Health Physics News

April 2011

Highlights of the 32-page April 2011 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — The HPS Annual Meeting Technical Program and Plenary Session are highlighted in this month's cover story by Program Task Force Chair Robin Hill and HPS President Ed Maher.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — HPS President Ed Maher researches definitions of "professionalism."
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly discusses budget cutting at the nation's capitol.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC lays out framework for conducting mandatory hearings on new reactor licenses.
    • The NRC issues new guidance on release of patients following iodine treatment for thyroid conditions.
  • NOTES — Darrell Fisher updates Health Physics News on the supply of molybdenum-99.
  • HPS IRPA 13 DELEGATE appointment selection process is announced.
  • BOOK REVIEW — Andy Karam reviews the book Radioactive Air Sampling Methods, edited by Mark L. Maiello and Mark D. Hoover.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Members of the South Texas Chapter report on their winter meeting held 15 January in San Antonio.
    • Members of the New England Chapter have an anniversary party scheduled for 13 May – Save the date and join them in the celebration.
    • The Greater New York Chapter honors Michael T. Ryan with the 2010 Failla Memorial Award.
    • The Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship class of 1949-1950 gathers at the Failla Memorial Award dinner in New York City.
  • A DOSE OF REALITY — Could the "Healthy Worker Effect" be backwards?
  • GETTING TO KNOW THE HPS— Radiation safety officer Dramane Konate is interviewed this month.
  • THE HP GENE — Armin Ansari interviews the Moeller family this month.
  • NCRP RELEASES REPORT NO. 165, Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers. Health Physics News interviews John W. Poston, Sr.
  • CHP CORNER — The 2010 ABHP activities are highlighted; duties of the Nominating Committee are discussed; and Jim Willison gives a Continuing Education update.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — Paul Frame tells about the early 4 pi proportional counter.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 6 display ads and 15 short courses are offered this month.

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