[ RadSafe ] FW: BWC-HPS Meeting Announcement - Radiological Emergency Response - May 21, 2007 2 1

Bob Cherry bobcherry at satx.rr.com
Tue May 1 18:14:30 CDT 2007

This looks like a great meeting. Please go to it if you are in the area.

Bob C

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Osgood [mailto:NLO at nrc.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 3:17 PM
To: Nancy Osgood
Subject: BWC-HPS Meeting Announcement - Radiological Emergency Response -
May 21, 2007 2 1

Announcement from the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics

Don't Miss This Meeting!

Annual Meeting Announcement - Radiological Emergency Response
Date:  May 21, 2007
Location:  Sheraton Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD

BWC Members: $40 Non-members $50.  Advance Registration Required RSVP to:
sam2 at nrc.gov 
(Registration fee includes morning refreshments and lunch)

8:00 	Registration, vendors exhibits, coffee, and refreshments

9:00	Welcome

9:10	Revision of the EPA Protective Action Guides (Sara DeCair, EPA)

The EPA is currently drafting a revision of its Protective Action Guides
(PAGs) for radiological emergencies.  The new guidance will be based on the
ICRP 66 dose conversion factors.  This talk will discuss the changes that
are being considered.

9:45	DHS Protective Action Guides for Radiological Dispersal Devices and
Improvised Nuclear Devices (John MacKinney, EPA)

In January, 2006, DHS published protective action guides for RDDs and INDs
for public comment and for interim use.  The guides selected optimization as
the criteria for evaluating cleanup actions.  The DHS guides and the public
comments received will be discussed.

10:15	Coffee

10:30	Implementing the DHS Late Phase Optimization PAG (Stephen McGuire,

In the DHS PAG guidance, the late phase criterion for evaluation of cleanup
options is optimization.  A method that can be used to implement the
criterion will be discussed.

11:00	IAEA Guidance for Recovery from Radiological Emergencies (Elizabeth
Thompson, NRC)

In 2005, the International Atomic Energy Agency published new guidance on
protective actions for radiological emergencies that was based in large part
on the lessons learned from the Chernobyl and Goiania accidents.  The IAEA
guidance and lessons learned will be discussed.  

11:30	Guidance on the Use of Potassium Iodine and Implementation during
Radiological Emergencies (Patricia Milligan, NRC)

In 2005, the FDA revised its guidance on the administration of potassium
iodide to protect against the intake of radioactive iodines.  The new
guidance and its basis will be discussed.  Implementation of the new
guidance will also be discussed.

12:00	Lunch

1:00	Affiliates

1:15	The BWC-HPS First Responder Assistance Team   (Judson Kenoyer, Dade
Moeller & Associates)

In 2006, the BWC-HPS initiated the development of a "First Responder
Assistance Team" for radiological emergencies.  This presentation will
describe the efforts to date to line up with the national HPS technical
assistance program, the vision of the overall effort, short- and long-term
expectations, and details of the current training program.

1:45	Ingestion of Polonium-210 - What We Know and What We Don't Know
(Mike Noska, FDA)

Polonium-210 has been used as a lethal poison.  What do we know about how
polonium-210 behaves in the body?

2:15	Break

2:30	Practical Problems in Radiological Emergency Response 

What really happens:  a discussion of the practical problems that have been
encountered in responding to radiological emergencies.

3:15	Open Discussion

3:45	Awards

4:00	BW Chapter Business Meeting

4:30	Close meeting

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