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New Radiation Society ISoRED Begins 2021 with Webinar Series

, by DCEG Staff

Isored logo: International Society of Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry

The start of 2021 was busy for the International Society for Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry (ISoRED). Experts from the DCEG Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) presented “The Chernobyl Accident: Radiation and Health,” the first in a new webinar series, “Community Building in Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Research.” 

REB Chief Amy Berrington, D.Phil., opened the webinar with an overview of REB, including a focus on training opportunities, before introducing the featured speakers who presented on their research and collaborations: 

  • Konstantin Chizhov, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, “Application of random forest algorithm for dose reconstruction based on classification of clean-up workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident”
  • Elizabeth Cahoon, Ph.D., Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator, “Risk of thyroid cancer in Ukrainian cleanup workers following the Chernobyl accident”
  • Lindsay Morton, Ph.D., senior investigator, Deputy Chief, “Comprehensive molecular characterization of papillary thyroid cancer in relation to ionizing radiation dose following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident”

The webinar was recorded and will be available for a limited time on the ISoRED YouTube Channel. The series aims to support the society’s mission to bring together radiation researchers from around the world to discuss studies of ionizing radiation effects in humans, epidemiologic methodology and dosimetry; support capacity building and training for the next generation of epidemiologists, statisticians and dosimetrists; promote and facilitate international collaborations. Investigators from REB were instrumental in the genesis and leadership of the society.

Dr. Berrington was interviewed about her role in launching the society on the Physics World podcast, alongside Suman Shrestha of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Listen beginning at 23m50s. 

The next seminar, scheduled for April 29, 2021, will be moderated by Choonsik Lee, Ph.D., senior investigator, REB. Registration information is available on the ISoRED website.

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