The Southern African Radiation Protection Association

serving the objectives and profession of radiation protection, in South Africa and the broader Southern African region.

COVID-19 message to SARPA Members

We trust this message find you and your family well, and in good health!

Following the declaration of the pandemic on the 11th of March 2020 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the subsequent national lockdown in our country since the 26th of March 2020 to date, we have witnessed an increase of viral infections and sadly, an increase in the number of deaths as well.

The health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. It is with this regard and in conformation to the lockdown regulations, that SARPA Executive has placed on hold many of the activities that may bring together a large number of our members such as workshops, meetings, etc., that were lined up for the year. We will in due course communicate resumption of the activities when it is safe to do so.

 Attached please find the full SARPA Exec Covid-19 Message to Members.

Stay safe!
Yours sincerely
SARPA executive

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The International Congress Organizing Committee of IRPA15 has decided to postpone IRPA15, originally scheduled for May 11-15, 2020, due to concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus. 

The postponed date is 18-22 January 2021 and the deadline for registration and abstract submission will also be postponed accordingly.

The key schedule is as follows, so please see the dates below.

  • Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 August 2020
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30 November 2020
  • Early Registration Deadline: 16 October 2020
  • Standard Registration Deadline: 31 December 2020

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the IRPA15 secretariat’s office, and additional detailed information will be provided by email to all registrants and abstract submitters separately.

E-mail: General Information 
Scientific Programme 

The South African Radiation community is represented by two associations, namely Southern African Radiation Protection Association (SARPA) and the South African Radiation Protection Society (SARPS). These two associations form a body called the South African Radiation Protection Coordinating Body (SARPCOB) which is the International Radiation Protection (IRPA) affiliated body for South Africa.

SARPA was established in September 1997 as an independent association to serve the objectives and profession of radiation protection, not only in South Africa, but also in the broader Southern African region.

The interest of SARPA is currently being served by a annually elected executive committee consisting of 160 corporate members and 15 institutional members.

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