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Abu Dhabi's First International Meeting on Radiation Protection Marks Major Regional Progress
2013-10-25 14:13:56
WAM ABU DHABI, 25th October, 2013 (WAM)--Hundreds of radiation protection experts from around the globe have gathered in Abu Dhabi as The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR,) in collaboration with the UAE Government, welcomed the 2nd annual International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection.

This event was organised by the International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) and held from 22-24 October at the Hilton Abu Dhabi Capital Grand Hotel.

Over the three days of the event, members of the ICRP discussed the key findings of their research surrounding radiation protection across varying industries. The event's session focused on a variety of topics including: the impact of radiation on the human body; new frontiers of preparedness following the 2011 events in Fukushima, Japan; best practices for managing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM); Safe use of radiation in the healthcare industry and the impact of radiation on the environment.

Major participation from regional stakeholders, including many representatives from GCC nations, demonstrated the eagerness of participants from across the gulf to better understand and apply safety best practices throughout the region.

"The high attendance of regional stakeholders at the ICRP symposium has been outstanding," said Dr. William D. Travers, Director General, FANR.

He added, "Bringing the international radiation protection community together for this event has brought some of the most dynamic minds in their industries to Abu Dhabi, sharing industry best practices which can be applied directly in the UAE and across the GCC." WAM/MN
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