Welcoming Address by the Conference Chairperson

Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure for us to welcome you to ConRad 2023, the 25th Nuclear Medical Defense Conference, from May 08th to 11th 2023 in Munich. This unique conference is hosted by the Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology affiliated to the University of Ulm in Munich.

ConRad 2023 will place special emphasis on two topics highlighted in separate key sessions next to in-depth views into several fields portrayed in key lectures. The first key session “Medical impacts of the use of nuclear weapons and countermeasures will discuss the impacts after the insertion of nuclear weapons as well as the possibilities of suitable countermeasures. The session will refer to threat scenarios as they are currently brought into close proximity by international conflicts.

In the second key session “Internal radiation by radionuclides of emergencies and therapies” we would like to provide a platform for mutual exchange on previous scenarios, discuss the decisive lessons learned and reevaluate acquired knowledge on the basis of new approaches and recent scientific findings.

In the proven concept of this conference, further subjects comprise the presentation of new insights 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.

Additional information concerning virtual attendance will be provided in the further course on our conference website.

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 and during the poster sessions.

We look forward to welcome you as a participant to this further key event dealing with radiation topics affecting all of us.


Colonel (MC) Prof. Dr. Matthias Port
Chair, ConRad 2023
Director Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology
affiliated to the University of Ulm