Dear Delegates and Friends

On behalf of the IRPA 15 International Congress Organising Committee (ICOC), it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 15th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) to be held on 11-15 May 2020 in Seoul, Korea.

The Organising Committee has put in a tremendous effort to make the most highly acclaimed congress in radiation protection even more rewarding and enjoyable, with a comprehensive and inspiring scientific programme while maintaining the IRPA traditions and promoting mutual friendship.

Under the theme of "Bridging Radiation Protection Culture and Science –Widening Public Empathy", IRPA 15 will provide invaluable opportunities to discuss and strengthen the correlation between Radiation Protection culture and science, and share developing scientific knowledge and related experiences in radiation protection not only among experts but also with the public.

In light of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the significance of radiation protection and the focus on it is growing day by day. At the same time, irrational perceptions of radiation exposure are spreading fast. At such a moment, our duty as radiation protection professionals to disseminate accurate information and cultivate a more reasonable perception is more important than ever before, so that the public can empathize with the issue of radiation risk and protection.

As a city with more than a 600-year history, Seoul, the nation’s capital and the venue city of this congress, possesses a wealth of historical monuments, tourist attractions and vivid lifestyles in an exceptionally safe environment. Excellent hotels and the attractive meeting venue (COEX), which is the most modern, high-tech facility in Asia, will make your participation as easy and comfortable as possible.

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for your interest in IRPA 15, and I look forward to welcoming you to Seoul in 2020 for the IRPA 15.


Jong Kyung KIM

IRPA 15 International Congress Organising Committee