International conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine Achieving Change in Practice


Report By:

Donna Newman B.A. RT ( R ) CNMT FASRT, Director of Professional Practice ISRRT

Napapong Pongnapang, Vice President of ISRRT Asia and Australasia

 Donna Newman, Director of Profession Practice ISRRT and Napapong Pongnapang, Vice President for Asia and Australasia ISRRT attended the conference representing the ISRRT the week of Dec 11-15 to represent the radiographers global voice along with other stakeholders to discuss the Bonn Call for Action and review successes and gaps.  Stakeholders were asked to determine how they can contribute or improve and help facilitate the success to the Bonn Call for Action. Finally, the conference was a way for stakeholder to review actions and developments since the Bonn Conference with focus on progress in response to it call for Action. The conference participates reviewed and discussed overall approaches such as guidance documents, training material and electronic tools which has impacted radiation protection. All areas of radiology were covered with a one-track system so all stakeholder could engage in the panel discussion to help determine a toolkit that still may be needed to help record the progress of the Bonn Call for Action by 2022.
Donna Newman presented the ISRRT’s activities and Priorities influenced by the Bonn Call for Action and its implementation during the opening session of the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine on where professional organizations and stakeholders presented the activities and priorities that briefing session.
The Conference was organized by the IAEA and co-sponsored by the WHO and PAHO with over 600 participants and observers representing 106 countries and 17 organizations from around the world. There were 300 abstracts submitted for consideration for this conference and 200 research papers. The overall objective of the conference is to review the electronic tool
Donna Newman also presented in session 4 Radiation Protection of Patients, Staff and the Public in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging the summary of research papers that were contributed to this session and served as a panelist representing the technologist voice in the open forum session on this topic with the audience.
Napapong Paongnapang presented in session 5 Radiation Protection in Medical Exposures of Children and pregnant Women, the summary of research papers that were contributed to this session as well as served as a panelist representing the technologist voice on this issue during the panel discussion with the audience.