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Panofsky Symposium Today
Meet Your ES&H Coordinator: Barb Fuller
SLAC Welcomes New Employees
Proton and Particle Beams in Cancer Management: A Symposium

SLAC Today

Thursday - April 10, 2008

Panofsky Symposium Today

Today, the remarkable professional life of Pief Panofsky will be the focus of a symposium hosted at the Arrillaga Alumni Center on Stanford's main campus and the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC. The symposium comprises a series of distinguished speakers discussing Pief's achievements as a scientist and humanitarian.

Presentations and discussions are being held at the Arrillaga Center, while a real-time broadcast of the event is being shown simultaneously at the Panofsky Auditorium. Because of the high degree of interest, registration for the Arillaga Center closed yesterday, and seating will be limited to first come, first served. Registration for the Panofsky Auditorium is still open.

All registered attendees are welcome at the 5:30 p.m. reception at the Arrillaga Center after the event.

Meet Your ES&H Coordinator: Barb Fuller

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ES&H Coordinator Barb Fuller (Click image for larger version.)

ES&H Coordinator Barb Fuller works to ensure that safety within Operations (Ops) and Engineering and Technical Support (ETS) directorates runs smoothly.

Fuller has only been with SLAC for eight months, but the background she brings combines several certifications, including a degree in safety and six years of experience in injury prevention. She also worked as a police officer for nearly 10 years before working as a safety officer.

"If we all work together," she said, "we can make SLAC as safe as possible."

ES&H directorate coordinators provide education, support and resources by clarifying safety concerns related to requirements and training and other safety-related information, as well as overseeing implementation of ES&H program guidelines. Individuals working within Ops and ETS with questions and comments can contact Fuller at x3127.

SLAC Welcomes New Employees

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SLAC's new employees. (Click image for larger version. Photo: Brad Plummer.)

On April 3 SLAC welcomed eight new employees. From left to right: Michael Propst, Kim Lo, Ramulal Rayaroth, Craig Ferguson, Enzo Carrone, Mark Kemp, Nikola Stojanovic and Sandra Honl.

Proton and Particle Beams in Cancer Management: A Symposium

(Image - Proton therapy simulation)
Simulation of dose to the brain in proton therapy.

On Friday, April 18th, SLAC will host a symposium in the Panofsky Auditorium focused on the future of radiation therapy entitled "Proton and Particle Beams in Cancer Management." A detailed agenda is available here.

Researchers from around the world will discuss how proton and ion beams are being used to target tumors with more precision than has been possible with more conventional X-ray and electron therapy. Challenges range from how to apply these particles for optimal treatment to how to reduce the costs of the associated accelerators, which currently cost about $200 million per facility.

Although the target audience for this symposium is physicists with prior experience in radiation therapy, everyone from the SLAC community is welcome to attend.

Pre-registration is required with RSVP to Justine Samonte at the Stanford Cancer Center.

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