Sunday, September 23
Selected Abstracts

EPI-CT: Design, dosimetry, and latest results
Chair: Ausrela Kismeniene

Ausrele Kesminiene, MD
International Agency for
Research on Cancer
Steven Simon, PhD,
National Cancer Institute

Elisabeth Cardis, PhD
Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Michael Hauptmann, PhD
Netherlands Cancer Institute

Graham Byrnes, PhD
International Agency for
Research on Cancer
Controversial issues in radiation protection
Chair: Werner Ruehm

Werner Ruehm, PhD
German Research Center for
Environmental Health
Jacquline Garnier-Laplace, PhD
Institute for Radiological Protection &
Nuclear Safety
Dominique Laurier, PhD
Institute for Radiological Protection &
Nuclear Safety
Andrzej Wojcik, PhD
The Wenner-Gren Institute,
Stockholm University
CRH/RRS Joint Session: Space Radiation and Cancer Risk
Mike Weil, PhD
Colorado State University
Sylvain Costes, PhD
Audrey Hu
Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center
Failla Award Lecture

Francis A. Cucinotta, PhD
Dr. Francis A. Cucinotta is a Professor of Health Physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Cucinotta received his Doctorate degree in nuclear physics from Old Dominion University in 1988. He worked at NASA Johnson Space Center from 1997-2013 as the Radiological Health Officer, Space Radiation Project Manager and Chief Scientist. He developed the astronaut exposure data base of organ doses and cancer risk estimates for all human missions from Mercury to the International Space Station (ISS). He was NASA’s manager for construction and operations of the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) from 1999-2013. Dr. Cucinotta worked on radiation safety in NASA’s Mission Control Center for the Space Shuttle and ISS programs in 1989-1990, and 2000-2006. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles in a broad range of topical areas, including nuclear and space physics, track structure, biophysics models of DNA damage repair and neuronal effects, biodosimetry, radiation cataracts, and risk assessment models for cancer and acute health effects. Dr. Cucinotta is a past President of the Radiation Research Society (2013-2014), and a Council Member of the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).

Monday, September 24
RRS Topical Review
RRS PLENARY LECTURE: Cancer etiology and its mutational signatures

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Cristian Tomasetti is an Associate Professor in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and in the Department of Biostatistics of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
His work is recognized internationally for his paradigm-shift contributions to the current understanding of cancer etiology and tumor evolution. He is also actively working on the development of novel methodologies for the estimation of cancer risk, as well as on the development of algorithms for the early detection of cancer via screening. 
Dr. Tomasetti earned a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park (Dec. 2010). He was then a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biostatistics of the Harvard School of Public Health and in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Jan 2011 – Jun 2013). Since then he has been a faculty member at Hopkins.
A review of the recent low-dose/lowdose-rate epidemiology: can biases explain the results?
Chair: Amy Berrington de Gonzalez
Harry Cullings, PhD
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Amy  Berrington de Gonzalez, DPhil
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Michael Hauptmann, PhD
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Ethel Gilbert, PhD
National Cancer Institute, NIH
What is the current state of knowledge in low-dose radiobiology?
Chair: Daniela Stricklin
 Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, PhD
UCSF School of Medicine
 Marianne Sowa, PhD
 Sally Amundson, ScD
Columbia University Medical Center
 Georg Luebeck, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center
 Sisko Salomaa, PhD
University of Eastern Finland
Discussion on responses to low-dose exposures
Chair: Lawrence Dauer

Lawrence Dauer, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center
Christian Tomasetti, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
 ESRI Workshop   
CRH Banquet
Tuesday, September 25
RRS Topical Review
International and domestic health studies among radiation exposed
Chair: Isaf Al-Nabulsi

Kotaro Ozasa, PhD
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Patricia Worthington, PhD
Department of Energy
Sergei Tolmachev, PhD
Washington State University
Betsy Ellis, MS, PhD
Oak Ridge Associated
John Boice, ScD
Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine



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