ETRAP 2009

ETRAP 2009

8 - 11 November 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal

Call for abstracts

Education and training are the two basic pillars of any policy regarding safety in the workplace. Practitioners who work with radiation sources will have a wide range of responsibilites and objectives depending on the radiation practice, but all will have a triple common need:

  • basic education and training providing the required level of understanding of artificial and natural radiation,

  • standards for the recognition of skills and experience,

  • an opportunity to refresh, update and test acquired knowledge on a regular basis.

International meetings, publications and recommendations covering safety culture increasingly stress the need for education and training in the field of radiological protection. In addition, compliance with the requirements of specific European directives and the international basic safety standards is crucial in a world of dynamic markets and increasing workers’ mobility, and common approches to training facilitate the understanding of these requirements.

Three international meetings on education and training in radiological protection have already been organised. These meetings focused on benchmarking current experiences and practices and introduced a harmonised approach to education and training at the European level. The first meeting was held in Saclay (France) in 1999, the second took place in Madrid (Spain) in 2003 and the third in Brussels (Belgium) in 2005.

In order to build further on what has been achieved up to now, the Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear and the European Nuclear Society are organising the 4rd international conference on education and training in radiological protection, ETRAP2009, in Lisbon in November 2009.

The conference intends to address the largest potential audience, covering policy makers, the medical sector, industrial radiographers, NORM experts, the engineering sector, the non-nuclear industry, social sciences researchers, safety experts, regulators and authorities. Furthermore, it aims to reinforce the contacts between various organisations, individuals and networks dealing with education and training policies in radiological protection. Special attention will also be paid to attracting and inviting young professionals to ensure knowledge transfer and to help build the future of radiological protection


ETRAP2009 intends to provide the necessary platform for a comprehensive and transdisciplinary approach to education and training in radiological protection.

ETRAP2009 will call for the following topics:

  • Developments in training delivery (distance learning, demo-installations ….)

  • Approaches in sector specific training (in-house training, industry, medical staff, NDT, on-the-job training…)

  • Recent developments in recognition and harmonisation of requirements (European and International safety and training standards, certifications, accreditation…)

  • Education and Training networks (local, national, international)

  • Building the future – attracting a new generation (information at all educational levels, examples of material, knowledge transfer…)

  • Broadening the perspective

  • Integration of RP into a general health and safety training (risk assessment, safety culture, RP requirements in transport of dangerous goods, waste management, mining, NORM…)

  • Importance of non-technical skills (communication skills, transdisciplinary approaches)

Important dates

  •  Abstract submission: 29 May 2009

  •  Notification to authors: 26 June 2009

  •  Submission of full papers: 9 October 2009

  •  Conference: 8 - 11 November 2009


For further information contact:

ETRAP 2009 Conference Secretariat


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