Regional Workshop on Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare
February 20-21, 2019, San Diego, CA
The Workshop was jointly organized by the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), World Health Organization (WHO), International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This was the 6th in series of similar workshops. It was held in conjunction with midyear meeting of the Health Physics Society.
Dr. Rehani was invited to give keynote lecture on “Radiation Safety Culture: What, why, when and how?”
There were around 50 participants mostly radiation safety officers. In keeping with previous workshops, a representative of patient through Patient for Patient Safety program of WHO was invited. Dr. Rehani also was a panelist in the panel discussion on deliberation of joint document of cooperating organizations that is under preparation and will be published by WHO. Dr. Rehani also made a presentation on IOMP’s role in the session on Stakeholders point of view session and chaired a breakout group. This event filled the gap for the North America as previous events were held in other parts of the world as: Latin America (Buenos Aires), Geneva (Europe), Stellenbosch (South Africa), Qatar (Middle East), Putrajaya (Asia).