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Spring Symposium, Risk assessment section
April 10th 2018 (13.00-17.00)
Location: TNO, Utrechtseweg 48, Zeist

 Technological innovations in the area of organ-on-a-chip are evolving at high speed. Since it might better mimic the human situation, the organ-on-a-chip should be embraced, but how to use it in risk assessment? And what questions would we as risk assessors like to be answered by an organ-on-a-chip model?

During this symposium, knowledge in this field will be shared and a dialogue will be facilitated among all participants concerning this topic. During a TEDx meeting in Boston, Geraldine Hamilton provided a well-explained talk about organ-on-a-chip. You can view this talk via

If you are interested in attending our symposium you can register by sending an email to Sabine Jetten ([email protected] ).

The language of the symposium will be English.


13.00 – 13.20Registration and coffee
13.20 – 13.30Welcome
13.30 – 14.00What is organ-on-a-chip? – Andries van der Meer
14.00 – 14.15What is needed from a risk assessment perspective?  - Minne Heringa
14.15 – 14.45Organ-on-a-chip: practical applications & challenges - Remko van Vught
14.45 – 15.15Coffee break
15.15 – 16.15Discussion among participants concerning the requirements and potential use of organ on a chip in risk assessment
16.15 – 16.30Wrap-up and closure
16.30 – 17.00Drinks
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