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The theme for this year’s Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) annual meeting is ‘Advancing Analysis’. David Hancock (Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership) used the term ‘talking therapy’ to describe one of the processes at the heart of risk managing messy problems, which suggests there is a correlation between healthy people and healthy organizations. In any event, I find it encouraging to see the range of over 800 professional practitioners, academics and policy makers that the SRA meeting is bringing together in San Francisco (December 10–12). The program looks wonderful, with sessions on the risks associated with terrorism, pandemics, climate change, food, chemicals … all of which suggest that the world of risk management is indeed in good health. I am delighted that Gower is sponsoring the SRA’s annual career fair at the meeting, where we also have our latest titles of interest on display.