vCARM is the latest in a series of conferences run by NPL for the nuclear metrology community, bringing together expertise from areas including nuclear medicine, the nuclear industry, manufacturers, radioanalytical laboratories and academia. The meeting is a great opportunity to keep up-to-date on progress in nuclear metrology sphere and to network with colleagues across a wide range of sectors.
The virtual Nuclear Medicine Metrology Meeting will hold daily sessions dedicated to recent advances in nuclear medicine and the underpinning measurement challenges. The topics include medical radiochemistry and production, development of standards, imaging, dosimetry and artificial intelligence.
vCARM will also include sessions on nuclear decay data, radiological characterisation, metrology for fusion and high energy neutron fields. A session will also be dedicated to current and future international metrology challenges with input from multiple NMI’s.
Triskem International will be running a virtual user group meeting on developments in radiochemical separation applications, and there will be a session dedicated to the development of a National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF) for next generation characterisation technologies. vCARM will also incorporate meetings of the Ionising Radiation Metrology Forum (IRMF) and the UK Nuclear Science Forum (UKNSF).
Draft agenda and timings are listed below. Please register for all the sessions you would like to attend at https://v-carm.eventbrite.co.uk. Links will be sent for each individual session before the conference begins.
A final agenda will be sent out to all delegates from 1st October.
Monday 23rd November
10.00-12.00 Carbon-14 Metrology
14.00-15.30 Medical Radiochemistry and Production
Tuesday 24th November
10.00-12.00 High Energy Neutron Fields
10.00-12.00 NNUF Exact Radiochemistry Working Group
13.00-17.00 Triskem User Group Meeting
14.00-15.30 Medical Standards and Nuclear Data
Wednesday 25th November
10.00-12.00 Advances in Nuclear Data
13.00-14.30 Nuclear Medicine Imaging
15.00-16.30 International Metrology
Thursday 26th November
10.00-12.00 Metrology for Fusion
10.00-12.00 Reference Material and PTE Development
14.00-15.30 Dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine
14.00-15.30 Radiological Characterisation
Friday 27th November
10.00-12.00 Radionuclide Measurement by Non-Radiometric Techniques
14.00-15.30 Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging and Dosimetry