2008 ASA Radiation and Health Conference
June 15 - June 18
The American Statistical Association’s 2008 Conference on Radiation and Health proudly continues a decades-long tradition of bringing together a highly diverse group of scientists working in the biophysical, biological, biostatistical, medical, and public health aspects of radiation epidemiology, in a relaxed and beautiful setting.
Located in beautiful Vail, Colorado, the 2008 meeting will have a special focus on new directions in radiation research. These include recent discoveries in radiobiology, radiation dosimetry, and radiation epidemiology, as well as new statistical approaches to existing data. In addition the program will highlight the biological and epidemiological evidence of radiation effects on human health occurring at low dose levels. All speakers are internationally recognized experts in their fields of specialization, and a special effort has been made to structure these conferences to reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of radiation research.
The small size (less than 100 participants) and attractive format of this conference, with formal sessions in the morning and evening devoted to the state of the science of radiation and health, and with long afternoons free for relaxation and exploration of the beautiful surroundings, is designed to maximize informal personal and scientific interactions.
Partial travel support will once again be provided to recent degree recipients, to encourage attendance by investigators new to the field. There will also be a contributed poster session for new investigator awardees and other attendees, to increase opportunities for informal discussions of research interests.