Unexplained findings from epidemiological studies in two different areas of radiation protection prompted the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) to intensify the research on the etiology of childhood leukemia: (i) the increased incidence of childhood leukemia near nuclear power plants and (ii) the consistently observed association of the risk for childhood leukemia with exposure to low-level low-frequency magnetic fields. For both findings, no plausible explanation exists according to the current knowledge of biological effects of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. On a nearly bi-annual basis, BfS - and varying partners - jointly organized five scientific meetings to discuss the knowns and unknowns and to define a long-term strategic research agenda towards a better understanding of the main causes of childhood leukemia. As a further follow-up the BfS is organizing a 6th international workshop that will be held in Freising (Munich) on November 20-23, 2019.
The Workshop will discuss current research results and future research directions, focusing on potential mechanisms of childhood leukemia development. In different sessions and two special sessions the following topics will be discussed:
The workshop is addressed to scientists, pediatricians, epidemiologists, biologists, radiation scientists and others, as well as to representatives of German, European and international institutions and stakeholders. Conference language is English.
We look forward to meeting you in Freising in November.
|Arndt Borkhardt||Jill A. McKay|
|Giovanni Cazzaniga||Pablo Menéndez|
|Terence Dwyer||Isidro Sanchez-Garcia|
|Ute Fischer||Joachim Schüz|
|Jianrong He||to be continued|
The workshop is conducted by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS)) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
21st October 2019
Abstract submission closes.
20th November 2019
Approx. 11 am | Begin of workshop
23rd November 2019
Approx. 2.30 pm | End of workshop