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9th International NIR Workshop

7-8 May 2020

Seoul, Korea

Introduction

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is holding its 9th International NIR Workshop at the ECC, Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, 7-8 May 2020. This event held in in conjunction with the IRPA15 Congress will provide a major opportunity to get first hand information on the newest ICNIRP guidelines, in particular the RF guidelines. To receive workshop updates, register to the Newsletter under the item NIR2020.


Scope

Experts from NIR relevant scientific disciplines (physics, engineering, biology, medicine and epidemiology) will present recent advances in research and protection in the different areas of NIR, including electromagnetic fields and optical radiation.

The NIR workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of existing and recently-updated recommendations and the methodology and scientific rationale for their development. The update of the ICNIRP Radio Frequency Guidelines expected for publication in 2019 will be the focus of the workshop. Other topics include LED, laser radiation, short wave radiation, the UV Index, induced electric fields, epidemiological and experimental studies, exposure assessment and dosimetry, mechanisms of interaction, NIR applications in cosmetics, and safety issues for mobile telecommunication.

With the contribution of all ICNIRP members and scientists who will present talks and poster contributions, the workshop in Seoul, Korea will provide the attendees with a unique opportunity to extensively learn about ICNIRP's work of setting NIR protection guidelines and the newest advice in radiation protection.

Posters

The Program & Organization Committee will in due time invite participants to submit their poster abstract to be presented in a dedicated area. 

Young Scientist* Awards

As part of its efforts to encourage and promote scientific work related to non-ionizing radiation protection by junior researchers, ICNIRP will grant two Young Scientist Awards for the two best scientific abstracts from lead authors. Scientist must hold a PHD and be under 35 years old. Sole or lead author only are to take part in the award competition. The latter must provide the written consent of their co-authors. The two winners are given the opportunity to present their work within a dedicated plenary session. Their registration fees are waived.

Evaluation Committee for the YSAs
Eric van Rongen, ICNIRP, Netherlands
Maria Feychting, ICNIRP, Sweden
Rodney Croft, ICNIRP, Australia
Adele Green, ICNIRP, Australia
Nam Kim, Ph.D., Chungbuk National University, Korea
Ae-Kyoung Lee, Ph.D., Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Yun-Sil Lee, Ph.D., Ewha Womans University, Korea
Sharon Miller, ICNIRP, USA
Akimasa Hirata, ICNIRP, Japan
Tsutomu Okuno, ICNIRP, Japan

Program & Organization Committee
Eric van Rongen, ICNIRP, Netherlands
Maria Feychting, ICNIRP, Sweden
Rodney Croft, ICNIRP, Australia
Adele Green, ICNIRP, Australia
Nam Kim, Ph.D., Chungbuk National University, Korea
Ae-Kyoung Lee, Ph.D., Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Yun-Sil Lee, Ph.D., Ewha Womans University, Korea
Sharon Miller, ICNIRP, USA
Akimasa Hirata, ICNIRP, Japan
Tsutomu Okuno, ICNIRP, Japan
Gunde Ziegelberger, ICNIRP Secretariat, Germany
Karine Chabrel, ICNIRP Secretariat, Germany

Acknowledgements

To organize and conduct this Workshop, ICNIRP relies on its own funds which are drawn from national and international subsidies granted by public bodies only. ICNIRP is grateful to its supporters, which include in 2020, the German Ministry for Environment Protection (BMU). 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 2019-08-08

Thursday 7 May 2020

08.00

Registration

Speakers to be confirmed 

08.45

Opening and Welcome

SESSION 1 – Setting the scene of NIR protection

09:00

Questions and Answers//Moderated Panel

Tasks and Roles of actors in NIR protection :

Role of ICNIRP

Role of WHO

Role of ILO

Role of IRPA

10.30

Teas, coffee, and poster viewing

11.00

About ICNIRP (aims, structure, working procedures, new Commission members - DOI challenges)

11.30

Principles for radiation protection and
Procedure for setting guidelines

12.00

Lunch, and poster viewing

SESSION 2 – Health protection in LF range

13.00

LF exposure scenario

13.25

What’s new in LF epidemiology?

13.50

What’s new in LF biology?

14.10

LF state of the art: LF data gaps and LF guidelines update

14.35

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

15.00

Teas, coffee, and poster viewing

SESSION 3 – Health protection in optical range

15.30

Update of laser guidelines

15.55

Lighting and radiation protection: LED statement

16.20

Short wave

16.45

Health messages regarding UV

17.15

Close

Friday 8 May 2020

SESSION 4 – Health protection in RF range

08.30

RF epidemiology update

08.55

RF biology - animal studies update

09.15

RF biology - human data update

09.35

Mobile phone exposure and brain SAR

10.00

Teas, coffee, and poster viewing

10.30

RF guidelines and further research

11.05

International NTP validation animal study

11.25

RF dosimetry review

11.50

EMF human exposure from 5G base station in Korea

12.15

Communication challenges

12.35

Discussion - Panel

13.00

Lunch, and poster viewing

SESSION 5 – Other NIR topics

14.00

Poster session by topics

14.20

Junior Scientist Oral presentations
Young Scientist Award Recipient #1
Young Scientist Award Recipient #2

Award Recipient #1
Award Recipient #2

15.00

NIR and cosmetic applications

15.30

Teas, coffee, and poster viewing

16.00

EMF and the Environment

16.25

tba

17.00//17.30

Close



Register to the newsletter under NIR2020 to be informed promptly of any updates.
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) will hold its 9th International NIR Workshop at the ECC, Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, 7-8 May 2020.

To receive workshop updates, register to the 
Newsletter under item NIR2020.