Issue No. 37 Summer
(July 2012)


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TopFuel 2012

ENC 2012 Career Event

ETRAP 2013

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EPE2012 conference in Brno, Czech Republic: Focus on fusion

Romanian “Nuclear Energy” Association  - in action!

Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP)

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TopSafe 2012: The post-Fukushima Era

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Atoms for the Future 2012

AREN – Young Generation chapter organises workshop on knowledge transfer

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TopFuel 2012

TopFuel 2012
2 - 6 September 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


ENC 2012

ENC 2012
9 - 12 December 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


Pime 2013

PIME 2013
17 - 20 February 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland

ETRAP 2013

ETRAP 2013
13 - 15 March 2013 in Vienna, Austria


ETRAP 2013

ETRAP 2013

13 - 15 March in Vienna, Austria

5th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection

Call for Papers

To fully benefit from the peaceful uses of ionising radiation that are found in industry, medicine, agriculture and research, and nuclear power generation, both people and the environment need to be protected. Education and training in radiation protection is therefore essential to building and maintaining the competent workforce that is necessary for establishing and maintaining the safe and well-regulated working environment that is demanded by modern society. The importance of such education and training has been acknowledged for many years, and a wide range of programmes and initiatives have been established at the national, regional and international level.

ETRAP 2013 provides a forum for decision-makers, regulators, educational and training providers and practitioners, researchers, radiation protection experts and persons from international organizations to discuss the current state of the art in education and training in radiation protection. The conference aims to identify current trends and good practices in the area while looking to the future so that society can continue to benefit from the many uses of ionizing radiation.

Contributions are particularly welcome on the following topics related to education and training in radiation protection:

  • Harmonization of terminologies and definitions, taxonomies, learning outcome descriptions, comparison of ECVET/EQF/ECTS and other systems of accreditation of continuous professional development

  • Efficiency and effectiveness of training: measuring tools, key performance indicators, how is the overall radiation protection culture improved by E&T? What are other factors influencing work floor behaviour?

  • Regulatory aspects, accreditation and certification processes, (inter)national infrastructure for E&T, development of national strategies

  • (Inter)national collaborations and networks, (inter)regional approaches and collaborations

  • Sector specific training needs: medical, nuclear, industrial, NORM, other

  • Tools and resources, methods of delivery, introduction of modern learning tools

  • Mechanisms to systematically update E&T courses: incorporation of research findings into the E&T curriculum

  • Feedback from experience, including incidents and accidents, into radiation protection E&T

  • Evolution in training contents, introduction of ethical aspects, communication and soft skills, …

  • Attracting the young generations involvement

  • Public education/communication on radiation effects and radiation protection

We welcome both oral and poster submissions. If you wish to share your knowledge and insights with regard to education and training in radiological protection, please submit your abstract by 30 September 2012.

More information on ETRAP 2013 is available at

ETRAP 2013 Conference Secretariat

organised by:

European Nuclear Society


Seibersdorf Laboratories

supported by:

European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP)


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