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55th annual meeting of the Health Physics Society
Date:6/17/2010

McLean, VA, June 15, 2010 "The Future of the Nuclear Industry" will be the Plenary Session topic of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS) taking place June 28-July 1, 2010, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The Honorable Gregory D. Jaczko, Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will be the lead presenter of the opening session on June 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Over 250 presentations between June 28 and July 1 will occur at the HPS Annual Meeting with topics that range from radiological incident consequence management to the National Cancer Institute dosimetry studies.

Highlights:

Monday afternoon

  • More power reactor information
  • Public perspective of risk
  • Low-level radioactive waste site monitoring

Tuesday (all day)

  • Radiation dose reconstruction
    • Radium dial painters
    • Japanese bomb survivors
    • 15-Country worker study
    • Radiologic technologists
    • Russian sites Chernobyl, Mayak and Techa River

Wednesday morning

  • Radiological incident consequence management
    • The Federal Radiation Monitoring & Assessment Center
    • Mobile detection systems
    • Individual retrospective dosimetry
    • The Empire-09 exercise Albany response to a dirty bomb

Wednesday afternoon

  • Military Health Physics
    • Intentional poisonings with radioactive materials
    • Medical implications of enhanced radiation weapons
  • NRC stakeholder workshop on radiation safety culture

Thursday morning

  • Medical
    • Radioisotope production in the United States
    • Federal guidance for radiography
    • CT radiation dose reduction
  • NCI dosimetry studies
    • Pacific nuclear testing fallout on Bikini and Enewetak
    • Nuclear tests in Kazakhstan
    • Mammography doses


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Contact: Kelly Classic
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507-284-4407
Health Physics Society
Source:Eurekalert

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