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 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

09.00-16.00 UKNSF

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

09.00-16.00 IRMF

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