Cursuri pentru `Health Physics Professionals`, SUA

Harvard School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education offers two courses for health physics professionals which I believe would be of great interest to members of the Societatea Romana de Radioprotectie. Would it be possible to inform your members of these two courses? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I have included details on the courses below:

Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication

July 29 â‚ August 2, 2013 Boston, MA

This program brings together leaders in the field of emergency preparedness and planning to explore the basic principles for creating a comprehensive radiation emergency plan. Drawing from years of direct experience, faculty members will divulge lessons learned in preparing for, responding to, and communicating about radiation emergencies. By providing practical tools and guidelines, this course will prepare participants to plan for and respond to a radiological event, whether at the state, local, or individual facility level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the basic principles and requirements for a comprehensive radiation emergency plan
  • Comply with changes in roles and responsibilities in support of the Homeland Security effort
  • Employ a decision-making matrix to assist in state and local reaction plans for a radiological emergency
  • Incorporate lessons learned regarding communications into your emergency response plan
  • Understand the need for, and application of, protective action guides in emergency planning
  • Medically manage the casualties of a radiological incident without significant increase in risk to first responder and first receiver staff

In-Place Filter Testing Workshop

August 19 â‚ 23, 2013 Boston, MA

Learn the latest air-cleaning theory, filter testing techniques, and regulatory requirements for in-place testing of HEPA filtration and gas adsorption systems. This course provides participants with the tools to apply new knowledge of filter technology to their organizations̢⢠projects and plants. Wide-ranging ventilation topics are covered, including nuclear and non-nuclear applications relevant to industries including power generation, anti-terrorism, biotechnology, hospital, pharmaceuticals, and the military.

Learning Objectives:

  • Test and certify systems containing HEPA filtration and gas adsorption systems for nuclear and non-nuclear applications
  • Verify airflow in ventilation and air-cleaning systems
  • Operate testing equipment unique to these particular activities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of regulations issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy pertaining to air- and gas-cleaning activities

Argonne National Laboratory will conduct two sessions of its â‚Facility Decommissioning Training Courseâ‚¢ in late 2013.  The first session will be held October 1-3, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA and the second session will be held November 4-7, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV.  The second session includes a tour of course relevant selected areas of the NNSS (the old NTS). Other sessions conducted routinely â‚ please monitor the website for those details.

For additional information/registration, please visit our website at - any other questions can be directed to LARRY BOING at   Please share with others that may have an interest.