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Refresher courses

The NORM X Symposium has succeeded in attracting well known international scientists, regulators, and managers to present during the Symposium a Refresher Course about their work and experiences related to NORM. All Refresher Courses will start at 07:15 AM and end at 08:15 AM, before the official NORM X Symposium program starts. All courses can be attended by participants of the NORM X Symposium free from additional costs and participants will receive a certificate of each participated course, which can be used for accreditation points.

The Refresher courses are broadly grouped into the following three groups:

 

  1. Building an Operational Radiation Protection Program. Including the following refresher courses:
  • Tuesday 10 May 2022. Regulatory Framework for the Safe Management of NORM – from Regulations to Implementation, “International recommendations and European requirements”. The lecturers of this course are Burçin Okyar (IAEA, Austria) and Mr. Stefan Mundigl (European Commission, Belgium). Follow this link to read more on the learning objectives, summary and list of recommended literature of this course.
  • Thursday 12 May 2022. From Fundamental Safety Principles to Operational Radiation Protection Programs. The lecturer is Mr. Konstatinos Karfopoulus (GAEC, Greece). Follow this link to read more on the learning objectives, summary and list of recommended literature of this course.
  • Wednesday 11 May 2022. The application of the ICRP System to NORM in industrial processes with lecturers Mrs. Analia Canoba (ICRP, Argentina) and Mr. Jean-François Lecomte (IRSN, France). Follow this link to read more on the learning objectives, summary and list of recommended literature of this course.

  1. Public exposure from NORM discharges, assessment of environmental risk and Communication hereon. Including the following refresher courses:
    • Tuesday 10 May 2022. Assessing public exposure from NORM discharges – key parameters and simple approaches to dose estimates. The lecturer is Mr. Christian Kunze (IAF-Radioökologie, Germany, organized in co-operation with ENA) Follow this link to read more on the learning objectives, summary and list of recommended literature of this course.
    • Wednesday 11 May 2022. A regulators perspective on the assessment of environmental NORM risk. The lecturer is Mr. Cameron Lawrence (ARPANSA, Australia). Follow this link to read more on the learning objectives, summary and list of recommended literature of this course.
    • Thursday 12 May 2022. Applied radiological risk communication. The lecturer is Ms. Tanja Perko (SCK-CEN, Belgium, organised in co-operation with Ricomet/SHARE).

 

  1. NORM Metrology and sampling, NORM decommissioning case studies and safe management of waste. Including the following refresher courses:
    • Tuesday 10 May 2022. NORM metrology and sampling by Mr. Rafael García Tenorio (Univ. of Seville, Spain). Follow this link to read more on the learning objectives, summary and list of recommended literature of this course.
    • Wednesday 11 May 2022. Decommissioning of NORM Sites: Case studies of oil/gas and water treatment facilities. The lecturers are Ms. Mette Nilsen (DSA, Norway) and James McCullough (NJ Dept. Env. Prot., US). Follow this link to read more on the learning objectives, summary and list of recommended literature of this course.
    • Thursday 12 May 2022. Workshop on the safe management of NORM residues. The lecturer is Mr. Zhiwen Fan (IAEA, Austria). Follow this link to read more on – the learning objectives, summary and list of recommended literature of this course.