The ICI conferences are organized by the World Council on Isotopes (WCI) and a participating organization to highlight the importance of nuclear science, medicine, and isotope technology in advancing human health and protection of the environment. The first ICI conference was in 1995 in Beijing, China and have since been held on nearly every major continent—in Sydney, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; Cape Town, South Africa; Brussels, Belgium; Seoul, Korea; Moscow, Russia, and Chicago, United States.
In November 2017, the ICI will be held in Doha, Qatar and is being organized by the Qatar Physics Society. It is the first time the ICI has been held in the Middle East, an area with a rapidly growing nuclear power industry and need for medical and industrial isotopes.
The ICI is a globally recognized conference and one of the few dedicated to fundamental and applied aspects in isotope production, distribution, devices, applications, and measurements. This year the ICI is expanding to address the design, operation, and decommissioning of isotope production facilities and systems. The isotope industry is changing as new technologies and systems are deployed and old facilities need to be remediated or replaced. The ICI provides a unique global forum for the isotope research community and industry to meet and
ICI has been traveling round the globe over the past 22 years as follows:
1st ICI (1995) Beijing, China
2nd ICI (1997) Sydney, Australia
3rd ICI (1999) Vancouver, Canada
4th ICI (2002) Cape Town, South Africa
5th ICI (2005) Brussels, Belgium
6th ICI (2008) Seoul, Korea
7th ICI (2011) Moscow, Russia
8th ICI (2014) Chicago, USA
9th ICI (2017) to be held in Doha, Qatar
10th ICI (2020) open for bidding (Deadline 31 July 2017) apply here to bid for hosting the conference.