Gatherings

Here is a listing of gatherings relevant to the Isotopes Community. If you have a suggested meeting, symposium, or summer school that you would like listed here, please contact the NIDC at contact@isotopes.gov. Past meetings can be found on our Archives page.

Meetings and Workshops

December 2015: PacificChem 2015: The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies
December 15-20, 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii

Isotope Production - Providing Important Materials for Research and Applications, Symposium #363

Materials containing enriched stable and radioactive isotopes of the elements are used extensively in research and applications important in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, energy, environment and many other disciplines. The production of these materials often requires highly specialized facilities and expertise in such diverse areas as nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry, analytical chemistry, separations sciences, nuclear physics, accelerator and reactor sciences, nuclear fuel cycle, etc. This symposium will bring together scientists, engineers, technicians and students working across many of these areas. Submit abstracts for presentations or posters describing recent accomplishments in research and development work having the ultimate aim of providing data or technology relevant to the production of radioactive or enriched stable isotopes.

We strongly encourage scientists involved in the development of methods to produce radioactive or enriched stable isotopes to consider submission of an abstract for consideration as a contributed presentation in the symposium. Information concerning submission may be found at http://www.pacifichem.org/congress-details/abstracts/.

Corresponding Symposium Organizer: Dr. Dennis R. Phillips
Other Organizers: Dr. Katherine Gagnon and Dr. Yuichi Hatsukawa

Click here to download a printable version of this announcement.

Isotope Business Office
National Isotope Development Center
P.O. Box 2008, MS 6158
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6158
Phone: (865) 574-6984
Fax: (865) 574-6986
Email: contact@isotopes.gov

October 2013: Third Workshop on Isotope Harvesting at FRIB
October 14-16, 2013
Washington University Medical School
St. Louis, Missouri

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Updates:

• Accommodations and meals will be covered for all attendees.
• A detailed schedule will be available on the website shortly.
• If you would like to contribute a short presentation related to isotope harvesting at FRIB, please contact either Graham Peaslee (peaslee@hope.edu), or Suzanne Lapi (lapis@mir.wustl.edu).
• We would like to have a final attendee list by Sept 13th.
• If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T26Ygl8imgRefo7yVd9HND8Upj6UyXo1ZhZOobvupjw/viewform.

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the DOE and operated by Michigan State University. The facility, scheduled for completion in 2018 will produce intense beams of rare isotopes that will provide a broad range of new information about the properties of these isotopes and, for example will allow better understanding of the origin of the elements and the evolution of the cosmos. While the standard mode of FRIB operation will produce a single rare isotope beam for a primary user, the fragmentation or fission of the production beam will produce many other long-lived isotopes that could be harvested and used for other applications. In many cases, these isotopes could be collected while a FRIB primary user performs an experiment, with no impact on the primary user.

The first workshop on Isotope Harvesting at FRIB, held in Santa Fe in 2010, focused on identifying long-lived radioisotopes that FRIB could produce for various applications, such as medical diagnostics and therapy, homeland security, stockpile stewardship, astrophysics, fundamental interactions, nanoprobes for materials science, and industrial and environmental tracers. The second workshop on Isotope Harvesting at FRIB was held in summer 2012 on the campus of Michigan State University and concentrated on experimental design considerations of isotope harvesting at FRIB. The third, two-day workshop, will continue to focus more specifically on what isotopes are likely within reach with the existing design of the FRIB production target facility and what is needed to harvest the isotopes at FRIB. An example of medical isotope production and radiochemistry facilities will be available to tour at Washington University School of Medicine. Participants will help to prioritize the list of radioisotope applications and consider possible experiments that could be carried out with the FRIB facility. Meals and local accommodation will be provided for preregistered participants, and the workshop will be held on the School of Medicine campus within walking distance of the workshop hotel. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Parkway hotel:
http://www.theparkwayhotel.com/.

There is light rail service from the St. Louis airport directly to the Medical School campus and hotel. Details on the meeting arrangements and the proposed workshop agenda is available on-line:
http://meetings.nscl.msu.edu/IsotopeWorkshop2013/

The conference organizers will be in contact with you to confirm travel arrangements. If you have any questions please contact Graham Peaslee at: peaslee@hope.edu.

Funded by DOE Office of Science and hosted by Michigan State University
Organizers: Suzanne Lapi, Graham Peaslee, and David Morrissey
Location: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

A printable version of this announcement can be found at: http://meetings.nscl.msu.edu/IsotopeWorkshop2013/

Isotope Business Office
National Isotope Development Center
P.O. Box 2008, MS 6158
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6158
Phone: (865) 574-6984
Fax: (865) 574-6986
Email: contact@isotopes.gov

May 2013: International Society Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
Jeju Island, Korea
May 12 - 17, 2013

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