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In a continuing effort to support IAEA activities John Kinneman of AdSTM, Inc. participated as a member expert of an IAEA team performing an Advisory Mission related to the National Regulatory Infrastructure for Radiation Safety in the Republic of Mozambique during January 28 – February 2, 2018. The team was lead by an IAEA manager, included a second IAEA manager and a representative from the Spanish regulator. Meetings were held with the National Atomic Energy Agency (ANEA) the regulatory body in Mozambique, part of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) to discuss the...
From February 19 to February 23, 2018, a consultation under the RSRP was conducted at the Ministry of Health in Panama City, Panama. Rick Muñoz provided information and guidance to the Panamanian Regulatory Authority (RA) with the objective of strengthening their regulation of Licensing and Inspection of Medical Cyclotrons, Positron Emission (PET) Tomography and PET Nuclear Material Radiopharmaceutical Production and Distribution. The consultation was a component of the action plan for Panama that is included in the RSRP Master Plan for Latin American partners. In addition to the information...
On February 19, the RSRP program visited Dominican Republic regulator (at CNE) to discuss new and ongoing RSRP activities and the establishment of the Radiation Protection Program at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU). Participants discussed recently successfully completed country wide inventory project and the national registry of radiation sources. The program is planning to conduct a workshop on shielding design for the industrial facilities and to update the software for the national registry to the latest version of the software. Time permitting this software version...
A one-week workshop on Design and Shielding Calculation in Medical Radiological Facilities was conducted in Guatemala City from February 5-9, 2018. This is a part of the ongoing RSRP collaboration with the Regulatory Authority designed to strengthen Radiation Protection program in Guatemala. Medical imaging and therapeutic modalities were discussed, for the purposes of shielding calculations and design optimization, with special focus on the Radiation Therapy Practice. NCRP145, NCRP147 and NCRP151 served as baseline guidance, recommendations and technical information for the workshop....
From January 29 – February 2, 2018, a one-week workshop was conducted in Lusaka, Zambia on Design and Shielding Calculation in Medical Radiological Facilities. This is a part of the ongoing RSRP collaboration with the Radiation Protection Authority (RPA) designed to strengthen Radiation Protection program Zambia. Discussions included several medical imaging and therapeutic modalities for purposes of shielding calculations and design optimization, with a special focus on the Radiation Therapy Practice. NCRP145, NCRP147 and NCRP151 served as baseline guidance, recommendations and technical...
January 23-25, 2018 - Peter Kelm of AdSTM visited Yerevan, Armenia to meet with Ashot Martirosyan, Chairman of the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ANRA), and with Armen Amirjanyan, the Director of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center (NRSC) and his staff. Mr. Martirosyan highlighted his appreciation for the continuing US NRC support to ANRA, discussed ongoing activities and recent developments in Armenia. In November 2017 Armenia signed Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the European Union and will harmonize its legislation consistent with the EU...
From January 22 to January 26, 2018, a consultation under the RSRP was conducted at the Ministry of Health in Panama City, Panama. Dr. Charles Miller, Dr. Mario Rodriguez and Ms. Diana Thompson provided information and guidance to the Panamanian Regulatory Authority (RA) with the objective of strengthening their regulation of medical facilities conducting treatments of patients through the use of a LINAC or HDR brachytherapy. The consultation was a component of the action plan for Panama that is included in the RSRP Master Plan for Latin American partners. The topics covered included:...
A new group of Panamanian students successfully completed the 2016-2017 academic program and received Master Degree in Radiation Protection from the Universidad Especializada de las Americas (UDELAS) on January 19, 2018. This program covered theory and practical training where the students apply the newly acquired knowledge in Radiation Protection. The graduation ceremony was attended by senior university authorities, Panamanian Ministry of Health and AdSTM representatives. This Master Degree program has aims to supply Panama with much needed Radiation Protection Officers. The program is...
On December 4 and 5, 2017, John Kinneman of AdSTM, Inc. conducted a program assessment at the Radiation, Safety and Nuclear Security Authority (ARSN) of The Republique de Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The assessment included meetings with the Director General, the Deputy Director General, other managers and the technical staff of ARSN, an overview of the National laws and regulatory structure, the history of regulation in the country and discussion of the uses of sources of ionizing radiation in the country. In addition, there were visits to two authorized facilities...
From November 29 to December 1, 2017, John Kinneman of AdSTM, Inc. conducted an RSRP program assessment at the National Radiation Protection Board, Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya. The assessment included meetings with the Acting Chief Executive Officer, other managers and the technical staff of the Radiation Protection Board, an overview of the National laws and regulatory structure and discussion of the uses of sources of ionizing radiation in the country. There is a clear history of expanding focus on radiation safety in Kenya, based in the Ministry of Health....