Society News Archive

27 January 2003

The USA Online "Talk Today" feature is conducting a series of online chats regarding homeland security issues. The Health Physics Society has assisted USA Today by identifying experts for a variety of topics related to "dirty bombs." Four sessions are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 27 and 28. These sessions will use experts who are attending the Health Physics Society Midyear Topical Symposium Radiation Safety Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response. The Symposium is being held this week in San Antonio, Texas.

The sessions being conducted at the meeting are:

Monday, Jan 27

1:30 p.m. ET "What is a Dirty Bomb? Characteristics and Consequences" with Dr. John W. Poston, Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University

Tuesday, Jan 28

10:00 a.m. ET "Control of Radioactive Sources in the United States" with Dr. Cynthia G. Jones, Senior Advisor for Materials and a Director of the Health Physics Society

11:30 a.m. ET "Medical Management of Radiation Casualties" with Kenneth L. Miller, Professor of Radiology and Director of the Division of Health Physics, Hershey Medical Center

3:00 p.m. ET "Actions for the Public to Reduce Casualties and Avoid Panic in the Event of a Radiological Terrorist Event" with Dr. Allen Brodsky, Senior Health Physicist, and Dr. Andrew Karam, Director of Radiation Safety, University of Rochester Medical Center

Other sessions are planned in the future. The USA Talk Today feature can be viewed at