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Competences for medical applications of nuclear science

The JRC is organizing an Experts & Stakeholders Workshop on competences and skills needed for medical applications of nuclear science to take place at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre site in Petten, The Netherlands.

This is the 2nd workshop organized in the follow up of the European High Level Nuclear Round Table on medical applications, hosted by former EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. The workshop aims to focus on the necessary nuclear competences and skills to ensure the sustainability of medical applications of nuclear science in Europe.

How to register

Should you be interested in participating, please contact the JRC-02-MEETINGSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (subject: Workshop%20%22Competences%20for%20medical%20applications%20of%20nuclear%20science%22%20-%20JRC%20Petten) (meeting assistants) for further information and details on the registration procedure. Upon registering, you will also be asked to indicate whether you wish to attend on-site in Petten or remotely via Webex.

  • medical research | cancer | nuclear research
  • Tuesday 24 October 2023, 08:30 - 17:45 (CEST)
  • Petten, Netherlands


  1. 24 Oct 2023, 08:30 - 09:30 (CEST)
    Arrival at the Joint Research Centre // Registration & Coffee
  2. 09:30 - 09:50 (CEST)
    Welcome and Introduction

    Mr Bernard Magenhann, Deputy Director General, JRC

    Ms Csilla Pesznyak, President of ENEN

    Mr Joaquin Pedro Sanchez Sanz, Director scientific and technical coordination, CIEMAT

    Ms Marieke van Dok, Director Medical Isotopes, Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

  3. 09:50 - 11:10 (CEST)
    Topical session 1 – Overview of the state of play for nuclear competences in the EU

    Moderator: Ulla Engelmann (Director, Directorate Nuclear safety and security, JRC)

    09:50-10:10         Mr Philippe Montarnal, nuclear attaché at the Permanent Representation of France to the EU

    10:10-10:30         Mr Leon Cizelj, Division Head Scientific Councilor at Jozef Stefan Institute and Professor at the University of Ljubljana

    10:30-10:50         Ms Antonella di Trapani, Senior Analyst for Education, Outreach and Knowledge Management and Head of the NEST and Global                                        Forum Secretariats, OECD-NEA

    10:50-11:10         Mr Michel Koole, Scientific Liaison Officer at EANM

    11:10-11:40         Coffee break & Group photo

  4. 11:40 - 13:00 (CEST)
    Topical session 2 – Competences needed for the safe and efficient use of medical applications of nuclear technologies

    Moderator: Gabriel Pavel (Executive Director, ENEN)

    11:40-12:00         Mr Herman van der Lugt, CRO of NRG/Pallas

    12:00-12:20         Ms Renata Madru, Member of EFOMP projects committee

    12:20-12:40         Ms Odile Jaume, CEO of ICPO

    12:40-13:00         Mr Jean-Christophe Gariel, Deputy Director General at IRSN, in charge of Health and Environment 

  5. 13:00 - 15:00 (CEST)
    Buffet lunch

    13:00-15:00   Buffet lunch

    14.00-15:00     (Tour of the HFR spare reactor vessel will be organised for participants on site)

  6. 15:00 - 16:15 (CEST)
    Panel Discussion – Challenges to ensuring and developing the necessary competences for the medical applications of nuclear science

    Moderator: Margarida Goulart (Head of Unit, JRC)


    15:00-15:25         Short presentations from panellists on their main recommendations in the topic

                                Mr Brian Guldbaek Eriksen, Coordinator of EHRO-N, JRC

                                Mr Graciano Paulo, Professor at the Polytechnic University of Coimbra and Work Package Leader in EURAMED Rocc-N-Roll project

                                Mr Christophe Deroose, Professor at KU Leuven

                                Mr Mark Arntzenius, Process engineer at NRG

                                Ms Anouk Lafortune, DG EAC

    15:25 -16:15       Q&A and discussion of the recommendations

  7. 16:15 - 16:35 (CEST)
    Wrap-up & Conclusions

    Mr Bernard Magenhann, Deputy Director General, JRC

    Ms Csilla Pesznyak, President of ENEN

Practical information

Tuesday 24 October 2023, 08:30 - 17:45 (CEST)
Joint Research Centre
Petten, Netherlands