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RSI Provides Technical Advice and Review to Vietnam Partners and on-site Climate Support for Workshop

October 26, 2018

Engineers Canada is a partner with the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) in the execution of their Enhanced Climate Services for Infrastructure Investment Project. RSI’s Dr. Neil Comer provided climate and climate change expertise supporting the planned construction of a major infrastructure development sited in…

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Neil Comer to present at OPTrust Climate Change Symposium

October 15, 2018

The OPTrust Climate Change Symposium being held NOVEMBER 19-20, 2018 in TORONTO offers an opportunity to provide new insights into how to face climate change and thrive in an era of disruption. Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today and increasingly complex to navigate.…

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Emma Hartnett 2018 recipient of Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Research Award

October 11, 2018

CPS has recently announced 13 new research awards totaling a little over $2.6 million. The awards are for research projects directed at answering critical questions in specific areas of food safety practices. Among this year’s topics: storage, sanitation, agricultural water, co-management and risk-based field sampling. Projects will begin in January…

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Best Practices for Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change in Project-Level Assessments

May 4, 2018

Risk Sciences International (RSI) is pleased to announce in collaboration with the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR), the public release of “Best Practices for Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change in Project-Level Assessments”.   The Best Practices document is available at RSI, CONTACT US HERE for…

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Risks of anticholinergic drugs

May 2, 2018

Adverse effects of drugs among the elderly should be given special attention when considering a pharmacological intervention. Two recent papers using large electronic health records have explored the impact of drugs with anticholinergic properties. The first, “Associations between Anticholinergic Burden and Adverse Health Outcomes in Parkinson Disease” view here used a…

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Dr. Emma Hartnett Selected for JEMRA Roster of Scientific Experts

April 19, 2018

RSI’s Emma Hartnett has been selected to be part of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) Roster of Experts for a term of 5 years (2018 to 2022). JEMRA is an international scientific expert group that is administered jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of…

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Safety Profiles of Newer Contraceptives presented at meeting of Society of Reproductive Investigation

March 20, 2018

RSI Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Donald R. Mattison, in collaboration with colleagues from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and Wake Forest University, evaluated and compared the safety profiles of newer contraceptives using 43,324 adverse event case reports submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System…

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Training Seminar in Systematic Review

March 5, 2018

RSI recently conducted an in-house training session in systematic review for its staff. The session featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Katya Tsaioun from Johns Hopkins University, who provided an overview of best practices in systematic review.  The training included two systemic applications of systematic review, and current software in…

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Decision making framework developed for Canadian Blood Services (CBS) now online

February 5, 2018

RSI was contracted by CBS to assist the Alliance of Blood Operators in the development of a blood-safety oriented risk-based decision-making framework. Why use this framework?  Streamline the process of assessing blood safety risk and make informed blood safety decisions. To access the Framework on the Alliance of Blood Operators…

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