UC CEIN Nano EHS Forum: Scientific Advances Towards Reducing Complexity in Nano EHS Decision Making

UC CEIN Nano EHS Forum: Scientific Advances Towards Reducing Complexity in Nano EHS Decision Making
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
UCLA California NanoSystems Institute

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8:30    Welcome - Hilary Godwin, PhD - UC CEIN Director of Education and Outreach, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (UCLA)

8:45    State of the Science - a brief introduction to UC CEIN research in the use of alternative test strategies in Nano EHS
*Predictive Toxicologic Approach to ENMs (use of cellular studies validated by animal studies) - Andre Nel, MD/PhD - UC CEIN Director, Professor of Medicine (UCLA)

*Ecological Implications of Manufactured Nanomaterials - Patricia Holden, PhD - UC CEIN, Professor of Environmental Microbiology (UC Santa Barbara)

*Environmental Decision-Analysis for Nanomaterials - Yoram Cohen, PhD - UC CEIN, Professor of Chemical Engineering (UCLA)

10:00    Invited Plenary Talk: Evaluating the Role of Alternative Testing Strategies in Developing Occupational Safety and Health - Eileen Kuempel, PhD - NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center, Risk Assessment Critical Area Coordinator

10:45    Break

11:00    Invited Plenary Talk: *Integration of traditional and alternative testing strategies for decision making - Terry L. Medley, JD - DuPont, Global Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs

11:45    Nano-industry Perspectives Panel
Panelists:
Richard Pleus, PhD - Intertox, Inc, Managing Director/Toxicologist (Moderator)
Mark Lafranconi, PhD - Tox Horizons, Consultant
Seth Coe-Sullivan, PhD - QD Vision, Inc, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

12:45    Lunch and Poster Session

2:00     Demonstrations and Discussions:
HTS Techniques/Approaches  (Ji) - 3rd Floor Conference Rooms
Implementation of Nano Toolkit (Safe Handling of Nanomaterials) (Godwin) - Auditorium
Nanoinformatics/Predictive data tools (Cohen) - 5th Floor Presentation Space

3:45    Legal Aspects and Regulatory Considerations Panel    
Panelists:
Lynn Bergeson, JD - Bergeson & Campbell P.C., Founding Member/Managing Partner
Jeffrey Wong, PhD - California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Chief     Scientist and Acting Director of Pollution Prevention and Green Technologies
Timothy Malloy, JD - UC CEIN, Professor of Law (UCLA)

5:30    Wrap Up/Adjournment - Hilary Godwin PhD, UC CEIN Director of Education and Outreach