IUPAC Workshop on Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials.

28 – 29 September 2017, CENAM, Queretaro, Mexico

Thursday, September 28

8h20 - 9h00  Registration 
9h00 - 9h10 Welcome from Host Organization
Victor Lizardi, General Director of CENAM
9h10 - 9h15 Welcome and Introductions from Co-Organizers.
Linda Johnston—NRC, Norma Gonzalez—CENAM
9h15 - 9h35 OECD—Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials
Mar Gonzalez, OECD
9h35 - 9h55 Conspectus of nanoscience in Mexico.
Gabriel Luna, Mexican Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Network
9h55 - 12h00 Theme 1: Detection and Characterization of Nanomaterials
Chairperson: Andrea de Vizcaya
9h55 - 10h25 Quantitative characterization of nanomaterial surface functional groups.
Linda Johnston, NRC  
10h25 - 10h55 Producing, control and characterization of functionalized superparamagnetic nanoparticles: Applications and Perspectives in nanomedicine.
Jaime Santoyo, CINVESTAV-IPN  
10h55 - 11h10 Exhibit / coffee break
11h10 - 11h40 Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in environmental and biological samples.
Baoshan Xing, University of Massachusetts
11h40 - 12h30 Discussion Theme 1
Discussion Leader: Norma Gonzalez
12h30 - 13h30  Lunch
13h30 - 13h40 New developments in Analytical tools for SEM analysis
Ivan Garcia, Bruker.
13h40 - 13h50 Characterization overview of Nano Structured Materials by Gas Sorption and Spectroscopic Techniques.
Marcela Liliana Espinoza Almeraya, ISASA Instrumentacion.
13h50 - 15h20 Theme 2: Transformation of ENM in consumer products and environment
Chairperson: Jaime Santoyo
13h50 - 14h20 Tools for following nanoparticle transformations in water.
Kevin Wilkinson, Université de Montréal 
14h20 - 14h50 Nanomaterial transformations and release from consumer products.
Mark Wiesner, Duke University  
14h50 - 15h20 SINANOTOX, a National System of Toxicological Evaluation of nanomaterials.
Rafael Vazquez, Center of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology—UNAM Campus Ensenada
15h20 - 15h35 Exhibit / coffee break
15h35 - 16h25 Discussion Theme 2
Discussion Leader:
Baoshan Xing
16h25 - 16h35  Highlights of Our Solutions in Action.
Guadalupe Itzcua, Agilent Technologies
16h35 - 16h45  MERCK promotes creativity for nanomateriales development.
Ruth Abundez, Merck S.A. de C.V.

Friday, September 29

8h30 - 10h00 Theme 3: Nanotoxicology Methods and Gaps for EHS
Chairperson: Rafael Velazquez
8h30 - 9h00 Improved dosimetry in ecotoxicology, toxicology and the environment.
Jamie Lead, University of South California  
9h00 - 9h30 Nanotoxicology: Challenges to harmonize in vitro methods.
Cordula Hirsch, EMPA  
9h30 - 10h00 Use of pre-clinical experimental models in nanotoxicology.
Andrea de Vizcaya, CINVESTAV-IPN  
10h00 - 10h15 Exhibit / coffee break
10h15 - 11h05 Discussion Theme 3
Discussion Leader: Aleks Stefaniak
11h05 - 11h15 Novel approaches in electron microscopy characterization.
Rafael Villaurrutia, Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly FEI)
11h15 - 11h25  Advancement in Metallic Nanoparticles Analysis Using ICP-MS.
Alfonso Hernandez , Perkin Elmer
11h25 - 12h30 Poster Session
12h30 - 13h30 Lunch
13h30 - 16h00 Theme 4: Challenges for Metrology, Risk Assessment and Standardisation
Chairperson: Linda Johnston
13h30 - 14h00 Risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials: Translating research to workplace recommendations.
Aleks Stefaniank, NIOSH  
14h00 -14h30 OECD Work on the Safety Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterial.
Mar Gonzalez, OECD  
14h30 - 15h00 Regulating Nanomaterials in the EU: addressing information needs.
Kirsten Rasmussen, Directorate F – Health, Consumers and Reference Materials, Consumer Products Safety. EC – JRC 
15h00 - 15h30 Standards for nanomaterials: From research to disposal.
Ruben Lazos, CENAM  
15h30 - 16h00 Challenges of nanometrology in Mexico.
Norma Gonzalez, CENAM 
16h00 - 16h15  Exhibit / coffee break 
16h15 -17h05 Discussion Theme 4
Discussion Leader:
Kevin Wilkinson
17h05 - 17h20 General Discussion
17h20 - 17h30 Closure