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26th Annual CIRMS Meeting 2018
April 16-18, 2018
NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

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Subject: Radiation Technologies for the Future
  • April 16 Agenda
  • April 17 Agenda
  • April 18 Agenda
  • Agenda for Afternoon Breakout Sessions
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Continental Breakfast/Registration
8:30 am
President's Welcome
Dr. Zhichao Lin, President, CIRMS
9:15 am
Welcome to NIST
Dr. Michael G. Mitch Acting Chief, Radiation Physics Division, Physical Measurement Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology, MD

Intro to NEEDS REPORT and Student Award Introduction

Dr. Walter E. Voit
University of Texas at Dallas
9:30 am
Keynote Address
Dr. Eric Van Gieson, Biological Technologies Office
Program Manager, DARPA
Unconventional Approaches to Diagnosing and Mitigating the Effects of Radiation and WMD Exposure
About the Speaker
9:45 am
Discussion
10:15 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am
Plenary Session I
Brian Meincke, Assistant Vice President, Business Development,American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Standards and Innovation
About the Speaker
10:45 am
CIRMS Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
11:15 am
Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
Student Travel Grant – sponsored by NIST
Alexandra Bourgouin – Carleton University, Canada
Investigation of the Energy Dependence of Wair in High Energy Electron Beams
11:15 am
Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
Student Travel Grant -sponsored by Sterigenics
Kevin Mecadon – University of Maryland
Radiation Grafting of Ionic Liquids to Synthesize Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells
11:25 am
Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
Student Travel Grant - sponsored by Hopewell Designs, Inc.
Mary Peters – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Impact of Half Value Layer Geometry on TG-61 Output for a Small Animal Irradiator
11:35 am
Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
Student Travel Grant - sponsored by IBA Industrial, Inc.
Natalie Viscariello – University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Dosimetry Verification in Radiobiology X-Ray Irradiators
11:45 am
Poster Summaries
11:55 am
Poster Viewing
12:05 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm
Concurrent Working Group Sessions
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Medical Applications- Lecture Room A
Radiation Protection- Lecture Room B
Industrial Applications- Lecture Room D
1:45 pm
Adjourn
5:30 pm
Breakfast
8:30 am
President's Welcome
Dr. Zhichao Lin, President, CIRMS
9:15 am
Plenary Session II
Dr. Matthew Mille, National Cancer Institute (NCI)/ National Institutes of Health (NIH)
3D Printing Patient-Specific Phantoms for Imaging and Radiation Dosimetry: Recent Progress, Challenges, and Future Directions
About the Speaker
9:30 am
Plenary Session III
Dr. Christopher Berlind, Oncora Medical
Patient Safety in the Age of Big Data: Machine Learning, Measurements, and Standards for Making Radiation Treatments Safer
About the Speaker
10:00 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am
Plenary Session IV
Pete Klupar,Director of Engineering, Breakthrough Starshot,
former Director of Engineering, NASA Ames Research Center
The Breakthrough Initiatives: Search for Life in the Universe
About the Mission
About the Speaker
10:45 am
Poster Summaries
11:15 am
Poster Viewing
11:30 am
Lunch
12:45 pm
Concurrent Working Group Sessions (continued):
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Medical Applications– Lecture Room A
Radiation Protection– Lecture Room B
Industrial Applications– Lecture Room D
1:45 pm
Adjourn Day 2
5:30 pm
Bus from Hotel to Restaurant
6:15 pm
Gala Dinner @ GUAPOS Fine Mexican Cuisine
9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 977 5655
6:45 pm
Breakfast
8:30 am
President's Welcome
Dr. Zhichao Lin, President, CIRMS
9:15 am
Plenary Panelists on Future Technologies
Dr. Neil Kirby, University of Texas at San Antonio
A DNA double-strand break dosimeter for radiation measurements
About the Speaker
9:30 am
Dr. Lynne Wathen, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
Radiation Biodosimetry Test Development Continues Apace
About the Speaker
9:45 am
Kevin O'Hara, Sterigenics
Radiation-Based Technologies and their Current Industrial Applications
About the Speaker
10:00 am

Panel Discussion with three panelists
10:15 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am
Capstone Speaker
Mohamad Al-Sheikhly, PhD, University of Maryland
An Eye Opener on the Bright Future of Ionizing Radiation Measurements in Medicine, Processing, and Nuclear Applications
About the Speaker
10:45 am
Report on Needs in Ionizing Radiation
Dr. Walter E. Voit, University of Texas at Dallas
Past MPD Recap
Group leaders

Dr. Walter E. Voit, University of Texas at Dallas
Current/Future Work
11:15 am
Closing Address/New Officers
Dr. Zhichao Lin, President, CIRMS
12:30 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm
ExComm Meeting
1:45 pm
Adjourn ExComm
3:30 pm

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