Global Summit on Regulatory Science
The Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS) is an international conference for discussion of innovative technologies and partnerships to enhance translation of basic science into regulatory applications within the global context. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists from government, industry, and academic-research communities to objectively assess the utility of emerging technologies (such as nanotechnology, imaging, omics for translational science, personalized medicine, medical product safety, and food safety) for addressing regulatory-research questions and to discuss the best way to translate these technologies into real-world applications. The conference provides a platform where regulators, policy makers, and bench scientists from various countries can exchange views on how to develop, apply, and implement innovative methodologies into regulatory assessments in their respective countries, as well as harmonizing strategy via global collaboration. To engage the global community to address regulatory-science research and training needs, GSRS will be held in different countries on an annual basis.
GSRS19 — Italy
Nanotechnologies and Nanoplastics
Lake Maggiore, Italy
September 24-26, 2019
Summary of GSRS18 — Beijing, China
The 2018 Global Summit on Regulatory Science 2018 met September 26-27, 2018, in Beijing China at the National Institute for Food and Drug Control for their 8th consecutive meeting. The topics that were discussed and presented covered risk/benefit of dietary supplements and herbal medicine in the era of data science. The presenters represented 10 countries including four countries from Asia (China, Korea, Japan and India), two EU countries (Belgium and Italy), USA and Canada from North America, and Australia. The conference started with a discussion on the global regulatory structure for dietary supplements and herbal medicine. Given over 80% of the world’s population uses dietary supplements and herbal medicine, the follow-up discussion was focused on their safe use. The conference ended with discussing the challenges and opportunities of using new tools and methodologies in this area. The summit drew over 150 plus in attendees from 13 countries from around the world. The 9th Global Summit will take place September 2019 in Ispra, Italy at the Joint Research Center. The topics will focus on nanotechnologies and nano plastics.
Over 200 scientists from 13 countries attended GSRS18.