[ RadSafe ] Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) to be held October 18-20, 2010

Perle, Sandy SPerle at mirion.com
Fri Jul 30 15:20:53 CDT 2010

For detailed information regarding the annual meeting, agenda and on-line registration, please go to: http://www.cirms.org/

The 19th annual meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements
and Standards (CIRMS) to be held October 18-20, 2010 at the National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. The meeting's theme
is "Ionizing Radiation Sources: Uses, Availability, and Options." In light of
recent developments associated with the availability, transport, and use of
radioisotopes, the CIRMS Executive Committee has developed a program to
address some of the critical aspects associated with various sources of
radiation, both machine and isotope derived. We will address the availability,
transport, and use of radioisotopes, and the potential disruptions that can
occur should these isotopes no longer be available, as well as options for the
use of machine sources to replace isotopes such that a fundamental
understanding can be gained by those unfamiliar with the topic. The dynamic
and diverse aspects of the importance of measurements and standards in this
area will be addressed by internationally-recognized experts from academia,
industry, and government on radiation protection, industrial applications and
radiation effects, medical applications, homeland security, and other related
areas. I invite you to visit our website, www.cirms.org, for updates on the
evolving program.

CIRMS is an organization made up of leaders from the academic, government,
and industrial sectors who are dedicated to identifying the needs for new
measurement technologies and the development of new standards in the field
of ionizing radiation. This meeting provides a unique and excellent opportunity
to the entire ionizing radiation user community to meet and discuss
developments and new trends related to the fundamental aspects associated
with various radiation sources. In addition to the general plenary sessions,
there will be several working group sessions devoted to aspects of radiation
sources in radiation therapy (medical), industrial applications, radiation
protection, and homeland security. In every working group session, the needs
for measurement standards in these areas will be explored by discussing the
current "CIRMS Needs Report," modifying the Needs as necessary. The final
conclusions from these sessions will be presented in a joint plenary session at
the end of the meeting.

Since its beginning, CIRMS has strongly encouraged and supported the
participation of students in presenting their research, in the working groups or
as posters, at the annual meetings. Additionally, CIRMS proudly continues its
tradition of support through the Student Travel Grant program awards, through
which up to four students will be reimbursed for their expenses to attend the
meeting and make an oral presentation at the plenary session (for further
information, refer to the CIRMS website).


CIRMS Secretary

Sander C. Perle
Mirion Technologies
Dosimetry Services Division
2652 McGaw Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614

+1 (949) 296-2306 (Office)
+1 (949) 296-1130 (Fax)

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