Health Physics News

April 2009

Highlights of the 32-page April 2009 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — The 2009 HPS Annual Meeting will be held in Minneapolis this summer. HPS session chairs share what excites them most about the sessions they have been planning.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President Dick Toohey highlights the recent HPS midyear meeting held in San Antonio.
  • NOTES — If you're planning to attend the HPS annual meeting this summer, Andy Astleford and Janet Silsby give you some ideas for entertainment while in Minneapolis.
    • We were informed of the deaths of Patrica W. Durbin and Herman Cember. Complete obituaries will appear in the May issue of Health Physics News.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Connolly discusses the large increase in federal funding for science.
  • 2009 SPECIAL ELECTION — HPS Secretary Kathryn Pryor explains the objectives for a special election.
  • BENEFITS OF HPS MEMBERSHIP — Read about the new Toolbox feature on the HPS Website.
  • CDC VOLUNTEER RADIATION PROFESSIONALS ROUNDTABLE — John Lanza gives highlights of the recent roundtable held at the CDC in Atlanta.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Personnel have been selected to staff the HPS Government Relations Program.
    • HPS Past President Brian Dodd becomes the latest HPS member to join the ASLBP.
    • The IM2010 Conference will be held in March 2010 in Athens, Greece.
  • NCRP — NCRP Report No. 160
  • THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX — This article by Dade Moeller and Casper Sun reports on 210Po in cigarettes.
  • MORE HPS MIDYEAR MEETING PHOTOS
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — Morgan Cox informs readers of the status and projected future for 17 ANSI standards in effect for radiation protection instrumentation in the United States.
  • REAC/TS — The fifth article on internal contamination with radioactive materials
  • CHP CORNER — Reports from the chairs of the AAHP Appeals Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Professional Standards and Ethics Committees
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month’s Archives article is about Stafford Warren's Geiger counter.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 10 display ads and 12 short courses are offered this month.

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