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(Venue: “SushrutSabhagar”, SMS Hospital Auditorium)

Day 1: February 9th, 2019(Saturday)

Time Programme
08.00AM-09.00AM Registration
9.00AM-09.40AM Inauguration
09.45AM-10.15AM High Tea & Trade Inaugration
10.15AM-11.00AM Session I: Keynote Address by Dr. K. S. Pradeepkumar, BARC,
Distinguished Scientist, BARC, Mumbai,India.
Session II: Introduction to Radiological Emergencies and Incidents

I1: Discussion of a Real-Time Large Scale Radiation Exercise and the Lessons Learned -by Dr. Brad Cassels, Department of Health & Human Services, Melbourne, Australia
I2: Contributions to a global programme developing medical physics support for nuclear or radiological emergency response -by Dr. Hugh Wilkins, University of Exeter, UK.
I3: Medical Physicists and their contribution to radiation protection in emergency exposure situations -by Dr. Franco Milano, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
I4: Medical and Health Physicist’s role in Hospital Radiological Emergency Response -by Dr. Auroba Latief Al-Samaraee, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi
Session III: Radiation Emergencies in Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine and Radio-diagnosis

I1: Radiation Emergencies in Radiotherapy -by Dr Jamema S, ACTREC, Mumbai, India
I2: Role of auditing in a radiotherapy facility –by Dr R K Munjal, MAX Healthcare, New Delhi, India
I3: Emergencies in Radiology and interventional procedures –by Dr Prateek Kumar, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
02.15PM-02.45PM Lunch
Session IV: Radiation Effects and Emergency Preparedness

I1: Effects of low doses of ionizing radiation, current status, known challenges, and future strategies -by Prof. M. T. B. Toossi, Pardis Daneshgah, Mashhad, Iran
I2: Radiation Emergency Preparedness – Australian Government Approach -by Dr. Brad Cassels, Department of Health & Human Services, Melbourne, Australia
I3: National Preparedness Plan in Case of Radiological Accidents in Hospitals. -by Dr. Ibrahim Duhaini, Rafik Hariri University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
I4: Accurate Awareness of the Radiological Emergency – Not all Emergencies need Extreme Preparedness -by Prof. Rangacharyulu Chary, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
I5: JSMP Fukushima surveys -Challenges to medical physicists in Japan -by Dr. Akifumi Fukumura, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan
04.50PM-05.00PM Tea
Session V

Special Address
by IAEA speaker – Dr. Ramon de la Vega, IAEA, Vienna, Italy
Session VI
Session VI:
: Epidemiology of Cancer –by Dr. Nidhi Patni, BMCHRC, Jaipur, India
I2: Radiation Sources and Radioisotopes – Major incidents in Hospitals: A Critical Outlook –by Prof. R. Ravichandran, Cachar Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Silchar, India.
7.00PM onwards Visit to Army Memorial
Followed by Cultural programme by Foreign/Indian Participants & Dinner

Day 2: February 10th, 2019(Sunday)

Time Programme
9.00AM-9.45AM TS1 – Meet the Experts Session : Dr. S. D. Sharma, RP&AD, BARC, Mumbai, India
9.45AM-10.15AM Tea Break & Visit to Exhibition/Poster
10.15AM-11.00AM Plenary Talk By Dr. A K Singh, DG (LS), DRDO, India
Session VII: Radiological Disaster Management and role of Armed forces

I1: Nuclear Instrumentation for Armed Forces -by Shri A. K. Yadav, Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur, India
I2: Radiation Contamination Monitoring Technologies for Nuclear Defence -by Shri Ajay Singh Rathore, Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur, India
I3: Radiation Surveillance Techniques for Nuclear Emergencies -by Dr. Deepak Gopalani, Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur, India
I4: Accident/Retrospective Dosimetry for Nuclear Defence -by Dr. Pradeep Narayan, Defence Laboratory, DRDO, Jodhpur, India.
(Oral 4)
01.00PM-01.30PM Lunch and visit to Exhibition/Poster
Session VIII: Radiation Dosimetry & Preparedness for Radiological Emergencies

I1: New radio-protector and decorporating drug options -by Dr. Aseem Bhatnagar, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I2: Biodosimetry preparedness for Radiological Emergency: Indian Context -by Dr. N.K.Chaudhury, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I3: Radiation exposure biomarkers: current status and future potential for radiation emergency management -by Dr. Sudhir Chandana, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I4: Internal Dose Assessment in Radiation Accidents -by Dr. Aruna Kaushik, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I5: Alternative strategies for decontamination -by Dr. Dhruv Nishad, INMAS, Delhi, India.
I6: Development of Uni-strain Probiotics for Anticancer and Antioxidant activity –by Prof. S. H. Pawar, Centre for Innovative & Applied Research, Baramati, India
(Oral 3)
4.00PM-4.15PM Tea Break and visit to Exhibition/Poster
Session IX : Radiobiology & Radiobiological Modelling for incidents
: Advances in radiobiology: more questions than answers –by Dr. Madhu Bala, DIBER, DRDO, Haldwani, India.
I2: Machine Learning in managing Radiological emergency during maloperation of nuclear medicines –by Dr. Debabrata Datta, RPAD, BARC, India
(Oral – 2)
Session X: Incident reporting, Radiation Protection & Legislations

I1:Incident reporting mechanism during unusual incidences in Radiological facilities: The regulatory perspective -by Dr. Pankaj Tandon, AERB, Mumbai, India
I2: Talk by Dr. D. M. Rane, AERB, Mumbai, India
I3: Safety and security aspects pertaining to transport of radioactive material: Dr. Manju Saini, AERB, Mumbai, India
(Oral – 1)
06.30PM onwards Cultural Programme
08.00PM onwards Dinner

Day 3: February 11th, 2019(Monday)

Time Programme
09.00AM-09.45AM TS2 – Meet the Experts Session : Dr. Manu Thandra, AMD, Jaipur, India
09.45AM-10.15AM Tea Break
Session XI: Nuclear Medicine Session

I1: Safety considerations in emergent situations during administration of Radionuclides in Nuclear Medicine –by Dr. A. K. Shukla, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India.
I2: Planning and preparedness for Nuclear disaster and Nuclear Emergencies –by Dr. J.K. Bhagat, BMCHRC, Jaipur, India.
I3: Radioisotope preparation, handling and managing accidents -by Dr. Subhash Kheruka, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India.
I4: Handling Medical Emergencies in Radionuclide administered patients in Nuclear Medicine -by Dr. Anshu Rajneesh Sharma, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India.
I5: Talk by Prof. Venkatesh Rangarajan, TMH, Mumbai, India.
I6: Importance of Quality assurance in nuclear medicine -by Mr Ashish Jha, TMH, Mumbai, India.
I7: Hospital Emergency preparedness in Radiation Disaster -by Dr. Nand K Relan, Stony Brook University, New York, USA.
01.30PM-02.00PM Lunch
02.00PM-02.45PM Panel Discussion: Dr. SD Sharma, Dr. Hugh Wilkins, Dr. Ramon de la Vega, Dr. Pankaj Tandon, Dr. Auroba Latief Al-Samaraee, Dr. J. K. Bhagat
Role of healthcare professionals in radiological emergencies: What is done? What needs to be done?
02.45PM-04.00PM Session XII
Best Oral Paper Presentations Session (7 Oral Papers)
04.00PM-05.00PM Valedictory function
05.00PM onwards Dusk Relish



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