It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 6th NCS lustrum in Leiden, October the 5th 2012. On September the 3rd, 1982, the Nederlandse Commissie voor stralingsdosimetrie (NCS, Netherlands Commission on Radiation Dosimetry) was established, aiming to promote appropriate use of dosimetry of ionizing radiation, both for scientific and clinical purposes. Over the last thirty years, the NCS has published 21 reports, mostly concerning dosimetry in medicine. These reports have been highly appreciated in the field of radiation dosimetry in Belgium and the Netherlands, but also further abroad. The Board of the NCS aims to keep its reports up to date and relevant for professional users. Apart from these activities, the NCS has revitalized the NCS platform to discuss practical aspects of the implementation of European law and regulations in clinical practice with the Dutch government. This is exactly where the NCS stands for: practical guidelines that can be used by professionals, carefully weighing the balance between accuracy and precision on the one hand and time, money and effort on the other. Keeping in mind that this balance remains important, the subject of today’s symposium is “Radiation dosimetry: balance between safety and cure”. To broaden our horizons, we spiced up the theme with topics that may not be within the realm of most professional’s daily experience.I wish you all a pleasant and stimulating day.
On behalf of the Board of the NCS,
Jeroen van de Kamer