Incident investigation • Lessons learned
Technical risks • Risk assessment
Cryogenic • Laser Safety
New projects and challenges
Environmental protection • Sustainability
Safety culture and behaviour
Continuous improvement in HSE matters
Safety training • Web-based-training


ITSF2017 poster


ITSF2017 poster

Important Dates

AUGUST 18, 2017

Deadline for Early Registration


SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Deadline for Banquet and Catering numbers



Abstract submission closed - please contact



ITSF2017 will take place in Vancouver, Canada at TRIUMF laboratory in the Main Office Building Auditorium.

TRIUMF is located in the southern part of the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), easily accessible from Vancouver’s international airport, which offers direct flights to major cities around the world.

From the UBC campus, the Vancouver city centre is easily accessible by public transit, with many bus routes offering frequent service.


4004 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3



Travel information

The UBC Campus, where TRIUMF is located is easily accessible from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). It is a 35-40 minute drive by car or taxi but there are options for public transporation as well.

Taxi Service from YVR

Taxi service from the Vancouver Airport is a standard fixed cost of $34(CDN) to get to UBC. For more information click here.

MacLure's Cabs 604 731-9211

Vancouver Taxi 604 255-5111

Yellow Cabs 604 681-1111

Car Rentals at YVR

The airport is serviced by most of the major car rental companies. Visit YVR for more information on all the rental companies.

PUBLIC Transportation from YVR

Check out YVR's website for detailed information on getting to UBC from the airport's domestic or international terminals.


Driving directions

From YVR

- Follow signs to Vancouver.
- Go over the Arthur Laing bridge and take the Granville Street exit (right lane).
- Continue North on Granville Street and turn left at 3rd set of lights (West 70th Ave). West 70th becomes South West Marine Drive
- Proceed on SWMarine to Wesbrook Mall.

- Turn right onto Wesbrook Mall and TRIUMF will be on the right side, just after exiting the round-about.

* Please note that TRIUMF has a pay parking lot. Pay station is location midway in the lot, by the blue emergency phone.


Travel documents and visas

eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is a new entry requirement -- now in effect.

What you need to know to come to Canada:


Visas: If travelling from outside Canada, you may need a visa to enter Canada.

To request an invitation letter to attach to your Visitor's Visa application please send your request by email to

Do I need a visa or eTA to come to Canada?

To find out for sure, check here:



ITSF2017 does not have a room block reserved at any specific hotel. Below is a list of hotels that are closest to TRIUMF, and some options for hotels in downtown Vancouver.



5 minutes
by car


5835 Thunderbird Blvd.




8 minutes
by car


West Coast Suites

5961 Student Union Blvd.





18 minutes
by car

Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel

1041 Southwest Marine Drive



22 minutes
by car


Granville Island Hotel

1253 Johnston St





23 minutes
by car

Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre

711 W. Broadway




28 minutes
by car


Empire Landmark Hotel

1400 Robson St.





26 minutes
by car

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

655 Burrard Street




22 minutes
by car


Century Plaza Hotel

1015 Burrard St



Program - download PDF version

Abstract booklet - download PDF version



To submit an abstract, visit the Indico site:


Registration and call for abstracts is now closed. Abstracts on the following topics will be considered:

  • Incident investigation and Lessons learned
  • Technical risks and Risk assessment
  • Cryogenic / Laser Safety
  • New projects and challenges (in-kind contributions)
  • Environmental protection / Sustainability
  • Safety culture and behaviour
  • Continuous improvement in HSE matters
  • Safety training, web-based-training


All attendees are encouraged to submit an abstract.


It is a custom to have ITSF participants, if they so desire, provide a poster capturing an overview of their institution which others will be able to view during the meeting.

The poster boards will have a single surface measuring 4’ x 4’ (1.22 m x 1.22 m) so they will accommodate an ARCH E or A0 sized poster in either landscape or portrait orientation.

Please send your PDF file to by Thursday September 7, 2017. To benefit from a reduced printing cost we will need to send the poster files in one batch. Any files received after Thursday September 7, 2017 may not get printed.


Posters will be mounted Tuesday September 19, 2017 and will remain up until Thursday September 21, 2017. Any posters not collected at the end of the day on Thursday will be discarded.

Pins for mounting your poster will be provided.


Registration for ITSF2017 is now open!


Please click on the link below to register online.

Reminder - deadline for Early Registration is AUGUST 18, 2017

Payment is due prior to midnight PDT, AUGUST 18, 2017 to qualify for early registration.


Please note the following information:
• You will receive a registration e-mail when you have been assigned a registration number. This happens BEFORE payment. You will need this registration number if you defer paying until another session. This e-mail includes a link for returning to your registration.
• The early registration discount is applied by the date of PAYMENT, not registration.
• Payment may be made by credit card (preferred) or wire transfers. Option is open also for TRIUMF internal account payment.
• Foreign attendees requiring a visa and visa letter may request a visa letter after registration. Please send your request by email to with the subject line : Family Name, Visa Letter (e.g. Smith, Visa Letter)
Please consult Immigration and Citizenship at the Government of Canada website to check if you need a visa.
• All prices are in Canadian dollars.
• For proof of payment, use the link in your registration e-mail to return to your registration record, and then view and print your receipt.

Registration Fee (Prices in Canadian Dollars)
  Early Registration (April 10 - August 18, 2017) Late Registration (August 19 - September 18, 2017)
Regular Delegate

$ 60
Coffee breaks and lunches (4)

Wednesday, September 20 banquet dinner at Bridges on Granville Island is not included in registration fee.

$ 100
Coffee breaks and lunches (4)

Wednesday, September 20 banquet dinner at Bridges on Granville Island is not included in registration fee.


Banquet Dinner
Wednesday September 20th

$ 100
Dinner at Bridges on Granville Island and transportation
$ 100
Dinner at Bridges on Granville Island and transportation
Banquet Dinner
Wednesday September 20th

$ 100
Dinner at Bridges on Granville Island and transportation

$ 100
Dinner at Bridges on Granville Island and transportation

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellation must be provided in writing to before August 18, 2017.
There will be no refund of registration fee made after August 18, 2017.
This policy applies to all delegates and companions.
Any refunds granted will be made by the same method as the original payment method and will be processed after the completion of the conference. Any fees for wire transfer refunds will be the responsibility of the delegate or companion.


If you are traveling from outside Canada, you may need a visa to enter Canada. Please refer to the Government of Canada site ( for instructions on how and who needs to apply for a Visitor’s Visa to come to Canada.


US citizens carrying a valid US Passport do not require a Visa to come to Canada.   Residents of the US who carry a passport from a country listed on the Government of Canada site will need an Invitation Letter from the Conference Chair to attach to their Visitor’s Visa Application.   Please give sufficient time for processing.  See:  for an  estimate of processing times.

As of March 15, 2016  any delegates from visa-exempt countries will need to apply for an eTA. The eTA costs $7.00 and allows for pre-screening of visa exempt nationals. Please see the link for details related to the eTA.


International Committee

A. Trudel (TRIUMF)
J. Mildenberger (TRIUMF)
K. Ardron (TRIUMF)
J. Anderson (FERMILAB)
E. Cennini (CERN)
A. Hoppe (DESY)
P. Jacobsson (ESS)
J. Kenny (SLAC)
S. Kozielski (XFEL)
B. Manzlak (JLAB)



Numerous automated teller machines ATM are located in downtown Vancouver near the Georgian Court. There is also a Royal Bank (RBC) with an ATM located near TRIUMF.

RBC hours near TRIUMF:

Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops. American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. There is a trend at some ethnic restaurants to be cash only.


Temperatures for September

September average temperature 14.4°C 58°F
September high 19°C 65°F
September low 11°C 51°F

Fall (September - December)

Temperatures in Vancouver get cooler in the fall, but the changing colour of the leaves make it a spectacular time to visit. It’s easy to fill your stay with museum visits, gallery browsing, garden strolls and a night or two at the theatre. It’s also a great time for sports fans to plan their stay with the beginning of the Canucks and Giants hockey seasons!


September can be the start of the rainy season so we recommend attendees to bring raincoats and umbrellas.

Electric Current

Electric current is 110 Volt

electric plug
Wall socket and plug: Image shows a classic plug with two flat parallel prongs and one with a grounding pin.

Tipping and Currency Conversion

Tipping culture:

Currency converter:



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