Upcoming Events

23 - 25October2017

Validation and Process Control for Low Energy Electron Beam Irradiation



This course is aimed at users of 80 – 300 keV electron beam irradiation who need traceable dose measurements for documentation of the process. The content of this low-energy course follows the same outline as the high-energy course. The special aspects of dosimeter calibration and dose measurements at low energy electron irradiation are addressed through dosimetry exercises using the Risø HDRL low energy electron accelerator.


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



1 - 5April2019


International Meeting on Radiation Processing
Strasbourg, France

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

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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.

15 - 19May2017

Validation and Process Control for Electron Beam Sterilization



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.

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

4 & 5May2017


The ARIES (Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society) Integrating Activity is organising its kick-off meeting at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) on May 4th and 5th, 2017.


For background information see the iia news article dated 7 April – EuCARD2.

24 - 28April2017


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.



European Technical Seminar – Sterilisation & Medical Devices


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

28 - 30March,2017January,2017

4th Annual Meeting of the EuCARD-2 Project


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

21 & 22March2017

Seventh Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

Organized in cooperation with the USDA and the Joint programme of the FAO/IAEA, the objective of the Phytosanitary Irradiation forum is to increase understanding and use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment to enhance global trade and prevent invasive pests.

Topics will include:

Efficacy, technology, and consumer acceptance
Global use
Logistical challenges
Regulatory agency perspectives
Export certification and import regulations
Market access and trade
Success stories from around the world

Chapman University Phytosanitary

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