EURADOS School 2022, 23 June 2022 - hybrid event
15th EURADOS SCHOOL "Computational Methods in Dosimetry - State of the Art and Emerging Developments"
Computational methods play an important role in many fields of radiation research and dosimetry. Examples range from radiation transport and track structure simulations by Monte Carlo methods to unfolding techniques (e. g. to derive neutron energy distributions from experimental data). Radiation transport simulations are widely used for the design, optimisation, and analysis of experiments and together with track structure simulations are an important tool for understanding radiation effects and radiation risk. The radiation protection quantities are defined in anthropomorphic computational phantoms and can only be calculated via Monte Carlo simulations.
In the medical field, the move towards personalised medicine implies an important role for patient-specific dosimetry that involves increasingly complex computations and development of numerical phantoms taking into account individual variability of the persons to be examined or treated. Other important developments are approaches to monitor personal doses in real-time by computational methods and the increasing use of methodologies based on artificial intelligence.
Many of the modern codes used in computational dosimetry have been developed in recent years to the point where performing simulations, deconvolving spectra, etc., have become seemingly simple tasks that do not require expertise to obtain results. However, a series of Intercomparison exercises organised in recent years by EURADOS WG6 “Computational Dosimetry” revealed tremendous deviations of reported results prior and posterior to respective feedback.
The fundamental theme of the EURADOS School will therefore be the question of reliability of computations in dosimetry, including aspects like the increasing digitisation of measurement instruments and certificates. All lectures will be given by internationally well-known scientists who are involved in the field. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
- Hans Rabus (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt – PTB, Germany)
- Marie-Anne Chevallier (Institut de Radioprotection et Sûreté Nucléaire – IRSN, France)
- Rick Tanner (UK Health Security Agency – UKHSA, United Kingdom)
- Filip Vanhavere (Nuclear Research Centre – SCK CEN, Belgium)
The participation fee for the attendance of the EURADOS School on-site in Belgrade is included in the fee for the AM2022. Please find more details in our 2nd announcement for the AM2022.
The EURADOS School can also be attended online. The fee for the participation online is 125 € (reduced fee for participants from sponsoring institutions is 100 €). This fee applies to participants who attend this event only (for the others, it is included in the registration fee of the conference). No other AM2022 events will be broadcasted as online meetings!
The EURADOS School is a side-event of the EURADOS Annual Meeting 2022 (AM2022), held from 20-24 June 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Please register online at www.eurados-registration.org until 10 June 2022 (incl. payment).
The EURADOS School has been accredited by EBAMP as CPD event for Medical Physicists at EQF Level 8 and will be awarded 21 CPD credit points.