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Science and Risk Communication Symposium and Workshop in Rome

Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Delphine Delire
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SETAC Europe Interest Group (IG) on Science and Risk Communication (SCIRIC) is organising a symposium on "Human Health Risk Assessment of antibiotic resistance development in the environment:State of the science 6 years after the Quebec workshop" on Sunday 13 May, in Rome, Italy.

Starting with its foundation, the Science and Risk Communication Interest Group sets out to improve science and risk communication of SETAC research. At this stage of SCIRIC activities, it is deemed necessary to get into contact with SETAC members that are interested in their work, and could benefit from what SCIRIC is doing and planning to do in the future. Hence, during this event SCIRIC will comprehensively connect with the SETAC membership, learn about your views of science and risk communication, and work together with all participants on future SCIRIC activities.

During this half-day activity, the state of work within the SETAC Europe Interest Group on Science and Risk Communication and the state of outreach activities from environmental sciences/SETAC will be reviewed, with the help of two professionals who give impulse presentations building on specific aspects that they have identified beforehand to be important but weak/improvable in their case. You will learn hands-on with familiar examples, and SCIRIC will benefit from your discussions, questions and ideas. The workshop will start with the two impulse presentations, followed by a discussion by means of an Open Space and finetune all thoughts and ideas during a World Café. Hence, it promises to become a very entertaining, interactive, and creative event, that in the end should provide SCIRIC with some clear directions for its further work.

While being a SETAC Annual Meeting half-day event, the registration fee is only 65 EUR, and includes catering for a 30 min break with coffee, etc. You will learn a lot, and have the opportunity to really actively shape things. Through the interactive format and heavy emphasis on discussions the learning effect at this event will be enormous, since there is an opportunity to educate each other using all SCIRIC's expertise, experience, ideas, and visions.