American Nuclear SocietyBiology and Medicine Division (BMD) Presentation to the ANS Board of Directors Steven Biegalski, Ph.D., P.E. November 13, 2013 Washington, D.C.
BMD Mission 1. Promote uses of radioisotopes and radiation in medical diagnosis, therapy and complex imaging techniques, and in other life science research including neutron, photon, and charged particle applications 2. Stimulate and promote the creation of specialized materials, equipment and facilities required for the pure and applied research in these areas 3. Advance and improve techniques and methodologies using nuclear and atomic radiations in nuclear medicine and other life science research and applications.
Governance Officers 2014 Steven Biegalski Chair 2014 Stephen P. LaMont Vice Chair 2014 DimitriTamalis Secretary/Treasurer Members 2014 Bryan P. Bednarz 2014 Steven R. Biegalski 2014 Mary Pik-Wai Chin 2016 Elisabete A. De Nadai Fernandes 2014 Stephen P. LaMont 2016 Dragan Mirkovic 2015 J. David Robertson 2016 Nicholas M. Spyrou 2014 Dimitri Tamalis 2015 Rolf L. Zeisler Staff Liaison: Bonnifer Ballard Board Liaison: Heather J. M. Chichester Ex Officio: Sam Glover and Hans D. Gougar
Communications/Web, E-mail/Copy of Newsletter • http://bmd.ans.org/
BMD Contributions to ANS • ANS Position Statements • Participation with Other Professional Societies • Health Physics Society – Joint Meeting in June 2013, Madison, WI • Non-Meeting Publications • Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
BMD Meetings • National Meeting Participation • Topicals/Prior Two Years, Current Year, Future Two Years - Class I, Class II Topicals • Class III Topicals
National Meeting Participation 2012 ANS Winter Meeting, San Diego, CA • Biology and Medicine: General, Mon. p.m. • Accelerator Applications: General, Mon. p.m. • Advances in Non-HEU 99Mo/99mTc Production Technologies—III, Wed. a.m.)
National Meeting Participation 2013 ANS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA • Reactor Instrumentation and Neutron Beam Instrumentation for Research Reactors, Tues. a.m.) • Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry, Tues. p.m. • Biology and Medicine: General, Wed. a.m. • New Horizons in Medical Health Physics, Wed. p.m.
National Meeting Participation 2013 ANS Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C. • Recent Developments in Radiation Source Use and Replacement After the NAS Report of 2008–Panel, Mon. p.m. • Biology and Medicine: General, Mon. p.m. • Stepping Stones in Neutron Activation Analysis and 75 Years of Nuclear Fission–Panel, Tues. a.m. • Application of Neutron Activation Analysis to Environmental Materials and Studies, Tues. a.m. • Investigations of Biological Trace Elements by Activation Analysis — Session Honoring A. Chatt, Tues. p.m. • Applications of Activation Analysis in Historical Research—Session Honoring J. M. Blackman, Wed. p.m. • Advanced Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis and Gamma Spectrometry, Thurs. a.m.
Class I Meetings • Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC) - IX, March 25-30, 2012 in Kona. This meeting is sponsored by BMD, IRD, and the Northern California Section. • 8th International Conference on Isotopes (8-ICI), August 2014, Chicago, IL (co-sponsored by AAD and IRD) • Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC) - X, April 12-17, 2015 in Kona. This meeting is sponsored by BMD, IRD, and the Northern California Section.
Class III Meetings • EMBEDDED TOPICAL MEETING – 2010 ANS Winter Meeting • November 8-11, 2010 • Riviera Hotel • Las Vegas, NV • 2010 Isotopes for Medicine and Industry
Class IV Meetings • 3rd International Nuclear Chemistry – 3rd INCC, Sept. 18-23, 2011, Citta del Mare, Palermo, Italy • The 10th International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Science, Jan. 22-27, 2012 Bangkok, Thailand • 8thInternational Conference on Nuclear and Radiochemistry (NRC-8), Como Italy, September 16-21, 2012 • 3rdInternational Meeting on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), Marceilla, France, June 23-27, 2013
Summary • BMD highlights include multiple Class I meetings • Active participation in ANS Annual and Winter meetings • Focus for Future Action • Young member involvement • Start of new award