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Modeling the Health Risks of Climate Change, an Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions workshop organized by the National Research Council, will examine the current state of development of models that project the future health risks of climate change and will explore new methods to integrate health risks into models of the aggregated impacts of climate change. The event, free and open to the public, will be held November 3–4, 2014, at the Pew Charitable Trusts D.C. Conference Center, Washington, D.C., and will also be webcast. Register here to attend. For information, go to (posted 10/01/14)


RiskMinds Asia Conference, will be held November 17–20, 2014, at the St. Regis Singapore. Some 70 speakers—CROs, regulators, and senior risk practitioners from Asian and global big banks, asset management, and insurance firms—will analyze and discuss the latest trends in liquidity, operational risk, conduct risk, market risk, ERM, stress testing, and shadow banking. A full day of practical workshops with expert leaders on governance, risk and compliance, stress testing, and model risk will be held on November 20. Get a 15% discount by quoting VIP: FKN2389RW on (posted 10/01/14)


Risk Analysis Program of the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) Registering Now for Fall and Winter Courses. Links to classroom and online courses beginning in October and November are listed in RiskWorldʼs events calendar. (updated 9/29/14)


Quant Risk Management Congress 2014, October 7–8, 2014, London, UK, with a pre-congress Model Risk Management Masterclass available on October 6. Read more. Also see sister event, Quant Risk Americas 2014, October 28–29, 2014, New York City, with pre-event master classes on October 27. (updated 9/29/14)


Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 2014 Conference and Meeting: Advancing the Policy Frontier, March 19–20, 2015, at The Marvin Center at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. See call for presentations and workshop proposals, due October 17, 2014. Go to the conference web site at (posted 8/13/14)


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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