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The 12th International Conference on the Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides (HEIR) – October 8-11, 2018, Fontenay-aux-Roses – Call for Presentations


IRSN and CEA are jointly organizing the 12th edition of the International Conference on the Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides, HEIR 2018. The call for presentations is now open and will close on May 1, 2018. The conference will be held at IRSN on October 8-11, 2018 in Fontenay-aux-Roses (near to Paris), Building 01 Auditorium.

The conference will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in fields related to the study of radionuclide incorporation. The conference will discuss themes including biokinetics, the chemistry of radionuclides, dosimetry of incorporated radionuclides, radiation toxicology and biology, as well as applications that use radionuclides in nuclear medicine, such as medical imaging and therapy. The organizing committee is made up of IRSN and CEA representatives, two leading research organizations in the fields of radiotoxicology and radiobiology. The committee is co-chaired by J.M. Bertho from IRSN and F. Menetrier from CEA.

This conference is the twelfth in a series that began in 1974 in Alta, USA, entitled “Biological Effects of 224Ra and Thorotrast”. The first edition focused on research into radium and Thorotrast, a drug used as a contrast medium in radiology (thorium dioxide injections) during the first half of the 20th century. A series of conferences followed, held every three or four years in different countries around the world. The conference has expanded over the years to include other radionuclides, reflecting the development of techniques in the field of medicine, to explore issues related to the health effects of radionuclide intake in humans and animals.

Proposals are already being accepted for presentations at the conference on the HEIR 2018 website, and submissions will remain open until May 1, 2018. Registration is also now open at HEIR 2018.


Important dates:

  • Thursday, Frebuary 22, 2018: registrationand abstract submissions opens
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018: deadline for submitting abstracts
  • Sunday, July 1, 2018: the decision is sent to applicants
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018: reduced rate registration closes
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018: online registration closes
  • October 8-11, 2018: the conference will take place


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