09/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2021 07:52
The IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications (NA) will host four hybrid side events, two technical tours of its research laboratories and an exhibition during the 65th IAEA General Conference, to be held at the Agency's headquarters in Vienna from 20 to 24 September 2021.
The four Side Events, with Vienna times listed below, will be publicly accessible. For those who cannot attend, each will also be summarized in articles on iaea.org along the week.
ReNuAL2: Building for Science (with live broadcast on IAEA YouTube channel)
Monday, 20 September 2021, 13:00-13:30, at the entrance to M building leading to A building.
The renovation of the IAEA nuclear applications laboratories, known as ReNuAL, is modernizing the Agency's unique laboratories within the UN system. This is where the IAEA produces science and where it has trained thousands of fellows from developing nations. These laboratories are critical in assisting Member States tackle the growing climate and environmental challenges. The event offers an opportunity to thank Member States for their strong support for the ReNuAL2 project and showcase the accomplishments to date as well as the vision for the future. Watch here live.
Achievement Awards in Plant Mutation Breeding and Associated Biotechnologies
Monday, 20 September 2021, 15:00-16:00, in Conference Room M5, M building, ground floor.
Successes in Member States during the last six years is celebrated with the FAO/IAEA Achievement Awards in plant mutation breeding and associated biotechnologies. These awards were first given in 2014 at the 50th anniversary of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division. Much progress has been achieved since then, and a total of 76 nominations across 41 Member States have been received this year. The event will recognize the 28 winning entries in three award categories: Outstanding Achievement, Women in Plant Mutation Breeding and Young Scientists. Register here to watch live.
The Power of Data: an IAEA Approach to enhance Cancer Support - from Prevention to Palliation
Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 15:30-17:00, in Conference Room M5, M building, ground floor.
Maintaining high quality data requires concerted strategic effort, time and resources. Collaboration in data collection, as well as ensuring high quality and transparent handling and processing of data are key to creating robust, accurate data sets. These are essential for informed decision and policy making in radiation medicine and nutrition. The IAEA has been supporting research as well as policies related to health through databases such as ORION, DIRAC, DLW and IRIS that the new generation of databases will build on. Register here to watch live.
Atoms for Heritage
Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 12:30-15:00, in Conference Room M5, M building, ground floor.
The event will present case studies where nuclear techniques play a prominent role in the characterisation and preservation of cultural heritage objects. Register here to watch live.
Tour of IAEA's Nuclear Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf
Thursday, 23 September 2021, 9:00-13:00.
Visitors to the IAEA nuclear applications laboratories in Seibersdorf will see how the eight laboratories support Member States in the peaceful application of nuclear and nuclear-related techniques for development and environmental protection in areas such as food and agriculture, medical dosimetry, terrestrial environment and nuclear instrumentation.
Advance registration is required via email by 12 noon on Tuesday, 21 September, to NA-Labs, stating first and family name, affiliation, delegation and telephone number.
Confirmed participants should meet at the Information Desk at the entrance to the M building at 8:50 on Thursday, 23 September. Buses will take visitors from the VIC to Seibersdorf and return four hours later. Due to space constraints, a maximum of 40 visitors can be accommodated.
Tour of Isotope Hydrology Laboratory
Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 14:00-15:00.
Visitors to the IAEA Isotope Hydrology Laboratory will hear about the analytical support it provides to the Agency's water resources programme, training for scientists from Member States and quality assurance services to isotope hydrology laboratories worldwide. The laboratory also develops hydrology laboratory instruments for transfer to Member States.
Advance registration is required via email by 12 noon on Tuesday, 21 September 2021, to the IAEA Isotope Hydrology Laboratory, stating first and family name, affiliation, delegation and telephone number.
Confirmed participants should meet at the Information Desk at the entrance to the M building at 13:50 on Wednesday, 22 September.
Throughout the week, at its exhibition booth on the first floor of the M Building, the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications will also showcase how it supports countries in achieving their sustainable development goals.
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