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Welcome to the East Tennessee Chapter of the Health Physics Society (ETCHPS) Home Page.

The ETCHPS is a scientific and professional organization whose members specialize in occupational, environmental, and medical radiation safety. Our membership includes professionals involved in commercial, industrial, university, medical, and governmental radiation safety activities throughout eastern Tennessee. We are a regional affiliate of the Health Physics Society .

Our mailing address is:
East Tennessee Health Physics Society
PO Box 7006
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

HPS Leadership Election Results

The Health Physics Society (HPS) election results are in. Congratulations to ETCHPS member Eric Abelquist, who was elected as HPS President-Elect!

Also elected to take office at the 2016 HPS Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington, in July are:

Secretary-elect: Karen Langley
Directors: John Cardarelli, Jason Harris, and Tara Medich

Past-Past-President Jeff Chapman has been elected as a Fellow of the Health Physics Society

Upcoming Events
July 17-21, 2016
61st HPS Annual Meeting
Spokane, Washington
August 30, 2016
Chapter Picnic
September 13, 2016
Chapter Meeting
Topic: TRU Waste Processing
Presenter: Mike Littleton
Location: Golden Oak Buffett, Oak Ridge
October 11, 2016
Chapter Meeting
Topic: Radiation in Flight
Presenter: Joseph Shonka
Location: Swifty’s Atomic Bar and Grill, Oak Ridge
December 8, 2016
Vendor's Meeting

In keeping with the Health Physics Society's mission, "to encourage scientific,professional and public education" as it pertains to excellence in the science and practice of radiation safety, the ETCHPS has sponsored and supported public outreach and training sessions in East Tennessee areas near nuclear facilities (i.e. Oak Ridge and Chattanooga). Henry Lynn has organized these efforts and needs volunteers to help develop materials, make presentations. Please let Henry know by sending a note to his home email address at if you are interested  in assisting with this effort.



Next Meeting

August 30, 2016
Chapter Picnic

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Lausanne Collegiate School won the 2015 Tennessee Science Bowl.


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