It is my privilege and great pleasure as Convenor on behalf of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society to invite you to the 5th Asian and Oceanic IRPA Regional Congress on Radiation Protection – AOCRP5- in Melbourne, Australia during 20 – 23 May 2018. AOCRP5 follows on from extremely successful previous Asian and Oceanic Association for Radiation Protection Congresses in Seoul (2002), Beijing (2006), Tokyo (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2014). This Congress will be the IRPA regional meeting for 2018 in the Asia-Pacific Region and offers the opportunity to meet and discuss radiation safety matters in all areas of application of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Radiation safety professionals face continuing challenges with evolving standards, increased proliferation of complex radiation technologies, such as medical sector radiation applications, in an environment of tight resources and increased regulatory scrutiny. The 2018 IRPA Regional Congress will offer the opportunity for face to face discussion in all areas of our profession.

I am calling for abstracts and papers to develop a first-rate programme for this Congress established by AOARP member society experts in radiation safety. Let’s find the key and emerging issues and discuss them at the Congress in Melbourne in May 2018.

A/Prof. Brad Cassels
President, ARPS


4 December 2017 Call for Abstracts Closed
15 December 2017 Standard Registrations Rates Available
15 January 2018 Author Notification
18 April 2018 Late Registration Rates Available
20 May 2018 Welcome Reception
21 May 2018 Congress Sessions Commences
21 May 2018 Trade Exhibition Commences
23 May 2018 Gala Dinner

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The Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) is honoured to announce that the Fifth Asian and Oceanic IRPA Regional Congress on Radiation Protection (AOCRP-5) will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 20-23 May 2018.
AOCRP-5 will provide a welcoming scientific platform for dedicated professionals to exchange information, knowledge and experiences in the field of radiation protection and nuclear safety.


  • 3 days of scientific presentations
  • IRPA Associate Societies Forum
  • 2 social events
  • Trade Exhibition
  • Refresher Courses
  • Young Persons Award

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Refresher Courses

A variety of refresher course across a number of disciplines are on offer during AOCRP-5.

Refresher courses will be held prior to the opening plenary session each day of the congress.

  • Proton Bean Therapy (PBT)
  • Fukashima Update
  • Non-Ionising Radiation
  • Low Dose Radiation Biology
  • Plus many more…
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Latest News

Early Bird Registration closing soon….be sure to register before 15 December 2017.

About the Conference

  • 3 days of Informative Scientific Presentations
  • Social Functions
  • Trade Exhibition
  • Refresher Courses
  • Post Conference Technical Tours
  • Award Ceremony

….Plus lots of networking opportunities with fellow colleagues and peers who share the same passion

Did you Know?

Radiation is a part of our everyday lives and we are always exposed to small levels of radiation…

Who Should Attend AOCRP-5?

The AOCRP-5 Congress is designed for people working in the all areas of Radiation Protection including:

  • Education & Training
  • Medical Physics
  • Radiation Safety
  • Nuclear Services
  • Instrumentation
  • Scientific Officers
  • Scientific Research
  • Health Science
  • Students


About the Location

Melbourne’s charm is characterised by its enchanting laneways, stunning waterfront precincts and trendy neighbourhoods, and provides an endless choice of shopping hot spots and culturally-diverse, award-winning restaurants, cafés and bars in weird and wonderful locations. There are plenty of things to do in Melbourne. Easily navigated on foot, the city’s confidence and success are infectious; whether closing a deal or relaxing with colleagues and new friends, Melbourne is the perfect destination.