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ICRP 2011 Symposium Presentations

Opening Plenary

Chair: Claire Cousins, ICRP Chair

Welcome from the International Commission on Radiological Protection
Claire Cousins, ICRP Chair & Addenbrooke’s Hospital, UK

Welcome from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Kristine L. Svinicki, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, USA

Welcome from the Environmental Protection Agency
James J. Jones, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Welcome from the Department of Energy
Glenn S. Podonsky, Chief Health Safety and Security Officer, Office of Health Safety and Security, Department of Energy, USA

ICRP Strategic Plan
Claire Cousins, ICRP Chair & Addenbrooke’s Hospital, UK

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Scientific Program and Collaboration with ICRP
Thomas Tenforde, President, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, US


ICRP Programme of Work

Chair: Christopher Clement, ICRP Scientific Secretary

Radiation Effects
Julian Preston, ICRP MC and C1 Chair & Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Doses from Radiation Exposure
Hans Menzel, ICRP MC and C2 Chair, Switzerland

Radiological Protection in Medicine
Eliseo Vañó, ICRP MC and C3 Chair & Complutense University, Spain

Application of the Commission’s Recommendations
Jacques Lochard, ICRP MC and C4 Chair & Centre d'étude sur l'Evaluation de la Protection dans le Domaine Nucléaire, France

Radiological Protection of the Environment
Jan Pentreath, ICRP MC and C5 Chair, UK


The System of Radiological Protection – Is it Fit for Purpose?

Chair: Abel González, ICRP Vice-chair

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR): The Scientific Basis for ICRP’s Work
Malcolm Crick, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

The ICRP System of Radiation Protection: The Medical and Public Health Perspective
Video: Maria Neira
Maria Neira, Public Health and Environment Director, World Health Organisation
Emilie van Deventer, World Health Organisation

The System of Radiological Protection: Is it Fit for Purpose?
Jacques Repussard, Director, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France

Radiation Protection Issues on Preparedness and Response for a Severe Nuclear Accident: Experiences of the Fukushima Accident
Toshimitsu Homma, ICRP C4 & Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Future Challenges for the Radiation Protection System in the Nuclear Power Industry
Willie Harris, Exelon Nuclear & WNA RP Working Group Chair, USA

A Regulatory Perspective on whether the System of Radiation Protection is Fit for Purpose
Michael Boyd, Environmental Protection Agency, USA


Tissue Reactions: Low Dose Risks

Chair: Julian Preston, ICRP MC and C1 Chair

Epidemiology of Non-Cancer Effects at Moderate and Low Doses
Mark Little, National Cancer Institute, USA

Radiobiology Biology and Radiation Protection
Jolyon Hendry, ICRP C1, UK

Mechanisms of Radiation-Induced Cardiovascular Disease
Fiona Stewart, ICRP C1 & Netherlands Cancer Institute

Radiation Cataracts
Norman Kleiman, Columbia University, USA


Radiation Effects: Modulating Factors and Risk Assessment

Chair: John Boice, ICRP MC

Radiation Effects: Modulating Factors and Risk Assessment: An Overview
Richard Wakeford, ICRP C1 & University of Manchester, UK

Residential Radon, Smoking and Lung Cancer
Sarah Darby, ICRP C1 & University of Oxford, UK

Biologically-Based Dose-Response Models in Cancer Risk Assessment
Suresh Moolgavkar, University of Washington, USA

Genetic Predisposition to Radiation-Related Cancer and Potential Implications for Risk Assessment
Alice Sigurdson, ICRP C1 & National Cancer Institute, USA


Applications of Effective Dose

Chair: John Harrison, ICRP C2

Effective Dose: A Radiation Protection Quantity
Hans Menzel, ICRP MC and C2 Chair, Switzerland

Effective Dose: A Flawed Concept that Could and Should be Replaced
David J. Brenner, Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Effective Dose and Risks from Medical X-ray Procedures
Mikhail Balonov, ICRP C2 & Institute of Radiation Hygiene, Russia


Radiation Protection in Space

Chair: Hans Menzel, ICRP MC and C2 Chair

Uncertainty Analysis in Space Radiation Protection
Frank Cucinotta, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA

Radiation Transport Calculations for Cosmic Radiation
Akira Endo, ICRP C2 & Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Assessment of Radiation Exposure of Astronauts in Space
Günther Dietze, ICRP C2, Germany


Radiological Protection in Computed Tomography

Chair: Eliseo Vañó, ICRP MC and C3 Chair

CT Scanning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Fred Mettler, ICRP MC Emeritus, New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center, USA

ICRP and IAEA Actions on Radiation Protection in CT
Madan Rehani, ICRP C3 & International Atomic Energy Agency

Minimising Medically Unwarranted CT Scans
David J. Brenner, Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Paediatric CT
Pek-Lan Khong, ICRP C3 & University of Hong Kong, China


Prevention of Accidents in Radiation Therapy

Chair: Madan Rehani, ICRP C3

Accident Prevention in Day-to-day Clinical Radiation Therapy Practice
Mario Baeza, ICRP C3 & Instituto de Radiomedicina, Chile

Impact of Complexity and Computer Control on Errors in Radiation Therapy
Benedick Fraass, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA

Prioritization of Quality Management Activities Based on What is Reasonably Achievable and Optimally Beneficial to Patients
M. Saiful Huq, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Medical Center, USA

Tools for Risk Assessment in Radiation Therapy
Pedro Ortiz Lopez, ICRP C3 & International Atomic Energy Agency


The Scientific Basis for Reference Animals and Plants

Chair: Jan Pentreath, ICRP MC and C5 Chair

The Biological Basis for Protection of the Environment
Carl-Magnus Larsson, ICRP C5 & Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Dosimetry for Reference Animals and Plants: Current State and Prospects
Alexander Ulanovsky, ICRP C5 & Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

RBE and Radiation Weighting Factors in the Context of Animals and Plants
Kathryn Higley, ICRP C5 & Oregon State University, USA


Environmental Protection in Practice

Chair: Carl-Magnus Larsson, ICRP C5

Clarifying and Simplifying the Management of Environmental Exposures under Different Exposure Situations
Jan Pentreath, ICRP MC and C5 Chair, UK

Regulatory Experience in Applying a Radiological Environmental Protection Framework for Existing and Planned Nuclear Facilities
Steve Mihok, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Application of Radiological Protection Measures to Meet Different Environmental Protection Criteria
David Copplestone, ICRP C5 & University of Stirling, UK


Dose Constraints and Reference Levels

Chair: Jacques Lochard, ICRP MC and C4 Chair

Dose Constraints in Occupational Radiation Protection - Regulations and Practices
Anne McGarry, ICRP C4 & CRPPH Chair & Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

Global Nuclear Industry Views: Challenges Arising from the Evolution of the Optimization Principle in Radiological Protection
Sylvain St-Pierre, World Nuclear Association

Survey on the Use of Dose Constraints and Reference Levels Made in the Context of the European ALARA Network
Stephen Fennell, Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

Reference Levels in the Context of Fukushima
Kazuo Sakai, ICRP C5 & National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan


Radiological Protection in Waste Management

Chair: Wolfgang Weiss, ICRP C4

IAEA Safety Standards on Disposal of Radioactive Waste
Magnus Vesterlind, International Atomic Energy Agency

Radioactive Waste Management in France, Safety Demonstration Fundamentals
Gérald Ouzounian, Agence nationale pour la gestion des déchets, France

NRC Regulations for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes
Timothy McCartin, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, USA

Report of the ICRP TG 80 “Radiological Protection in Geological Disposal of Long-lived Solid Radioactive Waste”
Wolfgang Weiss, ICRP C4 & Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Germany


Experience in Implementing ICRP Recommendations

Chair: Jaiki Lee, ICRP MC

Stakeholder Involvement with Development and Implementation of ICRP Recommendations: The NEA Experience
Ted Lazo, Nuclear Energy Agency

IRPA's Perspective
Ken Kase, International Radiation Protection Association

Revision of the international BSS: Building on ICRP’s Philosophy
Renate Czarwinski, International Atomic Energy Agency

Past Experience and Future Plan in Korea
Kunwoo Cho, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety

U.S. NRC Discussion of Options to Revise Radiation Protection Regulations
Donald Cool, ICRP C4 & Nuclear Regulatory Commission, USA


Radiological Protection in NORM

Chair: Peter Burns, ICRP C4

Development of a NORM Management Strategy for the Oil & Gas Industry
Michael Cowie, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Advances in NORM Management in Norway and the Application of ICRP Publication 103 Recommendations
Astrid Liland, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority

The Situation of NORM in Non-uranium Mining in China
Liu Hua, ICRP C4 & National Nuclear Safety Administration, China

NORM Survey in Argentina
Analia Canoba, Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear, Argentina


Protection against Radon in Workplaces

Chair: John Cooper, ICRP MC

Lung Cancer Risk from Radon Exposure: Contribution of Recently Published Uranium Miners Studies
Margot Tirmarche, ICRP C1 & Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France

Radon Dosimetry
John Harrison, ICRP C2 & Health Protection Agency, UK

Radon and the System of Radiological Protection
Jean-Francois Lecomte, ICRP C4 & Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France

Industry Views on ICRP Radon Statement
John Takala, Cameco Corporation, Canada


Symposium Summary and Conclusions

Chair: Claire Cousins, ICRP Chair

Radiological Protection of the Environment
Jan Pentreath, ICRP MC and C5 Chair, UK

Constraints and Reference Levels, NORM and Waste
Jacques Lochard, ICRP MC and C4 Chair & Centre d'étude sur l'Evaluation de la Protection dans le Domaine Nucléaire, France

Radiological Protection in Medicine
Eliseo Vañó, ICRP MC and C3 Chair & Complutense University, Spain

Effective Dose & Radiological Protection in Space
Hans Menzel, ICRP MC and C2 Chair, Switzerland

Tissue Reactions & Modulating Factors and Risk Assessment
Julian Preston, ICRP MC and C1 Chair & Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Protection Against Radon in Workplaces
John Cooper, ICRP MC & Health Protection Agency, UK

The System of Radiological Protection & Experience in Implementing ICRP Recommendations
Abel González, ICRP Vice-chair & Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear, Argentina

Symposium Closing Remarks
Claire Cousins, ICRP Chair & Addenbrooke’s Hospital, UK