E61 Radiation Processing

    Title: 10th International Workshop on Radiation Processing

    Dates: Sunday June 21 2020 - Thursday June 25 2020

    Location: Grandior Hotel Prague; Prague, CZ

    Event Name: E61 June 2020 Meeting

    About The Event

    Technical Program

    Registration Information

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    ASTM International’s Committee E61 on Radiation Processing is pleased to announce that the 10th International Workshop on Radiation Processing will be held in Prague, Czech Republic June 21-25, 2020.

    The workshop follows the very successful nine previous workshops given in North America and Europe. The tenth workshop continues to evolve in order to provide the most value to those attending and results in the change of workshop name from ‘Dosimetry for radiation processing’ to ‘Radiation processing’. Whilst the change is subtle it allows for the broadening of scope to give attendees an end to end view of radiation processing, not just dosimetric aspects. In keeping with the previous workshops there will be focus on practical examples and case studies, highlighting the way in which ASTM documents can be leveraged.

    This workshop will provide an optimum combination of plenary presentations, hands-on practical exercises in which all attendees are expected to participate, informal "roundtable" sessions, and case studies. Please plan to register early, as we expect to reach our limit of 75 technical participants quickly. Attendees will be accepted on a "first-come-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. In addition, the workshop will cover broader aspects of radiation processing such as microbiology, setting product specifications, regulatory challenges and change control challenges alongside the more seasoned topics of dosimetry selection, calibration, dose mapping and process control. Attendees will use hands-on activities to reinforce the standard practices identified in ASTM standards.

    The objective is to improve the attendee’s knowledge and understanding of radiation processing to facilitate high quality decision making during their routine application.

    Who Should Attend?
    This workshop is intended for those individuals involved with their organization’s radiation processes. 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.

    For a printable version click on ASTM E61 Workshop Flyer

    Technical Program

    Workshop Format
    The workshop will feature an updated format whereby recorded plenary presentation material will be sent to registrants approximately one month in advance of the workshop week. This change will allow for a wider range of topics to be covered during the workshop, as well as allowing for participants to gain more fundamental understanding of material prior to hands on and case study sessions. Discussion (roundtable) sessions, group meals and social gatherings will allow participants to share their experiences and ask questions. There will also be a method to submit anonymous questions on pertinent challenges currently faced by industry prior to the workshop of which a panel of experts will aim to address throughout the workshop week.

    The Workshop will address the following major topics during the plenary and hands-on sessions:

    • Radiation Physics & Statistics
    • Microbiology & Process Dose Requirements
    • Dosimetry Calibration & Use
    • Dose Mapping (OQ & PQ)
    • Process Establishment & Control
    • Change Control & Audit Perspectives

    Poster and Demonstration Session
    There will be a poster session where, by prior arrangement, attendees may present their latest work. There will also be demonstrations of equipment and technology where attendees can meet "one-on-one" with developers, manufacturers, and users of current and new dosimetry systems. This session will focus on research activities and user/manufacturer interactions.

    Registration Information

    This workshop is limited to only 75 participants.

    Pre-registration is now open and closes on June 10, 2020 or when the cap is reached. The fees to attend include: workshop registration, lunch and refreshment breaks each day, Sunday evening welcome reception, Wednesday evening poster session social, and Thursday evening closing banquet. The non-member fee also includes a 1-year membership to ASTM Interntional. All participants are expected to stay for the full workshop.

    Group Registration - Please contact Kelly Dennison in Symposia Operations at 610-832-9568 for discounted pricing information when registering 5 or more participants from the same organization.

    A refund of the workshop registration fee will only be honored if it is requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the workshop.

    If you have questions concerning registration or need to cancel your registration, please contact Symposia Operations via email at symposia@astm.org or by calling +1 610-832-9698.

    ASTM Member Fee1120.00
    Non-Member Fee1195.00

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from the Workshop Co-Chairmen:

    Adam Whaites
    Senior Manager, Product Sterility
    KCI an Acelity Company
    E-mail: adam.whaites@acelity.com

    Alan Montgomery
    Senior Scientist – Radiation Processing
    Johnson & Johnson Sterility Assurance
    E-mail: amontgo2@its.jnj.com

    Hotel Information

    The workshop will be held at the Grandior Hotel Prague, Na Porici 42, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic. Hotel reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Grandior Hotel Prague Reservations.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at +420 226 295 111 (you must mention ASTM2020 in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    The group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than May 29, 2020. ASTM room rates are €170 per room per night for a classic room. The rate includes buffet breakfast, access to high-speed internet, local tax and VAT. After the block is full or the cut-off has passed, rooms may be obtained at a 10% discount of the hotels published rates by booking directly through the hotels homepage and entering the special group booking code of ASTM10OFF. This offer will be valid until June 12, 2020.

    A valid credit card is required to confirm the booking.
    Hotel will charge 1st night non-refundable deposit on provided credit card on the reservation at the time of making reservation by a conference delegate.

    Cancellation until May 28, 2020 at no charge, but 1st non-refundable night, see payment conditions for special group rate.
    Cancellation between May 29 – June 4, 2020, cancellation fee of 60% of total estimated reservation room revenue.
    Cancellation between June 5 – 11, 2020, cancellation fee of 85% of total estimated reservation room revenue.
    Cancellation between June 12 – 21, 2020 and “No Show” cancellation fee of 100% of total estimated reservation room revenue.

    IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

    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 about future E61 meetings, please visit E61 Future Meetings.


    Companion Activities
    Workshop participants are encouraged to bring a companion. Companions are welcome to participate in the organized social and recreational functions of the workshop.

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