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The 2013 NNI Workshop on the Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology took place on September 10-11, 2013 and gathered stakeholders from industry, labor, academia, government, and non-governmental organizations, to discuss the assessment, management, and communication of potential risks associated with the use of nanomaterials.
The Plenary Sessions featured perspectives from various communities on their approach to risk-based decisions. Representatives from the Research, Regulatory, Nanomanufacturing, Small Business, Financial Risk, NGO and Other Public communities participated in Breakout Sessions on both days. The breakout sessions on Day 1 focused on the “Types of Decisions” from the perspective of various communities in their approach to Occupational Risk Analysis, Commercial Product Life Cycle, and Environmental Life Cycle. The breakout sessions on Day 2 centered on the “Decision Makers” by gathering inputs from each community. Roundtable Discussions with representation from Emerging Businesses, the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Public Risk Perception and Communication groups also took place on Day 2 of the workshop.
If you participated in the workshop, we would love to get your feedback on the content and design of the sessions and invite you to share your comments using the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rYRjwt8dMBneM_BSDYjzgG0FtBtYexZsFzz3BZbXb08/viewform.
The NNI sincerely thanks all those who contributed to the planning, program content, viewed via webcast, and or participated in-person. Archived copies of the plenary presentations and discussion sessions are available in PDF version below, and in video format using the following link: http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nnco/130910/. Other workshop documents are also posted below.
Plenary Presentations (Day 1)
Altaf Carim, OSTP
Stephen Gibbons, Brewer Science, Inc.
Michael Hansen, Consumer Union
Darius Sivin, UAW
Igor Linkov, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, DOD
Keynote Presentations (Day 2)
Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University
Barbara Herr Harthorn, University of California, Santa Barbara
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