Welcome to HEIR 2018 !

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to welcome you to the 12th edition of the international Conference on Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides, HEIR 2018, from 8th to 11th October 2018. In an attempt to reach the outstanding interest of the previous editions, we will do our best to provide an opportunity to discuss the latest advances in all the fields of radionuclide incorporation, such as biokinetics and chemistry of radionuclides, dosimetry of incorporated radionuclides, radiation toxicology and biology, but also uses of radionuclides in medicine, either for therapy or for medical imaging. Focuses will be made through invited speakers who will challenge the current knowledge in specific topic areas.

The international scientific committee, composed of internationally recognized scientists will have a central role in the selection of oral and poster presentations and the organization of the scientific program to maintain the high scientific quality of the conference. The organizing committee wishes to warmly thank members of the scientific committee who already accept this challenge and this great deal of job.

The HEIR 2018 is jointly organized by IRSN and CEA, two of the leading institutions in Europe for research in radiation toxicology and more generally in radiation biology. This edition is hosted by IRSN in its new conference area, in the city of Fontenay aux roses, close to Paris (20 minutes from Paris by ground transports). No doubt that this conference area will be a part of the success of this 12th HEIR meeting!

On behalf of the organizing committee