Breakout sessions will be in two sets the 15th pm and 16th am. Please find here the details of each sessions :


Co-chairs: Vladimir Lobaskin and Anil Patri

Challenges concerning nanoplastics

  • Risks of micro- and nanoplastics to humans and the environment
  • Detecting nanoplastics in the environment: methods and techniques
  • Detecting nanoplastics in tissues and food
  • Standards for detection and quantification of nanoplastics
  • EU-US coordination on nanoplastics

Challenges concerning identification of nanomaterials

  • Ontologies and detabases, definitions of nanomaterials
  • Development of unique identifiers for nanomaterials (ERM)
  • Challenges in nanoinformatics: predictive modelling using nanomaterial characteristics


Co-chairs: Adeyemi Adeleye (U.S.) and Susana Loureiro (EU)

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • "Think, Pair, Share": What are the three most important nano ecotoxicity questions still unanswered?
  • Discussion and rating of the ecotox questions suggested
  • Brief research/Latest finding updates

Human Toxicity

Co-chairs: Albert Duschl and Gabriele Windgasse

1. Brief introductions from each participant

2. Brief recap of last year’s activities (ENM survey/publication, last year’s COR meeting)

3. Standards in publications in nanotoxicology (Albert)

4. Essential public health services  - framework for ENM and PH (Gabriele)

5. Discussion on the TiO2-opinion of ANSES (Gabriele)

6. Any other business


Risk Assessment

Co-chairs: Christine Hendren, Janeck Scott-Fordsmand and Mark Wiesner

1. Brief introductions from each participant

2. Framing harmonization; overview of RA community efforts to harmonize to date (Mark and Janeck)
   - Functional Assays and methods
   - Media for nanomaterial testing 
   - Data integration across projects
3. Group discussion on harmonization opportunities
    - Any clear paths for alignment of ongoing efforts?
    - High priority risk scenarios to guide focus?

Risk Management and Control

Chairs: Khara Grieger and Ulla Vogel

1. Welcome and introductions

2. Review what "risk management and control" means

3. Introduce the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)'s Emerging Risk Guidelines, and proposed 6 overall options for risk management of an emerging risk 

4. Break-out activity #1: Risk Management In Practice for Nano-Enabled Consumer Product

 - Split into smaller teams, of 3-5 people/team

 - Vote for best topic to explore as proposed by different teams (e.g., nanomaterials used in food, clothing, energy)

- After selecting a topic to explore, each team will be assigned to come up with specific examples of how a company/organization can develop risk management practices according to each of the IRGC's risk management options (1 option per team)

- Each team reports back to the rest of the session, explaining the specific practices that a company/organization can develop for risk management/control

- The session will vote on the "best" or "most creative" options presented by a team

- The winning team gets a prize (bottle of wine*)!

5. Introduce the concepts of Responsible Research and Innovation 

6. Break-out activity #2: Responsible Research and Innovation as a Risk Management and Control option for nano

 -  Split into smaller teams, of 3-5 people/team

 -  Each team does some research (via the internet) to identify the "best" example of a real-life nanomaterial product/application that has exhibited properties/practices of responsible research and innovation

 - Each team presents their findings in a 3-5 min. PPT to the rest of the session

 - The session will vote on the "best" or "most creative" example of an example of responsible research and innovation in nano

 - The winning team gets a prize (bottle of wine*)!


More informations can be find on the U.S.-EU NanoEHS CORs page.

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