Valencia chosen to play host to the 17th International Radiation Protection Association Congress
  • 01/02/2021

Valencia chosen to play host to the 17th International Radiation Protection Association Congress

Congress

After being held in Cape Town, Seoul and Orlando, the Congress will be held in Valencia in 2028.

Why were Valencia and the Conference Centre chosen?

“Everything went smoothly during the presentation of the bid. We liked the Valencia Conference Centre very much and we were given answers and solutions to all our needs. We worked very well with the team.” With these words, Eduardo Gallego, the former Chairman of the Spanish Society of Radiological Protection (SEPR) and organiser of the 17th International Radiation Protection Association Congress (IRPA 17), sums up why our building was chosen to host one of the most important international congresses in this area. The Conference Centre team, which was involved in the bid for this congress, is very proud to be able to host it. We are ready!

There were initially four bids to host IRPA 17 , of which only Auckland (New Zealand) and Valencia made it through to the final phase, with Valencia winning after a tough battle. This event is organised every four years, lasts around five days and is usually attended by more than a thousand specialists.  

Click here to see the bid video.

The 2028 event will be the first to be held in our city, which was a firm candidate for the SEPR from the outset, as it has very active professionals and working groups in this field, such as La Fe Hospital, the UPV, the National Dosimetry Centre and the Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant, to name but a few. This congress will discuss radiation protection, an area of extraordinary importance in providing optimum safety levels in the use of radiation in medicine, industry, energy, agriculture and research, as well as natural radioactivity.

If you would like to find out more about IRPA...

IRPA brings together more than 18,000 professionals in this field through 53 societies representing 68 countries. It therefore serves as the international voice of the radiation protection profession. Its aim is to promote the worldwide enhancement of professional competence, radiation protection culture, and practice by providing benchmarks of good practice, and encouraging the application of the highest standards of professional conduct, skills, and knowledge for the benefit of individuals and society.