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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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RSI speaks to The Weather Network about wildfires and climate

January 31, 2018

2017 was a record-setting year for devastating wildfires across Canada and throughout the world. The Weather Network spoke to Heather Auld, principal climate scientist about what we can expect for the 2018 wildfire season.  To see the video of what Heather had to say, click here.

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RSI paper on Manganese PBPK selected as a top 2017 paper

January 8, 2018

Each year the Society of Toxicology, Biological Modeling Specialty Section (BMSS) does a literature search to identify outstanding modeling papers in the field of toxicology. The PubMed search identified well over 300 papers for drugs and chemicals.  The list was reduced to approximately 60-70 in the general field of toxicology,…

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RSI and Engineers Canada develop on-line training courses

October 26, 2017

Engineers Canada has retained Risk Sciences International’s (RSI) Climate Group to develop training course modules and to deliver on-line training to Professional Engineers seeking to achieve their Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) certification. Recognizing that not all candidates seeking their IRP can attend workshops and courses by travel to in-person training…

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