Upcoming HPS Meetings

52nd HPS Midyear Meeting

The 52nd Midyear Meeting of the Health Physics Society will be held in the oceanside city of San Diego, California, 17–20 February 2019. This is the perfect time to take a winter break from the cold! Known for its warm climate and beautiful Pacific beaches, San Diego offers a variety of activities including easy access to nearby parks and the San Diego Zoo.

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel is the meeting hotel, with a room rate of $189 per night—good for the dates of 12–26 February.

Persons attending HPS meetings should note the HPS Respectful Behavior Policy.


64th Annual Meeting

7–11 July 2019, Orlando, Florida

In the Heart of "Where It's Happening"

Howard Dickson

Greetings to all Health Physics Society (HPS) members and other interested parties. Planning for the next HPS annual meeting is well underway. The Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) for the 2019 annual meeting held its organizational meeting in St. Petersburg on 21 September.

Most of you already know that the 2019 HPS Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida, 7–11 July, with the Hilton Orlando as the headquarters hotel. We will be located right in the heart of "where it's happening" on Destination Parkway just off International Drive. That means we will be close to a number of features and events rated highly by tourists. Think Sea World, Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, iDrive 360, and many more.

The LAC is planning several surprises and innovations to supplement the traditionally favorite meeting features. The goal is to make the Orlando meeting the best annual meeting we have had, and we believe that goal is achievable. After all we are only getting prepared to host the best International Radiation Protection Association Congress ever in Orlando in 2024.

Fun Things to Do With the Family

Disney provides exclusive after 1 p.m. and after 5 p.m. twilight tickets and special discounted multiday tickets to the HPS that are not available at the ticket windows. The multiday tickets include a complimentary admission to an additional Disney experience like a day at a water park or game of mini golf. To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or click on the castle. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 5 p.m. on 5 July 2019.


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