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Role of Pinay professionals in nuclear health care highlighted in Vienna conference

Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:00 AM    Views : 903by:philstar.com

During the 23rd Women in Nuclear (WiN) Conference: Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace held in Vienna, Dr. Alumanda dela Rosa shared on her speech, her insights on the role of Filipino women professionals in safe and effective nuclear health care in the Philippines at the conference.  

MANILA, Philippines During the 23rd Women in Nuclear (WiN) Conference: Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace held in Vienna, Dr. Alumanda dela Rosa shared insights on the role of Filipino women professionals in safe and effective nuclear health care in the Philippines at the conference.

Dela Rosa, Director General of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, has been invited as a speaker at the event that brought together more than 450 participants from about 100 countries and international organizations.

The conference, held from from August 24 to 28, tackled issues such as career development of women in nuclear-related fields, nuclear applications, nuclear energy, environment, and climate change, and safeguards and non-proliferation.

In her presentation, Dela Rosa, herself a nuclear scientist with extensive experience in the field, highlighted the Philippine national legal framework for women empowerment and gave a backgrounder on the state of nuclear health care in the Philippines, the various activities of the nuclear regulatory body in ensuring safety, and the professional scientific societies ensuring effective nuclear health care.

At the same time, she noted that the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, which she heads, enjoys a gender balance with an almost equivalent number of male and female nuclear scientists.

Panels feature high-level speakers from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as representatives of national governments, regulatory bodies, research centers, non-governmental organizations and the nuclear industry.

WiN Global is a worldwide non-profit association made up of mostly female professionals working in the various fields of nuclear energy and radiation applications. It has approximately 25,000 members from more than 100 countries and aims to promote understanding and public awareness of the benefits of nuclear and radiation applications.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/09/10/1498183/role-pinay-professionals-nuclear-health-care-highlighted-vienna

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" Two Filipino inventors scored a pair of gold medals in the International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2000) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2000. Engr. Cornelio Seño of Los Banos, Laguna and Rolando dela Cruz garnered golds for their inventions called, respectively, "Pressure Fluid Machine" and "Topical Formulation in Removing Warts, Moles and the Like Using Cashew Nuts (Annacardium occidentale)." Dela Cruz spent 25 years of research for his winning cashew nut preparation known as Dewart and Demole. Seno has four US and four Philippine patents under his name. "

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