[ RadSafe ] FW: RE: Pittsburgh 2008 Special Session - Military HP

Bob Cherry bobcherry at satx.rr.com
Sat Dec 22 14:57:30 CST 2007

Radsafers and BCC addressees:

Please publicize the Military Health Physics special session  at the annual
meeting in Pittsburgh. 13-17 July 2008 to Service (Army, Navy, Air Force,
Public Health Service) members and supporting civilians you know.

Please note that the abstract deadline is February 1.

We will try to have approximately the same number of papers for each
Service, if possible. If we receive more than we can handle, we will release
them to the Program Committee for possible presentation in other sessions.

Prospective speakers should send their abstracts to me as well as the Health
Physics Society website. Military Health Physics Section Steering Committee
members will put together our Section's program in coordination with the HPS
Program Committee.

(In the future, once our Section is officially established, we hope to have
a special session at every annual meeting. Maybe we will even be able to put
on a midyear special topic meeting sometime.)

Bob Cherry, CHP
Chair, HPS Military Health Physics Section Steering Committee

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt McFee [mailto:] 
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2007 6:29 AM
To: bobcherry 
Cc: cbmartel
Subject: RE: RE: Pittsburgh 2008 Special Session - Military HP

Hi Bob,
I believe it would be most beneficial if you asked the Steering Committee to
assemble topics/speakers. There's a little more leeway for your section in
the Special Sessions, since you (your section committee) are setting it up
and running it. If folks simply submit abstracts through the normal process,
without any marshalling from you, you don't have much control over content
or scheduling. The speakers you gather will still have to submit abstracts
via the website, but you'll know in advance who they are and what the topics
are, so that you can shape your session.
It's important to note that it doesn't have to be a two-day session with 32
papers in it. We've had sessions come back at half a day with four papers.
The important thing, especially for the start-up Military section, is to get
the session out there and get some publicity.
Abstracts are due by Feb. 1 if possible, submitted on
http://hps.org/meetings/meeting14.html, and should be at least 150 words,
but are limited to 2000 characters. There are more details on all aspects of
abstract submittal at this link.
Let me know if I can do anything to help.
Matt McFee

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