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UNSCEAR's Global Survey on Radiation Exposure at the 15th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)

On 22 January 2021, the UNSCEAR secretariat in collaboration with the  International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) organized an online event on the UNSCEAR Global Survey on Radiation Exposure. The event was held during the  IRPA 15th International Congress, Seoul, which was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The importance of UNSCEAR's evaluations of level of radiation exposure and how to improve the data collection process was discussed with representatives of international organizations, along with presentations on how to use the UNSCEAR online platform for data collection and first hand experiences from past UNSCEAR surveys.

From left to right: B. Batandjieva-Metcalf, J. Chen, J. Lee, CW. Cho, J. Brown, S. Niu, M. Perez and F. Shannoun (Photo: M. Zimmermann)

The full programme and the presentations are available here:

Opening (Borislava Batandjieva-Metcalf, UNSCEAR Secretary and Kun-Woo Cho, IRPA)

UNSCEAR Global Surveys on radiation exposure - including practical demonstration of the UNSCEAR online platform for data collection (Ferid Shannoun, UNSCEAR Focal Point for data collection)

UNSCEAR Ad Hoc Working Group on Sources and Exposure: Strategies to improve the data collection for UNSCEAR surveys (Jing Chen, Canada, Vice Chair UNSCEAR)

Experiences with data collection for UNSCEAR surveys (Medical and Occupational) in the Republic of Korea (Jin-Kyung Lee, Republic of Korea, Vice Chair UNSCEAR)

Panel discussion with representatives of international organizations on the importance of UNSCEAR's evaluations of level of radiation exposure and how to improve the data collection process. 
Panellists: Joanne Brown (IAEA), Shengli Niu (ILO), Kun-Woo Cho (IRPA), María del Rosario Perez (WHO), Borislava Batandjieva-Metcalf (UNSCEAR)

Summary and closing remarks (Borislava Batandjieva-Metcalf, UNSCEAR)

Launch presentation of the Korean version of the UNEP Booklet Radiation: Effects and Sources  (Jeong-In Kim, KARP)

Last updated: Monday, 15 February 2021