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Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk

#CARST2019


April 28-30, 2019 

Join us in the land of living skies April 28-30 2019, at the Sheraton Cavalier hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


CARST's 8th Annual Radon Conference

Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon hotel

612 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3G9

Register for the conference here.

(Note: Scroll down the registration form to find the Full Conference Registration rates, with the additional flexibility for day to day pricing, the list is long)

(Booking Hotel Rooms: There are still rooms available, if you have challenges booking rooms, please email amyc@sheratonsaskatoon.com



Pre-Conference Sessions: 

Join us on Saturday for a great hands on experience.  The field trips are a popular option that sell out quickly. Don't hesitate if you'd like to join in!  Day-long programming includes lunch.We have two streams this year:

Saturday, April 27 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Lunch and Transportation included)

Field Trip A - Residential Mitigation and more...

Colin’s whirlwind tour of advanced diagnostics in an action packed day.  Colin Dumais will conduct a blower door test to demonstrate the process to determine when an HRV is an acceptable radon reduction process and what the expected radon levels would be.

This field trip will work hands on in a residential location to review advanced diagnostics techniques,  conduct a backdrafting test according to CSA F300, including what to do when the house fails.  Including a form/check list that we can provide to complete.

The field trip may also include a visit to a local show home and review the installation of current building code techniques with respect to radon rough-in.

Field Trip B - Commercial Mitigation/VOC Mitigation

Join Darius Mali for a short course that summarizes recent research on design methods and performance monitoring for mitigation systems to prevent radon exposures and subsurface vapour intrusion (VI) to indoor air for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This is a two-part course where attendees will: 1) see the data collection procedures in a real-time demonstration with class participation, and 2) observe the mathematical analysis of the data in an interactive classroom setting. The objective of this course will be to provide attendees with new tools to provide more cost-effective mitigation systems, particularly in large commercial buildings or buildings that show unexpected results via conventional methods.  The course will guide attendees through collection of transient vacuum response test data, subslab helium tracer testing data and mass emission monitoring data, demonstrate a simple spreadsheet model for data analysis and interpretation, and provide examples that span a range of building conditions.  The course is directed to owners, regulators and consultants who want a better understanding of mitigation system design, optimization and performance monitoring to protect human health and maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Field Trip C - Large Building Measurement and tour of RSIC and SRC - 1/2 Day Tour starts at 1:00pm
Join Curt LaMontagne as he walks through the basics for those getting into large building measurement.  Curt will help you understand best practices for preparing for the job, tips and tools to help you on site and answer questions for those who just aren't sure where to start... or to place that test kit in a challenging commercial space. In addition, Brian Bjorndal will provide us with a tour of Radiation Safety Institute of Canada's radon chamber.  This is where the basics of quality measurements start and he will answer questions on how to go about spiking what you need to know when you send devices to them.

Vicky Snook will give us a tour of Saskatchewan Research Council's alpha track lab.  Take a look behind the curtain and see what goes into assembling and analyzing your alpha tracks.


Continuing Education Courses: Sunday, April 28 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

As always, there are plenty of fascinating continuing education (CE) courses available on the Sunday of the Conference.  We’ll be posting details as the Conference approaches, but be sure to book your arrival in time to take advantage of this training opportunity.

Current draft Sunday schedule.. note order is subject to change.

8:30 - 10:15

Polyurethane Spray foam insulation for Air Barrier Systems and Radon protection

Social Media - How, Why and Let's Get Started

10:15 – 10:30

BREAK

10:30 - 12:15

Air pressures, ventilation and its effect on radon (will touch on HRV and Blow Doors)

How to Be Prepared to Deal with Commercial Clients 

12:15 – 1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 2:45

Health and Safety for Mitigation Professionals - What should be in your toolkit.

2:45-3:00

BREAK

3:00 – 4:45

Understanding CARST/C-NRPPs Approach to Radon and Real Estate and Short-Term Testing

New Product Presentations: Companies will present upcoming or new products

Introduction to Asbestos - What you need to know


Conference Details: (schedule is being developed, check back soon for more details)

Sunday, April 28 2019 - Meet and Greet, starts at 6 pm

Monday, April 29 2019 - Main Conference Sessions: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Breakfast and Lunch Included) 

Monday will include presentations and panel discussions on practical topics related to radon in Canada and around the world.

  • Includes:
    • Radon in Child Care Centres
    • What’s new on the horizon in Europe? The MetroRadon Project
    • Radon Decay Products… Let's focus on the real culprits 

Monday Evening out - 6 pm - 9 pm (Dinner included in registration fees)

Take the opportunity to explore the Western Development Museum, and visit Boomtown where you walk through time. Saskatchewan inspired stories unfold everywhere as you journey from 1910 to the present. Then join us for dinner on Boomtown's Main Street.

Tuesday, April 30 2019 - Main Conference Sessions: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Breakfast and Lunch Included) 

Tuesday will include presentations and panel discussions on lung cancer, health and policy changes.

  • Includes:
    • Radon from the perspective of a Respirologist
    • Overview of Policy Scan in Canada and Europe
    • Practical Sharing sessions for Radon Professionals
        • Estimating Mitigations
        • Regional Discoveries
        • Qualitative/Quantitative look at other mitigation benefits


Conference Pricing:

Full Conference Registration:  

                  Member rate:         $ 605.00  

                  Non-Member rate: $ 705.00   

                  Partners in Health: $ 605.00   

  Saturday Field Trip Day:  $325 Full day and $150 Half Day (when added to full registration)

  Sunday Continuing Education Courses: $250 (when added to full registration)                                                                                                                                                     

Or register for part of the conference:

Saturday and Sunday only: $625.00

Monday only: $ 355  Does not include Monday Evening dinner out.  

Tuesday only: $355

Register for the conference here.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

RADON OLYMPICS SPONSORS:


FIELD TRIP/EDUCATION SPONSORS:


SPOUSES PROGRAM SPONSORS:


Special thanks to the organizing committee:

           MASTER RADON



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