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In-Person AAHP Courses will be taught in Phoenix, AZ. All times shown below are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Virtual attendees must adjust for their local time.
Course 1: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Radiation Risk Assessment
Stuart Walker, Fred Dolislager
Radiation Risk Assessment is a full-day advanced course that focuses on specific technical and regulatory issues that Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) and On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) address when managing Superfund sites that have a risk assessment conducted for radioactive contaminants.
By taking the course, participants achieve the following objectives:
- Learn a step-by-step approach to the Superfund remedial program’s risk assessment process for radioactive contamination.
- Explore methods for conducting site-specific risk assessments.
- Discover practical recommendations for improving the radiation risk assessments conducted at your site.
- Master information about radiation risk assessment process.
The instructional methodology for this course includes lectures and demonstrations of using EPA’s risk and dose assessment calculators developed by the Superfund remedial program. The target audience for this course is RPMs, OSCs, risk assessors and others that want to obtain a working knowledge on conducting Superfund radiation risk assessments.
Course 2: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Y-90 Boot Camp
Hybrid - In-Person and Virtual Options
Andy Miller, CHP
More and more cases of Y-90 therapy for liver tumors are being performed each year in the US. These treatments involve a series of activities to select the proper dose for the treatment, receive the doses, assay them, deliver them correctly and handle waste issues. This course will take students through a team-based process involving interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, nursing, and radiation safety to give an example of a highly reliable operation that is currently in use at a busy academic medical center. We will use actual de-identified case data, data from packages and doses, forms and procedures to show how the process works and some of the issues that arise with discussions for solutions. Both resin and glass Y-90 microspheres will be discussed.
Course 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Harmony in Concepts and Units for Internal Dose Calculations for Nuclear Medicine Applications or for Protection of Radiation Workers
M. Stabin, PhD, CHP; RADAR, Inc.
Internal dose calculations for nuclear medicine applications or for protection of radiation workers are based on the same fundamental concepts and units. The various systems developed to provide a basis for the needed calculations (e.g. ICRP 30/60/103, MIRD, RADAR) use equations that appear to be different, but are in fact identical when carefully studied. The RADAR method harmonized the defining equations and units employed to provide quantitative analysis for these two general problem areas. This program will show, from a theoretical standpoint, how all of these systems are identical in concept, and will then show, using practical examples, how each is applied to solve different problems. For nuclear medicine, an overview will be given of the current state of the art and promise for future improvements to provide more patient specificity in calculations and better ability to predict biological effects from calculated doses. For occupational applications of internal dosimetry, an overview will be given of currently applicable models and methods for bioassay analysis and dose assessment, showing several practical examples.