March 2004 Health Physics News

The March 2004 issue of Health Physics News has 32 pages of news plus the 2004 Health Physics Society Summer School insert.

  • COVER — IRPA 11 will be held in Madrid, Spain, 23-28 May 2004. HPS member Rick Jones is a member of the International Congress Programme Committee and provided information about the meeting for this month's cover story.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Ken Kase tells about the IRPA 11 General Assembly and how the HPS delegates will participate.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — It's budget time in Washington – Stan Ullman explains how the President's budget will impact the Health Physics Society.
  • CORRESONDENCE — D.J. Higson and Ted Rockwell comment on the EPA Report in January Health Physics News and Jerome Puskin responds to their comments.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Updating us this month are the Virginia Chapter HPS and the New England Chapter HPS.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The AAHP puts out a call for nominations for the Joyce P. Davis Memorial Award.
  • NCRP — The upcoming NCRP meeting will be held 14-15 April at the Crystal City Marriot, Crystal Forum. The meeting program is outlined in our NCRP article.
  • NOTESAnnual Meeting 2004 – Washington, DC. This month you can find out how easy it is to get around DC without a vehicle.
  • HPS OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS — Bios of the new HPS officers and board members are included in this month's Health Physics News.
  • INTERACTIONS WITH A REPORTER — "Very Hot Commodities–Ray Johnson is Aglow Over His Radioactive Treasures" – Ray tells of his experience with a Washington Post reporter.
  • POSITION STATEMENT — The "Guidance for Protective Actions Following a Radiological Terrorist Event" Position Statement has been adopted by the HPS and is printed in this issue of Health Physics News.
  • CHP CORNER — Kyle Kleinhans polls successful CHP candidates to find out their preparation methods for passing the exam.
  • ODDS and ENDS — Paul Frame gives examples of an early radiation symbol.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 17 display ads, 18 short courses offered, and 3 job offers.

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