Key Dates

  • April 4, 2018Call for abstracts opens

  • August 15, 2018Abstract submission deadline

  • October 31, 2018Author notification of abstracts

  • December 13, 2018Deadline for authors to register and pay

Programme Overview

A Number of Changes

IMRP19 will be different from previous IMRPs in a number of ways. The number of oral presentations will be reduced to allow more time for an extended programme of activities. Two of the three conference days will consist of plenary sessions moderated by a professional MC in an auditorium. There will be time to visit the posters and the exhibition not only during the coffee breaks but also before and after lunch. A panel discussion will conclude each day. Industrial site visits will be possible on two different days (Monday and Friday) instead of one only. Commercial presentations will take place at the ‘iia Innovations Stage’ at pre-arranged times in the exhibition area’ .

For the first time, a complete course on material modification designed by the University of Reims and accredited by IAEA (subject to confirmation) will be offered. It will consist of a three-day foundation training in Reims the week preceding IMRP completed by a workshop, visits, sessions and discussions in Strasbourg.

Enriched Content

On Monday, April 1, the day before the official start of the conference, two workshops will be offered: a hands-on dosimetry workshop in the morning and a workshop on topical issues in gamma irradiation in the afternoon. On that same day, but also on the Friday, participants will have the possibility to visit FEERIX, the new research and training centre of Aérial in Strasbourg, featuring an X-ray machine installed by IBA, or the commercial gamma irradiator and accelerators of BGS in nearby Bruchsal, Germany.

On the first and third day of the conference (Tuesday and Thursday), plenary sessions conducted by a professional moderator in the auditorium will address global and regional developments, the status of the main applications and the most recent technological developments in gamma, electron beam and X-ray. New topics will include research irradiators, low-energy electrons and X-ray applications and high energy X-rays. The best posters will be presented by their authors during flash presentations.

On the second day (Wednesday) two parallel sessions will address recent scientific and industrial developments, from fuel cells to biomaterials and from seed protection to ‘more than sterilization’. A third parallel session in the exhibition area will consist of commercial presentations by suppliers of equipment, products and services.

Agenda at a Glance