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Animal Agriculture and Food Safety Risk Analysis and Disease Modeling Course, March 9–20, 2015, Royal Veterinary College (Camden Campus), London, United Kingdom. For the fifth year, EpiX Analytics and The Royal Veterinary College will deliver this course, which focuses on solving real-world risk analysis problems and teaching practical modeling methods. Read more. (posted 11/25/14)


Postgraduate Certificate in Risk Analysis in Health and Food Safety Now Includes Online Teaching Delivery, Begins March 2, 2015. With the successful completion of the inceptive 2014 Postgraduate Certificate program in Risk Analysis in Health and Food Safety (RAHFS), offered by EpiX Analytics and the Royal Veterinary College of the University of London, the next RAHFS postgraduate certificate program will begin March 2, 2015. The program is composed of three modules. Detailed information about the three modules is available in this PDF.


The Royal Veterinary College website at provides more detailed information on the program contents and structure, application and registration process, and fees. Those who are interested in applying for the certificate program on the UKPASS website and will require a visa are encouraged to begin planning now. The deadline for applying is February 4, 2015.


Those who have previously attended an EpiX Analytics animal health, food safety, or epidemiology risk analysis course may apply for a Module 1 exemption. A candidate successfully granted an exemption is given a 1200 discount off the certificate tuition fee.


Those who don't have the time to travel to London but would like to take the course should contact Barbara O’Neill at (posted 10/17/14, updated 11/21/14)


Ebola Workshop Summarized in 10-Page Brief. The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council have released a 10-page brief summarizing a workshop held on November 3 that explored current knowledge of Ebola and priority research areas. Discussions took place at the event on observations and lessons from West Africa, transmission and routes of entry, survival and infectivity, personal protective equipment and behaviors, and waste handling and management. (posted 11/14/14)


INTERSCHUTZ 2015 - International Exhibition for Rescue, Fire Prevention, Disaster Relief, Safety and Security, will be held June 8–13, 2015, at the Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany. Go to (posted 10/20/14)


U.S. EPA Releases Final Report Next Generation Risk Assessment: Incorporation of Recent Advances in Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology. This report describes how new molecular, computational, and systems biology data and approaches that are faster, less resource intensive, and more robust (together called "NexGen") could better inform risk assessment. Learn more about the NexGen program at Download the report (PDF) (EPA/600/R-14/004, 196 pp, 5 MB). (released 9/26/14)


Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors - Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy 64, by Mario D. Carelli and Dan T. Ingersoll, has been published and is now available for purchase through Amazon. Small modular reactors (SMRs) are an advanced, safe type of nuclear reactor technology that are suitable for small- and medium-sized applications, including power and heat generation. In particular, their use as individual units or in combination to scale-up capacity offers benefits in terms of siting, installation, operation, lifecycle and economics, compared to the development of a larger nuclear plant for centralized electricity power grids. Interest has increased in the research and development of SMRs for developing countries and such additional cogeneration options as industrial/chemical process heat, desalination and district heating, and hydrogen production. This book reviews key issues in SMR development, as well as international research and development in the field. Read this flyer for additional information on the handbook and ordering it. (posted 3/31/14; updated 8/13/14)




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