The purpose of the Society for Risk Analysis - Australia & New Zealand (SRA-ANZ) is to provide an opportunity for an inclusive, broad-based society that promotes communication between disciplines, a breadth of tools and viewpoints, and platforms for training, workshops, and conferences.
Human Milk: Mother Nature's Prototypical Probiotic Food
Human milk is inarguably the only food "designed" to be consumed exclusively by humans - providing all the essential nutrients needed for growth and development of the human infant. However, our understanding of human milk composition and its impact on host and microbial health is far from complete.
This webinar will briefly describe what is currently known about variation in the human milk microbiome and introduce an ongoing cross-cutting study funded by the Integrated National Science Foundation Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) designed to help us better understand what is normal in terms of milk microbes worldwide. The presentation will touch on the importance of interdisciplinary discussion. And finally, a framework for considering what work is needed to link the human milk microbiome to human health and disease will be presented.
This is the second webinar in SRA's Advancing the Science series. The webinar series is organized by partnering Regional Organizations (Australia, New England, New Zealand, and Upstate NY) of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) as the first of three phases of a project entitled Understanding Perceptions and Evidence of Benefits and Risks of Consuming Fresh Unprocessed (Certified Raw or Raw Drinking) Milk.
The webinar will run on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 9:00am NZT
SRA ANZ members discount for the 6th Australian Fraud Summit
Developed together with leading experts in the field, the Australian Fraud Summit 2017 will bring together global and local thought leaders across the public and private sectors to share practical and detailed case studies, as well as strategies in tackling this alarming rise in fraud and corruption across Australia’s public and private sectors.
Each session included in this year’s program has been crafted to help you develop strategies to prevent, detect and respond to increasingly complex cases of Fraud, as well as keep you abreast of regulatory changes facing the industry, such as ISO 37,001 and the new Whistleblower protection laws.
SRA ANZ members are entitled to a 10% conference discount.
Call for Papers! Society for Risk Analysis Australia & New Zealand - Journal of Risk Research: Special Issue
Putting People (Back) into Risk Analysis
People are at the core of scientific efforts to understand and mitigate risk. Regardless of whether the history of risk analysis is traced to ancient (Bernstein 1996, Covello and Mumpower 1985) or modern times (Renn 1998), the main interest of risk studies essentially lies in understanding the nature of the vulnerability (to loss or harm) of something that people value (Aven and Renn 2009, Renn 1998). The treatment or mitigation of risk mainly focuses on conceiving of ways to protect and preserve that which is valued. It is certainly interesting to note that even as the field of risk analysis has not quite yet achieved consensus on a generally-accepted definition of risk (Aven and Zio 2014), the preservation of what people value has remained a consistent common thread of concern that runs through scholarly investigations into the risk analysis and risk management process.
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