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UC CEIN Nano EH&S Forum: Scientific Advances Towards Reducing Complexity in Decision Making

May 8, 2013 @ 8:00 am - May 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

UC CEIN NanoEH&S Forum:

Advances Towards Reducing Complexity in Decision Making

Wednesday, May 8,

UCLA California
NanoSystems Institute



The University of California Center for Environmental
Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN) is pleased to announce a one-day
conference on recent advances in environmental health and safety of Engineered
Nanomaterials (ENMs).  

Target audience: Participants from industry,
regulators, policy makers, nano EH&S professionals, and academics from the
state of California, nationally, and internationallyFocus: Developing alternative testing strategies
for ENMs and how ENMs can be used for decision making in industrial,
regulatory, policy, and academic settings Discussion: How the advances in safety
assessment research for ENMs impact daily operations and decision-making
processes Half-day interactive workshops: Participants may
choose to participate in one of the following workshops: 1) High-throughput
techniques/approaches; 2) Nanoinformatics/Prediction making tools; or, 3) Safe
handling of nanomaterials


Agenda (Speakers to be confirmed):

Nationally known morning plenary speaker sharing
their approach to the science of nanomaterialsState of the Science – a brief introduction to
UC CEIN research to include presentations on: Nanomaterial synthesis and
characterization; Cellular High Throughput Screening studies; and Ecological
Nano-industry Perspectives Panel – a moderated
discussion of industry’s perspectives on “real world” challenges for ENM worker
safety, nano EH&S, testing methods for “safer design” and other issues.Legal Aspects/Regulatory Considerations –
includes a primer on the development of Nano Policy and deeper discussion of
the California Nano Regulatory Action under AB 1879/SB 509.Nationally known afternoon keynote speaker


The conference is free to attend, but registration is
required. Register at:



For more information and a detailed agenda, visit:



Two meetings, one location:

The conference is funded by the National Science Foundation
(NSF) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The conference is
being held in conjunction with the UC CEIN/iPlant-hosted Cyberinfrastructure
for Environmental Nanoinformatics workshop to be held on Tuesday, May
7th.  You must register to attend each workshop separately.  For more
information on the Nanoinformatics Workshop, please visit the meeting
site:   http://nanoinfo.cein.ucla.edu/public/ceiniplant2013/default.aspx


Poster Session:

Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to
submit an abstract for the poster session highlighting their current
research.  Travel grants are available for CEIN-affiliated
students/postdocs.  A number of non CEIN-affiliated researchers whose
posters are selected will also receive a travel grant of $500.  Travel
grant recipients must attend one of the afternoon workshops on May 8th and be
present at the poster session to receive their award.  Submit abstracts by
March 15, 2013:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CEIN2013Posters 

Luskin Center is a partner of CEIN.


May 8, 2013 @ 8:00 am
May 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm


May 8, 2013 @ 8:00 am
May 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm