DDP 34th Annual Meeting – July 2016

July 8-11, 2016
Embassy Suites Omaha Old Market
555 South 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

THE OLD MARKET is Omaha’s most historic, most entertaining neighborhood. The cobblestone streets are home to a diverse mix of shopping, galleries, restaurants, taverns and people-watching.

Group rate $119/night.
Room reservation
DEADLINE is June 6
CALL (402)346-9000 and mention DDP to get the group rate. or make your room reservation online HERE.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MEETING
Can’t attend? Help send a student with a tax-deductible contribution to DDP.

cosponsored by:
Access to Energy
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
Physicians for Civil Defense

AGENDA SUMMARY (full speaker lineup coming soon…)
Friday, July 8, 2016
8:00am to 1:00pm
Optional Group Tour of the Strategic Air and Space Museum

The Strategic Air & Space Museum, located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80, utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space to educate, inspire, and entertain its guests who come from Nebraska, across the country, and around the world.  The museum first opened in 1959 with the mission to commemorate the aircraft of the Strategic Air Command (SAC).  The museum became well-known by giving the public the opportunity to visit an impressive array of aircraft that helped SAC preserve the peace during the Cold War.

Friday, July 8, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00 pm. Welcome Reception

Saturday, July 9, 2016
GENERAL SESSION DAY 1

7:45 am          Welcome.  Jane Orient, M.D., DDP President

8:00 am         Beethoven’s Ice Cream, Tolstoy’s Fire, Happer’s Picosecond Pedestal—and Climate. Willie Soon, Ph.D.
Dr. Soon, an astrophysicist, authored The Maunder Minimum and The Variable Sun-Earth Connection.

 9:00 am         Freedom of Information Act and Academic Freedom in Climate Science. David Legates, Ph.D.
Dr. Legates is professor of geography at the University of Delaware and a former Delaware State Climatologist.

10:15 am        Rationality in Radiation Protection Standards. Mohan Doss, Ph.D., MCCPM
Dr. Doss, a medical physicist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, is one of the founding members of Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information.

11:15 am        The Status of Radiation Monitoring in the U.S. Arthur Levy
Former asst fire chief, journalist, & producer, Mr. Levy of Apogee Communications Group is deploying fallout monitoring stations nationwide.

12:15 pm        Lunch: Police, Fire, and Civilian Emergency Medical Preparedness. Geoffrey L. Shapiro
Mr. Shapiro directs EMS and Operational Medicine Training at George Washington Univ. Emergency Health Services Program.

 2:00 pm         An Update on Emerging Diseases. Steven Hatfill, M.D.
Dr Hatfill is an adjunct assistant professor at George Washington Univ and has done research involving Ebola, Marburg, and orthopox virus.

 3:00 pm        Paris COP-21 (S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.); Legal Actions of EPA, CPP, and SCOTUS (Ken Haapala)  
Dr. Singer founded and Mr. Haapala is now president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP).

 4:00 pm         The Analysis of Historical Climate Data. Tony Heller
Mr. Heller brings 40 years of engineering experience in government agencies and the private sector to the analysis and verification of data.

 6:30 pm         Reception, Banquet. The War Against Freedom. Robert Zubrin, Ph.D.
Dr. Zubrin, president of Pioneer Energy and the Mars Society, has authored 8 books, including Merchants of Despair and Energy Victory.

Sunday, July 10, 2016
GENERAL SESSION DAY 2 – Sunday includes lunch and another full day of speakers.

8:00 am          No Certain Doom: On Physical Accuracy in Projected Global Air Temperatures. Patrick Frank, Ph.D.
Dr. Frank, a chemist at the Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SLAC) at Stanford University, has authored 68 peer-reviewed publications.

 9:00 am         Offshore Drilling: Current Status and Role in National Energy Security. Joe Leimkuhler
Mr. Leimkuhler is VP of drilling for LLOG Exploration. He has 30 years experience in deepwater drilling with Shell and LLOG.

10:15 am        Combating Heart Disease: Statins, Supplements, Stem Cells, Hyperbaric O2? Donald W. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller practiced and taught heart surgery for 40 years and has authored 3 books and numerous articles, many for lewrockwell.com.

11:15 am        A Geologic History of Climate: Why Correlated with CO2—or Not. Howard Hayden, Ph.D.
Dr. Hayden is professor emeritus of physics, University of Connecticut, and publishes The Energy Advocate.

12:15 pm        Lunch. Living near Ground Zero (Lee Hieb, M.D.); Nuclear and Other Govt-Made Disasters (Yuri Maltsev)
Dr. Hieb, an an orthopaedic surgeon, grew up 25 mi from Omaha. Yuri Maltsev was part of the Academy of Science Task Force on Chernobyl.

 2:00 pm         Expedient Expedient Civil Defense: the Nuclear War Survival Skills Plan. Stephen Jones. Mr. Jones has distributed essential basic knowledge and expedient radiation detectors to thousands of 1st responders nationwide.

 3:00 pm         A Nuclear Power Supply for a Deep-Space Probe. Matthew Robinson, Ph.D.
Dr. Robinson developed an inherently safe nuclear reactor that works only under weightless conditions.

 4:00 pm         Prospects for America. Arthur Robinson, Ph.D.
Art Robinson is founder and research professor of chemistry at Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, and editor of Access to Energy.

 5:00 pm         Adjourn.

Monday, July 11, 2016 – Optional Tour- Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit.
Space is limited to 15 people.  Please register today to save your spot.

The United States Centers for Disease Control commissioned the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit in 2005. It is a joint project involving Nebraska Medicine, Nebraska Health and Human Services, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It was designed to provide the first line of treatment for people affected by bio terrorism or extremely infectious naturally occurring diseases. It’s the largest facility of its kind in the U.S. The unit is equipped to safely care for anyone exposed to a highly contagious and dangerous disease.

Registration Fees:  $250 for the entire seminar includes a welcome reception, a banquet, and two luncheons ($200 for each additional family member).  Strategic Air and Space Museum Tour: $50/person. Nebraska Bio-Containment Facility Tour: $25/person.

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Can’t attend? Help send a student with a tax-deductible contribution to DDP.

DDP 33rd Annual Meeting

Myths, Superstitions, and Real Threats Confronting America
July 31 – August 2, 2015
Doubletree by Hilton Ontario Airport
222 N. Vineyard Ave · Ontario, California

For hotel reservations, CALL (866) 445-4454 and mention DDP to get the group rate or book online HERE Hotel group room rate $99/night. Hotel cut-off extended to 7/6.

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cosponsored by:
Access to Energy
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
Physicians for Civil Defense

Friday, July 31, 2015

Due to JPL security protocols, TOUR SIGN-UP CUT-OFF DATE IS July 10.  

8 am-12:30 pm (optional) Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA (Tour limited to 50 people)
Tour attendees must be over 18 years old with photo ID. Non-US Citizens must present passport or resident visa.

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Before NASA was formed, JPL was sponsored by the US Army to develop rocket technology and the Corporal and Sergeant missile systems. After 1958, JPL turned its attention from the rockets themselves to the scientific payloads they would carry. JPL is now dedicated to the robotic exploration of space.

7-9:30 pm Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 1, 2015

7:45 am
Welcome.  Jane Orient, M.D., DDP President

8:00 am        
How Clean is “Clean”? A Common-Sense Proposal – Willie Soon, Ph.D.
Dr. Soon, an astrophysicist, authored The Maunder Minimum and The Variable Sun-Earth Connection.

9:00 am        
Hormesis: Its Scientific Foundations and Biochemical Regulatory Applications. Edward Calabrese, Ph.D.
For 20 years, Dr. Calabrese’s research has focused on the dose response to drugs and pollutants in the low-dose range.

10:15 am       
The History of the Linear No-Threshold Theory – Edward Calabrese, Ph.D.
The Linear-No Threshold theory, which dominates radiation regulatory policy, is based on fraud and misrepresentation.

11:15 am        
The Real Risks of Small Particulates (PM2.5s) – William Matthew (Matt) Briggs, Ph.D.
Dr. Briggs is a professor and consultant in statistics with an interest in philosophy of science and epistemology.

12:15 pm
Lunch: Replacing the EPA – Jay Lehr, Ph.D.
Dr. Lehr is Science Director at the Heartland Institute. He has authored more than 700 articles and coauthored and edited 35 books.

2:00 pm        
NIPCC vs. IPCC; Natl Climate Assessment: Peeling the Speculative Onion – S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.; Ken Haapala
Dr. Singer founded and Mr. Haapala is now president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP).

3:00 pm        
The Myth of Species Extinction – Willis Eschenbach
Mr. Eschenbach, an independent climate researcher, was the first person to file a FOIA request for data from the Univ East Angliia CRU.

4:00 pm
Radiation Protection Superstitions Threaten Geologic Isolation of Radioactive Waste – Norbert Rempe
Mr. Rempe worked 23 years at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, NM. He holds an M.S. in geology.

6:30 pm
Reception and Banquet. How the UN’s Agenda 21 Influences Every Aspect of Society – Ileana Johnson Paugh
Born in Romania, Dr. Johnson is a columnist for Canada Free Press and author of Echoes of Communism and Liberty on Life Support.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

8:00 am        
The War on Science – Paul Driessen
Mr. Driessen is the author of Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death, and policy advisor to the Committee for the Constructive Tomorrow.

9:00 am         
Surviving the Coming Medical Meltdown – Lee D. Hieb, M.D.
Dr. Hieb is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery and a past president of the Assn of American Physicians and Surgeons.

10:15 am       
Fallacies in Modern Medicine: HIV/AIDS – Donald W. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller practiced and taught heart surgery for 40 years and has authored three books and numerous articles, many for lewrockwell.com.

11:15 am        
Climate Change and the Energy Economy – Steve Goreham
Mr. Goreham is executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism.

12:15 pm
Lunch: Bitcoin, Gold, and the International Currency Trading Scam – George Gilder
Author of Knowledge and Power, The Israel Test, and Wealth and Poverty, Gilder will explain the information theory of money.

2:00 pm        
The Enigma of Malaria Treatment – Mellie T. Gilder, M.D.
Dr. Gilder is a Family Medicine Doctor who has worked for years along the Thai-Myanmar border conducting malaria research through a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship.

3:00 pm        
The Growing Threat of Emerging Infectious Diseases – Steven Hatfill, M.D.
An expert in combat casualty care, Dr. Hatfill has done research on Ebola, HIV, Lyme disease, and served in numerous combat theaters.

4:00 pm
Metabolic Profiling and the Future of Medicine – Arthur Robinson, Ph.D. and Noah Robinson, Ph.D.
Art and Noah Robinson, professors of chemistry at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, have also authored articles on climate change.

5:00 pm         Adjourn

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) will supply a certificate of participation for up to 15 hours of CME credit for Monday’s course and 15 hours for the meeting. This is not accredited as AMA/ACCME “Category 1,” but is accepted in some states for at least part of the CME requirement for license renewal.

Registration Fee:  $250 for the entire seminar includes a welcome reception, a banquet, and two luncheons ($200 for each additional family member).Jet Propulsion Lab tour is $50 each.

View of palm trees and the San Gabriel mountains in Los Angeles.

View of palm trees and the San Gabriel mountains in Los Angeles.

DIRECTIONS & TRANSPORTATION

Complimentary Self-Parking
Driving Directions to Hotel
I-10 EAST OR WEST BOUND: Take the Vineyard Avenue exit. The hotel is on the south side of I-10 (one block south of the freeway) at the corner of Vineyard and Convention Center Way. The hotel is located approximately 35 miles East of I-5.
FROM HWY 60 EAST: Connect to I-10 East using Hwy 57 North. Take I-10 East to the Vineyard Avenue exit. The hotel is on the south side of I-10 (one block from the freeway).
FROM HWY 60 WEST: Connect to I-10 West using I-15 North.Take I-10 West to the Vineyard Avenue exit. The hotel is on the south side of I-10 (one block south of the freeway).
FROM I-15 NORTH OR SOUTH BOUND: Take the I-10 exit off of I-15. Take I-10 West to the Vineyard Avenue exit. The hotel is on the south side of I-10 (one block south of the freeway).
FROM HWY 57 NORTH OR SOUTH: Exit on to I-10 east bound. Take the Vineyard Avenue exit. The hotel is on the south side of I-10 (one block south of the freeway).

Directions to Hotel from Airports
From Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Distance from Hotel: 1.5 miles
Hotel Courtesy Bus:
Taxi: $10

From Los Angeles Internation Airport (LAX)
Distance from Hotel: 50 miles
Bus Service $30
Limousine $150
Super Shuttle $55
Rental Car $45
Taxi $110

From Burbank Airport (BUR)
Distance from hotel: 40 miles
Super Shuttle $45
Rental Car $45
Taxi $85

 

DDP 32nd Annual Meeting

Register TODAY!

DDP 32nd Annual Meeting

An American “Reset” on Science and Defense?
July 25-28, 2014
Crowne Plaze Knoxville
401 W. Summit Hill Drive · Knoxville, Tennessee

Group rate $99/night

CALL (865) 522-2600 and mention DDP to get the group rate.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MEETING

cosponsored by:
Access to Energy
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
Physicians for Civil Defense

Friday, July 25, 2014

9 am-4 pm. (optional) Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN

ORNL is a leader in materials research, global security threats, supercomputing, and neutron science. (Includes Lunch.)

7-9:30 pm. Welcome Reception

Saturday, July 26, 2014

7:45 am
Welcome.  Jane Orient, M.D., DDP President

8:00 am        
False Rejection of Sun-Climate Connection by IPCC’s “Gangster Science.” Willie Soon, Ph.D.
Dr. Soon, an astrophysicist, authored The Maunder Minimum and The Variable Sun-Earth Connection.

9:00 am        
Hormesis: Its Scientific Foundations and Biochemical Regulatory Applications. Edward Calabrese, Ph.D.
For 20 years, Dr. Calabrese’s research has focused on the dose response to drugs and pollutants in the low-dose range.

10:15 am       
LNT Theory: How the NAS Misled the World on Cancer Risk Assessment. Edward Calabrese, Ph.D.
The Linear-No Threshold theory, which dominates radiation regulatory policy, is based on fraud and misrepresentation.

11:15 am        
The Denizens of the Climate Zoo. Willis Eschenbach.
Mr. Eschenbach, an independent climate researcher, was the first person to file a FOIA request for data from the Univ East Angliia CRU.

12:15 pm
Lunch: Some Unclassified Lockheed “Skunk Works” Activities/Events. Gordon Claycomb.
An aeropace engineer, Mr. Claycomb worked at the Skunk Works for 20 years on the F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter and other projects.

2:00 pm        
NIPCC Wipes out IPCC: the End of Climate Scares. S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.
Dr. Singer, a pioneer in rocket and satellite technology, founded NIPCC (Non-governmental IPCC), which opposes the UN IPCC.

3:00 pm        
“Sustainability”: a Path to the Hunger Games? Charles Battig, M.D.
Dr. Battig is an anesthesiologist and biomedical engineer, who worked in support of the Apollo Moon Mission at North American Aviation.

4:00 pm
Energy Security. Kenneth Haapala.
Mr. Haapala is executive VP of SEPP (the Science and Environmental Policy Project), which has challenged the Endangerment Finding.

6:30 pm
Reception and Banquet. Appreciating Freedom: Surviving China’s Cultural Holocaust. Ming Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Wang performs innovative 3D laser eye surgery and developed the amniotic membrane contact lens. He holds a Ph.D. in laser physics.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

8:00 am        
Consensus Physics for More than a Century: Don’t Contradict Einstein. Howard Hayden, Ph.D.
Dr. Hayden is professor emeritus of physics, University of Connecticut, and publishes The Energy Advocate.

9:00 am         
The Politics of Energy and the Economic Impact. Marita Noon.
Ms. Noon, author of 20 books, is the executive director of Energy Makes America Great and the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy.

10:15 am       
The Technology of the Apollo Flights and the Study of Climate Change. Jim Peacock.
Mr. Peacock is webmaster and member of The Right Climate Stuff (TRCS) research team of retired NASA Apollo Program veterans.

11:15 am        
Civil Defense and Emergency Management in Madison County, Alabama. Jared Cassidy.
Mr. Cassidy is emergency plans coordinator for Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency.

12:15 pm
Lunch: The Eurasianist Threat: Alexander Dugin and the Russian Spring. Robert Zubrin, Ph.D. 
Aerospace engineer Zubrin authored The Case for Mars, First Landing, How to Live on Mars, Energy Victory, and Entering Space.

2:00 pm        
Working toward Fulfillment of the Rad Resistant Cities Initiative Task 5. Philip Smith.
Mr. Smith developed the NukAlert ER, the basis for a rooftop system of continuous radiation monitoring.

3:00 pm        
A Template for Civil Defense. Stephen Jones.
Jones is special projects director for Physicians for Civil Defense.  He has ridden more than 3000 miles by bicycle to inform first responders.

4:00 pm
Energy and the Prognosis for America. Arthur Robinson, Ph.D.
Dr. Robinson is founder of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine and editor of Access to Energy.

5:00 pm         Adjourn

Monday, July 28

9 am-3 pm. (optional) Mass Casualty Care Course by Steven Hatfill, M.D.   (course is $100/person. Includes Lunch.)

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

Monday, July 28, 2014  9 am-3 pm. Course by Steven Hatfill, M.D., on mass casualty care includes hemorrhage control, rapid airway management, emergency management of penetrating chest injury, shock, and hypothermia. Any of us could be a first responder and save lives using these techniques. No previous medical training required.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Professional Tour ($50/person) on Friday, July 25. 9am to noon. Oak Ridge is the site where expedient civil defense was developed.  It is a leader in materials research, global security threats, supercomputing, and neutron science.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) will supply a certificate of participation for up to 5 hours of CME credit for Monday’s course and 15 hours for the meeting. This is not accredited as AMA/ACCME “Category 1,” but is accepted in some states for at least part of the CME requirement for license renewal.

Registration Fee:  $250 for the entire seminar includes a welcome reception, a banquet, and two luncheons ($200 for each additional family member). The mass casualty course led by Steven Hatfill, M.D., (3 hours of lecture and 2 hours practice), on Monday is $100 per person. (You need not be a physician to attend.) Oak Ridge Lab tour is $50 each.

TRANSPORTATION

The Crowne Plaza Knoxville is 15 miles from the McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS).
The 20-minute taxi ride will cost $30.

Driving directions from the airport: Take 129 North to 1-40 East Take exit 388A-James White Parkway. Take Summit Hill Dr exit off of parkway. Turn right at stoplight. Go through 3 stoplights. Hotel will be on the right.

DDP 31st Annual Meeting

Science and Common Sense v. Alarmism and Disaster

July 12-15, 2013  –  CLICK HERE for speaker bios

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Pkwy · Houston, Texas
Group rate $84/night

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM

or CALL (713) 943-7979 and mention DDP to get the group rate.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MEETING

cosponsored by:
Access to Energy
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
Physicians for Civil Defense

TRANSPORTATION

The Houston Marriott South is near Hobby Airport – HOU – (NOT Bush Intercontinental Airport) and offers a free airport shuttle from Hobby only.   AirTran, American, Southwest, Delta, and Jet Blue provide service into Houston Hobby.
Friday, July 12, 2013 

9 am-3 pm. (optional) Mass Casualty Care Course by Steven Hatfill, M.D.   (course is $100/person. Includes Lunch.)

7-9:30 pm. Welcome Reception

Saturday, July 13, 2013

7:45 am
Welcome.  Jane Orient, M.D., DDP President

8:00 am        
Five or More Failed Experiments in Measuring Global Sea Level Change. Willie Soon, Ph.D.
Dr. Soon, an astrophysicist, authored The Maunder Minimum and The Variable Sun-Earth Connection.

9:00 am        
Planning and Design of Habitats in Space and Other Extreme Environments. Larry Bell, Ph.D.
Author of Climate of Corruption, Dr. Bell is a professor of space architecture at the Univ. of Houston. He founded several high-tech enterprises.

10:15 am       
Three False Foundations of Sustainable Development. Steve Goreham.
Goreham is executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism.

11:15 am       
The Ten Tests to Determine Whether You Should Be Concerned about Global Warming. Anthony Watts.
A broadcast meteorologist and Al Gore target, Watts edits the world’s most popular global warming website, wattsupwiththat.com.

12:15 pm
Lunch: Pursuing the Truth on the Kennedy Assassinations. Donald W. Miller, M.D.

Dr. Miller teaches cardiac surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine and frequently contributes to LewRockwell.com.

2:00 pm        
Bioweapons: The Bad and the Ugly (There Is No Good). Lee D. Hieb, M.D.
Dr. Hieb practices orthopaedic surgery in Iowa, specializing in spine surgery, and is a past president of AAPS.

3:00 pm        
EPA Exposed: the Economic Predation Administration. Howard Maccabee, Ph.D., M.D.
Dr. Maccabee earned a Ph.D. in nuclear physics and practices radiation oncology. He is a founder and past president of DDP.

4:00 pm
How Commercial Jets Are Made Safer (and Improving Your Own Safety and Comfort). Gordon Claycomb.

An aerospace engineer and commercial pilot, Mr. Claycomb worked at Lockheed’s Skunk Works for 20 years and consulted for 5 more yrs.

6:30 pm
Reception and Banquet. Mars in 39 Days?: the VASIMR Plasma Engine. Franklin Chang-Diaz, Ph.D.

Astronaut Chang-Diaz has been launched into space 7 times. He is President and CEO of the Ad Astra Rocket Company.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

8:00 am
Evidence
-Based Forecasting for Global Warming. J. Scott Armstrong, Ph.D.
Dr. Armstrong is professor at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, author of Principles of Forecasting, and creator of forecastingprinciples.com.

9:00 am         
Why “Clean” Energy Won’t Reduce CO2 Emissions by Much. Herbert Inhaber, Ph.D.
Dr. Inhaber is president of Risk Concepts, a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, and author of 8 books and more than 150 articles.

10:15 am       
NIPCC to IPCC: Why Does Obama Continue to Prioritize Climate Change? S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.
Dr. Singer, a pioneer in rocket and satellite technology, founded NIPCC (Non-governmental IPCC), which opposes the UN IPCC.

11:15 am       
Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Financial System. Kevin D. Freeman, CFA.
Freeman is founder of Freeman Global Holdings and author of Secret Weapon and other works on economic terrorism.

12:15 pm
Lunch
. Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalism and the Cult of Anti-Humanism. Robert Zubrin, Ph.D
Aerospace engineer Dr. Zubrin authored The Case for Mars, First Landing, How to Live on Mars, Energy Victory, and Entering Space.

2:00 pm        
Expanding “Depletable” Resources: Julian Simon Lives! Robert L. Bradley, Jr.
Dr. Bradley is CEO and founder of the Institute for Energy Research in Houston and the author of 7 books.

3:00 pm        
The Nuclear Energy Future: Thorium Reactors? Matthew Robinson.
Matthew Robinson is a Ph.D. candidate in nuclear engineering.

4:00 pm
Quashing Fake Silicosis and Lupus Epidemics and Putting out Huge Fires. Harrison Brundage.

Mr.Brundage, a retired geologist and technical writer, is recognized in Louisiana as an expert witness in geology.

 5:00 pm         Adjourn

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

Friday, July 12, 2013  9 am-3 pm. Course by Steven Hatfill, M.D., on mass casualty care includes hemorrhage control, rapid airway management, emergency management of penetrating chest injury, shock, and hypothermia. Any of us could be a first responder and save lives using these techniques. No previous medical training required.

Ship Channel Tour ($25/person) of the port of Houston, one of the world’s busiest industrial ports, handling 7,700 ship calls per year, Tour departs Sam Houston Boat Pavillion at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Bus will leave hotel at 1:15pm for Boat Pavillion .  Photo ID required. Experience an unforgettable waterborne voyage through one of the busiest ports in the world and learn about the industrial development on the Houston Ship Channel.

Ad Astra Rocket Factory, Professional Tour ($50/person) on Monday, July 15. 8:15am to 11:30am.  Limit is 25 persons, so reserve early! See the VASIMR plasma rocket engine, advanced superconductors, one of the world’s largest vacuum test chambers, and animations of future space exploration missions. You need not be a U.S. citizen, but the company needs to know your name and citizenship in advance.  We will depart hotel at 8:15am and will be back at the hotel no later than 11:30am.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) will supply a certificate of participation for up to 5 hours of CME credit for Friday’s course and 15 hours for the meeting. This is not accredited as AMA/ACCME “Category 1,” but is accepted in some states for at least part of the CME requirement for license renewal.

Registration Fee:  $250 for the entire seminar includes a welcome reception, a banquet, and two luncheons ($200 for each additional family member). The mass casualty course led by Steven Hatfill, M.D., (3 hours of lecture and 2 hours practice), on Friday is $100 per person. (You need not be a physician to attend.) Houston Ship Channel cruise and Ad Astra Rocket Company tours are $25 or $50 each, respectively.