2016 Mo-99 Topical Meeting

Sept. 11-14, 2016 — The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, Missouri

  • NNSA’s 2016 Mo-99 Topical Meeting
    Organized by Argonne National Laboratory, the meeting will take place in St. Louis, Missouri from Sept. 11-14, 2016.

  • Hotel
    The meeting will be at the Ritz-Carlton, located in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Venue
    of the meeting will be St. Louis, a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic Gateway Arch honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis & Clark and America's westward expansion in general. 

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  • Register
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  • Visa
    Entry and exit requirements for the United States.

  • Organizers
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Program and Workshop Overview

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) manages the Material Management and Minimization (M3) Conversion Program that was established in 2015, being a continuation of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) and Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) Programs that were established in 2004 and 1978 respectively. The M3 Conversion Program mission supports minimization and, to the extent possible, elimination of the use of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) in civil nuclear applications by working to convert research reactors and isotope production processes to the use of low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel and targets throughout the world. Over the past few years, unexpected shutdowns at the major molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production facilities have resulted in significant shortages of this important medical isotope. Because of this, the United States is currently situated at the nexus of two related priorities: discouraging the use of proliferation-sensitive HEU in civilian applications and overcoming a health crisis from the lack of a sufficient, reliable supply of Mo-99.

M3 provides support to establish reliable supplies of Mo-99, produced without HEU, for the United States by providing assistance to convert current production from HEU targets to LEU targets and to accelerate existing commercial projects in the United States to produce Mo-99 without the use of HEU by the end of 2016. Through these actions M3's Mo-99 program is addressing both issues of nonproliferation and reliability of supply.

Current and Past Mo-99 Topical Meetings

2016 Mo-99 Topical Meeting (St. Louis) 2015 Mo-99 Topical Meeting (Boston) 2014 Mo-99 Topical Meeting (Washington D.C.) 2013 Mo-99 Topical Meeting (Chicago)


For further information and questions please contact the Organizing Committee.

2016 Mo-99 Topical Meeting

Mo-99 2016 News:

Sep. 07, 2016Update:
Technical Program

Jun. 02, 2016Important Deadlines:
Abstract and Publication Release Submittal: Aug. 8 
Full Paper Submittal: Sept. 5
Registration: Sept. 1
Hotel Reservation: Aug. 11

Sep. 28, 2016 Mo-99 2016 Abstracts and Presentations now available: Mo-99 2016 abstracts and papers are now available for download… View »

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Technical Questions:
For further information and questions please contact:

John Holland
Argonne National Laboratory

Administrative Questions:
Mrs. Karen Grudzinski
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue, Building 208
Argonne, Illinois 60439-4815, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (630) 252-1671
Fax: +1 (630) 252-5161


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