Monday, August 11, 2008

RADON

18th International Radon Symposium
September 14-17, 2008
Preliminary Agenda
All Presentations and Meetings are preliminary and are Subject to Change based on the acceptance and availability of the presenters. Please Check the AARST Web Site frequently for updates. www.aarst.org


Pre-Symposium Meetings:

Saturday: 7:00 to 4:30 Open Meeting Room – Florentine B
7:00 to 6:00 Curriculum Meeting – Florentine E
5:00 PM – AARST Staff Meeting and Walk Through - Rotunda
6:00 – 7:00 AARST Board “New Leaders” Reception (Florentine B)
Sunday:
10:00 – 5:00 Symposium Registration Desk Open - Rotunda

9:00 – 4:00 Exhibition Hall Set-Up for Exhibitors and Poster Presentations
(Florentine C)

10:00 National Radon Standard Consortium Executive Stakeholders Meeting
(Executive Boardroom)

1:30 NEHA-NRPP Policy Advisory Board Meeting
(Executive Boardroom)

3:30 AARST National Board Meeting
(Executive Boardroom)

5:30 AARST Election Supervisors Meeting
(Executive Boardroom)

6:30 – 8:30 Joint Reception with CRCPD
(Florentine C)


Monday – September 15, 2008

Joint Continental Breakfast – Pre-Function AreA Outside of Florentine C

Joint Meeting Day with CRCPD’s National Radon meeting – (Florentine ?)
Moderators – Morning, Bill Bell, CRCPD Radon Committee;
Afternoon, Bill Angell, President, AARST

8:00 – 8:15 Welcome – E-15 Radon Committee Chair Bill Bell; CRCPD Chairperson John Winston; AARST President Bill Angell; Regional Welcome – Jed Harrison, EPA, Las Vegas Laboratory; Nevada Welcome, Adrian Howe

8:15 – 9:00 Keynote – Rich Guimond, Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service (ret) and Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety, Carrier Corp.

9:00 – 9:20 Radon Leaders Saving Lives – Tracy Enger, USEPA

9:20-10:20 Radon Leaders Saving Lives – Year One Report Bill Angell, AARST; Bill Long, EPA;
John Winston, CRCPD


10:20 – 10:50 Break, Exhibits, and Posters – Florentine C
· Measuring Radon and Thoron Emanation from Concrete and Granite with Continuous Radon Monitors and E-Perms – William Brodhead, WPB Enterprises
· Indoor Radon Campaign Measurement in a Representative Sample of a High Radon Potential Region of France – K. Aury and F. Clinard, Cire Centre-Est – Dijon; O. Catelelinois, Centre d’Epidémiologie de Population - Registre dijonnais des AVC, France, et al.

10:50 – 11:05 Q & A/Open Dialogue

11:05-11:45 Building Media Bridges and the New Radon Media Campaign
Kristy Miller (EPA) and Fred Reviz

11:45 – 1:15 Joint AARST and CRCPD Luncheon - Florentine C

1:15 – 1:45 Strengthening Risk Communication: NCRP Report 93
Dr. Susan Conrath, Captain, US Public Health Service

1:45 – 2:15 Standards Updates - Panel
Overview: What is a Standard? Bob Stillwell; EPA’s Role: Bill Long, ANSI/AARST, Gary Hodgden; ASTM (TBA)

Monday, September 15 (continued)

2:15 – 2:45 Radon Resistant New Construction Partnering for Radon Risk Reduction – Dave Daniels, , Radon Specialist of Wisconsin and Bob Stillwell, Maine Radon Program

2:45 – 3:15 Break, Exhibits, and Posters - Florentine C

· Indoor Radon Campaign Measurement in a Representative Sample of a High Radon Potential Region of France – K. Aury and F. Clinard, Cire Centre-Est – Dijon; O. Catelelinois, Centre d’Epidémiologie de Population - Registre dijonnais des AVC, France, et al.
· Measuring Radon and Thoron Emanation from Concrete and Granite with Continuous Radon Monitors and E-Perms – William Brodhead, WPB Enterprises

3:15 – 4:30 Recent Legislation Developments – Patrick Daniel, Illinois Emergency Management Agency; Dale Dorschner, Minnesota Department of Health; Scott Hendrick, National Conference of State Legislatures; Bruce Snead, Kansas State University

4:30 – 5:00 Using Results to Support and Protect the Public – Carolyn Allen, AARST and Pat Gardner, New Jersey

5:00 Adjourn

Tuesday – September 16, 2008
Joint Continental Breakfast – Pre-Function AreA Outside of Florentine C

7:00 AM AARST “International Guests” Breakfast Meeting (Tuscany)

Julie Somis, Symposium Program Chair (Note: Symposium attendees may attend publically scheduled National Radon Meeting sessions at no extra charge.)

Plenary Session will be located in Florentine D

8:00 – 8:05 Housekeeping & Announcements

8:05 – 8:25 Welcome – Bill Angell, AARST President

8:30 – 10:00 Concurrent Session – (Florentine B)
Continuing Education: States Mapping Project (1.5 Hr Category I, No Fee) – Brian Hanson, Kansas State University

Plenary Session: Peer-Reviewed Research Papers – see the follow sessions

8:30 – 8:50 Post Mitigation Radon Concentrations in Minnesota Homes – Daniel J. Steck, St. John’s University
8:55 – 9:15 An Update on the New Canadian Radon Guideline and its Implementation – Naureen Rahman et al., Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada

9:20 – 10:00 Complex System of Radon Diagnosis Methods & Specific Experimental and Theoretical Procedures Applied in the Indoor Building Environment – Ladislav Mouka and Ale Fronka, National Radiation Protection Institute, Czech Republic.

10:00 – 10:30 Break, Exhibits, and Posters
· Yearly Energy Losses of Leaky Radon Mitigation Systems – Leo Moorman, Radon Home Measurement and Mitigation, Inc.
· Aesthetic Aspects of Radon Mitigation Systems – Kurt Salomon, Abodee, Inc.
· Measurement of 222Rn by Absorption in Polycarbonates-Research and Practice Dobromir S. Pressyanov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

10:30 – 10:50 Emission of Radon from Decorative Stone – M. Kitto, and D. Haines, New York State Department of Health and J. DiazArauzo, C&C North America

10:50 – 11:10 Disposal of Granular Activated Charcoal used for the Treatment of Radon 222 in Residential Well Water –Robert Lewis, Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection and Paul Houle, East Stroudsburg University

Tuesday – September 16, 2008 (continued)

11:10 – 11:30 Natural Radioactivity in Building Material: Czech Experience & European Legislation – J. Hůlka, J. Vlček and J. Thomas, Czech Republic National Radiation Protection Institute

11:30 – 12:00 Elevated Radon Levels in High Rise Condominiums from Concrete Emanation – William Brodhead, WPB Enterprises, Pennsylvania

Concurrent Session – Florentine B

11:00 – 11:30 How to Use Finanical Statements to Grow Your Business
A Review of Profit and Loss and Balance Sheets – Calvin Murphy

11:30 – 11:50 AARST-ANSI Multi-Family Standard Overview – Gary Hodgden

Noon – 1:30 AARST Annual Meeting and Luncheon – Florentine A

1:30 – 2:15 Las Vegas EPA Radiation Lab Tour – Reserved Attendees Go To Lobby for Buses, Limited to 30 - By Reservation Only – director@aarst.org

1:30 – 3:00 Concurrent Session – Florentine B
Continuing Education: Ask the Experts -Advanced Mitigation Course (1.5 Hr Category I, No Fee) – Dave Hill, John Mallon, Dave Kapturowski
Plenary Session: Peer-Reviewed Research Papers – see the follow sessions in Florentine D

1:30 – 1:50 Experimental Study on Passive Sub-Slab Depressurization System – B. Collignan and M. Abdelouhab, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, Département Energie Santé Environnement, France, and F. Allard, Université de La Rochelle, France.

1:55 – 2:15 Creativity Applied to a Hard to Solve Radon Problem: A Residence on Mill Tailings – Leo Moorman, Radon Home Measurement and Mitigation, Inc.

2:20 – 2:45 Radon Prevention and Mitigation in Finland: Guidance and Practices – H. Arvela, H. Reisbacka and P. Keraenen, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Finland

2:45 – 3:15 Break, Exhibits, and Posters
· Yearly Energy Losses of Leaky Radon Mitigation Systems – Leo Moorman, Radon Home Measurement and Mitigation, Inc.
· Aesthetic Aspects of Radon Mitigation Systems – Kurt Salomon, Abodee, Inc.
· Measurement of 222Rn by Absorption in Polycarbonates-Research and Practice, Dobromir S. Pressyanov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

3:15 – 3:35 Experiences in Protection and Remeditation – Martin Neznal and Matej Neznal, RADON v.o.s, Czech Republic

3:40 – 4:00 AARST Public Policy Initiatives for 2008 – Peter Hendrick, Executive Director

4:05 – 4:55 Radon in Building Materials – AARST Panel Discussion on the Practical Roles of Radon Professionals in Measuring and Mitigating Radon Sources From Other Than Soil Gas – AARST’s Technical and Science Committee: Davie Wilson and Jim Burkhart, Co-Chairs; Bill Brodhead; Carolyn Allen; Gary Hodgden

5:00 Adjourn

6:30 – 10:00 NIGHT OUT – Imperial Palace Auto Collection Museum

Please pay attention to announcements for bus transportation to & from the Museum

Guests of attendees need to purchase extra tickets at the AARST office


Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - Florentine D & B

Joint Continental Breakfast – Pre-Function AreA Outside of Florentine C

(Symposium attendees may attend publically scheduled National Radon Meeting sessions at no extra charge.)
8:00- 8:05 Housekeeping/Announcements – Plenary Session Florentine D

8:05 - 8:25 A Brief History of Radon Measurements and Remediation in Spain – C. Sainz-Fernandez, L S. Quindós-Poncela et al., Radon Group, University of Cantabria, Spain

8:30 - 10:00 Concurrent Session – Florentine B
Continuing Education: Selling Radon to Builders (1.5 Hr Category I, No Fee) – Moderator and Panelist: David Hill, AARST Past President, Dan West, Ohio radon mitigation contractor and 2007 AARST Hero Award recipient, who has successfully worked with builders, installing more than 800 new construction radon systems; David Daniels, Wisconsin radon mitigation contractor whose business has grown dramatically since he began working with builders.

Plenary Session: Peer-Reviewed Research Papers – see the follow sessions in Florentine D

8:30 – 8:50 Radon, Thoron and Their Progeny in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Homes – Henry Stewart, Penn Manor High School, Millersville, PA and Dan Steck, Physics, St. John’s University.

8:50 – 9:10 Lung Cancer Risk Attributable to indoor Radon in a High Radon Potential Region of France – O. Catelinois et al., Institut de Veille Sanitaire

9:20 – 9:40 Analysis of Long-term Measurements of Radon in Bozkov Dolomite Cave -- K. Rovenská, National Radiation Protection Institute, Czech Republic and L. Thinová, Czech Technical University

9:40 – 10:00 Conclusion of Multi-year Study on the Elevation Effect on Scintillation Cell Counting Efficiency Focusing on the Pylon Model 300 – James Burkhart and Benjamin Abrams, University of Colorado, and Phil Jenkins, Bowser-Morner

10:20 – 10: 50 Break, Exhibits, and Posters
· Working with Partners to Make the Most of National Radon Action Month – Cindy Ladage and Pat Daniels, Illinois Emergency Management Agency
· Solving Turbulent Flow Dynamics of Complex Multiple Branch Radon Mitigation Systems – Leo Moorman, Radon Home Measurement and Mitigation, Inc.
· Seasonal Radon Variations in Utah Testing Results – David Neville and John Hultquist, Utah Division of Radiation Control
10:30 – Noon Concurrent Session- Florentine B
Continuing Education: Contract Writing Course (1.5 Hr Category I, No Fee) – Albert Everts, InterContinental Insurance, Boston

Plenary Session: Peer-Reviewed Research Papers – see the follow sessions in Florentine D

10:50 – 11:10 Radon Diffusion Coefficient-A Material Property Determining the Applicability of Waterproof Membranes as Radon Barriers – M. Jiránek and K Rovenska, Czech Technical University and A. Froňka, Czech Republic National Radiation Protection Institute

11:10 – 12:10 Radon Mitigation Houses from Heck

12:10 – 1:15 Lunch on your own

AARST members and Symposium attendees are invited to rejoin CRCPD’s 18th National Radon Meeting for Stakeholder Roundtable discussions with EPA and States

Moderator – Clark Eldredge, Florida

1:15 – 1:45 Web Portal – Bruce Hirschler, CRCPD and Clark Eldredge, Florida Radon Program

1:45 – 3:30 Action Planning / Open Spaces

3:30 – 4:00 Closing Session – Bill Bell, CRCPD Radon Committee

4:00 Adjourn

For More Information Contact:

Peter Hendrick
Executive Director, AARST
603-756-9259
director@aarst.org


AARST MISSION: AARST is a nonprofit, professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance of radon measurement, radon mitigation and transfer of radon information for the benefit of members, consumers and the public at large.

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