Join us in Quebec City for the 2018 conference: Human Factor and Safety Culture, Monday, April 30, 2018 / Joignez-vous à nous à Québec pour le congrès de 2018 : Le facteur humain et la culture de la sûreté Le lundi 30 avril 2018
Radiation safety professionals and CRPA colleagues, in less than four months, and not even a year after the 2017 conference closed in Saskatoon, we will open the 2018 conference in Quebec City. Your organizing committee will be ready to welcome you at the Hilton Québec with remarkable social and scientific programs.
The CRPA conference in Quebec City will be a unique opportunity to meet and interact with Canadian and international radiation safety professionals, while enjoying Quebec’s hospitality and the legendary friendship of CRPA members.
The scientific program will tantalize you on the first day with international flavours, bringing together the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICPR) and its various working groups with the Société Française de Radioprotection.
On the other days, we will showcase response and analysis capabilities during environmental emergencies, and you will be able to visit the mobile units of both Quebec’s Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Action against Climate Change and the federal Environment and Climate Change Canada.
In keeping with this year’s theme, a highly praised workshop will be offered by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Evaluation Group that will provide an update on the success factors for the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and will appeal to the radiation protection professionals attending. Of course, the always-popular regulatory update workshop and its traditional question period will also be presented.
The non-ionizing radiation component is already taking shape and we are not ruling out the possibility that representatives from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) will be in attendance. We will have a strong non-ionizing radiation program in laser, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and radiofrequency.
The professional development component of the conference will include:
- at least one Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Class 7, ground and air training course
- a laser safety refresher training course
- other training to be confirmed in the coming weeks
Educational tours are being planned at a radiopharmacy and the Center for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers (COPL).
As always, the social and cultural aspect will not be neglected. After all, you will be in a city that was founded more than 400 years ago! The Companion program promises tasty local gastronomy; exciting visits to the historical Old Quebec City, Ile d’Orléans, and the Montmorency Falls; and many shopping opportunities in Old Quebec.
The support of corporate members and other sponsors from the radiation safety industry plays a determining role in the success of this conference. We will open the exhibitors area to the public for at least one afternoon and we will provide our exhibitors with high-quality spaces where they can engage with delegates.
Call for papers
We are soliciting papers related to the conference theme or based on your research and activities involving ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety. Send us your abstract as soon as possible to help us prepare the final schedule. The first deadline is February 28, 2018.
Register early and book your hotel, which is a three-minute walk from Old Quebec City.
We will be posting updates regularly, so please visit the CRPA Conference website frequently!