Nuclear Sciences and Applications Activities at the 59th IAEA General Conference

59 GC NA ActivitiesNuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratory Displays
At the Nuclear Sciences and Applications (NA) booth this year, along with information about all of the Department’s activities, there will be a series of science displays by all eight of the NA’s research laboratories based in Seibersdorf, Austria. Displays will explore elements of our work on a rotational basis according to this agenda from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th Sept. The NA Booth is located between the M building entrance and the A building on the ground floor.

Tour of the Nuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratories
Delegates have the opportunity to visit the Nuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf on Thursday 17 September. Registration for the visit may be made until 17:00 on Wednesday 16 September. The assembly point for the visit is the Information Desk, M building entrance, ground floor, on 17 September at 09:00. Visitors will return to Vienna International Centre at 13:00.

ReNuAL Implementation Kick-off Ceremony
Monday, 14 September, 14:00 – 14:25 | NA GC Exhibit between A and M buildings
Director General Amano will make a short statement on the progress of the ReNuAL Project and the important role that IAEA Member States play in its implementation. The new models of the Flexible Modular Laboratory (FML) and the Insect Pest Control Laboratory (IPCL), to be built through the ReNuAL project, will then be unveiled. This event will mark the beginning of the implementation period of the ReNuAL Project as preparation for construction commences in Seibersdorf. The Ambassadors of Germany and South Africa, who co-chair the Friends of ReNuAL Group, will also make statements to mark the occasion.

Scientific Forum: Atoms in Industry
Tuesday and Wednesday, 15-16 September 2015 | Board Room D, C-Building, 4th Floor
The Scientific Forum this year will focus on how radiation technologies contribute to many aspects of daily life through their application in industry, bringing socio-economic, health, safety and environmental benefits. The Forum is being held in conjunction with the General Conference. Find more information here.

Side Events
NA will participate in eight side events during the 59th General Conference, two in conjunction with the Technical Cooperation Department and one with the Nuclear Energy Department. These events will highlight ongoing activities and special initiatives being undertaken in the areas of human health, the environment and radioisotope production. 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:

The IAEA at the Forefront of Fusion Energy Technology Development
Tuesday, 15 September 2015, from 12:00 - 13:30 | Conference Room C5, C building, seventh floor
The Agency has accompanied international fusion endeavours since the 1950s and focuses its efforts on facilitating the coordination of international fusion undertakings and enhancing the interaction of least-developed Member States with leading fusion initiatives.

Managing Soils for Climate-Smart Agriculture: Celebrating the International Year of Soils
Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 11:00 - 12:00 | Conference Room M5, M building, ground floor
This event will highlight the work of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in climate-smart agriculture as it relates to soil and water management as well as the role of the Agency’s Department of Technical Cooperation in enhancing national and regional capacity in Member States. Future challenges and the crucial roles of isotopes in addressing climate change issues will be highlighted.

New Initiative for Cancer Management — A Cancer Staging App Developed by the IAEA
Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 11:00 - 12:00 | Conference Room C1, C building, second floor
The Agency has developed a unique app for cancer staging that allows harmonized communication about cancer, which will facilitate appropriate and personalized care among multidisciplinary teams involved in cancer management. This event will show, by means of clinical cases and examples, the impact of the Agency’s TNM staging application tool.

Telemedicine: Providing Health Services at a Distance
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 | Conference Room M4, M building, ground floor
This event will focus on telemedicine as a modern tool in radiation medicine, radiation oncology departments networking in India, and the Agency’s activities in telemedicine.

Nuclear Olympiad and Developing a Youth Talent Pipeline
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 10:00 - 12:00 | Conference Room C3, C building, seventh floor
The Agency is increasingly involved with initiatives that aim to increase the number and diversity of young students studying nuclear science and technology. As a first-of-a-kind event for the Agency, students currently enrolled in universities and secondary schools will present their research about the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. The event is co-hosted by the Department of Management and the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications.

Socio-economic Impact of Accelerator-based Research
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 12:30 - 14.00 | Conference Room C3, C building, seventh floor
This side event will present frontier research results where particle accelerators have a unique role in providing analytical information. International experts will present case studies with clear socioeconomic benefits. The topics will include: energy applications, exploring provenance and manufacturing methods of biological and cultural heritage items, clean environment, strategic planning and efficient operation of a multi-purpose accelerator facility.

Water Security in a Changing Climate and the Role of Isotope Hydrology
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 14:00 - 15:00 | Conference Room C5, C building, seventh floor
Isotope hydrology plays a key role building the knowledge base for understanding the impact of climate change on rainfall and on the assessment of groundwater resources. Together with satellite-based observations of depleting groundwater reserves, isotopic age of groundwater provides crucial information. This side event will present an overview of recent changes and their impact on water security, as well as the role of isotope hydrology.

Radiation Medicine in Cancer: Improving Patient Care
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 16:00 - 17:00 | Conference Room C3, C building, seventh floor
This event will demonstrate the importance of radiation medicine in the modern management of cancer patients, and the support provided by the Agency’s Division of Human Health in instituting and/or developing radiation medicine in many Member States.