Co-sponsored meetings and conferences

The conferences and symposia listed below are organised by national or international bodies for which NEA co-sponsorship or co-operation has been granted.


10-13 February ENS PIME 2008 (Public Information Materials Exchange)

PIME, the conference on Public Information Materials Exchange, is the annual international workshop for public information specialists active in the nuclear energy field. The objective of these conferences is to enhance the professional skills and knowledge of communications professionals from the nuclear community (research centres, regulators, industry, government, etc).

Organiser European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Where Prague, Czech Republic
24-28 February Waste Management 2008

The annual waste management conferences began in the early 1970s and have become internationally regarded as the premier meetings of the nuclear waste management industry. WM2008 included papers describing research, development and operational experience over the complete spectrum of nuclear waste activities.

Organiser WMSymposia Inc.
Where Phoenix, Arizona, USA
8-9 April ENA 2008 – European Nuclear Assembly

The ENA focuses on political, economic and strategic energy issues. The invited speakers represent the full scope of nuclear industry activities, both in Europe and worldwide, and the regulatory processes within the European institutions.

Organiser FORATOM
Where Brussels, Belgium
13-17 April

11th International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS-11) and Radiation Protection and Shielding Topical (RPS-2008)


This meeting will provide a forum for experts world-wide relative to the scientific, technological and engineering issues associated with radiation shielding in broad nuclear energy systems, accelerator facilities, space and general environments. It is one of the premier international radiation shielding relevant events, regularly drawing some 250 of world's top scientists. For the second time, this event will be combined with the equivalent ANS Topical covering a similar scope as ICRS-11.


Georgia Institute of Technology – Nuclear Research Center

Where Callaway Gardens, Georgia, USA
18-22 May NESTet 2008 – Nuclear Engineering Science and Technology - Education and Training

Nestet 2008 will be dedicated to networking in nuclear education and training across the fields of engineering science and technology. This conference is designed to facilitate the exchange of information, collaboration and the sharing of best practices in nuclear education and training in engineering science and technology.

Organiser European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Where Budapest, Hungary
19-23 May International Conference 'ATALANTE 2008' - Nuclear Fuel Cycle for a Sustainable Future
  The ATALANTE 2008 conference will cover fundamental and applied scientific topics regarding nuclear fuel cycles for the future.
Organiser French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Where Montpellier, France
25-30 May 13th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry

This symposium is held approximately every three years to provide a forum for the interchange of state-of-the-art techniques, databases and standardisation of radiation metrology. The symposium will be of value to those involved in reactor dosimetry, including researchers, manufacturers and representatives from industry, utilities and regulatory agencies.

Where Akersloot, Netherlands
26-30 May Women in Nuclear Global 2008 Annual Meeting - Nuclear Revival: Maintaining Key Comptencies

The potential n uclear revival poses a crucial challenge for keys competencies replacement:

  • extension of work age for senior skilled workforce and transfer of knowledge;
  • training young professionals;
  • role of women in competencies replacement.
Organiser Women in Nuclear France, in co-operation with the Société française d'énergie nucléaire
Where Marseille, France
15-20 June International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity
  This conference will cover the acquisition of basic scientific knowledge as well as identifying new societal needs and requirements for regulators and industry. This will include predicting the consequences of all sources of radioactivity: industrial, (enhanced) natural, accidental and potential.
Organiser Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) and the Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN)
Where Bergen, Norway
25-27 June ISOE European ALARA Symposium on Occupational Exposure Management at Nuclear Facilities
  This ISOE symposium is organised to provide a regional forum to promote information exchange of ideas and management approaches to maintaining occupational radiation exposures "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA). It is designed to meet the needs of nuclear utility and regulatory authority professionals with responsibilities in the areas of occupational radiation exposure control and health physics.
Organiser Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) and the ISOE North American Technical Centre
Where Turku, Finland
7-11 September PSA 2008 - ANS International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis

The conference will address several topics regarding probabilistic safety assessments:

  • human reliability analysis;
  • common-cause failures;
  • risk-informed regulation and licensing;
  • low power/shutdown PSA;
  • safety and risk perception;
  • accident analysis;
  • natural external events;
  • fire PSA and NFPA 805.
Organiser American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Where Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
14-19 September

PHYSOR-2008 – International Conference on the Physics of Reactors


This conference will provide a forum for world-wide experts in reactor physics, nuclear power plant design and related technologies to discuss most recent developments, both analytical and experimental, in areas such as nuclear safety, advanced systems, high-performance computing, research reactors, and non-power nuclear applications.


Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Swiss Nuclear Society (SGK/SOSIN/SNS)

Where Interlaken, Switzerland
16-18 September Fault Zones: Structure, Geomechanics and Fluid Flow
  With recent advances in subsurface, modelling and field-based studies, this conference aims to bring together a diverse range of scientists interested in fault growth, fault zone properties and their effects on other processes such as fluid flow and earthquake processes.
Organiser The Geological Society of Britain
Where London, UK
20-26 September IYNC 2008 – International Youth Nuclear Congress
  The primary purpose of the congress is to transfer knowledge from the current generation of leading scientists and engineers to the next generation. Scientific, political, public and corporate views regarding the development of different nuclear issues were presented to provide comprehensive discussions on all sides of the subject. Since it is the youth who will go on to deal with all nuclear prospects and challenges in the future, open and candid commentary from this younger generation is encouraged.
Organiser Swiss Young Generation/International Youth Nuclear Congress
Where Interlaken, Switzerland
28 September-2 October Decommissioning Challenges: An Industrial Reality?

This conference will provide a forum for discussing the regulatory, social, scientific and technical aspects of decontamination, decommissioning and associated material and waste management and site/building reuse. The conference programme will include commercial, government and international projects updates and present project management, technology and regulatory developments and improvements along with feedback on experience.

Organiser Société française d'énergie nucléaire (SFEN)
Where Avignon, France
1-3 October TOPSAFE 2008 - International Topical Meeting on Safety of Nuclear Installations

This conference will provide a forum for addressing the current status and future perspectives with regard to safety at nuclear installations worldwide. The following topics will be covered: safety issues of operating power plants; safety issues for future power plants; safety issues for research reactors (pool type and others); fuel cycle facilities safety; safety issues concerning uranium mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel production, reprocessing, waste disposal and transmutation.

Organiser Croatian Nuclear Society
Where Dubrovnik, Croatia
19-23 October Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting 2008

The conference will provide for an exchange of information and data on fuel performance and fuel safety issues based on recent experimental work and on operating experience. Additional aspects included in the conference programme are: nuclear core design; fuel modelling and analysis; fuel cycle and spent fuel storage. The conference is a forum for industry, safety institutions and technical support organisations to gather key information and discuss its relevance and its best use for improved fuel behaviour and safety modelling.

Organiser Korean Nuclear Society
Where Seoul, Republic of Korea
19-24 October IRPA 12 – 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association

The congress will focus on three major areas:

  1. the epistemology of radiation, namely the methods, the validity and the scope of current knowledge of the physical and biological sciences in relation to the effects of radiation exposure;
  2. the paradigm of radiation protection, namely the conceptual model for keeping people safe from the health effects due to radiation exposure;
  3. the practice of radiation protection, namely the actual application and use of radiation protection plans and methodologies by practitioners and industries making use of radiation.
Organiser Argentine Radiation Protection Society
Where Buenos Aires, Argentina
21-24 October Tenth Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation
  Partitioning and transmutation (P&T) technology is expected to be one of the key technologies used to alleviate the burden on geological disposal sites for nuclear waste. This is one of a series of information exchange meetings to give experts a forum to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the field of P&T.
Organiser OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Where Tokai-mura, Japan
10-12 November

2008 International ISOE ALARA Symposium

  The international ISOE symposium is organised to provide a global forum to promote the exchange of ideas and management approaches to maintaining occupational radiation exposures "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA). The purpose is for radiological protection professionals to exchange dose reduction practices and lessons learned globally to assure safe and efficient operation of the global power reactor fleet. The symposium will feature technical papers and exhibits on the latest approaches in work management, dose control, remote monitoring and dose measurement.
Organiser ISOE Technical Centres
Where Japan
10-12 November

LOWRAD 2008 - Seventh International Meeting on the Effects of Low Doses of Radiation in Biological Systems: New Perspectives on Human Exposure


This workshop will address radiological protection science and effects of exposure to low dose and low dose rate radiation.

Organiser Portugese Nuclear and Technological Institute (ITN)
Where Lisbon, Portugal

Last reviewed: 25 August 2014

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