Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk


An Elemental Approach: RADON in EARTH AIR WATER

April 22 – 24, 2018 in the Nation’s Capital; Ottawa ON

CARST's 7th Annual Radon Conference

Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2 


CARST 2018 Schedule

Pre-conference Activities:                                                                Register for the CONFERENCE here.

April 21, 2018 - Saturday 8:30 am - 5pm                                                 Reserve your HOTEL room here!

(both options include lunch and transportation) 

Field Trip - Option 1 - Commercial Mitigation/Tour of NRC Facilities

Field Trip - Option 2 - Tour of NRC Facilities/ Residential Mitigation

April 22, 2018  - Sunday

8:30am - 5pm - $125 per day; lunch separate (member rate)

- Continuing Education Courses

Official Conference Start:

Sunday - 6:30 - 8:30 pm   Meet & Greet  Sponsored by: Radon Environmental


Announcing our Sponsors:



EARTH Sponsor:





April 23, 2018

Note: Schedule is subject to change

Date & Time

Presentation / Event -Speaker

Monday AM

7:00 - 8:00

Breakfast & Registration

Conference Opening     
Alan Whitehead and Mark Diplock

Chelsea study: Contribution of water born radon to indoor air radon levels  
Mathieu Brossard

Pennsylvania’s Radon Experiences  
David Allard

Radon Health Risk Perception of Ottawa Residents
Dr. S Khan

10:00- 10:45

Mystery Games & Break

Research on Radon Risk                     

Janet Gaskin

   Victoriaville - A Unique Approach to Municipal Radon Grant Programs

   Three Regions share their Radon Promotion Activities

Municipality Toolkit and Q&A 

noon - 1:00 pm


Monday PM

   COIRA Update - video
Alberta's Evict Radon Study:Latest Radon Research, from the Community to the Test Tube                 
Dr. Aaron Goodarzi and Fintan Stanley

Evicting Radon in Alberta: A Behind the Scenes Look at How we Did It  

Weston Jacques 

First Nations Approach to Radon Measurement

2:45 - 3:05

Mystery Games & Break

Current Cell Research: Comparing Gene Expression Changes from  exposure to Radon and Tobacco and Cannabis Smoke
Leslie Sutherland

Stories of Lung Cancer with Lung Cancer Canada

Interviews with those affected by lung cancer

Motivational Speaker

6:30 - 8:30 pm               Evening Out 

 (included in Conference Registration)


Additional Sponsors:

April 23, 2018

Tuesday AM
 Split sessions begin 
 (Tuesday am only)
7:00 – 8:30 am        Exhibits open – Breakfast  



Passive Stack Ventilation  - Liang Zhou, NRC

Radon and new ICRP Recommendations

Dr. John Harrison

Discussion on Backdrafting/Depressurization

New EU Directive
José Luis Gutiérrez-Villanueva

Interesting, Innovative & Unique installsvarious

Significance of Thoron Measurement in Indoor Environment

Prof. Rakesh Ramola


10:20 – 10:45



Diffusion Barrier ProductsLiang Zhou, NRC

Discussion on Insurance 
Robert Woon

12:00 – 1:30

Networking Lunch

Tuesday PM

Radon in Schools Project        
Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol

Healthy Schools Project 

  Radon and Child Care Centres

Real Estate Toolkit

Take Action on Radon 2017 Summary
Looking forward to TAOR 2018

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