

10:15 =E2=80=93 10:30      The OECD Working Party of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Latest Developments and Outlook for the Future
EU: Alexander Pogany, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

10:30 =E2=80=93 10:45 Break

10:45 =E2=80=93 11:00    Standardization for Nanosafety, ISO and CEN Plans and Perspective =E2=80=93 EU: Daniel Bernard, Arkema

11:00 -11:30    Examples of EU National Efforts:
EU: NanoCare and NanoGEM =E2=80=93 Large Integrated Projects within the German NanoEHS Initiative of the BMBF =E2=80=93 Thomas Kuhlbusch, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology 
EU: Example of National EU Efforts in the Field of EHS Research Connected to N&N -  Alexander Pogany, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

11:30 =E2=80=93 12:00  Example of US Efforts: 
US: Nanotechnology Research in NIOSH - Vince Castranova, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
US: Nanotechnology Research in NIEHS - Nigel Walker, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

12:00-12:30 Break

12:30 =E2=80=93 12:45  Research in Support of Consumer Protection Legislation EU: H. Stamm, European Commission

12:45 =E2=80=93 12:15  Industry Perspective: Their Efforts and Context or Approach in Developing Plans:
EU: Safety Research as an Integral Part of the Industrial Innovation Strategy - Peter Kruger, Bayer
US: Defining Research Needs & Crop Protection Products - Wendelyn Jones,     CropLife

1:15 =E2=80=93 1:30  NGO Perspective: Focus or Approach in Developing Plans US: Carol Cairns, Consumers Union

Part 2: Data needs for regulatory decision making

1:30 =E2=80=93 2:00      Overview of General Components of Regulatory Decision Making and Data Needs; Charge to the Breakout Groups 
US: Phil Sayre, Environmental Protection Agency

2:15 =E2=80=93 3:45      Breakout Sessions:

BR1: Human Health Data Needs 
EU Chair: M. Riediker, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
US Rapporteur: Wendelyn Jones, CropLife
EU Presentation: Regulatory Challenges and Data Needs: Work under the OECD Sponsorship Programme, EU Future Plans and International Cooperation Settings - Tom van Teunenbroek, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
US Presentation: Andre Nel, University of California, Los Angeles

BR2: Environment Data Needs 
US ChairPedro Alvarez, Rice University 
EU Rapporteur: Flemming Cassee, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
US Presentation: Nano-Sized Particles in the Environment: Fate, Transport and Potential Impacts to Ecosystem Health - Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
EU Presentation: Environmental Behavior and Effects of NPs on Organisms: Research and Data Needs for Regulatory Decision Making - Richard Handy, University of Plymouth
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3:45 =E2=80=93 4:15      Break 
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4:15 =E2=80=934:45       Brief 10 minute report out from environment followed by 20 minutes of reactions/responses from a panel of EU/US regulators that identify commonalities and differences in data needs with audience participation. Compile this list for the meeting report.
4:45 =E2=80=93 5:15      Brief 10 minute report out from human health followed by 20 minutes of reactions/responses from a panel of EU/US regulators that identify commonalities and differences in data needs with audience participation. Compile this list for the meeting report.

Panel:              Moderator: Anna Gergely, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

  • EU: T. van Teunenbroek (OECD), K. Dawson (SCENIHR), A. Kobe (DG ENV), H. Stamm (DG JRC) A Pogany (AT)
  • US: EPA (Phil Sayre, and Bill Jordan), FDA (Carlos Pena/Ritu Nabulola), CPSC (Treye Thomas), OSHA (Janet Carter) USDA (Kerry Dearfield)

5:15 =E2=80=93 5:30      Wrap up Day 1 and overview for Day 2

6:00 =E2=80=93 7:30      Reception at George Washington University

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1200 New York Avenue
Washington, DC 20005 

Part 3: Tackling the Challenges of Producing Reliable and Reproducible Data for Nanomaterials Assessment and Risk Management

8:30 =E2=80=93 8:40      Overview of Day 2: Focusing on Science and Identifying of Areas of Cooperation and Leveraging =E2=80=93 US: Phil Sayre, Environmental Protection Agency

8:40 =E2=80=93 9:10      Tackling the Challenges: Producing Reliable and Reproducible Data for Nanomaterials Assessment and Risk Management 
EU: Janeck Scott- Fordsman, National Environmental Research Institute

9:00 =E2=80=93 9:20      Charge to the Breakout Sessions =E2=80=93 US: Chris Cannizzaro, Department of State

9:30 =E2=80=93 10:45    Breakout Sessions:

BR1: Human Health and Ecological Effects

1. When do Unique Properties - with Risk Assessment Implications - Arise for Specific Nanomaterials?  
US Chair: Scott McNiel, Nanoscale Characterization Laboratory
UE Rapporteur: Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet
US Presentation: Environment: on Metal Oxides and Eco/Health Implications -Mark Weisner, Duke University 
EU Presentation: Health: on Carbon-based NPs and Health Implications - Dominique Lison, Universit=C3=A9 Catholique de Louvain

2. How do Surface Modifications such as in Vivo-Derived Coronas, or Environmentally-Derived Transformations, Affect the "Tox Nature" of the NPs? 
US Chair: Nigel Walker, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
EU Rapporteur: Adrienne Sips, RIVM
EU Presentation: The Role of the Nanoparticle Surface in Interactions with Living    Organisms  Ken Dawson, University College Dublin
US Presentation: Environment: Ecotox and Transformations - Steve Klaine,   Clemson University

3. What are the Best Metrics for Dose-Response Assessments;How are These Toxicity Data Best Extended to Determining Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs)?
EU ChairRafi Korenstein, Tel Aviv University  
US Rapporteur: Sally Tinkle, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office 
US Presentation: Health/biology: Dose Metrics for Selected Insoluble Nanoparticles (Metal Oxides and Transition to CNTs) - Gunter Oberdorster, University of Rochester 
EU Presentation: Environment: The eEfects of Carbon Nanoparticles in Aquatic Species =E2=80=93 the Importance of Testing Across Populations and Life Cycles - Teresa Fernandes, Napier University

BR2: Measuring Exposures, and Fate of Nanoparticles in the Workplace and the Environment: Special Focus on Model NP Results vs. Real Exposures and Specific NPs with Hard Data.

4. How Relevant are Model NPs to Understanding Exposure in the Workplace? To Recommending Industrial Hygiene Practices? 
US Chair: Chuck Geraci, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
EU Rapporteur: Enrico Bergamschi, University of Parma
US Presentation: Workplace =E2=80=93 Laura Hodson, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
EU Presentation: Critical Parameters/ Data Needs for Exposure Assessment  in Occupational and Environmental Scenarios - Rob Aitken, Institute of Occupational Medicine

5. What are the Critical Parameters/ Data Needs to Understanding the Behavior of NP in Environmental Media? 
EU Chair: Andrew Nelson, University of Leeds
US Rapporteur: Carolyn Cairns, Consumers Union 
US Presentation: Fullerenes in the Environment: Behavriour, Bioavailability and Effects =E2=80=93 Pedro Alvarez, Rice University 
EU Presentation: Use of Modeling to Predict Environmental Concentrations of Nanomaterials"- Bernd Nowack, Swiss Federal Laboratoriesfor Material Sciences and Technology

6. What are the Critical Parameters/ Data Needs to Understanding the Behavior of NPs in Consumer and General Population Exposure? 
EU Chair: Fr=C3=A9d=C3=A9ric Schuster, CEA, Commissariat =C3=A0 l'=C3=A9nergi e atomique et aux =C3=A9nergies alternatives
US Rapporteur: Treye Thomas, Consumer Product Safety Commission
EU Presentation: What are the Critical Parameters/ Data Needs to Understanding NP Exposure to Consumers and the General Population Frans Christensen (EC)
US Presentation: General Population Exposures or Life Cycle Exposures Tod Kuikun, Woodrow Wilson Center

10:45 =E2=80=93 11:00  Break

11:00=E2=80=93 12:00   Presentation of Breakouts Key Conclusions and Recommendations, Discussion

12:00 =E2=80=93 1:30    Lunch

1:30 =E2=80=93 2:45      Are we Protecting the Worker? Industrial Risk Management Considerations:

  • EU: Worker Protection and Exposure Risk Management Strategies for Nanomaterial Production, Use and Disposal - Markus Berges,  Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung
  • EU: Strategies and Methods to Assess Occupational Exposures to Engineered Nanoparticles - Kai Savolainen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
  • US: Nano Manufacturing & OEHS; Integrating the Science Don Ewert, OSO BioPharmaceuticals Manufacturing
  • US: Exposure and Risk Banding Models as Tools for Risk Management -  Derk Brouwer, Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
  • US: Communication of Risk Management Strategies to Practitioners -  Bruce Stockmeier, Argonne

Part 4: Getting it done together

2:45 =E2=80=93 3:45      Establishing Scientific Themes and Mechanisms for Ongoing Interaction 
EU Chair: Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine 
US Rapporteur: Laura Hodson, NIOSH

  • US: The BILAT Program- T. Wang, AAAS
  • US: Developing Communities of Research (CORs)- Sally Tinkle, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
  • EU: dentifying Technical Platforms for Collaboration- Georgios Katalagarianakis, EC

3:45 =E2=80=93 4:00      Next Steps (writing the workshop report, meeting annually) and Growing the Effort (inviting other nations or groups to join)




March 10-11, 2011

Join us to contribute to the dialogue that will lead to a more effective collaborations between US and EU









This workshop brought to you by the National Nanotechnology Initiative =E2=80=A2 

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