63rd Annual Meeting

15–19 July 2018, Cleveland, Ohio
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Bring your family to 63rd Health Physics Society (HPS) Annual Meeting in the vibrant lakeside city of Cleveland, an eclectic mix of nationally recognized chefs, a 100-year-old public market, an incredible live-music scene, and more than 30,000 acres of parkland. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Orchestra, and the nation's second-largest performing arts district.

There is nearly $3 billion in visitor-related infrastructure development happening in Cleveland right now. Part of this unprecedented growth includes a new convention center, the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, multiple hotel projects, and more. Learn more on the This Is Cleveland website.

The Local Arrangements Committee chair is Andy Miller.

The Task Force chair for the Program Committee is Zach Tribbett.


Check out the HPS hotels and make your reservations now. For discounted hotel rates ($166/night) at the Hilton Cleveland headquarters hotel, click here. The Westin Cleveland Downtown is the overflow hotel ($144/night).  Subject to availability.  Room block pricing ends 13 June.

New Award Presentation Information

This year's meeting will feature an Award Breakfast on Wednesday morning instead of a Tuesday-evening banquet.

Session Highlights

General Sessions:

Special Sessions:

Academic Institutions

Air Monitoring

Department of Energy

Education and Outreach

Emergency Response

Environmental Monitoring

Homeland Security

Instrumentation and Detection

Internal and External Dosimetry

Medical Health Physics

Radiation Biology

Radiation Effects







Ac-227 Measurement


Aerosol Measurements

Environment and Radon

Ethics and Radiation Protection

Government Relations Program

International Collaboration Committee

Medical Health Physics


Nonionizing Radiation

Nonmilitary Radium

FEMA Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts (RAAC) Workshop

Military Health Physics



Professional Development School

This year's professional development school (PDS)—"Hands-On Medical Health Physics: Emerging Technologies and Challenges"—will run 18–20 July in Cleveland. The PDS flyer contains a program description. Registration for the PDS will be on the meeting registration form that should be available in early April, both online and as a PDF form.