Overview: In May 2016, the Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, ILSI Japan and ILSI Korea hosted a set of events intended to further a longstanding collaboration on environmental risk assessment (ERA) under conditions of low exposure, such as those experienced during importations for food and feed use.  These represent the fourth set of activities conducted to address this topic since 2011, and highlight the ability of ILSI organizations to engage in long term cooperative programs to address scientific issues that have an impact on local and regional regulatory issues.

Program: Dr. Andrew Roberts from the Agriculture & Food Systems Institute’s Center for Environmental Risk Assessment joined Professor Jeffrey Wolt from Iowa State University and Dr. Michael Dornbusch from the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator in Australia to provide presentations and participate in a panel discussion at Cheonbuk National University.  The program was opened by Professor Dae-Hyuk Kim and featured a presentation from the Korean Rural Devlopment Administration (RDA) on the history, structure, and regulatory considerations in Korea.  Prof. Wolt introduced the concepts of problem formulation, Dr. Dornbusch explained how this is used to guide ERA in Australia and Dr. Roberts finished the program with a discussion of how problem formulation can be useful in identifying relevant considerations for low exposure risk assessment.

 Click here to view the complementary event hosted in Japan on May 19-21, 2016.

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