Dissemination event in Brussels, 26th November 2015

The RENEB Demonstrations event was held at the CDMA building of the EU Commission in Brussel on November 26th, 2015.

The purpose of this meeting was to show the benefits and capabilities of the RENEB network for national and international emergency preparedness and response systems as well as for radiation protection research.

The RENEB consortium invited representatives from national radiation emergency response and public health organizations in the European Union, from the European Commission in the area of radiation protection and emergency response, and from other international organizations involved in radiation emergency response and radiation protection. In addition, representatives of the European radiation research platforms, MELODI, EURADOS, ALLIANCE and NERIS and took part in this event. In total, the meeting gathered 45 participants.

Invited speakers presented talks on the role of biodosimetry in radiological emergency response in Europe and the necessity to maintain national biodosimetry laboratories. Subsequently consortium representatives introduced to biodosimetry and presented the activities of the RENEB laboratories to offer rapid and trustworthy individual dose assessment in a radiological large-scale emergency as well as the impact of the network on the European radiation research area. Two feedback sessions, one on emergency preparedness and one for research activities, followed the presentations.

IAEA representative Eduardo Herrera Reyes moderated the session on emergency preparedness, while David Lloyd of WHO BioDoseNet moderated the session of research activities. Both moderators provided the summary reports of the sessions.

The flyer that advertised the meeting, the program of the event, presentations and summary reports from the feedback sessions are available below:


Feedback Session