The 14th International Congress of the International
Radiation Protection Association (IRPA14) will be held
at the Cape Town International Convention Centre,
South Africa between the 9th and13th of May 2016. As
part of the programme the organising committee has
arranged a side event specifically aimed at students.
This University Day will be hosted by the Physics
Department of the University of Cape Town.
Objective of the University Day
To provide students from tertiary institutions, with an
updated understanding of radiation protection, through
presentations by renowned world experts in the field. At
the end of the course, students will have an overview of
the philosophy of radiation protection and the principles
that guide decision making in radiation protection. The
application of radiation protection in various industries
will be discussed with a special session on the impact
of Fukushima on emergency planning.
This is a once in a life time opportunity to attend
lectures given by world-renowned experts and to
interact with them. Students will also learn about career
opportunities in this unique and interesting field.
Graduate and post-graduate students in natural
sciences, engineering and medicine and their lecturers
The majestic Jameson Hall at the University of Cape Town.
There are no registration fees, however students and
lecturers are required to register online at:
Limited seating is available and students are urged to
register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The organisers are currently investigating the
possibility of providing transportation to the workshop
from various tertiary institutions in and around Cape
Town. Please indicate during the registration process
if you require transportation. You will be notified in due
course if it will be provided.
Closing date for registration is 29 April 2016.
The programme will be webcasted for those that
cannot attend. Institutions interested in receiving the
webcast are requested to contact Michelle Booth at Turners Conferences: firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme for the day will feature lectures
by prominent professionals in the field of radiation
protection, addressing the current status of radiation
protection, evolution of radiation protection philosophy
and experience feedback.