16-17 September 2019
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Ltd. (Necsa)
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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“IMAGING WITH RADIATION” : 4th South African Biennial Conference

NEW:
Second announcement & GUEST SPEAKER
Preliminary program


OPEN :
ABSTRACTS: From 1 March 2019 -  1 July 2019

REGISTRATION: From 1 March 2019 -  1 Aug 2019


We are delighted to announce that the 4th conference in a series of biennial events of this nature, IMAGING WITH RADIATION (IMGRAD-4), to be held in September 2019 follow the previous meetings held at Necsa (2013), SUN (2015) and WITS (2017). has been scheduled by the responsible head instrument scientists of the Micro-focus –X-ray CT instruments at Necsa, WITS and University of Stellenbosch. These 3 systems were sponsored by the DST-NRF and came into operation as from July 2011. This conference series is the only one of its kind to be held in South Africa. 

The overall aim of the organizers of IMGRAD-4 is to bring researchers, post graduate students and postdoctoral  fellows together to share information and experiences, build new collaborative networks and to strengthen existing relationships between national and international partners in radiography and tomography related research (non-medical) using micro-focus X-rays, Gamma-Rays and neutrons as penetrating radiation.

FORMAT:
2 DAY CONFERENCE (Unlimited attendance)

We look forward to your active participation from 16th to 17th September 2019 through oral or poster presentations on your work with using penetrating radiation (X-rays, neutrons and gamma–rays) applications in imaging (radiography and tomography). Adequate time will be allocated for poster presentations as quite a number of poster presentations (Posters presented at open days at HEI’s are welcome) are expected.


PUBLICATION IN SA J. of SCIENCE:
The opportunity to publish peer reviewed papers in the South African Journal of Science through attending and participating in IMGRAD-4 is also recommended – your option to do so can be made during the ABSTRACT submission stage.

Included within the conference scientific activities is a visit to the micro-focus X-ray (MIXRAD) tomography facility as well as to the SAFARI-1 nuclear research reactor located 40km west of Pretoria.

SPONSORSHIPS:
If you or your company are interested in any of the options for sponsorship, please contact the CHAIRMAN directly.

NECSA ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
Chairman: Dr. Frikkie de Beer     012 305 5258     frikkie.debeer@necsa.co.za
Mr. Kobus Hoffman
Mr. Robert Nshimirimana
Mr. Lunga Bam


Starts 16 Sep 2019 08:00
Ends 17 Sep 2019 18:00
Africa/Johannesburg
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Ltd. (Necsa)
Necsa Visitor Center (NVC)
Elias Motsoaledi Street Extension (Church Street West) R104 Pelindaba, Madibeng Municipality, North West Province, 0240
PLENARY & GALA DINNER GUEST SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dr Kit Vaughan.
- Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town
- Extraordinary Professor in Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.
- Biographer: Imagining the Elephant: A Biography of Allan MacLeod Cormack. Dr Allan Cormack is the Nobel Prize winner for Medicine in 1979 for the invention of the CAT scanner.