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Greetings from President

This is Sung Hwan Kim, president of the
Korean Association for Radiation Protection (KARP).


Welcome to our website.
Founded in 1975, our Association is an academic organization representing Korea's radiation protection field, with about 2,000 members.

Our Association conducts academic activities related to the protection of people and the environment from radiation hazards that may arise from the use of nuclear power and radiation. In particular, in accordance with Article 1 of the Association's regulations, the purpose of our Association is to contribute to research and development related to radiation protection by promoting mutual cooperation and friendship among members, and to promote international exchange of academics and mutual cooperation with international organizations.

For this purpose, experts in various fields such as radiation dose assessment, radiation measurement, radiation environment, emergency response, radiation medicine, and epidemiology participate in academic activities. In particular, our Association is a worldwide well known society as a world standard where medical experts and engineering experts work together toward a high synergy effect.

Over the past 40 years, our Association has greatly improved in size and capacity. In addition, with the efforts of our former presidents and members, recently we have successfully held the International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP) Symposium 2015 and the International Congress of International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA15).

The 25th Board of Directors, including myself, will focus on the following tasks.

First, resetting operating system:

Two years ago, there was good changes in the Association's operating system, such as the Association's website, approval system, and online election system. But we felt that the one-year term of the board of directors including president was too short to do well in long-term point of view. So, we will change the term of the board of directors including president to two-years term, for the future of our society.

Second, supporting academic journal:

Recently, our Journal of Radiation Protection and Research (JRPR) was indexed by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), in 2022. Our JRPR is an internationally renowned academic journal based on cooperation with the Japanese and Australian societies (JHPS, ARPS). We will do our best to support the JRPR.

Third, adding depth in academic presentation:

We plan to add depth in academic oral or poster presentation. In annual meeting, the academic presentation is a kind of core activity. So, we will change session schedule for interest of the audience and chose good session chairpersons to give a good comment to presenter, especially young scientist. It is another way to support our young scientists.

Fourth, communicating with the public, based on scientific information:

We plan to communicate with the public, with open mind, at eye level and based on the scientific information. It is important to reduce the damage caused by excessive fear of radiation. To this end, a task force has been established in the Association, and based on this task force, as necessary, several activities such as workshop, consultation with residents, and media response will be carried out.

For the benefits of the Association, the 25th Board of Directors will work hard. We ask for your interest and cooperation from all members.
Thank you!

President, Korean Association for Radiation Protection (KARP).