AAHP and ABHP Continuing Education Courses at HPS' 66th Annual Meeting

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AAHP / ABHP will host Continuing Education Courses at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS). The sessions will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on July 24, 2021.

Members and non-members are welcome.


2021 AAHP Continuing Education Courses

Any personal or professional opinions presented within these courses reflect those of the presenters, and not necessarily those of the Academy.

Select your desired course when registering.

Course 1: 8 hours (In-person only) (16 CECs)

Radiation Risk Assessment

Stuart Walker, Fred Dolislager

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Phoenix, AZ local time (Pacific Time)

Radiation Risk Assessment is a full-day advanced course that focuses on specific technical and regulatory issues that Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) and On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) address when managing Superfund sites that have a risk assessment conducted for radioactive contaminants.

By taking the course, participants achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn a step-by-step approach to the Superfund remedial program’s risk assessment process for radioactive contamination.
  • Explore methods for conducting site-specific risk assessments.
  • Discover practical recommendations for improving the radiation risk assessments conducted at your site.
  • Master information about radiation risk assessment process.

The instructional methodology for this course includes lectures and demonstrations of using EPA’s risk and dose assessment calculators developed by the Superfund remedial program. The target audience for this course is RPMs, OSCs, risk assessors and others that want to obtain a working knowledge on conducting Superfund radiation risk assessments.

 

Course 2: 4-hours (In-person and Virtual options) (8 CECs)

Y-90 Boot Camp

Andy Miller, CHP

8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Phoenix, AZ local time (Pacific Time)

More and more cases of Y-90 therapy for liver tumors are being performed each year in the US.  These treatments involve a series of activities to select the proper dose for the treatment, receive the doses, assay them, deliver them correctly and handle waste issues.  This course will take students through a team-based process involving interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, nursing, and radiation safety to give an example of a highly reliable operation that is currently in use at a busy academic medical center.  We will use actual de-identified case data, data from packages and doses, forms and procedures to show how the process works and some of the issues that arise with discussions for solutions.  Both resin and glass Y-90 microspheres will be discussed. 

 

Course 3: 8-hours (Virtual only) (16 CECs)

Harmony in Concepts and Units for Internal Dose Calculations for Nuclear Medicine Applications or for Protection of Radiation Workers

M. Stabin, PhD, CHP; RADAR, Inc.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Phoenix, AZ local time (Pacific Time)

Internal dose calculations for nuclear medicine applications or for protection of radiation workers are based on the same fundamental concepts and units. The various systems developed to provide a basis for the needed calculations (e.g. ICRP 30/60/103, MIRD, RADAR) use equations that appear to be different, but are in fact identical when carefully studied. The RADAR method harmonized the defining equations and units employed to provide quantitative analysis for these two general problem areas. This program will show, from a theoretical standpoint, how all of these systems are identical in concept, and will then show, using practical examples, how each is applied to solve different problems. For nuclear medicine, an overview will be given of the current state of the art and promise for future improvements to provide more patient specificity in calculations and better ability to predict biological effects from calculated doses. For occupational applications of internal dosimetry, an overview will be given of currently applicable models and methods for bioassay analysis and dose assessment, showing several practical examples.

Location and Contact Info

When
July 24th, 2021 8:00 AM through  5:00 PM
Contact
Main: (602) 262-6225
Event Fee(s)
Lectures
Course 1: 8 hours (In-person only) (16 CECs) Radiation Risk Assessment $ 395.00
Course 2: 4-hours (In-person) (8 CECs) Y-90 Boot Camp $ 200.00
Course 2: 4-hours (Virtual) (8 CECs) Y-90 Boot Camp $ 200.00
Course 3: 8-hours (Virtual only) (16 CECs) Harmony in Concepts and Units for Internal Dose Calculations for Nuclear Medicine Applications or for Protection of Radiation Workers. $ 395.00