The 3rd annual meeting, Valencia, February 2014

In this regard the development of a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) was recommended by the Advisory Board and a SRA working group was established. It was decided, besides networking in biological dosimetry for emergency preparedness, to set up a service infrastructure for biomarkers of exposure including the identification and validation of new biomarkers. Thus, the network will also contribute to radiation research, molecular epidemiological studies and long term follow up studies.

RENEB General Assembly concluded that the project progress is according to the plan and there is no need for corrective actions.

On the third day of the meeting, the 26th of February 2014, the public session hosted by the Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, was held by RENEB members, and invited guests. The session was entitled: ARE WE PREPARED FOR A LARGE SCALE RADIOLOGICAL ACCIDENT IN EUROPE? This session's aim was to provide an overview about methods and strategies to measure doses that might be received by people in the event of a large radiation accident. The session had been opened by the Minister of Health from the province Valencia and the Director General of the Hospital. The experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), World Health Organization (WHO) and European projects and platforms on emergency preparedness and biological dose assessments presented their approaches to high scale radiological or nuclear event response. At the end of this session a press conference was organized.

The first two days of the meeting took place in the hotel Reina Victoria, in the heart of the old town in Valencia. Although the meeting was very busy, the colleagues from Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe managed to put, excellently organized, social events in the program. The RENEB Consortium is very grateful to our colleagues from Valencia for their outstanding hospitality.

Visit at Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe