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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 four years. IRPA15 in Seoul, January 2021, will be the first such congress to be held in Asia since the Hiroshima congress in 2000, and will be a great opportunity for radiation protection professionals from Asia and around the world to meet and discuss the key issues of our time.

    We will be sharing our experiences, both as individual practitioners and as radiation protection organisations and societies, from the past four years of practice. We will have the opportunity to hear from the key international players, including ICRP, IAEA, WHO, NEA and many others, on their current programmes and priorities, with an opportunity to influence their progress. The Scientific Programme Committee is committed to ensuring that all the current ‘hot topics’ will be addressed at this exciting time as many are beginning to think about the future of the 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 historical culture and high technology. This will be ‘the place to be’ in January 2021, and please bring your partners who will be able 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