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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2021)
February 9–11, 2021
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Former NRC chairs issue vaccine timeline recommendation to CDC
Five former chairmen of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission—Stephen Burns, Allison Macfarlane, Nils Diaz, Richard Meserve, and Dale Klein—signed a letter to José Romero, Arkansas health secretary and chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization advisory committee, requesting that the advisory committee update its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine allocation guidance for the energy workforce (including nuclear energy workers).
Currently, the CDC has four phases for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Those phases are numbered:
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by ANSTD
Thursday, June 11, 2020|9:00–10:45AM (10:00–11:45AM EDT)
Jeffrey C. King
John D. Bess
Eileen Cullen (American Nuclear Society)
Recent developments in space nuclear technologies have led to significant debate about the use of Highly Enriched Uranium in space applications. As part of ANS’s role as an advocate for the development and deployment of nuclear technologies that benefit mankind, the Aerospace Nuclear Science and Technology Division is developing a position statement on the use of Low Enriched Uranium in Space. This position statement will either supplement or replace ANS Position Statement 40, Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems.
This panel session is intended to begin the process of collecting information for incorporation into the draft statement, which will be presented for feedback at the 2020 Winter Meeting, with the intention of finalizing the statement by either NETS-2021 or the 2021 Annual Meeting.
The panel will consist of two parts. The first half of the panel will be an opportunity for interested parties to make short presentations, similar to the lightning talk format from NETS-2019. The second half of the panel will be an open discussion.
The presentation portion of the panel will be open to anyone with an interest in the topic. Interested presenters will have up to 5 minutes to present a short presentation (no more than three slides). Slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Anyone wishing to present should send their slides (no more than three) to the Session Organizer, Dr. Jeffrey King (email@example.com) no later than Wednesday June 10th.
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