Bo Lindell award

The Bo Lindell award was introduced by NSFS in 1996. Below is a list of the Bo Lindell awardees and the title of their talks for the respective NSFS conference. The procedure for the Bo Lindell award follows specific Criteria and Rules.

Criteria

The Bo Lindell award can be appointed to a person whom the society wishes to acknowledge for his/her great merits in the field of radiation protection. Such merits may be achieved by e.g. promoting or contributing to good radiation protection theoretically and/or practically over many years or in other ways contribute to achieve the objectives of the Society.

Rules and procedure

The board of the chairing country nominates a person, that is not a member from the same country, by announcing this to the boards of the other Nordic countries at least 15 months before the ordinary meeting.

The boards of the other countries must submit their endorsement or comments to the proposal within three months. The Bo Lindell awardee is then decided by the board in the chairing country. After that, the President contacts the intended person and ask if he/she accepts the proposition of the Bo Lindell award.

The awardee is given the honour to hold the first lecture during the conference in connection with the regular meeting, on any topic in the filed of radiation protection. The Bo Lindell awardee is also awarded with a diploma.

The Society provides travel reimbursement (low-cost options), the conference fee and possible costs for accommodation.

The above was decided at the NSFS Board meeting in Rättvik 28th of August 2005.

Year
Conference
Venue
Conference theme
Name of Bo Lindell awardee
Affiliation
Title
2023
NSFS XIX
Malmö
Sharing knowledge and caring about the society and nature via radiation protection
2019
NSFS XVIII
Helsinki
Next Level in Radiation Protection
Mette Øhlenschlæger 
Danish Health Authority 
Making a difference
2015
NSFS XVII
Roskilde
Radiation Protection – Personnel, Patient and Public
Sigurdur Magnusson 
Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority 
Nordic co-operation in an international context
2011
NSFS XVI
Reykjavik
Challenges and opportunities
Jack Valentin 
Former scientific secretary, ICRP 
Past, present, and future problems – are there any solutions?
2008
NSFS XV
Ålesund
Sten Carlsson 
Uddevalla 
Education and training – the basis of radiation protection for medical exposure 
2005
NSFS XIV
Rättvik
Radiological Protection in Transition
Hans H. Brunner 
Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, Villigen, Switzerland 
From Pandora’s box to Sisyphus
2002
NSFS XIII
Åbo
Radiation protection in the 2000s – Theory and practice
Sören Mattsson 
Medical Radiation Physics, Malmö, Sweden 
Radiation protection among populations, patients, personnel, plankton and plants – What can we learn from one another?
1999
NSFS XII
Skagen
Anneli Salo
Radiation and nuclear safety authority, Finland
Environmental radiation protection and information expectations of the public – past and future
1996
NSFS XI
Reykjavik
Roger H. Clarke
ICRP, United Kingdom
Towards ICRP 2000: Issues that are of importance for radiological protection as the millennium approaches