September 21 @ 9:00 am – September 22 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Day One — Plenary Session

Day One, Plenary Session will feature a full day of technical presentations across a variety of radiation protection topics. Example topics include 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. This session will be virtual.

Agenda for Day One Plenary Session

Moderator AM Session James Hanes, Delaware Division of Public Health
9:00 AMJamie Mack, Chief, Health Systems Protection, Delaware Division of Public HealthWelcome
9:10 AMRob Brinsfield, Delaware Radiation Control Program DirectorConference Logistics
9:15 AMTim Cooper, Director, Public Health Preparedness, Delaware Division of Public HealthKeynote: Public Health and Radiation Preparedness: Improvements, Planning, and the Future
9:30 AMFran Esposito, MD, Beebe Health CareRadiation Therapy in a Community Hospital
10:00 AMMorning Break
10:30 AMMahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of MedicineTo Shield or Not to Shield the Gonads: That’s the Question!
11:00 AMNancy Stanley – NJ Department of Environmental ProtectionBridging the Gap: Outreach to First Responders for Radiation Emergencies
11:30 AM    Matthew Higgins, CHMM, Co-Chairman, REP Technical Assessment Center TeamRadiation Emergency Response in Delaware
12:00 PMLunch Break
Moderator PM Session – Shannon Page, MD Department of Environment
1:00 PMArmin Ansari, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control & PreventionNational Council on Radiation Protection, Program Area Three (PAC-3): Nuclear and Radiological Security and Safety
1:30 PMJohn Crapo, DOE-NNSAResources in Support of State and Local Governments
2:00 PMPanel Discussion on Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants
 Patrick Mulligan, NJNuclear Power Plant Decommissioning in New Jersey: Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
 Dave Allard, PANuclear Power Plant D&D in PA
 Bruce Watson, NRCNRC Decommissioning Process
3:00 PMAfternoon Break
3:30 PMErhard Koehler, U.S. Department of Transportation, Marine Administration (MARAD)N. S. SAVANNAH: Decommissioning Challenges and Opportunities
4:00 PMREP PAG Manual & NUREGS Panel
 Wagnus Prioleau, EPAEPA PAGs
 Michael Noska, FDAThe Advisory Team: Challenges and Updates
 Craig Fiore, FEMAFEMA REP Program Update

This session will run from 9 am to 5pm, with a break for lunch from 12 to 1pm. The Agenda for the Conference identifies the session times, presenter, presentation, abstract and presenter biosketch for all sessions.

Day One registration fee is $10 for state radiation control program employees of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Day One registration for all other professionals is $20, which includes a one-year membership in the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society with access to the chapter’s events and resources.

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