Welcoming Address by the Conference Chairperson
It is a pleasure for us to welcome you to ConRad 2017, the 22nd Nuclear Medical Defense Conference, from May 8th to 11th 2017 in Munich. This unique conference is hosted by the Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology affiliated to the University of Ulm in Munich.
As in 2015 there will be two key sessions introduced with a brief overview followed by several key lectures: The first one will give an update on the concept of “Biomarker of exposure and bioindicator of effect”. The second key session will summarize and update the current knowledge of the “Effects of electromagnetic fields”.
In the proven concept of this conference, further subjects comprise the presentation of new insights in radiation accident preparedness and management as well as new research findings in radiation epidemiology, medicine, biology, physics and radiation protection. This event offers the particular opportunity to bring together a broad spectrum of German and international experts, civilian and military, as a forum for professional and multidisciplinary exchange of experience and expertise in this particular domain. Special attendance is attached to the fact that these aspects will be presented in a comprehensive form for a broader audience thus facilitating the idea of continuous education.
The conference will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition arranged by the German Society for Military Medicine and Pharmacy (GSMMP/DGWMO). There, companies will present their technologies, products and latest developments as well as their service in the field of radiation protection and laboratory equipment for radiation research.
We invite you to attend this scientific, but also practice-oriented event, which offers plenty of opportunities for extensive discussions, to establish new contacts and to strengthen existing relationships after the oral presentations, during the poster sessions, while visiting the exhibition or at the social events.
We are certain that you will enjoy being in Munich, the capitol city of the Free State of Bavaria, for this exciting conference. We look forward to personally welcome you as a participant to this further key event dealing with radiation topics affecting all of us.
Colonel PD Dr. Matthias Port
Chair, ConRad 2017
Director Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology
affiliated to the University of Ulm