Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk




 CARST2023 - Canada's 12th Annual Radon Conference

12-16 April 2023 - Victoria, BC

 Building Today for Healthy Tomorrows

This year's conference was a great opportunity to reunite and network in person with colleagues in radon from across the country and around the world.

Conference Program:

Download a copy of this year's conference program here: CARST 2023 Program.pdf

Thursday Presentations:

  • Doctor and Patient Story of Radon and Lung Cancer, Dr. Khoo
  • Using regional smoking rates to improve estimates of radon-attributable lung cancer rates in BC, Dr. McVea
  • Tackling Radon in Schools: The Interior Health Outreach Project, Dr. Mema

  • White Ribbon and Patient Advocacy, Crystal Lytle

  • Health Canada - National Program Update, Pawel Mekarski and Kelley Bush
  • Update on RadoNorm: Overview of regulatory approaches to control radon in dwellings, workplaces and large-scale buildings: lessons learned and recommendations, Angelika Kunte
  • Radon Recommendations for BC Radon Action Plan, Noah Quastel
  • Practical Sessions in Mitigation:

  • Turning Basements into Valuable, Comfortable, Healthy, and Safe Living Areas, Luis Faria
  • Performance of Airwell® in Mitigating Radon (222Rn) in Water: A Real-Life Study on Two Household Wells in Georgia, USA, Dr. Uttam Saha
  • Peace of Mind from The Ground Up with RadonX™, Fadi Basmaji
Making use of Radon Data:
  • Radon Mapping Update, Jean-Philippe Drolet
  • From Mapping of Radon in Soil to Inventory of Radon Indoors, Linda Aguirre

Friday Presentations:

  • Radon and Energy EfficiencyDr. Noah Quastel and Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol
  • Health Canada Halifax Research, Robert Stainforth
  • Indoor radon – How do New Homes in Winnipeg Compare?, Dr. Janet Gaskin 
  • Real Time Radon Monitoring Reveals the Influence of Building Air Dynamics on Residential Radon Levels Across Time, Dustin Pearson
  • Researching BC's Building Code, Chantal Wilson
  • Update on the National Building Code, Corey Carson
  • Discussion on Radon and New Construction

  • Austria’s new guideline for radon mitigation measures for water supply facilities, Angelika Kunte
  • Follow-Up Measurements in Workplaces and Schools – Comparisons Between 2 and 7 Days Measurement Periods, Patrik Starck
  • Soil Gas Mitigation System Design Strategies for Institutional Buildings, Alexander Grams
  • Changing activity patterns since the COVID-19 pandemic and increased radon gas exposure for some workers and younger people, Cheryl Peters
  • Workshop on Building a Better Tomorrow
  • Lifetime radon exposure as a future lung cancer screening eligibility criterion in Canada: pilot study outcomes and upcoming clinical trial details, Dr. Aaron Goodarzi

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