Registration is now open: CPSC/NNI Workshop on Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products


(Media Advisory--May 7, 2015)

What: A workshop sponsored by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and co-hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) entitled “Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products – Addressing Environmental, Health, and Safety Implications.” This is a technical workshop to determine the state of the science and the tools and methods available to characterize and quantify exposure to engineered nanomaterials from consumer products.

When: Tuesday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Where: Holiday Inn, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209

Who: The intended audience includes academics, Federal representatives, and manufacturers and distributors of nanotechnology-enabled products, as well as communities seeking to understand the exposure science related to engineered nanomaterials.

Why: The U.S. Government regulatory agencies participating in the NNI have put forth a risk-based regulatory agenda regarding engineered nanomaterials. This risk-based approach requires exposure data, since risk is the combination of both hazard and exposure. A main goal of this approach is to bridge toxicology with exposure science.

How: This two-day, 100 – 120 person technical workshop will focus on determining the state of the science and the tools and methods available to characterize and quantify nanomaterials presence, release potential, and population exposure.

Agenda: Click here to see a draft agenda.

Registration:  This workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at 120 people. Click here to register now. If you cannot attend in person, the main sessions will be webcast live during the event. The webcast link and the agenda will also be available via the main workshop page, linked here and listed below. A limited number of travel grants are available for graduate students and postdoctoral associates; please click here for more information and to download the travel grants flyer.

Contact us:    
Email: QEENworkshop@nnco.nano.gov
Twitter: #QEENworkshop
Direct link: nano.gov/QEENworkshop
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1701X1dPF_iHySqc4cdc_aEzJmzC7HG9ZDXLfiCfL7P0/viewform