Programme

Day 1

Sep 18, 2018

Day 2

Sep 19, 2018

Day 3

Sep 20, 2018

Day 4

Sep 21, 2018

Day 1

Sep 18, 2018

Where science meets society: putting risk assessment in context

The interplay between science, risk assessment and policy has become increasingly complex because we live in a world in which values are becoming more influential than facts in shaping public opinion. Science is increasingly  mistrusted; discussions about risks are often polarised and politicised;...

Day 2

Sep 19, 2018

Advancing risk assessment science

Human health

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently published a report that provides considerations and recommendations on how the latest scientific and technological advances in toxicology, exposure science and epidemiology could be integrated and used to further advance risk assessments....

Nutrition

Single nutrient deficiencies were the major public health concern in the nutrition area for most of the last century. As a consequence, single nutrient diseases, the estimation of the nutrient content of foods and nutrient intakes, and the estimation of minimum nutrient requirements compatible with good...

Biological hazards

Globalisation encompasses the spread and movement of people, animals, food and feed around the planet. Advances in transport and communication technology have intensified the rate of globalisation in the last decade. This increasingly globalised trade in food and feed is associated with the “trade”...

Environment

Environmental risk assessment (ERA) plays an important role in environmental protection by evaluating how likely it is that the environment, including biodiversity and ecosystems, may be affected by an activity. A potential avenue to the advancement of ERA is the consideration of ecosystem services,...

Day 3

Sep 20, 2018

Managing evidence

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...

Engaging with society

Public trust in risk governance is waning. Societal engagement has been proposed as a mode of science communication that could lead to better trusted risk decision-making by addressing both facts and values in an open two-way dialogue. Moving towards deliberatively engaging society about societal...

Building expertise

Current times are characterised by a paucity of experts, limitations on the budgets of scientific bodies and regulatory agencies, and a higher degree of scrutiny by citizens. Yet science is advancing faster than ever and future scientific needs are not always predictable; scientific organisations need...

Day 4

Sep 21, 2018

Staying relevant in a changing world

This plenary session will close the conference and generate preparatory material for EFSA’s 2025 Strategy. The session will be interactive, with speakers, panelists and the audience exploring different future scenarios. The depicted futures will focus on the global food safety context from a range...