CNSC Guest Speakers 2017

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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) hosts guest speakers on topics of interest to CNSC staff. These sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year. The Guest Speaker Series is open to all CNSC staff and members of the public.

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February 22, 2017

Mr. Bruce Campbell: Mr. Bruce Campbell: Have the Lessons of the Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster Been Learned?

Mr. Campbell’s presentation, “Have the Lessons of the Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster Been Learned?” focused on whether the Lac-Mégantic disaster led to fundamental improvements in the regulation of the transportation system. He also compared the Lac-Mégantic and Fukushima disasters and examined the Canadian justice system’s ability to deal with the consequences of major disasters. While some improvements have been made, Mr. Campbell argues that much remains to be done.

January 27, 2017

Dr. Alexandre (Sandy) McEwan: Medical Isotopes in Patient Care – Past, Present and Future

Dr. McEwan's presentation titled "Medical Isotopes in Patient Care – Past, Present and Future", focused on the therapeutic application of medical isotopes. He gave an overview of the use of medical isotopes in the past and described how they have evolved to enhance patient diagnosis and care, as well as what can be expected in the future.