48èmes Journées des Actinides (JdA2018), to be held in Hotel Golf Mar, Praia de Porto Novo, PORTUGAL, between 21 and 24 March 2018. See the website
CENTER FOR NUCLEAR SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES
RADIATIONS FOR SCIENCE AND THE SOCIETY
RADIATION FOR SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
4th CONFERENCE ON SMALL ANIMAL PRECISION IMAGE-GUIDED RADIOTHERAPY
The 4th Conference on Small Animal Precision Image-guided Radiotherapy, was held in CTN - Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear of IST, from 12-14 of March. The conference, co-organized by Ana Belchior and Pedro Vaz from C2TN and by Prof. Frank Verhaegen from MaastroClinic in The Netherlands, has proven to be a success on the dissemination and sharing of scientific knowledge, in the promotion of debates, ideas and innovation and in fostering new collaborations. It gathered 90 experts from different fields- biologists, chemists, physicists, physicians, equipment manufacturers, among others, from European countries, USA and Australia, who took this opportunity to discuss the state-of-the-art of inter alia radiotherapy, radiobiology, irradiation facilities, precision engineering, imaging, dose calculation and assessment in pre-clinical studies using small animals. Several researchers from the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and Radiological Protection and Safety Groups from C2TN, took part in the conference, presenting and discussing their work with the all the other participants. The conference ended with the attribution of three awards for Best Young Speaker to Ana Vaniqui, Sophie Dobiash and Ivo Grgic. More info on this link
A NEW RADIOTHERAPY UNIT FOR THE PORTUGUESE SNS (National Health Service)
Following the work of a task force created last year, the Portuguese Government has approved, on February 15, the guidelines for the installation of a new radiotherapy unit making use of high energy proton beams. The Government counts on the collaboration of the IAEA, CERN and the University of Texas. The installation is expected to be concluded in 2022, and the budget for the project is of the order of 100 million EURO. The unit will probably be installed at the Nuclear and Technologic Campus of IST to make use of "the Portuguese highest concentration of technical staff with expertise in nuclear sciences and technologies".
C2TN performs R&D, Advanced Training & Education, Consulting and other Services in Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, being a strategic Unit for the Portuguese R&D and innovation policies in this area.
The Center is recognised as Excellent by the national funding agency FCT.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Research activity carried out based on research programmes with clearly defined objectives and strategies, as well as working and evaluation practices, in a continuous improvement of the quality of the human resources and research.
INTERNATIONALIZATION OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Active participation in Technology Platforms, consortia, networks of excellence, clusters, international organizations and associations , fostering collaborative and cooperation links .
C2TN operates a long list of own research facilities and equipment. In addition C2TN researchers can easily access other in Campus facilities, some of which are unique in the Country.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Always pursuing more and better advertisement, outreach and dissemination – by a proactive and effective attitude in the promotion of the Nuclear Sciences and Technologies