Subvention funding from VisitAberdeen and match funding from the VisitScotland Conference Bid Fund have helped Aberdeen land a three-day conference to discuss radiological protection.
The Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) conference will bring its conference and 300 delegates to Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), 16–18 May 2017.
The society, founded in 1963, promotes the science of radiation protection and similar fields in the interest of public benefit and delegates are expected from as far a field as Japan. The conference will provide opportunities for assessing the profile and development of issues and create a platform to circulate policy and guidance advice. The conference was awarded Subvention Funding from VisitAberdeen which was match funded from VisitScotland’s Conference Bid fund.
SRP regularly provides awards, student bursaries and scholarships to professionals working to develop radiation protection and the society will run an education day for schools prior to the conference opening (15 May).
The educational day is aimed at pupils from local secondary schools who are offered the opportunity to find out more about this scientific field. Local schools are invited to express an interest now via AECC.
Professor Pete Cole, president of SRP said: “I am delighted that our annual conference is coming to Aberdeen in 2017. It is a wonderful city full of culture and history, combined with impressive credentials relating to science and engineering innovation. The facilities on offer are outstanding and I have been overwhelmed by the kind help that we at SRP have received from the AECC and VisitAberdeen teams.”
Steven Daun, sales manager at AECC said: “It has been a pleasure to work alongside Pete Cole and the team at SRP to bring the Annual Conference to Aberdeen in 2017. The work carried out by the society is beneficial to the radiological field of research, which is ongoing in Aberdeen. We hope all the delegates look forward to visiting the region and finding out more about the world class research which is taking place in the city.”