CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL

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. 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. Updated content is now available via our mobile app; attendify: https://attendify.com/download/for both android and iPhone-search 65th RRMC -Atlanta.

Venue: Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: Coming soon

Deadlines:
oHotel reservations at the conference rate:  TBD
oWorkshop Abstract Submission 
Conference draft final agenda will be posted on the rrmc.co website 



CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

ATTENDEE Registration and Information

VENDOR Registration and Information

Travel and Accommodations

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

Student Scholarship
David McCurdy Student Sponsorship Award
David McCurdy was an important contributor to the RRMC for over 20 years and a recipient of the Founder's Award.
He was both nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in the fields of health physics and radiochemistry.
His tireless efforts as researcher, teacher, and mentor in those fields is commemorated with this sponsorship.
Contributions to this award are welcome and will help support the awarding of scholarships to deserving student presenters who apply to our Student Liaisons Dr. Steven Biegalski of Georgia Tech and Dr. Tim DeVol of Clemson at students@rrmc.co. It is the intent to rollover funds to the next organizing committee to keep this going.

Please contact Larry Jassin at chair@rrmc.co with any questions.
If donating by check, make check payable to "Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference, Inc." We are not currently set up as a charitable organization in the state of Georgia, so no tax receipt will be provided.

Mail check to:
C/O David Fauth
1006 Hilton Street
Aiken, SC29803
E-mail: Treasuer@rrmc.co


Call for TECHNICAL ABSTRACTS

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 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 prior to the conference. If you have problems submitting your abstract by email, please contact the Technical Program Organizers at abstracts@rrmc.co for assistance.


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.cowithin 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 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