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Nuclear Sciences and Applications Activities at the 58th IAEA General Conference

57 GC NA ActivitiesNuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection Exhibition
The exhibition "Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection" will highlight the many ways nuclear sciences and applications are making a difference in the fields of food and agriculture, human health, water resources management, environment and industrial applications. The exhibition, which will be near the main entrance of the A building, will be staffed by experts in different fields to answer questions between 9:00 and 17:00 daily.

Tour of the Nuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratories
Delegates are invited to visit the Nuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf on Wednesday, 24 September. Registration may be made by 12.00 noon on Tuesday, 23 September 2014. The assembly point for the visit is the Information Desk, M building entrance, ground floor, at 8:50, on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Visitors will return to Vienna International Centre at 13:00.

The Plant Mutation Breeding Awards Ceremony
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, the Plant Mutation Breeding Awards will be presented to recognize excellence in this field. The awards will be presented at 14:15 on 24 September at the exhibit of the department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications (NA).

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Demo
There will be a demonstration of the Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory (NSIL) unmanned aerial vehilce (UAV) commonly known as a "drone" at the VIC plaza on thursday 25 September from 14:00 to 16:00. These vehicles are useful for environmental mapping and monitoring of hard to reach or potentially hazardous areas.

Side Events
NA will host five side events during the 58th General Conference. These events will highlight ongoing activities and special initiatives being undertaken in the areas of human health, the environment and radioisotope production. Two of these events will be held in collaboration with the Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) and one in collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Energy (NE).

All NA side events are open to all registered participants of the General Conference, including representatives of the media and NGOs. The list of side events is as follows:

Contributing to better nutrition in children through partnership and collaboration
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 9:00 – 10:30 | Meeting Room M4, M building, ground floor
The side event, co-hosted by the Departments of Nuclear Sciences and Applications and Technical Cooperation, will share information on how the IAEA contributes to global efforts to reduce child malnutrition. It will include information on the use of stable isotopes in nutrition and emphasize the importance of partnerships in the development of effective and sustainable nutrition programs.

Distance assisted training online (DATOL) through Human Health Campus for nuclear medicine professionals
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 11:00 – 12:00 | Meeting Room M4, M building, ground floor
This side event, which is organized jointly by the Departments of Nuclear Sciences and Applications and Technical Cooperation, will be an opportunity for Member States to learn about Distance Assisted Training Online (DATOL) for nuclear medicine professionals, which is now available through the Human Health Campus (HHC). DATOL is suitable for personal study, continuous professional development, formal vocational training and for adoption by universities and colleges.

Particle radiotherapy for cancer: biology and technology
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 12:30 – 13:30 | Board Room D, C building, 4th floor
This side event will present participants with recent developments in radiation therapy for cancer using charged particles in particular protons and carbon-ions. New developments in the technology of radiation delivery and progress made in the biological aspects of particle radiotherapy will be highlighted.

Medical Radioisotope Mo-99 : Supply challenges, crisis mitigation efforts and alternatives
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 13:30 – 14:30 | Meeting Room M4, M building, ground floor
The side event will highlight medical radioisotope supply challenges, mitigation efforts, and new alternatives. The Peaceful Uses Initiative-supported project “Supporting the Global Deployment of Mo-99 Production Capacity for Nuclear Medicine Applications without the Use of HEU” will be highlighted, as well as a Coordinated Research Project on Accelerator-based Alternatives to Non-HEU production of Mo-99/Tc-99m. Presentations on PET radiopharmaceuticals with F-18 and Ga-68 and the theranostic approach with focus on Cu-64 will be given by invited guest speakers.

Nuclear science and technology in managing carbon – from ocean acidification to climate change
Thursday 25 September 2014, 16:30 – 18:00 | Meeting Room M4, M building, ground floor
This side event, which is organized jointly by the Departments of Nuclear Sciences and Applications and Nuclear Energy, will present recent results on the Agency’s work related to monitoring and understanding ocean acidification and the carbon cycle, to the impact of climate change on the energy sector and to the potential contribution of nuclear energy to mitigating climate change.





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