Radiation Safety in Medicine—Professional Development School

Academic Deans: Wayne Newhauser and Scott Walker
Administrative Dean: Lorraine Day

The next professional development school (PDS), "Radiation Safety in Medicine," will be held 12–15 February 2014. The PDS will immediately follow the 2014 Health Physics Society Midyear Meeting at the Lod Cook Alumni Hotel/Conference Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Registration using the link above.

Radiation safety and protection within the medical fields is an ongoing concern. The implementation of such programs as Image Gently, for limiting the radiation burden in children, to the protection of the physician as well as the patient during fluoroscopy and other high-radiation imaging techniques, show there is certainly a need to readdress the needs versus the safety of those involved. This school will attract health physicists, medical physicists, and physicians as well as those in the allied professions. The school faculty range from accelerator physicists to proton therapy experts as well as government and academic participants.

The PDS focuses on a variety of contemporary health physics elements related to the safe practice of medicine. The school is uniquely comprehensive in its concept as for each topic it will discuss radiation protection, accelerator technology, physics, biophysics, medical rationale, and economic rationale. Each session will conclude with a panel discussion between the students and faculty.

The cost of the course, which runs from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday noon, is $600 per student. The hotel block for PDS attendees is at The Cook Hotel from 11-16 February 2014. 

To reserve online for the discounted room block pricing, after clicking on the link above, select Special Codes on the left navigation bar, then + and choose LSU Pro Development.  You can also call 866-610-2665 (COOK) to book a reservation and mention the special code.

CHPs will receive 32 American Board of Health Physics credits, and CAMPEP certification has been initiated.

Click here for the program. Click here for the color poster.