2022 IRPA North American Regional Congress
"Meeting the Challenges in the Practice of Radiation Protection"

Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri
20–24 February 2022

Union Station Hotel, Photo courtesy of Lodging Hospitality Management


The 2022 IRPA North American Regional Congress is sponsored by the Health Physics Society (HPS) and the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). The congress is endorsed by the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) and is supported by the Mexican Society of Irradiation and Dosimetry (SMID).

The main themes of the scientific program and topic areas:

  • Scientific Basis
    • Biological effects of radiation
    • Epidemiology of radiation exposure
  • Characterization of Radiation Exposures
    • External dosimetry
    • Internal dosimetry
    • Instrumentation and measurements
    • Nonionizing radiation/5G
  • Applied Health Physics
    • Nuclear facilities
    • Medical health physics
    • Military health physics
    • Environmental and natural radioactivity
    • Space radiation
  • Regulations and Communications
    • Regulatory issues
    • Communications with the public
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Response
    • Homeland security
    • Emergency response
  • Refresher Courses
    • Early career
    • Professional

Awards to be presented:

  • Young Scientist
  • Senior Scientist

Executive Committee
Nolan Hertel, HPS, Congress President
Ed Waller, CRPA, Congress Vice President
John Cardarelli, HPS
Shaheen Dewji, HPS, American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Eric Goldin, HPS
Kathy Held, NCRP
Matt McFee, HPS
Irina Popova, ANS
Hector R. Vega-Carrillo, SMID

Organizing Committee
Mike Mahathy, HPS, Chair
Kendall Berry, HPS, Vice Chair
Liz Brackett, HPS
Jan Braun, HPS
Hannah Graham, Canadian Radiation Protection Association
Andy Miller, HPS
Teodoro Rivera, Mexico
Latha Vasudevan, HPS

Program Committee
Chris Shaw, HPS Program Committee Chair

Burk and Associates

Union Station St. Louis
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