Meeting on Accident Prevention in Radiotherapy to be held in Mauritius

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold a meeting in Mauritius in April 2018 on Accident Prevention in Radiotherapy within the framework of the project RAF9059 Strengthening Member State Technical Capabilities in Medical Radiation Protection in compliance with requirements of the new International Basic Safety Standards.

The objective of the meeting is to provide guidance to the Regulatory Authority and radiotherapy professionals on the activities that need to be considered and performed with a view to reducing the likelihood of hazards in radiotherapy for medical treatment.

Some 30 participants from the IAEA Member States are expected to attend the meeting.

International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA was created in 1957 in response to the deep fears and expectations generated by the discoveries and diverse uses of nuclear technology. The Agency works in close partnership with Member States, United Nations agencies, research organisations and civil society to maximize the contribution of nuclear science and technology to the achievement of development priorities. It also plays an active part in helping the international community achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Source: Government of Mauritius