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23rd Annual CIRMS Meeting "Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation"

The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards will focus on Fundamentals of Radiation Measurement Standards. for more than twenty years, CIRMS ha played an important role in serving as a public forum for discussion of radiation measurements and standards issues for industry, academia and government. The technical program this year will consist of oral and poster presentations and three parallel working group sessions that address measurements and standards needs in the following topics:

  • Medical Applications [diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, nuclear medicine]
  • Radiation Protection and Homeland Security [radiochemistry, waste analysis, personnel dosimetry, electronic dosimeters, bioassay and international dosimetry environmental dosimetry, first responder needs].
  • Industrial Applications and Materials Effects [dosimetry for radiation processing, radiobiology, safety and radiation facilities, food irradiation].

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation and possible presentation during the working group sessions.

Student Awards

All students in the field are encouraged to participate in the annual CIRMS meeting, and to propose abstracts for presentation as posters. As in previous years, CIRMS proudly continues its tradition to support outstanding students to present their work at the conference through the Student Grant Program Awards. Up to four awarded students will have their meeting registration fee covered, which includes participation in the technical sessions, tickets for lunch during the conference and for the BBQ dinner on Tuesday. Awardees will also receive one years membership in CIRMS. This year's CIRMS annual meeting will focus on Fundamental Radiation Measurements and Standards, and Awardees are expected to present a poster paper and, if selected, a brief oral presentation during the plenary sessions on their research efforts. The deadline for application submittal is Monday, February 2, 2015; further information can be found at

As always, our sponsors are invited to present posters that enable attendees to better learn about the wide variety of organizations and corporations that support CIRMS; limited space for table tip displays will also be available.

Plenary Sessions

The plenary sessions of this year's meeting will include talks on the fundamentals of ionizing radiation, its measurements and standards, and various applications; presentations will range from dosimetry basics and needs, low-level alpha-particle measurements for electronics and small-scale research irradiations, to the global outlook for ionizing radiation

Poster Sessions

Two locations will be allocated to poster viewing and discussions. Proffered posters on a variety of technical topics from participants and students, as well as posters from CIRM's sponsoring organizations, will be presented in the Employee's Lounge during all coffee breaks and along the Hall of Flags, just outside the primary meeting venue

As is traditional with the CIRMS Annual Meeting, afternoons will be devoted to parallel breakout sessions in medical applications, radiological protection/homeland security, and industrial applications and materials effects. Anyone wishing to make present a poster at this year's meeting is asked to submit an abstract to Renata Freindorf by Monday, February 2, 1015. E-mail: renata.freindorf [at] (renata[dot]freindorf[at]utdallas[dot]edu)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg, 301-977-8900, at a special rate of $139 single or double, plus 13 % tax. This rate includes breakfast. Reservations must be received no later than April 6, 2015.

Due to increased security, no on-site registrations will be accepted.

Created December 15, 2014, Updated August 7, 2018