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The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
American Nuclear Society meetings and conferences are the best way to keep current with the ever changing fields of nuclear science and technology.
In addition to two national meetings per year, ANS sponsors many topical meetings which concentrate on a particular technical area. Many of these meetings are planned many years in advance and are listed here. To have a meeting listed here, it must be approved by the National Program Committee of the American Nuclear Society for inclusion on the ANS Calendar.
COVID-19 Note: ANS is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on meetings. Please check this page often for meeting status updates.
For more than 65 years, ANS has provided a forum for advancing the state of applied nuclear science and technology. We remain committed to serving the needs of the nuclear professional community during these unprecedented times. In the coming weeks, we will be introducing a new set of digital and video tools that will enable the robust technical exchange of an ANS meeting—papers, presentations, posters, and plenaries, etc.—while ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved during the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 20–23, 2020
Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH '20)
ATH’20 (Class IV) has cancelled, no further information at this time
Nuclear is good for you
Embedded Topical Meeting:
February 8–11, 2021
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2021)
While ANS is committed to providing the best in-person conferences, we can all understand these trying times. Our intention is to move forward as planned, but we may have to transition to a virtual meeting. We will keep the website up to date.
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
April 8–10, 2021
2021 Student Conference
North Carolina State University|Raleigh Marriott City Center
April 11–15, 2021
May 23–26, 2021
7th International Conference on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Resources (NURER2021)
June 13–17, 2021
2021 ANS Annual Meeting
Providence, RI|Omni / Convention Center
August 8–11, 2021
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
August 29–September 3, 2021
19th International Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics
August 29–September 4, 2021
2021 International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2021)
September 12–16, 2021
ICRS 14/RPSD 2021
Seattle, WA|Seattle Marriott Waterfront
October 31–November 4, 2021
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
Washington, DC|Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
May 15–20, 2022
International Conference on Physics of Reactors 2022 (PHYSOR 2022)
June 12–16, 2022
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
August 7–10, 2022
September 4–9, 2022
13th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, Operation and Safety (NUTHOS-13)
November 13–17, 2022
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
June 11–15, 2023
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
November 5–9, 2023
2023 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
June 9–13, 2024
2024 ANS Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
November 17–21, 2024
2024 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
Orlando, FL|Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld