Seminars & Webinars: Nanotechnology

November 2021

10th NANO Conference, November 3-5, 2021, virtual event

The Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) presents the 10th NANO Conference, providing high quality professional presentations of interest to scientists and engineers focusing on the interaction between technical advances and societal, occupational, and environmental impacts, as well as sustainability in the field of nanotechnology research. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present. B&C is a proud supporter of SNO.

November 2020

9th NANO Conference, November 12-13, 2020, virtual event

The Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) and the Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental  Health (NanOEH) Committee have partnered to present the 9th NANO Conference, providing high quality professional presentations of interest to scientists and engineers focusing on the interaction between technical advances and societal, occupational, and environmental impacts, as well as sustainability in the field of nanotechnology research. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will present.

September 2019

SCHC Fall 2019 Meeting, September 21-25, 2019, Arlington, VA

The SCHC Fall 2019 Meeting included professional development courses, a board meeting open to all members, and a general meeting with poster session. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) presented “Update on SNURs and Nanomaterials.”

November 2018

7th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2018, November 8-10, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The 2018 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference included presentations on the applications, effects, implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials, while exploring how nanomaterials and nanotechnology can improve the sustainability of selected fields. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented.

June 2018

NanoBCA 2018 Annual Conference, June 14, 2018, Washington D.C.

The 17th Annual Conference of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) welcomed leading experts from private industry who were commercializing nanomaterials, representatives from government agencies, and public policy leaders. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud member of NanoBCA. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, presented. 

Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, June 8, 2018, New York, New York and Via Webinar

Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, hosted by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), provided a comprehensive overview of recent developments in environmental regulation – and de-regulation – affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  Among other topics, this program covered the impact of recent court decisions, new regulations, and enforcement initiatives on regulated entities, with an emphasis on providing practical suggestions for management of environmental risks and compliance obligations. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented "Chemical Regulation: Defining the Issues." 

April 2018

ABA Spring Conference, April, 18-20, 2018, Orlando, Florida

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ 47th Annual Spring Conference explored the key topics and issues confronting environmental, energy, and resources lawyers today. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “The New Administration on the World Stage: From NAFTA to Paris, ozone, oceans, chemicals, and e-waste.”

February 2018

Where Do We Stand on Alternative Testing? Looking back and peering forward, February 20-21, 2018, Los Angeles, California

The University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN) presented “Where Do We Stand on Alternative Testing? Looking back and peering forward,” a two-day workshop bringing together opinion leaders to discuss the past decade of nano-government. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), participated. 

October 2017

2017 Retail Law Conference, October 10-12, 2017, Chicago Illinois

The 2017 Retail Law Conference covers pressing issues facing the retail industry and provides ample opportunity for interactive participation in roundtable discussions, Q&A with speakers, and networking breaks. The Acta Group (Acta®) President Lynn L. Bergeson will speak at “A Peek Behind the Curtain: Retailers, New Technologies, and What You Need to Know.” Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor.

May 2017

WEBINAR - - Nanotechnology Industry Association (NIA) “Regulatory Priorities and Current Activities”, May 24, 2017

NIA hosted its second 2017 webinar, “Regulatory Priorities and Current Activities” on May 24, 2017. The webinar discussed topics including REACH annex modification and nanomaterial definitions. Lynn L. Bergeson presented.

November 2016

Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) 2016 Conference, November 10 - 12, 2016, Orlando, Florida

The 2016 Sustanainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference brought together scientific experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from around the world to present and discuss current research findings. The SNO Conference emphasized not only the environmental aspects of sustainability but also the societal and economic sustainability issues.  Lynn L. Bergeson delivered Plenary III - "Governance of Nanotechnology" on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

June 2016

15th Annual NanoBCA Conference, June 14, 2016, New York, New York

The NanoBCA 2016 Annual Conference welcomes leading experts from private industry who are commercializing nanomaterials.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson will speak.

International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference, June 5-7, 2016, Rome, Italy

The International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference will focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Modern Agriculture and Technology” on June 6. For a copy of Ms. Bergeson's presentation, contact hlewis@lawbc.com.

8th International Nanotechnology Congress, June 1-4, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts

The objective of the International Nanotechnology Congress 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.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson will present Plenary 1, “The Nanotechnology Legal and Regulatory Landscape” on June 2.

May 2016

Stewardship 2016, co-located with American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference & Expo, May 23-25, 2015, Baltimore, Maryland

Stewardship 2016 is the only national conference dedicated to educating and equipping product stewards, industrial hygienists, environmental health and safety (EHS) professionals, and others involved in the day-to-day work of product stewardship. Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Nanomaterials… No Small Product Stewardship Matter.” Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud sponsor.

TechConnect World Innovation Conference, May 22-25, 2016, Washington, D.C.

TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo delivers application-focused research from the top international academic, government, and private industry labs to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Emerging Legal and Product Stewardship Implications of Products of Nanotechnology”, B&C Consortia Management Vice President Kathleen Roberts will present “Regulatory Impediments to Commercializing Biobased Products”,  and Acta Senior Chemist Rich Engler, Ph.D., will present “Regulatory Developments Regarding Algae Biomass”.

December 2015

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, December 6 – 10, 2015, Arlington, Virginia.

Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Adapting Governance Approaches to Evolving Technologies” as part of the Nanotechnology Risk Governance: Current and Future Approaches Symposium, December 7th, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Register for the SRA Annual Meeting online.

June 2015

Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22 – 25, 2015, Raleigh, North Carolina

The A&WMA 108th Annual Conference & Exhibition features a technical program boasting over 400 speakers, 70 technical and student posters, more than 100 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services, social tours and networking events, and professional development courses taught by leading instructors.  Lynn L. Bergeson will participate on the “Nanotechnology Safety and Regulation” panel June 25.

18th Annual Nanotech Advanced Materials & Applications, June 14 – 17, 2015, Washington, District of Columbia

The world’s largest nanotechnology event, Nanotech 2015, co-located with TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, delivers application-focused research from the top international academic, government, and private industry labs to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners.  Lynn L. Bergeson  will present “Recent Developments in Global EHS Nano Governance Developments,” in the “Key Elements for Successful Commercialization: Safety and Sustainability ” symposium.

May 2015

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) D.C. Roundtable 2015, May 19 – 20, 2015, Washington, District of Columbia

The 15th NanoBCA D.C. Roundtable brings together leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and public-private partnerships as well as business leaders, investors, venture capitalists, scientists, engineers, government officials and visionaries who are driving the nanotechnology revolution. Lynn L. Bergeson is presenting.

March 2015

American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition, March 22-26, Denver, Colorado

Lynn L. Bergeson will speak on Monday, March 23, 2015 as part of the Presidential Symposium on Nanotechnology, “Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise – Opportunities and Challenges for Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE).” Ms. Bergeson’s presentation, “The Regulatory Void,” will survey the governance approaches that are emerging, with particular emphasis on the need for regulatory measures in targeted areas to ensure the integrity of core governance principles and provide some measure of commercial predictability. More information and registration for the ACS National Meeting is available online.

November 2014

3rd Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) Conference, November 2 - 4, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts

The objective of this conference was to bring together scientific experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from around the world to present and discuss current research findings on the subject of nanotechnology and sustainability. The conference program addressed the critical aspects of sustainable nanotechnology such as life cycle assessment, green synthesis, green energy, industrial partnerships, environmental and biological fate, and the overall sustainability of engineered nanomaterials. The conference also fostered new collaborations between academic and industrial participants. Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Current Developments in Nanotechnology Law and Policy” on Nov. 4th. Click here for more information.

October 2014

WEBINAR - Regulation of Nanotechnology: Practical Information for Industry, Researchers and Other Stakeholders, October 16, 2014, 1:00PM - 2:30PM EDT

This webinar was presented by the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA). The commercialization of nanomaterials is rapidly growing. Existing laws are being used to manage potential risks and to promote nanomaterials’ benefits. Entities engaged with nanomaterials must be diligent and ensure commercial applications of nanomaterials pose no adverse effects. A proactive, informed approach can prevent adverse results and unintended consequences. Jim Alwood and Kenneth Moss, EPA, discussed how the U.S. regulatory framework is facilitating nanomaterial commercialization and discussed the process for notifications of nanomaterials under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., addressed the beneficial applications of nanomaterials, and strategies stakeholders can pursue to ensure their nano activities are undertaken lawfully.

International Society of Exposure Science 24th Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio

The theme for the 24th Annual Meeting was “Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health.” The program’s intent was to foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community, occupational, and ecological health as recommended by the National Resource Council’s report Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy. On October 15, 2014, Carla N. Hutton gave a presentation on “Legal and Regulatory Considerations over the Lifecycle of a Nanomaterial.” Click the title to request a copy of the presentation.

September 2014

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Nano Workshop, September 15 - 16, 2014, Washington, D.C.

A workshop to explore how a multiple models approach can advance risk analysis of nanoscale materials. A mix of invited presentations, panels, and deliberative breakout sessions focused on unique aspects of the risks of nanoscale materials and risk analysis for these materials. Ideas for advancing the science regarding key aspects of risk analysis for these emerging materials were developed in facilitated topical discussions. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Click here for more information

August 2014

WEBINAR:  Nanotechnology Update and Outlook to 2015, August 21, 2014, 11:00 EDT

Compliance & Risks presented a complimentary webinar Thursday August 21, 2014 that informed and educated participants about the latest developments in the regulation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. There was no charge for the webinar, though registration was required.

Lynn L. Bergeson shared insight and analysis regarding existing and emerging governance tools in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and explored nanotechnology governance approaches that are due to become operational in 2015 and beyond. Topics included governance methods relating to nanotechnology chemical applications in specific products, such as food contact materials, cosmetics, and medical devices, and existing and emerging governance tools in the areas such as environmental (media specific -- air, water, and waste); product safety (consumer product and product liability); product-specific (industrial, agricultural, and biocide); and workplace protection (workers, ambient air, and health and safety standards). 

May 2014

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) 2014 + Stewardship 2014, May 31

A world-class conference designed exclusively for product stewardship professionals. Hosted by AIHA’s Product Stewardship Society, Stewardship 2014 brought together prominent product stewardship professionals to present and discuss global emerging issues, case studies, practical experiences, and new developments. Lynn L. Bergeson gave two presentations: “Emerging Legal and Product Stewardship Implications of Products of Nanotechnology,” and “Managing Confidential Business Information in Supply Chain Communications.”

March 2014

Quantum Dots Forum, March 26, 2014, San Diego, CA

This half-day event preceding the Phosphor Global Summit 2014 provided a forum that covered market opportunities, developments in technologies, end users opportunities and challenges, innovations in applications and environmental issues all related to Quantum Dots. Lisa R. Burchi was a presenter. Click here for more information.

October 2013

12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference, October 15 - 17, 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lynn L. Bergeson was a keynote panel speaker. B&C was a proud sponsor. Click here for more information.

American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc. Annual Meeting, October 12 - 13, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Nanotechnology and Manufactured Fiber: A Legal – Regulatory Update.” Click here for more information.

September 2013

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Fall Conference, September 28 - October 2, 2013, Miami, Florida

Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Nanotechnology: The Industrial Hygienist’s Role in Moving Out of the Lab and Into the Marketplace.” Click here for more information and click here to request a copy of the presentation.

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication Fall Meeting, September 25 - 29, 2013, Arlington, Virginia

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on “Data Available Under REACH and Global Impact of that Data,” and “Nanotechnology Regulatory Update.” Click here for more information and click here to request a copy of the presentation.

ChemCon Asia 2013, September 9-13, 2013, Seoul, South Korea.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Lynn L. Bergeson presented "Green Chemistry and California Safer Consumer Products Regulations and How This Is a Game-Changing Event in North America," "Nanomaterials: Global Governance Initiatives," and moderated a discussion on chemical control legislation in North America and other relevant areas in the world. Leslie S. MacDougall presented “"An Overview of Regulations on the Management of Chemical Substances in China with Updates and Developments in the New Chemical Substance Notification (NCSN) Scheme," "Data Available Under REACH and Global Impact of That Availability," and moderated discussions on chemical control in Japan and the global approach to new chemicals.

For copies of these ChemCon Asia 2013 presentations, please contact Chad.Howlin@lawbc.com. Make plans now to attend ChemCon Europe 2014, March 31-April 4 in Istanbul, Turkey.

May 2013

Sustainable Chemicals and Materials for Defense Forum, May 15, 2013

Lynn L. Bergeson presented an overview of "Proposed SNURs for Carbon Nanomaterials & Biobased Chemicals" at a webinar presented by the U.S. Department of Defense. Click here for the agenda

UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology Annual Conference, May 7 - 9, 2013, Los Angeles, California.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke at the Nano EH&S Forum May 8. Click here for more information.

April 2013

5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference, April 9-10, 2013, Winston Salem, NC.

Lynn L. Bergeson moderated and spoke on the State of the Union EHS panel. Click here for more information.

March 2013

Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) US/EU Nano Regulatory Meeting, March 7-8, 2013, Washington, District of Columbia.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke. Co-sponsored by CEINT Duke University and the Embassy of France. Click here for more information.

December 2012

ChemCon The Americas 2012, December 3-7, 2012.  New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Click here for more information.

November 2012

First Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference, November 4-6, 2012.  Arlington, Virginia.

On November 5, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Legal Aspects/Policy Considerations.” Click here for more information.

September 2012

International Bar Association Annual Conference, September 30-October 5, 2012.  Dublin, Ireland.

Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a panel on October 3, 2012, on “Nanotechnology -- The next environmental regulatory frontier.” Click here for more information.

California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN) Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology, September 25, 2012. Los Angeles, California.
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference, September 4-6, 2012. Boston, Massachusetts.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Lynn L. Bergeson provided a keynote address on September 5, 2012. Click here for more information.

August 2012

NIOSH Prevention Through Design, "Safe Nano Design: Molecule • Manufacturing • Market," August 14-16, 2012. Albany, New York.

Lynn L. Bergeson was on the Planning Committee and spoke at the Workshop. Click here for more information.

June 2012

American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project, June 27, 2012, Washington, D.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a panel on “Nanomaterial Safety: Do We Have the Right Tools?” Click here for more information.

April 2012

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 2012 Spring Conference, April 4-5, 2012. Durham, North Carolina

On April 4, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson spoke about the state of EHS in 2012. Click here for more information.

March 2012

OECD/NNI/AAAS International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology, March 27-28, 2012. Washington, D.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson was a member of the Steering Committee. On March 28, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson moderated a session on “Nanotechnology, Economics, and Regulations,” and participated in a panel on food and food packaging. Click here for more information.

ChemCon Europe 2012, March 5-9, 2012.  Madrid, Spain.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. On March 5, 2012, Leslie S. MacDougall participated in a seminar on European Union (EU) risk assessments. On March 6, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson spoke about the prospects for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and administrative chemical management initiatives and strategies for success. On March 7, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson gave a presentation on the legal framework of nanomaterials. On March 9, 2012, Leslie S. MacDougall spoke about supply chain communications -- practice issues and resolution. Click here for more information.

October 2011

2011 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy Webinar, October 20, 2011.

Lynn L. Bergeson participated in the panel. Click here for more information.

September 2011

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association EHS Conference, September 26-27, 2011. Boston, Massachusetts

On September 26, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson chaired a session entitled "What's Up with EPA and NIOSH and NANO: An Interactive Discussion with EHS Experts." Click here for more information.

August 2011

Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURA) Fifth International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health, August 9-12, 2011. Boston, Massachusetts.

On August 9, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson spoke about the current landscape of policy and regulatory matters. Click here for more information.

June 2011

Tappi Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, June 6-8, 2011. Washington, D.C

Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a session on regulation, focusing on liability concerning the environment.

May 2011

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Teleconference, "Nano Governance: The Current State of Federal, State, and International Regulation," May 19, 2011

Lynn L. Bergeson moderated "Beyond the Feds: International/State Regulatory Programs and Strategies for Addressing Nanoscale Materials." 

April 2011

CropLife America/RISE 2011 Science and Regulatory Spring Conference, April 7-8, 2011. Arlington, Virginia

On April 8, James V. Aidala participated in a session entitled "Incentives Needed to Register Public Health Pesticides," and Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a session entitled "The Future of Nanotechnology." Click here for more information.

Practising Law Institute (PLI) Environmental Regulation 2011: Managing in the Face of Rapid Change, April 6, 2011. San Francisco, California.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and nanotechnology. Details.

March 2011

George Washington University Law School Symposium on Environmental Governance at the Leading Edge of Technology, March 23-24, 2011. Washington, D.C.

On March 23, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson participated in the Lessons Learned Panel, which discussed lessons learned to date from nanotechnology and synthetic biology.

February 2011

Practising Law Institute (PLI) Environmental Regulation 2011: Managing in the Face of Rapid Change, February 9, 2011. New York, New York.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and nanotechnology. More information.


 
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