Due South / Direction Sud
Howdy, y’all. I am writing this in late September, but summer-like weather (35°C to 38°C) is still going strong here in South Texas. (Unfortunately, so is my air conditioning bill.) Hopefully we can soon look forward to some cooler temperatures and interesting and informative events hosted by the Health Physics Society (HPS).
HPS mid-year meeting
HPS will host their mid-year meeting in Bethesda, MD, from January 26 to 29, 2020. Bethesda (a DC suburb) is where the Nuclear Regulatory Commission headquarters are located. It will probably be cold there at that time.
2020 HPS meeting
The annual HPS meeting will be held in National Harbor, MD, from July 5 to 9, 2020. This is yet another DC suburb, and the weather in summer should be hot and humid.
HPS western chapters
Perhaps some of the radiation protection specialists in Western Canada might want to check out an HPS chapter meeting and/or event. A chapter is a geographical subgroup of HPS, generally with much smaller and shorter meetings/events.
Unfortunately, not all the chapter websites are up to date, but here is a listing of some HPS chapters in the western US (nearest to the Canadian border):
- Cascade Chapter, Oregon
- Columbia Chapter, Washington
- Idaho Chapter, Idaho
- North Central Chapter, the five-state area of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota
A list of all HPS chapters can be found on the HPS website.
Sasky Pack is what Scott affectionately calls the backpack he received when he attended the CRPA annual conference in Saskatoon in 2017. Sasky ventured far north this summer to help Scott escape the Texas heat. This photo was taken in Dawson City, YT, at the Robert Service Cabin. / Scott a prénommé affectueusement le sac à dos qu’il a reçu lors du congrès annuel de l’ACRP à Saskatoon en 2017 en l’appelant Sasky Pack. Pour aider Scott à fuir la chaleur du Texas, Sasky s’est aventuré très au nord cet été. Cette photo a été prise à Dawson City, au Yukon, au Cabane de Robert Service.