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Nuclear and radiation technologies have many everyday uses in addition to providing energy, and they have the potential to provide solutions to some of Europe's most pressing societal challenges. In medicine, they can be used to diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease and many other health conditions, in industry, they can enable the development of materials to support sustainable development, and in research they can help scientists understand the properties and behaviour of matter.  This conference will seek to identify cross-cutting actions that the European Commission, EU countries and other stakeholders can take to maximise the societal benefits of nuclear and radiation technologies, whilst maintaining the highest achievable level of quality and safety to provide reassurance to citizens.

The event, organised by the Commission, will be opened by Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, alongside other senior speakers. This will be followed by several themed sessions:

  1. Health: Ensuring security of supply of medical radioisotopes to deliver diagnosis and treatment
  2. Health: Novel nuclear medicine to advance patient care
  3. Quality and Safety: improving medical practice
  4. Quality and Safety: challenges for the management of non-energy radioactive waste and spent fuel
  5. Innovation: The future of nuclear and radiation technology to deliver societal benefits in the future

The final session of the conference will discuss possible actions that can be taken to address safety, investment, innovation, jobs, and growth challenges and that will shape a European Strategic Agenda for Medical, Industrial and Research Applications. 
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Practical information

20 March 2018, 9.00 - 21 March 2018, 13.30 (CET)
Charlemagne building
Rue de la Loi 170