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COGER Conference 2019

The COGER Open Meeting is informal discussion of active and proposed research concerning all aspects of environmental radioactivity.

The 2019 Open Meeting of COGER will take place at the University of Bristol, organised jointly with UWE Bristol and sponsored by the South West Nuclear Hub.

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Conference Content

Talk abstracts will be made available online on the COGER website in due course. As part of the meeting The Food Standards Agency and Public Health England will together deliver a session on emergency preparedness for radioactive contamination in the UK for.

Arrangements will be similar to those of previous meetings, but the range of presentation types has been increased. Presentations are invited in any of the following formats:

  • Research presentations: 15-20 minutes plus five minutes for discussion
  • Short presentations from first year PhD students describing their planned research: up to 10 minutes
  • PechaKucha style presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds each
  • 3 Minute Thesis style presentations

Posters are also welcome and there will be a formal poster session. In addition, there is a section for news items and brief announcements in the programme.

The COGER lecture will be presented on the evening of Thursday 25th April. The conference dinner will follow the COGER lecture.

Travel

The conference venue is in an ideal city centre location. It is accessible by road, rail and air, with significant public transport available in Bristol.

Travel information

Abstracts

For anyone wishing to present their work orally or through a poster, please send in the format outlined below to cogersecretary@gmail.com by Friday 22nd March.

Abstracts should adopt the following format, and should take no more than one A4 page. They should be saved as a Word document.

  1. Title of your presentation [in Verdana 14 pt bold]
  2. Authors (using the format Wood M.D., Smith J. and Jones F.) [in Verdana 14 pt bold]
  3. Author affiliations [in Verdana 10 pt bold]
  4. Abstract [in Verdana 10 pt]

An email acknowledgement will be sent out within 7 days of receipt of your completed form, abstract and payment. If you do not hear from COGER please contact cogersecretary@gmail.com.

Registration

  • Conference registrations:  deadline Monday 25th FebruaryWe may not be able to provide accommodation to those registering after this date.
  • Fee payment: deadline Friday 15th March.
  • Abstract submissions: deadline Friday 22nd March. All participants who wish to make a formal presentation are required to produce an abstract (up to one page of A4), which should be submitted electronically to the cogersecretary@gmail.com
Registration Form

Payment

The conference fee payment should be made by Friday 15th March. Fees are applicable as below:

Band Band description Details
A Students who present either a talk or a poster Payment is not required and all accommodation and subsistence will be supported. Limited travel support is available and needs to be arranged with David Copplestone IN ADVANCE of the meeting. Any costs reimbursed will be for travel by the cheapest means possible. Mileage will not be paid. Any queries relating to travel costs should be raised with David Copplestone before the meeting.

Please note that Band A is now only available if at least one academic from the same organisation as the student is in attendance otherwise Band B will apply

B Participants presenting a talk or a poster or students not presenting A registration fee of £165 is payable to include all accommodation, refreshments and the dinner. No support for travel will be available. Please note that this band is only available for the lead author of a presentation or poster. Co-authors who are not presenting in their own right will be charged the Band C fee.
C Participants not presenting results A registration fee of £250 is payable to include all accommodation, refreshments and the dinner. No support for travel.
D Day Rate, Weds 24th For those from member organisations of the South West Nuclear Hub: A fee of £40 to include refreshments and lunch. No support for travel.
E Day rate, Thurs 25th/Fri 26th For those from member organisations of the South West Nuclear Hub: A fee of £50 to include refreshments and lunch. No support for travel.

Payment methods

  • Cheques: made payable to COGER and a receipt will be available at the meeting. Cheques should be sent to:
    Dr David Copplestone, Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA.
  • Electronic bank transfer: COGER Electronic Payment Details

Further details on payment options are available from David Copplestone; please note credit cards cannot be accepted. Full-time students eligible for financial support do not need to send in a deposit.

About COGER

The Co-ordinating Group for Environmental Radioactivity (COGER) is a voluntary association of people engaged in scientific research in the field of environmental radioactivity. COGER is a not for profit association whose primary function is to promote and advance, and to disseminate to the public advantage information on and knowledge of the scientific research in the field of environmental radioactivity. COGER aims to provide coordination, exchange and dissemination opportunities within the field of environmental radioactivity, particularly in the UK.

 

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Key Dates

12 November 2018      Abstract deadline
19 November 2018      Notification of abstract acceptance
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Registration

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Student Earlybird* - £50

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Student - £75

*Earlybird tickets available until 30th November 2018.

Conference Registration

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Register and pay for the dinner via the above button.

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Contact

For any enquiries please message contact@uraniumscience.org

Conference Brochure

Download the conference brochure for further information on this event:

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