27 Nov - 28 Nov 2018, Atrium Hotel Mainz
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.
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Will you arrive on Monday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.
8.30 Registration and coffee
9.00 Welcome address by the organisers and introduction by the Chair
Karin Wiench, BASF, Germany
Andrej Kobe, European Commission, DG ENV, Belgium
Laurence Deydier Stephan, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
Mar Gonzalez, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
10.25 Panel Discussion
10.55 Coffee break
Blanca Serrano, The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Belgium
Björn Braun, Evonik Resource Efficiency, Germany
Kenneth A. Dawson, Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI), University College Dublin, Ireland
12.40 Panel discussion
Francesco Cubadda, National Institute of Health (ISS), Italy / EFSA Working Group on nanoscience and nanotechnology in food/feed
Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), United Kingdom
15.45 Panel discussion
16.15 Coffee break
Michael Stintz, Technical University Dresden, Germany
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.
Iseult Lynch, University of Birmingham/Facility for Environmental Nanomaterials Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC), United Kingdom
Bernd Nowack, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland
Tamara Galloway, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Jerome Labille, European Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience (Cerege), France
10.25 Panel discussion
10.55 Coffee break
Karsten Schlich, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Germany
Christine Spirlet, International Zinc Association (IZA), Belgium
12.40 Panel discussion
13.10 Lunch and end of the conference
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
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).mehrweniger
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“.mehrweniger
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).mehrweniger
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.mehrweniger
We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.
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.
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).
Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.
Price: € 295.00 plus VAT
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