Bonn, Germany, 3-7 December 2012
535 participants representing 77 Member States and 16 organizations attended the Conference, which was held at the World Conference Center, Bonn (the former federal government Plenary Chamber). Contributed papers were distributed to participants on a USB stick as part of the Conference material, and the invited papers are presented below.
The Conference Proceedings are currently being prepared for publication, and can be pre-ordered.
Conclusions of the Conference – Bonn Call for Action - will be posted following finalization
Session 1 - Justification in the use of radiation in medicine
Roundtable 1 - Benefit/risk dialogue with patients and public
Session 2 - Radiation protection of patients in external beam radiotherapy
UNSCEAR breakout session – UNSCEAR’s surveys on medical exposures: How to assess global levels and trends, and interpret the risks New !
Session 3 - Radiation protection of patients and staff in diagnostic nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging
Roundtable 2 - Manufacturers’ role in medical radiation protection
Session 4 - Radiation protection of patients, staff and the public during therapeutic use of sealed and unsealed radioactive sources
EC breakout session –Revision of the EURATOM Basic Safety Standards and beyond New !
Session 5 - Radiation protection of patients and staff in interventional procedures
Roundtable 3 - Meeting radiation protection needs in healthcare settings with limited infrastructure
Session 6 - Radiation protection of patients in computed tomography
Session 7 - Radiation protection of patients in film-based and digital radiography, diagnostic fluoroscopy and mammography
Roundtable 4 - Goals for medical radiation protection in 2020
Session 8 - Radiation protection of patients and staff where procedures are performed outside radiology departments
Mobilizing for future effective work and conclusions