About the Conference

ANS Global 2013 audience memberWelcome to the 8th International Conference on Isotopes (8ICI) and Expo, hosted by the American Nuclear Society!

For the first time since 1995, when the first ICI was held, the United States will host specialists from around the world—nuclear and medical physicists, radiochemists, engineers, material scientists, physicians, health physicists and others—as well as national and international leaders from business, industry and government at the 8th ICI. For four days, the world’s expertise in isotopes will come together in Chicago, Illinois, the third-largest metropolis in the nation, to discuss current and future research in the field.

Interdisciplinary Exchange — Exploring All Aspects of Research, Production and Application

ANS conference poster sessionICI conferences are a rare opportunity for isotope researchers, developers and producers to come together in one place to share the uses of safe and environmentally sound isotope technologies.

8ICI expects to have more than 300 scientific/technical presentations in plenary, parallel and poster sessions. Panel and discussion sessions will bring together the business, scientific and technical interests of exhibitors and participants, and include leaders in the global isotope market, representatives of government ministries and agencies, and members of the international business community. Discussions will examine trends in isotope production, applications of isotope products, and the roles of government and business, and will provide international insights into commercializing isotope production. A special forum with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Allison Macfarlane and other senior regulators will address the issue of balancing the safety and security of isotope supply with the need to ensure public well-being.

8ICI Expo Will Reflect the Global Isotope Community

7ICI conference attendeesAs a complement to the conference's scientific and technical program, an exhibition will be held with exhibits that address isotope production, distribution devices, applications and measurements. These exhibits are expected to range from high-flux reactors, heavy-ion accelerators over desktop cyclotrons and medical devices, to miniature and nanoscale power sources.

Academic, government, educational and other institutions essential to the field will also present exhibits. These are expected to represent national academic curricula and public education training programs, the international nuclear field, and efforts by economic organizations to assure safety and the reliable supply of critical medical isotopes.

8ICI Continues Nearly Two Decades of International Cooperation and Multifaceted Exchange

7ICI panelHosted by the American Nuclear Society, the 8th ICI will continue the goal of multifaceted interdisciplinary exchange established at previous conferences. Supporting organizations include the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA); the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) ; and the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Accelerator Applications, Biology & Medicine, and Isotope & Irradiation divisions.