[ RadSafe ] CIRMS Plans its 2006 Annual Meeting
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The Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS)
will hold its 15th annual meeting at the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, October 23
to 25, 2006. CIRMS is an open forum that promotes dialog amongst its
three main constituencies: industry, academia and government. CIRMS
President, Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly of the University of
Maryland, stated the theme for this year´s meeting is the
Implications of Uncertainties in Radiation Measurements and
Applications. A balanced agenda for the meeting was developed at a
CIRMS Executive Committee meeting held at NIST on March 14.
Highlights of the forthcoming meeting are:
oA banquet honoring two pioneers in radiation science and
technology: Dr. Marshall Cleland, the accelerator inventor and co-
founder of its manufacturer, Radiation Dynamics, Incorporated, a
subsidiary of Ion Beam Applications, and Dr. Joseph Silverman,
professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, one of the leaders
at the forefront of radiation chemistry.
oThe presentation of the CIRMS Caswell Award for Distinguished
Achievements in the Field of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and
Standards to Mr. Kenneth Swinth. Ken has led the CIRMS program
agenda in radiation protection, being a chairman of the Radiation
Protection subcommittee, as well as serving on committees in
standards organizations in this area.
Travel grants to attend this meeting are available for students on a
competitive basis. Information on CIRMS can be found on its web
site: www.cirms.org, which has links to the presentations from last
year´s annual meeting and to the fourth issuance of the CIRMS
triennial report on Needs in Ionizing Radiation Measurements and
Standards. This report also contains information on the history and
background of CIRMS, its mission and objectives, as well as detailing
many specific areas requiring program work in radiation measurements.
To facilitate dialog between academia, government and industry, CIRMS
rotates its officers amongst these constituencies. Assisting Prof.
Al-Sheikhly are First Vice-President Shawna Eisele of the US
Department of Energy´s Los Alamos National Laboratory and Second Vice-
President Dr. Manny Subramanian of Best Medical International. The
CIRMS Science and Technology Committee is composed of subcommittees
which address radiation related issues in Medical Applications (as
nuclear medicine), in Radiation Protection (as occupational
protection), including matters of interest in Homeland Security (as
emergency response), and in Industrial Applications and Materials
Effects (as medical device sterilization).
Additional information on this year´s meeting will be posted on the
CIRMS web-site as it becomes available or can be obtained by
contacting the CIRMS Executive Secretary, Katy Nardi at
knardi at cirms.org or phone/fax: 770-622-0026.
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