Unfortunately we have to announce:
Due to the deteriorated financial situation of Necsa as a State Owned Company (SOC) over the past number of years, all the operational expenses are frozen for the current financial year as from immediate effect (29 July 2019) and thus have a direct impact on Necsa hosting the 4th IMGRAD conference.
Please await a furhter announcement in this regard in a personal email to all already registered attendees soon.
All payments will be reimbursed.
Please do not register
Please do not pay your invoices received.
Please do not book any flights.
Please do not book any accommodation.
An announcement of the 4th IMGRAD conference in ~ April 2020 will be made soon.
FRIKKIE DE BEER
“IMAGING WITH RADIATION” : 4th South African Biennial Conference
Second announcement & GUEST SPEAKER
ABSTRACTS: From 1 March 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
REGISTRATION: From 1 March 2019 - 1 Sept 2019
Notification of Abstract/Poster: 23 Aug 2019
Full Program: 1 Sept 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Mr. Kobus Hoffman
Mr. Robert Nshimirimana
Mr. Lunga Bam
Dr Kit Vaughan.
- 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.