Argon Electronics will join global radiation protection professionals at the Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) Annual Conference which takes place in Scarborough, UK, May 21st to 23rd, 2019.
The event will provide an invaluable opportunity to network among a diverse range of key speakers and fellow colleagues and to gain insights from leading international radiation practitioners.
In this blog post we summarise a selection of the SRP 2019 Conference highlights, as well as listing some of the key information you will need to plan your visit.
The Dunster Lecture 2019
A focal point of the annual SRP conference will be the Dunster Lecture which was first launched in 2011 to honour the memory of H. John Dunster.
This year's lecture will be delivered by the Chair of the International Commission for Radiological Protection (ICRP) and SRP Honorary Fellow, Dr Claire Cousins.
Dr Cousin's presentation, which is titled 'Forward Through the Rearview Mirror', will reflect on her ten year's experience with the ICRP and her role in the advancement of the science of radiological protection.
Developments Post Fukushima
Day one of the SRP conference will also feature a lecture from Dr Michiaki Kai, the President of the Japanese Health Physics Society (JHPS).
Dr Kai will speak on the latest developments in the practice of radiation protection in Japan, in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster of March 2011.
Radiation Protection Refresher Courses
Conference delegates will have the opportunity to take part in a range of radiation protection 'refresher' courses.
Adam Dennis, from Cavendish Nuclear, will speak on the uncertainties of measurement from a radiation protection instrumentation perspective, with the aim of dispelling some of the popular myths surrounding the subject.
Also on offer will be an introduction to the principles of ALARA, ALARP and BAT, presented by John Croft and Pete Bryant; a presentation on REPPIR Schedule 2 Methodology led by Anthony Bexton from Public Health England (PHE); and a refresher on RPA,RWA, LPA and IRIS featuring members of the RPA2000 Assessor Panel.
Fostering young talent
SRP 2019 will feature two competitions which recognise the achievements of radiation protection professionals who are still in the first ten years of their career.
The Best Rising Generations Group (RGG) presentation offers a chance for young professionals to deliver an oral presentation to the conference - with the winner being awarded an all expenses paid trip to the Japanese Health Physics Society Annual Conference in Japan in December 2019.
The Young Professional Award (YPA) competition will run as a separate stream within the Annual Conference. Ten contestants will each present for eight minutes on a chosen topic in front of a judging panel and audience of delegates. The winner of the YPA competition will receive an all expenses paid trip to the 15th annual International Radiation Protection Association Congress (IRPA15) in South Korea in May 2020.
Running alongside the three day-conference programme will be an exhibition of the latest products, technologies and innovations currently on offer within the world of radiation protection.
Argon's app-based training system PlumeSIM-SMART will also be on display, with demonstrations of its capabilities in the support of table top and field-based offsite release exercises.
PlumeSIM-SMART provides command officers and field survey teams with the tools to train, optimise and validate their incident preparation and response processes in an effective and engaging manner.
If you have any questions about radiation hazard detection using simulators then please stop by our stand (Booth 2) during the exhibition.
Plan Your Visit to SRP Annual Conference 2019
When: 21st to 23rd May, 2019
Where: Scarborough Spa Theatre and Conferencing Venue, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD
Conference Times: Tuesday 21 May - 10:30am; Wednesday 22 May - 8:30am to 5:10pm; Thursday 23 May - 9:00am to 4:15pm