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AURPO Annual Conference and AGM 2019

September 3 - September 4

 

Members are invited to attend the Annual Conference of the Association of University Radiation Protection Officers. As usual, the event will include the Annual General Meeting, the Annual Dinner and an Exhibition, which will give you the opportunity to meet and talk to providers of many of the services and products that are essential to our work.

This year the AURPO Annual Conference will be hosted by Cardiff University. The organisation team consists of myself, Mike Sobanski (Cardiff University), and John Shepley (Pharmaron, Cardiff Bay) with additional help from Cardiff Scientific Safety Office and members of the AURPO Executive Committee.

Sponsors of the Annual Conference


If you wish to sponsor the annual conference, please get in touch with the Conference Organiser, or if you are an exhibitor, contact the  Exhibitions Co-ordinator.

 

 

Registration and Enquiries

If you have an enquiry about the conference or, would like to book a place as a delegate, please contact / send your completed form to:

Mike Sobanski

E-Mail: conference@aurpo.org.uk

Mike will endeavour to respond to your e-mail as soon as he can.

 

Invitation to the AURPO Annual Conference 2019

Cardiff Conference Invitation Cardiff (PDF)

AURPO Annual Conference 2019 Booking Forms:

Cardiff Conference Booking Form (PDF)

Cardiff Conference Booking Form (docx)

 

PLEASE NOTE: A late booking fee of £50 applies to all booking received after 31st July 2019.

 

Exhibition

Exhibitors can find relevant information and a Registration / Booking Form here.

If you have an enquiry about exhibiting at the conference or, please contact:

Jim Hunter:
E-Mail: exhibitions@aurpo.org.uk
Phone: 01603 592107

 

PLEASE NOTE: Stands will be allocated after the 31st July 2019. This is also the deadline for payment to be received.

 

Venues

The whole of the conference, apart from the networking evening, will be held on the University’s Cathays Park campus:

Conference Site

Sir Martin Evans Building

Conference Presentations & the Annual General Meeting,
Exhibition, Refreshments & Lunch.

 

 

 

Accommodation

Colum Hall

Standard quality student hall. A single room with an en-suite pod and a shared kitchen facility for each floor.

Please note there is no double accommodation in Colum Hall but details of alternative double accommodation is shown below.

 

 

 

Accommodation Reception and Breakfast Refectory

Julian Hodge Building

Collect accommodation keys from the Julian Hodge Building on the day of arrival, which is just over the road from Colum Hall.

Breakfast will be served here.

 

 

 

 

Networking Evening

The Undercroft at Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle has a history that spans over 2,000 years. Once a Roman fort, it is both a medieval castle and an impressive Victorian Gothic revival mansion designed by William Burges for the 3rd Marquess of Bute.

The main event is a Welsh banquet hosted in the stone-vaulted, atmospheric 15th century Undercroft and will also include cultural entertainment from a traditional Welsh band.

 

 

 

Conference Dinner

Aberdare Hall

On Wednesday evening our formal Conference Dinner will be held in Aberdare Hall. Aberdare Hall is of Gothic revival design and a Grade II-listed building, retaining many interesting period features. Aberdare Hall was established in 1883 by Lady Aberdare & John Viriamu Jones (the College Principal) as a women’s hall of residence and was the first in Wales and the second in the UK. It is still a female-only residence today.

Aberdare Hall is adjacent to the Cathays Park campus located on Corbett Road approximately a 5-minute walk from the conference accommodation.

Dress code is strictly formal and Lounge Suit / Cocktail dresses are essential.

 

Conference Programme

The conference starts on the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd September and finishes with the Conference Dinner on the evening of Wednesday 4th September.

Registration for Delegates will be from 11:00am on the Tuesday.

Last Updated: 18/07/2019

Please Note: The Conference Programme is not yet finalised and is subject to changes.

 

Day 1
Tuesday 3rd September
12.45 – 12.50Introduction & Welcome
Professor Pete Cole (Acting President AURPO)
12.50 – 13.35HSE Findings on IRR17 non-compliances
TBC (HSE)
13.35 – 14.20ONR Safeguards
Neil Blundell and Marie Whitrow (ONR)
14.20 – 15.05Refreshments & Exhibition Time
15.05 – 15.50Requirements for transport of RAM
Mike Potter (PHE)
15.50 – 16.35ONR transport inspections
Lindsey Cairns (ONR)
16.35 – 16.45Question and Answer Session
17.00 – 18.00AURPO Annual General Meeting
All eligible members to attend.
18.50Networking Evening - Details TBA
Day 2
Wednesday 4th September
09.00 – 09.05Introduction & Welcome
09.05 – 09.50Doses and health effects from inhaled and ingested radionuclides: ICRP models and assumptions
John Harrison (PHE)
09.50 – 10.30Non-cancer effects of radiation exposure
Ken Raj (PHE)
10.30 – 11.15Refreshments & Exhibition Time
11.15 – 11.55Decommissioning, the pros and cons
Nigel Reeves (Wood.)
11.55 – 12.35BEIS Liquid Discharge Review
Kelly Jones (PHE)
12.35 – 13.35Lunch & Exhibition
13.35 – 13.55Compliance with Radon requirements under IRR17
Tracy Gooding (PHE)
13.55 – 15.00The Role of the MPE in University research
Paul Connolly (IRS Ltd)
15.00 – 15.40Refreshments & Exhibition Time
15.40 – 16.10Replacement of Caesium Sources in the Health and Research Sectors
Joe Barker (Home Office)
16.10 – 16.30Current and future challenges facing an RPO
Fiona Abbot (Swansea University)
16.30 – 16.50Incident planning from events that have occurred
Chris Murdock (Peak RPA)
16.50 – 17.00Question and Answer Session
17.00Close
18.30Conference Dinner - Details TBA
Day 3
Thursday 5th September
09.00Optional (book in advance) Technical tour of Pharmaron
(Cardiff Bay)

 

Annual General Meeting

The 58th Annual General Meeting of The Association of University Radiation Protection Officers (AURPO).

Dear member,

In accordance with Section 6(a) of the AURPO Constitution, notice is hereby given of the above meeting, to be held at 17:00 hrs on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 in the Sir Martin Evans Building, Cardiff University.

  • Any motions (duly proposed and seconded) and / or items of Any Other Business, must be received by the Honorary Secretary, by 31st July 2019.
  • Nominations are invited for the following membership of the Executive Committee of AURPO and Honorary Officer roles:
    • President of AURPO
    • Honorary Secretary
    • Honorary Treasurer
    • 2 x Executive Committee member positions
    • All nominations, duly proposed and seconded, must be agreed by the nominee and must be received by the Honorary Secretary by by 31st July 2019, via the online web form in the Members Area of the AURPO Website.
    • Please note, you must be logged in as a member in order to access the form. After login you will be taken to the Member’s Area. Scroll to the bottom and click on the ‘Nominations’ icon.
      If you have any issues logging in, please contact websitehelp@aurpo.org.uk
  • Volunteers or suggestions are also invited for members to be considered for membership of the Scientific and Technical Committee.
  • All documentation relevant to the meeting will be available as part of the Conference pack.

 

Tim Coldwell
Acting Honorary Secretary AURPO
secretary@aurpo.org.uk

 

Alternative Accommodation

Those requiring alternative or double accommodation are asked to make their own arrangements. Cardiff has a wide selection of hotels and guest houses. City centre hotels close to the University Cathays Park campus include Park Plaza, Jurys Inn, Travelodge and Hilton. A handy list and booking information can be found on the Visit Cardiff website:

https://www.visitcardiff.com/wheretostay/

 

Thursday Technical Tour

For those of a technical inclination, an organised field trip has been arranged this year for Pharmaron in Cardiff Bay. The Cardiff site has impressive facilities for 14C and 3H radiochemical synthesis and radiolabelling services for supporting drug discovery and development.

Please indicate on the conference booking form if you wish to join the technical tour. Places are limited, but we will endeavour to accommodate all who have an interest.

 

Getting There

We would advise you when making your travel arrangements to consider the use of public transport in the first instance.

Follow the link below for maps and a location guide (scroll to the bottom of the page);

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/visit/map

 

By Train

Cardiff Central Station (CDF) is in the city centre with taxi ranks available at front and rear exits from the station. A taxi to Colum Hall will be approximately £8.

From Cardiff Central Station there is a frequent train service which stops at Cathays Station (CYS) on Park Place (the Cathays Park campus). Colum Hall is an 8 minute walk away.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

 

By Coach

Cardiff is well served by National Express, Megabus and Greyhound Express. There is a coach stop on Park Place, alongside the Main College Building (the Cathays Park campus). Colum Hall is an 8 minute walk away.

https://www.checkmybus.co.uk/

 

By Air

Cardiff Airport is 11 miles from the city centre and served by Shuttle Bus Services, or flight-link taxis (£41).

https://www.cardiff-airport.com/to-and-from/

 

By Car

A limited number of University car parking spaces at Colum Drive car park (behind the Julian Hodge Building) are available, subject to availability. Pay and display public parking is also available at the North Road car park (behind Colum Hall) at £8.00 per day (payment by coin or debit/credit card). Park and Ride Cardiff East is located just off the A48 and can be easily accessed from either east or west on the M4. If you intend to travel by car and require car parking please confirm this on the conference booking form.

 

Satnav Postcodes

 

Cardiff is served by the M4 and is easily accessible from all parts of Britain. From the south west, take the M5 and from the south of England, follow major A-roads to the M4.

From Scotland, the north of England and the Midlands, travel via the M50 to the M4.

 

From the M4 West

  • Exit M4 at Junction 32 and follow the A470 and signs for Cardiff
  • As you near the city centre you will reach the Gabalfa Interchange/Flyover
  • Continue over this onto North Road (still A470)
  • After approximately a mile, take the left fork (signposted Cardiff University) onto Colum Road (just before this fork you will see the Blackweir Tavern on your right)
  • Take the 2nd left turn onto Colum Drive, just before the zebra crossing, and the Julian Hodge Building will be on the right

From the M4 East

  • Leave the M4 at Junction 29 (sign-posted Cardiff East and South) to join the A48(M)
  • Continue on the A48 (for around seven miles) to Gabalfa Interchange/Flyover (on the approach you will see the University Hospital on your right)
  • Stay in the left hand lane (signposted City Centre A470), then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto North Road (still A470)
  • After approximately a mile, take the left fork (signposted Cardiff University) onto Colum Road (just before this fork you will see the Blackweir Tavern on your right)
  • Take the 2nd left turn onto Colum Drive, just before the zebra crossing, and the Julian Hodge Building will be on the right

 

Please drive carefully. There are speed reductions en-route to the city centre and cameras are in place on the A48 & A470. Follow the link below for door-to-door directions.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/visit

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff in September

Rydym edrych ymlaen at groesawu i chi i Gaerdydd ym mis Medi


 

Sponsors of the Annual Conference

Details

Start:
September 3
End:
September 4
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Venue

Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3AT United Kingdom + Google Map
Website:
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/

Organisers

Mike Sobanski
Tim Coldwell
Julie Turner
Jim Hunter