2011 Risk Science Symposium
September 20-21 2011
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
The premier meeting of 2011 addressing the intersection between
technology innovation and human health risk
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For thousands of years, humanity has progressed on the back of technology innovation. Yet for all our inventiveness, we stand at a crisis point in human history.
In today’s increasingly complex and interconnected world, the path between innovation and solution is being confounded by fear of new health risks and uncertainty over potential outcomes. Yet this is happening at a time when we are more dependent than ever on innovation-driven solutions to global health challenges.
If science and technology are to continue to drive social development and economic growth, we need to re-examine and re-think the relationship between risk, uncertainty and innovation.
This symposium will bring together leading thinkers from industry, government, academia, the media and other non-governmental sectors to explore new ideas on integrative approaches to health risks, uncertainty and innovation, as we look to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges in an increasingly fragile world.
Key speakers include:
Director of Sustainability Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Director, Royal Society Science Policy Centre
Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Chief Innovation Officer
Office of Research and Development (ORD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
James R. Baker Jr.
Director, University of Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and
the Biological Sciences
Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Boston Museum of Science
Corporate Director of EHS Product Responsibility, Dow Chemical Company
Director of Government Affairs, NRDC
Senior Vice President, Swiss Re America Holding Corp.
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin
Life Sciences Chief Strategist, IDEO
Director, University of Michigan Graham Environmental Sustainability
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Standards in Society
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