28th Annual
Virtual CIRMS Meeting
April 26-27, 2021


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Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2021. 

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In Memoriam
Dr. Marshall R Cleland
1926 - 2019
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CIRMS Needs Report CIRMS Needs Report
  • Homeland Security
    Our Objective
    Identification of research and standards needs in the homeland security community.
  • Medical Applications
    Our Objective
    Identification of research and standards needs in the medical community.
  • Environmental Protection
    Our Objective
    Identification of research and standards need in occupational, public, and environmental radiation protection community.
  • Industrial Applications
    Our Objective
    Identification of research and standards needs in the radiation effects community.

  • Science & Technology
    Our Objective
    Dissemination of information related to identified national priorities, needs for standards and research, and other information related to ionizing radiation measurements and standards.

Welcome - The 2021 CIRMS Meeting is Going Virtual!

2021 Virtual CIRMS Annual Meeting, April 26-27, 2021

President's Letter- Invitation to 2021 CIRMS Virtual Meeting

February 5, 2021

Distinguished Colleagues and Friends,

Although we had to postpone our annual meeting in Spring 2020, it is my honor to invite you to attend the 28th annual meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) to be held April 26-27, 2021 in an abbreviated virtual format. The meeting’s theme is “Radiation in the Digital and Virtual World” and will be held in the mornings only. We will try to retain the essence of our annual meeting with plenary talks and breakout sessions, but with the added bonus of not having to travel! We hope to make significant progress on our Needs Report, and we still hope to publish a synopsis in a peer-reviewed journal at the conclusion of the meeting.

Our community is strong and there was consensus among the CIRMS EXCOM that there are too many urgent needs to wait another year for an in-person meeting. This year’s theme will cover a broad range of topics and will continue to bring together experts from academia, industry, and national labs from across the United States and over seas to address key issues and develop a consensus Needs Report.

I invite you to visit our website www.cirms.org for updates on the evolving program.  In addition, we will be inviting Young Investigators (students, residents, and post docs) to submit an abstract for the Young Investigator’s competition. The abstracts will be reviewed and scored, and the top abstracts will be awarded a cash prize. This has become a great tradition and we hope to continue it, even in a virtual format.

CIRMS is an organization made up of leaders from the academic, government, and industrial sectors who are dedicated to identifying the needs for new measurement technologies and the development of new standards in the field of ionizing radiation.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the 28th annual CIRMS meeting. Your participation will help further the field of ionizing radiation measurements and standards.


Wesley Culberson
CIRMS President

Please SAVE THE DATE and join us :

What: 2021 CIRMS Annual Meeting, April 26-27, 2021

Location: Online Meeting

Theme: Radiation in a Digital and Virtual World

Although we are unable to see you in person due to the ongoing global pandemic, the 2021 Virtual CIRMS Annual Meeting will continue to provide you with the robust scientific program you have come to expect at our meetings. We look forward to seeing you online this April!

If you already submitted your abstract and plan to attend the new meeting, there is no need to re-submit it next year. As much of the program as possible will be carried to this new meeting. We are reaching out to speakers individually to confirm their availability and interest in participating in this new meeting next year.

More details about the virtual meeting coming soon. 

If you have questions, please feel free to email us any time at cirms@cirms.org

Stay safe and stay strong!

Wesley Culberson, CIRMS President

Radiation in a Digital and Virtual World

28th Annual Virtual CIRMS Meeting, April 26-27, 2021

Endorsed by AAPM 

CIRMS invites researchers from around the world to submit abstracts for presentation at our 2021 annual meeting to be held virtual on April 26-27, 2021.




AAPM does not endorse the product in question: Rather, it endorsed the educational component of the program.

New 2019/2021 President

Dr. Wes Culberson president of CIRMS 2019/2020

CIRMS is pleased to announce our new president:

Dr. Wesley Culberson
University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Dr. Wes Culberson takes over the helm from the outgoing president Dr. Regina Fulkerson.

Due to the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) outbreak, Dr. Culberson will continue his presidency for another term.


2019 Conference

CIRMS 2019 Annual Meeting at NIST is over! A very special thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone who attended the 27th meeting.

2019 Conference Agenda

For CIRMS 2019 Meeting Highlights please click on this line.

CIRMS is a not-for-profit organization made up of individuals, organizations and corporations from national and international government, academic and private industry sectors having an interest in identifying strategic needs and directions for ionizing radiation measurements and standards.

CIRMS membership is composed of leaders and experts from the areas of medical radiation, occupational and environmental radiation protection, homeland security and materials effects/industrial processes based on radiation who have an interest in and wish to influence the direction of measurement programs, technologies and standards.

Toward these ends, we gather, evaluate and disseminate information about measurement needs facing the four application disciplines with the aim to facilitate funding and the ultimate satisfaction of those needs.

Each of these endeavors is enhanced by the publication of the Needs Report.


The Dynamic Needs Report is now available online here.

The last one was published in 2011 as the "Fifth Report on Needs in Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards".