In brief

Updated: 25/03/2011

Nano 2011 INRS Conference: program

INRS is organising a scientific conference devoted to the risks associated with nanomaterials and nanoparticles. It will be held from 5 to 7 April 2011 in Nancy (France). The programme of plenary talks is now available. In addition, over a hundred oral and poster presentations will be proposed on the various topics of the conference. Program available now.

This conference, organized in association with the Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health (PEROSH), is intended to bring together researchers, experts and practitioners from different backgrounds with the aim of sharing latest knowledge and discussing research needs on the following scopes:
  health effect assessment;
instrumentation and exposure assessment;
characterization of engineered nanoparticles and nanomaterials;
emission control and protective equipment;
risk assessment and risk management.

Scientific conference Risks associated to nanoparticles and nanomaterials
Date: 5th-7th April 2011

Venue: Palais des Congrès, Nancy, France


Langages: English (simultaneous translation into French)

Program: available

Registration on-line (special rates for early registration, up until 31 January 2011):

The full conference programme will propose about one hundred oral and poster presentations. Here are the scheduled plenary talks:
  Dr. Eileen D. Kuempel, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (United States)
Risk assessment and risk management of nanomaterials in the workplace: What we know and what we still need to know.
Pr. Wolfgang G. Kreyling, Helmholtz Center Munich - Research Center for Environmental Health (Germany)
Toxicokinetics of insoluble nanoparticles in rodents after different routes of administration.
Pr. Ken Donaldson, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Nanofibres and asbestos: new materials with an old hazard.
Dr. Derk H. Brouwer, TNO Quality of Life (Netherlands)
An overview of workplace air monitoring studies to manufactured nanoparticles.
Pr. Gerhard Kasper, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
Airborne nanoparticles in the workplace – Sources, transport, evolution and the consequences for exposure and filtration
Dr. Stéphanie Lacour, CNRS-CECOJI Poitiers and Pr. Dominique Vinck, Pacte Politique Organisations, Université Pierre-Mendès-France de Grenoble (France)
The object of “nano-risks” regulation: a legal and sociological view

For further information
Nano 2011 program
Website of the Nano 2011 Conference
« Les nanomatériaux » (INRS web topic)
An animation entitled “caution with nanomaterials” (in brief)
“Nanomaterials” (INRS Brochure ED 6050)