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The Gilbert W. Beebe Webinar – After BEIR VI and BEIR VII

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm EDT


The Gilbert W. Beebe Webinar – After BEIR VI and BEIR VII

Virtual Webinar Series | October 19-20, 12:00 – 2:00pm ET each day

The 2006 Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VII report is the latest in a series of reports published by the National Academies that examine radiation exposures and human health. BEIR VII utilized data from the atomic bomb survivors and from the occupational, medical, and environmental studies that were available at the time to develop models for calculating risks of radiogenic cancers in the U.S. population following low doses of radiation. The BEIR VII report did not cover radon exposure, which was reviewed in the earlier BEIR VI report published in 1999. Models and approaches recommended in the BEIR VI and BEIR VII reports and extensions and modifications to them have been foundational in the U.S. radiation protection system. Recognizing the need to periodically review available data and update models for calculating risks, the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies will host a two-day webinar on October 19 and 20, 2021. Each day will be limited to 2 hours of focused presentations and discussions starting at 12:00 (ET) each day. Attendees need to sign up for each day separately. You can review the draft agenda here.

On October 19, we will examine the question:

What do we know about cardiovascular effects at low doses of radiation?

Register Here for Oct 19

On October 20, we will examine the question:

What have we learned about radon risks since publication of the BEIR VI report?

Register Here for Oct 20

This meeting will be held entirely online. For comments and questions about the Gilbert W. Beebe Webinar Series, or suggestions for future topics, please contact Ourania (Rania) Kosti at okosti@nas.edu.


October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EDT
October 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm EDT


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
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