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ASTM Dosimetry Workshop Registration now open.

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June 10, 2011 - Scheduled for June 24-28, 2012, workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing will enhance knowledge and use of dosimetry through understanding of dosimetry principles, factors that influence dosimeter performance, calibration requirements, uncertainty in absorbed dose measurements, and dosimetry in process validation and control. Course will provide essential information for all radiation processing applications, including medical, foods, inks, packaging, polymers, and pharmaceuticals.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

Registration is Now Open for ASTM International Workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing

Press release date: June 8, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - The seventh international workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing will be held June 24-28, 2012, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the June 24-27 standards development meetings of the committee. The objective of this workshop is to enhance the knowledge and use of dosimetry through improved understanding of dosimetry principles, factors that influence dosimeter performance, dosimetry system calibration requirements, uncertainty in absorbed dose measurements, and application of dosimetry in process validation and process control. This course provides essential information for all radiation processing applications, including the processing of medical products, foods, inks, packaging, polymers and pharmaceuticals. This event will be valuable for anyone who uses dosimetry in radiation processing, including researchers, irradiator operators, medical products manufacturers, dosimeter suppliers, regulatory personnel, food processors, quality assurance personnel and auditors. An informal poster session is also planned, with posters displayed for the duration of the workshop. Attendees interested in presenting their work should contact Pete Sidereas (peter.sidereas@steris.com) for details. Titles and abstracts are due by March 2, 2012. Confirmation of approval of the poster abstract will be sent to the author by March 31, 2012. There also will be an equipment and technology demonstration session, which will allow attendees to meet one-on-one with developers, manufacturers and users of current and new dosimetry systems. This session will focus on research activities and user/manufacturer interactions. Space in the workshop is limited to 75 registrants. Register as soon as possible to be eligible for early registration rates and to ensure space. The fees to attend the workshop are $920 USD for ASTM members and $995 USD for non-ASTM members before March 31, 2012; and $1220 USD for ASTM members and $1295 USD for non-members from April 1 through May 15, 2012. These fees include: registration, Sunday evening reception, four lunches, Thursday banquet dinner, coffee breaks, site visits, and for non-ASTM members, a one-year membership to ASTM International. For more information, visit www.astm.org/E10work0612.htm. Additional technical information is available from workshop chairmen Deepak Patil, STERIS Isomedix Services, Libertyville, Ill. (phone: 847-367-5036; deepak_patil@steris.com); or John A Williams, Baxter Healthcare Corp., Round Lake, Ill. (phone: 847-270-4396; john_a_williams@baxter.com). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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