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» The Eighth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum moves to a new venue for 2018!

 Hotel Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao
Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: June 13-15, 2018

Registration now open!

The Eighth Annual Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum is organized by Chapman University and the International Irradiation Association (iia)in cooperation with the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The objective of this forum is to increase understanding of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment to enhance global trade and prevent invasive pests, and to enhance communication and collaboration.Hosted by Chapman University for the last seven years, the annual Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum has served to foster the rapid global growth of this application.


Dr. Anuradha Prakash:
Yves Henon:
Carl Blackburn:

Thanks to our sponsors:

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+ - Forum Agenda

Introduction to phytosanitary irradiation

Current research

  • Efficacy on pests
  • Impact on fruit quality

Discussion topic: Raising the 1.0 kGy upper limit

Technological solutions for phytosanitary irradiation

  • Dedicated facilities vs. multipurpose facilities
  • Accelerators and gamma irradiators for phytosanitary applications
  • Dosimetry for phytosanitary applications

Updates from exporting and importing countries

The irradiated fresh produce export value chain: from the grower to the end consumer

Bilateral regulation harmonization: successes and challenges


+ - Accommodations

  • A group of rooms has been reserved at a special rate for PI Forum attendees.  Please fill out this reservation form. The number of special rate rooms is limited and early booking is recommended.
  • The best options from the airport to the hotel Centara Grand at Lad Prao are to take a metered taxi (one level down after Customs and Immigration) or the Airport Limousine (desks after baggage claim).   Please make sure you have the local currency which is the Thai Baht.
    Taxi: 300-400 THB plus 50 THB service fee. Limo: 900-1200 THB



"It was indeed a pleasure for me to attend the 6th Irradiation Forum.  It has been very informative for me and I had the opportunity of meeting, discussing and learning from the other participants experience with irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment.  This Forum was particularly important for me given that the NPPO of Mauritius is also envisaging the setting up of an irradiation facility for phytosanitary treatment.  Hope that I will have the opportunity of participating in future Forums."

Padmini Seebun
National Plant Protection Office
Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security

"Thank you very much, Anu, for inviting me to speak at the Forum – it was an excellent opportunity for me to learn more about the Industry concerns and new technologies, and to interact face-to-face with our Stakeholders.  I think you did a superb job arranging for and carrying out this forum – very smooth and well-organized!

Thanks again and I hope to stay in touch and continue to be involved with irradiation technology for phyto treatments."

Matthew T. Messenger, Ph.D.
Trade Director for Central America and the Caribbean
U.S. Department of Agriculture
APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Issues Management