Health Physics News

February 2005

Highlights of the 28-page February 2005 issue of Health Physics News include the following:

  • COVER — The 2005 Midyear Topical Meeting is coming up in February and this month's cover story spotlights the Monday Plenary Session and also tells about lots of inexpensive fun stuff to do while you're in New Orleans.
  • EDITORIAL — Mark Maiello describes a study by the New York Academy of Medicine released last fall. The "Redefining Readiness" study points out a major flaw in our radiological defense training.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly reviews the new situation in the House of Representatives.
  • NOTES — Obituaries of John Seth Laughlin and Luis F. Garcia; new HPS officers are introduced.
  • WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO Q 4,000? — You can find the answer to that question in this month's HP News.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Susquehanna Valley Chapter and the South Texas Chapter report on recent meetings.
  • 2004 HPS SALARY SURVEY — Chris Graham and Andy King have put together another salary survey of the HPS.
  • 2005 HPS SUMMER SCHOOL — Lots of information about the summer school in July and some fun things to do while you're in Spokane.
  • A MUSING COLUMN — Marv Rosenstein returns to amuse readers with a column.
  • CHP CORNER — New appointments to AAHP committees and a McAdams Award reminder.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the nicotine alkaloid control plate.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This issue has 14 display ads, 14 short courses offered, and 1 job offer.

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