TORONTO – May 12 , 2021 –The Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) and the Local Organizing Committee of the 11th International Conference on Isotopes (11ICI) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to co-promote and support the conference’s success in 2022.
The 11ICI will be hosted by Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation in partnership with University of Saskatchewan and Tourism Saskatoon, and will build on past conferences by continuing a multi-faceted interdisciplinary exchange between the developers and producers of isotopes, experts and users of isotopes in medicine, industry, agriculture, national security and other fields. The 11th ICI will take place from June 19-23, 2022, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
ICI conferences have been held since 1995, recently every two years. They are organized by the World Council on Isotopes (WCI) and a participating organization to highlight the importance of nuclear science, medicine, and technology in advancing human health and protection of the environment.
The MOU between the CNIC and Local Organizing Committee (LOC) establishes several areas of collaboration for the 11th ICI including:
- To showcase and promote the use of isotopes and the importance of the nuclear sciences in Canada at 11ICI.
- Engage governmental leaders and legislators about possible speaking and briefing sessions at the 11ICI.
- Share 11ICI promotional materials and cross-promote each party’s communications efforts about 11ICI.
- Collaborate on the identification, planning and outreach to attract and secure sponsors and exhibitors, renowned speakers, and conference delegates to actively participate in the 11ICI, encouraging representation across the Canadian isotope ecosystem.
- Provide the CNIC and its member companies opportunities to speak and present during the conference, and several other areas.
“Canada has a unique position that is recognized internationally,” said James Scongack, Chair of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council. “It is the world’s largest supplier of several isotopes, it is renowned around the world for developing new applications, and it hosts all of its supply chain partners within its borders within a long tradition in supply chain collaboration, which is why having this conference here now couldn’t come at a better time.
“From treating cancers and other diseases, to the sterilization of single-use medical devices, medical isotopes save lives every day and protect health care workers around the world. This conference is the chance to showcase the considerable efforts of Canadian companies and demonstrate to our international partners Canada’s continued leadership. This historic MOU is a huge step forward for the CNIC and a great opportunity for Canada and this industry to show its true value.”
“The CNIC and the LOC are committed to making the 11thICI the best conference to date,” said Dr. Lidia Matei and Professor Chary Rangacharyulu, co-chairs of the 11ICI. “With the formal signing of this MOU we embark on the exciting process of demonstrating Canada’s isotope leadership and welcoming leaders from across the globe. The collective knowledge and expertise between the CNIC members and our LOC truly encompasses the leaders of the Canadian isotope sector and that collective strength will deliver a world class event.”
The collaboration between the two organizations is well underway. Over the next year, the groups will leverage their collective strengths to establish a best-in-class conference, bringing the world’s best and brightest.
To learn more about the conference and sign up for announcements visit the website.
About The Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council
The CNIC is a coalition of science, health care and nuclear sector organizations to ensure Canada remains a world leader in the production of life-saving isotopes by bringing awareness and supporting long-term policies at the domestic and international level that will save countless lives and support health-care innovation for decades to come. To learn more about the CNIC visit www.CanadianIsotopes.ca and follow us on, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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Strategist, Government and Stakeholder Relations – Corporate Affairs
Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council
About the 11th International Conference on Isotopes
11ICI hosted by Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (the Fedoruk Centre) in partnership with University of Saskatchewan and Tourism Saskatoon, will build on past conferences by continuing a multifaceted interdisciplinary exchange between the developers and producers of isotopes and apply isotopes in medicine, industry, agriculture, national security and other fields. To register visit www.11ici.org and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates.
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11ICI Conference Manager
Atrium Bldg 303-111 Research Drive,
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2