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2017 RAMP Users` Group Meeting October 16-20, 2017

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Meeting Information

Register for the RAMP Users` Group Meeting, October 16-20, 2017 Washington D.C. Click Here

  • You must be a RAMP member to register. If you are not a RAMP member, click here to submit a membership.

Users’ Group Meeting Full Schedule-at-a-Glance: Click Here

VARSKIN Technical Meeting Agenda: Click Here

Meeting Location: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters: Click here for map

User Group Training Materials: Will be available two weeks before the meeting for members.

Tours during RAMP meeting: Click here

Meeting Host Institution and Support

Host Institution: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Address: Three White Flint North, 11601 Landsdown Street, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Meeting Program Managers and Visa application assistance:

Dr. Stephanie Bush-Goddard
Senior Health Physicist
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
11555 Rockville Pike,
Rockville Maryland 20852
Tel: + 001 301-415-0755
Fax: +001 301-415-6671
Email: stephanie.bush-goddard@nrc.gov

Dr. Vered Shaffer
Health Physicist
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
Lisle, IL 60532
Tel: + 001 630-829-9862
Fax: +001 301-415-6671
Email: vered.shaffer@nrc.gov

Visas for the United States: Should you require an additional letter for your visa application, please send an email to ramp@nrc.gov with the message title “Visa assistance required – 2017 RAMP Meeting.”

Security Requirements: To obtain access to US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters and all tours, please submit the following as soon as possible to ramp@nrc.gov. Send a password protected document and the password in a separate email.

Access to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
United States Citizens International Friends
  • Full Name
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Employer and Function (Job Title)
  • Address
  • Organization


  • Full Name
  • Copy of Passport that shows (number, name, nationally/expire date)
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Employer and Function (Job Title)
  • Address
  • Organization
Access to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)*
*Transportation is limited: Priority to International Friends and Out of Town Visitors
United States Citizens International Friends

Send name and Company/Organization to RAMP@nrc.gov
On Tour:
State issuing drivers’ license: if it’s ME, MN, MO, or MT, the visitor must bring his/her passport because driver licenses from these states are not acceptable

If permanent resident (PR):

  • Full Name
  • Must Bring Green Card
  • Company/Organization



  • Name: First, Middle, Last
  • Place of Birth: City & Country
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Country of Citizenship and Residence
  • Passport # and Issuing Country
  • Occupation Title/Position
  • Employer/Sponsor
  • Address
  • Phone and Email
  • Country of Dual Citizenship, if any
  • US Permanent resident: YES or NO
Travel Logistics

Map of Metro: Click Here

Hotel near US NRC: Click Here

Social Night

Social Night Monday, October 16, 2017 Happy Hour
PALADAR Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, 5pm to 7pm: Click Here

Things to do in North Bethesda, Rockville, and Washington, D.C.:

For information on places to go and things to do in North Bethesda, MD: http://www.americantowns.com/md/northbethesda
For information on places to go and things to do in Rockville, MD: http://www.americantowns.com/md/rockville
For information on places to go and things to do in downtown Washington, DC: http://washington.org, http://visitdc.com

Other Information

In order to participate in any training sessions, you must bring a laptop and have full admin rights to allow for code installations.