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NUCLEAR IN SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

In the century or so since the start of nuclear science, we’ve made many useful discoveries. Nuclear medicine covers diagnosing diseases, treating patients with cancer and sterilizing gowns, gloves, masks, syringes and implants. What are the next exciting frontiers? Find out during a panel presentation on February 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 at CNA2020.

As the Technical and Business Director for Medical Isotopes at Kinectrics, Travis Besanger is responsible for building a strong value chain for Kinectrics’s products and for establishing a state-of-the-art isotope processing centre at the company’s Teeswater, Ontario, location. Before joining Kinectrics in 2019, he had 13 years of experience in the radiopharmaceutical industry. Most of that was at the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization, where he led commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals and medical isotope products.

Image of Thomas R. Burnett is Vice-President and General Manager of BWXT Isotope Technology Group (ITG) Canada. He is responsible for all aspects in the establishment and direction of the BWXT ITG Canada operation. Before joining BWXT in 2017, Burnett had varying levels of responsibility in the nuclear medicine industry related to marketing. He has worked in sales, general management and consulting at Nordion, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ernst & Young and Merck Frosst.

Image of Karen MossmanKaren Mossman is the Associate Vice-President of Research at McMaster University. Mossman joined McMaster in 2001 with a research focus on understanding the interactions between viruses and their hosts, both in normal healthy cells and in cancer cells. The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine Professor’s goal is to develop novel therapy approaches for emerging viral infections and cancer. She also serves as Chair of the Board of the McMaster Innovation Park.

Find the complete CNA2020 schedule at https://cna.ca/cna2020/program/.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA2020 Sponsor Spotlight: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Association is proud to shine a spotlight on each of its CNA2020 Gold-level sponsors, which includes the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

The CNSC was established in 2000 under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. It reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources. The CNSC replaced the Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), which was founded in 1946.

The CNSC regulates the development, production, possession, use and transportation of nuclear energy, materials and equipment to protect health, safety, security and the environment. It enforces Canada’s international commitments to control the development, production, transportation and use of nuclear energy and materials, including measures related to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. The CNSC’s mandate is also to share objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public about its activities and on the effects on the environment; on the health and safety of people; and on the development, production, possession, transport and use of nuclear substances.

The CNSC makes independent, fair and transparent decisions on licensing nuclear-related activities. The commission has up to seven appointed permanent members. Their decisions are supported by more than 800 employees. They are a diverse team of highly skilled nuclear professionals, including scientists, engineers, corporate professionals, new graduates and students. These employees review applications for licences according to regulatory requirements, make recommendations to the commission, and enforce compliance with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, regulations and any licence conditions imposed by the commission.

At CNA2020, you can find the CNSC at Booth 108.

You can still register for the conference at https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY

When the era of nuclear energy began more than 50 years ago, Westinghouse Electric Company was there. Today, Westinghouse is the leading global supplier of safe and innovative energy solutions. They provide customers around the world with reliable and dependable nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel, plant automation and operating plant products and services for energy providers. Westinghouse is driven by their powerful history and experience, ground-breaking ideas, focus on safety and sustainability, and their strong team of about 9,000 employees worldwide.

Westinghouse recently acquired Rolls-Royce’s Civil Nuclear Systems and Services business in North America and in select sites in Europe. This is in addition to the acquisition of NA Engineering Associates, which was completed in mid-2019. Both acquisitions represent a strategic investment in expanding the company’s nuclear products and services offerings while growing its presence in Canada.

Through these transactions, Westinghouse is further optimizing customer planning and maintenance, and providing innovative systems and services to maximize performance, cost-effectiveness and support life extension of the nuclear plants worldwide.

Westinghouse is the Gold-level sponsor of the CNA2020 mobile app. Visit them at Booth 106.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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IEA’S FATIH BIROL TO SPEAK AT CNA2020

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IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol

Part of the stellar lineup at CNA2020 will be International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol.

On Thursday, February 27, Birol will take the main stage at 09:00. That’s after federal Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan and before World Association of Nuclear Operations Chairman Tim Mitchell and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission President Rumina Velshi.

Before becoming executive director in 2015, Birol served for nine years as the IEA’s chief economist and director of Global Energy Economics in Paris. He began his second four-year term as executive director in September 2019.

Under his leadership, the IEA embarked on its first comprehensive modernization program since its creation in 1974.

Last year, the IEA released its landmark fuel report Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System during the Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver. The report is the IEA’s first to address nuclear power in nearly 20 years. According to the report, “With nuclear power facing an uncertain future in many countries, the world risks a steep decline in its use in advanced economies that could result in billions of tonnes of additional carbon emissions.”

Birol is also responsible for the IEA’s flagship report World Energy Outlook 2019. It is recognized as the most authoritative source for strategic analysis of global energy markets. “It explains the impact of today’s decisions on tomorrow’s energy systems, and describes a pathway that enables the world to meet climate, energy access and air quality goals while maintaining a strong focus on the reliability and affordability of energy for a growing global population.”

Don’t miss out on this presenter as he takes part in the CNA’s conference for a second year in a row. To register for CNA2020, please visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA2020 Sponsor Spotlight: Tetra Tech

Need to stay connected with family and the office while attending CNA2020 in Ottawa? You can thank Gold-level sponsor Tetra Tech for supporting the Internet Cafes in the trade show area.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. It is a full-service company with a global reach in the areas of water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy and international development. The company supports governmental and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions.

Based in Pasadena, California, Tetra Tech has 450 offices worldwide — including 42 in Canada, from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia and Yukon. With 20,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle. It has the global presence and resources to complete today’s most demanding projects.

Since 1966, Tetra Tech has been Leading with Science to address its clients’ most complex needs. Its mission is to be the premier worldwide consulting and engineering firm.

At CNA2020, you can find Tetra Tech at Booth 110, next to one of the two Internet Cafes. Look for the Wi-Fi symbol on the conference floor plan to see where.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.

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CNA Sponsor Spotlight: Power Workers’ Union

The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) is a proud Canadian union and the largest in Ontario’s electricity sector. The PWU has been representing skilled workers in the energy sector for more than 75 years. These men and women have delivered decades of safe, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity to Ontario homes and businesses.

One of Canada’s most flexible, democratic and progressive unions, the PWU is a knowledgeable and experienced player in the energy sector. It has a proven track record of strong union representation and bargaining quality collective agreements with excellent pay rates, job security provisions, working conditions, pensions and benefits ― without work stoppages.

The PWU represents more than 15,000 people — about 70 per cent of the unionized electricity workers in the province. The membership is represented through more than 50 collective agreements.

The PWU is the Gold-level sponsor of the conference bag.

To register for the conference, visit https://cna.ca/cna2020/registration/.