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25th Annual CIRMS Meeting 2017
Past, Present & Future
March 27-29, 2017 NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

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CIRMS Conference March 27-29, 2017

CIRMS 2017 Conference– Agenda

Subject: Past, Present and Future.
  • March 27
  • March 28
  • March 29
  • Breakout Sessions Agendas
  • Full Program with Abstracts
  • Agenda as .pdf
Continental Breakfast/Registration
8:30 am
President's Welcome
Dr. Mark S. Driscoll, President, CIRMS
9:15 am
Welcome to NIST
Dr. Lisa R. Karam,
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. Bert M. Coursey, NIST
CIRMS: A Retrospective and Look Forward
9:45 am
Randall S. Caswell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards presented to:
Dr. Peter R. Almond, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (retired)
10:15 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am
Plenary Session I
Dr. Larry DeWerd, University of Wisconsin Madison
Caswell Fellows and Calibration Standards from NIST using Secondary Laboratories as an Example
10:45 am
CIRMS Student Travel Grant Awards Winners
11:15 am
Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
Student Travel Grant Award Sponsored by ASTM International
Alexandra Bourgouin – Carleton University, Canada
Vacuum Current; A Possible Systematic Error on Ion Chamber Absolute Dose Measurement
11:15 am
Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
Student Travel Grant Award Sponsored by Hopewell Designs, Inc.
James Renaud – McGill University, Canada
Aerrow: A Probe-Format Graphite Calorimeter for Use as a Local Absorbed Dose Standard for High-Energy Photon Beams in The Clinical Environment
11:25 am
Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
Student Travel Grant Award Sponsored by IBA Industrial, Inc.
Susannah Hickling– McGill University, Canada
Measuring Radiation Dose Through the Detection of Radiation-Induced Acoustic Waves
11:35 am
Student Travel Grant Awards Presentation
Student Travel Grant Award Sponsored by Landauer
Manik Aima – University of Wisconsin – Madison
Dose Distribution Measurements of a New Directional Pd-103 Low-dose Rate Brachytherapy Source
11:45 am
Poster Summaries
11:55 am
Poster Viewing
12:05 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm
Concurrent Working Group Sessions
Working Group Session I
Medical Applications
Radiation Protection
Industrial Applications
1:45 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Adjourn
5:30 pm
Breakfast
8:30 am
President's Welcome
Dr. Mark S. Driscoll, President, CIRMS
9:15 am
Plenary Session II
Dr. Edward F. Jackson, University of Wisconsin Madison
Quantitative Imaging
9:30 am
Plenary Session III
Kevin O’Hara, Sterigenics
Sterilization Standards
10:00 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am
Plenary Session IV
Dr. Ruthan Lewis, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Radiation -- A Cosmic Hazard to Human Habitation in Space
10:45 am
Poster Summaries
11:15 am
Poster Viewing
11:30 am
Lunch
12:45 pm
Concurrent Working Group Sessions (continued):
Working Group Session III
Medical Applications
Radiation Protection
Industrial Applications
1:45 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 pm
Adjourn Day 2
5:30 pm
Bus from Hotel to Restaurant
6:15 pm
Gala Dinner @ Smokey Glen Farm BBQ
16407 Riffle Ford Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
6:45 pm
Breakfast
8:30 am
President's Welcome
Dr. Mark S. Driscoll, President, CIRMS
9:15 am
Plenary Panel
Dr. Jonathan W. Engle, LANL/University of Wisconsin - Madison
Alpha Therapy
9:30 am
Plenary Panel
Dr. Ileana Pazos, NIST
Chip-scale calorimetry for industrial dosimetry
9:45 am
Plenary Panel
Dr. Stephanie Healey, Food and Drug Administration
Food Defense during a Radiological Emergency
10:00 am
Plenary Panel
Panel Discussion with three panelists
10:15 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am
Capstone Speaker
Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Biological and Medical Imagining
10:45 am
Report on Needs in Ionizing Radiation
Dr. Anthony Berejka – Past MPD Recap
Group leaders
Dr. Walter E. Voit – Current/Future Work
11:15 am
Closing Address/New Officers
12:30 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm
ExComm Meeting
1:45 pm
Adjourn ExComm
3:30 pm