The conferences and symposia listed below are organised by national or international bodies for which NEA co-sponsorship or co-operation has been granted.
The 2012 International ISOE ALARA Symposium will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the global ISOE programme started in Paris in 1992. International ISOE symposia have been organised since 1997 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). This is the Fifteenth International ISOE ALARA Symposium sponsored by the ISOE Technical Centers. The purpose of the 2012 International ISOE ALARA Symposium is for radiation protection professionals to exchange dose reduction practices and lessons learnt globally to ensure safe and efficient operation of the 430 operating power reactors.
The symposium will feature technical papers and exhibits on the latest approaches in work management, dose control, remote monitoring and dose measurement. Each participant will receive important BWR, CANDU, PWR and VVER benchmarking data from previous years' occupational dose performances. The ALARA symposium is held early in the calendar year at the suggestion of ISOE utility Radiation Protection Managers to assist individual plants in setting annual and refueling outage ALARA dose goals/targets. Good ideas on successful ALARA initiatives are also shared at the symposium.
Organiser: North American Technical Centre (NATC)
Where Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
These events are organised by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU). These organisations are established for the purpose of supporting the peaceful research activity of scientists in Russia (ISTC) and Ukraine (STCU). The ISTC and the STCU offered to provide their experience in and result of the research project related to remediation and restoration of radioactive contamination and contribute to Fukushima recovery. Also these are unique experiences after the Chernobyl accident in Russia, Ukraine, and other CIS countries will be shared among the participants, and further possibility for co-operation among the participants will be explored during the symposium/seminar.
Organiser: Institute of Applied Energy (IAE) (Secretariat)
ISTC (International Science and Technology Center)
STCU (Science and Technology Center in Ukraine)
Where Tokyo and Fukushima, Japan
PIME, the Conference on Public Information Materials Exchange, is a unique international conference that has established itself as the annual meeting place for professional nuclear communicators from all around the world and is a “must” for all nuclear public information specialists who want to enhance and share their know-how.
The 2012 conference will address how to be prepared to face a communication crisis and how to reach the general public when communicating on nuclear issues.
The PIME conference addresses internal as well as external communication, and covers all civil uses of nuclear technologies.
Organiser: European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Where Warsaw, Poland
The objective of the second dialogue meeting is to understand what has been accomplished so far in Date City to improve the radiological situation, to discuss the present obstacles and the possible ways to improve further the living conditions of the inhabitants of the city.
Organiser: International Commission on Radiation protection (ICRP), in co-operation with:
Where: Date City (Fukushima Province); Japan
The symposium is a publicly open event as it is expected to be of particular interest to technical experts from utilities, research and design organisations, regulatory bodies, manufacturing and service companies and other stakeholders.
Organisers: Government-TEPCO Council of Mid and Long Term Response for Decommissioning, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Secretariat: The Institute of Applied Energy (IAE)
Where: Tokyo, Japan
IRPA is the international voice of the radiation protection profession and promotes excellence in national and regional associate societies and radiation protection professionals by providing benchmarks of good practice and enhancing professional competence and networking.
The importance of wider engagement will increase. This theme for the IRPA13 Congress will support very timely and positive opportunities to explore different views of radiological risks and their underlying values. It will be an opportunity to share methods and experiences of effective engagement with society to forge sustainable and acceptable paths forward to address these risks.
The Congress will explore the experiences of both radiation protection professionals and the wider stakeholders such as decision-makers, communities, the media and NGOs, who all have a role to play in making the protection system robust and effective.
Organiser: The Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) in association with the Association of University Radiation Protection Officers (AURPO), the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS), the College of Radiographers (SCoR), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
Where: Glasgow, United Kingdom
The purpose of the conference is to exchange information on plant life management with the following topics:
Emphasize the role of plant life management programmes in assuring safe and reliable nuclear power plant operation;
Provide a forum for information exchange on national and international policies, regulatory practices and safety culture and to demonstrate strategies, including application in an ageing management and plant life management programme; and
Provide key elements and good practises related to the safety aspects of ageing, ageing management and long-term operation.
Organiser: International Atomic Energy Agency
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
The symposium is targeted at all those concerned with radiological protection at nuclear power plants (radiation protection managers and staff members, maintenance and operation planners), contractors, exposed workers (represented by trade unions or work committees), inspectors and other regulatory bodies' representatives, and international organisations. The symposium is also open to professionals from research reactors and from other nuclear fuel cycle installations who have radiological protection problems similar to those for nuclear power plants.
The main aims of the symposium are:
to provide a large forum for information exchange on occupational exposure concerns (practices, management and procedures, dose results and reduction, improvements in techniques and tools, etc.),
to allow vendors to present their recent experience and developments in radiation protection (measurement techniques, operating and plant design improvements, ALARA practices during operation and outages, etc.) in a commercial exhibition.
Organiser: European Technical Centre (ETC)
Where Prague, Czech Republic
ICAPP provides a forum for leaders of the nuclear industry to exchange information, present results from their work, review the state of the industry, and discuss future directions and needs for the deployment of new nuclear power plant systems around the world. ICAPP will gather industry leaders in several invited lectures in plenary sessions.
Organiser: American Nuclear Society
Where: Chicago, United States
This regional 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. The objective is for participants to exchange occupational dose reduction practices and lessons learned to improve occupational radiation protection in nuclear power facilities worldwide. The conference will also provide a forum for information exchange between vendors and other members of the industry.
Organiser: International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC)
Where Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
This conference will explore the scientific, technological and engineering issues associated with particle and ionising radiation shielding in its broadest context, including nuclear energy systems, accelerator facilities, space and other radiation environments. It will be one of the international radiation shielding events, regularly drawing hundreds of the world's top scientists and engineers.
Organiser: American Nuclear Society
The Atomic Energy Society of Japan
Where: Nara, Japan
The main objectives of the SATIF meetings are to promote the exchange of information among experts in the field of accelerator shielding and related topics, identify areas where international co operation can be fruitful and carry on a program of work in order to achieve progress in specific priority areas.
Organiser: High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
Where: Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)
The main objective of the workshop is to review the current modeling and evaluation methods of nuclear data for reactor applications and to discuss possible areas of improvements.
The workshop will cover the following topics: microscopic and integral nuclear data measurements; evaluation of nuclear data (theories, models, codes); uncertainties and covariance matrices, neutron/gamma spectra and multiplicities; processing and benchmarking fission modeling.
Organiser: Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA)
Where: Aix-en-Provence, France
The main objectives of the workshop are to present the expectations of regulators, licensees, designers and researchers with regards to reinforced concrete structures; to discuss R&D progress with regard to long-term performance of reinforced concrete structures; and to reach a consensus on R&D needs to further develop co-operative programmes.
Organiser: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
Where: Cadarache, France.
The main objective of ICGR'12 is to share the past experiences of public involvement in the decision-making process for the implementation of geological disposal and to maintain attention of policy and political leaders on national disposal programmes.
Organiser: Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Canada
Where: Toronto, Canada
The European Nuclear Conference (ENC) is the largest international conference of its kind on the European event calendar. This European Nuclear Society (ENS) event has a multidisciplinary approach, looking at nuclear applications in energy production and medical technologies, looking at nuclear science and technology in energy production, non-power industrial and life science applications.
ENC 2012 will be a unique networking event for scientists, nuclear industry representatives and policy makers, who can consider and discuss ideas and innovations that will drive the technological developments of the future.
Organiser: European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Where: Manchester (United Kindgom)
Last reviewed: 31 August 2012