Society For Risk Analysis Annual Meeting 2017

Session Schedule & Abstracts

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Roundtable: Risk Analysis Around the World: Activities in the SRA Regions

Room: Salon B   10:30 am–12:00 pm

Chair(s): Frederic Bouder

Sponsored by Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is the main arena where scientists and professionals from around the world can meet to tackle risk problems and debate the science and practice of risk analysis. In doing so the SRA is playing an instrumental role towards unifying the field of risk research and practice, as well as supporting the rise of a recognisable profession of ‘’risk analysts.’’ Risk research and practice, on the other hand, is very diversified, in terms of professional backgrounds (e.g. scientists vs. civil servants), subject areas (e.g. nuclear vs. medicines) , disciplines (e.g. psychology vs engineering) methods (e.g. toxicology vs epidemiology). Country variations have also been identified as a relevant factor to explain variations, from perceptions to ‘’pet risk’’ or regulatory styles. This round table will discuss activities in the SRA regions, exploring possible synergies and collaborations. For instance participants may address issues such as: what is the state of risk analysis in the region? What are the hot topics? What sectors (i.e. nuclear, food) are mostly active in bringing new ideas to risk analysis? How is it evolving? Which risk ‘’specialties’’ (be it risk communication, dose-response, law and policy etc.) are the most dynamic and which one need our help? The objective of this roundtable is to start a ‘’community’’ discussion on how risk analysis fares in the regions. In terms of format, the Committee chair will offer an introduction based on a short review. Then each individual panel member (one per region) will share his/her views to stimulate the discussion with the audience.


Frederic Bouder, University of Stavanger (Chair)
SRA Australia and New Zealand, Sandra Seno-Alday, University of Sidney
SRA Canada, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CIRANO
SRA China, Chongfu Huang, Beijing Normal University
SRA Europe, Seda Kundak, Istanbul Technical University
SRA Europe Nordic , Marja Ylönen, VTT Technological Research Centre of Finland
SRA Japan, Yasunobu Maeda, Shizuoka University
SRA Korea, Yong-Jin Lee, Yonsei University
SRA Latin America, Rosa María Flores Serrano, National Autonomous University of Mexico

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