ICRP http://www.icrp.org/index.asp International Commission on Radiological Protection en-gb Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:35:12 +0000 Members of ICRP Continue Dialogue Six Years after Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=344 <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="admin/Dialogue%20MAR%202017.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thanks to the generous support of the Nippon Foundation and Fukushima Medical University, senior members of ICRP&nbsp;participated in dialogue meetings on the 6th&nbsp;anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi&nbsp;Nuclear Power Plant accident. The topic of this dialogue meeting, the sixteenth organised by or in cooperation with ICRP&nbsp;since the accident, was &lsquo;sharing the current situations of local near the intermediate storage facilities in Futaba and Okuma&nbsp;Towns and surrounding areas&rsquo;. The first twelve dialogue meetings were led by ICRP and organised in cooperation with&nbsp;many international, national, and local stakeholders. More recently, the dialogues have been organised locally, in&nbsp;cooperation with ICRP.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Claire Cousins (Chair), Jacques Lochard (Vice-Chair), Christopher Clement (Scientific Secretary), and Haruyuki Ogino&nbsp;(Assistant Scientific Secretary) met with local experts, officials, and citizens on March 11th&nbsp;and 12th, 2017. &nbsp;A field tour was&nbsp;conducted on Saturday March 11th&nbsp;in Futaba Town, followed by dialogue open to the public in Naraha Town on the 12th.&nbsp;Affected parties were given the opportunity to share their concerns, frustrations, and hopes for the future.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> During their visit to Japan, Cousins, Lochard, Clement, and Ogino also had the pleasure of meeting with Nippon&nbsp;Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa, Fukushima Medical University President Shinichi Kikuchi, Date City Mayor Shoji Nishida,&nbsp;CRIEPI President Masahiro Kakumu, RERF Chairman Ohtsura Niwa, and members of the Support Team for Residents&nbsp;Affected by Nuclear Incidents of the Japanese Cabinet Office.</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:39:14 +0000 Draft Report Available for Consultation http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=341 <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p>Effective today, the draft report on Occupational Radiological Protection in Interventional Procedures is available for public consultation.&nbsp; The following is an excerpt from the purpose and scope of the report included in the Executive Summary:</p> <p>&ldquo;In Publications 117 (ICRP, 2010a) and 120 (ICRP, 2013a), the Commission provided practical advice on occupational radiological protection for physicians and other health care personnel involved in fluoroscopically-guided interventions. The current document provides guidance on exposure monitoring strategies, methods and options, radiological protection approaches and garments, their use and testing, the development of a radiological protection programme, education and training and quality assurance of the programme implementation. The guidance is meant for medical physicists and other healthcare professionals in charge of occupational protection, personnel working in dosimetry services, clinical applications support personnel, regulators and all those having an influence on the overall safety culture and on quality assurance and improvement. In addition, the guidance will be useful to those engaged in training, standardisation of equipment and procedures, to those with responsibilities for occupational health and to hospital managers and administrators responsible for providing financial support for protection purposes and to professional bodies (interventionalists, medical physicists, nurses, radiographers).&rdquo;</p> <p>In keeping with ICRP&rsquo;s longstanding commitment to being open, inclusive, and transparent, the consultation will be available for a period of 90 days.&nbsp; You can find the draft report and provide comments <a href="page.asp?id=340">here</a>.&nbsp; Comments must be provided through the website by individuals or organisations no later than June 23, 2017.</p> <p>Further questions and inquiries should be directed towards <a href="mailto:kelsey.cloutier@icrp.org">Kelsey Cloutier</a>, Development and Communications Manager.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:52:10 +0000 FINAL REMINDER: ICRP Nomination Deadline One Week Away http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=339 <p>As previously released on December 8th, 2016, ICRP is now seeking nominations for Committee membership for the next term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021. Nominations will be retained for consideration for membership in ICRP Task Groups as the need arises.</p> <p><strong>Nominations must be submitted by email to nominations@icrp.org no later than February 28, 2017</strong>. A nomination may be submitted by any person. It must be a pdf file of no more than 2 pages in length, in English (the working language of ICRP), and must include the following information:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">a) The name, country of residence, affiliation (normally the employer), and contact information, including e-mail address, of the nominee;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">b) An indication of the Committee(s) for which the nominee is being nominated;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">c) A short CV of the nominee including at least a brief employment history, list of relevant major professional accomplishments, publications, and other information describing how they meet the relevant qualifications for the Committee;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">d) The names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, of two nominators (any person other than the nominee may be a nominator &ndash; nominators may be contacted in confidence by ICRP for further information); and,</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">e) A declaration that the nominee is aware of the nomination.</p> <p>Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged by return e-mail (to the address from which the nomination was received). <strong>Nominations should be sent well in advance of the strict deadline of February 28, 2017 in case time is needed to resolve any difficulties, since nominations not meeting the criteria outlined above will not be considered</strong>. Similarly, a nomination will not be considered if nominators cannot be contacted. Note that current ICRP Committee members are asked to follow the same procedure should they wish to continue to serve on a Committee.</p> <p>The ICRP Main Commission will evaluate the nominations, and select individuals for Committee membership for the 2017 &ndash; 2021 term through an election process. Invitations will be sent to those selected during the second quarter of 2017. The first meetings of the Committees will be in Paris October 9-15, 2017.</p> <p>An example for nomination submissions can be found at the end of the document <a href="docs/ICRP%20Call%20for%20Nominations%202017.pdf">here</a>, along with all pertinent nomination information.<strong></strong><em></em></p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:23:05 +0000 Series of ICRP Publications Now Available in Korean http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=338 <p>Thanks to the&nbsp;hard work of Jaiki Lee and KARP (Korean Association for Radiation Protection), the following ICRP publications are now available in Korean:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Publication 117</strong>: Radiological Protection in Fluoroscopically Guided Procedures outside the Imaging Department</li> <li><strong>Publication 120</strong>: Radiological Protection in Cardiology </li> <li><strong>Publication 121</strong>: Radiological Protection in Paediatric Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology</li> <li><strong>Publication 122</strong>: Radiological Protection in Geological Disposal of Long-lived Solid Radioactive Waste</li> <li><strong>Publication 125</strong>: Radiological Protection in Security Screening</li> <li><strong>Publication 126</strong>: Radiological Protection against Radon Exposure</li> </ul> <p>With ICRP's priority of promoting awareness of radiological protection and broadening access to recommendations, initiatives such as these translations undoubtedly assist towards more global outreach and engagement.</p> <p>For more information, and to access these and all other publications, please visit our <a href="publications.asp">website</a>.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:06:36 +0000 Launch of ICRPaedia http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=337 <p>We are pleased to announce the launch of <a href="icrpaedia/toc.asp">ICRPaedia</a>, our new online tool that helps readers of all levels better understand our work.&nbsp;</p> <p>While currently very broad in nature, our plan over time is to build on this site.&nbsp;&nbsp;Keeping it as a user-friendly platform, we intend to share both our past and present work so that all concerned and interested parties may find the answers they are looking for.&nbsp; This is a big step towards ICRP's priority to better engage with members, health professionals, and the general public amongst many other groups.&nbsp; As the web tool grows, so will our ability to make our work accessible and cost-friendly to everyone around the world.</p> <p>Should you have any feedback, feel free to contact <a href="mailto:kelseycloutier@outlook.com">Kelsey Cloutier</a>, our Development and Communications Manager.</p> Mon, 6 Feb 2017 13:48:22 +0000 Six Weeks Until Nomination Deadline http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=336 <p>As previously released on December 8th, 2016, ICRP is now seeking nominations for Committee membership for the next term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021. Nominations will be retained for consideration for membership in ICRP Task Groups as the need arises.</p> <p><strong>Nominations must be submitted by email to nominations@icrp.org no later than February 28, 2017</strong>. A nomination may be submitted by any person. It must be a pdf file of no more than 2 pages in length, in English (the working language of ICRP), and must include the following information:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">a) The name, country of residence, affiliation (normally the employer), and contact information, including e-mail address, of the nominee;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">b) An indication of the Committee(s) for which the nominee is being nominated;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">c) A short CV of the nominee including at least a brief employment history, list of relevant major professional accomplishments, publications, and other information describing how they meet the relevant qualifications for the Committee;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">d) The names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, of two nominators (any person other than the nominee may be a nominator &ndash; nominators may be contacted in confidence by ICRP for further information); and,</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">e) A declaration that the nominee is aware of the nomination.</p> <p>Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged by return e-mail (to the address from which the nomination was received). Nominations should be sent well in advance of the strict deadline of February 28, 2017 in case time is needed to resolve any difficulties, since nominations not meeting the criteria outlined above will not be considered. Similarly, a nomination will not be considered if nominators cannot be contacted. Note that current ICRP Committee members are asked to follow the same procedure should they wish to continue to serve on a Committee.</p> <p>The ICRP Main Commission will evaluate the nominations, and select individuals for Committee membership for the 2017 &ndash; 2021 term through an election process. Invitations will be sent to those selected during the second quarter of 2017. The first meetings of the Committees will be in Paris October 9-15, 2017.</p> <p>An example for nomination submissions can be found at the end of the document <a title="ICRP Seeks Nominations for Committee Membership " href="docs/ICRP%20Call%20for%20Nominations%202017.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>, along with all pertinent nomination information.</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:36:53 +0000 ICRP Welcomes New Intern: Devon Foote http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=335 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 11px;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 107%;">Once again, thanks to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), ICRP has a full-time and fully funded resource.<span style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp; </span>The intern program not only provides professional and educational growth for Devon, but affords the Scientific Secretariat an opportunity to more efficiently complete tasks and projects.</span></p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 107%;">Devon, a native of Oshawa, Ontario, is currently completing a degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.<span style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp; </span>As a member of the CNSC&rsquo;s co-op program, his placement will be for a term of four months.<span style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp; </span>With his previous posts in different areas of CNSC, we are eager and excited for Devon&rsquo;s experiences and insight to be brought to our team.<span style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp; </span>As the ICRP is primarily funded through voluntary contributions from organisations with an interest in radiological protection, we are grateful to the CNSC for providing this resource.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 11px;"><span style="margin: 0px; color: black; line-height: 107%;">Welcome Devon!<span style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp; </span><span style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><em>&nbsp;</em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:54:44 +0000 18th Gray Medal Recipient Selected http://www.icrp.org/docs/18th Gray Medal Recipient Selected.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/18th Gray Medal Recipient Selected.pdf Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:00:39 +0000 Summary of November 2016 Committee 1 Meeting Chennai, India http://www.icrp.org/docs/Summary of November 2016 C1 Meeting Chennai.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Summary of November 2016 C1 Meeting Chennai.pdf Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:14:25 +0000 ICRP Seeks Nominations for Committee Membership http://www.icrp.org/docs/ICRP Call for Nominations 2017.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/ICRP Call for Nominations 2017.pdf Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:44:33 +0000 Introducing Kelsey Cloutier http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=334 <p>ICRP would like to welcome Kelsey Cloutier, who will be serving as the organisation's Development and Communications Manager as of today.&nbsp; Prior to this role, Kelsey spent several years specializing in political fundraising and associated communications.&nbsp; He has extensive experience in relationship management, and is looking forward to meeting, engaging, and expanding ICRP&rsquo;s network across the globe.&nbsp; With the strategic plan identified, Kelsey will be responsible in assisting with the growth of ICRP&rsquo;s interests and reach going forward.&nbsp; He is excited to get started, and is ready to hear your ideas and feedback that will help add to ICRP&rsquo;s already bright future.&nbsp; Feel free to send him an e-mail at <a href="mailto:kelsey.cloutier@icrp.org">kelsey.cloutier@icrp.org</a> to get things started!</p> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:07:45 +0000 Summary of October 2016 Committee 5 Meeting, Aomori, Japan http://www.icrp.org/docs/Summary of October 2016 C5 Meeting Aomori.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Summary of October 2016 C5 Meeting Aomori.pdf Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:49:35 +0000 Summary of November 2016 Committee 3 Meeting, Abu Dhabi, UAE http://www.icrp.org/docs/Summary of November 2016 C3 Meeting Abu Dhabi.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Summary of November 2016 C3 Meeting Abu Dhabi.pdf Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:03:22 +0000 Summary of October 2016 Main Commission Meeting http://www.icrp.org/admin/Summary%20of%20October%202016%20Main%20Commission%20Meeting%20Shenzhen.pdf http://www.irpa.net/admin/Summary%20of%20October%202016%20Main%20Commission%20Meeting%20Shenzhen.pdf Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:26:45 +0000 Changes to Structure and Mandates of ICRP Committees http://www.icrp.org/docs/Committees Announcement.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Committees Announcement.pdf Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:32:38 +0000 Passing of Bo Lindell, 5th Scientific Secretary and 8th Chairman of ICRP http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=333 <p><img style="float: right; margin: 10px;" src="images/Lindell.jpg" alt="" width="200" /></p> <p>Bo Lindell passed away peacefully at the age of 94 in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 10, 2016.</p> <p>Bo was a giant in radiological protection.</p> <p>He was Director of SSI, the predecessor of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Str&aring;ls&auml;kerhetsmyndigheten, from 1965-1982, and a member of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) from 1965-1988.</p> <p>He served as ICRP Scientific Secretary from 1957-1962, the 5<sup>th</sup> to hold the post and the first Swede. He was a member of the Main Commission since 1962, during which time he served as a member of Committee 4 (1962-1965), Chairman of Committee 3 (1965-1977), ICRP Vice-Chairman (1969-1977) under Rolf Sievert and Sir Eric Pochin, and then as the 8<sup>th</sup> ICRP Chairman (1977-1985). Upon leaving his position of ICRP Chairman, he was appointed for life as an Emeritus Member of the Main Commission, an honourary distinction in appreciation of extraordinary contributions to ICRP.</p> <p>Few have had such a long and illustrious role in ICRP. &nbsp;Among his many important contributions, he played a central role in the development of the 1977 Recommendations of the ICRP (ICRP <em>Publication 26</em>). These recommendations laid out the fundamental structure of the system of radiological protection still used today.</p> <p>Bo also played a key role in the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA). He was elected to the first IRPA Executive Council in 1966, serving two terms until 1973.</p> <p>To mark his passing, for the first time an excerpt of an interview of Bo Lindell conducted in May 2012 as part of the ICRP Oral History Project has been released.</p> <p><a title="Excerpt of May 2012 Interview with Bo Lindell" href="admin/ICRP%20Oral%20History%20Project-%20An%20Excerpt%20of%20an%20Interview%20with%20Bo%20Lindell.pdf" target="_blank">Excerpt of May 2012 Interview with Bo Lindell</a></p> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:21:51 +0000 Now available: ICRP Publication 133 The ICRP Computational Framework for Internal Dose Assessment for Reference Adults: Specific Absorbed Fractions http://www.icrp.org/publication.asp?id=ICRP%20Publication%20133 http://www.irpa.net/publication.asp?id=ICRP%20Publication%20133 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:28:47 +0000 Summary of September 2016 Committee 2 Meeting, Oxford, UK http://www.icrp.org/docs/Summary of September 2016 C2 Meeting Oxford.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Summary of September 2016 C2 Meeting Oxford.pdf Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:17:30 +0000 Joint RERF-ICRP Workshop on Health Risk of Radiation and the System of Radiological Protection 9 Oct 2016: Abstracts and Presentations http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=332 http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=332 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:56:56 +0000 Joint IES-ICRP Symposium on Environmental Protection within the ICRP System of Radiological Protection 4 Oct 2016: Abstracts and Presentations http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=331 http://www.irpa.net/page.asp?id=331 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:40:41 +0000