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
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!: Perspectives on NCRP changes to gonadal shielding, practical implications, views from ACR, AAPM, NCRP, ASRT
11:00 AMNancy Stanley – NJ Department of Environmental Protection“Bridging the Gap,” Outreach to First Responders for Rad Emergencies
11:30 AMMatthew Higgins, CHMM, Co-Chairman, REP Technical Assessment Center TeamRadiological Emergency Preparedness Programs 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) Radiological/Nuclear Preparedness Committee Chair
1:30 PMJohn Crapo, DOE-NNSAOverview of Resources in support of State and Local Governments
2:00 PMPatrick Mulligan, NJ experience, Dave Allard, PA experience, Bruce Watson, NRC Decommissioning ProcessPanel Discussion on Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants
3:00 PMAfternoon Break
3:30 PMErhard Koehler, U.S. Department of Transportation, Marine Administration (MARAD)Nuclear Ship Savannah – History, Decommissioning Process
4:00 PMWagnus Prioleau, EPA, Michael Noska, FDA, Craig Fiore, FEMAREP PAG Manual & NUREGS Panel
5:00 PMRob Brinsfield, DEConference 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.

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