This webinar is being organized to inform the RRS on the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) approach and the work of the RAD/CHEM AOP joint topical group which is initiating a horizon scan that requires your involvement.
Learning objectives include:
1. Overview on the Radiation/Chemical Challenge
2. An introduction to the AOP framework
3 Description and purpose of the Horizon scan
4. Learning how you can get involved!
Dr. Vinita Chauhan is a Research Scientist with the Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau at Health Canada. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. Her recent research focus includes understanding health effects of low dose radiation exposures relevant to the public. She is the co-founder of the Canadian Organization of Health Effects from Radiation Exposure initiative, and the Canadian delegate on the Nuclear Energy Agency’s High level Group on Low dose Research and the EAGMST. Recently, Dr. Chauhan was appointed to chair the RAD/CHEM AOP Joint Topical Group, which is proposed to help advance radiological and chemical research using the adverse outcome pathway platform. She is also actively involved in bringing awareness on Indigenous knowledge systems in science considerations though the Health Canada’s Science Integration Network.
Julie Burtt is a radiation biologist with 15 years of experience with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Mrs. Burtt’s primary research interests are focused on the effects of low doses of ionizing radiation and the potential health consequences following hypothetical nuclear accidents. She is a member of the Canadian Organization of Health Effects from Radiation Exposure (COHERE) initiative, as well as the National Energy Agency's RAD/CHEM AOP Joint Topical Group. She has represented Canada as an advisor to the UNSCEAR, ICRP and the NEA's Expert Group on the Non-Radiological health impacts following a nuclear accident.