Valencia to host the 17th IRPA International Congress in 2028.

The IRPA International Congress is the premier global gathering of the scientific and professional community working in the field of radiation protection. It is held every 4 years and will return to Europe after Seoul 2020 and Orlando 2024.

Valencia will take up the baton of the 17th IRPA International Congress under the motto “Ensuring Radiation Protection for the Future”. It will undoubtedly represent a great opportunity for Europe’s radiation protection practitioners to meet with each other and with attendees from the rest of the world and discuss key issues for the industry; and a great opportunity to listen to and share experiences with key international players, including the ICRP, IAEA, WHO, NEA and many others, on their current and future programmes and priorities.

The Spanish Society for Radiological Protection (SEPR), which will be in charge of organising and running this event, was founded in 1980 and has more than 560 members from all sectors: medical, industrial, research, education, regulatory bodies, etc.It is an active society that seeks to disseminate and develop radiation protection in all its fields of application. It also promotes collaboration between professionals through the development of channels for dialogue with society to provide rigorous and objective information on the risks associated with the use of radiation and the best protection practices. For our colleague Patricia Mayo, Radiological Protection Training and Innovation Coordinator at GDES, this is undoubtedly a “clear recognition of a broad experience in all fields related to radiation protection for professionals in our country and the strong commitment of all SEPR members, demonstrated by this appointment, to take their place in the highest circles of the global scientific community”. GDES, a Valencia-based company and an active member of SEPR, has more than 30 years’ experience in the nuclear sector and other sectors that deal with ionising radiation through its Radiological Protection Technical Unit; as such, we would like to express our pride and sincere congratulations to the Spanish Society for Radiological Protection. Thank you for making our beloved city the host of such a high-profile event.

We look forward to seeing you at the IRPA17 Congress 2028!