2018 Workshop on Isotope Federal Supply and Demand

6th Workshop on Isotope Federal Supply and Demand

Sponsored by the
DOE Isotope Program Managed by the
Office of Nuclear Physics
Office of Science

November 15, 2018
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel

5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, Maryland  20852

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The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP) in the Office of Science (SC) will be holding the 6th Workshop on Isotope Federal Supply and Demand.  Workshop participation is limited to representatives of Federal agencies and is by invitation only.  The Workshop is a venue for the Isotope Program to communicate to the Federal complex new isotope availability, progress in R&D in promoting isotope availability, and concerns in isotope supply chains that are vital to different Federal missions.  The Workshop also encourages interactions between Federal agencies and departments to avoid potential communication breakdowns that can lead to shortages of isotopes of critical and strategic importance to the Nation.  The Workshop will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, North Bethesda, Maryland. 

Topics will include the use, demand and supply of isotopes from a Federal perspective, in various areas including homeland defense, medicine, agriculture, and basic and applied research.  Participants will engage in discussions of their sponsored activities and demands for isotopes.  Discussions will also include existing supplies of isotopes, and efforts underway to increase supply of critical isotopes.  The output of this workshop will serve as input for the Isotope Program to optimize its annual plan to increase isotope supply and mitigate shortages of critical isotopes.

The Workshop is a 1-day meeting in the Washington D.C. area.  Participating agencies will be asked to provide isotope demands important to mission achievement for the next five years.  If you have any questions, please contact Brenda May at Brenda.May@science.doe.gov.