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NIST to hold Workshop, Sept 15-16, 2011 on Radiation Dosimetry for Radiobiology Research

Radiation Dosimetry Standardization for Radiobiology Workshop

Are you a researcher who uses ionizing radiation for studies involving irradiation of cells, small or large animals? Accurately measuring and reporting radiation dose is crucial to your studies, but your needs are quite different from those of the radiation oncologist.

You are cordially invited to attend a workshop on Radiation Dosimetry Standardization for Radiobiology, "Dose is More than a Number", to be held September 15-16, 2011. The meeting will be cosponsored by NIAID, NCI, and NIST, and will take place at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) facilities at 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD.

The meeting has two goals. The first is to highlight the importance and necessity of dosimetry standardization in radiation research, whether it involves in vitro or in vivo approaches with small or large animal models. Basic principles will be reviewed. The second is to discuss the future of radiation dosimetry standardization and reporting, including a formal system for coordinating standardization efforts as well as the establishment of a continuing education series through national conference tutorials, publications, and web-based resources. It will include information on basic concepts, practical “how-to” information on tips and pitfalls for each research situation, and a tour of the NIST radiation labs. Representatives of radiation-oriented journals will attend

An agenda and meeting information are available at the meeting website. There is no registration fee, but if you plan to come please notify Dr. Francesca Macchiarini by Wednesday, August 17, 2011. To pass security clearance to enter the NIST campus, we need the following information by August 17:

For the USA visitors:
First Name
Last name
For the foreign visitors:
to facilitate security clearance for entering the NIST campus.

Name:  First, Middle, Last
Birth:  date, City & Country

Employer (Name & Address)

Citizenship (and Countries of dual citizenship if applicable)

Country of Residence
US Permanent Resident (Yes or No)  
Passport (Number & Issuing Country)

Francesca Macchiarini, NIAID
James Deye,NCI
Marc Desrosiers, NIST
Helen Stone, NCI (ret.)