September 21 – 22, 2021

The Mid-Atlantic States Radiation Control Programs Conference was held during 21-22 September 2021. The Conference was sponsored by the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Radiation Control Programs and the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society. The organizers want to thank our registrants for your participation in the Conference. 150 registrations made it our most successful virtual Conference.  We also want to thank our 35 speakers for their informative and excellent presentations. Finally, we want to thank you for your interest in the activities of the Mid-Atlantic States Radiation Control Programs. We will advise you about future Conferences and hope to see you in person at the next one.

This page serves as a reference for actions that have been or will be taken after the Conference. It also provides useful links and guidance to webpages that existed prior to the Conference.

Contents of Page

After The Conference
Original Conference Information

Day One, Plenary Session
Day Two, Session One
Day Two, Session Two
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After The Conference

For our Conference registrants we have assembled all the presentations into a single document linked to the Conference agenda. The original Agenda for the Conference identified the session times, presenter, presentation, abstract and presenter biosketch for all sessions. You can download a copy of the presentations document from a separate webpage, which is password protected. Registrants of the Conference will be sent a copy of the password by 1 November 2021. If you do not receive a password by that date, please use the Post Conference Request/Comment Form below to request one. And please do not share your password; the presentations are only for Conference registrants.

Original Conference Information

From September 21-22, 2021, the Mid-Atlantic States Radiation Control Programs held a Zoom Conference. This two-day Conference featured a variety of technical presentations and structured discussion on topics of interest to State radiation control program staff and environmental protection professionals engaged in work to protect patients, workers, and the general public from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. The program addressed medical use of radiation, regulatory aspects of radiation control, and radiological emergency planning and preparedness. This meeting was hosted by the Delaware Radiation Control Program.

The Agenda for the Conference identified the session times, presenter, presentation, abstract and presenter biosketch for all sessions.

Day One, Plenary Session was a full day of technical presentations across a variety of radiation protection topics.  Example topics included hospital radiation therapy, shielding, emergency preparedness, response, civil support teams, decommissioning of nuclear power plants, protective actions guides and other information of particular interest to governmental and nongovernmental officials. 

Additional information about Day One can be found at Day One, Plenary Session.

Day Two, Session One presented the Radiological Emergency Planning resources available to state and local governments. This information was developed to assist States in building and sustaining radiological emergency preparedness, response and recovery capabilities. Presentations were made by Federal agencies and non-profit organizations: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Rad Responder, U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) Guidance Documents, International Atomic Energy Agency Guidance for Medical Physicistsand the FEMA Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) program.

Additional information about Day Two, Session One can be found at Resources for Radiological Emergency Planning, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

Day Two, Session Two was an X-Ray Inspection Workshop concentrating on lessons learned from performing work remotely during the pandemic. This session was conducted by the X-ray inspection program staff for the Mid-Atlantic states DE, MD, & NJ, and the Commonwealth of PA.

Additional information about Day Two, Session Two can be found at X-ray Inspection Workshop

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