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Radiation Pr
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Culture - a global
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2008 the European IRPA associate Societies have agreed that the German-
Swiss Radiation Protection Association (Fachverband für Strahlenschutz, FS, the
IRPA Associate Society for Germany and Switzerland) to host the 4
th
European
IRPA Congress in 2014. In close cooperation with the Association Romande de
Radioprotection (ARRAD), our French speaking colleagues in Switzerland-Geneva
was chosen as host city for this major event. The choice of the venue was driven by
the intention to involve in the scientific program international organizations located
in Geneva with a strong link to radio protection (such as ILO, WHO, ISO). This
choice suits well the general theme of the Congress:
«Radiation protection culture – a global challenge”
The Fachverband is pleased to invite you to attend this congress with highly
interesting topics, to scientific visits, e.g. to CERN, and to a variety of memorable
social events and impressive excursions.
Sincer
ely,
Klaus Henrichs
Congr
ess president
o
bjectives of the
conference:
- to understand and to
promote radiation protection
culture in all applications and
its relation to general safety
culture,
- to discuss open questions
and to identify perspectives
for common challenges,
- to strengthen the
cooperation between
professional societies,
international organizations,
regulators, NGOs, and key
players in society,
- to develop tools for
improving communication
between experts,
professionals, patients, and
members of the public.
t
opics
-
RP cultur
e versus safety
cultur
e
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RP ionizing and non-
ionizing radiation
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Biological and health ef
fects
of ionizing and non-ionizing
radiation
-
Radiation measur
ements
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Experimental and
computational dosimetry
-
RP r
ecommendations,
basic safety standar
ds and
r
egulations
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RP of workers, patients, and
members of the public
-
RP in planned, emer
gency
and existing exposur
es
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RP after lar
ge scale events
-
RP of the envir
onment
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RP aspects of nuclear
security and malicious acts
-
RP fr
om natural radiation
and radioactivity
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RP in waste management
and decommissioning
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RP education, training,
and qualification
-
RP cultur
e in medicine,
industry
, and research
-
RP communication with
the society
g
eneva
Great thanks to the history of
this city, its development and
the vision of its authorities,
Geneva blends the many
advantages of a small city
with the services and facilities
of a large metropolitan
area. And, more importantl,
Geneva’s tradition of
welcoming people from all
over the world makes this
city a unique and privileged
destination for association
events such as the congress
on Radio Protection. Its
central European location and
easy accessibility make it an
ideal place for international
meetings. More than 200
international organisations
are based in Geneva.
Besides its reputation as
home to famous academic
and research institutions,
the city is also known
worldwide for its beauty and
breath-taking Views of the
surrounding Alps and Jura.
RP: Radio Protection