Safety and Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials

Engineered nanomaterials offer enormous potential in many areas of technology. The safety of ENM is the key to the success of several industrial sectors including electronics industry, consumer products, drug industry, food industry, paper industry, construction industry, aviation and space industry, and agriculture. However, without end users and customers’ confidence, nanotechnology has no future. There is need for additional research and knowledge on ENM that would enable setting of occupational exposure limits for these materials.

Course objectives

The main goal of the course is to provide the participants with information that allows them to understand key-issues related to ENM. More specifically, the purpose is to introduce the current knowledge about the characteristics of ENM, exposure to the materials and their health effects and also about the challenges of risk assessment and risk management concerning ENM at workplaces. One of the goals of the course is also to provide information on how to carry out predictive assessment of safety of ENM. The course will also provide information on the current hot topics in especially European approaches to promote safety of ENM.

Target group

  • Graduate students interested in ENM safety
  • Professionals working in regulatory agencies and companies and working in either administration or workplaces.
  • The course would also be useful for any expert having duties associated with ENM safety

Course outline

The course will consist of a mix of lectures, team work and individual work.

Main topics

  • Characteristics of ENM
  • Exposure to ENM
  • Health effects of ENM
  • Predicting health hazards of ENM
  • Assessing and Predicting Risks of ENM
  • Governing and Managing Risks of ENM

Registration deadline

August 2nd, 2018

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Price

The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

  • The day package I fee of EUR 300
  • The day package II fee of EUR 210
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 300 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches and the dinner on Tuesday evening.

    The total price of the course is EUR 800 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 300).

    Day package II

    The day package II price is 210 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 710 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 210).

    Kindly note that the day package II does not include the dinner on Tuesday evening.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 22nd – 24th of October 2018 at Quality Hotel View, Malmö, Sweden. To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel through this link using the booking code 2110GR007272 (available until 16.9.2018).

    The room price for a single standard room is SEK 1395 (approx. EUR 143)/night (including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 16th of September 2018.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by August, 2nd 2018: full refund
    Cancellations received after August, 2nd 2018: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

    The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course Leader
Kai Savolainen
Research Professor
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
email: kai.savolainen@ttl.fi

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Linda Vänskä
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 5463 277
email: linda.vanska@niva.org

Course venue

Background

Engineered nanomaterials offer enormous potential in many areas of technology. The safety of ENM is the key to the success of several industrial sectors including electronics industry, consumer products, drug industry, food industry, paper industry, construction industry, aviation and space industry, and agriculture. However, without end users and customers’ confidence,…

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Course Leader

Kai Savolainen

General information

Course fee and payment The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA. Accommodation Fore more information about accommodation options please see the…

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