While the deadline has passed to submit abstracts for the SRA Policy Forum: Risk Governance for Key Enabling Technologies to be held on 1-3 March 2017 in Venice, Italy, the abstract submission web site is still open for new submissions -- which will be considered based on space availability for oral and poster presentations.
You will have the opportunity to present your findings on a global stage!
The discussion topics for the SRA Forum will center on emerging risk issues of key enabling technologies such as traditional risk assessment (detection, toxicology, fate, and material exposure), risk communication (stakeholder engagement), and more novel approaches (risk governance under uncertainty).
1st–3rd March 2017
Who should attend?
The SRA Forum is targeted for personnel from research and academic institutions as well as from industry, governmental agencies, and other relevant organizations. The forum is aimed at senior researchers as well as interested in nanotechnology, industrial and medical biotechnology, synthetic biology, advanced materials, and advanced manufacturing technologies. The convergence of various perspectives on these topics will create helpful discussion related to the risk perception, management, and governance of these emerging technologies.
International experts from Europe and the United States have been invited:
- Keld Alstrup Jensen (National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark)
- Elke Anklam (European Commission, Belgium)
- Adam Arkin (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
- Phil Demokritou (Harvard University, USA)
- Gerard Escher (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Lisa Friedersdor (National Nanotechnology Initiative, USA)
- James Lambert (President, Society for Risk Analysis, USA)
- Andre Nel (The University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
- Bernd Nowack (EMPA, Switzerland)
- Ortwin Renn (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
- Vicki Stone (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
- Theo Vermeire (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Netherlands)
- Wendel Wohlleben (BASF, Germany)
The SRA Forum will be held at Ca’ Foscari University and Cultural Center Don Orione Artigianelli, located in the historic center of Venice, Italy. The Cultural Centre is a vast architectural complex composed by four cloisters and other numerous buildings dating back from 15th century. Originally established as a monastery, today the center features modern, fully-equipped conference and accommodation facility, located in the city centre of Venice, behind Gallerie dell’Accademia with direct overview on the Zattere quayside and Giudecca Canal.