14th Symposium on Microdosimetry
An Interdisciplinary Meeting on
Ionising Radiation Quality,
Cellular Effects and Their Consequences
for Low Level Risk Assessment
and Radiation Therapy
November 13-18, 2005
Venezia , Italy
The Symposium continues the series of thirteen successful editions and will provide a forum for scientists of different scientific disciplines for the exchange and discussion of recent scientific data and findings on relevant basic physical and biological mechanisms of radiation action and their consequences for risk assessment and for radiation therapy, including proton and carbon ion therapy.
Presentation and intensive interdisciplinary discussion of progress in radiation physics, radiation chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, oncology and epidemiology are expected.
Importance will also be given to reviewing the progress made in modelling the multi-step process of radiation induced cancer and its application to epidemiological data, in particular for the better quantification of low dose and low dose rate risk.
The Symposium will offer an occasion to discuss the current status of topical controversial phenomena, such as non-targeted and delayed effects, including radiation-induced bystander effects, genomic instability, adaptive response and low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity.
Emphasis will be laid on the recent technical developments in radiation detection and novel irradiation techniques, in particular to the current state of the microbeam technology for single cell irradiation and of its biological applications.
In order to maximize interdisciplinary communication and discussion the Symposium will be structured as Invited, Oral and Posters presentations.
To encourage the attendance of young scientists as well as researchers from less-favoured-Countries, specific awards are foreseen.