Seminars & Webinars: Nanotechnology
The 2016 Sustanainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference brought together scientific experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from around the world to present and discuss current research findings. The SNO Conference emphasized not only the environmental aspects of sustainability but also the societal and economic sustainability issues. Lynn L. Bergeson delivered Plenary III - "Governance of Nanotechnology" on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
The International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference will focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region. B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Modern Agriculture and Technology” on June 6. For a copy of Ms. Bergeson's presentation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The objective of the International Nanotechnology Congress is to bring together scientists from academia, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to present current research findings, focus their respective talents and expertise, and initiate new collaborations in an effort to ensure the safe implementation of nanotechnology. B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson will present Plenary 1, “The Nanotechnology Legal and Regulatory Landscape” on June2.
Stewardship 2016 is the only national conference dedicated to educating and equipping product stewards, industrial hygienists, environmental health and safety (EHS) professionals, and others involved in the day-to-day work of product stewardship. Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Nanomaterials… No Small Product Stewardship Matter.” Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud sponsor.
TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo delivers application-focused research from the top international academic, government, and private industry labs to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners. B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Emerging Legal and Product Stewardship Implications of Products of Nanotechnology”, B&C Consortia Management Vice President Kathleen M. Roberts will present “Regulatory Impediments to Commercializing Biobased Products”, and B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., will present “Regulatory Developments Regarding Algae Biomass”.
Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Adapting Governance Approaches to Evolving Technologies” as part of the Nanotechnology Risk Governance: Current and Future Approaches Symposium, December 7th, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The A&WMA 108th Annual Conference & Exhibition featured a technical program boasting over 400 speakers, 70 technical and student posters, more than 100 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services, social tours and networking events, and professional development courses taught by leading instructors. Lynn L. Bergeson participated on the “Nanotechnology Safety and Regulation” panel June 25.
The world’s largest nanotechnology event, Nanotech 2015, co-located with TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, delivered application-focused research from the top international academic, government, and private industry labs to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners. Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Recent Developments in Global EHS Nano Governance Developments,” in the “Key Elements for Successful Commercialization: Safety and Sustainability ” symposium.
The 15th NanoBCA D.C. Roundtable brought together leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and public-private partnerships as well as business leaders, investors, venture capitalists, scientists, engineers, government officials and visionaries who are driving the nanotechnology revolution. Lynn L. Bergeson presented.
Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on Monday, March 23, 2015 as part of the Presidential Symposium on Nanotechnology, “Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise – Opportunities and Challenges for Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE).” Ms. Bergeson’s presentation, “The Regulatory Void,” surveyed the governance approaches that were emerging, with particular emphasis on the need for regulatory measures in targeted areas to ensure the integrity of core governance principles and provide some measure of commercial predictability. More information about the ACS National Meeting is available online.
The objective of this conference was to bring together scientific experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from around the world to present and discuss current research findings on the subject of nanotechnology and sustainability. The conference program addressed the critical aspects of sustainable nanotechnology such as life cycle assessment, green synthesis, green energy, industrial partnerships, environmental and biological fate, and the overall sustainability of engineered nanomaterials. The conference also fostered new collaborations between academic and industrial participants. Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Current Developments in Nanotechnology Law and Policy” on Nov. 4th. Click here for more information.
This webinar was presented by the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA). The commercialization of nanomaterials is rapidly growing. Existing laws are being used to manage potential risks and to promote nanomaterials’ benefits. Entities engaged with nanomaterials must be diligent and ensure commercial applications of nanomaterials pose no adverse effects. A proactive, informed approach can prevent adverse results and unintended consequences. Jim Alwood and Kenneth Moss, EPA, discussed how the U.S. regulatory framework is facilitating nanomaterial commercialization and discussed the process for notifications of nanomaterials under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., addressed the beneficial applications of nanomaterials, and strategies stakeholders can pursue to ensure their nano activities are undertaken lawfully.
The theme for the 24th Annual Meeting was “Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health.” The program’s intent was to foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community, occupational, and ecological health as recommended by the National Resource Council’s report Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy. On October 15, 2014, Carla N. Hutton gave a presentation on “Legal and Regulatory Considerations over the Lifecycle of a Nanomaterial.” Click the title to request a copy of the presentation.
A workshop to explore how a multiple models approach can advance risk analysis of nanoscale materials. A mix of invited presentations, panels, and deliberative breakout sessions focused on unique aspects of the risks of nanoscale materials and risk analysis for these materials. Ideas for advancing the science regarding key aspects of risk analysis for these emerging materials were developed in facilitated topical discussions. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Click here for more information.
Compliance & Risks presented a complimentary webinar Thursday August 21, 2014 that informed and educated participants about the latest developments in the regulation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. There was no charge for the webinar, though registration was required.
Lynn L. Bergeson shared insight and analysis regarding existing and emerging governance tools in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and explored nanotechnology governance approaches that are due to become operational in 2015 and beyond. Topics included governance methods relating to nanotechnology chemical applications in specific products, such as food contact materials, cosmetics, and medical devices, and existing and emerging governance tools in the areas such as environmental (media specific -- air, water, and waste); product safety (consumer product and product liability); product-specific (industrial, agricultural, and biocide); and workplace protection (workers, ambient air, and health and safety standards).
A world-class conference designed exclusively for product stewardship professionals. Hosted by AIHA’s Product Stewardship Society, Stewardship 2014 brought together prominent product stewardship professionals to present and discuss global emerging issues, case studies, practical experiences, and new developments. Lynn L. Bergeson gave two presentations: “Emerging Legal and Product Stewardship Implications of Products of Nanotechnology,” and “Managing Confidential Business Information in Supply Chain Communications.”
This half-day event preceding the Phosphor Global Summit 2014 provided a forum that covered market opportunities, developments in technologies, end users opportunities and challenges, innovations in applications and environmental issues all related to Quantum Dots. Lisa R. Burchi was a presenter. Click here for more information.
Lynn L. Bergeson was a keynote panel speaker. B&C was a proud sponsor. Click here for more information.