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The 43rd Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society
Date:1/13/2010

McLean, VA, January 11, 2010 The 43rd Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS) will take place January 24- 27, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Doubletree Hotel. The topical meeting will focus on "Radiation Risk Communication to the Public." About 400 attendees are expected, with 49 presentations during the 2.5 day topical session.

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Communication during a crisis

    • Red Dragon
    • Issues affecting understanding

  • Communication techniques

    • A universal hazard index
    • Making communication effective
    • Radiological event scale
    • Addressing radiation myths

  • Health Physics Society public education efforts

    • Radon risk communication
    • Fact and Information sheets

  • Communication of risk to patients

    • Providing radiation safety information (risks and benefits)

  • Face-to-face

  • Consent forms

  • Radiation science education in schools

    • "Nuclear is Hot" teaching tool
    • Practical presentations for students of all ages

  • First responder readiness

    • Training in a virtual environment
    • Lessons learned
    • Availability of specially prepared response teams

Information about these and all of the presentations can be found at http://hps.org/meetings/.


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