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2024 Election of the Executive Council Members of the Association

The IRPA General Assembly (GA) will take place during the IRPA International Congress on Wednesday July 10, 2024, from 03:30 p.m. to 07:00 p.m. (Orlando, Florida, US, local time) at the Rosen Shingle Creek Conference Hotel, Orlando, Florida, US. During the GA the election of the Executive Council Members of the Association will be carried out. IRPA received five nominations that fulfil the requirements of IRPA Rules Annex B: Procedure for submitting a candidate for nomination to the Executive Council. The candidates are listed below in alphabetical order by country:

Name Country Nominated by Regional Affiliation
Alexander Brandl Austria Austrian Radiation Protection Association (ÖVS) with the support of the German-Swiss Association for Radiation Protection (FS) Europe
Michiya Sasaki Japan Japan Health Physics Society (JHPS) Asia/Oceania
Hee-Seock Lee Korea Korean Association for Radiation Protection (KARP) Asia/Oceania
Hielke Freerk Boersma Netherlands Dutch Society for Radiation Protection (NVS) Europe
Kevin Nelson US Health Physics Society (HPS) North America


The GENERAL ASSEMBLY, made up of representatives from the Associate Societies, is the representative body of the Association. It delegates authority to the EXECUTIVE COUNCIL for the efficient administration of the affairs of the Association. Specific tasks are carried out by IRPA Commissions, Committees, Task Groups and Working Groups



The primary objective of IRPA is to provide a medium whereby international contacts and co-operation may be promoted among those engaged in radiation protection work, which includes relevant aspects of such branches of knowledge as science, medicine, engineering, technology and law, in the effort to provide for the protection of people and the environment from the hazards caused by ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and thereby to facilitate in fact the exploitation of radiation and nuclear energy for the benefit of mankind. (From the IRPA Constitution)