THE country will hold Third Philippine Nuclear Congress (PNC) that will gather representatives from the agricultural, industrial, medical, the government and academic sectors from December 7 to 9 in Manila. The nuclear congress will assess the state of nuclear science and technology and its contributions to national development. The third PNC will focus on the theme “Meeting Challenges through Nuclear Science and Technology for Sustainable Growth.”
Organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute and other partner agencies, the PNC is a multisectoral forum for reviewing the global, regional and national scenarios in nuclear science applications for technological development and inclusive growth. It also aims to expand the participation of the different sectors to establish stronger linkages with the collaborating institutions and individuals. During the three-day event, experts in the nuclear field will present and discuss applications in food and agriculture; health and medicine; industry; and the environment; as well as current developments in nuclear safety, security and safeguards.
Exhibits by scientific societies, government agencies, and members of the academic and research sectors will be featured, along with posters from selected contributors.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano will be the keynote speaker. Amano visited the Philippines in January 2015 as part of his tour of the IAEA member-states in Southeast Asia. He cited the country’s efforts not only in advancing the uses of nuclear science and technology but also in contributing to the development of the nuclear field in our neighboring countries.
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