Society News Archive

18 October 2013
IEM6 on Fukushima Call for Abstracts Date Extended to 31 October

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced a call for abstracts for the "International Experts' Meeting (IEM) on Radiation Protection After the Fukushima Daiichi Accident," which will take place in Vienna, Austria, 17–21 February 2014. 

The objective of this IEM is to provide a forum for Member States to exchange information and experience related to radiation protection, with an emphasis on preparing for and managing the long-term consequences of a nuclear or radiological accident. In the light of the Fukushima Daiichi accident, the IEM will focus on the complex technical, societal, environmental, and economic issues in radiation protection that have broad application and may need to be addressed during remediation and long-term recovery operations following a nuclear or radiological accident.

The IEM is targeted primarily toward international experts—in particular those from national regulatory bodies, public health authorities, and technical-support organizations—concerned with radiation protection issues that need to be addressed in the medium and longer term following a nuclear or radiological accident. The IEM will pay particular attention to the public communication and stakeholder involvement aspects that need to be taken into account.

Young professionals, defined as those working in the field of radiation protection for 10 years or less, are particularly encouraged to take part in the meeting. The IEM will provide an opportunity to engage with young professionals and to hear their views and aspirations for the future of radiation protection.

There is no fee for registration.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for papers and posters is 31 October 2013. Read about the Call for Abstracts here.

Read more about the meeting here.

Here is a color brochure on the meeting.

Here is a flyer for the meeting.