Two pre-conference workshops will take place in Athens, Greece, on June 2nd, 2024 between 12:30 and 17 o'clock: 

  • Pre-conference workshop for early career professionals (ECP)
  • Pre-conference workshop "Trade-offs in Chemical Risk Management: Industry, Toxicology and Social Science Perspectives"

You can register for participation here. Participation is open and free to everyone attending the 32nd Annual Conference in Athens, Greece. More information below or here.

ECP: Risk Science and Communication

As with the last three SRA-E conferences, there will be a pre-conference workshop organized by the student representatives of the SRA-E chapters, aimed at young researchers who are at the beginning of their careers. The goal of these workshops is to provide a platform for young researchers to interact with others, deepen and broaden their knowledge of risk research topics and general scientific practices, and lastly, inform new SRE-E conference attendees about our society and the regional chapters.

Trade-Offs in Chemical Risk Management

Chemical risk management requires making trade-offs and taking decisions under conditions of uncertainty. This frequently involves considering the perspectives, needs and requirements of regulation, industry and politics. Moreover, it needs to consider the perspectives of various other stakeholders, among them the media, interest groups and the general public. Using case studies (e.g., Poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances PFAS, plastic material), the workshop will take an interdisciplinary look at chemical risk management. Ongoing efforts to overhaul the way chemical risks are assessed and managed will require inputs from different stakeholders. Thus, the workshop brings together stakeholder perspectives and utilises concepts, theories and frameworks from risk research to tackle future challenges in chemical risk management and communication. It will feature input presentations by an interdisciplinary panel of speakers and the opportunity to meet, discuss and reflect with other participants.

This workshop is jointly organised by the consulting company HF Partners and the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT).