CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROSPOSAL

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROSPOSAL


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
 
 
Call for WORKSHOP ABSTRACTS (Both Technical and Commercial)
 
Exhibiting vendors may submit commercial workshop abstract proposals. The commercial fee for workshops is $150/approx. 2-hour slot.
 
Please submit a one-page workshop abstract to workshops@rrmc.co  within the scope of the conference by August 15th, 2021.  You will be notified if your workshop proposal has been accepted by August 28th, 2021 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 (Commercial workshop will be at a nominal fee available to exhibiting vendors only, see vendor registration at rrmc.co for more information.)

  • Requested duration of the workshop, if more than one 2-hour session: 2 hours

  • 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, 2021.  The extended abstracts will be compiled and placed on the conference website for attendees to download before the conference.  If you have problems submitting your abstract email, please contact the Workshops Chair at for assistance.
We look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta this fall, 
The 65th RRMC organizing committee