ISoRED Society Structure
Dear ISoRED interested parties,
Thank you for a successful inaugural organizational meeting on May 8. The virtual meeting had great attendance and lots of good ideas and proposed initiatives!
We would like to follow up on some of the proposed initiatives and we need your help to further develop them. Please volunteer to lead or become a member of an initiative or “working group” by sending us an email. The list of working groups is shown at the end of this message. We hope some of the working groups will start their work prior to the spring 2021 ISoRED meeting and others will work on a proposed plan to achieve their goal and present it at the spring 2021 meeting. If you have expressed an interest in assisting with a working group your name is already listed. As you can see, some working groups are nearing full membership so please consider volunteering for those in greater need (see “+”). We aim to achieve balanced participation in the working groups in terms of geographic distribution, career-level, and discipline of the members. Once the working groups are appropriately staffed, we will reach out to assist with scheduling a virtual working group meeting and discuss next steps.
Thank you again for a terrific inaugural organizational meeting and we look forward to interacting with you as we develop ISoRED!
The ISoRED Working Groups
COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP
Goal: To create and maintain a dedicated ISoRED website and social media platforms to communicate with interested parties the society’s activities.
EARLY INVESTIGATOR SUPPORT WORKING GROUP
Goal: To assist early career investigators with networking, mentoring, education and training, and facilitate their participation at ISoRED meetings through fellowships and other means.
WEBINAR SERIES WORKING GROUP
Goal: To organize and host interdisciplinary webinars on topics relevant to ISoRED’s mission areas.
SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACT REVIEW WORKING GROUP
Goal: To review, score, and propose abstracts for oral or poster presentations for ISoRED’s meetings.
DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH AWARD WORKING GROUP
Goal: To seek nominations from the radiation epidemiology, statistics, and dosimetry community on researchers with recent or lifetime consequential achievements.
MEETING RECORD WORKING GROUP
Goal: To identify ways to create a record of the ISoRED meetings including issuing a proceedings of the meeting; posting of presentations on the website and other means
MEETING HOST SELECTION WORKING GROUP
Goal: To set guidelines for potential hosts of future ISoRED meetings and review applications.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY WORKING GROUP
Goal: To suggest and implement possible actions to reduce the adverse impact of ISoRED activities to the environment
Announcing the Mentorship Initiative Network of ISoRED (MINI)!
The International Society of Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry (ISoRED) was initiated in 2019 to bring together radiation researchers from around the world to discuss new results of studies of ionizing radiation effects in humans, epidemiologic methodology and dosimetry; support capacity building and training for the next generation of scientists interested in radiation epidemiology, statistics and dosimetry; and promote and facilitate international collaborations. ISoRED is excited to announce the new Mentorship Initiative Network of ISoRED (MINI). The goal of MINI is to expand access to extracurricular career guidance and professional development for early career scientists interested in radiation epidemiology, statistics, or dosimetry research, by pairing them with more senior scientists conducting research in these fields.
To apply to be a mentor, please complete a brief questionnaire here (see biosketch examples). Mentor applications are requested by October 31, 2020. For more details about the program, please see the one-page overview of MINI and list of frequently asked questions. To all of our prospective mentees – an announcement will be sent out to the ISoRED listserv when the application window opens for mentees. Please stay tuned!
For questions about MINI, please contact Sara Schonfeld.
Please feel free to circulate this information to colleagues! We look forward to receiving your applications!
ISoRED Early Career Investigators Working Group
ISoRED Meeting 20 January, 2020
2020 ISoRED Meeting
The morning of 8 May 2020, we will hold a virtual meeting, dedicated to the development of the International Society, with discussion of:
Terms of Reference (ToR)
Election of the organizing committee
Periodicity of scientific meetings
We encourage everyone who is interested in this formation process to attend the first meeting. The agenda for the meeting is shown below. Please feel free to forward this message to anyone you think would be interested in being part of developing ISoRED.
Agenda for May 8 Virtual Meeting
8:30 AM – 10:30 PM (EDT) New York/Washington time
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (GMT+2) Paris/Barcelona time
Welcome Remarks (15 minutes)
Amy Berrington (NCI) and Elisabeth Cardis (ISGlobal)
Introduction to ISoRED
Plan for Rescheduling ISoRED’s scientific meeting and Process
Questions or Comments
Setting Up ISoRED (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Moderated by Rania Kosti (National Academies) and Mary Schubauer-Berigan (IARC)
Goal for Today’s Virtual Conference
Future ISoRED hosts and Other Business (15 minutes)
Amy Berrington (NCI) and Elisabeth Cardis (ISGlobal)
With best wishes to all and stay safe!
The provisional organising committee