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E61 Radiation Processing
Event Name: June 2017 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


ASTM Committee E61, Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications, is proud to present the ninth edition of our International Workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing. This event will be held from June 11-15, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto. This workshop is patterned after our previous eight successful workshops. It includes lectures, practical hands-on exercises, case studies and follow-up roundtable discussions, with emphasis on the application of ASTM and joint ISO/ASTM standards.

The objective of this workshop is to enhance the knowledge and use of dosimetry through improved understanding of dosimetry principles, factors that influence dosimeter performance, dosimetry system calibration requirements, uncertainty in absorbed dose measurements, and application of dosimetry in process validation and process control. Active participation enhances participants understanding and application of ASTM and ISO/ASTM standards. This course provides essential information for all radiation processing applications, including healthcare products, foods, inks, packaging, polymers, and pharmaceuticals.


  • Material Scientists
  • Researchers
  • Irradiator operators
  • Medical products manufacturers
  • Dosimeter suppliers
  • Regulatory personnel
  • Food processors
  • Quality assurance personnel
  • Auditors


  • Gain a solid understanding of dosimetry principles, applications, and standards.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of ASTM and ISO/ASTM standards and their application to radiation processes.
  • Benefit from the insights and experience of internationally recognized dosimetry experts.
  • Hear regulatory agencies’ perspectives on standards and the radiation sterilization process.
  • Build and strengthen contacts with developers, manufacturers, and users of different dosimetry systems.

This comprehensive standards-based program incorporates overview plenary sessions, extensive hands-on exercises, case studies and small roundtable follow up sessions. Attendees will choose a specialized hands-on program developed for either a photon-based (gamma or x-ray) or electron beam processing application. In plenary sessions, speakers address all participants and will outline the applicable standards that establish the foundation for the hands-on exercises and case studies that follow. For the hands-on exercises, attendees will be divided into smaller groups focusing on either a photon-based or electron beam process. Each hands-on group will be chaired by an experienced leader who will facilitate the group exercises. Following each hands-on exercise, case studies and roundtable sessions provide a forum for reviewing dosimetry data sets, and encourage free exchanges of ideas. The format allows the opportunity for further clarification and maximizes participation from each attendee. Everyone is encouraged to bring specific problems or questions to the sessions with the expectation that they will be discussed and resolved by the end of the workshop.

An informal poster session is also planned, with posters displayed for the duration of the workshop. Attendees interested in presenting their work should contact Mark Bailey ( for details. Titles and abstracts are due by May 1, 2017. Confirmation of approval of the poster abstract will be sent to the author by May 31, 2017. There also will be an equipment and technology demonstration session allowing attendees to meet "one-on-one" with developers, manufacturers, and users of dosimetry systems. This session will focus on research activities and interactions with the manufacturer.


Online registration opens November 14, 2016 and closes when the 60 registrants cap is reached. The fees to attend the workshop are listed below. The fees include: registration, Sunday evening reception, Thursday, evening reception, coffee breaks, and a 1-year membership to ASTM*. All participants are expected to stay for the full workshop.

The registration fee does not include the hotel room.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Kelly Dennison, Symposia Manager at ASTM Symposia Operations at Email:, Telephone: +1 610 832-9568.

In addition to the time and effort provided by the members of the organizing committee and other ASTM members, a number of corporations have agreed to provide funding for specific events or services. This support is greatly appreciated, since it assists in keeping the registration fees low. We will acknowledge these companies at the Workshop and in future correspondence. Contact Theresa Lenar at for payment information if your company is interested in being a sponsor.

A refund of the workshop registration fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Kelly Dennison, Symposia Manager at or +1-610-832-9677.



On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee


Jon Jansson, STERIS – Applied Sterilization Technologies, Libertyville, IL, USA; E-mail: and Nicola Bench, BD, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom, E-mail:


All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel,123 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9, Canada. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Reservations.

Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at (416)361-1000 or 1-800-325-3535 (you must mention ASTM May 2017 in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than May 15, 2017. ASTM rates are $198 (US) plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

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.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge.

Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

INTERNET: The hotel offers complimentary wireless connections in the guest rooms for SPG Members.

ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area and the meeting rooms.


Meeting schedules of Committee E61 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Steve Mawn at or tel: 610-832-9726.


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 listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".


Companions are invited to the Welcome Reception, Thursday, evening banquet and other social events during the workshop. the fee to attend the companion program will $160.00 US. Details of the companion will be posted at a later date.