Society News Archive

10 May 2001

The Health Physics Society sponsored a Congressional Educational Briefing on March 28, 2001. The briefing, titled "What We Know and What We Don't Know About Radiation Health Effects," was attended by about 50 people, including Congressman Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT), cosponsors of the briefing. The briefing consisted of three short presentations titled "Radiation Exposure—A Fact of Life" by Dr. Dade Moeller, "What We Know and What We Don't Know About Radiation Health Effects" by Dr. Genevieve Roessler, and "Fair Compensation For Radiation Injury" by Donald E. Jose, Esq. President Paul Rohwer opened the briefing and Society Congressional Liaison Keith Dinger moderated the Question and Answer period that followed the presentations.

Each attendee received a package of informational material including a copy of the PowerPoint presentation slides, a Glossary of Terms, the March issue of the Newsletter, selected Society position papers, and biographical sketches of the three presenters. [Click here to download a PowerPoint viewer for your Web browser.]