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Global Summit on Regulatory Science 2019 Nanotechnology and Nanoplastics

Global Summit on Regulatory Science 2019, Nanotechnology and Nanoplastics
Sep 24 2019
Sep 26 2019
Lago Maggiore

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) will co-organise with the Global Coalition for Regulatory Science Research (GCRSR) the Global Summit on Regulatory Science 2019 (GSRS19), 24-26 September 2019.

The GSRS19 will bring together scientists from government, industry, and academic-research communities from around the world for addressing regulatory-research questions concerning Nanotechnology and Nanoplastics.

The focus will be on topics in Nanotechnology related to advances in standards, medical products/drugs, medical devices, food, cosmetic (personal care) products and the emerging pollutant nanoplastics.

The conference provides a platform where regulators, policy makers, and bench scientists can exchange views on innovative methodologies and regulatory assessments, as well as harmonising strategy via global collaboration.

Do you wish to express your interest in the participation?

Please complete the pre-registration form (parts I and II) to identify the sections that you are interested in attending.

Please start your pre-registration process online (part I).

There you will get instructions on part II. 

You will be notified within two weeks whether your pre-registration has been accepted.

Keep in mind that the total number of GSRS participants is restricted to 150 and that some sections also have limited spaces.


24 September 2019 – JRC, Ispra (VA, Italy)

Satellite meetings and training at the JRC in Ispra (VA, Italy):

  • Meeting of the GCRSR Executive Committee (members only)
  • Hands-on training on size distribution of nanomaterials

PDF icon Flyer Hands-on Training

  • Meeting of the International Pharmaceutical Regulators Forum (IPRF) Nanomedicines Working Group (members only).

25 -26 September 2019 – Stresa (VB, Italy)

The main GSRS conference is on 25 and 26 September and is open to scientists from government, industry, and academic-research communities.

It will be held at the Hotel La Palma, Corso Umberto I 33, 28838 Stresa (VB, Italy).

More information about the scientific programme will follow.

27 September 2019 – JRC, Ispra (VA, Italy)

Optional satellite meetings, possiblity of training, and lab tours will be held at the JRC in Ispra (VA, Italy):

  • Possibility of visit to the JRC, i.e. the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory and other facilities (open to everybody upon registration)
  • Short course on the 'Use of Reference Materials and the estimation of measurement uncertainty' (30 places, open to everybody upon registration)

PDF icon Flyer Short course on Reference Materials

  • Workshop on Standards for Regulatory Science of the ASTM International Committee E56 (Nanotechnology).

Target audience

The conference is targeted to regulatory scientists from over the world, including experts from authorities, research organisations, and industry.

Conference Organisers

JRC and Global Coalition for Regulatory Science Research (GCRSR).

Registration and Costs

No conference fee will be charged. However participants will need to cover the costs of their travel and accommodation.

Registration is required to attend the conference.

How to get there?

Ispra and Stresa: due to its proximity, arrival by air to Milan Malpensa Airport is recommended.

Further information will be available to the registered participants.

More information about Stresa including public transport and hotels: Tourist office.


The JRC cannot book or reimburse travel and accomodation.


If you have further questions, please contact