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Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0200

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General Conference Day 5 Highlights

2017-09-22 15:00

A summary of the highlights from the fifth day of the IAEA General Conference that includes information on side events that took place.

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Resolutions Adopted to Strengthen Nuclear Safety, Security, Science and Technology: IAEA 61st General Conference Concludes

2017-09-22 13:30

Measures to strengthen international cooperation in nuclear safety and security and to further nuclear science and technology in both nuclear power and non-power nuclear applications were the focus of some of the key resolutions adopted at the 61st regular session of the IAEA General Conference, which came to a close today.

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New IAEA Self-Assessment Methodology and Enhancing SMR Licensing Discussed at Regulatory Cooperation Forum

2017-09-22 12:30

A new IAEA safety culture self-assessment methodology and a pilot project on the licensing of small modular reactors (SMRs) were highlighted at the eighth IAEA Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF), held today on the margins of the IAEA 61st General Conference.

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Supplies of Key Medical Isotopes Stable, but Vulnerabilities Remain

2017-09-22 12:00

After nearly a decade of looming shortages, supplies of critical medical isotopes have stayed stable, but vulnerabilities remain, explained experts during a side event at the IAEA’s 61st General Conference today.

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General Conference Day 4 Highlights

2017-09-21 17:00

A summary of the highlights from the fourth day of the IAEA General Conference that includes information on side events that took place.

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Atoms for Health – Conclusions from the 2017 Scientific Forum

2017-09-21 16:45

Nuclear medicine has a key role to play and should be a major element in healthcare systems, but substantial costs and a lack of skilled practitioners often pose a challenge to ensure wide application in countries, particularly in the developing world.

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Global Network Meeting Highlights Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building in Nuclear Safety

2017-09-21 14:30

The fourth plenary meeting of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN) this week highlighted knowledge transfer and capacity building as key components of nuclear or radiation safety infrastructure.

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Argentina, IAEA Review Work on Radiation Safety

2017-09-21 13:00

Officials from the IAEA and Argentina’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority reviewed the interim results of the IAEA’s support to work done in Argentina to bolster the country’s nuclear regulatory framework in two areas.

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Advances in Nuclear Medicine: the Use of Molecular Imaging to Diagnose Dementia

2017-09-21 12:30

There is no cure for many neuropsychiatric diseases such as Alzheimer’s, but accurate diagnosis is important in order to manage patient care.

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New Members Elected to IAEA Board of Governors

2017-09-21 10:00

Eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors for the period 2017-2018.

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Engaging the Young Generation, Ensuring the Future of Nuclear Energy

2017-09-21 09:15

A highly skilled workforce is vital to the future of any industry, and the nuclear sector is no exception. The side event “The Future of Nuclear Energy: Engaging the Young Generation,” held on 20 September alongside the 61st IAEA General Conference, covered approaches to capacity building and the development of a skilled workforce.

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General Conference Day 3 Highlights

2017-09-20 17:00

A summary of the highlights from the third day of the IAEA General Conference including information on the 2017 Scientific Forum and other side events that took place.

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Nuclear Technology Helps Southeast Asia Boost Climate-Proof Rice, Experts Demonstrate

2017-09-20 16:30

Nuclear technology has helped farmers grow rice that can cope with the diverse effects of climate change, scientists demonstrated today during an event held on the sidelines of the IAEA’s 61st General Conference.

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Joint Convention on Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Safety Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2017-09-20 13:30

Delegates from IAEA Member States celebrated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management at an event on the side-lines of the 61st IAEA General Conference Monday.

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Two Decades of Regulatory Cooperation to Strengthen Safety: Ibero-American Forum Turns 20

2017-09-20 11:30

For 20 years, regulatory agencies in 10 countries in the Ibero-American region have worked to help each other strengthen the region’s nuclear and radiation safety.

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