2015 CIRMS Meeting
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23rd Annual CIRMS Meeting
“Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation”

April 27-29, 2015
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
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Presentation Library

Monday Morning- Plenary Session
"Silicon amnesia and dementia: Radiation effects in microelectronics"
Robert Baumann, Texas Instruments
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"The fundamentals of ionizing radiation as applied to radiation processing"
Kevin O’Hara, Sterigenics
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Monday Morning- Junior Investigator Symposium
"Investigation of PRESAGE as a 3D dosimetric tool for proton therapy by measurement of proton-activated positron emission"
Mitchell Carroll, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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"Capacitance methods to determine electrode area and air gap for windowless planar extrapolation chamber"
Jon Hansen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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"Improvement of radiation grafting of selective ligands onto polymeric substrates to produce high-capacity adsorbents for harvesting uranium from seawater"
Travis Dietz, University of Maryland, College Park
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"A Monte-Carlo based spectroscopic characterization of a Cs-137 irradiator with attenuating material"
Sameer Taneja, University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Monday Afternoon- Medical Applications
Session: External Beam

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Measurements of stopping powers using single electron counting"
Malcom McEwen, National Research Council Canada
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"Small field dosimetry in radiotherapy from a standpoint of basic research"
Guerda Massillon-JL, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
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Session: Brachytherapy

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End of Life for brachytherapy devices"
Zoubir Ouhib, Lynn Cancer Institute, Boca Raton, FL
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"New NIST standard for electronic brachytherapy"
Michael Mitch, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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"Addressing the dosimetry challenges of using a titanium applicator with a low energy brachytherapy source"
Sam Simiele, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Monday Afternoon- Radiation Protection
Session: Checkpoint Screening

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From bugs to bombs: X-ray standards for homeland security"
Larry Hudson, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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"Ze and ρe : A different x-ray CT feature space"
Harry Martz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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Monday Afternoon- Industrial Applications and Material Effects
Session: Industrial irradiation challenges and solutions

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Mathematical modeling: Support of change control"
Kim Patton, Becton Dickinson
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"Mathematical modeling as a tool in source replenishments"
Emily Craven, Nordion
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"Standardization of nuclear component off-carrier processing"
Ryan Tracy, Steris
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"Decontamination by irradiation for RMs and components: Supporting specific requirements for finished product"
James Eidum, Johnson & Johnson
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Tuesday Morning- Plenary Session
"Challenges in ultra-low emissivity alpha particle detection"
Michael S. Gordon, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
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"Presentation of Caswell Award to X. George Xu" & 
"Research on radiation dosimetry and Monte Carlo simulation at RPI-A review"
X. George Xu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Tuesday Afternoon- Medical Applications
Session: Radiation Biology, "Research, Devices & Dosimetry"

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Dose is more than a number: The growing need for "Radiobiology Dosimetry Standards"
Jim Deye, National Cancer Institute/NIH (retired)
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"Output verification of radiobiological irradiators"
Kurt Pedersen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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"Novel high-throughput irradiators for in vitro radiation sensitivity bioassays"
Bryan Bednarz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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"Photon and electron beam dosimetry using calorimetry at ARPANSA"
Ganesan Ramanathan, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
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Session: Frontiers of Medical Physics

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Ionization chamber construction"
Brian Hooten, Standard Imaging
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"Stereotactic radiotherapy for breast cancer"
Yildrim Mutaf, University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Commissioning an IRay system for ocular stereotaxy using integrated tissue air ratio"
Justin Hanlon, Oraya Therapeutics, Inc.
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"Evaluation of a lung density CT standard reference material"
Heather Chen-Mayer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Tuesday Afternoon- Radiation Protection
"Proposed trifurcation of the ASTM F792 checkpoint standard: The quality assurance and human perception test objects/test methods"
Ron Tosh, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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"Objective measurements of image quality and F792-OE"
Jack Glover, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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"Development of dosimeter technology for first responder applications"
Tom Partington, Johnson Matthey Inc.
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Tuesday Afternoon- Industrial Applications & Material Effects
"Recent developments in charge transport in DNA-based electric devices"
Yuri Berlin, Northwestern University
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"Radiation chemistry activities at NIST to support the synthesis of advanced materials"
Diane Poster, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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"A novel approach to low energy dosimetry"
Mark Driscoll, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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Wednesday Morning- Plenary Session
"Recent advances in brachytherapy dose calculations methods—The need for standardization is now more than ever"
Firas Mourtada, ChristianaCare Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute
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"Developing biomarkers of irradiation of insects to facilitate international trade in agricultural commodities"
Daniel A. Hahn, University of Florida
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"Radiation processing in a changing world"
Paul Wynne, International Irradiation Association
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