CCHPS Technical Meeting

January 2019

Herb Parker, Health Physics, and Hanford: The Story of a Legend

Presented by Ron Kathren

Come join us as a past president of both the Health Physics Society and the American Academy of Health Physics chronicles the life and legacy of Herbert M. Parker and how his contributions have impacted the parallel professions of medical and health physics. Herbert Parker was personally selected as the best possible choice to cope with the extraordinary problems associated with plutonium production at Hanford plutonium production site to which he transferred in the summer of 1944. Here, Parker developed a highly successful radiation protection program. He calculated the first DAC, derived for plutonium, and new quantities and units for physical and biological dose that live on today as the direct ancestors of the modern gray and sievert. Remaining at Hanford after the war, he was instrumental in creating and managing the Hanford Laboratories whose contributions to radiological health and environmental protection ones, achieved world renown.


Tuesday January 22, 2019

Reservations are accepted until January 21, 2019 (COB)


5:30 – 6:15 pm Dinner & Social

6:15 - 7:00 pm Presentation


Olive Garden Catering

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Meatballs
  • Italian Sausage
  • Spaghetti & Fettuccine Pasta
  • Alfredo, Meat Sauce & Marinara
  • Salad
  • Fresh Baked Breadsticks

$22.00 per person

NOTE: Members who do not cancel their RSVP by January 21, 2019 (COB) will be held responsible for the cost of attendance


NV5, Conference room, 1835 Terminal Drive, Suite 200, Richland, WA 99354

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