CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL


A warm Atlanta Welcome from this year’s organizing committee and Workshop Chairs: Steph Healey and Doug Van Cleef. The information below and via links to our website will get you oriented on our plans. Our web address remains the same, www.rrmc.co, please clear your cache to obtain updates in some browsers.


Venue: Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: October 31-November 4, 2022

Deadlines:


Hotel reservations at the conference rate:  October 7th, 2022
Workshop Abstract Submission: August 15th, 2022
Conference draft final agenda will be posted on the rrmc.co website in early October, 2022


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

Call for WORKSHOP ABSTRACTS (Both Technical and Commercial)

The commercial fee for workshops is $150/approx. 2-hour slot to help defray A/V costs

Please submit a one-page workshop abstract to workshops@rrmc.co within the scope of the conference by August 15th, 2022. You will be notified if your workshop proposal has been accepted by August 28th, 2022 and your abstract will be posted to the conference website.

When Submitting a workshop abstract, please use the following format in a MS Word Compatible Document:
WORKSHOP TITLE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
Workshop Organizer
Organizer Affiliation
email.address@affiliation.com
One paragraph description and promotion (abstract) of the workshop, which should explain the content and give the reader a reason to consider attending your workshop. Content, purpose, learning objectives, etc. should be presented in the abstract.

  • Sponsoring organization: Affiliation

  • Statement of goals: To present the latest information on this topic

  • Will the workshop be technical or commercial in nature: Technical or commercial

  • Requested duration of the workshop, for example, ‘one two hour session’

  • An explanation of plans for workshop proceedings or tutorial handouts: PDF copies of the presentations will be available after the seminar by request (for example)

A projector will be available. Workshop facilitators are encouraged to provide their own audio/visual equipment, such as laptops, flipcharts, etc.

EXTENDED ELECTRONIC ABSTRACTS
Workshop organizers may provide attendees with an electronic version of the extended abstract to facilitate participation in the workshop. As such, we welcome updated and extended 3-page abstracts of presentations from the workshop organizers. Send Final extended abstracts for accepted workshops to workshops@rrmc.co until September 15th, 2022. The extended abstracts will be compiled and placed on the conference website for attendees to download prior to the conference. If you have problems submitting your abstract email, please contact the Workshops Chair at workshops@rrmc.co for assistance.

We look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta this fall,

The 65th RRMC organizing committee