IRPA 2016 Cape Town IRPA 2016 Cape Town
IRPA 2016 Cape Town IRPA 2016 Cape Town

  •  1st Announcement
  •  2nd Announcement


Abstracts to be considered as Posters may continue to be submitted
until 29 February 2016.
These will not be accepted as oral presentations.
Abstracts for the Young Professionals Award must be submitted before
4 November 2015 as part of the process to be followed by applicants.

Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Programme Committee is pleased to invite delegates to submit their contribution to the IRPA14 International Congress through the online submission system. Your contribution, once accepted, can be presented at IRPA14 as a poster or as an oral presentation, your poster PDF or PowerPoint presentation and your full paper will be made publicly available through the IRPA web site after the Congress, and we are planning to provide the option of having selected papers published in a leading peer-reviewed journal.

The final date for the submission of abstracts is the 20th September 2015. Abstracts will then go through a review process and authors will be notified by the 31st December 2015 whether their submission has been accepted. Your abstract should summarise clearly the proposed content of the full paper, including any major scientific findings or conclusions. The acceptance of abstracts will be based on their scientific and technical quality and clarity of presentation.

The programme will address three major topics of the radiological protection system:

  1. Fundamental science, as applied to radiological protection
    1. Epidemiology
    2. Physics and chemistry
    3. Biology
    4. Social sciences
  2. Policy, standards and culture, establishing philosophy and principles
    1. International standards and recommendations
    2. Ethical aspects and radiological protection culture
    3. Stakeholder involvement
    4. Nuclear security
    5. Training and education
    6. Integrated management systems
  3. Practical application, illustrating radiological protection practice
    1. Nuclear
    2. Industrial
    3. Mining and minerals processing
    4. Medical
    5. Non-ionising radiation
    6. Naturally occurring radiation
The sub-topics listed for each major topic are not mutually exclusive; rather, they exemplify different approaches to the major topics. Cross-cutting and thematic subjects will feature in all of these major topics and will include:

  1. Worker protection
  2. Public protection
  3. Patient protection
  4. Environmental protection
  5. Emergency preparedness and management
  6. Transportation of radioactive materials
  7. Safety and risk assessment
  8. Dosimetry
  9. Decommissioning
  10. Waste management
  11. Remediation
  12. Justification; Optimisation of protection
  13. Design of new installations
  14. Radon safety
  15. Sealed source management
  16. Other

Submission Guidelines

Authors will be required to register online as a user. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you containing the submission guidelines, instructions and an abstract template. Briefly, the simple, user-friendly process is as follows:

  1. Register as an abstract submitter, log in, and enter the title of your abstract. You can submit one or several abstract(s) and, before 20th September 2015, update your abstract(s).
  2. Download the approved abstract template, fill in the abstract, save your abstract in .doc or .docx format, and upload it.
  3. Enter the affiliation(s) and name(s) of the author(s) and confirm that at least one author will be present during IRPA14.
  4. Select the topic/subtopic combination that best describes your combination, using one of the 16 thematic combinations listed above and at the web submission page (1 A-D, 2 A-F, 3 A-F). If you select an Applications/context combination, i.e., one of options 3 A-F, you will also be asked to select one of the 16 subjects listed above (i - xvi).
  5. Suggest your preferred mode of presentation (poster or oral) but please understand that due to programme constraints and limitations, we cannot guarantee that your preference can be met.
  6. Provide a brief presenter biography (short enough to be read out in public!)