Health Physics News

June 2009

Highlights of the 32-page June 2009 issue of Health Physics News that includes the CHP News insert

  • COVER  — The NCRP Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting was held 2-3 March 2009 in Bethesda, Maryland. This month's cover story highlights the meeting.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President Dick Toohey thinks the time is right to initiate some serious strategy.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly summarizes the "education" part of lobbying.
  • GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LIAISON KEITH DINGER expands on David Connolly's article and tells about HPS interaction with congressional and federal agency staffing regarding medical isotope production.
  • RICHARD V. OSBORNE outlines the new recommendations of the ICRP (International Commission on Radiological Protection), published in 2008. Dr. Osborne was a member of a Nuclear Energy Agency expert group that reviewed the new recommendations of the ICRP.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC seeks public comment on regulatory issues and options for potential changes to the agency's radiation protection regulations.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Mark Miller joins in on the discussion of health physics advocacy.
  • NOTES — The Local Arrangements Committee for the HPS annual meeting in Minneapolis welcomes you to take part in the events that will be available at the meeting 12-16 July.
    • The National Security Administration recognizes the University of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia for their national security leadership.
    • The obituary of James E. Watson, Jr.
    • Mark Maiello asks whether it is springtime for nuclear power or a lingering "nuclear winter."
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Central Rocky Mountain Chapter held a technical meeting jointly with the Colorado State University Student Branch in April.
    • The North Central Chapter spring meeting was held 17 April in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Membership Committee welcomes 269 new HPS members.
    • The 2009 HPS special election is closed and the votes have been tallied.
    • Mark Radonich, a member of the AHCCO, invites HPS members to develop an improved and widespread "common sense" regarding radiation science.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month, Paul Frame talks about the Lind Electroscope.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 10 display ads and 13 short courses are offered this month.

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