Archive of upcoming and past events related with the nanomedicine community or with participation of ETPN.

Start: Nov 22, 2023 - 9:00 am
End: Nov 28, 2023 - 5:00 pm
Venue:ONline and in person (Berlin)
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Dear ETPN members, dear colleagues, we’re excited to bring your attention to two essential events focused on the risk assessment of Advanced Materials. Although not directly within the realm of nanomedicine, the topics being covered are pertinent to our community, offering valuable insights into risk assessment methodologies and lifecycle sustainability.

We would like to invite you to two events dealing with the risk assessment of Advanced Materials and how to relate it to life cycle assessment of commercial products containing these materials. The 1st MACRAMÉ Risk Assessor Summit, organised at BAuA in Berlin, will give you the chance to learn how risk assessment of Advanced Materials is related to life cycle assessment and sustainability requirements of new products. In an online workshop, we will present and discuss how to bring in-vitro methods into standards and/or OECD TGs and the way forward to standardise and harmonise the testing of graphene related materials.

Harmonisation and Standardisation Workshop (Online Event)

Harmonisation and standardisation of test methods for nano and advanced materials – Continuing the NanoHarmony / NANOMET journey

  • Dates: 22nd & 23rd November 2023
  • Platform: Online Event

Building on NanoHarmony and NANOMET’s foundation, this online workshop, a collaboration between Horizon Europe projects MACRAMÉ, nanoPASS, and iCare along with the Malta Initiative, delves into the evolving landscape of OECD Test Guideline developments for nanomaterials. Participants will receive information on ongoing OECD TG developments for nanomaterials as well as the Malta Initiative outlook on the future of TG developments within a European Test Method Strategy. New developments towards harmonisation and standardisation of in vitro testing will be presented and their integration in regulatory risk assessment will be discussed. We will present the status and developments of standards for characterisation of Advanced Materials, as illustrated by graphene materials. Roundtables will give stakeholders the opportunity to provide input into the development and inclusion of new methods into regulatory risk assessment.

For further information and registration please visit the dedicated meeting webpage for the Joint Workshop on Harmonisation & Standardisation.

1st MACRAMÉ Regulatory Risk Assessors Summit (On-site Event at BAuA in Berlin) 

Challenges in addressing sustainability of products containing Advanced Materials: A Life Cycle based View

  • Dates: 27th & 28th November 2023
  • Venue: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA), Nöldnerstraße 40, 10317 Berlin, Germany

The MACRAMÉ project investigates the impact of Advanced Materials on health and the environment across industrial product life cycles. The 1st MACRAMÉ Regulatory Risk Assessors Summit merges risk assessment and life cycle assessment (LCA). Drawing from previous initiatives and insights from regulators, industry, scientists and consumers, the Summit tackles issues of LCA within European policy frameworks, such as the Green Deal and the Safe and Sustainable by Design approach. Participants from diverse sectors are invited to learn about LCA and discuss challenges and communalities between sustainability and risk assessment. Based on this, we formulate recommendations towards research, standardisation, and harmonisation of test methods to cover assessment of Advanced Materials along their life cycle.

For registration and further insights please visit the dedicated meeting webpage for the 1st MACRAMÉ Risk Assessors Summit.

About MACRAMÉ Project

MACRAMÉ has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101092686. Macramé is focused on Advanced Characterisation Methodologies to assess and predict the Health and Environmental Risks of Advanced Materials. The project spans 36 months and aims to advance the field of nanosafety. For more details, visit our website: MACRAMÉ Project

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