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Environmental and Occupational Health Aspects Related to Nano- and Ultrafine Particulate Matter



Scientific Programme

The conference will comprise three and a half days of oral and poster contributions. Oral presentations (invited or submitted) will be 30 and 20 minutes duration. At the end of each oral presentation 5 minutes will be reserved for discussions. Poster presentations will be given equal prominence and ample time will be allowed for discussion.
Participants are cordially invited to submit contributions dealing with the conference topics. A one-page abstract must reach the Organising Committee by April 1, 2019.
Instructions for the preparation and submission of the abstract are described in the downloadable document .

Please submit your abstract by e-mail to by April 1, 2019.

Poster Format

The size of the poster board is 1000 x 1200 mm (W x H). It is important that your audience is able to view the material and make sense of it from a distance of 1.5 to 2 meters. "Less is better". Appropriate materials for mounting posters will be provided.


The working language of the conference is English.


All sessions will be held in the various auditoriums of Hotel Alexandra, N-6868 Loen, Norway, Tel: +47 57 87 50 00 , Fax: +47 57 87 50 5


Flemming Cassee

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Utrecht, Nederland

Inhalation toxicology of inhaled nanomaterials and ultrafine particles: similarities and differences OR Toxicity of inhaled nano-sized particles goes beyond the lung

Liliya Fatkhutdinova

Department of Hygiene and Occupational Medicine, Kazan Medical University, RussiaA

Title to be confirmed

Katrin Löschner

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby

Nanomaterials in food – an overview

Mark Miller

University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, UK

Inhaled particles and the cardiovascular system

Joakim Pagels

Lund University, Sweden
Characteristics and measurement of carbonaceous ultrafine particles and engineered nanoparticles in air – Implications for toxicology

Annette Peters

Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, München, Germany

Health impact of ultrafine particles on metabolic disease

Paul Schulte

Nanotechnology Research Center, Education and information Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Status of epidemiological research on nanomaterial workers

Krishnan Sriram

Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV, USA

Olfactory and central neurotoxicity of occupationally-relevant particulate aerosols and nanomaterials

Tobias Stöger

Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Institute of Lung Biology and Disease, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, München, Germany

Particle cell interactions in the alveolar region of the lungs and their relevance for associated health effects

Janez Štrancar

Laboratory of Biophysics, Condensed matter physics Department, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Resolving molecular events by super-resolution microscopy exemplified on interaction of TiO2 nanotubes with lung’s epithelium

Armin Wisthaler

University of Oslo, Norway

New instruments for direct sampling and real-time analysis of particulate organic matter in air


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