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ETRAP 2021

7th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection

23-26 March 2021

Online conference organised by the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN), in cooperation with the EUTERP Foundation, IRPA and IAEA.


Presentations, videos and posters

  • Session 1: Training online - (Chairperson: Joanne Stewart)

    Introductory note: Impact of COVID-19 on radiation protection training: initial perceptions
    Joanne Stewart, EUTERP (slides - video)

    Comparing the effectiveness of face-to-face learning and e-learning modules in radiation protection
    Lisanne Van Puyvelde, SCK CEN, Belgium (slides - video)

    Lessons learned: the Paul Scherrer Institute’s Training Center’s transition to online-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Maya Keller, PSI, Switzerland (slides)

    On-line radiation protection training at a research reactor
    Sheldon Landsberger, University of Texas, USA (slides - video)

    Education and training in radiation protection in a virtual setting: challenges and opportunities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic
    Csilla Pesznyak, University of Budapest, Hungary (slides - video)

  • Session 2: New didactic methods and methodologies -(Chairperson: Jan-Willem Vahlbruch)

    Keynote presentation: Approaches to practical exercises in the virtual laboratory
    Clemens Walther, University of Hannover, Germany (slides - video)

    A virtual radionuclide laboratory
    Vivien Pottgießer, University of Hannover, Germany (slides - video)

    The “Train the future trainers” program, a way to include soft and technical skills in a blended learning program
    Isabelle Gerardy, HE2B-ISIB, Belgium (slides - video)

    A cross-checked database of resources, online demos and virtual labs for radiation protection training
    Francesco d’Errico, University of Pisa, Italy (slides - video)

  • Session 3: Legal requirements - (Chairperson: Andrea Luciani)

    Keynote presentation: Education and training legal requirements: can they be met in COVID-19-times?
    Barbara Godthelp, HERCA (slides - video)

    Advance in digital learning at KTE: a field report
    Lars Hegenbart, Kerntechnische Entsorgung Karlsruhe GmbH, Germany (slides - video)

    Training in radiation protection required by legislation: approach during the COVID-19 crisis and practical implementation
    An Fremout, Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, Belgium (slides - video)

    Session 4: Online assessment - (Chairperson: Daniele Giuffrida)

    Setting the scene: Assessing competencies and how to do that online
    Wim Meerholz, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (slides - video)

  • Session 5: Looking forward - (Chairperson: Sylvain Andresz)

    Keynote presentation: How our brains learn: tips for (online) teaching
    Danielle Dobbe, LRCB (Dutch Expert Centre for Screening), The Netherlands (slides - video)

    Social media and young generation in radiation protection (IRPA-YGN): usages and perspectives
    Sylvain Andresz, CEPN, France (slides - video)

    Radiomon: isotopes, radiation and nuclear technologies in a new game for the i-Generation
    Fabio Nouchy, Tractebel ENGIE, Belgium (slides - video)

    • Online teaching of a basic radiation protection course for future engineers
      Eduardo Gallego, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain (poster - video)
    • Transformation of face-to-face education into virtual: experience of Argentina
      Lucía Valentino, Sociedad Argentina de Radioprotección, Argentina (poster - video)
    • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in the provision of training on radiation protection and safety to Radiation Protection Officers (RPOs)
      Sotiris Economides, Greek Atomic Energy Commission, Greece (poster - video)
    • A remote radiation protection training initiative in the UK
      Sarah Hunak, CMS-I Jacobs, UK (poster - video)
    • Curriculum development in times of a pandemic
      Tom Clarijs, SCK CEN, Belgium (poster - video)
    • First experience in the virtualization radiation protection training at hospital level
      Carlos Prieto, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Spain (poster)
    • Radiation safety culture in the HERT sectors
      Gwen Mott, CLEAPSS, UK (poster - video)
    • Development and practice of a virtual nuclear simulator in radiation protection training
      Sonja Schreurs, University of Hasselt, Belgium (poster - video)
    • Online laboratory works for PGEC
      Andrey Timoshchenko, Belarusian State University, Belarus (poster - video)
    • Biological dosimetry training using a web-based facility
      Omar García, Centro de Protección e Higiene de las Radiaciones, Cuba (poster - video)
    • An online summer school in anatomy and physiology for radiation protection and medical physics students
      Carmel J. Caruana, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta (poster - video)
    • A new attractive model for attracting physics students to radiation protection and medical physics
      Carmel J. Caruana, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta (poster - video)
    • Design and use of tools for education and training in medicine with ionizing radiations and related transport operations of radioactive material
      Zayda Amador Balbona, Centre of Isotopes, Cuba (poster)
    • Detektory Dla Szkół: a pilot detector-lend project for Polish schools
      Katarzyna Deja, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Poland (poster - video)
    • Medical physics and radiation protection skills training through undergraduate final degree thesis
      Sandra Oliver, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (poster - video)
    • Information for patients and carers involved in medical exposures
      Carlos Prieto, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Spain (poster - video)
    • Effectiveness of possible distant radiation protection training and compliance with the Slovenian legislation
      Matjaz Koželj, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia (poster - video)
    • Challenges due to COVID-19 restrictions in implementing the national legislative framework for the recognition of Radiation Protection Experts (RPEs) and Medical Physics Experts (MPEs)
      Sotiris Economides, Greek Atomic Energy Commission, Greece (poster)
    • Teaching the teachers: a series of interactive teaching-themed workshops for healthcare and radiation protection experts (RPEs)
      Danielle Dobbe, LRCB (Dutch Expert Centre for Screening), The Netherlands (poster - video)
    • ENEN+: attracting, developing and retaining new talents to careers in the nuclear fields
      Csilla Pesznyak, Budapest University (poster)
  • Links that were used in session 2 related to “New didactic methods and methodologies”:

    Interactive screen experiments:

    Virtual radionuclide lab:

    EXIT-Games (see additional information at the end of the presentation of Prof. C. Walther):

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