McLean, VA, July 8, 2009 How does Hollywood impact radiation perception? Can we treat cancer with microscopic particles acting like a Trojan horse? How does the radiation exposure our astronauts receive during space travel compare to their routine diagnostic radiology exams?
These and other questions will be addressed at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS), which will take place July 13-16, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN, at the Hilton/Minneapolis Convention Center. Approximately 900 attendees are expected, with nearly 280 presentations throughout the four days. The opening plenary session will highlight invited speakers from Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Washington State University and others discussing radiation doses from internally deposited radionuclides.
1. Stakeholder engagement
1. Indoor radon
Tuesday morning and afternoon
2. Power Reactors
3. Homeland Security
3. Academy of Health Physics
1. Medical health physics
2. Federal government nuclear detonation preparedness
Wednesday morning and afternoon
3. Case studies in health physics
Reporters who would like to attend the meeting or who need assistance contacting the presenters should contact HPS Media Liaison Kelly Classic (firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-254-8444).
The entire preliminary program can be found at http://hps.org/documents/54_annual_meeting_preliminary_program.pdf.
|Contact: Kelly Classic|
Health Physics Society