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Registration Now Open: NanoEHS Webinar Series--Applying a lab safety culture to nanotechnology

April 29, 2016

(April 29, 2016) The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is launching the NanoEHS Webinar Series with a free webinar, "Applying a Lab Safety Culture to Nanotechnology: Educating the Next Generation of Nanoscientists.” The series is aimed at strategies for safe development and use of nanotechnology along the life cycle of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products. This first webinar will discuss how an effective culture of safety in the research laboratory facilitates safe and responsible nanomaterial research and supports the NNI goal of responsible development. Details and registration information is as follows:

When: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Daylight Time (US and Canada) (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)

Who: Speakers at the event will include:

  • Charles L. Geraci, Jr. – Associate Director for Nanotechnology and co-manager of the Nanotechnology Research Center at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Larry Gibbs – Associate Vice Provost for Environmental Health and Safety at Stanford University
  • Craig Merlic – Associate Professor of Chemistry and Executive Director for the UCLA Center for Laboratory Safety
  • Lori Seiler – Associate Director for Global R&D EHS at Dow Chemical Company

Registration: To register now, please visit the following link:

About the Event: Members of the nanotechnology and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) communities, as well as interested members of the public, media, academia, industry, NGOs, and Federal, state, and local governments, are encouraged to participate.

Invited speakers will begin the event by providing an overview of their respective areas of expertise in the nanoEHS and laboratory safety arenas. This will be followed by a Q&A segment with members of the public. Questions for the panel can be submitted to from now through the end of the webinar at 3 PM on May 18, 2016.

This webinar is free and open to the public with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is now open and will be capped at 500 people.

To learn more about the event, please visit the NanoEHS webinar page