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» Eighth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

The Eighth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum moves to a new venue for 2018!

Venue: Hotel Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao
Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: June 13-15, 2018

More information coming soon!


Dr. Anuradha
Yves Henon:
Carl Blackburn:


Organized in cooperation with the USDA, the International Irradiation Association (iia), the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) and the Joint programme of the FAO/IAEA, the objective of the Phytosanitary Irradiation forum is to increase understanding of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment to enhance global trade, to prevent invasive pests and to foster dialogue.

Seventh Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum Participants


On March 21-22, 2017,nearly 100 participants from countries all around the world met to discuss the latest in research, equipment, trade, and regulations related to phytosanitary irradiation.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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+ - Contact Us

Anuradha Prakash
Professor and Program Director
Food Science
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92866
Phone: (714) 744-7826

Carl Blackburn
Food Irradiation Specialist
Vienna International Centre 
P.O. Box 100 
Vienna, Austria
Phone: (+43-1)2600-21639

+ - Directions, Travel & Accommodations

Driving Directions and Campus Maps

Note: Registered guests will receive a parking pass by email before the event


Orange County (John Wayne) Airport is convenient to Chapman University. The airport is served by American, United, Delta and Alaska Airlines.

Los Angeles International Airport is approximately one hour from the University and is served by a large number of airlines.

Airport Shuttle Service

Hotel Information

ALO Hotel-Orange
3737 West Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 978-9168

Special Chapman group rate of $119.00 per night plus 10.195% occupancy tax in Deluxe King or Two Queen Room. Click here for online reservations, or call and request the Chapman University Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum rate. Includes a full hot buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from Chapman University, upon request and availability. Please notify the hotel's front desk if you need this service.

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. You are not obligated to stay at this hotel and may make alternate arrangements.

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"It was indeed a pleasure for me to attend the 6th Irradiation Forum.  It has been very informative for me and I had the opportunity of meeting, discussing and learning from the other participants experience with irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment.  This Forum was particularly important for me given that the NPPO of Mauritius is also envisaging the setting up of an irradiation facility for phytosanitary treatment.  Hope that I will have the opportunity of participating in future Forums."

Padmini Seebun
National Plant Protection Office
Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security

"Thank you very much, Anu, for inviting me to speak at the Forum – it was an excellent opportunity for me to learn more about the Industry concerns and new technologies, and to interact face-to-face with our Stakeholders.  I think you did a superb job arranging for and carrying out this forum – very smooth and well-organized!

Thanks again and I hope to stay in touch and continue to be involved with irradiation technology for phyto treatments."

Matthew T. Messenger, Ph.D.
Trade Director for Central America and the Caribbean
U.S. Department of Agriculture
APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Issues Management