50th Annual Meeting Sessions

10-14 July 2005, Spokane, WA

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society was held 10-14 July 2005 in Spokane, Washington.

Final Program

Below is the schedule of talks. Click on a title to see the full abstract or presentation, if available.


Plenary Session 1: TBD (PL1)
(Room: Bay 1/2/3 - Time: 8:30 am-Noon)
   8:30  -  PL1.1:  Monday Plenary 1 - K. Weaver (INEEL) Presented by Kevan Weaver
   10:00  -  PL1.2:  Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation: The Relationship between Damage Induction and Biological Benefit Contradicts Validity of the LNT-Hypothesis - L. Feinendegen, Morgan Lecture (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Presented by Ludwig Feinendegen
   11:00  -  PL1.3:  Monday Plenary 3 - B. Boecker, Landauer Lecture (LRRI) Presented by Bruce Boecker
Poster Session (P)
(Room: Exhibit Hall - Time: 1:30-3:00 pm)
    P.1 -  Radionuclide Biological Remediation Resource Guide - L.W. Jensen1; V.M. Ibeanusi2; and D.A. Grab3 (1US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5; 2Spelman College; 3University of California, Berkeley)
    P.2 -  A GPS-Based System for Radium Contamination Gamma Scanning - R. Meyer; C. Little; M. Shields; S. Green; J. Johnson; and M. Vidyasagar (MFG Inc.)
Emergency Planning/Response
    P.3 -  An American Health Physicist in Iraq - B.L. Baumann (Fluor Federal Services)
    P.4 -  Ontario Nuclear Emergency Field Sampling Exercise - A.G. Scott (Ontario Ministry of Labour)
    P.5 -  US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response - K.M. Brock and A.C. McMurtray (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
    P.6 -  Implications of Coming Changes in the RASCAL Atmospheric Dispersion Algorithms - J.V. Ramsdell, Jr1; G.F. Athey2; and S.A. McGuire3 (1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 2Athey Consulting; 3US Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
    P.7 -  Radiological Studies in the Hot Spring Region of Mahallat, Central Iran - M. Beitollahi1; M. Ghiassi-Nejad2; A. Esmaeli3; and R. Dunker1 (1Idaho State University - Dept. of Physics/Health Physics Program; 2Department of Biophysics, Tarbiat Modaress University, Tehran, Iran; 3EMC Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China)
    P.8 -  Human Health Impact Evaluation Methods for a Multiple Source Analysis using the Multimedia Pollutant Assessment System (MEPAS) - D.L. Strenge and M.A. Pelton (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
    P.9 -  Tritium Concentrations in Vegetation as a Function of Distance from a Low-Level Radioactive Waste Site at Los Alamos National Laboratory - P.R. Fresquez; L.M. Vasquez-Tator; and E.A. Lopez (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    P.10 -  Environmental Monitoring of External Radiation Levels at Brookhaven National Laboratory - S. Sengupta1; G.R. Holeman2; B. Hooda1; R.N. Recieniello1; and H.F. Kahnhauser1 (1Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York; 2Holeman Consultants, Inc., Flemington, New Jersey)
    P.11 -  Inhalation Exposure from Tritium for Intrusion Scenarios at Low Level Waste Disposal Sites - P.D. Rittmann (Fluor Government Group, Inc.)
    P.12 -  Enhanced Capabilities of RESRAD-BIOTA: A Computer Program Providing a Graded Approach for Assessing Radiological Impact to Nonhuman Biota - S.L. Domotor1; K.A. Higley2; C. Yu3; D. LePoire3; T. Klett3; and S. Kamboj3 (1US Department of Energy; 2Oregon State University; 3Argonne National Laboratory)
    P.13 -  Adaptation of the Features, Events, and Processes (FEP) Methodology to Environmental Restoration - G.V. Last and B.A. Napier (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington)
    P.14 -  Characterization of Surface Soils at a Former Uranium Mill - J.A. Johnson; H.R. Meyer; M. Vidyasagar; and C.A. Little (MFG, Inc.)
External Dosimetry
    P.15 -  Quality Assurance and Quality Control Studies on TLD Based Dosimetry Services by the University Radiation Safety Committee of King Abdulaziz University - W.H. Abulfaraj; S.I. Bhuiyan; T.M. Ahmed; and E. Elmohr (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, KSA)
    P.16 -  A System Utilizing Monte Carlo Calculation Method for Precise Assessment of Dose Distribution in Human Body in Radiation Accidents - F. Takahashi; A. Endo; and Y. Yamaguchi [The Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)]
    P.17 -  Measurements of Field Size and Angular Dependence of Absorbed Dose Rate in Beta Particle Reference Radiation Fields with TLDs and Radiochromic Film - C.G. Soares1; F. Ingellis2; R. Ward2; and V. Pagonis2 (1National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD; 2McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland)
    P.18 -  An Affordable Optically Stimulated Luminescent Dosimeter Reader - W.G. West; K.J. Kearfott; and A.F. Kalchik (The University of Michigan, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences)
    P.19 -  Temporal Sensitivity Changes and Signal Fading of LiF: Tl, Mg Under Controlled Environmental Conditions - M.L. Rodrigues; S.-H. Hsu; K.J. Kearfott; J.E. Schlicht; M.T. Sami; and T.A. Lebeis (University of Michigan)
    P.20 -  The Effect of the Time-Temperature Heating Profile Design on the Precision and Accuracy of Thermoluminescent (TL) Glow Curve Peak Areas for LiF: Mg, Ti - M.L. Rodrigues; K.J. Kearfott; S.-H. Hsu; J.E. Schlicht; L.W. Parker; and L.R. Baumgarten (University of Michigan)
    P.21 -  Experimental Verification of a Method for Obtaining Temporal Dose Information from Thermoluminescent Dosimeters (TLDs) Using a Simple Collimator with a Mechanical Rotating Mechanism - R.B. Gunnett; K.J. Kearfott; and J.E. Schlicht (University of Michigan Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department)
    P.22 -  Los Alamos National Laboratory Neutron Reference Field Characterization Studies - M.S. Gadd; T.D. McLean; D.T. Seagraves; R.H. Olsher; and M.W. Mallett (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    P.23 -  A New Laboratory Course in Applied Radiological Measurements - K.J. Kearfott; J.A. Harvey; S.C. Dewey; M.L. Rodrigues; R.B. Gunnett; and A.L. Lehnert (University of Michigan)
    P.24 -  Improving the Numerical Stability of an In-Situ Gamma Ray Spectroscopy Method using Multiple Measurements for the Determination of Activity Concentration as a Function of Depth - S.C. Dewey and K.J. Kearfott (University of Michigan)
    P.25 -  Developing a New Default Characterization Method for In Situ Gamma-Ray Spectrometry - L. Tkavadze; R. Dunker; R.R. Brey; and T.F. Gesell (Idaho State University - Dept. of Physics/Health Physics Program)
    P.26 -  Evaluation of Health Physics Instruments Model 2080 Pulse Neutron Survey Meter, Model 6030 Ion Chamber, and Model 1030 Pulse Survey Meter in a Linear Accelerator Produced Neutron Field - E. Anderson1; K. Claver1; B. Schrader2; and R.R. Brey1 (1Idaho State University - Dept. of Physics/Health Physics Program; 2Idaho National Laboratory)
    P.27 -  Are There Large Variations in Low-Energy Response Between Your Bicron Micro-Rem Survey Meters? - M.K. Murphy; G.L. Carter; A.A. Kriss; P.J. Smith; and R.K. Berg (Battelle-PNNL)
    P.28 -  Practical Software for Automatic Uncertainty Propagation - K.D. McCroan1 and C.V. Gogolak2 (1EPA National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory; 2DHS Environmental Measurements Laboratory)
Internal Dosimetry and Bioassay
    P.29 -  In Vitro Dissolution Rates of Radionuclides in Aerosol Particles from the Florida Phosphate Industry - K.P. Kim1; W.E. Bolch1; C.Y. Wu1; and B.K. Birky2 (1University of Florida; 2Florida Institute of Phosphate Research)
    P.30 -  Statistical Analysis of Dose Assignments Resulting from Plutonium Bioassays for the Mayak Cohort - M.P. Krahenbuhl1; J.D. Bess1; J.L. Wilde1; V.V. Vostrotin2; K.G. Suslova2; and V.F. Khokhryakov2 (1University of Utah; 2Southern Urals Biophysics Institute)
    P.31 -  Investigation of Indirect Radiation Effects in the Model Archaeon Halobacterium sp. NRC-1 - P.C. Retka1; J.R. Smith2; and L.C. DeVeaux3 (1Idaho State University - Dept. of Physics/Health Physics Program; 2University of Maryland - Dept. of Biotechnology, Center of Marine Biotechnology; 3Idaho State University - Dept. of Biology/Idaho Accelerator Center)
    P.32 -  Investigating Radiation Bystander Effects in the Single-Celled Organism S. pombe - N. Chelidze; L.C. DeVeaux; and D.P. Wells (Idaho State University)
Medical Health Physics
    P.33 -  Streamlining Nuclear Medicine Department Contamination Response - G.M. Sturchio and T.B. Valley (Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota)
Operational Health Physics
    P.34 -  Introduction of an Electronic Van Module for Use in MCNP - R.J. McConn Jr; E.R. Siciliano; and J.E. Schweppe (Pacific Northwest National Lab)
    P.35 -  Computer Codes for Exact Decision Levels and Errors of the First Kind When the Blank Count Time Is an Integer in [1, 20] Times Greater than the Sample Count Time - W.E. Potter (Consultant)
    P.36 -  Rapid Method of Gross Alpha/Beta Analysis Using Liquid Scintillation Counter for Radiological Screening and Contamination Control Survey - Y.D. Pan and R.M. Davis (Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.)
    P.37 -  A Radiation Safety Computer System - C.B. Smith and R.H. Johnson (Radiation Safety Academy)
    P.38 -  Neutron Measurements for Thermoluminescence Dosimeter and Electronic Personal Dosimeter Algorithms at Primary Shield Penetration of Unit 1 Pressure Water Reactor at South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company - R.A. Aguilera; W.T. Bullard; L.M. Earls; J.A. Myers; L. Stoicescu; and G.E. Williams (South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company)
    P.39 -  Integrated Radiological Laboratory Inspection Process - C.W. Smock; T.W. LaVake; and J.T. Kwiatkowski (Johnson & Johnson)
    P.40 -  Computerized System for Control and Management of Radioactive Materials: Web Based Applications in Radiation Safety - L. Zhang; D. Bandyopadhyay; and S. Hoory (Mount Sinai Medical Center, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029)
    P.41 -  How One Chapter Offers a Successful Health Physics Review Course* - P.S. Stansbury and D.J. Strom (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
    P.42 -  A 10-Year Prospectus of Radiation Safety Program Operations at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas - S. Revell; A. Tull; J.C. White; and J.A. Lopez (UTSWMC)
    P.43 -  Possible Underlying Physics behind Pain Relief Received in Radon Health Spas - G.I. Lykken1; B. Momcilovic2; and T.W. Ward3 (1Department of Physics, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota; 2Institute of Medical Research & Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia; 3Techsource Inc., Germantown, Maryland)
    P.44 -  Laboratory Scale Investigation of Some Factors Affecting Radon-222 Air Concentrations - A.M. Mamoon (Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority)
    P.45 -  Environmental Factors Influencing Temporal Indoor Radon Concentration - M.S. Jawad; D.K. Worthy; L.R. Baumgarten; J.A. Moore; and K.J. Kearfott (University of Michigan)
    P.46 -  A Simple Radon Chamber for Educational Usage - J.A. Moore; A.L. Lehnert; S.-H. Hsu; and K.J. Kearfott (University of Michigan)
Regulatory/Legal Issues
    P.47 -  The Regulatory Control System of Sealed Sources in Taiwan - H.-L. Yin; J.-Y. Huang; and J. Lee (Atomic Energy Council, Taiwan)
    P.48 -  New Radiation Warning Sign - C.J. MacKenzie (International Atomic Energy Agency)
    P.49 -  Cincinnati Radiation Society: "Atoms For Peace" to "Homeland Security." Fostering Knowledge of Radiation in Cincinnati Since 1952 - H. Spitz (University of Cincinnati)
    P.50 -  Radiation Measurement Standards Needs - A.J. Berejka1; K.L. Swinth2; C.V. Gogolak3; K.G.W. Inn4; and R.C. Yoder5 (1Ionicorp; 2Swinth Associates; 3Environmental Measurements Laboratory; 4National Institute of Standards and Technology; 5Landauer, Inc.)
Internal Dosimetry, Bioassay, Biokinetics, and Risk (MPM-A)
(Room: Bay 1 - Time: 3:00-5:00 pm - Chairs: Patricia Lee and Pam Tranbarger)
   3:00 PM  -  MPM-A.1:  A Skeletal Reference Dosimetry Model for the Adult Female - K.N. Kielar; D.J. Hasenauer; A.A. Shah; and W.E. Bolch (University of Florida) Presented by Kayla Kielar
   3:15 PM  -  MPM-A.2:  Monte Carlo Simulations of Photon Emissions from the Lungs of NORMAN Voxel Phantom Help to Certify Calibration Phantom Lungs - R.J. Traub; J.C. McDonald; and T.P. Lynch (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington) Presented by Rick Traub
   3:30 PM  -  MPM-A.3:  Technical Justification for Using the Presence of Cs-137 Identified in Whole Body Counts as a Flag for Undertaking In Vitro Analysis of Sr-90/Y-90 at the INL - S. McCord1; B. Anderson2; P. Ruhter2; and R.R. Brey1 (1Idaho State University - Dept. of Physics/Health Physics Program; 2Idaho National Laboratory) Presented by Stacey McCord
   3:45 PM  -  MPM-A.4:  Review of Two Recent Transuranic Intake Events at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory* - D.A. McLaughlin (Operational Safety Services Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,* Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831) Presented by David McLaughlin
   4:00 PM  -  MPM-A.5:  Uptake and Retention of Tritiated Pump Oil in Rats Following Intratracheal Instillation - S.M. Carlisle and P.A. Burchart (AECL, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada) Presented by Sara Carlisle
   4:15 PM  -  MPM-A.6:  Radium-226 and the Thyroid Gland: Maybe We Know Less than We Thought - S.L. Simon1; S.A. Ibrahim2; L. VanMiddlesworth3; R.E. Filipy4; and A. Bouville1 (1National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; 2Colorado State University; 3University of Tennessee School of Medicine; 4US Transuranium and Uranium Registries, Washington State University) Presented by Steven Simon
   4:30 PM  -  MPM-A.7:  Predicting Human Cancer Risk for Internally Deposited Ra-226* - O.G. Raabe (University of California, Davis) Presented by Otto Raabe
   4:45 PM  -  MPM-A.8:  Carcinogenic Risks Associated with Ingesting Naturally Occurring Radionuclides in Drinking Water, including the Contribution to Overall Risk from Radon-222 - D.A. Falta; T.A. DeVol; and R.A. Fjeld (Clemson University) Presented by Deborah Falta
Consequence Management of RDD Incidents (MPM-B)
(Room: Bay 2 - Time: 3:00-5:00 pm - Chairs: Stephen Domotor and Brooke Buddemeier)
   3:30 PM  -  MPM-B.1:  Early-Phase Emergency-Worker-Protection Stay Time Tables for Responders with a Variety of Health Physics Information and Personal Protective Equipment - P.D. Bailey1; C. Yu2; S. Kamboj2; and J.-J. Cheng2 (1US Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Measurements Laboratory; 2Argonne National Laboratory) Presented by Paul Bailey
   3:00 PM  -  MPM-B.2:  Operational Guidelines and Their Application within a Framework for Consequence Management of a Radiological Dispersal Device Incident - W.C. Conklin1; S.L. Domotor2; and A. Wallo2 (1US Department of Homeland Security; 2US Department of Energy) Presented by Stephen Domotor
   3:45 PM  -  MPM-B.3:  Modeling of RDD Scenarios and Derivation of Operational Guidelines for RDD Consequence Management - C. Yu1; J. Cheng1; S. Kamboj1; A. Miron1; D. LePoire1; B. Biwer1; C.R. Yuen1; T. Klett1; S.Y. Chen1; S. Domotor2; and A. Wallo III2 (1Argonne National Laboratory; 2Department of Energy) Presented by Charley Yu
   4:15 PM  -  MPM-B.4:  Homeland Security – What Steps Are Being Taken by States to Prepare for a Radiological Terrorist Incident? - D. McBaugh (Washington State Dept. of Health and CRCPD) Presented by Debra McBaugh
   4:30 PM  -  MPM-B.5:  Operational Guidelines for Food Products Potentially Contaminated from a Radiological Dispersal Device Incident - M.A. Noska1; W.C. Cunningham2; C. Yu3; J.-J. Cheng4; S. Kamboj3; S. Domotor4; and A. Wallo III4 (1Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health; 2Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; 3US Department of Energy; 4Argonne National Laboratory) Presented by Michael Noska
   4:45 PM  -  MPM-B.6:  RDD Emergency Response Decision Support - T.P. Taylor; B.A. Simpson; and D.E. Dale (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Presented by Tammy Taylor
External Dosimetry I (MPM-C)
(Room: Bay 3 - Time: 3:00-5:00 pm - Chairs: Chris Martel and Tracy Ikenberry)
   3:00 PM  -  MPM-C.1:  DOE Mayak Worker Study Occupational Dose Characteristics - I. Teplyakov1; M.V. Gorelov1; E.K. Vasilenko1; O. Alexandrova2; J.J. Fix3; and R.I. Scherpelz3 (1Mayak Production Association; 2University of Ekaterinberg; 3Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Jack Fix
   3:15 PM  -  MPM-C.2:  Calculation of Organ Doses from External Radiation for Mayak Worker Dose Reconstruction - R.I. Scherpelz1; D.O. Choe2; M. Smetanin3; R.J. Traub1; K.F. Eckerman4; and E. Vasilenko3 (1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 2University of Utah; 3Mayak Production Association; 4Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Presented by Robert Scherpelz
   3:30 PM  -  MPM-C.3:  The Response of Personnel Dosimeters Worn by Workers at Mayak Production Association Facilities - M. Smetanin1; V. Knyasev1; R.I. Scherpelz2; E. Vasilenko1; J.J. Fix2; and M. Gorelov1 (1Mayak Production Association; 2Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Robert Scherpelz
   3:45 PM  -  MPM-C.4:  A Method for Comparing and Combining Distance Dependent Calculated and Measured Values of the DS02 Dosimetry System for Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors - H.M. Cullings1; D.L. Preston2; M. Hoshi3; and S. Fujita1 (1Radiation Effects Research Foundation; 2Hirosoft International Corp.; 3Hiroshima University) Presented by Harry Cullings
   4:00 PM  -  MPM-C.5:  Recent Results of Passive Dosimetry Measurements on the International Space Station - E. Semones1; M. Weyland2; T. Shelfer1; A. Johnson1; and E. Zapp1 (1Lockheed Martin; 2NASA) Presented by Edward Semones
   4:15 PM  -  MPM-C.6:  Assessment of Hand Exposures from Nuclear Pharmacy Operations Using Multi-Element OSL Dosimeter Gloves - D.J. Krueger1; J.L. Coffey2; W. Regits2; C.T. Walters2; and J. Gray3 (1PETNET Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2Cardinal Health, Inc.; 3Landauer, Inc.) Presented by David Krueger
   4:30 PM  -  MPM-C.7:  Assessing and Evaluating the Self-Indicating Instant Radiation Alert Dosimeter (SIRAD) - A.K. Bak; H.M. Stewart; and K.A. Higley (Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics, Oregon State University) Presented by Kathryn Higley
   4:45 PM  -  MPM-C.8:  Results of Recent Phantom Backscatter Studies - S.O. Schwahn (US Department of Energy) Presented by Scott Schwahn
Instrumentation (MPM-D)
(Room: Bay 4 - Time: 3:00-5:00 pm - Chairs: Mark Hoover and Matt McFee)
   3:00 PM  -  MPM-D.1:  Derivation of Beta/Alpha Ratios for Predicting Radon/Thoron Progeny Interference with Radiation Monitors - L.A. Rathbun (Fluor Hanford, Inc.) Presented by Lyle Rathbun
   3:15 PM  -  MPM-D.2:  Experimental Investigation of the Use of Solid State Detectors in Radiation Portal Monitors - R.M. Garcia1; F. Stong2; and R. Graff2 (1Tetra Tech EC, Inc.; 2SCM Consultants, Inc.) Presented by Richard Garcia
   3:30 PM  -  MPM-D.3:  Investigation of the Response Characteristics of a Portable Portal Monitor - M. Balzer; R.R. Brey; A. Hunt; and T.F. Gesell (Idaho State University - Dept. of Physics/Health Physics Program) Presented by Mark Balzer
   3:45 PM  -  MPM-D.4:  High Speed LASER Spectroscopy to Study Radiolytic Byproducts Soon After Generation - R. Ngazimbi1; B. Mincher2; R. Rodriguez3; B.J. Phillips3; R.V. Fox2; and R.R. Brey1 (1Idaho State University - Dept. of Physics/Health Physics Program; 2Idaho National Laboratory; 3Idaho State University - Dept. of Chemistry) Presented by Royal Ngazimbi
   4:00 PM  -  MPM-D.5:  Phenomenon Involving the Change in Neutron Survey Meter Efficiency Versus Accumulated Dose - R.K. Piper1; M.K. Murphy1; and A.K. Thompson2 (1Battelle-PNNL; 2NIST) Presented by Mark Murphy
   4:15 PM  -  MPM-D.6:  Airborne 210Pb Particle Size Measurements During and After the WTC Collapse - N.H Harley1; P. Chittaporn1; A. Kong2; and I.M. Fisenne2 (1New York University School of Medicine; 2USDHS, Environmental Measurements Laboratory) Presented by Naomi Harley
   4:30 PM  -  MPM-D.8:  A Senior Design Project to Combine Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the MCNP code* - M. Furler; J. Leone; S. May; P. Caracappa; and X.G. Xu (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institut) Presented by Mark Furler
Science Teacher Workshop (MPM-E)
(Room: Conference Theater - Time: 3:00-5:00 pm)
   3-5 PM  -  MPM-E.:  How to Hold a Science Teachers Workshop - STC HPS (South Texas Chapter) Presented by STC HPS


AAHP Session: BEIR VII and Radiation Risk (TAM-A)
(Room: Bay 1 - Time: 8:30 am-Noon - Chairs: Thomas Buhl and Evan Douple)
   8:30 AM     Welcome - Thomas Buhl
   8:45 AM  -  TAM-A.1:  Contributions to Radiation Risk Assessment by the Committee on Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR VII) - E.B. Douple and R. Jostes (The National Academies) Presented by Evan Douple
   10:00 AM  -  TAM-A.2:  Biology and Genetics in the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR VII) Report - J.E. Cleaver (University of California, San Francisco) Presented by James Cleaver
   11:00 AM  -  TAM-A.3:  The Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR VII) Report's Models for Estimating Cancer Risks - E.S. Gilbert, Morgan Lecture (National Cancer Institute) Presented by Ethel Gilbert
Accelerator Section Session (TAM-B)
(Room: Bay 2 - Time: 8:15-11:45 am - Chairs: Sayed Rokni and Lorraine Day)
   8:15 AM  -  TAM-B.1:  Accelerator Shielding Design: From Protons to Electrons, from America to Europe and Back - A. Fasso, Morgan Lecture (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) Presented by Alberto Fasso
   9:00 AM  -  TAM-B.2:  Updating the Department of Energy Accelerator Safety Order and Guide - D.R. Nelson1 and D.C. Parzyck2 (1USDOE, Office of Science; 2USDOE, Fermilab Site Office) Presented by DeVaughn Nelson
   9:15 AM  -  TAM-B.3:  Comparison of Shielding Design and Operational Radiation Safety Issues for Synchrotron Radiation Facilities - J.C. Liu1; S.H. Rokni1; Y. Asano2; W.R. Casey3; R.J. Donahue4; and P.K. Job5 (1Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; 2Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Japan; 3Brookhaven National Laboratory; 4Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; 5Argonne National Laboratory) Presented by Sayed H. Rokni
   9:30 AM  -  TAM-B.4:  Shielding Cask for a 252Cf Ion Source - S.I. Baker; E.F. Moore; R.C. Pardo; and G. Savard (Argonne National Laboratory) Presented by Sam Baker
   9:45 AM  -  TAM-B.5:  Numi Work-Cell Shielding Design - K.V. Vaziri (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Presented by Kamran Vaziri
   10:00 AM  -  TAM-B.6:  High Energy Neutron Spectral Unfolding Using Activation Foils - L.S. Walker1; R.H. Olsher1; J. Oostens2; and M. James1 (1Los Alamos National Laboratory; 2Campbellsville University, Kentucky) Presented by L. Scott Walker
   10:45 AM  -  TAM-B.7:  Angular Distribution of X-Ray Differential Flux, Ambient and Effective Dose Intensity from 1 to 20 Mev Electron Accelerators - M.S. Singh and K.L. Shingleton (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Presented by Mike Singh
   11:00 AM  -  TAM-B.8:  A Safety Analysis of a Reconfigurable Linac Target - P.F. Caracappa and R.C. Block (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Presented by Peter Caracappa
   11:15 AM  -  TAM-B.9:  Cabinet-Safe Challenges for Portable Accelerator Operation - J.K. Billa; D.P. Wells; and J.F. Harmon (Idaho State University) Presented by Jermiah Billa
   11:30 AM  -  TAM-B.10:  Radiation Dosimeter System for a 20 MeV Pulsed Linear Accelerator Beam at High Dose Rates for Radiobiological Applications - M.A. Mestari; J. Case; T. Webb; L.C. DeVeaux; and D.P. Wells (Idaho State University) Presented by Mohammed Mestari
Government Section Session (TAM-C)
(Room: Bay 3 - Time: 8:15-11:45 am - Chairs: John Leonowich and Tom Bell)
   8:15 AM  -  TAM-C.1:  The Birth and Control of X-Ray Products - S.L.B. Kent1 and M.A. Odlaug2 (1Food and Drug Administration; 2Washington Department of Health, Office of Radiation Protection) Presented by Suzie Kent
   8:45 AM  -  TAM-C.2:  Genesis of Radiation Control Legislation for Electronic Products - F.J. Bradley (Health Physics Consultant, New York, NY 10028) Presented by Frank Bradley
   9:15 AM  -  TAM-C.3:  FDA's Pioneering Role in Laser Safety Regulations - S.L.B. Kent and J.E. Dennis (Food and Drug Administration) Presented by Suzie Kent
   10:15 AM  -  TAM-C.4:  Z136.1 Laser Standard Update - J.A. Leonowich (Pacific NW National Laboratory) Presented by John Leonowich
   10:45 AM  -  TAM-C.5:  The History of State and Federal Nonionizing Radiation Control Programs - S.L.B. Kent1 and P. O'Kelley2 (1Food and Drug Adminstration; 2South Carolina Bureau of Radiological Health Dept. of Health & Env. Control) Presented by Suzie Kent
   11:15 AM  -  TAM-C.6:  Update on Radio Frequency Radiation; Standards and Homeland Security - J.A. Leonowich (Pacific NW National Laboratory) Presented by John Leonowich
NESHAPS Special Session (TAM-D1)
(Room: Bay 4 - Time: 8:15-10:00 am - Chairs: Matthew Barnett and Theresa Aldridge)
   8:15 AM  -  TAM-D1.1:  CAP88-PC Version 3 Update - B. Shroff1; R. Wood2; and D. Williams2 (1US Environmental Protection Agency, HQ; 2Trinity Engineering Associates) Presented by Behram Shroff
   8:30 AM  -  TAM-D1.2:  LANL's Approach to Meeting Rad-NESHAP External Audit Requirements - D.P. Fuehne1 and E.J. Hamilton2 (1Los Alamos National Laboratory, Meteorology & Air Quality Group; 2Hamilton Quality Consulting, Los Alamos, New Mexico) Presented by David Fuehne
   8:45 AM  -  TAM-D1.3:  Co-Locating Air Sampling Probes and Flow Sensors - J. Glissmeyer (Battelle Northwest) Presented by John Glissmeyer
   9:00 AM  -  TAM-D1.4:  ANSI 1999 Compliance Testing at ORNL - L.L. Smith1 and J.L. Alvarez2 (1Rad NESHAP Program Manager, ORNL; 2Contractor, Auxier & Associates, Inc., PhD, CHP) Presented by Linda Smith
   9:15 AM  -  TAM-D1.5:  Computational Modeling of a Stack Sampling Location for Radioactive Air Emissions - J.M. Barnett; M.Y. Ballinger; K.P. Recknagle; and S.T. Yokuda (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Matthew Barnett
   9:30 AM  -  TAM-D1.6:  Determination of Background Radioactivity at the WIPP and Comparison with Operational Data - H.C. Chiou and C.C. Jierree (Washington TRU Solutions L.L.C.) Presented by Hung-Cheng Chiou, PhD
   9:45 AM  -  TAM-D1.7:  Comparison of Measured and Modeled Radionuclide Air Concentrations in the Environment Following Emissions from the Hanford Site - K. Rhoads1; B.G. Fritz1; L.H. Staven1; L.P. Diediker2; and D.L. Dyekman3 (1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 2Duratek Federal Services Hanford; 3Fluor Hanford, Inc.) Presented by Kathy Rhoads
Environmental (TAM-D2)
(Room: Bay 4 - Time: 10:30 am-Noon - Chairs: Theresa Aldridge and Matthew Barnett)
   10:30 AM  -  TAM-D2.1:  How to Chew Gum (Using the ISO Guide to Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement) - C.V. Gogolak1 and K.D. McCroan2 (1DHS Environmental Measurements Laboratory; 2EPA National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory) Presented by Carl Gogolak
   10:45 AM  -  TAM-D2.2:  Collective Dose to Minority and Low-Income Populations from Radionuclide Air Emissions at the Hanford Site - E.J. Antonio and K. Rhoads (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Ernest Antonio
   11:00 AM  -  TAM-D2.4:  Land Area Surveys Using High Resolution Scintillator (NaI) Detector Arrays - C. Stephan1; J. Gonsky1; E. Eloskof1; M. Wendling2; C. Domingo3; and T. Macchiarella3 (1Tetra Tech FW, Inc.; 2Eberline Service; 3Base Realignment and Closure, Program Management Office, West) Presented by Clifford Stephan
   11:15 AM  -  TAM-D2.5:  Characterizing Uranium in Environmental Media Using a Combination of Radiochemistry and Metals Analysis (ICP/MS) Methods - H.T. Downey (MACTEC) Presented by Heath Downey
   11:30 AM  -  TAM-D2.6:  An Overview of a Public Hearing Process Conducted in New Mexico Regarding the Fate of a Former Landfill at Sandia National Laboratories - M.L. Miller1; R.E. Fate1; J.L. Peace1; M.D. Nagy2; and T.L. Goering3 (1Sandia National Laboratories; 2Shaw Environmental, Inc.; 3GRAM, Inc.) Presented by Mark Miller
Laboratory Accreditation (TAM-E)
(Room: Conference Theater - Time: 8:30-11:30 am - Chairs: Sam Keith and Chaun Fu Wu)
   8:30 AM  -  TAM-E.1:  The HPS Laboratory Accreditation Program - L.S. Keith1 and C.-F. Wu2 (1CDC; 2DOE) Presented by Sam Keith and Chuan-Fu Wu
   8:45 AM  -  TAM-E.2:  The HPS Laboratory Accreditation Program - F.M. Cummings (Idaho National Laboratory) Presented by Frederick Cummings
   9:00 AM  -  TAM-E.3:  Evolution of the HPS Laboratory Accreditation Program - K.L. Swinth (Consultant) Presented by Kenenth Swinth
   9:30 AM  -  TAM-E.4:  Technical Aspects of the NIST Proficiency Tests during the Accreditation Process - R.M. Minniti (NIST) Presented by Ronaldo Minniti
   10:15 AM  -  TAM-E.5:  HPS Accreditation from the Instrument Calibration Laboratory's Prospective - T.S. Slowey (K&S Associates) Presented by Thomas Slowey
   10:30 AM  -  TAM-E.6:  Technical Aspects of the NIST Proficiency Tests for Source Manufacturer Accreditation - J.C. Cessna (NIST) Presented by Jeffrey Cessna
   10:45 AM  -  TAM-E.7:  Value of HPS Accreditation to Providers and Users of NIST-Traceable Radioactivity Sources - D.M. Montgomery (Analytics, Inc) Presented by Daniel Montgomery
   11:00 AM  -  TAM-E.8:  The Value of NACLA Recognition to HPS and Other Accrediting Bodies - J.O. O'Neil [National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA)] Presented by Joseph O'Neil, Executive Administrator
AAHP Session: BEIR VII and Radiation Risk (TPM-A)
(Room: Bay 1 - Time: 2:30-5:00 pm - Chairs: Tom Buhl and Evan Douple)
   2:30 PM  -  TPM-A.1:  Estimating Risks of Environmental Radionuclides Using GENII Version 2 - B.A. Napier (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Bruce Napier
   3:00 PM  -  TPM-A.2:  Health Effects of Alpha Emitters (Mechanistic Basis) - A.L. Brooks (Washington State University Tri-Cities) Presented by Antone Brooks
   4:00 PM  -  TPM-A.3:  BEIR VII Impact on EPA Risk Estimates and Radiation Protection Standards and Guidelines - J.S. Puskin (US Environmental Protection Agency) Presented by Jerome Puskin
   4:30 PM  -  TPM-A.4:  Radiation, Risk, and RECA – Equitable Compensation for Uranium Mining and Milling Workers, NTS Downwinders, and On-Site Test Participants - T. Buhl (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Presented by Tom Buhl
Emergency Planning/Response (TPM-B)
(Room: Bay 2 - Time: 2:30-5:30 pm - Chairs: Kathryn Brock and Michael Noska)
   2:30 PM  -  TPM-B.1:  The State of Florida's Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response Program - J.J. Lanza and H.W. Keaton (Florida Department of Health) Presented by John Lanza
   2:45 PM  -  TPM-B.2:  Canadian Preparedness for Radiological Emergencies - T. Segura1; E.J. Thorleifson2; D. Mullins1; L. Prud'homme-Lalonde1; S. Lachapelle1; S. Qutob2; S. Miller2; D. Morrison3; D. Boreham4; and D. Wilkinson1 (1Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa; 2Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau; 3Atomic Energy of Canada Limited; 4McMaster Institute of Applied Radiation Sciences) Presented by Diana Wilkinson
   3:00 PM  -  TPM-B.3:  Emergency Preparedness in the News - K.M. Brock and A.C. McMurtray (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Presented by Kathryn Brock
   3:15 PM  -  TPM-B.4:  Effective Cooperation with Emergency Response Organizations: Lessons from Fourteen Years at an Industrial Broad-Scope Licensee - R.W. Edwards (The Boeing Company) Presented by Richard Edwards
   3:30 PM  -  TPM-B.5:  Radiation Awareness Training for University First Responder Personnel - P.F. Caracappa (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Presented by Peter Caracappa
   4:15 PM  -  TPM-B.6:  Emergency Radiological Response for Hospitals in Light of the Realities of Multiple Casualty Events - J.C. Keklak; L.J. Martino; and A.R. Patel (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital) Presented by John Keklak
   4:30 PM  -  TPM-B.7:  Communication of Source Appropriate Hazard and Hazard Mitigation Information to Emergency Responders - H. Wallace (Boeing) Presented by Howard Wallace
   4:45 PM  -  TPM-B.8:  Using Existing Field Radiological Instrumentation to Influence Emergency Response Decisions - D.J. Van Cleef1 and D.M. Beals2 (1ORTEC/Advanced Measurement Technology, Inc.; 2Savannah River National Lab) Presented by Doug Van Cleef
   5:00 PM  -  TPM-B.9:  Follow-Up and Medical Treatment of Radiation Accident Victims of the 1997 Lilo Accident: Implications for Radiation Accident Medical Management - H.D. Dorr1; T.M. Fliedner2; and V. Meineke3 (1Institute of Radiobiology, German Armed Forces, Munich, Germany; 2Radiation Medicine Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ulm, Germany; 3Director, Institute of Radiobiology German Armed Forces, Munich, Germany) Presented by Victor Meineke
   5:15 PM  -  TPM-B.10:  Criticality Accidents from the Victims' Perspectives - D.M. Minnema1 and V.L. Putman2 (1National Nuclear Security Administration, US DOE; 2Idaho National Laboratory) Presented by Douglas Minnema
Dose Reconstruction Special Session (TPM-C)
(Room: Bay 3 - Time: 2:15-5:30 pm - Chairs: Judson Kenoyer and Edward Maher)
   2:15 PM  -  TPM-C.1:  Update on Subtitle B of the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) - D.W. Moeller1; R.E. Toohey2; M.P. Moeller1; and D.A. Dooley3 (1Dade Moeller & Associates; 2Oak Ridge Associated Universities; 3MJW Corporation) Presented by Dade Moeller
   2:30 PM  -  TPM-C.2:  Responsibilities and Activities of the US Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health - P.L. Ziemer (Purdue University) Presented by Paul Ziemer
   2:45 PM  -  TPM-C.3:  Development of DOE and AWE Site Profiles to Support Dose Reconstruction* - J.L. Kenoyer1 and E.D. Scalsky2 (1Dade Moeller & Associates, Richland, WA 99354; 2Advanced Technology Laboratory, Germantown, MD, 20010) Presented by Judson Kenoyer
   3:00 PM  -  TPM-C.4:  ORAU Team Worker Outreach Program for NIOSH - W.E. Murray (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) Presented by William Murray
   3:15 PM  -  TPM-C.5:  ORAU Team Worker Outreach Program's Use of TopHat to Address Worker and Stakeholder Concerns - M. Fish and W. Murray (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) Presented by Melissa Fish
   3:30 PM  -  TPM-C.6:  Coworker Dosimetry Distributions Used in Dose Reconstructions for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) - D.W. Hearnsberger1; E.M. Brackett2; S.E. Merwin1; D.L. Cragle3; and J.L. Kenoyer1 (1Dade Moeller and Associates; 2MJW Corporation; 3Oak Ridge Associated Universities) Presented by David Hearnsberger
   3:45 PM  -  TPM-C.7:  Estimation of Organ Doses from Diagnostic X-Rays for Dose Reconstruction* - G.R. Davidson1; R.L. Kathren2; V.E. Shockley3; and E.M. Thomas4 (1GRD Analytics, Inc., Glenview, Illinois; 2Washington State University, Richland, Washington; 3Dade Moeller & Associates, Inc., Richland, Washington; 4Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Cincinnati, Ohio) Presented by Gerald Davidson
   4:30 PM  -  TPM-C.8:  Evaluating Uncertainty in Dose and Dose-Rate Effectiveness Factors for Low-LET Radiation for Use in Risk Estimation - J.R. Trabalka; A.I. Apostoaei; F.O. Hoffman; D.C. Kocher; and B.A. Thomas (SENES Oak Ridge, Inc.) Presented by John R. Trabalka
   4:45 PM  -  TPM-C.9:  Methodology for Estimating Electron Doses to Skin of Atomic Veterans rrom Dermal Contamination - A.I. Apostoaei and D.C. Kocher (SENES Oak Ridge, Inc.) Presented by Iulian Apostoaei
   5:00 PM  -  TPM-C.10:  Development of Improved Methods of Dose Reconstruction for Atomic Veterans - D.C. Kocher; A.I. Apostoaei; and J.R. Trabalka (SENES Oak Ridge, Inc.) Presented by David Kocher
   5:15 PM  -  TPM-C.11:  Target Organ Selection Issues for Dose Reconstruction Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act - B.A. Ulsh; R.W. Henshaw; T.D. Taulbee; and D.E. Allen (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Presented by Brant Ulsh
Medical Health Physics (TPM-D)
(Room: Bay 4 - Time: 2:15-4:45 pm - Chairs: Gary Sayed and Mike Stabin)
   2:30 PM  -  TPM-D.2:  Metastatic Liver Carcinoma Therapy with SIR-Spheres: Radiation Safety Considerations for Patients and Personnel - J. Strzelczyk1 and T.K. Johnson2 (1University of Colorado at Denver, Radiology; 2University of Colorado, Cancer Center) Presented by Jodi Strzelczyk
   2:45 PM  -  TPM-D.3:  Radiation Dose to the Skin from Common Nuclear Medicine Radionuclides - G.M. Sturchio (Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota) Presented by Glenn Sturchio
   3:00 PM  -  TPM-D.4:  Nurse Magnetic Field Exposure During Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Procedures - G.M. Sturchio; B.H. Bushman; and K.J. Roebuck (Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota) Presented by Brian Bushman
   3:45 PM  -  TPM-D.5:  Doses Received by Pediatric Patients from Interventional Fluoroscopy Procedures - I. Thierry-Chef1; S.L. Simon1; and D.L. Miller2 (1National Cancer Institute - Radiation Epidemiology Branch; 2National Naval Medical Center - Department of Radiology) Presented by Isabelle Thierry-Chef
   4:00 PM  -  TPM-D.6:  Skeletal Reference Models for Pediatric Patients - D. Hasenauer; C. Watchman; A. Shah; and W. Bolch (University of Florida) Presented by Deanna Hasenauer
   4:15 PM  -  TPM-D.7:  A Case Study on NCRP 147 Implementation - V. Manickam; T.F. Gesell; and R.R. Brey (Idaho State University - Dept. of Physics/Health Physics Program) Presented by Vivek Manickam
   4:30 PM  -  TPM-D.8:  A Practical Way to Assess the Effectiveness of the Existing Vault Shielding for IMRT - J.B. Wojcicka1; J.A. Gresick-Schugsta2; and J.R. Nace2 (1York Cancer Center, WellSpan Health; 2York Hospital, WellSpan Health) Presented by Joel Nace
Laboratory Accreditation (TPM-E)
(Room: Conference Theater - Time: 2:30-5:00 pm - Chairs: Sam Keith and Chaun Fu Wu)
   2:30 PM  -  TPM-E.1:  DOELAP Experiences in Accreditation - S.O. Schwahn (US Department of Energy) Presented by Scott Schwahn
   2:45 PM  -  TPM-E.2:  National Laboratory Accreditation Program- NIST - B. Belzer (NIST/NVLAP) Presented by Barbara Belzer
   3:00 PM  -  TPM-E.3:  Accreditation for Homeland Security - G.G. Gillerman [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)] Presented by G.G. Gillerman
   4:00 PM  -  TPM-E.4:  The Impact of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Radiation Detection Instrumentation - M.C. Cox (DHS consultant) Presented by Morgan Cox
   4:15 PM  -  TPM-E.5:  Can the Health Physics Society Accredit Radiation Detection Instruments for DHS? - F.M. Cummings1 and C.F. Wu2 (1Idaho National Laboratory; 2US Department of Energy) Presented by Frederick Cummings


Plenary Session 2: HPS History (PL2)
(Room: Bay 1/2/3 - Time: 8:30-10:00 am)
   8:30 AM  -  PL2.1:  The Unmaking of the Nuclear Arms Race - R. Rhodes (Invited Speaker) Presented by Richard Rhodes
History Session (WAM-A)
(Room: Bay 1 - Time: 10:30 am-Noon - Chairs: Ronald L. Kathren and James D. Jamison)
   10:30 AM  -  WAM-A.1:  Preserving Our Atomic Past: The Cold War as History - V. Scott (Atomic Testing Museum) Presented by Vanya Scott
   11:00 AM  -  WAM-A.2:  Highlights of the First Fifty Years of the Health Physics Society - A.J. Boerner (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) Presented by Alex J. Boerner
   11:30 AM  -  WAM-A.3:  Herbert M. Parker, a Health Physics Legend - W.J. Bair (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by William J. Bair
(Room: Bay 4 - Time: 10:30 am-Noon)
NIOSH/HERB Special Session Occupational Radioepidemiology Part I (WAM-E)
(Room: Conference Theater - Time: 11:00 am-Noon - Chairs: David Nestle and Jeri Anderson)
   11:00 AM  -  WAM-E.1:  An Overview of the NIOSH Health-Related Energy Research Branch Occupational Radioepidemiology Program - S.H. Ahrenholz (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Presented by Steven Ahrenholz
   11:30 AM  -  WAM-E.2:  Radiation Exposure Assessment for Epidemiologic Studies - R.D. Daniels (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Presented by Robert Daniels
Homeland Security (WPM-A)
(Room: Bay 1 - Time: 2:30-5:30 pm - Chairs: David Dooley and James Griffin)
   2:30 PM  -  WPM-A.1:  Radiological Theft and Diversion Incidents: Analysis of World-Wide Events Occurring in Calendar Year 2003 - R. Sullivan; F. Monette; R. Johnson; R. Lindley; J. Adduci; and D. LePoire (Argonne National Laboratory) Presented by Fred Monette
   2:45 PM  -  WPM-A.2:  Dose-Rate Dependence of High-Dose Health Effects in Humans from Photon Radiation with Application to Radiological Terrorism - D.J. Strom (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Daniel J. Strom
   3:00 PM  -  WPM-A.3:  Population Monitoring Activities Associated with the National Response Plan - R.C. Whitcomb, Jr. and C.W. Miller (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Presented by Robert Whitcomb
   3:15 PM  -  WPM-A.4:  Strengthening National Regulatory Infrastructures for the Security of Radioactive Sources: The US Department of Energy International Radiological Threat Reduction Program Regulatory Infrastructure Support Project - F. Morris1; R. Rawl2; and B. Dodd3 (1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 2Oak Ridge National Laboratory; 3Consultant) Presented by Fred Morris
   3:30 PM  -  WPM-A.5:  Calculated Response Functions for a Fiber Optic Neutron Spectrometer - R.J. McConn Jr; M. Bliss; R.I. Scherpelz; D.V. Jordan; and D.S. Barnett (Pacific Northwest National Lab) Presented by Ronald McConn
   3:45 PM  -  WPM-A.6:  RISK-RDD, a Radiological Incident Risk Management Tool - B.M. Biwer; D.J. LePoire; M.A. Lazaro; T. Allison; S. Kamboj; and S.Y. Chen (Argonne National Laboratory) Presented by Bruce Biwer
   4:30 PM  -  WPM-A.7:  Internal Dosimetry Protocols Following a RDD/WMD Terrorist Event - D.A. Dooley; R.E. Goans; E.M. Brackett; J.P. Griffin; G.J. Vargo; and L.G. Henry (MJW Corporation) Presented by David Dooley
   4:45 PM  -  WPM-A.8:  Radiation Portal Monitor Calibration and Startup - J.R. Hoyt; D.B. Shipler; K.R. Ames; R.B. Sitsler; R.A. Jones; E.J. Antonio; and B.C. Gibson (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Joel Hoyt
   5:00 PM  -  WPM-A.9:  A New Portable Whole Body Counter for Use Following an RDD or IND Event - G.H. Kramer and B.M. Hauck (Human Monitoring Laboratory, Health Canada) Presented by Gary Kramer
   5:15 PM  -  WPM-A.10:  Computed Tomography (CT) for Detecting and Imaging Fissionable Material - S. Naeem1; D.P. Wells1; T. White2; and T. Roney2 (1Idaho State University; 2Idaho National Laboratory) Presented by Syed Naeem
External Dosimetry II (WPM-B)
(Room: Bay 2 - Time: 2:30-5:15 pm - Chairs: Greg Komp and Ed Tupin)
   2:30 PM  -  WPM-B.1:  An Integrated Photon, Neutron and Beta Calibration Phantom and Storage System for Thermoluminescent Detectors (TLDs) - K.J. Kearfott1; L.W. Parker1; and D.A. Cusumano2 (1University of Michigan; 2Advance Group, LLC) Presented by Kim Kearfott
   2:45 PM  -  WPM-B.2:  Quality Issues in Outsourcing Dosimetry - N. Stanford (Stanford Dosimetry, LLC) Presented by Neill Stanford
   3:00 PM  -  WPM-B.3:  Adding Radionuclides to the Varskin 3 Library Correctly - J.S. Durham (Colorado State University) Presented by Jim Durham
   3:15 PM  -  WPM-B.4:  A GEM-Based TEPC for Neutron Protection Dosimetry - C.K. Wang and M. Seidaliev (Georgia Institute of Technology) Presented by Chris Wang
   4:00 PM  -  WPM-B.5:  Correcting Neutron Dosimetry Records for Epidemiology. Part I: Determining a Bias Factor - R.I. Scherpelz; J.J. Fix; D.J. Strom; and R.J. Traub (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Robert Scherpelz
   4:15 PM  -  WPM-B.6:  Correcting Neutron Dosimetry Records for Epidemiology. Part II: Dose Imputation and Uncertainty - D.J. Strom; R.I. Scherpelz; J.J. Fix; and R.J. Traub (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Daniel J. Strom
   4:30 PM  -  WPM-B.7:  Doses Delivered to Thermoluminescence Detectors (TLDs) Due to Radon Gas - L.W. Parker; J.A. Moore; S.-H. Hsu; A.L. Lehnert; M.L. Rodrigues; and K.J. Kearfott (University of Michigan) Presented by Lindsay W. Parker
   4:45 PM  -  WPM-B.8:  Calibration and Response of Neutron Bubble Dosimeters from Thermal Energies to 60 MeV - T.D. McLean; L.L. Romero; D.T. Seagraves; R.H. Olsher; and R.T. Devine (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Presented by Tom McLean
   5:00 PM  -  WPM-B.9:  The Thermoluminescent Properties of G-200 Feldspar in a Pressed Potassium Bromide (KBr) Matrix - T.A. Lebeis; W.G. West; M.L. Rodrigues; A.F. Kalchik; and K.J. Kearfott (University of Michigan) Presented by Taylor A. Lebeis
Decommissioning (WPM-C)
(Room: Bay 3 - Time: 2:30-5:30 pm - Chairs: Kenneth Krieger and David Ottley)
   2:30 PM  -  WPM-C.1:  Radiological Challenges Associated with Decontamination and Demolition of Two Highly Contaminated Outdoor Carbon Steel Ancillary Facilities at Hanford's N-Reactor Complex - G.J. Gibbons (Bechtel Hanford, Inc.) Presented by Greg Gibbons
   2:45 PM  -  WPM-C.2:  Dawn Mining Company Millsite Soil Characterization - M. Vidyasagar; J.A. Johnson; H.R. Meyer; and C.A. Little (MFG, Inc.) Presented by Mahesh Vidyasagar
   3:00 PM  -  WPM-C.3:  Evaluating Atmospheric Release Fractions from Water Jet Waste Retrieval - J.A. Bamberger1; L.L. Penn2; and J.A. Glissmeyer1 (1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 2CH2M Hill Hanford Group) Presented by Judith Bamberger
   3:15 PM  -  WPM-C.4:  Effects of Surface Paint Coatings on 232Th Surface Contamination Detection - J.S. Bland; A. Reyes; and J.K. Doan (Chesapeake Nuclear Services, Inc.) Presented by J. Stewart Bland
   3:30 PM  -  WPM-C.5:  Characterization of Surface Contamination in 56 Rooms of a Decommissioned Radiological Laboratory - K.E. Meyer (Canberra Oak Ridge, LLC) Presented by Kevin Meyer
   4:00 PM  -  WPM-C.6:  Locating Radiation Survey Locations with RF and Ultrasound - C.M. Wiblin and B.D. Wiblin (RadSurvey Systems LLC) Presented by Claude Wiblin
   4:15 PM  -  WPM-C.7:  Proposal for Risk Informed Removable Contamination Limits - K.N. Lambert (Drexel University) Presented by Kent Lambert
   4:30 PM  -  WPM-C.8:  Regulatory Harmony and the License Termination Process - H.J. Newman (NEXTEP Environmental, Inc.) Presented by Harry J. Newman
   4:45 PM  -  WPM-C.9:  Multidisciplinary Approach to Achievement of Risk-Based End-States for Facility Decommissioning at the Savannah River Site - P.L. Lee1; G.T. Jannik1; E.P. Shine1; K.L. Dixon1; J.L. Roach, Jr.2; T.O. Oliver2; R.C. Tuckfield1; and V.R. Fricke2 [1Savannah River National Laboratory (Westinghouse Savannah River Company); 2Closure Business Unit (Westinghouse Savannah River Company)] Presented by Patricia Lee
   5:00 PM  -  WPM-C.10:  Modifying the MDA Calculation to Include Anticipated Residual Contamination - A.E. Desrosiers (Bartlett Services, Inc.) Presented by Arthur Desrosiers
   5:15 PM  -  WPM-C.11:  The Impact of False-Negative Assessments in the Accelerated Clean-Up Era: Corporate Profits/Incentive Awards Versus Undefined Health Effects - W.H. Knox (Hi Tech Solutions) Presented by Wayne Knox
Operational Health Physics (WPM-D)
(Room: Bay 4 - Time: 2:30-5:30 pm - Chairs: Dave Medich and Jay Maisler)
   2:30 PM  -  WPM-D.1:  The OPEX Program at Bruce Power - L.D. Romanowich (Bruce Power) Presented by Larry Romanowich
   2:45 PM  -  WPM-D.2:  Minimizing Cost and Radwaste with Protective Clothing - J.M. Price (Southern California Edison) Presented by J. Mark Price
   3:00 PM  -  WPM-D.3:  EPRI ALARA Assessments at Nuclear Power Plants: Results Update - S. Bushart1; P. Saunders2; and D. Quinn3 (1Electric Power Research Institute; 2Suncoast Solutions, Inc.; 3DAQ, Inc.) Presented by Dennis Quinn
   3:15 PM  -  WPM-D.4:  Public Doses Resulting from Nuclear Power Plant Emissions - J.T. Harris (Purdue University) Presented by Jason Harris
   3:30 PM  -  WPM-D.5:  Dose Mapping for the Uranium-233 Disposition and Medical Isotope Production Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee - D.E. Gergely, CHP,CSP1; W.P. Riley, CHP1; and T.R. Butz, PhD2 (1Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.; 2Duratek, Inc.) Presented by Dale Gergely
   4:15 PM  -  WPM-D.6:  Characterization of the Neutron Spectra in Various Oregon State University TRIGA® Reactor Irradiation Facilities - E.D. Ashbaker1; S.R. Reese1; and L.R. Greenwood2 (1Oregon State University; 2Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by Steve Reese
   4:30 PM  -  WPM-D.7:  Experience of Planning and Implementing of a MicroPET Scanning Facility - D.J. Sherman (SUNY Buffalo, Environment Health and Safety) Presented by Donald Sherman
   4:45 PM  -  WPM-D.8:  Brain-Based Learning - New Approaches for Effective Radiation Safety Training - R.H. Johnson (Radiation Safety Academy) Presented by Raymond Johnson
   5:00 PM  -  WPM-D.9:  Radiation Protection in Former Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro and Health Physics Society - M.M. Ninkovic (Institute of Nuclear Sciences - Vinca, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro) Presented by Marko M. Ninkovic
   5:15 PM  -  WPM-D.10:  Well Logging Using Radioactive Sources - D.D. Brown (Halliburton Energy Services) Presented by Dwaine Brown
NIOSH/HERB Special Session Occupational Radioepidemiology Part II (WPM-E)
(Room: Conference Theater - Time: 2:30-4:30 pm - Chairs: David Nestle and Jeri Anderson)
   2:30 PM  -  WPM-E.1:  The Importance of Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment in Radioepidemiology - D.D. Zaebst (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Presented by Dennis Zaebst
   3:00 PM  -  WPM-E.2:  A Nested Case-Control Study of Leukemia and Ionizing Radiation at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - T.L. Kubale1; R.D. Daniels1; J.H. Yiin1; G.M. Kinnis1; J.R. Couch2; M.K. Schubauer-Berigan1; S.R. Silver1; S.J. Nowlin1; and P. Chen1 (1National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; 2Westat Inc.) Presented by Travis Kubale
   3:30 PM  -  WPM-E.3:  Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma & Hematopoietic Cancer Mortality Among Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Workers - M.K. Schubauer-Berigan1; G.V. Macievic2; D.F. Utterback1; and C.-Y. Tseng1 (1National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies; 2NIOSH, Office of Compensation Analysis and Support) Presented by Mary Schubauer-Berigan


Low Dose Radiation Responses: Impact on Risk (THAM-A)
(Room: Bay 1 - Time: 8:30 am-Noon - Chairs: William Morgan and Antone Brooks)
   8:30 AM  -  THAM-A.1:  Low Dose/Low Dose Rate Radiation-Induced Genomic Instability: - W.F. Morgan (University of Maryland, Baltimore) Presented by William F. Morgan
   9:00 AM  -  THAM-A.2:  Molecular Switches and Dose-Response Relationships - A.L. Brooks (Washington State University Tri-Cities) Presented by Antone Brooks
   9:30 AM  -  THAM-A.3:  A Call for Reality in Routine Radiation Protection Practices - V.P. Bond (Washington State University Tri-Cities) Presented by Victor Bond
   10:30 AM  -  THAM-A.4:  Computational Model for Radiation Effects at Low Doses in the Developing Neocortex - W.C. Griffith; N.M. DeFrank; J.M. Gohlke; E.J. Gribble; and E.M. Faustman (Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication) Presented by William Griffith
   11:00 AM  -  THAM-A.5:  Health Effects of Radiation Exposure Due to the Chernobyl Accident: Learning from Experience - E. Buglova, Morgan Lecture (International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria) Presented by Elena Buglova
RSO Section (THAM-B)
(Room: Bay 2 - Time: 8:30-11:30 am - Chairs: Bob Gallaghar and Glenn Sturchio)
   8:30 AM  -  THAM-B.1:  So You Are RSO! - C.J. Paperiello (United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Presented by Carl Paperiello
   9:00 AM  -  THAM-B.2:  Radiation Measurements and Standards Needs for Radiation Protection - R.C. Yoder (Landauer Inc.) Presented by Craig Yoder
   9:15 AM  -  THAM-B.3:  Radiation & Regulations in 2055 - E.W. Fordham (CRCPD) Presented by Earl Fordham
   9:30 AM  -  THAM-B.4:  Health Physics – Education Is Fundamental in the Next 50 Years - D.J. Allard (PA DEP Bureau of Radiation Protection) Presented by David Allard
   10:45 AM  -  THAM-B.6:  Results of 55 Years as a Professional Health Phyicist - R.G. Gallaghar (Applied Health Physics, Inc.) Presented by Robert G. Gallaghar, CHP, CIH, CSP
Regulatory Issues and Waste Management (THAM-C)
(Room: Bay 3 - Time: 8:30-10:30 am - Chair: John Hageman)
   8:30 AM  -  THAM-C.1:  Some Absurdities of the 2005 Recommendations of the ICRP: Exclusion Levels - G.H. Kramer (Human Monitoring Laboratory, Health Canada) Presented by Gary Kramer
   8:45 AM  -  THAM-C.2:  Development of Regional and International Solutions for Low Level Radioactive Waste - K.D. Anderson and S. Zoller (Environmental Chemical Corporation) Presented by Keith Anderson
   9:00 AM  -  THAM-C.3:  Analyses of Internal Doses Received by Department of Energy Workers - J.L. Rabovsky1; P.F. Wambach2; and N. Rao3 (1US Department of Energy, Office of Worker Protection Policy and Programs, EH-52; 2US Department of Energy, Office of Occupational Health, EH-53; 3US Department of Energy, Office of Analytical Studies, EH-32) Presented by Joel Rabovsky
   9:15 AM  -  THAM-C.4:  Development of Authorized Limits for the Radiological Release of Portions of the Hanford Reach National Monument - B.A. Napier1 and W.M. Glines2 (1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 2Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office) Presented by Bruce Napier
   9:30 AM  -  THAM-C.5:  Soil Sampling to Demonstrate Compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) Authorized Limits for the Radiological Release of Hanford Reach National Monument Lands in Accordance with DOE Order 5400.5 Requirements - B.G. Fritz1; R.L. Dirkes1; and W.M. Glines2 (1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 2Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office) Presented by Bradley Fritz
   9:45 AM  -  THAM-C.6:  NORM Contamination: Alpha/Beta but Little Gamma Radiation - K.V. Krieger (Earth Tech Inc.) Presented by Kenneth Krieger
   10:00 AM  -  THAM-C.7:  Evaluation of Hazardous Waste Disposal Criteria for NORM/TENORM Waste - W.E. Kennedy, Jr.1 and P.G. Retallick2 (1Dade Moeller & Associates, Inc.; 2Clean Harbors Environmental Services) Presented by William E. Kennedy, Jr.
   10:15 AM  -  THAM-C.8:  New Radiation Warning Sign - C.J. MacKenzie (International Atomic Energy Agency) Presented by Carolyn Mac Kenzie
Decommissioning Section Session (THAM-D)
(Room: Bay 4 - Time: 8:30 am-Noon - Chairs: Kenneth Krieger and David Ottley)
   8:30 AM  -  THAM-D.1:  Approaches to Risk Management in Remediation of Radioactively Contaminated Sites - D.J. Strom1; L.R. Anspaugh2; J. Flynn3; F.O. Hoffman4; D.C. Kocher4; P.A. Locke5; P.J. Merges6; B.A. Napier1; and E.I. White7 (1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 2University of Utah; 3Decision Research; 4SENES Oak Ridge, Inc.; 5Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; 6Environment and Radiation Specialists, Inc.; 7National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements) Presented by Daniel J. Strom
   8:45 AM  -  THAM-D.2:  Superfund Program Radiation Lead - S.A. Walker (US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation) Presented by Stuart Walker
   9:00 AM  -  THAM-D.3:  CRCPD position on control of solid materials - D. McBaugh (State of Washington, Dept. of Health) Presented by Debra McBaugh
   9:15 AM  -  THAM-D.4:  State Perspectives on Decommissioning Issues - B.L. Hamrick (California Department of Health Services) Presented by Barbara Hamrick
   9:30 AM  -  THAM-D.5:  Controlling the Release of Potentially Clearable Soils - An Overview of NRC Staff Analysis - J-C. Dehmel; A. Schwartzman; and D. Lewis (US Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Presented by Jean-Claude Dehmel
   9:45 AM  -  THAM-D.6:  EPRI Study on the Disposition of Solid Material: Comparative Review of Three Published Clearance Guides - S.P. Bushart (Electric Power Research Institute) Presented by Sean Bushart
   10:00 AM  -  THAM-D.7:  Radiological Remediation at the Department of Energy's Energy Technology Engineering Center - P.D. Rutherford; M.E. Lee; R.A. Marshall; E.R. McGinnis; B.D. Sujata; and D.M. Trippeda (Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power, The Boeing Company) Presented by Phil Rutherford
   10:45 AM  -  THAM-D.8:  MARSSIM (?) Final Status Survey Approach for Soils at the Rocky Flats Closure Project - E.W. Abelquist (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) Presented by Eric Abelquist
   11:00 AM  -  THAM-D.9:  Successful Acceleration of Decommissioning at the Columbus Closure Project - K.D. Anderson (Environmental Chemical Corporation) Presented by Scott Zoller
   11:15 AM  -  THAM-D.10:  Establishing & Demonstrating Compliance with Derived Concentration Guideline Levels (DCGLs) for Subsurface Soil - J.W. Lively1 and J.S. Kirk2 (1MACTEC, Inc.; 2Nuclear Fuels Services, Inc.) Presented by Jeffrey Lively
   11:30 AM  -  THAM-D.11:  Deriving Site-Specific DCGLs: One Approach to Regulatory Acceptance - H.T. Downey and J.W. Lively (MACTEC) Presented by Heath Downey
   11:45 AM  -  THAM-D.12:  Radiological Monitoring and Control During the Quehanna Decommissioning Project - K.M. Kasper (Scientech, LLC) Presented by Ken Kasper
Special Session of the Homeland Security Committee (THAM-E)
(Room: Conference Theater - Time: 8:30 am-Noon - Chairs: Marcia Hartman and Daniel Blumenthal)
   8:30 AM  -  THAM-E.1:  Call to Action-Duties & Responsibilities of HPs - J.G. Barnes (Rocketdyne/Boeing) Presented by James Barnes
   8:45 AM  -  THAM-E.2:  Police Experiences with TOPOFF 2 - M.K. Meehan (Seattle Police Department) Presented by Michael Meehan
   9:15 AM  -  THAM-E.3:  Working with the First Responder, Challenges for the HP - S.C. Moss (US Army) Presented by Craig Moss
   9:30 AM  -  THAM-E.4:  WMD Training Materials for HP and the Responder - B.B. Buddemeier (Department of Homeland Security) Presented by Brooke Buddemeier
   9:45 AM  -  THAM-E.5:  Practical Experiences in Developing Nuclear/Radiological Incident Awareness and Response Training - J.J. Lanza (Florida Department of Health) Presented by John Lanza
   10:30 AM  -  THAM-E.6:  Public Health Response to a Nuclear/Radiological Emergency - J.J. Lanza (Florida Department of Health) Presented by John Lanza
   10:45 AM  -  THAM-E.7:  Spies, Lies, and Nuclear Threats: Radiation Detection at Borders - R.T. Kouzes and J.H. Ely (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Presented by James Ely
   11:00 AM  -  THAM-E.8:  Nuclear and Radiological Threats - R.W. Allen and W.F. Buckley (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Presented by William Buckley
   11:15 AM  -  THAM-E.9:  National Plans and Activities of the Department of Homeland Security - B.B. Buddemeier (Department of Homeland Security) Presented by Brooke Buddemeier