Upcoming Events

28 - 30March,2017January,2017

4th Annual Meeting of the EuCARD-2 Project

EuCARD 2

The meeting will review the status of accelerator R&D in Europe and will report the progress and activity of the EuCARD-2 work packages. This will be the last general meeting in the EuCARD2 series, it will concentrate on highlighting the EuCARD2 contribution to critical accelerator subjects as high field magnets, advanced collimation materials, innovative radio-frequency technologies, novel accelerator concepts, accelerator applications, energy efficiency, new accelerator designs and paths to improving performance for existing accelerators.

A preliminary agenda, along with some important practical information, is available on the Indico page

28 & 29March2017

Strengthening Security Culture for Radiological Sources

WINS Workshop March 2017

The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) have announced an International Best Practice Workshop on Strengthening Security Culture for Radioactive Sources: Operational Experience and key lessons learned. Further information is available in the linked information sheet.

Radiological Security Workshop

29March2017

European Technical Seminar – Sterilisation & Medical Devices

STERIS AST

STERIS is organising a one day seminar where attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between sterilization and medical device design, validation, manufacturing and packaging.

The event is being held at the Park Inn, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

24 - 28April2017

ICARST

The first IAEA International Conference on Applications of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST-2017) will provide an opportunity to review the key developments in the applications of radiation science and technology as well as the ‘state of the science’ in this field as well as revising national, regional and global initiatives for implementing proven industrial applications that lead to socio-economic benefits and strengthen capacity building in Member States. ICARST -2017 also aims to serve as a composite platform through which industry and academia can foster new initiatives for ensuring the success of radiation technologies in meeting the emerging challenges in various areas.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts and registration as participant for ICARST 2017 has passed.

All persons wishing to participate in the conference are requested to register online in advance through the conference web page.

In addition, they are required to send a completed Participation Form (Form A) and, if applicable, the Form for Submission of a Paper (Form B) and the Grant Application Form (Form C) to their competent national authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs or National Atomic Energy Authority), or to one of the organizations invited to participate, for subsequent electronic transmission to the IAEA (Official.Mail@iaea.org). These forms can be found in the conference web page.

A participant and submission of abstract will be accepted only if the Participation Form and Form for Submission of a Paper is transmitted through the competent national authority of a Member State of the IAEA or by an organization invited to participate.

ICARST

15 - 19May2017

Validation and Process Control for Electron Beam Sterilization

RISØ COURSE

 DTU

This course gives the background for understanding and implementing the requirements of the radiation sterilization standard EN ISO 11137 with focus on the dosimet­ric aspects of electron beam steriliza­tion as required in IQ, OQ, PQ and Routine Monitoring and Process Control.

Participants will:

– calibrate dosimeters to be used in the exercises,

– carry out IQ/OQ measurements on the 10 MeV electron accelerator,

– perform PQ dose mapping on products irradiated at the 10 MeV accelerator,

– make routine dosimetric process control.

Methods for selecting or substantiating a sterilization dose are covered by lectures and exercises. Effects of Radiation on Polymers as well as Biocompatibility are also discussed.

For more information on these courses and for registration, go to

www.dtu.dk/nutech-hdrl – click on “Courses.

 

Contact and information:

Arne Miller

Risø High Dose Reference Laboratory

DTU Nutech, DK 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Phone: +45 4677 4224 Fax:    +45 4677 4959

e-mail: armi@dtu.dk

*  The course will be repeated between the 4th and 8th September 2017

22 - 26May2017

FAO/IAEA International Conference SIT

Third FAO–IAEA International Conference on Area-wide Management of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques

FAO logoIAEA logo

In June 1998 and May 2005, FAO and the IAEA organized, respectively, the First and the Second International Conferences on Area-wide Control of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques with the participation of, in each case, around 350 participants from close to 70 Member States and 5 international organizations. Both events greatly increased awareness about area-wide approaches for managing important insect pests. Since then, many new technical innovations have emerged and are being validated, such as the development of the SIT package for mosquitoes, and a better regulatory framework is being adopted for integrating the SIT with other pre- and post-harvest pest management methods. In addition, the driving forces in this field are increasingly relevant to a majority of Member States, justifying a third conference after 12 years.

The purpose of the conference is to familiarize participants with new developments, trends and challenges related to insect pest management, both in the fields of agriculture and public health, and to foster a broad exchange of information between sanitary and phytosanitary regulatory authorities, operational AW-IPM programme managers, scientists, human, animal and plant protection specialists, pest management experts, public health practitioners, medical personnel and epidemiologists, as well as the private sector.

 

30 - 1May,2017June,2017

International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme

International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme. 60 Years and Beyond. Contributing to Development.

IAEA Conference

The mandate of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is “to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world”. The IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme is the main mechanism through which the IAEA delivers assistance to Member States.

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11 - 15June2017

ASTM E61 Workshop

ASTM Committee E61, Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications.

ASTM E61

This is the ninth edition of our International Workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing. This event will be held from June 11th to 15th, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto. This workshop is patterned on their previous eight successful workshops. It includes lectures, practical hands-on exercises, case studies and follow-up roundtable discussions, with emphasis on the application of ASTM and joint ISO/ASTM standards.

ASTM E61 2017

 

26 - 30June2017

Regional Training Course – Safe Operation of Gamma and e-beam facilities

Regional Training Course on safe operation of gamma and e-beam facilities for radiation processing (for operators and radiation safety officers)

Belgrade, Serbia 26-30 June 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with the Government of Serbia through our member the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences organise a workshop to enhance and exchange knowledge and experience on recent approaches for safe operation of gamma and e-beam facilities for radiation processing.

The workshop will consist of presentations and group exercises covering topics related to new approaches for safe operation of gamma and e-beam facilities for radiation processing.

For more information contact:

Mr Slobodan Masic at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences slobodan.masic@gmail.com T: +381 11 3408449

2 - 7July2017

International Conference on Radiation Effects in Insulators

REI 19

REI in 2017 will be the 19th international conference dedicated to research relating to radiation effects in insulators and non-metallic materials. In 2017, discover REI in Versailles, a city which was shaped by French History and in particular under the period of King Louis XIV, at only 20 km from Paris.

Since its first edition held in 1981 in Arco, Italy, REI has been the international forum held every two years to present and discuss the latest achievements in the field of insulating materials modification through different kinds of radiation source (ions, electrons, neutrons…). The REI conference is one of the most prominent and long running conference series in the field of radiation effects in materials.

REI-19 is organized by several laboratories all members of the new Université Paris-Saclay and REI-19 is organized in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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