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Welcome Message from IRPA President
  • Dear Colleagues,


    IRPA’s International Congresses are a major event in the world of radiation protection, and are held every fouryears. IRPA15 in Seoul, May 2020, will be the first such congress to be held in Asia since the Hiroshima congressin 2000, and will be a great opportunity for radiation protection professionals from Asia and around the world tomeet and discuss the key issues of our time.

    We will be sharing our experiences, both as individual practitioners and as radiation protection organisations andsocieties, from the past four years of practice. We will have the opportunity to hear from the key internationalplayers, including ICRP, IAEA, WHO, NEA and many others, on their current programmes and priorities, with anopportunity to influence their progress. The Scientific Programme Committee is committed to ensuring that allthe current ‘hot topics’ will be addressed at this exciting time as many are beginning to think about the future ofthe system of protection and of our profession.

    And of course, there is the magic of Korea and Seoul – a magnificent blend of the old and the new, of historicalculture and high technology. This will be ‘the place to be’ in May 2020, and please bring your partners who will beable to enjoy a full programme in this wonderful country.

    I look forward to meeting as many colleagues as possible at IRPA15 Seoul. See you there!




    Roger Coates

    IRPA President