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2013 RGC HPS Fall Dinner Meeting

2013 RGC HPS Fall Dinner Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Location: Hotel Santa Fe 
Address: 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM  87501
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Social Hour:       6 pm (Cash Bar)
Plated Dinner:    7 pm ($40/person)
Guest Speaker:   8 pm

Guest Speaker:
  Barbara Hamrick, CHP – HPS President-Elect
Topic: Things I Don’t Know about Epidemiology

The worlds of health physics and epidemiology intersect and overlap whether talking about high or low level radiation exposures.  Above 0.2 sievert (Sv) there is relatively little controversy about the probabilistic health effects.  It is in the low dose range, and particularly below 0.1 Sv, that many very important questions reside.   This presentation examines certain epidemiological methods that may give pause to health physicists.  The analysis is necessarily simplistic and focuses on some of the underlying assumptions common to many epidemiological studies of low dose effects with the intent to identify and focus on the gaps in communications in order to better define the sources of controversy.

Many thanks to Dr. Brant Ulsh whose presentation, “Low and Slow: It’s Different Down Here” at the Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society in Madison, Wisconsin (July 2013) inspired me to publically admit that, like Dr. Ulsh, I’m not an epidemiologist, but I still like to talk about it.


Barbara L. Hamrick, JD, CHP, is the Radiation Safety Officer at the University of California (UC), Irvine Medical Center. Barbara received a BS and an MS in physics from UC Irvine, in 1985 and 1987, respectively.  She earned a law degree in 1999 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and is an active member of the California State Bar.  In 2002, Barbara was certified by the American Board of Health Physics.

Prior to joining the UC Irvine Medical Center team, Barbara worked as an instructor and consultant for Dade Moeller & Associates.  Before that, Barbara spent nearly 20 years as a health physicist in regulatory programs at the federal, state, and local levels.  During that time, Barbara served as Chair of the Organization of Agreement States during 2005-06.

Prior to taking office as President-Elect of the Health Physics Society, Barbara served on the Society’s Board of Directors as Secretary (2010-13) and Director (2007-10).  Barbara is also currently serving as a member of the National Academies of Sciences Committee on Lessons Learned from Fukushima.

Please join the Rio Grande Chapter of the Health Physics Society for our  2013 Fall Dinner Meeting at the Hotel Santa Fe where hospitality is an honored tradition.  The Hotel Santa Fe is Santa Fe’s only Native American Owned hotel.  Located in Historic Downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the new Guadalupe Railyard District with museums, galleries, shops and restaurants just outside our door.  Hotel Santa Fe – The Hacienda and Spa offers a unique cultural experience, from our luxurious rooms and suites to the lilting notes of a Native flute to the culinary brilliance of our Amaya Restaurant. This difference truly sets Hotel Santa Fe – The Hacienda and Spa a world apart.   The Hotel Santa Fe is located at 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM  87501.  Their telephone number is (505) 982-1200.

Accommodations:   Hotel Santa Fe is more than capable of meeting your lodging needs.  In addition, there are numerous hotels in and around the plaza, including the Hilton, La Fonda, El Dorado, and Hotel Plaza Real.

(From the South) Take Exit #282 (St. Francis Dr.) off I-25. Turn right on Cerrillos Road.  Then make a left on S. Guadalupe St.  Turn right onto Paseo de Peralta and the Hotel Santa Fe will be on the right.

(From the North) Take US 285 south to Cerrillos Road.  Turn left to head toward the Santa Fe Plaza.  Make a left on S. Guadalupe St.  Turn right onto Paseo de Peralta and the Hotel Santa Fe will be on the right.
2013 RGC HPS Fall Dinner Meeting

Buffet, Served from Double Sided

  • Roasted Tomato and Artichoke Soup
  • Assorted Field Greens Grilled Asparagus Spears, Roasted Red Peppers,
  • Parmesan Croutons and Balsamic Dressing
  • Roasted Red Potatoes Seasoned with Chimayo Chile and Fresh Herbs
  • Slow Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken
  • Marinated and Grilled Sliced Flank Steak with Forest Mushrooms
  • Calabacitas with Hatch Green Chile
  • Maple Bread Pudding with Jack Daniels Sauce
  • Specialty Blend Coffee, Decaf Coffee and Assorted Hot Teas



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