Evidence based uncertainty analysis: What should we now do in Europe?

with Dr. Ragnar E. Löfstedt, Professor of Risk Management and Director of King’s Centre of Risk Management, King’s College London, UK

Professor Löfstedt will summarize the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) new guidance on uncertainty analysis that “must be embedded into scientific assessment in all areas of EFSA’s work.” EFSA believes that greater transparency regarding the uncertainty of some of their scientific opinions will “enable citizens to contribute more widely to its risk assessment work and thereby to increase trust.” Dr. Löfstedt’s presentation will provide recommendations for EFSA and other European agencies considering similar uncertainty guidance documents on how to help ensure that those efforts remain as evidence-based and risk-informed as possible. Dr. Löfstedt is a recognized expert on risk assessment, management and communication, particularly in the European context. He is the author/editor of ten books and over 90 peer reviewed articles, editor-in-chief for Journal of Risk Research, editor of the Earthscan publications' Risk, Society and Policy book series, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Health Communication, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, and Risk Management.