Non-ISES Meetings

To request an event posting, please contact the Secretariat at

National Academy of Sciences Workshop
The Promise of Genome Editing Tools to Advance Environmental Health Research.
Washington, DC
January 10-11, 2018

Recent scientific advances have made genome editing technologies—a suite of biological tools for making precise additions, deletions, and alterations to the DNA and RNA of living cells– more rapid, efficient, and flexible than ever before. These advances have spurred an explosion of interest in using genome editing as a research tool in the environmental health sciences. Join experts in molecular biology, toxicology, and public health to explore opportunities for using genome (and epigenome) editing technologies in environmental health research at a free National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on January 10-11 in Washington DC and via webcast. Participants will discuss genome editing tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 and their applications to help unravel the mechanisms through which environmental stressors affect human health, including developing models of health and disease, testing chemicals for toxicity, and determining mechanisms of toxicity. Speakers will also explore how research that leverages genome editing tools might inform different types of decisions, including for risk assessment and environmental policy. A preliminary agenda is available here. The workshop is part of the Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions series, sponsored by NIEHS. The workshop is free and open to the public but registration is required to attend.

A link to registration and more information can be found at:

Impacts of Global Change on Pest Emergence Risks for Plant Health in Europe 
Paris, France
April 23-24, 2018

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), in collaboration with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), are organising a conference on 23-24 April 2018 on “The impact of global change on the emergence of plant diseases and pests in Europe”, which will be held at the Maison de la RATP, in Paris. This conference aims to bring together researchers, public decision-makers and stakeholders in the environmental and agricultural production fields, to take stock of the subject and bring forth new ideas on the assessment and management of phytosanitary risks in response to the challenges of the coming years. 

9th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment
Manchester, UK
September, 24-26, 2018
X2018 will provide a platform for international experts to exchange knowledge in exposure assessment sciences for human health studies. X2018 will contribute to the development of state-of-the-art methodologies and practices, and thereby improve our knowledge to effectively assess and control exposure to hazardous agents in the work environment, at home and elsewhere in the general environment.