Welcome to Ottawa for the 2019 Annual Conference / Bienvenue à Ottawa pour le congrès annuel 2019
On behalf of the local organizing committee, we are excited to welcome attendees and their companions to Ottawa for the 2019 annual conference of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA)! The committee has worked very hard to put together the best possible conference. The venue, at the Delta Hotel, is perfectly suited to hold our meeting and is ideally located (just steps from Parliament Hill and the historic ByWard Market with its many shops and restaurants).
The conference dinner will be held in the spectacular Canada Room of the National Arts Centre, a Canadian centre for the performing arts. It will feature great company and some wonderful entertainment.
To complement the scientific program, we have organized a series of interesting and enlightening technical tours and continuing education opportunities. For the first time in CRPA conference history, the conference will include an event for students in grade 6. The event, entitled “Science Day at the CRPA,” will consist of interactive presentations on the fundamentals of radiation and different activities to promote learning and develop an interest in science.
We have put together an exciting scientific program under the broad theme of “Connecting with Communities.” Recognizing that effectively connecting with different communities means working closely with the rest of the world, we will open with a remarkable session that brings international leaders from some of the world’s most influential radiation protection organizations. Our program continues with technical sessions covering the most important subject areas in radiation protection today:
- Radiation monitoring and assessment
- Radiation safety
- Radiological protection in science and medicine
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Regulatory issues
We hope attendees can relax, enjoy what Ottawa has to offer, and make the most of the conference and use this opportunity to meet and catch up with colleagues.
Ali Shoushtarian & Christopher Clement
On behalf of the local organizing committee