September 21 @ 9:00 am – September 22 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Day Two, Session One presents Resources for Radiological Emergency Planning, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

Day Two, Session One is divided into two parts, which will be moderated by James Hanes, DE.

From 9AM to 11AM presenters will provide a broad overview of multiple federal resources available to assist state and local governmental agencies to develop and sustain radiological and nuclear emergency preparedness capabilities, and to describe opportunities for federal-state partnership in such efforts. It will be presented by a team of federal partners from the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective partnering in an emergency takes place on the front end, before a crisis happens.  

From 11 AM to 12 NOON will be a presentation by Debbie Gilley, Radiation Protection Specialist, International Atomic Energy Agency. Her talk is entitled, “Radiological Emergency Guidance for Medical Physicists.” It will provide an overview of International Atomic Energy Agency guidance geared toward assisting Medical Physicists to contribute to medical management of patient surge following a major radiological or nuclear emergency.  All hospitals offering medical radiation services have medical physicists who are part of the clinical team, with special responsibility for proper and safe use of ionizing radiation.  Her presentation provides an opportunity for both Medical Physicists and others in the larger public health system, and radiation control programs to learn more about this guidance.

This training course will run from 9 AM to 12 NOON.

Moderator ā€“ James Hanes, Delaware Division of Public Health
0900 AMJames Hanes, DEIntroductions
0905 AMBrendan PalmerOverview (and Recent Advancements) in the Roll-out and Development of RadResponder
0920 AMJeff Chapman, ORNLRadiation Measurement Data and Data Quality in Assessing Consequences in the Aftermath of a Major Nuclear Incident (and Simulation of it in Drills and Exercises)
0935 AMMid-Atlantic States Panel Discussion on the Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) Virtual Evaluation Scenario Tool) (VEST) — Pilot, August 2021
 Brian IversonRadiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS): Virtual Evaluation Scenario Tool (VEST) Pilot
 Larry RicksLive Demonstration of the VEST Pilot Products Using Radresponder
 Katherine McLellan, DOEROSS VEST: Radiation Operations Safety Support Virtual Evaluation Scenario Tool
1000 AM      Steve Musolino, DOE-BNLRDD Response Guidance: Planning for the First 100 minutes
1020 AMEliot CalhounOverview of the Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation (the 72-hour guidance)
1040 AMJonathan Gill, FEMANuclear Incident Response Team ā€“ Research and Development
1100 AMDebbie GilleyGuidance for Medical Physicists Responding to a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency
1200 PMJames Hanes, DEClosing

Day Two, Session One Registration Fee is $10.

The Agenda for the Conference identifies the session times, presenter, presentation, abstract and presenter biosketch for all sessions.

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