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SIT Newsletter: May 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Postdoctoral  Fellowship - Radium-223 Therapy
Rutgers University Medical School
Newark, NJ 
Postdoctoral Fellow - Image-guided Adaptive Radiotherapy
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, TX  
Postdoctoral Researcher - Generation and Application of Electromagnetic Radiation
Tomsk Polytechnic University - RASA Center
Tomsk, Russia
41st Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Assembly
Istanbul, Turkey
July 30 - August 7, 2016 
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 58th Annual Meeting
Washington D.C.
July 31 - August 4, 2016 
42nd Conference of the European Radiation Research Society (ERRS)
Amsterdam, Netherland
September 4-8, 2016

Radiation Protection Week 2016
Oxford, UK
September 19-23, 2016
Abstract Submission: ends June 15

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 58th Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
September 25-28, 2016
RRS Annual Meeting
Big Island, Hawaii
October 16-19, 2016
Early Registration ends July 22

24th Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry
Fort Worth, TX
October 30- November 4, 2016
Abstract Submission ends Aug 1
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 102nd Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
November 27-December 2, 2016

International Conference on Radiation Biology (ICRB) including the Meeting on Ion Beams in Biology and Medicine (IBIBAM)
Chiennai, India
November 9-11, 2016
Thomas Friedrich - Physics
Mary-Keara Boss - Medicine 
Olivia Kelada - Physics/Biology
Reza Taleei - Physics
Balazs G. Madas - Physics 
Adeola Makinde - Biology
Pavel Blaha
- Biology
Jason Domogauer, Medicine
Pil Fredericia, Multi-discipline

Cristian Fernandez-Paloma - Biology  
Yuan-Hao (Chris) Lee - Biology/Physics
Russell Rockne - Biology/Physics 
Dear SIT Members,

As young researchers it's of particular importance for us to recognize the broadness of the field we are working in, rather than only sticking to our topic. This is promoted by the truly interdisciplinary character of radiation research. Having this in mind and based on input from participants of previous years, the program for the SIT workshop in Hawaii has been organized to reflect this broadness, while highlighting the current interest in radiation research. We have a number of experienced scientists and excellent speakers who were all extremely pleased to speak to the SITs. This demonstrates the strong recognition of the SIT section in the society and shows how important the support of emerging scientists and of the SIT section is within the RRS. Besides a number of scientific talks there will also be presentations about grant writing, science policy and personal career accomplishments that will round up the story. We hope that the SIT workshop will meet your expectations and will be helpful and inspirational for your own work!
Thinking about what typically happens at conferences and what we can also expect from the Hawaii annual meeting, one particular feature comes to my mind: When talking to colleagues we often say and hear formulations like "I think..." or "in my opinion...". It's remarkable that in a field of science, which is completely evidence based at the end of the day, progress is made by following beliefs. Our success in research depends, to some extent, on the feeling in our fingertips, telling us which approach to choose or which direction not to follow in favor of others. Having direct interactions with other scientists is probably the most effective way for sharing beliefs and ideas. I am really looking forward to seeing many of you in Hawaii - let's take the chance to sharpen that important feeling in our fingertips, which will bring us further, and let fancy ideas grow!
Thomas Friedrich
SIT Committee Chair
The Problem of Spatial Dose Distribution
Madas, Balazs G. Health Physics. 111, 47 (2016).
Do you know of any SIT publications? Let us know! 
The SIT committee is now accepting nominations for the SIT Excellence in Mentorship Award. Many of us have made the experience that good mentorship is mandatory for a sound career development.
If you believe your mentor deserves recognition for his/her work in guiding early career scientists, please send a nomination letter detailing your nominee and their contributions for consideration to Keep in mind that a mentor can be nominated by multiple people. We look forward to receiving your nominations. Nominations will be accepted until June 12.
In this regard, the SIT committee released a brief overview of what good mentorship can mean, which is, e.g., important when searching for a new training position in the field of Radiation Research. The compilation was based on the input we received in last year's mentorship award nominations, where we were overwhelmed by the wide span of aspects brought up.
SIT Award Notifications 
Late Breaking  
Abstracts Open
Deadline for Nominations of SIT Excellence in Mentorship Awards 
Deadline to Accept SIT Travel Award (by email to
Registration Ends
Late Breaking  
Abstracts Close

Audrey Rinehart, Association Manager 
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