About this event
The 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA).
This International Congress is IRPA’s flagship event. We anticipate that IRPA13 Glasgow will be the world’s largest ever gathering of radiation protection experience and expertise. Everyone has something both to learn and contribute, to make this Congress the most wonderful opportunity for professional development and advancement of the science and practice of radiation protection.
This is an exciting time in the world of radiation protection. So much is moving forward in the underpinning science. There is great progress in the medical uses of radiation, although with some concerns over the very significant increases in total exposure. The nuclear resurgence is poised to deliver even more CO2-free energy, although not all stakeholders are comfortable with this. More and more uses are being found for radioactive sources, all of which however must be kept safe and secure. Exposure to natural radiation, especially radon and NORM, is a matter of constant attention.
All these issues will be covered in our scientific programme. The programme will balance the normal full scope of the science and practice of radiation protection with the specific aspects of our theme Living with Radiation - Engaging with Society. The special contributions related to this theme and the wider radiation protection topics will be addressed through the usual scientific sessions, but there will also be a greater emphasis on review and discussion within the formal proceedings so that we can move towards a Congress output which clearly identifies and represents the current state of our science and practice.
The Congress will be held in Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), a most iconic building but one which is immensely practical and with more than enough space to meet our needs perfectly. There will be an exciting programme of technical visits and an extensive exhibition of products, services and suppliers.