Health Physics News

October 2009

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

  • COVER — Andy Karam and Brian Vetter give an overview of the 2009 Professional Development School.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President Dickson shows how Wriston's Law can be applied to health physics.
  • 2010 HPS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL (PDS) — Kelly Classic invites Society members to attend the 2010 PDS on Radiation Risk Communication in Albuquerque 27-29 January.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly explains rules for filling congressional vacancies.
  • MEMBER'S POINT OF VIEW — Mike Grissom gives his thoughts about the 2009 HPS and AAPM Annual Meetings.
  • RESPONSE TO MEMBER'S POINT OF VIEW — Howard Dickson responds to Grissom's point of view.
  • HPS 2020–CHARTING THE COURSE FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS — Kathryn Pryor invites members to share thoughts and suggestions for where the Society ought to be in 10 years and how we ought to get there.
  • AGENCY NEWS — NRC awards nuclear education grants.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Pete and Karen Myers list the activities of the South Texas Chapter of the HPS.
    • The North Carolina Chapter announces an upcoming fall meeting and PEP that will be held 22-23 October in Charlotte.
  • SECTION NEWS — The Accelerator Section establishes a student award in honor of Lutz Moritz.
  • NOTES — The 5th Annual Advanced LSO Workshop was a success.
    • HPS affiliate Alliance for Radiation Safety releases "Image Gently" educational materials.
    • Captain Aaron Thompson receives the Army Nuclear Medical Science Officer Company Grade Officer of the Year.
  • REAC/TS — This month's REAC/TS Registry article deals with the evaluation of acute local radiation injury.
  • CHP CORNER — The AAHP approves committee assignments.
    • Ray Johnson gives the state of the AAHP finances.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month, Paul Frame talks about prehistoric shipping labels.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 7 display ads and 15 short courses are offered this month.

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