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Day 1: February 9th, 2019 (Saturday)

Time Programme(“Sushrut Sabhagar”, SMS Hospital Auditorium)
08.00AM – 09.00AM Registration
9.00AM – 09.40AM Inaugural Ceremony
09.45AM – 10.15AM High Tea & Trade Inauguration
10.15AM – 11.00AM Session I: Keynote Address

Development of Systems & Methodologies for National level preparedness for Response to Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies/threats
Dr. K. S. Pradeepkumar, Distinguished Scientist, BARC, Mumbai,India
11:00 AM – 01:00 PM Session II: Introduction to Radiological emergencies and Incidents

I-1: Discussion of a Real-Time Large Scale Radiation Exercise and the Lessons Learned
Dr. Brad Cassels, Department of Health & Human Services, Melbourne, Australia.
I-2: Contributions to a global programme developing medical physics support for nuclear or radiological emergency response
Dr. Hugh Wilkins, University of Exeter, UK.
I-3: Medical Physicists and their contribution to radiation protection in emergency exposure situations
Dr. Franco Milano, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
01.00PM-02.15PM Session III: Radiation Emergencies in Radiotherapy and Radio-diagnosis

I-4: Challenges in maximizing safety and reducing emergencies in advanced RT
Dr. V. Subramani, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
I-5:Audit of Radiation Services: Avoidance of Radiation Emergencies
Dr. R. K. Munjal, MAX Healthcare, New Delhi, India
I-6:Emergencies in Radiology and interventional procedures
Dr. Sunita Purohit, SDMH, Jaipur, India
02.15PM-02.45PM Lunch
02.45PM-04.50PM Session IV: Radiation Effects and Emergency preparedness

I-7: Effects of low doses of ionizing radiation, current status, known challenges, and future strategies
Prof. M. T. B. Toossi, Pardis Daneshgah, Mashhad, Iran
I-8: Radiation Emergency Preparedness – A whole of Government Approach
Dr. Brad Cassels, Department of Health & Human Services, Melbourne, Australia.
I-9:Accurate Awareness of the Radiological Emergency – Not all Emergencies need Extreme Preparedness
Prof. Rangacharyulu Chary, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
I-10:The Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident – Challenges to Medical Physicists in Japan
Dr. Akifumi Fukumura, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan
I-11:Bio dosimetry following radiation emergency
Dr. Nagesh Bhatt, SO-F, RP &AD, BARC, Mumbai, India
04.50PM-05.00PM Tea
05.00PM-05.30PM Session V: IAEA Session

I-12: Main challenges for an effective preparedness and response to nuclear or radiological emergencies
Dr. Ramon de la Vega, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
05.30PM-06.45PM Session VI: Cancer Epidemiology and Radio-isotope related hospital incidents

I-13: Epidemiology of Cancer
Dr. Nidhi Patni, BMCHRC, Jaipur, India
I-14: Development of Uni-strain Probiotics for Anticancer and Antioxidant activity
Prof. S. H. Pawar, Centre for Innovative & Applied Research, Baramati, India.
I-15: Advances in radiobiology: more questions than answer
Dr. Madhu Bala, DIBER, DRDO, Haldwani, India
(Best Poster Session)
07.00PM onwards
Visit to Army Memorial
Followed by Cultural programme by Foreign/Indian Participants & Dinner

Day 2: February 10th, 2019(Sunday)

Time Programme
08.30AM-09.15AM
TS 1-Meet the Experts session: Training and Certification of Radiation Professionals in Medical Applications
Dr. S. D. Sharma, RP&AD, BARC, Mumbai, India

L1
09.15AM-10.00AM
Plenary Session: IAEA Safety Standards on preparedness and response to nuclear or radiological Emergencies
Dr. Ramon de la Vega, IAEA, Vienna, Austria.
10.00AM-10.45AM
Special Address: Nuclear Emergencies and Response
Dr. A K Singh, DG (LS), DRDO, New Delhi, India.
10.45AM-12.05PM Session VII: Radiological Disaster Management and role of Armed forces
(Chairpersons: Dr. G. Chourasia, Dr. Balasubramanian N.)

I-16:Nuclear Instrumentation for Armed Forces
Shri A. K. Yadav, Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur, India
I-17:Radiation Contamination Monitoring Technologies for Nuclear Defence
Shri Ajay Singh Rathore, Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur, India
I-18:Radiation Surveillance Techniques for Nuclear Emergencies
Dr. Deepak Gopalani, Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur, India
I-19:Accident/Retrospective Dosimetry for Nuclear Defence
Dr. Pradeep Narayan, Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur, India
12.05PM-01.20PM Session VIII: Potential Threats on Radiological Emergencies – Response Measures
(Chairpersons: Dr. G. Chourasia, Dr. Balasubramanian N.)

I-20:Potential Radiological Treats/Emergencies-Preparedness and Response
Dr. S. Murali, Scientific Officer – H, Head, Emergency Preparedness and Response Section, RSSD, BARC and Emergency Response Manager: DAE-ERC, India
I-21:Aerial and other mobile radiation monitoring following nuclear/ radiological emergency
Shri. Probal Chaudhury, SO-H, RSSD, BARC, India
I-22: Response to Radiological Emergency – Mechanism at DAE
Shri. N. Ramesh, Scientific Officer – H, Nodal Officer and Member Secretary, CMG-DAE, India
01.20PM-02.00PM Lunch and visit to exhibition/poster
02.00PM-04.10PM Session IX: Radiation Dosimetry & Preparedness for Radiological Emergencies
(Chairpersons: Dr. Anuradha Bera, Dr. Paban K. Agrawala)/span>

I-23: New radio-protector and decorporating drug options
Dr. Aseem Bhatnagar, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I-24: Biodosimetry preparedness for Radiological Emergency: Indian Context
Dr. N.K. Chaudhury, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I-25: Radiation exposure biomarkers: current status and future potential for radiation emergency management
Dr. Sudhir Chandana, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I-26: Internal Dose Assessment in Radiation Accidents
Dr. Aruna Kaushik, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I-27: Alternative strategies for decontamination
Dr. Dhruv Nishad, INMAS, Delhi, India.

(Oral OP 1-3)
04.10PM – 06.45 PM Session X : Radiobiology & Radiobiological Modelling for incidents

I-28: Machine Learning in managing Radiological emergency during maloperation of nuclear medicines
Dr. Debabrata Datta, RPAD, BARC, India
I-29: Incident reporting mechanism during unusual incidences in Radiological facilities: The regulatory perspective
Dr. Pankaj Tandon, AERB, Mumbai, India
I-30: Radiation Sources and Radioisotopes – Major incidents in Hospitals: A Critical Outlook
Prof. R. Ravichandran, Cachar Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Silchar, India
I-31: Regulatory measures to avoid radiation incidents/Accidents in Radiotherapy Facilities
Dr. G. Sahani, AERB, Mumbai, India
I-32: Challenges and innovations in radioactive waste management in India
Dr. C.P. Kaushik, BARC, Mumbai, India

(Oral OP 4-6)
06.30PM onwards Cultural Programme
08.30PM onwards Dinner

Day 3: February 11th, 2019(Monday)

Time Programme
08.30AM-09.15AM
TS2-Meet the expert session:Radiological Emergencies due to RDD
Dr. Manu Thandra, AMD, Jaipur, India.

L2
09.15AM-01.00PM Session XI: Nuclear Medicine Session
(Chairpersons: Dr. Vinod Shah, Dr. A. S. Ansari)

I-33: Safety considerations in emergent situations during administration of Radionuclides in Nuclear Medicine
Dr. AK Shukla, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India.
I-34: Planning and preparedness for Nuclear disaster and Nuclear Emergencies
Dr. J.K. Bhagat, BMCHRC, Jaipur, India.
I-35: Radioisotope preparation, handling and managing accidents
Dr. Subhash Kheruka, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India.
I-36: Handling Medical Emergencies in Radionuclide administered patients in Nuclear Medicine
Dr. Anshu Rajneesh Sharma, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India.
I-37: Importance of Quality assurance in Nuclear Medicine
Mr Ashish Jha, TMH, Mumbai, India.
I-38: Hospital Emergency preparedness in Radiation Disaster
Dr. Nand K Relan, Stony Brook University, New York, USA.
(Oral OP 7-12)
01.00PM-01.45PM
Lunch
01.45PM-03.15PM Session XII: Best Oral Paper Presentations Session

(Best Oral BOP 1-9)
03.15PM-04.15PM
Panel Discussion: Coordinator: Prof. R. Ravichandran
Panelists: Dr. Hugh Wilkins, Dr. Ramon de la Vega, Dr. Nagesh N. Bhat, Dr. J. K. Bhagat

Role of healthcare professionals in radiological emergencies: What is done? What needs to be done?
04.15PM-05.00PM Valedictory Function
05.00PM onwards Dusk Relish

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