Highlights from the AAPM Morning Chapter Breakfast in Charlotte

The breakfast brings together executive committee members from all of the regional chapters and is mainly an informational session.

1) Radioactive Source Disposal

A new one year program – Source Collection and Threat Reduction Program (SCATR) – is available for disposal of radioactive sources.  It began in Jan 2012 and only runs through this calendar year.  The first step is to register your sources with the Off-Site Recovery Project at Los Alamos National Lab.  For more details and websites, please see this brochure.

2) State Representative / AAPM Point person

AAPM is asking to have one or two volunteer AAPM members per state that would serve as liasons to state legislators. This would provide the national AAPM office with a ready list of contacts to assist in informing state legislators of pending legislation or proposals regarding medical physics.  If you are interested, please email the chapter secretary who will compile a list and forward it to AAPM.

3) Radiation Response Volunteer Corps

This program is being organized through the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and is looking for volunteers to assist with population monitoring in the event of a major radiation incident.  Please see this brochure for more details.  To get more information contact Ruth McBurney at rmcburney@crcpd.org

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