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,
Education and Training networks (local, national,
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
dangerous goods, waste management,
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.
submit their abstract text in English(400-words) by:
29 May 2009
Full paper submission deadline: 9
Email ALL correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your abstract contribution
will be included in the Conference Proceedings
will be available on CD-ROM (after the conference) and posted on our website: www.euronuclear.org with reference ISBN 978-92-95064-08-9.
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,
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