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December 10, 2014

EU-U.S. Joint NanoEHS Workshop Will Be Held in March 2015 in Italy

Lynn L. Bergeson

 The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) announced on December 5, 2014, that, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC), it will hold the 2015 “EU-U.S.:  Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts” joint workshop on March 12-13, 2015, in Venice, Italy.  According to NNCO, the workshop will bring together the U.S.-European Union (EU) Communities of Research (COR), which serve as a platform for U.S. and EU scientists to share information on nano environmental health and safety (EHS) research.  NNCO states that this workshop, the fourth since 2011, is intended to develop further and support the CORs’ activities.  The six CORs are:

  • Exposure through the Life Cycle, with Material Characterization;
  • Ecotoxicity Testing and Predictive Models, with Material Characterization;
  • Predictive Modeling for Human Health, with Material Characterization;
  • Databases and Ontologies;
  • Risk Assessment; and
  • Risk Management and Control.

Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the workshop is required.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at approximately 100 participants.  Registration is now open.