International Workshop on Studies of Uranium Miners and Uranium Processing Workers

23-25 May 2023
at Kolpinghaus in Munich, Germany

Uranium miners and uranium processing workers are exposed to several occupational risk factors including radiation and dust. Main established health effects of occupational exposure due to uranium mining are lung cancer by radon and silicosis by silica dust. Studies of uranium miners provide a substantial epidemiologic basis for assessing health risks from radiation exposure as well as new insights for radiation protection and occupational health and safety.

To support interdisciplinary exchange on current research and developments on health risks from radiation in studies of uranium miners and uranium processing workers, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) is organizing an international workshop that will be held at the Kolpinghaus in Munich, Germany, on 23rd May to 25th May 2023.

The aim of this scientific meeting is to start from what we already know, to summarize findings and ongoing research, and to discuss methods of risk assessment, perspectives for these studies and implications for radiation protection. The workshop will bring together national and international experts and scientists from epidemiology, dosimetry, biology and radiation protection who are concerned with studies of uranium miners and uranium processing workers.


The workshop consists of invited talks of different lengths by experts in the respective field, and of sessions with structured discussions to allow for a workshop character.

We encourage you to bring a poster to the workshop on your current research project in the area of uranium miners or uranium processing workers studies. Especially young researchers are encouraged to bring a poster.
There will be no abstract submission process or similar for posters. If you intend to bring a poster, please give this information at the registration form. We will then get back to you with detailed information. The poster should be of size A0, 841 mm × 1189 mm, in portrait format.

The workshop will mainly take place on-site. The speakers and many experts will attend the event at the workshop venue. For a lively exchange, we encourage and welcome personal participation. Online participation is also possible. The sessions will be broadcast via a Webex video conference and will not be recorded.

Day 1 | Tuesday 23 May 2023

Day 2 | Wednesday 24 May 2023

Day 3 | Thursday 25 May 2023


  • Epidemiological studies of uranium miners and uranium processing workers
  • Status and findings from the international pooling projects
    PUMA (Pooled Uranium Miners Analysis) and
    iPAUW (International Pooled Analysis of Uranium Processing Workers)
  • Epidemiological methods and statistical modelling, including uncertainty analyses
  • Dosimetry for epidemiological studies
  • Molecular epidemiological studies
  • Implications for radiation protection, particularly for radon dose conversion


Social program

  • Get together (23 May 2023, 17:00)
  • Conference dinner at Augustiner Stammhaus (24 May 2023, 19:00).
    Please find information about the conference dinner venue below.
  • Vegetarian catering


Workshop venue
Tagungszentrum Kolpinghaus München-Zentral
Kolpinghaus conference center
Adolf-Kolping-Straße 1
80336 München


Arrival by train
Train connection to Munich central station (Hauptbahnhof), walking distance to the Kolpinghaus conference center via Bahnhofsplatz Süd and Schillerstraße approx. 5-10 min.

Arrival by plane
Arrival at Munich Airport (MUC), S-Bahn to Karlsplatz (Stachus) – take either S1 (direction Leuchtenbergring) or S8 (direction Herrsching) and get off at Karlsplatz (Stachus). Duration: 45-50 minutes. Walking distance to the Kolpinghaus conference center approx. 5 min.

Public transport Munich information
MVG Fahrinfo

Tickets public transport

AirportPLUS-Ticket Single: 16,00 Euro
(day ticket for use from and to the airport and for all journeys within Munich on one day and one person)

Day Ticket Single, Area M: 8,80 Euro
(for use within Munich and all journeys on one day)

Single Ticket Adult, Area M: 3,70 Euro
(for one one-way journey within Munich)

IsarCard Weekly Ticket, Area M: 20,20 Euro
(for all journeys within Munich on seven consecutive days)

Conference dinner venue
Augustiner Stammhaus
Neuhauser Straße 27
80331 München



Please note that you are responsible to book your accommodation for the workshop yourself. There are some hotel recommendations in Munich in good accessibility to the venue:

Within walking distance (max. 20 min walk)

With public transport
Hotel Motel One München-Campus (speakers hotel)
Hotel Motel One Munich Olympia Gate
Hotel Motel One Munich-East Side

Gambino Hotel Werksviertel (without breakfast)

Hygiene measures
Please note that at the time of the event the then current Covid-19 rules apply. Due to the dynamic situation these regulations can change quite quickly.



Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS)
Department Effects and Risks of Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiation
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1, 85764 Oberschleißheim, Germany



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Schlesische Straße 26
10997 Berlin