Aberdeen Wins International Radiological Protection Conference

Pete ColeProfessor Pete Cole, President of SRP

A three day conference to discuss radiological protection will be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on 16th – 18th May 2017, welcoming over 300 international delegates from as far as Japan to the city of Aberdeen.

The Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) promotes the science of radiation protection and similar fields in the interest of public benefit. The conference will provide opportunities for assessing the profile and development of issues and create a platform to circulate policy and guidance advice. The conference was awarded Subvention Funding from VisitAberdeen which was match funded from VisitScotland’s Conference Bid fund.

SRP was founded in 1963 and regularly provides awards, student bursaries and scholarships to professionals working to develop radiation protection. With safety being a main concern in the field, SRP aim to cover the aspects of radiation in medicine, nuclear power, education and research and to address the cross cutting issues such as regulatory control, accident prevention and emergency response.

SRP have a passion for educating younger generations and are running an education day for schools prior to the conference opening. The educational day is aimed at pupils from local secondary schools, and will take place Monday 15th May 2017. In previous years SRP has found these days to be very popular at conferences offering students the opportunity to find out more about this scientific field. Local schools are invited to express an interest now via AECC.

Professor Pete Cole, President of SRP commented: “I am delighted that our annual conference is coming to Aberdeen in 2017. It is a wonderful city full of culture and history, combined with impressive credentials relating to science and engineering innovation. The facilities on offer are outstanding and I have been overwhelmed by the kind help that we at SRP have received from the AECC and VisitAberdeen teams.”

Steven Daun, Sales Manager at AECC commented: “It has been a pleasure to work alongside Pete Cole and the team at SRP to bring the Annual Conference to Aberdeen in 2017. The work carried out by the society is beneficial to the radiological field of research, which is ongoing in Aberdeen. We hope all the delegates look forward to visiting the region and finding out more about the world class research which is taking place in the city.”


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