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Health effects induced by radiation and space conditions

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16/03/2020 - 27/03/2020
SCK CEN Mol
ENE
Boeretang 200
Mol
English

Overview

In the framework of the H2020 European CONCERT project, the Academy of Nuclear Science and Technology of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre organizes a two week course on 'Health effects induced by radiation and space conditions'.  This course facilitates and promotes training and education in support of the research program in radiation protection in Europe.

The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive summary of the biological effects of low and intermediate radiation doses, with particular emphasis on developmental and cognitive effects caused by ionizing radiation, as well as space-related health issues.

Topics

• Hereditary and embryonic effect of ionizing radiation exposure
• Advancements in radio-oncological research, such as hadron therapy or nanobody-based molecular radionuclide therapy
• Space biology, space radiation and radiation dosimetry
• International advisory bodies (UNSCEAR and ICRP)
• Non-cancer effects of ionizing radiation
• Effect of ionizing radiation exposure on ecological systems

View the transactions of the training course "Health effects induced by radiation and space conditions" (only for registered participants).

Audience

The course is open to any postgraduate student or researcher working in an EU academic institution.

Programme

The full programme can be downloaded here:

Draft_Programme_Radiation biology course_20200316.pdf

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the training course, participants will be able to:

In terms of knowledge:

  • Define the different principles in radiation protection and dosimetry;
  • Identify and discuss the different epidemiological cohorts on ionizing radiation exposure;
  • Illustrate the effects of the different space stressors on the human body;
  • Illustrate life support systems that could serve their use in space;
  • Understand the role of different international advisory bodies, such as UNSCEAR and ICRP;
  • Explain the effects of ionizing radiation on the brain, the unborn child and the cardiovascular system;
  • Identify advancements in radio-oncological research, such as hadron therapy or nanobody-based molecular radionuclide therapy;
  • Illustrate how internal contamination is measured.

In terms of skills:

  • Observe the process of decontamination after radionuclide exposure;
  • Recognize the different uses of ionizing radiation;
  • Produce different ecological modeling methods;
  • Perform general basic molecular biology techniques, such as pipetting, cell culturing and microscopy;
  • Analyze microbial communities using computer algorithms.

Price

Professionals: 1000,00 EUR (VAT included: 1210,00 EUR)

Students: 750,00 EUR (VAT included: 907,50 EUR)

These prices include courses, lunches at SCK CEN cafeteria, coffee breaks and transport between Corbie hotel and SCK CEN. 

Accommodation is pre-booked at Corbie hotel in Mol from Sunday March 15 until Thursday March 26, 2020 (breakfast included -12 nights). Hotel booking must be confirmed before February 24, 2020 by email to mol [at] corbiehotel [dot] com and academy [at] sckcen [dot] be.
Indicate whether you wish to stay in a twin (594 EUR) of single (888 EUR) room. In a twin room (2 single beds) you will share the room with a person of the same gender.

Cancellation requests must be sent by email to academy [at] sckcen [dot] be no later than February 24, 2020. No shows and cancellations after deadline will incur the full cost of registration (course and hotel).

Registration info

People wishing to apply should submit by mail the following documents to Sarah Baatout (sarah [dot] baatout [at] sckcen [dot] be) with a copy to SCK CEN Academy (academy [at] sckcen [dot] be):

  • A letter of application
  • A CV with a description of the scientific career

The deadline for applications is February 14, 2020.  A certificate of attendance will be issued to each participant.

Cancellation requests must be sent by email to academy [at] sckcen [dot] be no later than February 24, 2020. No shows and cancellations after deadline will incur the full cost of registration (course and hotel).

SCK•CEN reserves the right to cancel a training course or event (e.g. in case of low number of registrations) without reimbursement of already made travel and accommodation arrangements.

Accommodation

Accommodation is pre-booked at Corbie hotel in Mol from Sunday March 15 until Thursday March 26, 2020 (breakfast included -12 nights). Hotel booking must be confirmed before February 24, 2020 by email to mol [at] corbiehotel [dot] com and academy [at] sckcen [dot] be.
Please mention your contact data, the check-in and check-out date, and the code word 'RDB course'. Also indicate whether you wish to stay in a twin (594 EUR) of single (888 EUR) room. In a twin room (2 single beds) you will share the room with a person of the same gender.
For ten selected CONCERT member participants, the accommodation will be free in a twin room.

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