Rolf M Sievert Award
IRPA13 scientific programme will be opened by the Sievert Lecture, presented by the winner of the 2012 Sievert award, Richard Osbourne, by the IRPA Executive. This award is granted in honour of Rolf M Sievert, a pioneer in radiation physics and radiation protection.
Previous recipients of the Sievert award are: Professor Bo Lindell, Prof. W.V. Mayneord, Dr. Lauriston. S. Taylor, Sir Edward Pochin, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jacobi, Dr. Giovanni Silini, Dr. Daniel Beninson, Prof. Dr. Itsuzo Shigematsu, Dr. Abel J. Gonzalez and Prof. Christian Streffer
The Gold Medal for Radiation Protection of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
This medal was established in 1962 to be awarded to persons who have made a highly valuable contribution to international radiation protection progress during the preceding ten years. Recipients are nominated by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and chosen by the Academy. Previous recipients include: W Binks, K Z Morgan, W V Maynard, L S Taylor, E E Pochin, S Takahashi, B Lindell, I Shigematsu, A Guskova, R Doll and K. Sankaranarayanan.
IRPA Young Professionals Involvement and Prize
The Congress issues a special invitation and encouragement to younger scientists and professionals to attend as delegates. Whilst there is no formal definition of ’young’ in this context, it is intended to apply to students and persons in the first ten years of their career in radiation protection, and as such they will only exceed the mid-30s age in exceptional circumstances.
The Congress will offer a prize for the best presentation by a Young Professional or Scientist. To be eligible for entry, the candidate must be selected and nominated by his/her relevant IRPA Associate Society. Societies are encouraged to set up selection processes to support this award, and then ideally to support financially their selected candidate for attendance at the Congress. The selected candidate from each Society will be guaranteed an oral presentation of their paper at the Congress.
The Congress will encourage networking amongst young persons by holding a specific reception for them, allowing them also to meet some of the senior figures in the profession. Eligible persons are requested to tick the relevant box on the registration form.