2nd Asian and Oceanic IRPA Regional Congress a Success
The Second Asian and Oceanic Congress on Radiological Protection (AOCRP-2) brought together over 400 participants from 35 countries during the week of October 9. Held in Beijing, the Congress was jointly hosted by the Chinese Society of Radiation Protection, Chinese Nuclear Society, Chinese Society for Environmental Society, Chinese Medical Association, China Preventive Medicine Association, and China Isotope & Radiation Association. It was conducted under full support of Chinese Government, the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) and Asian and Oceanic Association for Radiation Protection (AOARP). The Congress also provided the occasion for the 54th meeting of the IRPA Executive Council.
AOCRP 2 - Opening
Organizing Committee Chairman, Mr. Liu Hua chaired the opening Keynote session with noted speakers including ICRP Chairman, Lars-Erik Holm; IRPA President, Phil Metcalf; former Head of the IAEA Division of Radiation and Waste Safety, Abel Gonzalez; and President of the Chinese Society of Radiation Protection, Mr. Pan Ziqiang. The remainder of the week was quite full with Technical Sessions on Ionizing Radiation Protection Principles, Radiation Dosimetry, Radiological Medicine, Radiation Protection Standards and Regulations, and Radiation Biological Effects, just to name a few.
AOCRP 2 - Opening
The Congress featured two early morning professional enhancement Refresher Courses given by IRPA Executive Council member, Christian Wernli, and Khammar Mrabit, IAEA Division of Radiation and Waste Safety. An active and full Associate Societies Forum was held on Thursday afternoon to give the opportunity to representatives of participating Societies to discuss the activities of IRPA and issues of common interest for the Association. The Forum is now a regular feature of IRPA Regional and International Congresses.
AOCRP 2 - ICRP Chairman, Lars-Erik Holm
In summary, the Second Asian and Oceanic Congress on Radiological Protection (AOCRP-2) was well organized, well attended and well received.