Invitation to the Topical Scientific Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials

ECHA

Dear Sir/Madam,

Based on your expression of interest for the above mentioned event, you are hereby kindly invited to the Topical Scientific Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials that will take place in Helsinki, ECHA premises, on 23-24 October 2014. Please confirm your participation by registering via the registration form by 31 July 2014.

We expect that close to 200 experts in the field of risk assessment of nanomaterials will attend to discuss and update scientific principles and guidelines for assessing human health and environmental risks of chemical substances in nanoform. The emphasis of the discussions will be on how the main long term challenges from a regulatory perspective can be reflected and employed in the current and future research in relation to nanomaterials.

The discussions will be reinforced by an update of the recent developments in the field of risk assessment methodologies applied in chemicals management also outside the European Union.

The discussions will be held in plenary sessions with panel discussion and posters covering five topics: challenges in regulatory risk assessment of nanomaterials, measurement and characterization of nanomaterials, metrology and dose metrics for hazard and exposure assessment throughout the life cycle, environmental fate, persistence and bioaccumulation throughout the life cycle and read across and categories of nanomaterials. A more detailed preliminary programme and a background document on the specific topics can be found on the event website.

The workshop proceedings including the summaries and outcome of the discussions, presentations and posters will represent an updated review of the current state of the art of nanomaterials risk assessment and present a set of recommendations and guidance for using this information in the regulatory context frameworks.

Please note that this invitation is in your personal capacity and that no replacement will be accepted unless agreed with ECHA in advance. In case you are not able to attend, please inform us by e-mail as soon as possible at scientificevents@echa.europa.eu.

Data Protection

Please note that the conclusions and the outcome of the discussions at this event, including a list of participants, will be published either on paper and/or in electronic format as part of the event website and the workshop proceedings. Photographs may also be taken to be used for internal and/or external communication purposes. The European Chemicals Agency will ensure on its part that your personal data is processed as required by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community Institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. You have the right to access and rectify that data. To exercise these rights, please contact the data controller at scientificevents@echa.europa.eu.

Should you have any questions, please send an email to the workshop mailbox at scientificevents@echa.europa.eu.

We look forward to welcoming you in Helsinki in October!

Yours faithfully,

Jukka Malm
Deputy Executive Director