News from CREAL
Within the OPERRA project, the Centre for Research in Environmental Health (CREAL), an ISGlobal allied center, Spain, and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), Germany, are organising two complementary workshops, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, drawing on lessons learned from inside and outside the radiation field:
“Lessons learned about somatic health effects from radiation and non-radiation accidents", 13 October 2015, Barcelona, Spain
The objectives of this workshop are to review lessons learned about somatic effects from radiological and non-radiological accidents and to evaluate how those findings have been/can be taken into account in designing post-accidental responses and follow-up of affected populations.
Talks will cover previous and current activities and findings in the areas of study design, exposure reconstruction and cancer and non-cancer effects.
“Social and Psychological Consequences of Disasters and Emergencies", 14-15 October 2015, Barcelona, Spain
During a nuclear emergency, and in the years that follow, the health status of affected populations may be influenced not only by the radiation but also by the drastic changes in their living conditions. Both the response to the accident and related remediation measures might, for example, result in disturbances to society that have direct and/or indirect impacts on health.
The objectives of the workshop are to review current scientific knowledge about ethical aspects as well as social and psychological effects of emergency situations (radiological and non-radiological) and to evaluate how those findings have been/can be taken into account in designing post-accidental interventions to alleviate the negative social and psychological consequences in the affected populations.