Society News Archive

4 December 2012
The Honorable Commissioner Ostendorff to Give the Keynote Address in Scottsdale

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Commissioner William C. Ostendorff will be speaking at the opening plenary session of the 2013 Health Physics Society (HPS) Midyear Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Commissioner Ostendorff will provide his regulatory philosophy and perspectives on current NRC medical policy issues. The focus of his presentation will be the importance of risk communication, education, and engagement of stakeholders on these policy issues.

The theme of the opening plenary session is "Developments in Medical/Accelerator Technology & Regulation." Speakers include HPS President Emeritus Dr. Rich Vetter, Dr. Steve Zigler of PETNET Solutions, Lisa Bruedigan from the Texas Department of State Health Services, and AAPM President Dr. Gary Ezzell.

Other technical sessions address the following areas with special attention to issues affecting staff and patient dose. View the online technical program here.

     -  Diagnostic Studies (CT/Cardio/IR/Mammo/etc.)
     -  PET/Cyclotron and cGMP
     -  Brachytherapy and Radionuclide Therapy
     -  Radiation Transport Codes and Shielding
     -  Role of the RSO
     -  Emerging Issues in Accelerator & Medical Physics

There are also nine PEP courses and six CEL morning lectures on a range of current health physics topics.

An Evening with a World-Renowned Physicist and Cosmologist!

Don't miss an engaging presentation by Dr. Lawrence Krauss, who will present the HPS Dade Moeller lecture in Scottsdale, titled "Life, the Universe and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story." Dr. Krauss is foundation professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. Hailed by Scientific American as a rare public intellectual, he is also the author of more than 300 scientific publications and 9 books, including the international bestseller The Physics of Star Trek and his most recent bestseller, A Universe from Nothing, now being translated into 17 languages.