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 AM||Jamie Mack, Chief, Health Systems Protection, Delaware Division of Public Health||Welcome|
|9:10 AM||Rob Brinsfield, Delaware Radiation Control Program Director||Conference Logistics|
|9:15 AM||Tim Cooper, Director, Public Health Preparedness, Delaware Division of Public Health||Keynote|
|9:30 AM||Fran Esposito, MD, Beebe Health Care||Radiation Therapy in a Community Hospital|
|10:00 AM||Morning Break|
|10:30 AM||Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine||To Shield or Not to Shield the Gonads – that’s the question!: Perspectives on NCRP changes to gonadal shielding, practical implications, views from ACR, AAPM, NCRP, ASRT|
|11:00 AM||Nancy Stanley – NJ Department of Environmental Protection||“Bridging the Gap,” Outreach to First Responders for Rad Emergencies|
|11:30 AM||Matthew Higgins, CHMM, Co-Chairman, REP Technical Assessment Center Team||Radiological Emergency Preparedness Programs in Delaware|
|12:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|Moderator PM Session – Shannon Page, MD Department of Environment|
|1:00 PM||Armin Ansari, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control & Prevention||National Council on Radiation Protection, Program Area Three (PAC-3) Radiological/Nuclear Preparedness Committee Chair|
|1:30 PM||John Crapo, DOE-NNSA||Overview of Resources in support of State and Local Governments|
|2:00 PM||Patrick Mulligan, NJ experience, Dave Allard, PA experience, Bruce Watson, NRC Decommissioning Process||Panel Discussion on Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants|
|3:00 PM||Afternoon Break|
|3:30 PM||Erhard Koehler, U.S. Department of Transportation, Marine Administration (MARAD)||Nuclear Ship Savannah – History, Decommissioning Process|
|4:00 PM||Wagnus Prioleau, EPA, Michael Noska, FDA, Craig Fiore, FEMA||REP PAG Manual & NUREGS Panel|
|5:00 PM||Rob Brinsfield, DE||Conference Wrap Up & Logistics for Day One|
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.