International Fresenius Conference “Nanomaterials – Regulation, Characterisation and Risk Assessment of Substances in Nanoform"

27 Nov - 28 Nov 2018, Atrium Hotel Mainz

International Fresenius Conference “Nanomaterials – Regulation, Characterisation and Risk Assessment of Substances in Nanoform"

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Overview

The conference aims at providing compact and relevant information on the current issues regarding the recent changes in the regulation, as well as the ecotoxicological and toxicological evaluation of substances in nanoform. Geared to the requirements and challenges the chemical industry, research institutes, laboratories and regulatory facilities are currently facing, it offers an overview on important topics, such as regulatory issues, the characterisation of nanoform, grouping and the exposure routes for humans and the environment.

Highlights:

Regulatory Developments

  • Update from the EU Commission: Regulatory changes for substances in nanoform
  • ECHA strategy on substances in nanoform
  • Update on the OECD Test Guidelines for nanomaterials safety testing

Nanoform and Human Health

  • Grouping concept for Nanomaterials
  • The EFSA guidance on the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain – potential risks for human health
  • Overarching characteristics of nanoforms that could have impact on health
  • Updates in search for unifying nanoscale features that impact living organisms

Nanoform in the Environment

  • New developments in modelling the flows of nanomaterials to the environment
  • Environmental impact of TiO2 nanoparticles used as UV filters in sunscreen cosmetics
  • Nanomaterials and nano-plastics in aquatic environments

Who do you meet?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Toxicology
  • Registration, regulatory affairs
  • Chemical risk assessment
  • Hazard, exposure and risk assessment for human health 
  • Research and development
  • Legal and general counselling

Sectors that should take part:

  • Chemical/biocide/agrochemical/pharmaceutical/cosmetic industries 
  • Research institutes
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Health risk consultants
  • Testing laboratories and contract research organisations (CROs)
  • Authorities 
  • Professional associations

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Programme

Get-Together on Monday, 26 November 2018

Will you arrive on Monday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the Chair

Karin Wiench, BASF, Germany

Regulatory Developments

9.10 EU-Update: Regulatory changes for substances in nanoforms

Andrej Kobe, European Commission, DG ENV, Belgium

9.35 ECHA strategy on substances in nanoforms

  • Further updates to ECHA’s guidance documents on nanomaterials
  • Requirements for an effective implementation of REACH for substances with nanoforms
  • Implementation experiences under REACH and BPR

Laurence Deydier Stephan, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

10.00 OECD test guidelines for nanomaterials safety testing: Update on the work underway

  • OECD focus on test guidelines for nanomaterials
  • New and updated test guidelines recently published
  • Upcoming test guidelines and planned work at OECD

Mar Gonzalez, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

10.25 Panel Discussion

10.55 Coffee break

Characterisation of Substances in Nanoform

11.25 The nanoform definition and characterisation requirements as set in REACH: Challenges in implementation

  • Amended REACH Annexes for nanoforms
  • Implementation

Blanca Serrano, The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium

11.50 Nanospecific annexes in REACH: Practical experiences in creating sets of nanoforms and updating dossiers

Björn Braun, Evonik Resource Efficiency, Germany

12.15 Overarching characteristics of nanoforms that could have impact on health: Updates in search for unifying nanoscale features that impact living organisms

Kenneth A. Dawson, Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI), University College Dublin, Ireland

12.40 Panel discussion

13.10 Lunch

Nanoforms and Human Health

14.30 Grouping concept for nanomaterials human health

  • DF4nano grouping developed by ECETOC
  • ECHA’s appendix for nanomaterials applicable to the guidance on QSARs and grouping of chemicals

Karin Wiench

14.55 The EFSA guidance on the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain – potential risks for human health

Francesco Cubadda, National Institute of Health (ISS), Italy / EFSA Working Group on nanoscience and nanotechnology in food/feed

15.20 Biokinetics and dose-response of internalised nanomaterials: Atherosclerosis as a case study

Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), United Kingdom

15.45 Panel discussion

16.15 Coffee break

16.45 Estimation of inhalation exposure to nanoform by particle release measurement and propagation modelling

  • The gap between release and inhalation exposure is limiting the current risk assessment
  • The need to evaluate the design of safe nanomaterials or release-free processes in terms of particle release at first
  • Propagation modelling as a way to interpret release data in terms of exposure data

Michael Stintz, Technical University Dresden, Germany

17.10 Nanoform in cosmetic spray and powder products: Inhalation potential and dosimetry

Katharina Schwarz, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, Germany

17.35 Panel discussion

18.10 End of first day

19.10 Departure time for the evening event

You are most welcome to attend our evening event. At the end of the first conference day, Akademie Fresenius invites you to a leisurely evening, which will take us to Ingelheim for a visit at the brewery „Der Goldene Engel“ (“The Golden Angel”). Don’t miss out on this opportunity and join us to continue the day’s discussions in a relaxed and leisurely atmosphere.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

9.00 Welcome address by the Chair

Iseult Lynch, University of Birmingham/Facility for Environmental Nanomaterials Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC), United Kingdom

Nano-Forms in the Environment

9.10 New developments in modelling the flows of nanomaterials to the environment: Material flow modelling vs. environmental fate modelling

  • Where are we with respect to quantifying flows to the environment?
  • Considering the form of the released materials

Bernd Nowack, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland

9.35 Nanomaterials/Nano-plastics in aquatic environments

  • How are micro- and nano-plastics transformed in natural waters?
  • Does this influence their bioaccumulation and biological effects?
  • Can we use this information in risk assessment?

Tamara Galloway, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

10.00 Environmental impact of TiO2 nanoparticles used as UV filters in sunscreen cosmetics

  • Nanoform release, hazard and exposure throughout the product lifecycle
  • Effects of the nanoparticle surface functionalisation
  • Risk minimisation toward a sunscreen safe by design

Jerome Labille, European Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience (Cerege), France

10.25 Panel discussion

10.55 Coffee break

11.25 Current work at the ACEnano project on nanomaterials characterisation for risk assessment and regulatory decision-making

Iseult Lynch

11.50 Sulfidation of AgNM (nanosilver) – influence on terrestrial long term effects in lab and outdoor experiments

  • Outdoor lysimeter experiments
  • Long-term tests
  • Soil microorganisms

Karsten Schlich, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Germany

12.15 Zinc oxide as a nanomaterial

  • Environmental fate and behaviour
  • Ecotoxicity profile

Christine Spirlet, International Zinc Association (IZA), Belgium

12.40 Panel discussion

13.10 Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Björn Braun

Evonik Resource Efficiency

Björn Braun holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and is responsible for Chemicals Management at Evonik Resource Efficiency. He currently heads the Cefic sector group “Association of synthetic amorphous silica producers (ASASP)” and the consortium for the REACH registration of silica.

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Cubadda

Francesco Cubadda

National Institute of Health (ISS), Italy

Francesco Cubadda is Research Scientist and Team Leader at the ISS, the Italian National Institute of Health. He has been an Expert in EFSA Working Groups since 2008 and is a National Scientific Expert in the EFSA NanoNetwork.

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Dawson

Kenneth A. Dawson

Centre for BioNano Interactions, University College Dublin, Ireland

Kenneth A. Dawson is a Professor and Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI) at University College Dublin. He is also Chair of Physical Chemistry and Chairman of the National BioNanoscience Action. His professional roles include representing Ireland on various international bodies, including the OECD and ISO working groups on standards for Nanotechnology. He has been an advisor in the EU New Risk Committee of the European Commission, as well as the Advisory group of the European Medicines Agency.

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Deydier Stephan

Laurence Deydier Stephan

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

Laurence Deydier Stephan is working as Scientific Officer in ecotoxicology for the European Chemicals Agency. She has held positions in scientific regulations for the last 14 years and has a background training in aquatic ecotoxicology, biogeochemical modelling and chemistry. For the last 5 years she has focused and developed her knowledge on nanomaterials, besides the REACH chemicals assessment.

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Galloway

Tamara Galloway

University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Tamara Galloway is Professor of Ecotoxicology at the University of Exeter and also holds an Honorary Chair at University of Exeter Medical School. Her research focus is on the health effects of some of the most pressing priority and emerging pollutants: including complex organics, plastics additives, micro- and nano-particles. She is an expert member of several (inter)national committees charged with environmental protection and the promotion of translational research.

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Gonzalez

Mar Gonzalez

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

Mar Gonzalez is an Administrator at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in the Environment, Health and Safety Division. Her work has mainly focused on promoting international harmonisation in the regulation of chemicals, in particular nanotechnology.

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Andrej Kobe

European Commission (DG Environment), Belgium

Andrej Kobe is a Policy Officer at European Commission’s Directory General Environment where he has long been involved in the ongoing activities on improving the regulation for substances in nanoform. He previously held a position with the Environment Agency of the Republic of Slovenia where he was in charge of setting up the national reference laboratory for the ambient air quality monitoring.

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Labille

Jerome Labille

European Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience (Cerege), France

Jerome Labille (PhD) coordinated the ERA-NET SIINN research Program Nanoheter (2013-2016), which focused on the role of heteroaggregation with natural particulate matter in the environmental fate of engineered nanoparticles. Since 2007, he has coordinated different research consortia (e.g. French Labex Serenade Eco-SUN) devoted to study the environmental impact of TiO2 nanoparticles involved in sunscreens as UV filters all along the product lifecycle.

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Lynch

Iseult Lynch

University of Birmingham, Facility for Environmental Nanomaterials Analysis und Characterisation (FENAC)

Iseult Lynch joined the University of Birmingham in 2013 becoming Professor of Environmental Nanosciences in 2016. She is an Associate Editor for Environmental Science: Nano, and Deputy director for the Facility for Environmental Nanomaterials Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC) at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on the environmental interactions of nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces with biological entities from macromolecules to organisms.

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Nowack

Bernd Nowack

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland

Bernd Nowack holds a PhD in environmental sciences and is currently leading the „Environmental Risk Assessment and Management“ group at EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. He is also an adjunct professor at ETH Zurich. His current research deals with the environmental risks of engineered nanomaterials, nanobiomaterials and microplastics, comprising a wide spectrum of different approaches. He is founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal NanoImpact.

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Schlich

Karsten Schlich

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany

Karsten Schlich has been investigating the effects of nanomaterials in the aquatic and terrestrial environment at Fraunhofer IME since 2008. He has written both his diploma thesis and his doctoral thesis (FU Berlin) on this subject. Since 2013, he has been responsible for the algae and macrophyte testing of chemicals under REACh and is also continuing his work on questions concerning the effect and the fate of nanomaterials in the terrestrial environment.

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Schwarz

Katharina Schwarz

Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM), Germany

Katharina Schwarz is currently the Department Head of Aerosol Technology at Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM. She conducts R&D projects in the field of physical-biological particle-lung-interactions with a major focus on exposure science including exposure characterisation and systemic uptake of airborne substances via inhalation.

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Blanca Serrano

The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Belgium

Blanca Serrano is currently Director at the European Council of the Chemical Industry (Cefic) dealing with Product Stewardship issues related to nanomaterials, microplastics and the Classification, labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). She joined Cefic in 2015 and has extensive experience in chemical regulatory affairs from her previous role as Product Stewardship Coordinator in FEIQUE, the Spanish Chemical Industry Association.

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Spirlet

Christine Spirlet

International Zinc Association (IZA), Belgium

Christine Spirlet holds a Ph.D. in Marine Biology. She has worked at the International Zinc Association since 2007 and currently holds the position of Manager Regulatory Affairs. She is mostly involved in regulatory work and provides scientific follow-up on guidances, technical notes and various issues. She is also Technical Counsellor and Secretary for the European Zinc Oxide Producers Association (ZOPA).

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Stintz

Michael Stintz

Technical University Dresden, Germany

Michael Stintz is Associate Professor for Mechanical Process Engineering at the Institute of Process Engineering and Environmental Technology of TU Dresden, where he leads the Particle Characterisation Laboratory. Since 2002 he has been working as Convenor of WG1 „Representation of analysis data“ in ISO/TC 24, Subcommittee SC4 „Particle Characterization“ and since 2016 he has been Chairman of its mother ISO/TC 24 „Particle Characterisation including Sieving“.

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Lang Tran

Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), United Kingdom

Lang Tran is Principal Computational Toxicologist in Research Division at the British Institute for Occupational Medicine (IOM) and an Expert Consultant on the SAFEnano Initiative. He is one of the editors of the Journal Nanotoxicology and Particle and Fiber Toxicology and has coordinated several EU projects (e.g. FP6 Particle_Risk, FP7 ENPRA). He was the coordinator of the FP7 flagship programme MARINA and is also the chairman of the COST Action TD1204 MODENA: Modelling Nanoparticle Toxicity. He is an Honorary Professor at Heriot Watt University (UK).

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Wiench

Karin Wiench

BASF, Germany

Karin Wiench has been working at BASF since 1993. She is Director in the Product Safety Unit for Regulatory Toxicology Chemicals, responsible for toxicological and ecotoxicological hazard and risk assessments. Since 2004 she has also been engaged in the field of nanotoxicology in international research projects.

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Venue

Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de
www.atrium-mainz.de

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 27 November 2018

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

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For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).


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