Workshop on Nanomaterials

In collaboration with the Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology (Ecotox Centre), SCAHT organized a continuing education course entitled "Scientific basis for regulating nanomaterials“ on 20 - 21 January 2014 in Dübendorf, Switzerland. Presentations were given by Swiss and European regulators, researchers and industry representatives. They provided an overview on the status of nanoparticle regulation in Switerland and the EU and illustrated the limitations and challenges associated with the hazard and exposure measuring and modeling of nanomaterials. Further information.

CAAT EU-US Technical and Policy Workshops on Endocrine Disruptors

At a CAAT workshops in Brussels on 4-5 November 2013 (further workshop information), SCAHT chaired the session "Considerations in the future of endocrine disruptors; what could be the way forward?", and contributed to a meeting on “Hazard/Risk Assessment from the EU and the US perspectives” chaired by MEPs Vittorio Prodi and Sean Kelly, who co-initiated the Transatlantic Science Forum (more information).

Workshop on "Uncertainties in Risk Assessment"

SCAHT participated in an expert workshop entitled "Uncertainties in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment of Human Pharmaceuticals" on 24 - 25 October 2013 in Ravenstein, The Netherlands, organised by PHARMAS. PHARMAS is an EU FP7 Research Project ( to assess the human and environmental risks posed by environmental exposure to human pharmaceuticals, particularly antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs. The aim of the workshop was to identify, describe and assess uncertainties in risk assessment of human pharmaceuticals. The results of the workshop will be published.