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ICNIRP Mini-Symposium

19 June 2022, 14.00-18.00 JST

Nagoya, Japan and Online

ICNIRP Mini-Symposium

Online via Zoom

Onsite at Aichi Industry and Labor Center (WINC AICHI), 4-4-38 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Time & Date: 2pm to 6pm (JST), 19th June 2022

Contact : minisymposium@icnirp.org


Introduction & Scope

ICNIRP hosted a mini-symposium ahead of BioEM2022 on 19 June 2022. More than 150 participants from around the world online and onsite shared this opportunity to learn about ICNIRP and its current and planned activities, to get an update on some key radiation safety issues, and to address questions raised by members of the radiation protection community before and during the event.

The formal presentations focussed on two issues. The first related to compliance with and implementation of the ICNIRP 2020 Radiofrequency Guidelines. This is an issue that ICNIRP has received many questions about, and although ‘compliance’ itself is not within the remit of ICNIRP, we have tried to put together some presentations that will help those working through such issues. The second related to ultraviolet radiation, and what the current science says about harm associated with exposure to it. This considered effects of UV-A/B on the skin and lens of the eye, as well as addressed the question of whether germicidal UV-C techniques may pose a risk to those exposed to it.

Questions & Suggestions

The mini-symposium also included an extended opportunity for questions and suggestions. ICNIRP is keen to better understand which issues are of greatest concern to the radiation protection community and is thankful for your contributions which help clarify this. It was also an opportunity to address issues and questions raised by the audience and to discuss them together. 

Program Committee

Rodney Croft, ICNIRP & University of Wollongong, Australia
Eric van Rongen, ICNIRP & Health Council, The Netherlands
Gunde Ziegelberger, ICNIRP Secretariat & Federal Radiation Office (BfS), Germany


Local Organizing Committee

Soichi Watanabe, ICNIRP & National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
Akimasa Hirata, ICNIRP & Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Acknowledgements

ICNIRP gratefully acknowledges the support of the Nagoya Institute of Technology. Sponsoring of the ICNIRP activities is drawn also from further national and international subsidies granted by public bodies only.

Sunday 19 JUNE 2022 - 14.00-18.00 JST

13.00

Registration

14.00

Welcome, ICNIRP background, Current projects

Rodney Croft
ICNIRP Chair

SESSION 1 – Health protection in EMF range

Chair: Rodney Croft

14.25

ITU's Perspective on Compliance with the new 2020 RF Guidelines 

Haim Mazar
ITU

14.55

What changes to the new 2020 RF GDL are relevant to compliance?

Akimasa Hirata
ICNIRP

15.25

A practical perspective: How has Australia dealt with implementation of the new 2020 RF GDLs?

Ken Karipidis
ICNIRP

15.55

Coffee & Tea

SESSION 2 – Health protection in optical range

Chair: Tsutomu Okuno

16.10

Update on health effects of UV exposure

Nigel Cridland
ICNIRP

16.40

UV-C as a means of sterilization in the post COVID world: What does the science say? 

David Sliney
ICNIRP SEG

SESSION 3 - Discussion

 Moderated by
Anke Huss & Gunnhild Oftedal
ICNIRP

17.10

Discussion - Delegate Suggestions & Questions

18.00

END

Venue

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) will hold its Mini-Symposium at Aichi Industry and Labor Center (WINC AICHI), 4-4-38 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, in the same venue as the BIOEM 2022.

For registration and questions please write to ICNIRP at minisymposium@icnirp.org.