Society News Archive

24 February 2015
Second North American Workshop on the Ethical Dimensions of the System of Radiological Protection

The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has established Task Group 94 to develop a publication on the ethical foundations of the system of radiological protection, aiming to consolidate the basis of ICRP’s recommendations, to improve the understanding of the system and to provide a basis for communication on radiation risk and its perception.

To support this effort, a series of regional workshops is being held. A second series of regional workshops is planned for 2015, including meetings in Madrid, Spain 4-6 February; Fukushima City, Japan, 2-4 June; and in Baltimore, Maryland 10-12 March 2015.

The first in this series were held in Daejeon, Korea; Milan, Italy; and Baltimore, Maryland; supported by the local Associate Societies of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA).

Collaboration between radiological protection professionals and applied ethicists in these and other related workshops has resulted in significant progress, including identifying and characterizing some of the key values that underlie the system of radiological protection.

Continuing education credits will be requested from the ABHP for attendance.

See the flyer for information on the meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.  To register contact: Behnam Taebi.