List of proposed courses and lectures:

Computational Methods to Predict the Biological Effects of Additives used in Medical Applications

Nanomaterials Based-Products Awareness

 

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS TO PREDICT THE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ADDITIVES USED IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Location: to be decided at face-to-face meeting in Switzerland (18 December 2017)
Duration: proposed 0.5 day
Overview: Nanomaterials have applications in electronics, healthcare, cosmetics, and other areas. The potential risks of working with and using nanomaterials have been widely recognized, as has the need for safe working practices. Every employer has duty-of-care responsibilities to assess and manage the risks presented in the workplace. This awareness course is based on the current knowledge of nanomaterial risks highlighted in internationally recognized best practice (e.g. ISO, OECD), combined with approaches that are used by leading nanomaterial research institutions.
Objectives: To provide participants with an understanding of the potential risks of nanomaterials and current knowledge of how these can be managed
Who should attend: This short course is suitable for anyone with an interest in nanomaterial risks and what to do about them. In particular, those involved in the manufacture and use of nanomaterials including material developers and manufacturers as well as people from companies who use nanomaterial-enabled products such as sprays and coatings.

The course would also be of interest to researchers working with nanomaterials as well as Safety and Health Professionals who need to carry out risk assessments and provide EHS support. Others who provide policy support will also find this informative. 

Course Outline:

1. Introduction to nanomaterials
2. Potential risks of nanomaterials
3. Current approaches to managing the risks of nanomaterials

Certification: Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance
Note: This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending

 

NANOMATERIALS BASED-PRODUCTS AWARENESS
Location: to be decided at face-to-face meeting in Switzerland (18 December 2017)
Duration: proposed 0.5 day
OverviewNanomaterials have applications in various fields like healthcare, cosmetics, electronics, food and many other areas. Although nanomaterials have so many applications, there are evidences that they represent also potential risks for workers that produce them and sometime even for the user of the final products. It is widely recognized that there is a need for safe working practices and methods for testing the potential risk on nanoproducts upon the end-users. This awareness course is based on the current knowledge of nanomaterial hazards underlined in worldwide recognized best practice (e.g. ISO, OECD), combined with the newest results on research in the field.
Objectives: To provide applicants with an understanding of the possible hazards of nanomaterials and up-to-date knowledge of how these can be administered.
Who should attend: This short course is appropriate for anyone with an awareness in nanomaterial risks and what to do about them. In special, those involved in the creation and consumption of nanomaterials including material designers and companies as well as people from companies who use nanomaterial-enabled products such as sprays and coatings. The lectures would also be of benefit to researchers working with nanomaterials as well as to decision makers, peoples working in risk assessment and policy support.
Course Outline:
1. Introduction to nanomaterials based-products
2. Potential risks of nanomaterials based-products
3. Current approaches to managing the risks of nanomaterials based-products
Certification: Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance
Note: This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending