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REB Investigators Participate in Conference on Radiation and Health

In September, several members of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) participated in the 2014 Conference on Radiation and Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. The theme of the conference was "The Public Health Impact of Current Sources of Radiation Exposures, New Data and Insights from Biology, Epidemiology, and Statistics."

REB scientists and fellows contributed by chairing sessions, giving talks, and presenting posters during the conference. 

Amy Berrington de González, D.Phil., co-chaired a session on CT Scans and Cancer Risks: New Results and Methodological Issues. Mark Little, D.Phil., gave a presentation during the session, and Steven L. Simon, Ph.D., spoke on “Reconstructing organ doses from pediatric CT scans within the EPI-CT study.” Dr. Simon also presented a poster on “Methodologic innovations in radiation dose and risk assessment: Case study of thyroid disease following radiation exposure in Kazakhstan.”

Alina V. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., gave a presentation during a session on Fukushima and Chernobyl.

Lienard Chang, spoke on “Organ dose conversion coefficients for pediatric reference phantoms in external photon radiation fields” during an Early Stage Radiation Investigator Workshop. He also presented a poster on the same topic.

Maureen Hatch, M.P.H., Ph.D., presented a poster “Reproductive outcomes in a cohort exposed in utero to Chernobyl fallout in Ukraine.”

Peter D. Inskip, Sc.D., gave a presentation on “Radiation-related second primary solid cancers among survivors of childhood cancer” during a Special Joint Radiation Research Society-Health Physics Society Symposium.

Ruth A. Kleinerman, M.P.H., co-chaired a session on Late Effects of Radiotherapy–New Dosimetric Approaches in Epidemiologic Studies. Ethel S. Gilbert, Ph.D., gave a presentation during the session.

Lindsay Morton, Ph.D., presented “Genetic susceptibility to subsequent neoplasms among childhood cancer survivors” during a session on Genetic Issues in Radiation Epidemiology. 

Alice J. Sigurdson, Ph.D., gave a presentation during a session on Bridging Mechanisms of Radiation Action at Low Doses and Human Risk.