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9th International NIR Workshop

14-15 January 2021

Seoul, Korea

Dear Colleagues,
The decision has been made to postpone the International NIR Workshop to the 14-15 January 2021.
Further information on the new arrangements and registration process will be provided shortly.

 Thank you for your interest.
Gunde Ziegelberger, ICNIRP Secretariat



Introduction & Scope

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is holding its 9th International NIR Workshop in Seoul, Korea, 14-15 January 2021. With the contribution of all ICNIRP members and scientists from the major Korean institutes engaged in NIR research, you will get a comprehensive overview of the newest scientific developments in NIR and the current advice in radiation protection, in particular in relation to exposure to electromagnetic fields.

As an introduction the NIR workshop will provide participants with a round about of the main international actors in radiation protection and how they view their different roles in the international protection frame. The three further sessions will be devoted to health protection in the RF, ELF and optical ranges, including topics related to the upcoming NTP validation animal study in Korea, RF cancer epidemiology, mobile phone safety, wireless power transmission, environmental issues related to ELF, and LED safety. The update of the ICNIRP RF EMF Guidelines published in March 2020 will be one of the main foci of the workshop.


Posters

The call for posters is open until xx 2020. Please submit your poster abstract using the template available here at info@icnirp.org. Poster approval will be sent to you within a few days after receipt. Approved posters will be presented in a dedicated area at the workshop venue and viewed during the coffee breaks. Poster size: 90 cm X 120 cm (portrait, slightly bigger than A0). 

Early Career Researchers and Early Career Award

Be one of the 10 best Early Career NIR Researchers to give a (2 min) Rapid Presentation at the Workshop and get free registration! The best of 10 receives the Early Career Award ! Send your abstract until xx 2020 at info@icnirp.org using the template available here

As part of its efforts to encourage and promote scientific work related to non-ionizing radiation protection, ICNIRP will waive the registration fees of up to 10 best Early Career NIR Researchers selected on the basis of their poster abstract. Those will present their research at the Rapid Presentations Session (up to 2 min). The scientist giving the best presentation, as per decision of the Program and ECA Evaluation Committee, will be granted the ICNIRP Early Career Award. 

An Early Career NIR researcher must either hold a PhD or be a PhD student in a field related to NIR research since no longer than 5 years. Sole or lead author only are to take part in the award competition. The latter must provide the written consent of their co-author(s).


Program & ECA Evaluation Committee

Rodney Croft, ICNIRP, Australia
Nam Kim, Chungbuk National University, Korea
Maria Feychting, ICNIRP SEG, Sweden
Eric van Rongen, ICNIRP, Netherlands
Adele Green, ICNIRP SEG, Australia
Akimasa Hirata, ICNIRP, Japan
Sharon Miller, ICNIRP, USA
Tsutomu Okuno, ICNIRP, Japan


Local Organizing Committee

Jin-Kyu Byun, Soongsil University, Korea - Chair
Hae-June Lee, KIRAMS; Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences Co-Chair

Advisory Committee
Nam Kim, Chungbuk National University, Korea
Jeong-Ki Pack, Chungnam National University, Korea
Yoon-Myoung Gimm, EMF Safety Inc., Korea
Yun-Sil Lee, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Young Hwan Ahn, Ajou University, Korea
Hyung-Do Choi, ETRI, Korea

Finance
Seungyoung Ahn, KAIST, Korea

Publication
Kihwea Kim, National Radio Research Agency, Korea
Donggeun Choi, National Radio Research Agency, Korea

Publicity
Ae-Kyoung Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Myoung-Dong Lee, Korea Radio Promotion Association
Hye Sun Kim, Ajou University, Korea

Local Arrangements
Juno An, IFRE, Institute for Future Radio Engineering, Korea
Sung-Ho Hwang, Korea Communication Agency
Seungwoo Lee, KEPCO Research Institute, Korea


For visa applications, please contact 
Ji-Yeon Park, Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering And Science - jyp@kiees.or.kr

Acknowledgements

ICNIRP gratefully acknowledges the support of the Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science (KIEES), which co-sponsors and promotes the workshop. ICNIRP also relies on its own funds to organize and conduct this Workshop. Sponsoring of this workshop is drawn from national and international subsidies granted by public bodies only. 

Draft Program

Thursday 14 JANUARY 2021

08.00

Registration

09.00

Opening and Welcome

SESSION 1 – International NIR protection - organizational roles and interplay between ICNIRP, WHO, ILO and IRPA  

Chair - Eric van Rongen

09:10

ICNIRP's role in radiation protection, principles and procedure

Rodney Croft
ICNIRP Chair

09.20

The role of WHO in NIR Protection 

tbc

09.30

NIR in occupational settings – ILO activities in NIR protection

tbc

09.40

NIR activities within IRPA and the relation with ICNIRP

Sigurdur Magnusson
IRPA

09.50

Discussions, Questions, and Comments

10.00

Coffee, tea, poster viewing

SESSION 2 – Health protection in optical range

10.30

Basic concepts of optical radiation effects on the eye and the skin

Tsutomu Okuno
ICNIRP

11.00

LEDs and optical safety 

Sharon Miller
ICNIRP

11.30

Shining a light on occupational exposure

Nigel Cridland
ICNIRP/Public Health England

12.00

Cosmetic tanning – a major challenge for UV protection 

Adele Green
ICNIRP/QIMRB Australia

12.30

UV protection and risk of skin hyperpigmentation

Tania Cestari
ICNIRP/Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

13.00

Lunch and poster viewing

POSTER SESSION - Early Career Scientists

 Chair - Zenon Sienkiewicz
ICNIRP

14.00

ECS Rapid Presentations (up to 10 of 2 min) Early Career Scientists

SESSION 3 - Health protection in ELF range

 Chair

14.20

ELF epidemiology - cancer and neurodegenerative diseases

Anke Huss
ICNIRP/Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands

14.50

ELF experimental data: are new investigation areas needed?

Carmela Marino
ICNIRP/ENEA, Italy

15.20

ELF interaction mechanisms 

Guglielmo d'Inzeo
ICNIRP/University of Rome, Italy

15.50

 Environmental issues related to ELF

Gunde Ziegelberger
ICNIRP/BfS, Germany

16.20

Coffee, Tea and Poster Viewing

16.50

ELF data gaps in dosimetry: updates needed in ICNIRP LF guidelines?

Akimasa Hirata
ICNIRP/NITEC, Japan

17.20

EMF protection and guideline in Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Technology

tbc

17.50

Regulatory issues in Australia

Ken Karipidis 
ICNIRP/ARPANSA, Australia

18.20

Close

19.30

River Cruise Dinner

FRIDAY 15 JANUARY 2021

SESSION 4 – Health protection in RF range

Chair: Soichi Watanabe
ICNIRP/NICT, Japan

09.00

Mobile phone exposure and brain SAR

Ae Kyoung Lee
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea

09.30

Real world RF exposure in relation to regulatory limits

Martin Röösli
ICNIRP/Univ. Basel TPHI, Switzerland

10.00

NTP - Need Tangible Proof ? 

10.30

International NTP validation animal study

Young Hwan Ahn
Ajou University, Korea

11.00

Coffee, Tea and Poster Viewing

11.30

RF Cancer Epidemiology – what does the current evidence tell  us?

Maria Feychting
ICNIRP/Karolinska Institute, Sweden

12.00

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) – Sense or Sensibility ?

Gunnhild Oftedal
ICNIRP/NTNU, Norway

12.30

Discussion

13.00

Lunch

SESSION 4 (continued) - Health protection in RF range

Chair: tba
ICNIRP

14.00

Cutting edge RF dosimetry

Akimasa Hirata 
ICNIRP/NITEC, Japan

14.30

RF guidelines 2020 - 5G and beyond

Rodney Croft 
ICNIRP/Univ. Wollongong, Australia

15.00

EMF human exposure from 5G base station in Korea

Kihwea Kim
RRA, South Korea

15.30

Challenges of RF compliance and
risk communication related with 5G

Soichi Watanabe
ICNIRP/NICT, Japan

16.00

Discussion - Panel

Moderated by Eric van Rongen

16.30

Close


The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) will hold its 9th International NIR Workshop in Seoul, Korea, 14-15 January 2021.

Address
tba, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The Social Dinner, organized by the LOC, will take place as a wonderful river cruise starting at 7.30pm. See how to reserve your ticket under registration.


Selection of hotels (currently updated)

Lotte City Hotel Mapo ***hotel - Reservation Form
Standard room at KRW 110,000/night, Deluxe room at KRW 132,000/night, Breakfast at KRW 22,000/person
Booking either by email at: rsv.city.mapo@lotte.net or by phone (+)8227711004

Shilla Stay Mapo ***hotel - Reservation Form
Standard double room for 1 person with breakfast at 121,000/night, Standard twin room for 2 person with breakfast at KRW 132,000 /night
Booking either by email at ma_po@shillastay.com or by phone (+)8222300700

GLAD Hotel Mapo ****hotel - Reservation Form
Standard double room at KRW 88,000/night, Deluxe twin room at KRW 88,000/night, Breakfast at KRW 16,500/person
Booking either by email at rsvn@glad-hotels.com or phone(+)82221975060

Amanti Hotel Seoul ***hotel - Reservation Form
Standard Twin/Double Room at KRW 121,000(SUN~THU)/ KRW 143,000(FRI)/ KRW 165,000(SAT), Deluxe Twin/Double Room at  KRW 132,000(SUN~THU)/ KRW 153,000(FRI)/ KRW 176,000(SAT), Breakfast at KRW 13,200 /person
Booking either by email at rsvn@hotelamanti.com or phone (+)8223343111