Health Physics News

December 2004

The December 2004 issue of Health Physics News has 36 pages and includes the CHP News Insert

  • COVER — The purpose of this month's cover story is to inform Society members about the scope and some of the implications of the ICRP draft recommendations. We're hoping this will stimulate members' interest in submitting comments to Ken Kase or to the ICRP directly.
  • GUEST EDITORIAL — Roger Clarke explains the justification for new ICRP recommendations.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President Guilmette reports that there is good news regarding the future of the health physics profession.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly summarizes "A Case Study in Trains Leaving the Station."
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Now is the time to nominate potential recipients to the HPS Awards Committee. The nominating process is outlined in this month's Health Physics News.
    • The Nominating Committee has initiated its call for nominees for the next HPS election. Positions to be filled are President-elect, Secretary-elect, and three members of the Board.
  • PARDON OUR DUST — HPS Ad Hoc Committee on Restructuring Chair Brian Dodd gives an overview of some of the changes proposed to renovate the Society.
  • STUDENT FELLOWSHIP AND TRAVEL GRANT FORMS are available in this month's HP News.
  • ATE PASSES THE 4,000 MARK — Editors of the HPS website ATE feature recently received question 4,000. Read this story and find out who submitted it, who answered it, and the prize received for answering it.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The North Central Chapter held its Fall Meeting on 29 October.
  • OUTSIDE THE CORNER OFFICE — Part 4 of "The Journalist's Mission Statement and Core Principles" by Jim Hylko.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The HPS website has a Meeting History page. Help is needed to fill in historical details of the HPS midyear and annual meetings. A contest is being conducted to see who can fill in the most blanks. Check it out!!
  • NOTES — the obituary of Dan Caulk.
    • Ever wonder how the Dos E. Bear giveaway by Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc., started? Find out the answer on page 26 this month.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the Kenotron Valve Tube (ca. 1920s, 1930s).
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This issue has 16 display ads, 13 short courses offered, and 4 job offers.

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