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USTUR Special Session at the 2016 Health Physics Society Meeting

The year 2018 will mark 50 years of actinide research at the USTUR. In honor of this upcoming milestone, and the Registries’ continued impact in the field of radiation protection, the USTUR has organized a one-day special session at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society in Spokane, WA.

The session, to be held on Tuesday July 18, will include presentations by USTUR staff as well as national and international collaborators. It will conclude with a roundtable discussion.

Special Session
Meet the Roundtable participants

USTUR/COP PhD student gives three presentations in March

BRASCON 2016 Dumit thumbUSTUR/College of Pharmacy PhD student, Sara Dumit, gave three presentations in March.

The first was a seminar presentation given to College of Pharmacy faculty and students as a part of the college’s graduate research seminar class. Ms. Dumit summarized her work to fit urine and lung data from USTUR case 0785 using ICRP’s biokinetic models. » More …

Dr. Tabatadze gives presentation at measurements conference

Tabatadze RRMC 2016The USTUR’s George Tabatadze and Elizabeth Thomas attended the 61st Annual Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference (RRMC) in Iowa City, IA, October 25 – 30. The USTUR laboratory recently analyzed a MAPEP soil sample to validate the Registries’ tissue analysis protocol for high-fired plutonium oxide. Dr. Tabatadze presented the results of this effort at the meeting.

Learn more about Dr. Tabatadze’s presentation

Invited presentation at STAR meeting in Kyoto

The USTUR’s director, Sergei Tolmachev, was invited to give a presentation at the 1st International Workshop on Sample/Tissue Archiving of Radiobiology (STAR) meeting in Kyoto, Japan, May 24-25. His presentation was designed to inform the scientific community about the USTUR: its history, the valuable samples housed at its repository, and recently conducted research. Following the STAR meeting, Dr. Tolmachev attended the International Council on Radiation Research (ICRR) meeting where he presented a poster about USTUR. The ICRR meeting was also held in Kyoto, Japan, May 25-29.

STAR meeting
ICRR meeting

USTUR active at scientific meetings

USTUR faculty have participated in several scientific meetings during recent months including the Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference, a EURADOS plenary meeting, a Radiation Research Society meeting, and a Health Physics Society meeting. » More …

Health Physics Society meeting

USTUR faculty are authors on two abstracts that will be presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society in Baltimore, MD, July 13-17:

M. Avtandilashvili, S. L. McComish, S. Y. Tolmachev. USTUR Whole-Body Case 0212: Testing NCRP Wound Model.

R. L. Kathren, S. Y. Tolmachev. Uranium Distribution and Concentrations in the Tissues of Whole-Body Donations to the USTUR.

A third abstract will be present research based upon USTUR data:

J. Zhou. Incorrect Analyses of Radiation and Mesothelioma in the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries.

USTUR faculty attend scientific meetings

In October, three scientific meetings were attended by USTUR faculty members.

European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS)

Stacey McComish gave a presentation on the biodosimetry of plutonium workers at a joint meeting between EURADOS Working Group 7 (internal dosimetry) and Working Group 10 (retrospective dosimetry). She also attended the plenary meeting of EURADOS WG7, Bologna, Italy, October 1-3, 2013.

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Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides (HEIR)

Maia Avtandilashvili gave a podium presentation describing her research on the deposition and retention of UF6 in a USTUR Registrant. She also presented a poster that summarized a study that will use Bayesian analysis to determine equivalent lung doses for each deceased USTUR Registrant. The HEIR conference was held in Berkeley, CA, October 13-17, 2013.

Abstracts and presentation links

International Symposium on Radiation Protection (ICRP)

Sergei Tolmachev attended ICRP 2013: the 2nd International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection, Abu Dhabi, October 22-24, 2013.

Health Physics Society meeting

USTUR faculty were authors on three presentations at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS) in Sacramento, CA, July 22-26, 2012. The presentations were given by Maia Avtandilashvili (USTUR, photo at right), Sergei Tolmachev (USTUR), and Majid Khalaf (ISU).

Abstract and presentation links

EURADOS annual meeting

Ms. Stacey McCord represented the USTUR at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the European Dosimetry Group (EURADOS), Prague, Czech Republic, February 7-9, 2011. Ms. McCord participated in the Working Group 7 (WG7) on “Internal Dosimetry” and attended the Winter School on “Radiation Protection for Medical Staff. Her presentation to WG7 titled, “Microdistribution and Long-Term Retention of 239Pu(NO3)4 in the Respiratory Tract: A progress report” can be downloaded from the following link.

EURADOS 2011 Annual Meeting