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2019 Fall RAMP Users Group Meeting October 28 - November 1

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Host Institution
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

3 White Flint North (3WFN)
11601 Lansdowne Street
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Register for the 2019 Fall RAMP Users' Group Meeting, October 28 - November 1, 2019.

Meetings Schedule at a Glance

  RAMP Meeting Schedule [PDF]

  VARSKIN Technical Meeting Schedule [PDF]

  VARSKIN Technical Meeting Poster [PDF]

  Non-Light Water Reactor Meeting Schedule [PDF]

  Non-Light Water Reactor Meeting Poster [PDF]

Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

The RAMP 2019 User’s Meeting (October 28 through November 01, 2019) was awarded 36 CECs by the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP). The AAHP CEC approval number is 2019-06-005.

Hotel and Travel Information

Visas for the United States
Should you require an additional letter for your visa application, please send an email to ramp@nrc.gov with the message title “Visa Assistance Required – 2019 RAMP Meeting.”

Visa Application Assistance:

Dr. Stephanie Bush-Goddard Senior Health Physicist Email: stephanie.bush-goddard@nrc.gov

Dr. Vered Shaffer Health Physicist Email: vered.shaffer@nrc.gov


Hotel Block Information
A block of rooms at a special conference and per diem rate ($251 USD/night plus applicable taxes) has been set aside at the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, Maryland. The cutoff date for room reservation at this cost is October 6, 2019. Reservations can be made directly with reservations at 1-301-822-9200 (hotel directly), 1-800-228-9290 (toll free) using a credit card. Guests should identify themselves as part of the US NRC RAMP User Group Meeting 2019 Room Block. You can cancel your reservation for no charge until one day before arrival. The special room rate is valid from Sunday, October 27, 2019 through Saturday, November 2, 2019. The hotel parking rates is $15 per day. Alternatively, both the meeting location and hotel are less than 3 minutes walking distance from the White Flint Metro Station.

Map of Metro: Click Here

Hotel near US NRC: Click Here

Tours and Social Events Information

U.S. NRC's Operations Center Tour

A tour of the U.S. NRC's Operations Center is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2019. Information for the tour will be provided during the opening session of the meeting. Security requirements for tour attendees are listed below.

  • Visitors will need to provide their name and organization in advance of the meeting.
  • Visitors must report to the Reception Desk and surrender a piece of identification in exchange for a visitor pass.
  • Visitors MUST BE escorted at all times while in our spaces and signed in/out by an employee.
  • All acceptable forms of photo identification must be valid, issued by a federal, provincial, municipal authority, and include the bearer's name and signature.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Tour

A tour of the National Institute of Health (NIH) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Tentative tour agenda includes:

  • Visit Building 21 – Presentation: “A History of Radiation Science at NIH”
  • Molecular Imaging Program, NIH Cyclotron, Nuclear Medicine and PET department tours
  • Visit 1-2 specifically chosen NIH labs
  • Visit the Building 21 Radioactive Waste Facility

RAMP Social Night

  • Monday October 28, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm.
  • City Perch Kitchen + Bar - 11830 Grand Park Avenue, 11830 Grand Park Ave b, North Bethesda, MD 20852