ISSP and Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU are proud to present:
Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: The Role of Science When Stakes are Great
Where: The Auditorium, 25 J. B. Winsløws Vej, 5000 Odense, Denmark
Ole Skøtt, MD, Professor, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark: Opening and remarks on the seminar theme
David Gee, Senior Advisor (formerly), European Environment Agency:
Late Lessons from Early Warnings – Science, Precaution, and Innovation
From 34 case studies, the growth of scientific knowledge has been traced from the earliest warnings of plausible harm to health and/or environments, to its subsequent use, misuse, or neglect. Lessons have been extracted from these histories of the science-policy interface to help maximise socially useful innovations whilst minimising their harms.
Philippe Grandjean, MD, Professor of Environmental Medicine, SDU:
Chemical brain drain as a litmus test of science-based prevention
The human brain is an extremely complex organ, and its development is therefore highly vulnerable to chemical damage. Epidemiological evidence suggests that a multitude of toxic chemicals (such as metals, solvents, pesticides) are adversely affecting the next generation’s brains, thus resulting in IQ loss, behavioural abnormalities, and mental disease. Science, the lack thereof, and its misinterpretation are part of the causation.
Steen Rasmussen, PhD, Director, Center for Fundamental Living Technology, SDU:
Science v. ideology as drivers of public policy – Introduction to general discussion
Following the seminar, the Faculty and ISSP will host a reception with cold refreshments.