Celebrating 90 Years of Expertise – Radiological Protection in the Next Decade

In 2018, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) celebrated their respective 90th anniversaries. This is due to both of the organisations having officially launched their work as of the second International Congress of Radiology, held in Stockholm back in 1928. To celebrate these anniversaries, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, in collaboration with ICRP and ICRU, hosted a two-day colloquium in Stockholm on 17-18 October 2018.

The 90th Anniversary Colloquium highlighted 90 years of radiation science and radiation protection, with a focus on what is on the horizon in terms of developments in the sciences and the evolution of society. The programme included several panel sessions discussing interesting topics and future perspectives.

The colloquium offered key insights to those who work in the field of radiological protection, or whose work relates to this field.

Presentations can be downloaded below.

Wednesday 17th October
Session 1 Celebrating 90 years of radiological protection
Chair: Fredrik Hassel, SSM
09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:40 Welcoming address by Fredrik Hassel, Deputy DG, SSM
09:40-12:15 Celebrating 90 years of radiological protection
09:40-10:00 Leading radiological protection for nearly a century Claire Cousins, ICRP Chair, UK
10:00-10:10 The legacy of Bo Lindell, ICRP Scientific Secretary (1957-1962) and Chair (1977-1985) Jack Valentin, former ICRP Scientific Secretary, Sweden
10:10-10:15 Introduction to Bo Lindell Laureat Claire Cousins, ICRP Chair, UK
10:15-10:50 Finding common ground between science, ethics and experience Bo Lindell Laureat, Nicole E. Martinez, Clemson University, USA
10:50-11:20 COFFEE
11:20-11:35 The role of Nordic countries in the development of radiological protection Sigurður M. Magnússon, DG Geislavarnir Rikisins, Iceland
11:35-11:40 Introdution to the Gray Medal Søren Bentzen, ICRU, USA
11:40-12:15 Windows of opportunities in radiation medicine Gray Medal Laureat, Anders Brahme, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
12:15-13:15 LUNCH
Session 2 Looking forward to 2028 and beyond: Advances in science and their impacts on radiological protection
Chair: Paul DeLuca, ICRU
13:15-13:55 Current issues on second primary cancer after radiotherapy Laurence Lebaron-Jacobs, CEA, France
13:55-14:35 Individual radiosensitivity and possibilities of prediction Simon Bouffler, Public Health England, UK
14:35-15:15 Attributing health effects and inferring risks at low doses - challenges for the next decades Wolfgang-Ulrich Müller, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
15:15-15:45 COFFEE
15:45-16:25 Trending issues with radiation protection for external beam radiation oncology Thomas R. Mackie, University of Wisconsin, US
16:25-17:30 Panel discussion
Moderator: Andrzej Wojcik, Stockholm University, Sweden
17:30 Mingle at Norra Latin with refreshments and snacks
Thursday 18th October
Session 3 Looking forward to 2028 and beyond: The evolution of radiological protection in society
Chair: Jacques Lochard, ICRP
09:00-09:40 Educating about radiation risks in high schools Andrzej Wojcik, Stockholm University, Sweden
09:40-10:20 Radon: Where is the radiation protection world today and what lies ahead? Per Strand, NRPA, Norway
10:20-10:50 COFFEE
10:50-11:30 Protection of the environment: Where is the radiation protection world today and what lies ahead? David Copplestone, University of Stirling, UK
11:30-12:15 Panel discussion
Moderator: Jacques Lochard, ICRP
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
Session 4 Future perspectives on radiological protection
13:30-15:00 Panel discussion
Representatives from UNSCEAR, IRPA, NEA, NSFS, ICRP and ICRU give their views on ways forward and discuss future perspectives on radiological protection (with the audience)
Moderator: Ingemar Lund, SSM, Sweden
15:00-15:30 Concluding remarks by ICRP, ICRU and SSM