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BWCHPS Announcements & Presentations from Dinner and Annual Meetings

September 9, 2014 - Michael Boyd, "Federal Guidance Reports Updates." 4935 Bar and Kitchen, Bethesda, MD

Tuesday, September 30, 6pm-8pm - DC Chapter of U.S. Women in Nuclear, 3rd Quarter 2014 Meeting. Click here for flyer.

Tuesday, October 7, 6pm - BWC Dinner Meeting Announcement
Click here for details and RSVP.

May 9, 2014 - Annual Meeting at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel, Rockville, MD. For details and RSVP see flyer.
  • ANPR for Revising Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations – 40 CFR Part 190 - Brian Littleton
  • Studying One Million U.S. Radiation Workers and Veterans – Why, Who, and How - John Boice, Jr.
  • Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – 10 CFR 20 - Donald Cool
  • Cancer rates around nuclear power plants - Terry Brook
  • Update on NRC Post-Fukushima Actions - Lauren Gibson
  • Interpretation of Radiation Measurements - Ray Johnson
  • Radioactive Material Transport Overview - James Williams

    April 15, 2014 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting at the 4935 Bar and Kitchen, Bethesda, MD. For details and RSVP see flyer.

    March 11, 2014 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting, 4935 Bar and Kitchen, Bethesda, MD. For details see flyer.

    February 19, 2014 - Dinner meeting. Far East Restaurant, Rockville, MD. For details see flyer.

    March 11, 2014 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting, 4935 Bar and Kitchen, Bethesda, MD. For details see flyer.

    December, 2013 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting.
  • HHS Emergency Preparedness: A Federal Level Perspective - Catherine Ribaudo and Alicia Livinski

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting at the Barking Dog in Bethesda. For details and registration, see attached announcement.
  • Things I don't know about epidemiology - Barbara L. Hamrick

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting at the Barking Dog in Bethesda. For details and registration, see attached announcement.
  • From MQSA to Imaging Gently and Wisely - 2013 John C. Villforth Lecture by Priscilla F. Butler

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting at the Barking Dog in Bethesda. For details and registration, see attached announcement.
    Please contact the executive committee for the presentation.

    Friday, May 3, 2013 - The Annual Meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. For details see meeting flyer.
    For the NCR full scale exercise and the NCR PRND equipment description presentations, please contact Kathy McLellan ( for information.
  • Nuclear Energy, Future and Safety - Dr. Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary of Energy, DOE
  • DNDO National Radiological and Detection Challenge - Jeff David, Managing Partner, DAGER Technology, DNDO
  • 10CFR37 Implementation - USNRC
  • Navy Perspective on Fukushima Updates - CAPT Luis Benevides, US Navy
  • Radiation Safety Program Management - Sean Austin, Dade Moeller
  • How we are Prone to Errors for Decisions on Radiation Safety - Ray Johnson, Dade Moeller

    Wednesday 17 April 2013 - Social Hour at Union Jacks in Bethesda MD See attached flyer for details and RSVP instructions.

    March 27, 2013 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting
    Click here for more information.
  • Nuclear Reactor Accidents: Exposures and Health Effects Among Members of the Public - Maureen Hatch

    March 14, 2013 - MAC-AAPM Dinner Meeting
    Title: Clinical radiobiology and tolerance doses for large dose hypo-fractionated radiation therapy
    Speaker: Jolyon Hendry
    Location: Harbor View Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD.
    Time: 6:30-9:30 March 14, 2013

    January 23, 2013 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting
    Diane Sieracki, US NRC Safety Culture. No presentation, contact Kathy McLellan ( for further information

    December 5, 2012 - BWCHPS Dinner Meeting

  • Update: Health Physics Society 2012-2013 - Darryl Fisher

    October 18, 2012 - BWCHPS/AAPM Meeting

  • Second Cancers and Cardiovascular Disease after Radiotherapy - John D Boice Jr

    September 27, 2012 - BWCHPS Meeting

  • Behind the Curve - Health Risk Communication and Health Physics - Bethney Davidson

    May 11, 2012 - Annual Meeting of BWCHPS

  • Overview of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident – Kenji Tateiwa
  • Deepwater Horizon and Nuclear & Radiological Incidents: Lessons Learned and Common Challenges – William Haley
  • RAD Responder Project: Nuclear Incident Response Team (NIRT) Program – Erik Glassman
  • Efforts to Optimize Radiation Protection in Interventional Fluoroscopy – Donald Miller
  • Public Health Response to the Fukushima Dai'ichi Nuclear Crisis – CAPT Mike Noska
  • The Role of Global Nuclear Detection Architecture in the Defense of the Homeland - LTC Kevin Hart
  • The Psychology of Radiation Safety and Fukushima #1 – Ray Johnson
  • The Psychology of Radiation Safety and Fukushima #2 – Ray Johnson

  • May 13, 2011 - Annual Meeting of BWCHPS

  • Agenda

  • Prof. Mohamad Al-Sheikhly, University of Maryland - Overview of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident
    Dan Blumenthal, U.S. Department of Energy - Fukushima Dai-Ichi: A Personal Account of DOE's Response
    Mike Boyd and Ed Tupin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident
    Cynthia Jones, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - NRC Activities Concerning the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident
    Alan Fellman, Ph.D., Dade Moeller & Associates - Continuity of Commerce in the Aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident
    Student Session
    Jake McComb, University of Maryland: Neutron Detection Based on Far-Ultraviolet Excimer Emission
    Layla Shahamat, University of Maryland: Point Defects and Diffusion of Cesium in SiC Layer of TRISO coated fuel particle

    February 24, 2011 - William C. Ostendorff, Commissioner, NRC

    January 19, 2011
    Recent Research to Improve Response Planning for the Aftermath of a Nuclear Detonation
    Brooke Buddemeier, CHP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    January 6, 2011 - Barrett N. (Barry) Fountos

    October 13, 2010
    Pit Disassembly and Conversion Project: Radiological Design Considerations, 
    Update on Activities of the HPS
    Kathryn H. Pryor, CHP - HPS President-Elect

    September 15, 2010 - Joint Meeting with ANS and BWC, Commissioner William D. Magwood IV, NRC

    May 14, 2010 - Annual Meeting of BWCHPS

    April 6, 2010 - Biological Dosimetry, William F. Blakely, Ph.D.

    February 25, 2010
    Radiation, Epidemiology, and Cancer
    John D. Boice, Jr., Sc.D.

    November 12, 2009
    Challenges in Dose Reconstruction Update on the Energy Employees Occupational Illness and Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)
    Edward F. Maher, Sc.D., CHP, Health Physics Society President-Elect

    September 2, 2009

    Recent Activities and Advances in the CRCPD

    Adela Salame-Alfie, Ph.D., CRCPD

    May 15, 2009 - 50th Anniversary of the Baltimore Washington Chapter, Health Physics Society  

    Think R, not mR: Training Responders with "Pagers" Only Exaggerates the Fear Factor
    Allen Brodsky, Georgetown University

    The Rise and Fall of Rad Health in the US PHS
    John C. Villforth, Retired, FDA

    Major Radiological Activities Affecting the Environment
    Harold T. Peterson, Jr., M.N.E., CHP

    Fifty Years of Radiation Mythology
    Ray Johnson, MS, PE, FHPS, CHP

    April 22, 2009 
    Nanotechnology Policy, Standards, and Guidance
    Bill McArthur, PhD, CIH

    February 5, 2009
    Tritium Exit Sign Problem - Issues & Implications
    Mathew P. Moeller, CHP

    November 18, 2008
    Will they ever learn? The Public Education Game
    Howard Dickson, President-elect

    October 15, 2008 
    Lessons Learned from International Radiological Incident
    Cari Borrás, D.Sc., FACR, FAAPM

    May 15, 2008 - Annual Meeting of  BWCHPS
    Performance Assessment Issues in Waste Management and Environmental Protection
    Christopher Grossman, NRC

    Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Biodosimetry in Teeth and Fingernails
    A. Romanyukha1,2, R.A. Reyes2, F. Trompier3, L.A. Benevides1, H.M. Swartz4 
    Naval Dosimetry Center, 8901 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD, 20889, USA
    2Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD, 20814, USA
    Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Fontenay-aux-roses, France
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 03755, USA

    The Resurgence of Nuclear Power 
    Ralph L. Andersen, CHP, NEI

    Outlook for Radiation Protection 
    Ralph L. Andersen, CHP, NEI

    Current and Planned NCRP Activities
    David A. Schauer, NCRP

    The London Po-210 Poisoning Case: What we know and what we don't know
    CAPT Michael A. Noska, USPHS

    March 26, 2008 

    Overview of the Commonwealth's Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response Program 

    David J. Allard, CHP

    December 14, 2007 

    Radioimmunotherapy and Targeted Alpha-Particle Therapy

    George Sgouros, Ph.D.

    Risk Concerns Following Diagnostic X-ray Procedures 

    John Jacobus, MS, NIH

    Population Monitoring 

    Edward Tupin, EPA

    Recent NRC Activities in Materials Security 

    George Pangburn, NRC

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