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Greetings from President

This is Chan Hyeong 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 society 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 and the International Congress of International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA15).

The 24th Board of Directors, including myself, will focus on the following tasks.

First, settlement of new operating system:

Recently, there have been many changes in the Association's operating system, such as the Association's website, approval system, and online election system. We will do our best to ensure that the new operating system established by the previous 23rd president and Board of Directors is well settled down. We will lay the sound foundation for becoming one of the major academic societies in the future, looking forward to the next 50 or 100 years.

Second, internationalization of academic journal:

We will do our best to make our journal (JRPR) an internationally renowned academic journal based on cooperation with the Japanese and Australian societies (JHPS, ARPS). For your reference, our journal has been registered in SCOPUS, and the procedures for registration in SCIE are currently underway. We ask for your interest and strong support.

Third, fostering young scientists:

We plan to actively support our young scientists so that they can actively engage in international activities and develop their competencies. To this end, the 'Director for Young Scientists' has been appointed in the Board of Directors this year, and a system for supporting young scientists will be established, starting with reorganizing the regulations related to the young scientist.

Fourth, providing accurate radiological information to the public:

By accurately conveying information about radiation to the public, we plan 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 24th 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).