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

Day Two, Session One is a Workshop on Resources for Radiological Emergency Planning, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

Day Two, Session One is divided into two parts.

From 9AM to 11AM this workshop 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, including Jeff Chapman, Steve Mussolino, Bill Beal, Gary Chen and John Crapo. Mollee Dworkin, Environmental Scientist, Public Health Preparedness Section, Delaware, will moderate this session.

State governmental agencies build and sustain a wide variety of capabilities to plan, prepare, respond and recover from radiological emergencies, in addition to their core duties in carrying out radiation control activities such as inspections, investigations and public outreach with other state agencies and external partners.  This session provides an overview of resources available from federal and international partners, to assist state and local governments in their radiological planning and preparedness efforts.  Effective partnering in an emergency takes place on the front end, before a crisis happens.  This session will provide an overview of resources available to build and sustain radiological emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities:

  • Federal Emergency Response Assets (FRMAC)
  • Tools for the First Responder
  • Health & Safety Tool In Development for First Responders
  • Rad Responder Application
  • Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS)
  • Harborview Cs-137 Incident Lessons Learned

Following that session 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.

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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