SCK CEN Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Brussels, Belgium

Workshop: 12-14 May 2015
Registration and Reception: 11 May 2015 

The working language will be English

Point of Contact
Ms. Elena Fazilova
Training Assistant, IDC/CBT
Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6258
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973


The Workshop on the Signatures of Medical and Industrial Isotope Production (WOSMIP V) brings together experts from the treaty monitoring and isotope production communities to explore means to mitigate the effects of emissions from 99Mo facilities without impacting production.  


  • Introductory session - goals of the work, description of the problem, review of pat activities;
  • Detection of emissions or events or effluents (includes remote detection, stack monitoring, and local measurements);
  • Recent and planned activities at isotope production facilities;
  • Trends in Chemistry and abatement;
  • Review of on-going research and development in abatement technologies;

          New topics for 2015

  • Review of stack monitoring data sharing modalities;
  • Atmospheric transport modelling challenge.

Participants Profile
Attendance at previous WOSMIP workshops is not a prerequisite for attendance in 2015. We request experts from organizations that are familiar with the medical isotope emission issues and/or experts in monitoring and processing of 99Mo medical isotope production facilities. As the emissions are not of a health and safety concern, the workshop does not involve discussions related to regulatory matters.

Application Procedure and Deadline 
Applicants are requested to visit our website and apply online latest by 5 February 2015.

Financial support may be available to a limited number of participants. Such assistance must be requested at the time of registration (by selecting the relevant box during online registration) and no later than 5 February 2015. Financial support will be considered only for those who have submitted an abstract that will be accepted. Participants are strongly encouraged to first seek travel and participation funds from non-CTBTO sources.

States Signatories wishing to nominate experts are requested to inform the Provisional Technical Secretariat (see point of Contact) through their respective Permanent Mission by the mentioned deadline for registration.


Abstract submission
Applicants are invited to submit an abstract relevant to the objectives of the Workshop via the registration website before the registration deadline (5 February 2015). Applicants will be prompted to select a preference, either poster or an oral presentation.


Financial Information
Applicable to PTS-funded participants only
In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the following:

  • A Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) that is sufficient to cover the related expenses during the workshop programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover the costs for the accommodation and workshop participants will receive their remaining DSA upon arrival; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the workshop.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies.


Other pertinent information
Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an acceptance Note Verbale from the Provisional Technical Secretariat, in order to ensure timely processing. The Provisional Technical Secretariat will provide personal invitations to visa applicants.

Health/Accident Insurance
It is strongly recommended that prior to departure all participants should acquire health and accident insurance for the duration of the workshop.