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CIRMS 2011 20th Anniversary


 The 20th Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards will focus on public perception of ionizing radiation. For the past twenty years, CIRMS has played an important role in serving as a public forum for discussion of radiation measurements and standards issues for industry, academia and government. The technical program this year will consist of oral and poster presentations and three parallel working groups that address measurement and standards needs for the following topics: 

• Medical Applications
[diagnostic and therapeutic
radiology, nuclear medicine]

• Radiation Protection
[radiochemistry, waste
analysis, personnel dosimetry,
electronic dosimeters,
bioassay and internal
dosimetry environmental

• Industrial Applications
and Materials Effects
[dosimetry for radiation
processing, radiobiology,
safety at radiation facilities,
food irradiation]

As issues in homeland security, and for first responders, can be found in each field – medicine, protection, and industry – these will be addressed in each workshop as appropriate.


Start Date: Monday, October 17, 2011
End Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Location: Administration Building, Green Auditorium
Format: Conference


Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards

NIST Contact:
Lisa R. Karam, Ph.D.



 The registration fee is $409 and includes conference materials, a poster session, and refreshments during coffee breaks, lunches and a dinner. A registration form is enclosed and may be duplicated; a separate form must be forwarded for each attendee. All registrations must be received by Monday, October 10, 2011. Requests for cancellation and refund must be received in writing, by September 27. Registration can be made electronically at:

Due to increased security, all attendees must be pre-registered. There will be no on-site registration. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. Non- U.S. citizens must have a passport and complete a NIST-1260 form in advance. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente


 Conference registration does not include your hotel reservation. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, (301) 977-8900. The special room rate is $139, single or double, plus 13% tax. To register for a room, please call the hotel or register online at, no later than Friday, October 7, 2011. After that date, rooms will be available at the prevailing rates of the hotel. If you call in your reservation, please refer to the “NIST/CIRMS Meeting” Reservations may be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to check-in.