“Risk Assessment of regulated products”

Parma Summer School, 28-30 September 2022

The 2022 Parma Summer School, organized by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the University of Parma, the School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition, and the Catholic University Sacro Cuore of Piacenza, will provide early-career researchers an opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent experts in the field of risk assessment of regulated food products. The relevance of the food safety issues, both from the risk management and risk assessment perspectives, will be tackled across the three days of the School, paying special attention to food enzymes, health claims and food contact materials.

These complex issues and interactions need to be addressed with multi-disciplinarily and multi-stakeholder approaches, combining resources and expertise. The Summer School topics will be addressed across three different areas, also featuring interaction between experts and participants through break-out sessions and networking virtual activities:

• Risk assessment/Risk management of regulated products in the EU
• Risk assessment approaches of regulated products at EFSA
• Risk assessment at the crossroads of consumer safety and innovation in food production

The event will be organized as a virtual meeting to be held on September 2022, 28th (full day), 29th (morning) and 30th (morning). Participation in the afternoon sessions on 29th and 30th is by invitation to a maximum of 30 participants per afternoon session, who will be carefully selected by the Committees on the basis of their background and experience. Participation is free of charge.

We look forward to having you on board for a fruitful and virtual discussion!

Who should attend?

The Summer School is primarily intended for PhD and early-career researchers, as well as other scientists, academics, and representatives from public institutions, non-governmental organisations and European agencies. Participation is limited to a maximum of 300 participants, including speakers and other experts identified by the Scientific Committee. A careful selection will be made to ensure geographical balance and a fair representativeness of all stakeholder groups in the audience.