E61 Radiation Processing


    About the Event

    ASTM International's Committee E61 on Radiation Processing is pleased to announce that the Eighth International Workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing will be held at Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK August 3-7, 2014.

    The workshop follows the very successful seven previous workshops given in North America and Europe. The eighth workshop will be similar in format to the previous workshops which focused heavily on hands-on activities that enforce the practices identified in our standards.

    This workshop will provide an optimum combination of plenary presentations, hands-on practical exercises in which all attendees are expected to participate and informal "roundtable" sessions. Please plan to register early, as we expect to reach our limit of 60 technical participants quickly. Attendees will be accepted on a "first-register, first-serve" basis.

    Scope and Objective
    Standards published by ASTM International's Committee E61, many of which are also recognized as ISO standards, will form the basis for the discussions and hands-on exercises. This workshop will cover aspects of dosimetry for radiation processing that can be applied to the processing of food and agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, medical products, inks, packaging, polymers and radiation research. Attendees will use hands-on activities to reinforce the standard practices identified in ASTM standards. The objective is to improve the quality of dosimetry through a better understanding of dosimetry principles, factors influencing dosimeter performance, calibration techniques, dose mapping, and statistical process control.

    Who Should Attend
    This workshop is intended for those individuals responsible for their organization's radiation process including the dosimetry program or irradiation research. This would include individuals who are irradiator operators, dosimeter suppliers, healthcare products manufacturers, food processors, regulatory personnel, inspectors, etc. Attendees will have the opportunity to bring their questions to leaders in the radiation processing field. The workshop format is designed to provide maximum interaction between participants resulting in mutual benefits for all.

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    Technical Program

    The agenda will be available soon


    Registration Information

    Space in the workshop is limited to 60 registrants. Registration closes June 30th, 2014 or when the 60 registrants cap is reached. The fees to attend the workshop are listed below. These fees include registration, accommodations (arriving on August 3rd and departing on August 8th), a tablet computer containing all course materials, Sunday evening reception, all meals including the Thursday Banquet dinner, coffee breaks, site visits, and a 1-year membership to ASTM*. All participants are expected to stay for the full workshop.

    The companion fee to attend the Thursday evening banquet is $45.00.

    The registration fee for delegates that do not require accommodations would be $1920.00 for an ASTM Member and $1995.00 for a Non-Member. This fee includes all of the items above excluding accommodations and breakfast.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at the Workshop.

    Cancellations
    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    OnlineOn Site
    ASTM Member Fee with Lodging2420.002420.00
    ASTM Member Fee without Lodging1920.001920.00
    Non-Member Fee with Lodging2495.002495.00
    Non-Member Fee without Lodging1995.001995.00

    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Co-Chairmen Emily Craven, Nordion Inc, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email- Emily.craven@nodrion.com, tel: +1 (613) 592-3400 and David Pymer, Harwell Dosimeters Ltd., Oxfordshire, UK, e-mail- david.pymer@harwell-dosimeters.co.uk, tel: +44 (0) 1235-819013.


    Hotel Information

    The conference will take place at Keble College which is part of Oxford University in Oxford, England. This beautiful site captures the charm of the British university. Registration fees include on-site accommodations at the college (checking in Sunday, August 3rd and checking out Friday, August 8th). If you require a room before or after these dates, please visit the Keble College website to make a reservation: www.keble.ox.ac.uk/bed-breakfast.

    The double rooms at the college are now all taken; however, single rooms are still available. If you are planning on traveling with a companion and require a double room, the following is a list of hotels that may accommodate you: Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel: http://oxford-spires-hotel.four- pillars.co.uk/ , 1.6 miles away from Keble College Mercure Eastgate Town House: http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-6668-mercure-oxford-eastgate-hotel/index.shtml , 0.8 miles away from Keble College.

    Holiday Inn Oxford (Peartree Roundabout): http://www.hioxfordhotel.co.uk, 3miles away from Keble College, but accessible by bus Accommodations at other Oxford colleges are available through: http://www.universityrooms.com/en/city/oxford/home More hotel options are available through: www.bookings.com


    Transportation and Directions

    TRAVELING TO OXFORD:
    For directions traveling to Oxford click on Directions to Oxford


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee E61 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/E61.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Joe Koury at jkoury@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9804.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee E61 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".


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