President's Letter- Invitation to CIRMS Virtual Meeting
Distinguished Colleagues and Friends, It is my honor to invite you to attend the 29th annual meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) to be held April 11-13, 2022 in a virtual format (online only). The CIRMS Executive Committee carefully considered all options for our 2022 annual meeting and concluded that a virtual format is the most viable option at this time for planning purposes on account of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
We look forward to the possibility of returning to in-person meetings in 2023 as the informal interpersonal interactions are an important part of achieving the mission of CIRMS. Nonetheless, we will build on our experience with the virtual meeting format from last year to provide you with another exciting program consisting of plenary oral presentations, virtual poster sessions, and working group sessions with oral presentations and ample time to discuss the Needs Report.
The working group sessions will be organized by our three subcommittees:
- Medical Applications: diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy, proton therapy nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, radiobiology, physical and computational phantoms, radiation transport simulations, 3D printing, and more
- Radiation Protection and Homeland Security: advances in detection instrumentation, emergency response, nuclear events, radiochemistry, waste analysis, personnel dosimetry, electronic dosimeters, bioassay and internal dosimetry, environmental dosimetry, first responder needs, and more
- Industrial Applications and Material Effects: dosimetry for radiation processing, material effects, space applications, food irradiation and sterilization, irradiators, low dose standards, safety at radiation facilities, ASTM standards, and more
The theme for this year’s meeting is “Trusting Radiation Science: Measuring what cannot be seen.”
This theme covers a broad range of topics and which we hope will bring together experts from industry, academia, and government from across the globe to address key issues and develop our Needs Report. I invite you to visit the 2022 CIRMS Meeting page for updates on the meeting program as it is developed. Please share our meeting flyer with your colleagues!
I look forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting. Your participation will help further the field of ionizing radiation measurements and standards.
Matthew Mille, PhD