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Society For Risk Analysis Annual Meeting 2006

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Sunday Reception - Sponsored by Exponent


Break9:30-10:00 AM
M1-A10:00 AMDecision analysis for risk management of catastrophic events
M1-B10:00 AMIRIS toxicological review of acrylonitrile
M1-C10:00 AMInterpreting human biomonitoring data in the context of risk assessment: Issues and challenges 1
M1-D10:00 AMThe Risk Communication Challenges of Avian Influenza/Pandemic Flu
M1-E10:00 AMRisk analysis related to the electricity industry
M1-F10:00 AMInfrastructure network reliability and vulnerability
M1-G10:00 AMMaking sense of sites: Risk assessment as a decision-making tool in site cleanup
M1-H10:00 AMRisk, law, and societal constructs
M1-I10:00 AMRisk assessment at FDA: Applications for informing science-based decisions
Lunch11:45 AM-1:15 PMGet your box lunch, mix and mingle with the Specialty Groups, and attend their business meetings. Here are the locations where the groups will meet duirng the entire lunch block from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM (and times in the paratheses indicate the specific time for each group's business meeting):
Biological Stressors in Mt. Washington (12:45-1:15 PM)
Decision Analysis & Risk in Baltimore A (12:45-1:15 PM)
Dose-Response Assessment in Baltimore B (11:45 AM-12:15 PM)
Ecological Risk Assessment in Guilford (12:15-12:45 PM)
Economics & Benefits Assessment in Maryland E (11:45 AM-12:15 PM)
Engineering & Infrastructure in Fells Point (12:45-1:15 PM)
Exposure Assessment in Federal Hill (12:15-12:45 PM)
Risk Communication in Maryland A (11:45 AM-12:15 PM)
Risk Science & Law in Homeland (12:15-12:45 PM)
M2-A1:30 PMRisk assessment and decision analysis: State of applications in DOD and DHS 1
M2-B1:30 PMPreserving margins of safety in the application of uncertainty factors in chemical risk assessment
M2-C1:30 PMInterpreting human biomonitoring data in the context of risk assessment: Issues and challenges 2
M2-D1:30 PMMass media and risk communication
M2-E1:30 PMAdvances in understanding the likely risks of global climate change
M2-F1:30 PMModeling and communicating risks to support decision making for natural disasters
M2-G1:30 PMDecision analysis for natural hazards
M2-H1:30 PMRisk acceptability and context
M2-I1:30 PMThe interagency microbiological risk assessment workgroup: Development of guidance for microbiological risk assessment
Break3:00-3:30 PM
M3-A3:30 PMRisk assessment and decision analysis: State of applications in DOD and DHS 2
M3-B3:30 PMApproaches to internal dosimetry
M3-C3:30 PMCommunity and occupational exposures to benzene
M3-D3:30 PMRisk perceptions about fish and aquaculture
M3-E3:30 PMModeling the attribution of foodborne illness in the United States
M3-F3:30 PMFoundational issues in risk analysis
M3-G3:30 PMModels and approaches to ecological and human health risk
M3-H3:30 PMSystems and risk
M3-I3:30 PMHealth risks in home environments: Sources and solutions
M4-P5:30 PMPoster Session/Reception
Poster Session and Reception sponsored by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, in association with the University of Michigan's Center for Risk Science and Communication and King's College Center for Risk Management


T1-A9:40 AMManaging uncertain risks for nanotechnology development
T1-B9:40 AMMedical risks: Patients and treatments
T1-C9:40 AMUS EPA exposure assessment guidance 1: Evolution of exposure science
T1-D9:40 AMConceptual work in risk communication and visualizing risk
T1-E9:40 AMNew developments in expert judgment elicitation: Methods and applications
T1-F9:40 AMCritical infrastructure and supply chains
T1-G9:40 AMRisks and decisions for contaminated water and sediments
T1-H9:40 AMBetter regulation across the Atlantic: Regulatory analysis, information quality, and precaution 1
T1-I9:40 AMBuilding on microbial risk assessment to address bioterrorism
T1-J9:40 AMSecurity risk
Break11:00 AM-11:15 AM
T2-A11:15 AMRegulatory and policy challenges of nanotechnology: International perspectives
T2-B11:15 AMCessation lag in regulatory risk reduction analyses
T2-C11:15 AMUS EPA exposure assessment guidance 2: Technological advances and emerging issues
T2-D11:15 AMFood risk communication and consumer confidence
T2-E11:15 AMAccounting for preferences and opinions in economic analyses
T2-F11:15 AMCritical infrastructures and assets
T2-G11:15 AMAssessing risks from emerging contaminants: Real risk or just guessing
T2-H11:15 AMBetter regulation across the Atlantic: Regulatory analysis, information quality, and precaution 2
T2-I11:15 AMFood allergies: Issues in establishing thresholds
T2-J11:15 AMInterdependent security: A discussion of theory and practice
Lunch12:30-2:00 PMAnnual SRA Business Meeting and Awards Lunch with a talk by William Readdy on "Spaceflight, Exploration and Risk -- 'The 'Hard' Stuff' -- One Astronaut's Opinion, with apologies to Tom Wolfe".
T3-A2:15 PMAnalyzing nanotechnology risks across the life cycle: Strategies and policy implications
T3-B2:15 PMComplexity in modeling mode-of-action and other sources of non-linearity in risk
T3-C2:15 PMVehicle-related exposures
T3-D2:15 PMTerrorism: Risk perception and communication
T3-E2:15 PMRisk-benefit analysis: Lessons learned at federal agencies
T3-F2:15 PMManaging risks for critical infrastructures
T3-G2:15 PMMulti-criteria decision analysis applications
T3-H2:15 PMApplying risk analysis to nutrition policy: Exploring a few conceptual, methodological, and communication issues
T3-I2:15 PMUsing risk-based analyses to guide the allocation of inspection resources
T3-J2:15 PMRisk assessment for complex systems
Break3:45-4:00 PM
T4-A4:00 PMRisk analysis and decision aspects of nanotechnology
T4-B4:00 PMExposure guides: Methodology to application
T4-C4:00 PMEarly life exposure to chemicals
T4-D4:00 PMRisk communication for improved management of events
T4-E4:00 PMRisk analysis and decision analysis applications in business and finance
T4-F4:00 PMRisk assessment and decision analysis for motor vehicles and related infrastructure
T4-G4:00 PMMulti-criteria decision analysis tools
T4-H4:00 PMBounding dynamic risks for technological deployment: The case of carbon capture and sequestration
T4-I4:00 PMFoodborne pathogens
T4-J4:00 PMMethods and applications of statistical methods in risk analysis


Break9:30-10:00 AM
W1-A10:00 AMEmerging hazards, technologies, and risk
W1-B10:00 AMAssessment and management health risks related to airborne hazards
W1-C10:00 AMExposure assessment and soils: Issues of sampling and modeling
W1-D10:00 AMPerception, communication, and scaling of human disease risks
W1-E10:00 AMEconomists responses to the OMB risk assessment bulletin
W1-F10:00 AMShoreline management: Interface of oceans and human health
W1-G10:00 AMRisk analysis and decision analysis in developing countries
W1-H10:00 AMApplying the International Risk Governance Council's risk governance framework
W1-I10:00 AMAssessment of infectious disease and disinfection byproduct risks
Lunch11:45 AM-1:15 PMGet your box lunch and attend one of the following sessions or use the time for networking:

OMB's Proposed Risk Assessment Guidance

In January 2006 the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed new guidelines for health, safety, and environmental risk assessments. The proposal built on the OMB's government-wide Information Quality Guidelines issued in February 2002 and implemented by federal agencies by October 2002. The SRA hosted a forum in Washington DC May 23-24 to analyze, discuss, and debate the proposed guidance. The forum included more than 30 speakers from both inside and outside SRA to provide insight on how implementation of the guidance would affect risk assessment practice across a broad span of application areas. Around the same time, the National Research Council (NRC) created an ad hoc committee charged to "conduct a scientific review" to "determine whether the application of the proposed guidance will meet OMB's stated objective to "enhance the technical quality and objectivity of risk assessments prepared by federal agencies." OMB received 75 public comments before its June 15 deadline, and several federal agencies responded to a separate request for comments made by the NRC panel. This lunch session will offer a forum for discussion of alternative paths forward on federal risk assessment guidance.

Internationalization of the SRA

This session will feature a discussion of the international structure of SRA, opportunities for international collaborations within the Society on topics such as terminology, methodology, and applications, and the opportunity for input to the planning of the World Congress on Risk Analysis to be held June 28, 2008 in Guadalaharaja, Mexico. Featured speakers and panelists will include SRA President Chris Frey, SRA Past-President and World Congress organizer
Robin Cantor, Internationalization Task Force Chair Bert Hakkinen, and many other leading international SRA members.
W2-A1:30 PMStrategies for risk communication: Evolution, evidence, experience 1
W2-B1:30 PMIssues in conducting a biologically motivated risk assessment for formaldehyde 1: Leukemia epidemiological evidence and mode-of-action considerations
W2-C1:30 PMExposure from chemical weapons and unmonitored releases
W2-D1:30 PMRisk perception and communication
W2-E1:30 PMApplications and advances in risk analysis for homeland security 1
W2-F1:30 PMProbability and statistical methods in infrastructure and engineering risk analysis
W2-G1:30 PMRisk analysis in Latin America: State of the art
W2-H1:30 PMThe role of expert peers and peer review in regulatory risk assessment
W2-I1:30 PMDrinking water risk management and public perceptions
Break3:00-3:30 PM
W3-A3:30 PMStrategies for risk communication: Evolution, evidence, experience 2
W3-B3:30 PMIssues in conducting a biologically motivated risk assessment for formaldehyde 2: Rat Nasal Tumors -modeling uncertainties and mode-of-mction considerations
W3-C3:30 PMMeasuring, modeling, and managing persistent compounds
W3-D3:30 PMPsychological factors and risk perception
W3-E3:30 PMApplications and advances in risk analysis for homeland security 2
W3-F3:30 PMRisk in engineering systems with a focus on aviation
W3-G3:30 PMRisk perception, communication, and acceptability in Latin America
W3-H3:30 PMCompeting interests, world views, and the regulatory process: Where do we go from here?
W3-I3:30 PMRisks associated with consumer products and indoor air

WEDNESDAY Closing Wine and Cheese and T-Shirt Reception - Sponsored by The Sapphire Group