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Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Helping Canadians Reduce Radon Risk

Join us on Saturday and Sunday four our pre-Conference education sessions and C-NRPP Continuing Education credits.

The Saturday field trips are a popular option that sell out quickly and the Sunday classroom courses always provide a wealth of information on various practical topics.



Travel tips, discounted rates and more. Check out the travel to Victoria section where we will update with information to help you get the most of our the Conference experience and your trip to Victoria.




Register early to get the early bird pricing options.  Don't miss out.


Monday/Tuesday Sessions


The CARST conference always promises to be full of new information and welcoming energy.  New attendees and seasoned attenders alike will have a chance to learn about ongoing radon initiative in Canada and around the world.

CARST’s next radon conference is coming up and we need your involvement to make it a success!

We’re looking for PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS and CONTINUING EDUCATION courses.  

Submissions are due by January 15, 2020 and speakers will be selected by the end of January 2020.

Consider sponsoring this year's conference and get your brand before a targeted audience. 

Introducing our sponsors:

Announcing our Exhibitors:

Platinum Sponsor:




Radon Lounge Sponsor: 

   




Gold Sponsor:


    








Special thanks to the organizing committee:

                  


 Pre-Conference Sessions: 

Saturday, April 18 2020     8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Join us on Saturday for a great hands on experience and C-NRPP Continuing Education credits.

The field trips are a popular option that sell out quickly.

Field Trip details will be posted here once confirmed.


Continuing Education Courses: 

Sunday, April 19 2020 - 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. 

These classroom courses contain a wealth of practical information to help you with your radon business and provide you with C-NRPP Continuing Education credits for your upcoming renewal requirements.

Courses will be listed here once scheduled.

Conference Details: 

Sunday, April 19 2020, 6pm - 8pm- Meet and Greet 

Monday, April 20, 2020, 8am - 5pm - Main Conference Sessions 

Monday Dinner Out, 6pm - 8:30pm (cost included for all full conference attendees)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 8am - 5pm - Main Conference Sessions

Schedule will be posted as speakers/sessions are confirmed.





 Main Conference Sessions:   Monday, April 20 and Tuesday April 21, 2020



Conference Costs:

                  Register for the conference here.

Booking early helps us with planning and helps you get a better rate, rates go up after February 22, 2020.


Early-bird rates:  (includes Sunday evening reception, meals from Monday breakfast to Tuesday lunch)

CARST Member rate: $ 525.00  

Non-Member rate: $ 605.00   

Partners in Health: $ 525.00 

Pre-Conference Extras: 

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: $ 295.00  Does not include Monday Evening dinner out.  

Tuesday only: $ 295.00


Sponsorship Opportunities 

Register for the conference here.

Exhibitor Information

  • Move in can start Sunday, April 19 at 11am; move out can start after lunch Tuesday afternoon, at approx. 1:30pm
  • We will be providing table, chairs and table cloth for your space. Please let us know if you would like to rent/purchase other items and we can provide contact for you.
  • Shipping items to the conference centre, information will be posted soon.
  • Have other attendees?  Your Exhibit space comes with one attendee.  This includes all meals from Sunday’s reception to Tuesday lunch, and and everything in between.  We will hold the early bird rate for any extra attendees you have.  Just email us and let us know the names and email addresses, and we will register them for you.
  • We are waiting for the conference centre to finalize a map of the Exhibits, but we will get you to choose your space soon, we will be going through on first purchase basis to get you to choose your location.  Watch for our follow up email!
  • Prizes!  We're looking for prizes to give to Conference participants for various contests.  If you'd like to supply a prize, or some company swag, please let us know or bring it along.

Exhibitor Game - 2020

We love to shine the spotlight on our sponsors and exhibitors we are working on our ideas for 2020 and will send our engagement opportunities out to you soon.


Call for Speakers/Posters Information

Theme:  CARST 2020 Radon - Increasing Visibility, Diminishing Impact

CARST’s next radon conference is coming up and we need your involvement to make it a success!

We’re looking for PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS and CONTINUING EDUCATION courses.  We love real-life case examples, stories of impact, or proven scientific results. We appreciate personal experience, case examples, data-backed findings, the wow factor, and exclusive content.  Share and showcase your expertise and successes to our diverse group of stakeholders.

Submissions are due by January 15, 2020 and speakers will be selected by the end of January 2020.

Please complete this submission form.


Here is a list of Ideas and Potential Topics:

(these are targeted by this year’s committee to provide you with ideas for presentations, other topics will also be considered)

Building Codes:

      • Passive stack research
      • Update to National Building Code changes
      • New products that are being developed to fit with new codes; Innovative ideas for solutions for new products for new construction
      • New CGSB Standard
      • Unpacking Building Codes for non-residential buildings

Workplaces/Building Performance Standards:

      • LEED and BOMA Best, what are the rules/processes
      • Summer/winter testing what is the research in large buildings
      • Constant monitoring of radon, experiences with digital monitors data and process; Real life experience of real time monitoring
      • Municipal requirements for large buildings

Radon in Water:

      • measurement and/or mitigation research
      • Radon in water’s links to other health issues

Real Estate Session

      • Perspectives from the field in real estate transactions
      • Research into short- and long- term correlation
      • Scan of US policy on radon in real estate transactions

Practical Sessions:

      • Tools..Tools.. Tools.. my favorite tools
      • Pictures of your trailer… what is in it, creative storage solutions
      • Discussion of industry standards… certification standards, what, why and how do we maintain high standards in Canadian radon industry, increasing competence
      • Mentorship/Apprenticeship – next steps for radon industry
      • Working in Community, how do you work together and compete
      • Protecting yourself while protecting the public … Health and Safety for Mitigation Professionals
      • Effective systems… reducing levels to as low as possible
      • Best Practices: An Old Mitigation System…. Have they stood the test of time
      • Digging into technology, what is the differences in measurement technology between professional CRMs, Homeowner monitors etc.

Social Housing

      • research on predictors; How many rooms need to be tested by Long-term tests to predict the rest in large building/multifamily dwellings
      • Update on which provinces are testing social housing

Policy Session

      • share from a multiple agencies: what you are doing on radon?
      • Occupational Health perspective
      • Breakdown of the Canadian Labour Code and what can we do, despite the outdated level
      • Duty of Care Legislation discussion
      • Roadmap of how to find radon legislation

Other potential topics:

      • Basics of Thoron… what is thoron and why is it of interest; Thoron study and what is the health concern


Criteria for Conference Presenters:

      • Be experienced and comfortable speaking in front of large groups
      • Be interested in sharing expertise, real-world strategies and knowledge with other creative professionals
      • Present on real-life case studies, research, stories of impact, projects, processes, innovation or research related to the radon industry.
      • Be open to helping spread the word about the event
      • Preference given to research which has been published/peer reviewed

Criteria for Continuing Education Courses:

      • Is experienced and comfortable speaking in front of large groups and able to transfer ideas through a learning environment
      • Is interested in sharing expertise, real-world strategies and knowledge with other creative professionals
      • Is open to helping spread the word about the event

Criteria for Posters:

      • Provide a poster showcasing real-life case studies, research, stories of impact, presentation on projects, processes, innovation or research related to the radon industry.
      • Be open to helping spread the word about the event
      • Use the template provided by CARST for your poster.


Travel Tips and Discounts

Travel tips, discounted rates and more. Check out the travel to Victoria section where we will update with information to help you get the most of our the Conference experience and your trip to Victoria.

Hotel Options: 

Fairmont Empress - this is connected to the Victoria Conference centre and one of the historic CN hotels, a Canadian treasure.  Amazing atmosphere and recently renovated rooms for a starting rate of $189 per night.  If you are a Le Club Accor points member, you can also collect points.

Victoria Marriot Inner Harbour is a new, well run friendly hotel next to the Victoria Conference Centre.  We have a rate of $185 per night plus get your Marriot BonVoy points! 

Transportation:

There are a number of ways to get to Victoria including plane, car, ferry and float plane, and with an international airport close by you can use most well-known airlines. 

We have negotiated a rate discount with WestJet using our discount code to get a 5-10% rate reduction.  Book througWestJet and use the coupon code: P48HE48



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