ISoRED Webinars

New Webinar Series Announcement :

Following the success of our webinar series on Community Building in Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Research, we will be launching a new webinar series that features recently or soon-to-be published scientific papers in epidemiology and dosimetry. As with the previous webinars, the forthcoming webinar series on "Advances in Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Research" will promote participation from early career investigators.
 
We suggest the following format:
 

  • 1-hour webinars every other month

  • 2 x 20 minute presentations + 10-minute Q&A, with one presentation by a senior investigator and the other by an early career investigator

 
Webinars will be open to any researcher or group of collaborators who want to present their recent scientific findings. Interested presenters should contact Rania Kosti (okosti@nas.edu) with a brief description of the proposed topic and format.
 

UK Health Security Agency at ISoRED


Registration for the February 17, 9 AM (ET)/2 PM (UK) webinar on Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry at the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England) is now open! You can register to receive connection details here.


Agenda:

1. Introductions and Overview
Simon Bouffler, Deputy Director Radiation Protection Science (interim), UK Health Security Agency

2. Update on UK Radiation Worker Epidemiology
Richard Haylock, Radiation Epidemiology Group Leader, UKHSA

3. Internal Dosimetry
Tony Riddell, Head of Radiation Hazards and Emergencies Department, UKHSA

4. Developments in External Dosimetry
Jonathan Eakins, Research Manager, Radiation Metrology Group, UKHSA

5. Developments in Biological Dosimetry
Christophe Badie, Cancer Mechanisms and Biomarkers Group Leader, UKHSA

Moderator: Kaitlin Kelly-Reif, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 

RERF at ISoRED


Registration for the January 12, 11 AM CET (7 PM JST; 10 AM GMT; 5 AM EST) webinar on Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), Japan, is now open! You can register to receive connection details here.
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Agenda:
1. Brief introduction of RERF and cancer incidence risks in the Life Span Study, 1958-2009

Kotaro Ozasa, Chief, Department of Epidemiology

2. Dose response in mortality and incidence of all solid cancer in the Life Span Study

Alina V. Brenner, Senior Scientist, Department of Epidemiology

3. Mortality among individuals exposed to atomic bomb radiation in utero: 1950-2012

Hiromi Sugiyama, Senior Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
 
 
Moderator: Elisabeth Cardis, Research Professor in Radiation Epidemiology, ISGlobal
 

BfS at ISoRED


Registration for the December 1, 10:00 AM (Central European Time) webinar on Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry at the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), is now open! You can register to receive connection details here.

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Agenda:

1. Overview: Research at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection.
Dr. Michaela Kreuzer, Head of Department Effects and Risks of Ionising and Non-Ionsing Radiation


2. ProZES: Program for Calculation of the probability of causation of cancer by radiation exposure.
Dr. Felix Heinzl, Scientific Officer

3. The Wismut Uranium Miners Studies: Cohort Study and Molecular Epidemiology.
Dr. Nora Fenske, Scientific Officer

4. Dosimetry for Epidemiologic Radiation Research.
Dr. Augusto Giussani, Head of Section External and Internal Dosimetry, Biokinetics

5. Exposure to Nonionizing Radiation: Epidemiologic Projects on High Power Lines and Mobile Phones.
Dr. Peter Scholz-Kreisel, Head of Section Radiation Epidemiology and Risk Assessment


 
Moderator: Michael Hauptmann, Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Germany
 

MD Anderson Cancer Center at ISoRED


Registration for the November 18, 9:00 -10:00 AM (ET) webinar on Dosimetry for Late Effects Studies for Survivors Treated in the Pre-CT Era of Radiotherapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center, is now open! You can register to receive connection details here.
 
Agenda:
 

1. Introduction to Late Effects Research Group

Rebecca M. Howell, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, Professor, Radiation Physics; Director, Radiation Dosimetry Services; Director, Late Effects Research Group Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2. Dosimetry for radiotherapy-related late cardiovascular disease studies

Suman Shrestha, MS, MSc, PhD Candidate, Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

3.  Dosimetry for radiotherapy-related subsequent colorectal cancer studies

Constance Owens, PhD Candidate, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
 
 
Moderator: Lydia Wilson, Instructor, St Jude Children's Research Hospital
 
 

COHERE at ISoRED


Registration for the October 25, 9:00 -10:00 AM (ET) webinar on Canadian Organization on Health Effects from Radiation Exposure (COHERE), Ottawa, Canada, is now open! You can register to receive connection details here.
 
Agenda:
 

  1. Overview of the Canadian Organization on Health Effects from Radiation Exposure (COHERE)

  2. Advancing the Adverse Outcome Pathway in Radiation Research: A Horizon-Style Exercise, Julie Burtt, PhD Candidate, Radiation and Health Sciences Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

  3. Deploying Artificial Intelligence and Systematic Review Tools in Adverse Outcome Pathway Development: A space travel case study, Tatiana Kozbenko, MSc Student, Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau Health Canada

  4. Development of an Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) for Bone Loss in the Complex Space Environment, Snehpal S. Sandhu, Research Assistant, Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada

  5. Canadian Uranium Workers Study (CANUWS), Rachel Lane, PhD, Radiation and Health Sciences Specialist, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Kristi Randhawa, MPH, Radiation and Health Sciences Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

 
Moderator: Sara Schonfeld, PhD, Staff Scientist, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
 

IRSN at ISoRED

 

Registration for the September 24, 9 AM (EDT) webinar on Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Cardiovascular System, is still open! The webinar will be featuring research at the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), France. You can register to receive connection details here.

Agenda

1. Ionizing Radiation Epidemiology Laboratory: Short Description of Research Activities
Klervi Leuraud, PhD, Head of Epidemiology Laboratory

2. Cardiac Toxicity after Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer: Results from Epidemiological Studies
Sophie Jacob, PhD; Médéa Locquet, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow

3. Cardiac Sub-Structure Dosimetry with Numerical Model or Patient Specific Data
David Broggio, PhD, Head of Dosimetry Laboratory

4. Molecular Mechanisms of the Cardiac Sympathetic System Potentially Associated with Rhythm Disorders in the Mouse Model after Localized Ionizing Radiation
Virginie Monceau, PhD, Radiation Biologist

 
Moderator: George Ntentas DPhil, NIHR Clinical Lecturer & Senior Medical Physicist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital & University of Oxford

Institute Gustave Roussy at ISoRED

Registration for the July 6, 10 AM – 11 AM (EDT)/4 PM – 5 PM (Paris) webinar from the Institute Gustave Roussy, France, is now open! You can register here.

Agenda

1. Overview of the group activities
Neige Journy (PhD) Researcher, Radiation Epidemiology Group, Center for Epidemiology and Population Health

2. Role of French nuclear tests in the risk of differentiated thyroid cancer in French Polynesia
Florent de Vathaire (PhD), Research Director, Head of Radiation Epidemiology Group, Center for Epidemiology and Population Health

3. Genetic susceptibility to differentiated thyroid cancer after irradiation in childhood
Monia Zidane (PhD, MD), Early Career Scientist, Radiation Epidemiology Group, Center for Epidemiology and Population Health

4. Breast cancer risk among female thyroid cancer survivors and the role of radioactive iodine
Thi Van Trinh Tran, PhD student, Radiation Epidemiology group, University Paris-Saclay, Center for Epidemiology and Population Health

 
Moderator: Lindsay M. Morton (PhD), Senior Investigator, Deputy Branch Chief, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, USA

ISGlobal at ISoRED

Registration for the June 15, 9:00 -10:00 AM (ET) webinar on Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry at ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain, is now open! You can register to receive connection details here.
 
Agenda:

1. Overview of the ISGlobal Radiation Program
2. Exposure to non-ionizing radiation: Results from the MOBI-KIDS study
Elisabeth Cardis, PhD, Head of the Radiation Program

3. Medical exposure to ionising radiation in Childhood: Focus on the HARMONIC project
Isabelle Thierry-Chef, PhD, Associated Research Professor, Head of the Medical Radiation Group

4. Better preparedness to and recovery from nuclear accidents: The SHAMISEN Recommendations
Liudmila Liutsko, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow

 
Moderator: Lindsay M. Morton, PhD, Senior Investigator, Deputy Branch Chief, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, USA

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at ISoRED 


Registration for the May 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET) webinar on Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is still open! You can register to receive connection details here.

Agenda
1. Training and Research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Linda C. Harris, PhD, Director of Talent Acquisition


2. Late Effects of Radiation Therapy in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
Gregory T. Armstrong, MD, MSCE, Co-Leader, Cancer Control & Survivorship Program; Principal Investigator, Childhood Cancer Survivor Study


3. Building a Database to Support the Future of Population-based Radiation Studies
Lydia J Wilson, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate


4. Pipeline for Verifying Proton Therapy Doses In Vivo
Francesca P. Caputo, BS, Graduate Student, University of Pisa

Moderator: Lindsay M. Morton, PhD, Senior Investigator, Deputy Branch Chief, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, USA

 
University of Manchester and Collaborators at ISoRED

 

Registration for the April 29, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (EDT) webinar from the University of Manchester, UK, is now open! You can register to receive connection details here.
 
Agenda

  1. Individual exposure and radiotherapy-related late effects Marianne Aznar, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Adaptive Radiotherapy, University of Manchester
     

  2. Precision in dose reconstruction: does it matter? George Ntentas, DPhil, Research Fellow, Senior Medical Physicist, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford 
     

  3. Looking for radiotherapy-sensitive substructures: a new approach Abigail Bryce-Atkinson, Ph.D. Student in the advanced radiotherapy group, University of Manchester
     

Moderator: Choonsik Lee, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Dosimetry Unit Head, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA
 

 

IMI at ISoRED

 

Registration for the March 25, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) webinar on Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health (IMI), Zagreb, Croatia, is now open! You can register to receive connection details here.
 
Agenda

 

  1. Application of the buccal micronucleus cytome assay on child population exposed to sinus X-ray Goran Gajski, Ph.D, Scientific Associate, Mutagenesis Unit

 

  1. Cytogenetic status of interventional radiology unit workers occupationally exposed to low-dose ionising radiation Marko Gerić, Ph.D, Scientific Associate, Mutagenesis Unit

 

  1. Electronic dosimetric detector system for time-resolved measurements of pulsed ionizing radiation fields Luka Pavelić, Ph.D student, Radiation Dosimetry and Radiobiology Unit

 

  1. Investigation of space and time dependent distribution of very low-level scattered X-ray radiation in interventional radiology, Ivica Prlić, Ph.D, Professional Advisor, Head of Unit, Radiation Dosimetry and Radiobiology Unit

 
Moderator: Željka Knežević, PhD, Radiation Chemistry and Dosimetry Laboratory, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

IARC at ISoRED

Webinar on Cancer Research following
Low-Dose Radiation Exposure

 

Registration for the February 23, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) webinar on Cancer Research Following Low-Dose Exposure is open! The webinar will feature research, collaboration, and training opportunities at the Environmental and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, France). You can register to receive connection details here.

Agenda
1. Cancer Research at IARC: An Overview of Career and Training Opportunities
Dr. Joachim Schüz, Head, Environmental and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch, IARC

2. Research on Cancer following Low-Dose Ionising Radiation
Dr. Evgenia Ostroumova, Scientist, Environmental and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch, IARC

3. Thyroid Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents
Dr. Kayo Togawa, Scientist, Environmental and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch, IARC

4. South African Gold Mine Tailings and Cancer Risks
Dr. Ljubica Zupunski, Early Career Scientist, Environmental and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch, IARC

5. EPI-CT: Epidemiological Study to Quantify Risks for Paediatric Computed Tomography and Optimise Doses
Dr. Ausrele Kesminiene, Senior Visiting Scientist, Environmental and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch, IARC

6. COSMOS: Mobile Phones and Cancer Risks
Dr. Isabelle Deltour, Scientist, Environmental and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch, IARC

Moderator: Dr. Eric Grant, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan

 

 

 

ISoRED Webinar on the NCI Chernobyl Research Program

Registration for the January 26, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) webinar on Chernobyl Accident: Radiation and Health Effects is now open! The webinar will feature research and collaboration and training opportunities at the National Cancer Institute (NCI, United States). You can register for the webinar here.

 

Agenda

1. Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, D.Phil. (Senior Investigator, Branch Chief): “Mission, Research Highlights, and Collaboration and Training Opportunities in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, US”

2. Konstantin Chizhov, Ph.D. (Post-Doctoral Fellow): “Application of random forest algorithm for dose reconstruction based on classification of clean-up workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident”

3. Elizabeth Cahoon, Ph.D.  (Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator): “Risk of thyroid cancer in Ukrainian cleanup workers following the Chornobyl accident”

4. Lindsay Morton, Ph.D. (Senior Investigator, Deputy Branch Chief): “Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Relation to Ionizing Radiation Dose Following the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident”


 

Two-part Webinar

19 October 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for an exciting two-part Webinar on

Monday November 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST.

 

Part I: Using Social Media in Your Career

This presentation will discuss how to leverage social media to broaden your network

within the radiation research community. We will also discuss altmetrics, which are non-traditional social media bibliometrics used to complement more traditional citation impact metrics.

Rebecca Howell, PhD, FAAPM

9:00 am – 10:00 am EST

 

Part II: Overview of the Mentorship Initiative Network of ISoRED (MINI)

Learn about opportunities to participate as a mentor or mentee

ISoRED Early Career Investigator Working Group

10:00 am– 10:30 am EST

Please register here or feel free to join directly using the Meeting link.

For questions, please contact Abigail Ukwuani

You can download a more detailed pdf from this link