Conference Agenda

Meeting begins at 1:00 pm on August 16, 2021 and ends at 12:00 noon on August 19, 2021.

Day 1: Monday, August 16, 2021
  TOPIC: Preparing for Periodic Meetings and Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Reviews
Moderator: Sherrie Flaherty, (MN, Director of Emerging Issues and Advocacy)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Jacqueline Cook (NRC), Randy Erickson (NRC), Monica Ford (NRC), Farrah Gaskins (NRC) and Darren Piccirillo (NRC)
10:00 am – 11:00 am Karen Burgard (LA), Sherrie Flaherty (MN), Lisa Forney (PA), and Auggie Ong (NH)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Moderator: David Crowley (NC, OAS Chair)
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm Opening Remarks
David Crowley
1:10 pm – 1:20 pm Welcome, from Pennsylvania
Dave Allard (PA)
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Welcome, from New Jersey
NJ DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette (NJ)
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Keynote Address
NRC Chairman Hanson
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm OAS 2020 Hall of Fame Award
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Perspectives on Partnership, Process, and Participation
Darrell Roberts (MRB Chair), Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, Compliance, Administration and Human Capital Programs (NRC)
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) Updates
Angela Leek (IA, CRCPD Chairperson)
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm OAS Year in Review
David Crowley
4:00 pm ADJOURN
4:10 pm Business Meeting; followed by the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) meeting

Day 2: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
8:30 am Coffee and Tea available
Moderator: Libby McCaskill (OK, OAS Director of Rulemaking)
9:00 am – 9:05 am Introduction
Libby McCaskill
9:05 am – 9:30 am NMP Champions Discussion
Duncan White (NRC)
9:30 am – 9:45 am State Agreement and Liaison Programs Branch Updates
Brian Anderson (NRC)
9:45 am – 10:00 am NRC Technical Training Available to Agreement States
Latonya Mahlahla (NRC)
10:00 am – 10:30 am Patient Release: Review of the Methodology for Regulation Guide 8.39, Revision 2
Lisa Dimmick (NRC) and David Hamby, PhD (Renaissance Code Development, LLC / NRC consultant)
10:30 am – 10:45 am Web-Based Licensing (WBL) Updates
Adelaide Giantelli (NRC)
10:45 am – 11:15 am BREAK
11:15 am – 11:30 am CRCPD Source Collection and Threat Reduction (SCATR) Program
Angela Leek (IA)
11:30 am – 11:45 am NRC Rulemaking Updates
Alexa Sieracki (NRC)
11:45 am – 12:00 pm AWARDS & 2021 Hall of Fame Award
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH
Moderator: Keisha Cornelius (OK, OAS Secretary)
1:30 pm – 1:35 pm Introduction
Keisha Cornelius
1:35 pm – 2:00 pm Phase 3: Revision of NRC’s Material Inspection Procedures
Amy Ford (TN), Brian Goretzki (AZ), Steve Mack (AR), Auggie Ong (NH, OAS Chair-Elect) and Leira Cuadrado (NRC)
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Developing a Regulatory Approach for Fusion Energy Systems
Diego Saenz (WI) and Duncan White (NRC)
2:20 pm – 3:00 pm Health Physicist Recruitment
John Cardarelli, Ph.D. (President, Health Physics Society
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Third Party Refurbishment of a Portable Gauge
Gonzalo Perez (CA)
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Implementation Experience with Y-90 Microsphere Brachytherapy Licensing Guidance Rev 10.2
Ashley Cockerham (Mercurie Consulting)
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Vendor Q&A Session
4:45 pm Adjourn
6:00 pm Networking Social
McGillin's Olde Ale House
1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Day 3: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
8:30 am Coffee and Tea available
Moderator: Auggie Ong (NH, OAS Chair-elect)
9:00 am – 9:05 am Introduction
Auggie Ong
9:05 am – 9:30 am Overview of Radiopharmaceutical Therapy: Past, Present, and Future
John Keklak (Radiation Safety Officer [RSO], Thomas Jefferson University)
9:30 am – 9:55 am Theranostics
Melissa Martin (American Association of Physicists in Medicine)
9:55 am – 10:20 am NorthStar’s RadioGenix System- Advancements in Production of Tc-99m
Karen Schuster (Manager of Training, NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC) and Richard Granberg (RSO and Senior Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety, NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC)
10:20 am – 10:45 am BREAK
10:45 am – 11:10 am Lutathera Extravasation
Kendall Berry (RSO, Fox Chase Cancer Center)
11:10 am – 11:35 am Current Questions about Radiopharmaceutical Extravasations and Dosimetry
Ron Lattanze (CEO, Lucerno Dynamics) and Josh Knowland (VP Product Development, Lucerno Dynamics)
11:35 am – 12:00 pm Medical Team Initiatives
Lisa Dimmick (NRC)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH
Moderator: Beth Shelton (TN, OAS Treasurer)
1:30 pm – 1:35 pm Introduction
Beth Shelton
1:35 pm – 1:55 pm A Major Source Material Decommissioning in NJ
Jenny Goodman (NJ)
1:55 pm – 2:15 pm Current and Emerging NRC Regulatory Issues and WA State Waste Updates
Maurice Heath (NRC) and Kristen Schwab (WA)
2:15 pm – 2:35 pm Modernization of the Fuel Facility and Materials Decommissioning Inspection Program
Maurice Heath (NRC)
2:35 pm – 3:00 pm Update on DEP’s Guidance for Dealing with Radioactivity in Solid
David Allard (PA)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 pm – 3:50 pm Mobile Source Security
Cristen Ford (NNSA/ORS)
3:50 pm – 4:15 pm SA-900 Termination of Uranium Mill licenses
Dave Adams (WY) and Stephen Poy (NRC)
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Poster Q&A Session
Facilitated by Terry Derstine, (PA, OAS Past-Chair)
4:45 pm ADJOURN
5:00 pm Business Meeting, if necessary
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Happy Hour at Hotel
6:00 pm Mutter Museum
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Day 4: Thursday, August 19, 2021
8:30 am Coffee and Tea available
Moderator: Terry Derstine (PA, OAS Past-chair)
9:00 am – 9:05 am Introduction
Terry Derstine (PA)
9:05 am – 9:35 am Incidents involving common carriers
Tracy Scherer (PA) and Jenny Goodman (NJ)
9:35 am – 9:50 am NJ Violation Experience with 03121 Licensees
Jack Tway (NJ)
9:50 am – 10:15 am A Cautionary Tale: Lessons Learned from Pennsylvania’s House of Horrors
Lisa Forney (PA)
10:15 am – 10:30 am Portable Gauge Abandonment
Sarah Sanderlin (NJ)
10:30 am – 11:00 am Decontamination and Decommissioning in Pennsylvania
Bryan Werner (PA)
11:00 am – 11:30 am History of Radiation in Pennsylvania
Terry Derstine
11:30 am – 11:45 am NRC Presentation/Host 2022 OAS Meeting in Ft. Worth, TX
Mary Muessle (NRC) and TBD (OAS Chair Elect)
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Closing and Invitation to 2022 Meeting in Ft. Worth, TX
David Crowley (NC, Outgoing OAS Chair); Auggie Ong (NH, Incoming OAS Chair)
12:00 pm ADJOURN

Poster 1. IMC 2800 Phase 3 Status
Auggie Ong (NH), Amy Ford (TN), Steve Mack (AR), and Leira Cuadrado (NRC)
Poster 2. Readying New Jersey for a Radiological Emergency: DHS grant award
Nancy Stanley (NJ)
Poster 3. “In Device Delay” Project
Michal Kuca (Sandia National Laboratories) and Cristen Ford (National Nuclear Security Administration/Office of Radiological Security [NNSA/ORS])
Poster 4. Mitigating Risk with Mobile Source Tracking Technology
Brian Higgins (NNSA/ORS)
Poster 5. Health Physics Workforce Strategy
Theresa Clark (NRC) and Nancy Hebron-Isreal (NRC)
Poster 6. Health Physics, Regulatory Skills and Security Qualification Training
Latonya Mahlahla (NRC)
Poster 7. Radiation Protection Computer Code Analysis and Maintenance Program (RAMP)
Jessica Strongin (NRC)
Poster 8. Rulemaking Innovation Examples
Alexa Sieracki (NRC)
Poster 9. US NRC Protocol for Coordinating Response to US Customs and Border Protection Notifications of Shipments containing Radioactive Material
Shirley Xu (NRC) and Andrea Jones (NRC)
Poster 10. PA Radiation Protection Lean Project
Grace Schoeniger (PA)

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