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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Call for TECHNICAL ABSTRACTS

April 1, 2021

A note from the Chairman:
 
As the global community works to control Covid-19, we look forward to welcoming you all back to the RRMC.  With the support of the organizing committee, we continue to prepare to host you on October 25-29, 2021 in Atlanta.  We will monitor conditions and keep you alerted to any necessary changes to these plans through web updates and e-mails.  Our venue, the Sheraton Atlanta, continues to evolve its virus-related safety protocols as conditions mandate.  These protocols are available on our website and will be updated when new information becomes available.  They currently include extensive staff training, cleaning, hands-free service delivery, masks, and distancing.
 
This is your conference, and to the extent possible, we request your early support in submitting papers, workshops, exhibition space, individual and hotel registration.  This visibility allows the organizing committee to manage our funds and balance our commitments.  Should the virus throw us a curveball and you later choose that attending is not in your best interest, we will determine if any, partial or full refund is possible.  The hotel has already allowed us to modify the dates of the contract once, and in hindsight, the RRMC would not have been possible last October.  We plan for this October expecting that conditions will allow for a successful conference.
 
Stay safe and thank you for your support,
 
Larry Jassin
Chair-65th RRMC
 
A warm Atlanta Welcome from this year’s organizing committee, Technical Program Chairs: David DiPrete, Kalee Fenker, Hiromu Kurosaki, Jeff Remondi and David Saunders, and Workshop Chairs: Steph Healey and Doug Van Cleef. 

 We offer both web and mobile app access to updates.  For the mobile app, you’ll need to sign in by creating an Attendify user id and password or you may use your 64th RRMC, Santa Fe credentials and selecting this year’s conference ‘65th RRMC 2021 – Atlanta’:

https://attendify.com/download/  for both android and iPhone-search.
 
RRMC web platform's link: https://rrmc.co or https://ve.attendify.com/index/4l1z7q/s_4l1z7q/ 
RRMC mobile app landing page: https://attendify.com/app/4l1z7q/
 
Venue: Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia 
Dates: October 25-29th, 2021

  • Deadlines:

    • Hotel reservations at the conference rate:  On or before October 5, 2021.

    • Early Registration July 30th, 2021

    • Abstract Submission August 15th, 2021

    • Workshop Abstract Submission August 15th, 2021

  • The conference draft final agenda will be posted by early October 2021

 
Tentative CONFERENCE AGENDA- Click here to view


Technical and vendor workshops and associated working meetings will be scheduled in parallel Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons.  Oral presentations will take place during those mornings and continue Thursday all day and Friday morning.  The Vendor exhibit will begin during Monday afternoon’s break and end Wednesday afternoon.  The poster session will be scheduled based on the number of abstracts received, either Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, or both. 
 
SCOPE: The conference is focused on the newest developments in radiobioassay, analytical and environmental radiochemical techniques, and relevant issues.  The conference is especially interested in technological advances including, but not limited to the following areas:
 
Measurement Techniques
Sample Pre-treatment and Dissolution Methods
Radionuclide Chemistry
Radioanalytical Methods
Low-level and Non-nuclear Techniques (Mass Spec, KPA, Calorimetry, Optical...)
Rapid Analytical Methods in Response to Radiological Emergencies
Instrumentation, Software, and Automation Tools
Techniques in alpha spectrometry, liquid scintillation counting, and gamma spectrometry

Analytes/ Applications
Naturally Occurring Radionuclides (NORM) in Terrestrial and Marine Environments
Radon and Epidemiological Studies
Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Nuclear Power
Nuclear Waste Characterization/D&D/Restoration/Management
Radionuclide Speciation
Environmental - Studies/Monitoring/Characterization/Remediation/Restoration
Radioisotopes in Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Forensics
Regulations, Standards, and Compliance Issues 
In-vivo/In-vitro Radiobioassay, Dosimetry, and Radiation Protection
Risk Assessment and Management
Environmental and Biokinetic Model Validation
Applications and Research Needs
 
Quality /Consequence Management
Reference Materials and Certified Reference Materials
Calibration standards and solutions
Traceability to NMI’s
Isotope Availability
Metrology Applications
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Method Validation and Verification
Intercomparisons/ Proficiency Testing
Performance Evaluation
Traceability Evaluation
Radiological Incidents/Emergency Preparedness Exercise
Computational Methods/Statistical Tools/Uncertainty Evaluation
 
Radiation Safety
Professional or Career Development Activities or Guidance
Other Topics Relevant to Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements 


Please submit a one-page abstract to  abstracts@rrmc.co  within the scope of the conference by August 15, 2021.  The Technical Committee will review all submissions and notify you if your abstract has been selected for either an oral or poster presentation unless you specify any restrictions.  Student abstracts are encouraged.  Please see CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES for more information.  Please use the following format:
 
TITLE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
Presenter
Presenter affiliation
Presenter email address
Additional Authors and Affiliations
 
Briefly, within 1 page, describe the work that will be presented. The abstract should include a brief background on the importance of the topic, a description of the experimental approach, and any preliminary results that will be discussed.  For works in progress, results that are expected by RRMC 2020 may be included as well. The information provided in your abstract will assist the technical program committee in grouping similar presentations into sessions. 
 
In your submission email, please indicate if you would prefer an oral or poster presentation.
 
Accepted abstracts may be revised or extended to 3 pages which can be submitted to abstracts@rrmc.co by September 15th, or the originally submitted abstract will be used.  The final abstracts will be compiled and placed on the conference website for attendees to download before the conference.  If you have problems submitting your abstract by email, please contact the Technical Program Organizers at abstracts@rrmc.co for assistance.