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CIRMS 2017 Silver Anniversary Meeting

March 27-29, 2017 at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

Please join us for the 25th Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) to be held on March 27-298-20, 2017 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD.

The meeting’s theme is “Past, Present and Future.

The technical program this year will consist of oral and poster presentations and three parallel working group sessions that address measurement and standards needs in the following topics:


• Medical Applications
[diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, nuclear medicine]

• Radiation Protection and Homeland Security
[radiochemistry, waste analysis, personnel dosimetry, electronic dosimeters, bioassay
and internal dosimetry environmental dosimetry, first responder needs]

• Industrial Applications and Materials Effects
[dosimetry for radiation processing, radiobiology, low dose standards, safety at radiation facilities, food irradiation]

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation and possible presentation during the working group sessions.

The deadline for your abstract submission has been extended till January 31st, 2017.

CIRMS meeting this year will provide ample opportunity for scientist’s attending the meeting to present their research during two poster sessions (one on Monday and one on Tuesday).

As always, CIRMS 2017 sponsors are invited to present posters that enable the attendees to better learn about the wide variety of organizations and corporations that support CIRMS; limited space for table top displays will also be available.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the 25th annual CIRMS meeting in March of 2017 and your active participation in the exciting and dynamic discussions to be held on the evolving visions of advanced manufacturing and technology in the radiation arena.

Updates on the evolving program will be posted to the agenda website as they develop.

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Presidents Letter

01 Sept. 2016

 

 

Distinguished Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Executive Committee, it is my honor to invite you to attend the 25th Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) to be held March 27-29, 2017 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD.  This is CIRMS’s 25th Silver anniversary and the meeting’s theme is “Past, Present and Future.”  For the past 25 years CIRMS members and its community have worked very hard in supporting ionizing radiation standards and measurements.

We welcome you to help continue CIRMS’s tradition of excellence in cutting edge research, technical innovation, standards and education that aid in our quest to support the ionizing radiation community. This year’s theme, “Past, Present and Future”, has been 25 years in the making and it is time to look back on what CIRMS has accomplished over the years, and to once again recognize our past award winners. We hope that our friends and colleagues from academia, industry and government labs will help us celebrate our 25th anniversary. 

The CIRMS community, as scientists, are working in the now and looking to the future, but tend to forget about the past. For this reason the CIRMS Executive Committee has developed a program and agenda to celebrate our past, focus us on the present and help us influence the future.  In both, the plenary and break-out sessions, speakers and panels will discuss the history and past accomplishments of CIRMS; our ongoing work; and take a look at what the future may bring.  We will also recognize our past presidents that have done so much for the organization, our Randal S. Caswell award winners that have gone over and above what expected from a member and most important to me the student award winners, the future of CIRMS. 

Furthermore, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to submit an abstract to be presented as a poster presentation during the conference.  Since this is the 25th anniversary meeting, the Executive Committee is hoping to have the largest number of posters in the history of CIRMS.  This meeting will provide ample opportunity for scientists attending the meeting to present their research.  These poster sessions will allow for the free exchange of ideas associated with radiation measurements and standards that should be included in the next edition of the CIRMS Needs Report, a document that we provide to members of Congress to help establish federal funding priorities for the ionizing radiation standards community. 

If you have pressing issues that warrant high level discussions, do not miss the chance to be heard. This meeting is your first chance for input into the next CIRMS Needs Report that will be published and presented to members of Congress.  CIRMS 2017 sponsors are invited to present posters that enable the attendees to better learn about the wide variety of organizations and corporations that support CIRMS; limited space for table top displays will also be available. 

Please submit abstracts by Monday, January 16th, 2017. 

As it has since its beginning, CIRMS strongly encourages the participation of students at the annual meetings, and welcomes them to present posters on their work.  Several student-submitted abstracts will be selected for oral presentations as part of a poster blitz during the plenary sessions.  Up to 9 student travel grant winners will be selected. Their registration fees will be waived and they will receive up to $1,000 to cover travel, lodging and food expenses (receipts will be required).  Since 1999, the year the Student Grant Awards Program was started, over 75 travel grants have been awarded to students conducting research on ionizing radiation. 

Participation at the CIRMS meeting is an excellent way to network with some of the preeminent scientists in the field of radiation measurements.  If you are working with a student that is conducting ionizing radiation research, please encourage them to submit an abstract.  Additional information on the CIRMS Student Grant Awards Program can be found at   http://www.cirms.org/student_awards.html.

CIRMS is an organization made up of leaders from the academic, government, and industrial sectors who are dedicated to identifying the needs for new measurement technologies and the development of new standards in the field of ionizing radiation.  This meeting provides a unique and excellent opportunity to the entire ionizing radiation user community to meet and discuss developments and new trends related to the fundamental aspects associated with various radiation sources, both machine and isotope derived.  In addition to the general plenary sessions, there will be several working group sessions devoted to aspects of radiation sources in radiation therapy (medical), industrial applications, radiation protection, and homeland security.  In every working group session, the needs for measurement standards in these areas will be explored by discussing the current “CIRMS Needs Report” and adding, modifying or deleting needs for standards as necessary.  The final conclusions of these working group sessions will be presented in a joint plenary session at the end of the meeting. 

I look forward to seeing all of you at the 25th Annual CIRMS meeting, and your active participation in the exciting and dynamic discussions to be held on the evolving visions of measurements and standards in the radiation arena at this meeting.  Happy 25th anniversary CIRMS, we are all looking forward to the next quarter century.

Sincerely,
Mark S. Driscoll
Mark S. Driscoll, CIRMS President

Presidents Letter pdf

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