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European Nuclear Society


Seibersdorf Laboratories

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European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP)

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ETRAP 2013

12 - 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 such of 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 15 October 2012.

Click here to download the ETRAP 2013 Call for Abstracts

Abstract review

The abstracts received will be peer reviewed under the auspices of the ETRAP 2013 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 5 November 2012.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 October 2012

Notification of authors: 5 November 2012

Deadline for full paper submission: 15 February 2013

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentations: 1 March 2013

Conference: 12 - 15 March 2013

Publication Policy

Conference Proceedings with reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-17-1 will be published on the website of the European Nuclear Society and on

Instructions for authors

Your full paper must be upload by 15 February at the very latest.

Your Powerpoint presentation must be in our possession by 1 March 2013 at the very latest.

Download instructions for authors

Download template for CV

Please don’t hesitate to contact the ENS / ETRAP 2013 Secretariat should you have any question:

Tel: + 32 2 505 30 54
Fax: +32 2 502 3902