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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.


New! The GSRS19 Conference Agenda is available.

/jrc/en/file/document/181299GSRS19 Conference Agenda

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 (upon registration)

PDF icon Flyer Hands-on Training

  • Meeting of the International Pharmaceutical Regulators Programme (IPRP) 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).

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):

PDF icon Flyer Short course on Reference Materials

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


Confirmed speakers from the following organisations:

  • Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail  (ANSES), France
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India
  • BfR, Germany
  • CR-CNRS de Géosciences Rennes, France
  • Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
  • EU Scientific Committee Consumer Safety (SCCS)
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • European Commission, DG Environment
  • European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • European Commission, Joint Research Centre
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Health Canada (HC)
  • Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Max Rubner-Institut (MRI), Germany
  • Naitonal Research Council Canada
  • Nanomedicines Innovation Network Canada's National Centre of Excellence in Nanomedicines
  • National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US
  • National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK
  • National University of Singapore
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Sintef, Norway
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • University of St. Thomas, US
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA).


The conference is open 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).


Pre-registration is closed (deadline was 15 August 2019). Accepted pre-registrants have been notified.

Registration and Costs

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

Registration is closed and was 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.


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