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The International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) 14 Organising Committee has announced the requirements to be nominated for the Young Professionals Award to be given at the congress. They have issued an invitation and encouragement to younger scientists and professionals to attend the congress as delegates. Besides the Young Professionals Award, the Organising Committee will encourage networking among young persons by holding a specific reception for them, allowing them also to meet some of the senior figures in the profession.
Processes that involve radioactive material and radiation require qualified scientists and professionals in the field of radiation protection and safety. The purpose of this award is therefore to promote investigation into radiation protection and all its related disciplines by young scientists and professionals. The IRPA Young Professionals Award renders an opportunity to present the work in an oral form to an experienced international audience of experts and peers.
To qualify for this distinction young scientists and professionals are required to:
- be under 35 years, or in exceptional cases if the candidate is older, be in the first five years of their career in radiation protection and
- be the main author of a paper whose abstract has been approved by the Scientific Committee or Board of the candidate’s Radiation Protection Associate Society in that region.
Only one nominee is allowed per Associate Society and they must be nominated by 15 October 2015. Eligible persons must mark the relevant box on the registration form. Additional requirements can be found in the IRPA announcement.
Nominated candidates must submit an abstract for the IRPA Cape Town meeting before the general deadline (20 September 2015) through the admissions system on the IRPA 2016 web site.