Health Physics News

October 2004

The October 2004 issue of Health Physics News has 32 pages and includes the Spokane Annual Meeting Call for Papers and more Washington, DC, Annual Meeting photos.

  • COVER — Ray Guilmette was welcomed as the new Health Physics Society (HPS) president at its 2004 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Ray shares with readers his thoughts on health physics, health physicists and the HPS.
  • EDITORIAL — Mark Maiello poses the question: "should the public be told of every terrorist event that occurs?"
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Washington Representative David Connolly talks politics.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — John J. Coupal has an opinion regarding acroynms.
    • Jerry Martin poses a solution to the empty pipeline problem.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Reports from the Northern California and Rio Grande Chapters.
  • NOTES — Plans for the 2005 Summer School in Spokane, Washington.
    • New NCRP Reports on Operational Radiation Safety.
    • CAP88-PC v2.0 update.
    • New Orleans Midyear 13-16 February 2005.
    • Obituary of Abe Schwebel.
  • HPS Revised Position Statement on Radiation Risk in Perspective.
  • When Lionel Went Nuclear — Lionel began making nuclear toy trains beginning in 1958. Read about how Lionel got into the radiation detector business.
  • OUTSIDE THE CORNER OFFICE — Jim Hylko gives us Part 2 of Reading the Newspaper from Inside a Glass House – "The Journalist's Mission Statement and Core Principles" Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4.
  • 2005-2006 — HPS Fellowships and Student Travel/Worker Grants forms.
  • CHP CORNER — 2004 ABHP Certification Examination sites and proctors.
  • ODDS and ENDS — This month read about Fuel from CP-1.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This issue has 17 display ads, 12 short courses offered, and 4 job offers.

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