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The Health Physics Society (HPS), formed in 1956, is a scientific organization of professionals who specialize in radiation safety. Its mission is to support its members in the practice of their profession and to promote excellence in the science and practice of radiation safety.
Today its nearly 5,000 members represent all scientific and technical areas related to radiation safety, including academia, government, medicine, research and development, analytical services, consulting, and industry in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Society is chartered in the United States as an independent nonprofit scientific organization and, as such, is not affiliated with any government or industrial organization or private entity.
The Society also promotes scientific information exchange through our annual conference and mid-year meetings. Please consider submitting an abstract to share your scientific findings and information with other radiation safety professionals at this year’s annual radiation safety conference in Raleigh, NC.
Presentations for "Current Events/ Works in Progress" are in poster format only.
- A submitted abstract is a commitment to present; cancellations should be avoided.
If extenuating circumstances prevent the presenting author from making the presentation, it is the author's responsibility to find an alternate presenter.
Any Society member may submit an abstract. Non-members desiring to present an oral or poster presentation must be sponsored by a member. Sponsors must endorse the abstract by including their name and HPS ID number on the electronic form.
The Current Events and/or Works-in-Progress Session(s) are intended for material and developments in the field of health physics so new that time does not permit the normal abstract review process. All Current Events/Works-in-Progress presentations are poster presentations. All Current Events/Works-in-Progress abstracts must be accompanied by a justification for inclusion in this special category.
The deadline for submission of abstracts for the session(s) is 1 June 2017
. Information for submission of Current Events/Works-in-Progress abstracts will be included in the Preliminary Program.
Instructions For Submitting An Abstract
All abstracts will be printed directly from the on-line submission form. Contact the Secretariat if you are unable to submit your abstract using the on-line submission form.
Submit the title in upper and lower case, capitalizing each word. Acronyms should not be used.
Use initials for the author's first (and middle) name(s). Indicate the presenting author. Contact the Secretariat for instructions if there are more than 6 authors.
Enter the affiliation(s) in upper and lower case; e.g., University of California, Berkeley.
Do not include department name or full address.
The abstract must be one concise paragraph. Do not include author names or affiliations. Credits should be placed at the end of the text of the abstract. Use an asterisk as an indicator of the credit.
(Note: The minimum abstract length is 150 words and the maximum size of the abstract is restricted to 2000 characters.)
5. Contact Address:
Include the complete mailing address. It is essential that the e-mail address is accurate because information or questions regarding abstracts and presentations will be sent via e-mail.
1. Abstracts that suggest commercialism, either through writing style or trade names, may be rejected.
2. Abstracts should not contain tables, figures, structural formulas, or bibliographic references.
NOTE: Limit use of equations to only those that are new and required to convey the central concepts of the abstract. You must use SI units.
Contact the Secretariat if the abstract requires equations, math or Greek symbols, subscripts or superscripts (other than for isotopic identification).
3. Acronyms in the abstracts themselves should be accompanied by the spelled out words in parentheses.
4. The substance of the abstract must not have been presented or published previously.
5. Promissory statements, such as "will be discussed," "will be studied," or "will be analyzed", cannot be accepted. Use present tense, e.g., "is discussed," "is presented," "is analyzed." A well-written abstract includes results and conclusions, not promises.
6. The Program Committee's decision to accept or reject an abstract will be based upon inclusion of the following items.
a. Purpose and title of the work:
Is the purpose clearly stated and are the issues current? Is the title descriptive of the abstract?
b. Experimental procedures (if applicable), analytical methods (if applicable) and discussion/review:
Are the procedures well described? Is (Are) the discussion/review and/or analytical methods clearly presented?
c. Application or relevance to the field of Health Physics:
Is the work relevant or directly applicable?
Are the conclusions based on an appropriate quality and quantity of data?
e. Appropriateness of material for presentation:
Material which may be considered unprofessional or vulgar will be rejected. Material will not be rejected simply because it may be controversial.
Abstract Submittal Form
Fields marked with * are obligatory.