ICRP draft report on Ethical Foundations of the System of Radiological Protection

The ICRP draft report on Ethical Foundations of the System of Radiological Protection is now available for public consultation.

You may find the file of the draft report at http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=348

All members are encouraged to discuss the interesting report and send your comments to ICRP for consideration.

Comments be submitted through the ICRP website no later than July 21, 2017.

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Registration for 5th European IRPA congress is open

The 5th European IRPA Congress will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands, 4 – 8 June 2018 and will follow the theme:

Encouraging Sustainability in Radiation Protection

To register for the 5th European IRPA Congress in The Hague and qualify for the (very) early bird
registration fee, please visit the registration section of the congress website.

Your very early registration fee of € 630 includes: Delegate Pack, Access to all Congress
sessions, Access to exhibition and poster area, Coffee breaks, Access to all Refresher Courses,
Welcome Reception and a reduced fee for the Gala Dinner. Students and Young Professionals
may apply for a special fee of € 475.

The very early registration fee applies until September 1, 2017, and the early registration fee of € 730 until February 2, 2018.

Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Programme Committee invites submissions of abstracts from colleagues in radiation
protection for the 5th European IRPA Congress programme.
You will be guided through the submission process on the Congress website.

To study the combinations that best describe the topic of your submission from the 5 areas and 11
subspecialties which will make up the programme, please click here

Why come to the 5th European IRPA Congress in the Hague?

  • A comprehensive scientific programme covering all aspects of radiation protection
  • Dedicated sessions for Young Professionals (and their more experienced colleagues)
  • Dedicated refreshers series, digital poster sessions and elevator pitches
  • An indispensable event for all radiation protection practitioners who want to share their
    experiences and opinions with colleagues
  • An all-round technical exhibition and technical visits programme
  • An outstanding social programme along with the unique opportunity to enjoy the city of The
    Hague and its nearby beaches

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Bo Lindell has passed away

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Bo Lindell passed away peacefully at the age of 94 in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 10, 2016.

‘Bosse’, as he was fondly called and signed his personal letters, was a giant in radiological protection.

He was Director of SSI, the predecessor of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten, from 1965-1982, and a member of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) from 1965-1988.

He served as ICRP Scientific Secretary of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) from 1957-1962, the 5th to hold the post and the first Swede. He was a member of the Main Commission since 1962, during which time he served as a member of Committee 4 (1962-1965), Chairman of Committee 3 (1965-1977), ICRP Vice-Chairman (1969-1977) under Rolf Sievert and Sir Eric Pochin, and then and served as the 8th ICRP Chairman (1977-1985). Upon leaving his position of ICRP Chairman, he was appointed for life as an Emeritus Member of the Main Commission, an honorary distinction in appreciation of extraordinary contributions to ICRP.

Few have had such a long and illustrious role in ICRP. Among his many important contributions, he played a central role in the development of the 1977 Recommendations of the ICRP (ICRP Publication 26). These recommendations laid out the fundamental structure of the system of radiological protection still used today.

Bosse Lindell was one of the founder members of the Nordic Society for Radiation Protection (NSFS) in 1964, and participated as a representative of NSFS as one of the founder Societies in the formation of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) later the same year. He continued to play Bo also played a key role in IRPA and the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). He was elected to the first IRPA Executive Council in 1966, serving two terms until 1973.

Bosse was always keen on Nordic co-operation in radiation matters, He involved Nordic colleagues in discussions before all UNSCEAR meetings and reported back to them after the meetings. He also initiated, in 1969, the very successful and still continuing series of ‘Nordic Flag Books’ – joint documents by the radiological protection authorities in the five Nordic countries providing agreements on how to interpret and apply ICRP Recommendations.

To mark his passing, for the first time an excerpt of an interview of Bo Lindell conducted in May 2012 as part of the ICRP Oral History Project has been released, and we thank ICRP for permission to quote it here.
Excerpt of May 2012 Interview with Bo Lindell

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NSFS poster at IRPA-14 in South Africa

At the international IRPA conference in South Africa in May 2016, NSFS presented its history and work in a poster.

This was part of the celebration of IRPA’s 50th Anniversary, where all Associate Societies had been been given the opportunity to present themselves to share their experiences and challenges and to facilitate cooperation and communication.

NSFS poster Cape Town 2016

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New president and new board

At the NSFS General Assembly on 24 August 2015, the presidecy was transferred to Finland and a new president for the society was elected. Ritva Bly will be the president for the period 2015 – 2019. Ritva will be assisted by Secretary Siiri-Maria Aallos-Ståhl and treasurer Tuukka Turtiainen.

 

The additional Board members elected in the five Nordic countries were also presented:

Denmark Søren Holm, Jens Søgaard-Hansen and Hanne N Waltenburg
Finland Tarja Ikäheimonen, Veli Riihiluoma and Raija Seuri
Iceland Jónína Guðjónsdóttir, Gísli Jónsson and Nelly Pétursdóttir
Norway Paula Nunez, Marie Solberg and William Standring
Sweden Christian Bernhardsson, Marie Carlson and Virva Nilsson

 

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Board members present at the conference in Roskilde – from left to right: Hanne N Waltenburg (DK), Tuukka Turtiainen (FI), Jens Søgaard-Hansen (DK), Marie Solberg (NO), Siiri-Maria Aallos-Ståhl (FI), Ritva Bly (FI), Paula Nunez (NO), Gísli Jónsson (IS), Søren Holm (DK), Jónína Guðjónsdóttir (IS), Nelly Pétursdóttir (IS) and Veli Riihiluoma (FI)

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A successful conference is over

The XVII conference of NSFS is now over.
We have had 4 days with 47 inspiring talks – 4 invited and 43 contributed – as well as 20 interesting posters from many areas within radiation protection.
Thank you to all 116 participants for contributions and discussions.

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NSFS

Nordisk selskap for strålevern ble dannet i 1964, og selskapet representerer et nordisk forum for utveksling av kunnskap og erfaringer innen strålevern i forhold til ioniserende og ikke-ioniserende stråling. Dette omfatter bl.a strålevern for arbeidstagere, pasienter som utsettes for stråling innen diagnostikk og terapi samt beskyttelse av allmennheten. For mer informasjon om selskapet se her.

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