Welcoming Address
by the Conference Chairperson

Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure for us to welcome you to ConRad 2019, the 23rd Nuclear Medical Defense Conference, from May 13th to 16th 2019 in Munich. This unique conference is hosted by the Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology affiliated to the University of Ulm in Munich.

As in 2015 and 2017 there will be two key sessions introduced with a brief overview followed by several key lectures: The first one will give an update on “Latest developments in radiation preparedness”, a topic covering broad aspects from basic concepts of radiation protection to disaster medicine. A subject significant for military, as well as civilian stakeholders!

The second vivid key session named “Living in contaminated areas” will examine this issue from many different perspectives/angles, e.g. radiation protection regulations, comparisons with exposures in natural background areas, epidemiological risk assessments, decontamination of the ground and many more.

In the proven concept of this conference, further subjects comprise the presentation of new insights in radiation accident management as well as new research findings in radiation epidemiology, medicine, biology, physics and radiation protection. This event offers the particular opportunity to bring together a broad spectrum of German and international experts, civilian and military, as a forum for professional and multidisciplinary exchange of experience and expertise in this particular domain. Special attendance is attached to the fact that these aspects will be presented in a comprehensive form for a broader audience thus facilitating the idea of continuous education.

We invite you to attend this scientific, but also practice-oriented event, which offers plenty of opportunities for extensive discussions, to establish new contacts and to strengthen existing relationships after the oral presentations, during the poster sessions, while visiting the exhibition or at the social events.

We are certain that you will enjoy being in Munich, the capitol city of the Free State of Bavaria, for this exciting conference. We look forward to personally welcome you as a participant to this further key event dealing with radiation topics affecting all of us.



Colonel Prof Dr. Matthias Port
Chair, ConRad 2019
Director Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology
affiliated to the University of Ulm