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Leading experts will gather at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., May 4 to discuss the challenges of regulating nanotechnologies.

The Challenges of Regulating Nanotechnology to Be Discussed at Policy Forum

Washington, DC | Posted on May 2nd, 2011

The policy forum, titled Nanotechnology: the Huge Challenge of Regulating Tiny Technologies, will bring together thought leaders who represent public, private and academic communities to discuss the issues, concerns and public policies needed to maximize the benefits of this emerging technology while minimizing the risks and encouraging further development and scientific exploration.

In the coming years, nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize fields ranging from health care to manufacturing. As in many other rapidly evolving fields, however, federal regulation has been unable to keep pace with the rate of evolution regarding potential issues, such as environmental or human health impacts.

The event, held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., is being hosted by RTI International. Speakers include Michele Ostraat, Ph.D. senior director of the Center for Aerosol and Nanomaterials Engineering at RTI; Sally Tinkle, Ph.D., deputy director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office; Jim Alwood, Toxic Substances Control Act Nanotechnology Coordinator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Cole Matson, Ph.D., executive director at the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology at Duke University.

The event is the fourth forum of a seminar series that will explore a variety of pressing public policy challenges facing our nation.

The event is free and open to the public. Breakfast will be served. To attend the nanotechnology forum, please register at https://www.rti.org/registrations/registrations.cfm?regid=21. More information on the event can be at www.rti.org/policyforums.

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