ETRAP 2009

ETRAP 2009

8 - 11 November 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal

ETRAP - Education and Training in Radiation Protection

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 from 8 - 11 November 2009.

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 responsibilities and objectives depending on the radiation practice, but all will have a triple common need:

  • A basic education as well as specific training providing the required level of understanding of artificial and natural radiation and its management,

  • Standards for the recognition of skills and experience,

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

International meetings, publications and recommendations covering safety culture in the field of radiological protection increasingly stress the need for education and training. 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 approaches to training facilitate the understanding of these requirements.


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

The ETRAP2009 Programme Committee is calling for presentations in the following topics:

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

  • Approaches in sector specific training (in-house training, specific training in industry and in medicine, 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 materials, 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, ...


The conference intends to address the largest possible audience, covering policy-makers, the medical sector, industrial radiographers, NORM experts, the engineering sector, the non-nuclear industry, social sciences researchers, safety experts, radiation protection experts, radiation protection officers, medical physics 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.

Upload your abstracts before 29 May 2009 on the
ETRAP 2009 Abstract Submission System.

Authors should submit their abstract text in English(400-words) by:

29 May 2009

Full paper submission deadline: 9 October 2009.

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Your abstract contribution will be included in the Conference Proceedings (Transactions) that will be available on CD-ROM (after the conference) and posted on our website: with reference ISBN 978-92-95064-08-9.

Abstract review

ETRAP 2009 Programme Committee:

Ms Coeck, Michèle, SCK•CEN

Mr Bazargan-Sabet, Behrooz, Ecoles des Mines
Mr Draaisma, Folkert, NRG
Mr Gonçalves Marques, Joaquim, ITN
Mr Jouve, André, EC DG RTD
Mr Mundigl, Stefan, EC DG TREN
Mr Paynter, Richard, HPA
Ms Schmitt-Hannig, Annemarie, BfS
Mr van der Putten, Wil, EFOMP
Mr Vaz, Pedro, ITN
Mr Vekic, Branko, IRB
Mr. Wheatley, John, IAEA

Conference Secretariat:

European Nuclear Society
65 Rue Belliard
1040 Brussels , Belgium
Tel. +32 2 505 30 54
Fax +32 2 505 39 02

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