10 - 12 October 2017
4th International Symposium of the System of Radiological Protection in conjonction with the European Radiological Protection Research Week are being organized in Paris from 10 to 12 October 2017.
This combined event will offer the opportunity for professionals, experts and researchers worldwide to discuss their respective concerns and the current challenges faced in all areas of radiological protection, as well as the ways
forward through new research, updating doctrines, or better interactions with stakeholders.
The programme schedule of the ICRP-ERPW2017 conferences is now available. You can download it here.
We remind yout that registration to ICRP-ERPW 2017 is still opened at http://www.icrp-erpw2017.com.
Please note that the registration fees will increasr from Sunday 1st October 2017.
Web page: http://www.icrp-erpw2017.com
Within Work Package 4 (Strategic and integrated communication, education and training) of the TERRITORIES (To Enhance unceRtainties Reduction and stakeholders Involvement TOwards integrated and graded Risk management of humans and wildlife In long-lasting radiological Exposure Situations) project, one of the objectives is to identify and communicate to appropriate audiences the existing capabilities, key uncertainties, needs and knowledge gaps in radiological risk assessment and management for humans and wildlife in long-lasting radiological exposure situations. To reach this objective, a number of workshops will be organised through the 3 years of the project. The TERRITORIES project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 in the framework of the CONCERT EJP [grant agreement No 662287].
In 2017, two workshops will be organised:
Workshop one: Key factors contributing to uncertainties in radiological risk assessment, which objective is to discuss the key factors contributing to overall uncertainties when linking deposition and ecosystem transfer to human and ecosystem radiological risk assessment models, obtaining feedback from modellers, experimentalists and stakeholders on this subject.
Download the agenda here
Workshop two:Communication of uncertainties of radiological risk assessments to stakeholders, which objective is to discuss the implications and relevance of uncertainties in radiological risk assessments for different stakeholders and how these uncertainties can be better communicated, obtaining feedback from regulators, industry, scientists and “public/social sciences” on this subject.
Download the agenda here
Both workshops will be held in Oslo, Norway, November 14-16th 2017. Since both workshops are strongly connected, people are encouraged to participate in both of them.
25th-27th April 2018
The next NERIS Workshop will be held in the Dublin Castle (Ireland) the 25th-27th April 2018. At this occasion, the 9th NERIS General Assembly will be organized.
Further details will be communicated in the upcoming months.
In the unlikely but not impossible case of a future nuclear accident, what should be done – or not - to improve the health surveillance and living conditions of affected populations without generating collateral damage or unnecessary anxiety? This is what the EC-funded project SHAMISEN has tried to address over the last 18 months with an analysis of lessons learned from Chernobyl and Fukushima. The result is a document with 28 recommendations to improve the preparedness and response to a radiation accident, including for each recommendation a ‘why’ (based on lessons learned) a ‘how’, and a ‘who’ (those responsible of implementing the recommendation).
The document highlights the importance of planning the response “in times of peace” and includes recommendations to improve training of professionals, establish disease registries to know whether these diseases increase after the accident, and establish evacuation protocols and routes if necessary. Recommendations ‘during’ the response include providing timely and reliable information on the accident situation and associated risks, and ensuring collection of radiation dose data. For the ‘after’, the main recommendations include establishing a dialogue between experts and affected communities with the help of local facilitators, and providing support to populations that wish to make their own dose measurements so they can take informed decisions (e.g. what food they eat or if and when they return to their homes). Recommendations also include providing health screening of populations on a voluntary basis and with adequate counselling to avoid unnecessary anxiety, and launching long-term public health studies only when informative and sustainable over time. All recommendations were developed taking into consideration the cross-cutting issue of ethics and the involvement of local stakeholders, including the population.
For more Information:
The 13th issue of the NERIS Newsletter is now available.
This edition is dedicated to the new european research projects CONFIDENCE & TERRITORIES as well as the final SHAMISEN Workshop,
held in Paris last March.
17th-19th May 2017
This Workshop, organised in cooperation with the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), will cover the State of the art and Needs for further research for emergency and recovery preparedness and response.
The NERIS Workshop 2017 will provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange views with NERIS Members, International organisations and European Research communities on priorities for the NERIS Platform.
Plenary sessions will be organised on topics related to the 3 research areas of the NERIS SRA:
Challenges in radiological impact assessments during all phases of nuclear/radiological events.
Challenges in coutermeasures and coutermeasure strategies in emergency & recovery, decision support & disaster informatics.
Challenges in setting-up a holistic framework for preparedness for emergency response & recovery.
In addition, Uncertainty handling issues for emergency and recovery as well as the Stakeholder involvement and engagement in emergency and recovery will be discussed in 2 plenary sessions. Participation of stakeholders to contribute to the NERIS SRA / NERIS Roadmap is also expected for this workshop.
The 8th NERIS General Assembly will be organised at this occasion on May 17, 2017 afternoon.
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