IRPA http://www.irpa.net/index.asp International Radiation Protection Association en-gb Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:49:06 +0000 ETRAP 2017 - Deadline Extension http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54724 <h1 style="margin-top: 0.6em; margin-bottom: 0.6em; line-height: 15.6px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Optima, Lucida, &quot;MgOpen Cosmetica&quot;, &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;, sans-serif; text-align: center;">ETRAP 2017 - 6th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection</h1> <h3 style="line-height: 27.3px; font-size: 22.75px; font-family: Optima, Lucida, &quot;MgOpen Cosmetica&quot;, &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;, sans-serif; text-align: center;">30 May - 2 June 2017 in Valencia, Spain &nbsp;</h3> <h3 style="line-height: 27.3px; font-size: 22.75px; font-family: Optima, Lucida, &quot;MgOpen Cosmetica&quot;, &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;, sans-serif; text-align: center;">Call for Papers - REMINDER</h3> <h4 style="line-height: 20.28px; font-size: 15.6px; font-family: Optima, Lucida, &quot;MgOpen Cosmetica&quot;, &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;, sans-serif; text-align: center;">There has been a deadline extension - abstracts for ETRAP 2017 are now due <strong>January 29, 2017.</strong></h4> <h1 style="margin-top: 0.6em; margin-bottom: 0.6em; line-height: 15.6px; font-size: 1.2em; font-family: Optima, Lucida, &quot;MgOpen Cosmetica&quot;, &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><a style="color: #0091a6;" href="members/ETRAP%202017%20-%20Deadline%20Extension.pdf">Details Here!</a></h1> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:18:33 +0000 Dr. Charles Mistretta Selected to Receive 18th Gray Medal http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54723 <h2>The 18th Gray Medal recipient has been selected.</h2> <h2>Congratulations, Dr. Charles Mistretta.</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;"><a href="members/18th%20Gray%20Medal%20Recipient%20Selected.pdf">Details here!</a></h3> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:53:18 +0000 6th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54722 <h1 style="text-align: center;">ETRAP 2017 - 6th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection</h1> <h3 style="text-align: center;">30 May - 2 June 2017 in Valencia, Spain &nbsp;</h3> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Call for Papers - REMINDER</h3> <h4 style="text-align: center;"></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;">This is a reminder that abstracts for ETRAP 2017 are due January 15, 2017.</h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"></h4> <h1 style="text-align: center;"><a href="members/6th%20International%20Conference%20on%20Education%20and%20Training%20in%20Radiological%20Protection.pdf">Details Here!</a></h1> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:25:15 +0000 4th Regional IRPA-IOMP-WHO Workshop on Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54721 <p><a href="members/IRPA-4th%20Regional%20IRPA-IOMP-WHO-Workshop-Feb%202017-Blue.pdf"><img style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; border: 1px solid black;" src="members/2016-12-16%204th%20Regional%20IRPA-IOMP-WHO-Workshop.jpg" alt="" width="250" /></a>After IRPA&rsquo;s publication on &lsquo;Guiding Principles on Radiation Protection Culture&rsquo;, IRPA, IOMP and WHO launched a joint project on Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare, open to national, regional, and international partners. The purpose of the project is to collect feedback from key stakeholders for the development of a framework document on establishment and maintenance of a Radiation Safety Culture in Health Care (RSCHC).</p> <p>A first regional workshop for Latin American countries was organized in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in April 2015, a second for European countries in Geneva, Switzerland in December 2015, and a third for African countries in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in November 2016.</p> <p>This fourth regional workshop organized in Doha, Qatar, in February 2017 is aimed to collect feedback on challenges and opportunities of advanced technologies from Eastern Mediterranean countries.</p> <p><a href="members/IRPA-4th%20Regional%20IRPA-IOMP-WHO-Workshop-Feb%202017-Blue.pdf">Download Brochure</a></p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:04:56 +0000 IAEA Radiation Safety Standards Committee Meeting, November 2016 http://www.irpa.net/docs/2016-12-09 RASSC.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/2016-12-09 RASSC.pdf Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:30:43 +0000 Passing of Bo Lindell http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54720 <p><img style="float: left; margin: 10px;" src="members/Lindell.jpg" alt="" width="200" />Bo Lindell passed away peacefully at the age of 94 in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 10, 2016.</p> <p>Bo was a giant in radiological protection.</p> <p>He was Director of SSI, the predecessor of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Str&aring;ls&auml;kerhetsmyndigheten, from 1965-1982, and a member of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) from 1965-1988.</p> <p>He served as ICRP Scientific Secretary from 1957-1962, the 5<sup>th</sup> to hold the post and the first Swede. He was a member of the Main Commission since 1962, during which time he served as a member of Committee 4 (1962-1965), Chairman of Committee 3 (1965-1977), ICRP Vice-Chairman (1969-1977) under Rolf Sievert and Sir Eric Pochin, and then as the 8<sup>th</sup> ICRP Chairman (1977-1985). Upon leaving his position of ICRP Chairman, he was appointed for life as an Emeritus Member of the Main Commission, an honourary distinction in appreciation of extraordinary contributions to ICRP.</p> <p>Few have had such a long and illustrious role in ICRP. &nbsp;Among his many important contributions, he played a central role in the development of the 1977 Recommendations of the ICRP (ICRP <em>Publication 26</em>). These recommendations laid out the fundamental structure of the system of radiological protection still used today.</p> <p>Bo also played a key role in the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). He was elected to the first IRPA Executive Council in 1966, serving two terms until 1973.</p> <p>To mark his passing, for the first time an excerpt of an interview of Bo Lindell conducted in May 2012 as part of the ICRP Oral History Project has been released.</p> <p><a title="Excerpt of May 2012 Interview with Bo Lindell" href="http://www.icrp.org/admin/ICRP%20Oral%20History%20Project-%20An%20Excerpt%20of%20an%20Interview%20with%20Bo%20Lindell.pdf" target="_blank">Excerpt of May 2012 Interview with Bo Lindell</a></p> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:33:10 +0000 IRPA Bulletin - Issue 11 Now Available. http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54719 <h2></h2> <h2>Check out the latest IRPA Bulletin - Issue 11 here:</h2> <h2><a href="members/54592/%7B8CBABD9B-F33E-4A1C-9616-B3ADB3B50209%7D/IRPA%20Bulletin%2011.pdf">Issue 11</a></h2> <h2>All past bulletins can be found here on the <a href="page.asp?id=54592">IRPA Bulletin Page</a></h2> <h2></h2> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:11:25 +0000 New IRPA Publication: IRPA Guidance on Certification of a Radiation Protection Expert http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54718 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 24px;">There is an excellent new IRPA Publication!</span></p> <p><a href="members/IRPA%20GUIDANCE%20ON%20CERTIFICATION%20OF%20A%20RADIATION%20PROTECTION%20EXPERT%202016.pdf">THE IRPA GUIDANCE ON CERTIFICATION OF A RADIATION PROTECTION EXPERT</a>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 2 Nov 2016 16:05:52 +0000 Call for Papers for the 6th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection 2017 http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54717 <p class="MsoNormal">A call for papers has been announced for the 6th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection,</p> <p class="MsoNormal">ETRAP 2017, to be held 30 May - 2 June 2017 in Valencia, Spain.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">For more details, see <a href="http://www.etrap2017.org">www.etrap2017.org</a>.</p> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:33:29 +0000 Safety in Radiation Oncology (SAFRON) - Patient Safety Awareness http://www.irpa.net/docs/SAFRON-August2016.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/SAFRON-August2016.pdf Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:35:22 +0000 IRPA EC Report for 2012-2016 http://www.irpa.net/members/3/%7B7EA772AF-BA5A-4DF9-A575-5803A091FC5E%7D/IRPA%20EC%20report%202012-2016.pdf http://www.irpa.net/members/3/%7B7EA772AF-BA5A-4DF9-A575-5803A091FC5E%7D/IRPA%20EC%20report%202012-2016.pdf Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:44:53 +0000 New Lens of Eye Area on the IRPA Website http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54696 http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54696 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:25:21 +0000 Update on the June 2016 IAEA Radiation Safety Standards Committee Meeting http://www.irpa.net/docs/RASSC 2016-06 for AS.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/RASSC 2016-06 for AS.pdf Fri, 8 Jul 2016 20:59:21 +0000 Just Released: IRPA Bulletin No 10 - Special IRPA14 Issue http://www.irpa.net/members/54592/%7BCB4CF18C-55DC-4B03-B2C4-811CD526862C%7D/IRPA%20Bulletin%2010%20(English).pdf http://www.irpa.net/members/54592/%7BCB4CF18C-55DC-4B03-B2C4-811CD526862C%7D/IRPA%20Bulletin%2010%20(English).pdf Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:12:25 +0000 FS-IRPA Workshop on RP Culture in Waste Management, 14-16 Nov 2016, St Ursanne Switzerland http://www.irpa.net/docs/Invitation FS-IRPA workshop RWM 2016.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Invitation FS-IRPA workshop RWM 2016.pdf Mon, 4 Jul 2016 19:08:38 +0000 IRPA President Roger Coates awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54695 <p><img style="float: right;" src="members/OBE.jpg" alt="" width="150" />Roger Coates, IRPA President, has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) on the occasion of the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-queens-birthday-honours-2016">Queen's 90th birthday celebration</a>, for Services to Nuclear Safety and Radiological Protection.</p> <p>The British 'honours system recognises people who have made achievements in public life, and committed themselves to serving and helping Britian.' Recipients 'have made life better for other people or be outstanding at what they do.'</p> <p>The OBE is a significant honour 'awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area.'</p> <p>On receiving the honour, Roger remarked that&nbsp;'It is of course a great personal honour, but I am fortunate to have had a very interesting career covering both radiation protection and nuclear safety. I have now had the opportunity to use whatever experience I have to put something back into the profession, and I would like to think that it is this contribution that is being recognised. It illustrates the importance of taking opportunities to work with professional bodies such as SRP and IRPA, and hence help to develop and improve the way we operate as practitioners, for the benefit of all.'</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:19:10 +0000 ICRU Invites Nominations for the Gray Medal http://www.irpa.net/http://icru.org/latest-news/latest-news/nominees-invited-for-icru-gray-medal http://www.irpa.net/http://icru.org/latest-news/latest-news/nominees-invited-for-icru-gray-medal Fri, 3 Jun 2016 13:16:21 +0000 Check out IRPA's New YouTube Channel http://www.irpa.net/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNwRX7ae-v490l-6I6J7f6Q http://www.irpa.net/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNwRX7ae-v490l-6I6J7f6Q Thu, 26 May 2016 12:08:55 +0000 Ibero-American Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine - CIPRaM 2016 http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54692 <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><img src="members/Ibero-American%20Conference%20on%20Radiation%20Protection%20in%20Medicine%20-%20CIPRaM%202016%20small-201641822565.png" alt="" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%;" lang="EN-GB">Ibero-American Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine (CIPRaM 2016)</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%;" lang="EN-GB">IRPA is cooperating with the organisation of the &ldquo;Ibero-American Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine&rdquo; (CIPRaM 2016), to be held in Madrid, 18-20 October 2016 (</span><span lang="ES"><a href="http://cipram-madrid-2016.es/en/home.htm"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%;" lang="EN-GB">http://cipram-madrid-2016.es/en/home.htm</span></a></span><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%;" lang="EN-GB">). </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%;" lang="EN-GB">The main objectives of CIPRaM 2016 are to review advances in the implementation of the actions proposed in the Bonn Call for Action, to identify problems and possible solutions, to promote good practices and to define progress indicators for those actions. The conference will also serve as an opportunity to exchange information and experience gained in recent years in relation to radiation protection in medicine, and to establish/strengthen ties between Ibero-American countries for cooperation in this field.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%;" lang="EN-GB">CIPRaM 2016 is being organised by WHO, PAHO, IAEA, FORO, ICRP and IRPA together with the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, which is hosting the conference, and the Nuclear Safety Council, as regulatory body for radiation protection in Spain. The conference language will be Spanish, with simultaneous translation at the Opening Session. The registration is free of charge and must be done through the CIPRaM 2016 website.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:48:10 +0000 Congress News - IRPA14 Travel Advisory Notice http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=54689 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="line-height: 16.2px;">The latest Congress News has been issued, focussing on information and guidance to make your travel to IRPA14 more pleasnt and memorable.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="members/Congress%20News%20-%20Travel%20Advisory%20Notice.pdf">CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.</a></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:02:44 +0000