The basis for the scientific programme is the Congress Theme: Encouraging Sustainability in Radiation Protection

The congress will focus on aspects needed to make sure that we have, and will continue to have, adequate equipment, staff and resources to protect human health and our environment against the adverse effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation. Therefore, the programme guarantees sufficient time/space to share practical and theoretical knowledge, highlight new challenges and how to handle these optimally at all times with the sustainability in radiation protection in focus.

Programme Sunday June 3rd 2018
14.00 - 18.00 hrsRegistration desk open
Programme Monday June 4th 2018
08.00 - 19.00Registration and information desk open
08.00 - 08.30Welcome coffee
08.00 - 19.00Posters
09.00 - 12.00Associate Societies Forum (Room Europe 1/2) - for agenda click here
08.30 - 09.30Refresher courses:
Refresher course: How to write a scientific paper by: Adrie J.J. Bos
Refresher course: Patient dose & diagnostic reference levels by: Prof. Hilde Bosmans
Refresher course: Radioactive sources - security culture by: Dr. Chris Englefield
Refresher course: Identification of NORM cases and existing regulatory context by: Bugoslaw Michalik
09.45 - 10.45Refresher courses:
Refresher course: History, evolution and rationale of the RP system and in particular dose restrictions by: Jean-Francois Lecomte
Refresher course: Procedures for monitoring the dose of the lens of the eye, the skin and the extremities by: Dr. Mercè Ginjaume
Refresher course: Radioactive source security - mitigating the insider threat by: Pierre Legoux
Refresher course: NORM characterisation and Applied Metrology by: Dr. Leo van Velzen
11.00 - 12.00 Refresher courses:
Refresher course: The young generation in radation protection: current situation, possibilities and challenges by: Sylvain Andresz
Refresher course: Computational dosimetry and modelling in support of radiation protection by: Prof. Pedri Vaz
Refresher course: Enhancing radiation safety culture in older nuclear installations (by: Ir. Folkert Draaisma)
Refresher course: The presence of radon in indoor air by: Prof. Hans Vanmarcke
Refresher course: Medical surveillance with emphasis on surveillance of the eye lense by: Bart Goessens
12.00 - 14.00Lunch break
12.45 - 13.15 Opening Ceremony
Hielke Freerk Boersma, Congress President - Welcome address
Prof. Pim van Gool, President of the Health Council of the Netherlands
Mr. Jan van den Heuvel LLM, Chairman of the board of the Authority for Nuclaer Safety and Radiation Protection
Dr. Carolien Leijen, President of the Dutch Society for Radiation Protection
Dr. Roger Coates OBE, IRPA President
13.15 - 15.15 Keynote speakers and highlighted sessions
Radiation Protection in the European Union by: Stefan Mundigl
New ways to optimization of radiation exposure in radiology by: Hilde Bosmans
New evidence on cancer risk from medical radiation by: Michael Hauptmann
Radiological protection from Norm in industrial processes: IRCP TG76 working progress by: Jean-Francois Lecomte
15.15 - 15.45 Break
15.15 - 15.45 Poster pitches:
Classification, Monitoring & Decommissioning
Physics, chemistry and biology
15.45 - 17.05 Scientific presentations
Protecting Skin and Eye Lens
Regulations, NORM (exposure)
Nuclear Emergency Management
Regulation & Legislation
17.05 - 17.35 Break
17.05 - 17.35 Poster pitches:
Detection & Clean-up
Regulation & Legislation
17.35 - 18.55 Scientific presentations
Medical radiation therapy
Environet & NORM project
Eye lens Protection and Risk Assessment
Communication and radiation protection challenges
19.00 - 20.30 Welcome reception
Programme Tuesday June 5th 2018
06.45 - 07.45Guided jogging track
08.00 - 18.15 Registration and information desk open
08.00 - 08.30Welcome coffee
08.00 - 18.15 Posters
08.30 - 09.50 Scientific presentations
Medical training
Building material & exposure
Radon & UV
09.50 - 10.15
10.15 - 12.15 Keynote speakers and highlighted sessions
Medical (topic not known yet) by: Willi Kalender
Challenges for radiation protection in support of the safe decommissioning of nuclear facilities by: Horst Monken Fernandes
NIR: non-interesting radiation? Not according to ICNIRP by: Eric van Rongen
World Health Organization by: Emilie van Deventer
12.00 - 14.00Lunch break
12.30 - 13.00 Poster pitches:
Communication & risk management
12.45 - 13.45 Young professional get together (invited only)
13.00 - 13.30 Poster pitches:
Medical dose & Biodosimetry
Modelling & Measuring
14.00 - 16.00Scientific presentations
Emergency preparedness
Indoor Radon: implementation of EU BSS
Equipment & software
Communication & risk management
Radon & Thoron
16.00 - 16.30Break
16.00 - 16.30 Poster pitches:
16.30 - 18.10 Scientific presentations
Harmonisation, Quality Control & Justification
NORM, Radon & Waste
Physics, chemistry & biology
Education & training
Programme Wednesday June 6th 2018
06.45 - 07.45Guided jogging track
07.00 - 18.00Registration and information desk open
08.00 - 08.30Welcome Coffee
08.00 - 18.00 Posters
08.15 - 18.30 Technical visit: Mineralz, Hazardous Waste (incl. NORM) Repository, Maasvlakte and Centrale Organisatie voor Radioactief Afval (COVRA), Vlissingen
08.30 - 09.30 Refresher courses :
Refresher course: Applied radiological risk communication for the 21st century by: Tanja Perko
Refresher course: Optical radiation - eye protection by: Per Söderberg
Refresher course: From fundamental safety principles to operational radiation protection programmes by: Amgad Shoke
Refresher course: Residential radon lung cancer risk estimation by: James Mc Laughlin
08.30 - 18.30Technical visit: Studie Centrum Kernenergie / Centre d’Étude d’Énergie Nucléaire (SCK•CEN), Mol, Belgium
09.15 - 17.35 Technical visit: European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of the European Space Agency, Noordwijk
09.45 - 10.45Refresher courses :
Refresher course: Applying the content-form-source framework to risk perception by: Jop Groeneweg
Refresher course: Intelligent technical approaches to the reduction CT patient dose by: Prof.Dr. Willi Kalender
Refresher course: Early and late deterministic effects of ionizing radiation: concepts and variables by: Dr. Jan Wondergem
Refresher course: Decommissioning of non-nuclear sites by: André Bloot
11.00 - 12.00Refresher courses :
Refresher course: From power lines to mobile phones: are non-ionizing electromagnetic fields hazardous? by: Dr. Eric van Rongen
Refresher course: Industry initiative on CT dose optimization in cooperation with HERCA by: Roy Irwan
Refresher course: Low dose radiation effects: mechanisms and dose-responsive curves by: Dik van Gent
Refresher course: Environmental remediation: from site characterization to the end state by: Christian Kunze
11.00 - 18.30 Technical visit: Agentschap Telecom (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate), Amersfoort and Antenne Bureau, Amersfoort
12.00 - 14.00Lunch break
12.15 - 18.30 Technical visit: Container scanning and nuclear detection, Customs, Rotterdam
12.15 - 20.30 Technical visit: Studie Centrum Kernenergie / Centre d’Étude d’Énergie Nucléaire (SCK•CEN), Mol, Belgium (Radiation Physicians)
13.00 - 17.00School Event
14.00 - 17.30Workshops Education and Training (EUTERP)
Programme Thursday June 7th 2018
06.45 - 07.45 Guided jogging track
08.00 - 18.00 Registration and information desk open
08.00 - 08.30 Welcome coffee
08.00 - 18.00 Posters
08.30 - 09.50 Scientific presentations
Emergency preparedness
Radiological protection challenges by the decommissioning of nuclear and non-power generating facilities both large and small
Dose estimation
Education & training
09.50 - 10.20Break
10.20 - 12.50 Keynote speakers and highlighted sessions
NORM: EU directive implications beyond EU borders by Nick Tsurikov
Emergency preparedness: advancement and still open gaps in Europe by Wolfgang Raskob
A talk about the sustainability of the ICRP recommendations issues for improvement & clarification by Chris Huyskens
The ethics of radiological protection: from core values to practical wisdom by Jacques Lochard
Radiation protection and sustainability: a view of safety from the IAEA by Andrew Orrell
12.00 - 14.00Lunch break
12.55 - 13.25 Poster pitches:
Radon, Restoration & Waste
13.30 - 15.30Young Professional Award - Session I

Improving personal dosimetry of medical staff wearing radioprotective garments: design of a new whole-body dosimeter using Monte Carlo simulations by Clarita Saldarriaga Vargas (BVS/ABR)
Comparison of peripheral doses from different radiation treatment modalities and design of shieldings to reduce the foetal dose by Cristian Candela-Juan (SEPR)
Influence of low doses X-ray radiation exposure on human stem cells by Daria Yu Usupzhanova (Russian Society)
Dose reduction with dual energy CT for proton therapy by Joanne van Abbema (NVS)
Monte Carlo modelling and experimental measurement methodologies to support decommissioning plans of biomedical cyclotrons by Sara Vichi (AIRP)
Development of a badge for the simultaneous measurement of the personal dose equivalent Hp(10) and Hp(0.07) with TL-DOS by Marion Piepenbrock (FS)
15.30 - 16.00Break
15.30 - 16.00Poster pitches:
16.00 - 17.40Young Professional Award - Session II
Application of an artificial neural network for evaluation of activity concentration exemption limits in NORM industry Hannah Wiedner (ÖVS)
Fetal radiation dose in three common CT examinations during pregnancy Anna Kelaranta (Nordic Society)
Lock up your daughters - an alternative method of radon hazard remediation Alex Nicholson (SRP)
Contribution of macro and micro-dosimetry in alpha therapy Nadia Benabdallah (SFRP)
Relative biological effectiveness in a proton spread-out Bragg peak formed by pencil beam scanning mode Anna Michaelidesová (Czech Society)
17.45 - 19.15IRPA Young Generation Network Session
19.30 - 22.30Congress Diner
Programma Friday June 8th 2018
08.00 - 15.00Registration and information desk open
Welcome coffee
08.00 - 14.00Posters
08.30 - 09.50Scientific presentations
Regulation & legislation
NORM & Decommissioning
Waste management
09.30 - 11.40Public Understanding of Radiation Risk
Work of the IRPA TG on Public Understanding of Radiation Risk and Towards Guiding Principles for IRPA Communication and Engagement with the Public by: Tanja Perko (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK∙CEN)
Experiences of engaging with 'non-RP specialist' cohorts with regards to the UK Nuclear New Build Programmes by: Pete Bryant (UK Society for Radiological Protection)
Engaging with School Children – Experiences from the SRP Schools Outreach Programme by: Pete Cole (University of Liverpool)
Panel discussion and Q&A
09.50 - 10.20Break
10.20 - 11.40Scientific presentations
Environmental & exposure
11.40 - 12.10Break
12.10 - 14.00Keynote speakers and highlighted sessions
Closing ceremony
New developments in the production of radionuclides by: A. Denkova
Advances in personal dosimetry by: Filip Vanhavere
Closing session: summary on the topic of the congress by: Roger Coates
Closing ceremony:
IRPA 15 by: Mr. Kim
IRPA 2022
Young Professional Award by: Alfred Hefner
YP Public Award and Farewell by: Hielke Freerk Boersma