SPERA 2018: Bringing Environmental Radioactivity Research to Western Australia
The 15th biennial conference of the South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association (SPERA) will be held 6–9 November 2018 in Perth, Western Australia. SPERA meetings are an invaluable venue for scientific exchange amongst those that work on environmental radioactivity, open to all professionals, researchers and students.
The program will cover all aspects of environmental radioactivity, ranging from advances in methods, new research in radioecology and work being conducted on emergency preparedness and in contaminated sites. We aim to have as many oral presentations as possible in the various sessions, as well as a large selection of posters that shall boost debate and discussion amongst attendees. This will be complemented by several exciting talks by invited speakers and by a one-day workshop on Radiotracers in the Environment, co-organised with the RACI Radiochemistry Division.
The conference will take place at The University of Western Australia. This is located 5 minutes from Perth CBD and is positioned alongside Perth's iconic Swan River.
SPERA 2018 Keynote speakers:
- Andreas Bollhöfer, Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, Germany
- Keiko Tagami, Research Center for Radiation Protection, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan
- Stephen Tims, Australian National University, Australia
- Mike Wood, University of Salford, UK
Abstract deadline: extended until June 30th
Early Bird deadline: 16th July
Notification of abstract: extended 13th July
Deadline for author registration: 6th August
Registrations are available for the full conference, single days or workshop only.
Student registration is available.
Call for Abstracts - Abstract deadline: 8th June 2018
Abstract submissions are welcomed during the registration process.
Details on the call for abstract can be found on the conference website via the following link
Tuesday, 6th November: Pre-conference workshop - RACI Radiochemistry Division
Wednesday, 7th November: Conference Day 1
Thursday, 8th November: Conference Day 2
Friday, 9th November: Conference Day 3
SPERA 2018 Organising Committee
Prof. Pere Masque. Edith Cowan University
Dr. Viena Puigcorbé. Edith Cowan University
Ms. Gloria Salgado. Edith Cowan University
Dr. Sandra Sdraulig. Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Mr. Peter Medley. Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist
Prof. Ian McArthur. The University of Western Australia