The Nanotechnology Health and Safety Forum which is being sponsored by Battelle, Porter Wright, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and several others is taking place on June 8 – 9, 2009 at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

Keynote speakers include: Dr. Leroy Hood, Co-Founder of the Institute for Systems Biology; Dr. Kenneth Dawson, Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions; Dr. Justin Teeguarden Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and recent co-author of the NRC’s assessment of the NNI’s EHS research strategy; Dr. Vladimir Murashov from NIOSH; Dr. Saber Hussain from the Air Force Research Laboratory; former U.S. Congressman George Nethercutt; and Dr. Robert Tanguay from Oregon State University.

The program has 4 units:  Framing the Unknown; nanoEHS Perspective; Insurance, Nanotechnology, and Risk; and Nanotechnology: The Next Ten Years.

I will be speaking on the Insurance, Nanotechnology, and Risk panel on the second day of the conference along with Steve Knutson from Zurich North America; Walter Andrews from Hunton & Williams; and William E. Barr from Chubb Insurance.

You can sign up for the conference here.  Hope to see you there.