AURPO Annual Conference and AGM 2017


5th - 6th September

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Conference Programme



Day 1

Tuesday 5th September 2017

13.30 – 13.45 Introduction & Welcome
13.45 – 14.15 Key Aspects of The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 – James Taylor (HSE)
14.15 – 14.45 AURPO Response to HSE's IRR17 Consultation - Mark Bradley & STC (AURPO Scientific & Technical Committee)
14.45 – 15.15 Refreshments + Exhibition Viewing
15.15 – 16.00 AURPO Response to HSE's IRR17 Consultation - Mark Bradley & STC (AURPO Scientific & Technical Committee)
16.00 – 16.30 AURPO Annual General Meeting
Day 2 Wednesday 6th September 2017
09.00 – 09.10 Introduction
09.10 – 09.55 The Challenges of Personal Dosimetry and Protection: Finger & Eye Doses – Dr Colin Martin (University of Glasgow)
09.55 – 10.30 EPR Non-Compliance Summary - Amber Bannon (Environment Agency)
10.30 – 11.00 Refreshments + Exhibition Viewing
11.00 – 11.35 RPE / MPE certification – Prof. Peter Marsden (UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
11.35 – 12.10 Radiation Protection Training – Gwen Mott (University College London)
12.10 – 12.45 Sampling and Waste Characterisation for Small User Decommissioning – Jonathan Wright (Nuvia)
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch + Exhibition Viewing
14.00 – 14.35 NAIR: Structure & Case Studies – Duncan Cox, (Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, PHE)
14.35 – 15.10 Dealing with Personal Contamination – John Shepley (Pharmaron)
15.10 – 15.40 Refreshments + Exhibition Viewing
15.40 – 16.15 The Control of Procurement of Radiation Sources – Mark Green (University of Edinburgh)
16.15 - 16.50 The Critical Examination – Mark Bradley (University of Oxford)




The conference this year will be held in Staff House Canham Turner at the University of Hull. The conference starts on Tuesday 5th September with a Professional Update Session in the afternoon covering various relevant topics and will be followed by a full day Scientific Meeting on Wednesday the 6th September. Registration for Delegates will be from 11:00am on the Tuesday, providing for Exhibitors to arrive and set up in good time.

Facilities and Accommodation

The facilities at Staff House, recently renamed: Canham Turner; includes a good exhibition space, seated lecture room. Refreshments will be served throughout the exhibition, which this year will again be held in a single exhibition space.

Accommodation is in The Courtyard residence on the main Cottingham Road campus, just a three minute walk to Canham Turner. You will be able to utilise the accommodation for payment of the appropriate charges but please note only single rooms are available. If you require a double room, please make your own arrangements.


Staff House has recently been refurbished and the name has changed to Canham Turner.
Apologies for the external links below, the University is updating their webpages so the previous links no longer work.


More information on the conference facilities can be found at:


More information on the accommodation:

The Courtyard is our brand new luxury student accommodation at the very heart of the University of Hull's Cottingham Road Campus, to the West of the City.

Our deluxe single rooms offer the very best facilities, including:

  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Bedding and towels
  • WiFi internet access
  • Television - within the communal kitchen/diner in each flat
  • 24-hour reception

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Networking Evening

Our regular networking event is being planned for the Tuesday evening, which you are very welcome to and, we hope you will attend! It will be held at ‘The Mission’ in Hull’s museum quarter of the old town and, will be a night of ‘cultural’ entertainment in keeping with Hull as the City of Culture 2017.

Conference Dinner

The Annual Conference Dinner will be held on the Wednesday evening following closure of the conference, in the Myton Room at Staff House. Dress code is strictly formal and Lounge Suit / Cocktail dresses are essential.

The conference has been very well supported in recent years with a growing exhibition component. We have space available this time to accommodate approximately 20 - 22 exhibitors and leave plenty of space for people to circulate. Stands up to 3m can be accommodated, with no significant height restrictions. Tables provided are standard 1.2m allowing for 3m standard exhibition spaces.

Registration and Enquiries

If you have an enquiry about the conference or, would like to book a place as a delegate, please contact / send your completed form to:

Tim Coldwell: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AURPO Annual Conference 2017 - Delegate Booking Form (Word Doc)

AURPO Annual COnference 2017 - Delegate Booking Form (PDF)



If you have an enquiry about exhibiting at the conference or, would like to book exhibition space, please contact:

Jim Hunter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



We will endevour to respond to your e-mail / send you a booking form as soon as we can.