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                                                                                             INVITATION

Dear colleagues,

The Indian Association for Radiation Protection (IARP) in association with Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad is organizing a National Conference (IARNC- 2020) on “Radiation safety in Nuclear & Core Industries, Health Care and Environment” during February 06-08,2020 at Homi Bhabha Convention Centre, ECIL Road, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The conference in general will have inaugural session, IARP awards presentation, oratory talks, invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations and a panel discussion.

The Indian Association for Radiation Protection (IARP), a non-governmental organization (NGO) of radiation protection professional in India, was registered in 1968 under the Public Trust Act, 1950. The association has a large membership comprising of specialists and users of natural and man-made radiation sources.The Association is an affiliate of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) since May, 1970. The Association has chapters in different regions of the country.

The Aims of IARP include bringing about proper awarness of the benefits of ionizing radiations amongst their users in particular and the public in general. It encourages adoption of appropriate means/procedures for avoiding or reducing radiation exposure in the applications of ionizing radiations and nuclear technology in the country, such as power generation, industry, medicine, agriculture, scientific research etc., thereby maximizing the benefits to the society. It provides a forum for communication and exchange of information amongest specialists in the field of radiation protection and related disciplines in the country and with their counterparts in other countries. It conducts training courses to cater to the requirement of trained manpower in the industrial applications of radioisotopes in industry and research. The IARP publishes an open access web based quarterly journal “Radiation Protection and Environment” (RPE).

IARP has been serving the national and international scientific community for the past 52 years by organizing international, national and regional conferences and workshops in the field of Radiation Protection and Safety. In nuclear industry, safety is given highest priority at different stages beginning with site selection, design, fabrication and erection and operation and maintenance. Radio-logical safety aspects are implemented at each phase using the latest techniques and methodologies based on the international / national standards. In the past decade or so, variety of systems and methods have been developed in the filed of radiation protection including release of new ICRP publications, AERB guides, and development of new radiation detection and processing systems. Development of software solutions for radiation protection programs has also played a key role in overall control of radiation exposure at work places. in view of these developments over the past decade, IARPNC-2020 is devoted to the conference theme of “Radiation Safety in Nuclear & Core Industries, Health Care and Environment”. The major scientific thematic areas to be covered are: Exposure control at nuclear facilities, Control of gaseous & liquid effluents discharge, External & Internal dosimetry techniques, Environmental radioactivity measurements, Development of new phospors, Radionuclides migration, Environmental modeling, Health physics instrumentation, Radio-logical emergency, Medical Dosimetry and Regulatory guidelines. This conference is a forum for all the stakeholder to discuss various issues related to the developments in radio-logical and environmental safety of nuclear facilities. Participation of students / research scholars / academicians and safety programs of the department and accept the nuclear energy for the future development.

As per the policy of IARP, every alternate conference is organized at an outstation location different from Mumbai. Accordingly, the IARPNC-2020 National Conference is Being organized in Hyderabad, where several units of Department of Atomic Energy such as Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Atomic Minerals Division (AMD) and National Center for Compositional Characterization of Materials (NCCCM) are located. It gives us immense pleasure in inviting you to participate in IARPNC-2020 and look forward to your valuable technical contributions in the conference

THE VENUE

Mumbai (Maharashtra state) is on the west coast of India. Mumbai city is well connected to other parts of India and rest of the world. People coming to Mumbai by train can alight at Mumbai CST, Dadar, Kurla, Mumbai Central and Bandra Terminus. Those travelling by flight will alight either at domestic airport at Santacruz or at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport at Sahar. The venue of the Symposium is at the Multipurpose Hall, Training School Hostel, Anushakti Nagar, which is located in the north-east part of Mumbai. This is a residential colony for the scientists working in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and is surrounded by beautiful hills with lots of greenery. All railway stations are within 20 km from the venue. Anushakti Nagar is at about 20 kms distance from Mumbai airports by road. Prepaid taxies are available at most of the railway stations and the airports. The weather of Mumbai during January is pleasant and the temperature levels range between 18°C and 25°C.

Dr. B. Venkataraman Dr. M.S. Kulkarni Dr. Pramilla D. Sawant
President, IARP President, IARP Secretary, IARP

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