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Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications of Early Adoption of Nanotechnology

Activity by Anis Rahman   |   added on Jan 15, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): ACS, SEPSACS, AIChE

The Spring Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of ACS (SEPSACS) and AIChE joint Meeting and celebration of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 Thursday, February 3, 2011 Venue: The Technology Council of Central PA

The Spring SEPSACS and AIChE joint Meeting

The International Year of Chemistry 2011


Thursday, February 3, 2011


Venue: The Technology Council of Central PA

415 Market Street, Suite 201

The Historic Harrisburg Train Station (2nd floor)

Harrisburg, PA 17101

For dinner reservations, please contact

Shawn Leppo: or

Joelle Bailey: (Phone: 717.635.2108)

Dinner charge: $20 for ACS Members and Guests, $10 for students

Please confirm reservation by Feb. 1.


Networking and Coffee 5:00 PM

Dinner at 6:00 PM

Speaker to follow at 7:00

Opening Remarks: Kelly Lewis, CEO, TCCP

Introduction: Barbara Mowery, Past Chair, SEPSACS

                        Anis Rahman, Chair-elect, SEPSACS

Speaker: Dr. Marty Fritts, “Charting a Course for Research and Development in Nanotechnology”

8:30 PM – reception following the lecture

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Although nanotechnology is still in its initial stages of development, roughly 1000 products now advertise nanotechnology-enabled properties.  This apparent rapid transition to market has resulted in calls for increased attention to the ethical, legal and societal implications of early adoption of nanotechnology.  This talk will present some recent efforts to employ informatics tools and applications to improve collaboration on nanotechnology research, development and translation – not only among multidisciplinary scientific teams actively involved in nanoscience and nanotechnology in government, industry and academia, but including international nongovernmental organizations and the public.  Pilot tools, applications and infrastructure will be presented for (1) increasing the reliability and reproducibility of data on the properties of nanoparticles by accelerating the development of standard protocols, interlaboratory studies and data curation methodologies; (2) providing semantic search for data discovery and sharing based on common vocabularies, ontologies and mapping tools; and (3) a collaboratory for developing, validating and sharing molecular models of nanomaterial, labeling structural motifs, and developing predictive models for nanomaterial and their interaction with biological environments.  Examples of current capability and projects, and descriptions of some ongoing collaboration among agencies and institutions will be provided.

Topic: celebrating chemistry, conferences, networking, chemistry education, seminars, analytical chemistry, biotechnology Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, educators, general public, industrial chemists, universities, post graduate students, teachers, research scientists, women chemists, decision makers, educational institutions, tertiary education, secondary school students, secondary schools, school children, high schools, graduate students, secondary schools students
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