International seminar on 5G, EMF & Health

The Institute of Nonionizing Radiation (INIS) under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia is organizing an International Seminar on 5G and Health.

Date and location

The seminar 5G and Health will take place on the 17. October 2019. The seminar will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Exact location will be announced later.


The main purpose of the Seminar is to address the key issues in relation to the deployment of the new generation of the mobile communications 5G, electromagnetic fields and health. 5G is certainly a hot topic that had been majorly discussed in the media, even before it has actually started. Therefore, we are already facing many NGO initiatives globally to stop any activities until all the questions about potential risks are investigated. Up to date, many studies on millimeter waves have been completed and have not confirmed any detrimental health risks. Moreover, for better characterization of the health risk, of course, we need additional research, which, however, will begin with the establishment of all standards and the operating system of the new generation 5G. In the meantime, due to lack of communication among stakeholders, there may be unnecessary delay in the new 5G network rollout. In addition, stricter national exposure limits than guidelines set by International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) will force the network providers to introduce additional measures to optimize the network rollout.

This seminar will provide an overview of the EMF, 5G and health issues to all stakeholders with a special focus on state of the art in the health risk assessment, new ICNIRP guidelines and key procedures in relation to network rollout.

Target adience

The Workshop will bring together leading specialists in the field, from scientist and researchers, policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and public from Slovenia and broader region.

Tentative Program




Opening remarks


RF EMF and healht risks
Emilie van Deventer,
World Health Organization (WHO)


5G - Milimeter waves and health
Eric van Rongen,
International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)


Coffee Break


New ICNIRP guidelines and implications on 5G
Eric van Rongen,
International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)


5G and Internet of Things - exposure scenarious
Mike Wood,
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)


Lunch Break


RF exposure assessment in EU
Peter Gajšek,
Institute of Non-ionizing radiation (INIS)


Key problems in relation to 5G network rollout
Manfred Ruttner,
A1 Telekom Austria AG


Risk perception and communication - lesson learned and perspective to 5G
Matija Blagajc,


Round Table and Closing Remarks


You are welcome to register using the electronic form, which you can find below, or by an email at: seminarji(at)

Seminar will be held in English.

Registration fee

Registration fee for the seminar is 150 EURO + VAT.

Bank detail:
Name of beneficiary: Inštitut za neionizirna sevanja, Pohorskega bataljona 215, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bank name: BKS BANK AG
IBAN: SI56 3500 1000 0585 113
Reason for payment : Seminar 5G + Name of the participant

Your registration is valid after the payment of the registration fee. Paid registration fees are non-refundable. The registration fee includes: attendance at the seminar, materials, refreshments during the breaks and certificate of attendance.

Registration form

Name and Surname
VAT number
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Registration will be confirmed by and email.

Contacts and additional questions

Dr. Peter Gajšek
tel: (01) 5682733
e-mail: peter.gajsek(at)