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Workshops of OPERRA project

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER - still a few places available!

Thursday, October 1th, 2015

Workshops of OPERRA project

Within the OPERRA project, the Centre for Research in Environmental Health (CREAL), an ISGlobal allied center, Spain, and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), Germany, are organising two complementary workshops, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, drawing on lessons learned from inside and outside the radiation field:

“Lessons learned about somatic health effects from radiation and non-radiation accidents", 13 October 2015, Barcelona, Spain

The objectives of this workshop are to review lessons learned about somatic effects from radiological and non-radiological accidents and to evaluate how those findings have been/can be taken into account in designing post-accidental responses and follow-up of affected populations. 

Talks will cover previous and current activities and findings in the areas of study design, exposure reconstruction and cancer and non-cancer effects.

“Social and Psychological Consequences of Disasters and Emergencies", 14-15 October 2015, Barcelona, Spain

During a nuclear emergency, and in the years that follow, the health status of affected populations may be influenced not only by the radiation but also by the drastic changes in their living conditions. Both the response to the accident and related remediation measures might, for example, result in disturbances to society that have direct and/or indirect impacts on health.

The objectives of the workshop are to review current scientific knowledge about ethical aspects as well as social and psychological effects of emergency situations (radiological and non-radiological) and to evaluate how those findings have been/can be taken into account in designing post-accidental interventions to alleviate the negative social and psychological consequences in the affected populations. 

Talks will cover previous and current activities (and findings) in the areas of ethics, sociology, social psychology, psychology, and risk communication.

Sufficient time will be provided for plenary discussions and recommendations for the next steps in designing appropriate post-accidental interventions.

Both workshops aim at overcoming thematic and disciplinary boundaries and will examine the transferable knowledge gained from the experiences and procedures outside the area of radiation emergency situations.

For more information and to register, please go to the CREAL Radiation web page, at

http://www.crealradiation.com/index.php/en/news/operra-workshop

Places are limited - we therefore encourage you to register rapidly if you are interested in participating.


CONTACT

Communications Manager:
Raül Toran

Telephone:
(+34) 93 214 73 33
(+34) 696 912 841

Email:
rtoran(ELIMINAR)@creal.cat


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