The special edition of the journal NanoImpact, A decade of Nanotoxicology Research: Impact on Human Health and the Environment 8th International Congress of Nanotoxicology is available with open access through 2017. This means the content is available for download for a limited time for free. The special edition features the collaborative work of Vireo Advisor's Kimberly Ong, Jo Anne Shatkin, and James Ede along with Theodora Retsina and Kim Nelson of American Process Inc. The article, "Establishing the safety of novel bio-based cellulose nanomaterials for commercialization" demonstrates how to be proactive in developing an industrially relevant safety testing plan for nanomaterials. The approach supports commercialization efforts and fills key data gaps prior to commercial production. Importantly as well, it demonstrates the value of publishing studies when there is no adverse toxicity outcome. For more information regarding the article, please see our previous post.
NanoTEC for Smart Communities
Meeting Date: October 23-24, 2018
Location: Toronto, Canada
Join Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin for the NanoTEC for Smart Communities conference as she participates in the “Health-Toxicology” panel discussion.
Safe and ethical deployment has been a prime consideration since the emergence of nanotechnology as a cross-sectoral enabling technology. While materials properties change drastically with particle size below 100 nm, so can the material’s potential toxicity. While Canada is well equipped with state-of-the-art materials characterization facilities thanks to the CFI, do we have the appropriate tools to assess toxicity of materials? Can we thus support industry appropriately in commercializing their products while responding to government regulations? What is needed to address these issues?
7th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2018 (SNO)
Meeting Date: November 8-10, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
The 2018 SNO conference talks will feature applications, effects and implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials within each system that contribute to sustainability. For more information or to register, please visit the 2018 SNO conference website.
Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
Meeting Date: November 8, 2018
Location: North Carolina, USA
The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA. Register to attend today!
SRA 2018 Annual Meeting
Meeting Date: December 2-6, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Join SRA for the 2018 Annual Meeting to discuss and share ideas about risk analysis with risk enthusiasts from around the world! Attendees of the SRA annual meetings are scientists and practitioner who are trained in multiple disciplines and work with a variety of different organization types. More information can be found by visiting SRA's event page.
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date! The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this event will be: "Development and Resilience". More information to come.