Managing evidence

BREAK-OUT SESSION

Thursday 20 September 2018 / 8:30 - 17:30

The world is going through an exponential explosion of data, potentially increasing the evidence base for risk assessments. But how do we explore and analyse all this data? This session will investigate the opportunities and challenges associated with the how, what and why linked to accessibility, use and analysis of the right data in the context of regulatory-driven science.

Besides the requirements of new tools and approaches such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, the session will address the challenges ahead – are we targeting, analysing and accessing the right data serving as evidence? How can this diverse body of evidence be used to provide fit-for-purpose risk assessments?

 

Chair
Mary Gilsenan European Food Safety Authority
Chair
Danica Grahek-Ogden Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment
08:30-08:40

Opening of session and welcome

Mary Gilsenan

European Food Safety Authority
08:40-09:10

The Fourth Revolution

Robert Madelin

Foresight International Policy and Regulatory Advisers
09:10-09:35

The challenges of BigData for European agencies

Nikolai Brun

Danish Medical Agency
09:35-10:00

Could Blockchain technology help regulatory science?

Claudia Pagliari

University of Edinburgh
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-10:50

Software beats animal testing at predicting toxicity of chemicals

Thomas Hartung

CAAT Europe
10:50-11:15

Ignorance and the Community of Knowledge

Steven Sloman

Brown University
11:15-11:40

Managing data to manage evidence: Social and technical challenges

Irene Pasquetto

University of California
11:40-12:00

Human-computer sensemaking models and the challenges of incorporating artificial intelligence

Peter Pirolli

Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
12:00-12:15

Open source software paradigm: Using ethics to promote technology and minimize its risks

Lazaros Tossounidis

European Centre for Development of Vocational Training
12:15-13:45 Lunch and poster exhibit
Chair
Jane Van Doren U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Chair
Hans Verhagen European Food Safety Authority
13:45-14:05

Integrating mechanistic evidence from evolving sources in hazard and risk assessment

Bette Meek

University of Ottawa
14:05-14:25

Foodomics 2.0

Wim Van Criekinge

Ghent University
14:25-14:45

Network-based integration of molecular omics data

Kathleen Marchal

University of Leuven
14:45-15:15

Outcomes from EFSA’s Scientific Colloquium on omics in risk assessment

Elisabeth Waigmann

European Food Safety Authority
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:05

From "weight of evidence" to quantitative data integration

Igor Linkov

Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
16:05-17:20

Moderated Panel discussion

Moderator: Holger Schünemann

McMaster University

Panellists

Thomas Hartung

CAAT Europe

Igor Linkov

Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Bette Meek

University of Ottawa

Claudia Pagliari

University of Edinburgh

Steven Sloman

Brown University
17:20-17:30

Wrap up – Concluding remarks

Hans Verhagen

European Food Safety Authority
17:30-18:00 Poster exhibit and poster pitches

rapporteurs

Fabrizio Abbinante European Food Safety Authority
Claudia Maria Cascio European Food Safety Authority
Ermanno Cavalli European Food Safety Authority
Paul Devalier European Food Safety Authority

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