An Introduction to Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. | Sunday, 5 May | Room: 2.61–2.63 | $25

Additional, optional training module on Monday, 6 May

Download the preliminary program.

Back by popular demand, SETAC Africa will be holding a training course on environmental risk assessment at their biennial meeting. This year, we will feature a full-day course on Sunday, 5 May, that will address human health and ecological risk assessment, providing foundational information for attendees who want to learn about basic approaches and information sources consistent with the OneHealth concept. The course is also useful as a refresher for practicing risk assessors. The course is open to registrants from SETAC and SRA at a nominal fee of $25USD to help cover the cost of the venue. Students, professors, practitioners and policy makers are encouraged to attend.

This joint SETAC and SRA course will feature a lecture series from risk assessors with expertise in human health and ecological risk assessment. We will also offer additional hands-on training over the next few evenings for those that are interested in working through a fun case studies.

Eleven experts in ecological and human health risk assessment will cover the important aspects of how to conceptualize problems involving exposures to people and the environment, how to estimate exposures, how to measure or predict relationships between exposure and effects, and how to quantify risks. Leading experts include Gertie Arts, Patricia Fai, Larry Kapustka, Annegaaike Leopold, Lorraine Maltby, Charlie Menzie, Blair Paulik and Thomas-Benjamin Seiler from SETAC and Bernard Gadagbui, Abdel-Razak Kadry and Amy Rosenstein from SRA. Other experts will join to share in discussions about risk communication and decision-making. You are requested to bring flash drive to receive downloads of the most important instructional materials. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

Participation will depend on space availability, so register early.