S.A. Dewji, “A Roadmap to a Roadmap: Perspectives on Recent Low Dose Initiatives in the United States”, Plenary. 3rd International Conference on Dosimetry and its Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, 27-31 May 2019.
A series of initiatives in the United States have been undertaken by various stakeholders towards advancing the dialogue of the future prospects for low dose regulation and research. Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted the Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium in Washington, D.C., to discuss the need for a long-term strategy to guide low-dose radiation research. Notably, the symposium discussed the status of low dose research in the U.S. and internationally, priority scientifi c goals for low dose research; potential value of a long-term strategy to guide U.S. low dose research; criteria to judge success; and evaluating options for organizing such a research initiative. The outcomes of this event and other synergistic activities, such as those of professional societies, will be discussed.