The International Nanotoxicology Conference is one of the most important at global level in the field of nanotoxicology. The 2016 edition was the 8th in a continuing series of international meetings and was held in Boston, USA from June 1-4 2016. The title of this edition was A Decade of Nanotoxicology: Impact on Human Health and Environment.
Julia Catalán from FIOH, Margriet Park from RIVM, and Joan Cabellos from LEITAT attended the meeting and presented scientific results resulting from the research made in the framework of the GUIDEnano project.
Julia Catalán gave a talk about Genotoxicity of Metal Nanoparticles – possible Nanoespecific Effects, Margriet Park presented one poster entitled Hazard evaluation in GUIDEnano: a web-based guidance tool for risk assessment and mitigation of nano-enabled products, and Joan Cabellos presented two posters with the titles Coating hydrophobicity modulates the intestinal absorption of nanomaterials and Influence of different experimental variables in the prediction of nanomaterial intestinal absorption.
The objective of this conference is to bring together scientists from academia, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to present current research findings, focus their respective talents and expertise, and initiate new collaborations in an effort to ensure the safe implementation of nanotechnology. The Advisory Board is working now to develop the scientific program for this conference, which will include plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, poster sessions, and dedicated time for presentations by young scientists.