A workshop hosted in 2014 by the Evidence-based Toxicology Collaboration focused on “The Emergence of Systematic Review and Related Evidence-based Approaches in Toxicology”. In their new article entitled "The Emergence of Systematic Review in Toxicology" Stephens, et al. (2016) summarizes the workshops discussions and reviews the current state of systematic review methods in toxicology. According to Stephens, the challenges for the "advancement of systematic review approaches in toxicology, including issues of data accessibility, data integration, and workload manageability, are formidable" and highlights that agencies and organizations must continue to work together on systematic review methods, and a harmonized method of applying them in toxicology. Throughout their article, the authors examine the history and current state of systematic review methods in toxicology, the frameworks utilized by various governmental agencies, the challenges facing the application of systematic review approaches, and conclude with ways to help advance this field. The article is published in Toxicological Sciences and is publically available.
NanoTEC for Smart Communities
Meeting Date: October 23-24, 2018
Location: Toronto, Canada
Join Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin for the NanoTEC for Smart Communities conference as she participates in the “Health-Toxicology” panel discussion.
Safe and ethical deployment has been a prime consideration since the emergence of nanotechnology as a cross-sectoral enabling technology. While materials properties change drastically with particle size below 100 nm, so can the material’s potential toxicity. While Canada is well equipped with state-of-the-art materials characterization facilities thanks to the CFI, do we have the appropriate tools to assess toxicity of materials? Can we thus support industry appropriately in commercializing their products while responding to government regulations? What is needed to address these issues?
7th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2018 (SNO)
Meeting Date: November 8-10, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
The 2018 SNO conference talks will feature applications, effects and implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials within each system that contribute to sustainability. For more information or to register, please visit the 2018 SNO conference website.
Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
Meeting Date: November 8, 2018
Location: North Carolina, USA
The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA. Register to attend today!
SRA 2018 Annual Meeting
Meeting Date: December 2-6, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Join SRA for the 2018 Annual Meeting to discuss and share ideas about risk analysis with risk enthusiasts from around the world! Attendees of the SRA annual meetings are scientists and practitioner who are trained in multiple disciplines and work with a variety of different organization types. More information can be found by visiting SRA's event page.
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date! The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this event will be: "Development and Resilience". More information to come.