Thousands of the World's Foremost Nuclear Scientists and Engineers Gather for American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada

Leading Industry Professionals Share Knowledge and Expertise at "Nuclear Progress!" November 7-11

Oct 25, 2010, 07:30 ET from American Nuclear Society

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of the world's most prominent nuclear industry leaders will gather for the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting "Nuclear Progress!" in Las Vegas November 7-11, ANS Executive Director John (Jack) M. Tuohy, Jr., P.E., announced today.  The conference is the premier event for the nuclear science and technology community and will focus on the latest developments in nuclear science and engineering.  

When asked about the conference, ANS President Joe Colvin said, "This year's conference features the best and brightest minds in nuclear science and technology who will share information about new advances in the industry as they attend workshops, tour facilities and network with other professionals.  We're excited to be together and sharing new ideas and insights that can help make our lives better."  

Some of the highlights of the conference include:

  • After Yucca Mountain, What Next? – Scientists and engineers working together to find solutions to the nuclear waste issue applying new approaches that recycle the used fuel thereby reducing the volume and toxicity of the waste to a benign level.  
  • Advances in Medical Isotopes – Key leaders will discuss solving the shortage of medical isotopes worldwide.  These shortages have impacted patient treatment, and with more than 45,000 diagnostic procedures per day in the U.S. alone, this is a serious issue.  This session will focus on what the government and industry are doing to ensure the availability of these life saving advances in the future.
  • Nuclear Fusion – Award winning scientists present recent advances in the development of a fusion based energy source with the potential to have even smaller amounts of waste than fission currently exhibits.

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Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.  Its 11,000 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences.  They are advancing the application of these technologies to improve the lives of the world community.  

SOURCE American Nuclear Society