Nicole Nijhuis is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) and Research Scientist at KWR Watercycle Research Institute in the Netherlands. She is part of the chemical water quality and health team, researching and advising about potential health effects of chemicals in the water cycle. She has experience in performing risk assessments of chemicals in water, soil and air. Currently her focus is on risk assessment of anthropogenic substances in the water cycle such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides and antibiotics. She was appointed by the European Commission as an expert on ad hoc rapid risk assessment of chemical threats. Currently she is alternately secretary and chair of the Dutch National Crisis Structure for environmental and water incidents.
John Norcini, PhD is President and CEO of FAIMER®), a non-profit committed to improving world health through a focus on education in the health professions. Before joining, Dr. Norcini held a number of senior positions at the American Board of Internal Medicine. His principal academic interest is in assessment and he has published extensively, lectured and taught in many countries, and is on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals in health professions education.