Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk. Our interests include risks to human health and the environment, both built and natural. We consider threats from physical, chemical, and biological agents and from a variety of human activities as well as natural events. We analyze risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at various geographic scales. Our membership is multidisciplinary and international. Learn more.
The Society’s December meeting in Denver provided members with plenty of food for thought as prominent experts addressed this broad range of risk issues in their plenary presentations. Here are some highlights.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health funded Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (QMRI III) at Michigan State University announces a 10-day workshop August 1-12, 2015.
North, who received the Best Book Reviewer award at SRA’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Denver, has a biography punctuated by an extensive list of risk-related accomplishments at the national and international level. He also sings!
Presenters discussed results from the Fort Worth Natural Gas Air Quality Study and an evaluation of the potential human health risks to drinking water.
The group encourages all SRA members interested in microbial risk analysis to join this discussion, designed to make it easier for members to connect on issues related to microbial risk analysis.
The event, scheduled for March 11, 2015, will introduce this new version of the agency’s innovative, web-based tool for assessing or ranking risks from contaminants in the food supply.
One position is for the project PBPK Modeling: Tools and Applications for Human Health Risk Assessment and is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. A second is in Quantitative Human Health Risk Assessment and is located in Arlington, Virginia.
Seth Baum, Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, attended this December 2014 international meeting, part of a larger initiative to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons use by highlighting humanitarian implications.
A draft version was presented at the Council meeting on December 7, 2014, when a plan to proceed was also approved. Comments and suggestions are welcome and should be submitted by February 28, 2015.
Preliminary applications for research on health effects of long-term exposure to low-level air pollution are due February 16, 2015. Letters of intent for the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award for junior air pollution health effects investigators are due March 2, 2015.
This professional education opportunity on principles, concepts and applications of risk analysis and risk communication is scheduled for March 9-12 in Boston MA and will be directed by James K. Hammitt of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.
SRA members and others are invited to submit suggestions to improve the website for this transnational project, which includes reports, tools, organizational contacts, and other useful information related to nanotechnology risk assessment and understanding nanotechnology-related standards.
Registration is now open for the Society’s 2015 conference on March 19-20 at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center in Washington, DC. Pre-conference professional development workshops will be available on March 18.
Mid-career professionals are invited to apply for these one-year paid fellowships at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products in Maryland.
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