National Alliance for Radiation Readiness Webinar
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Join the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness' (NARR) upcoming webinar to discuss communication risk tools and state preparedness. This webinar will focus on the Environmental Protection Agency's recently published radiation emergency response communication tools:
- Protective Action Questions & Answers for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies provides 99 questions answers that can be used in any radiological emergency.
- Protective Action Area Map Templates provide a starting point to quickly create evacuation, stay inside, food safety and water safety messages.
Register here to attend the webinar.
- Exercise Documentation
- Federal Guidance
- Planning Templates
- State and Local Response Plans
- Webinars and Training
- Evaluate and manage patients who are externally and internally contaminated with radioactive materials or who are exposed to ionizing radiation without contamination.
- Identify the four subsyndromes of acute radiation syndrome.
- Use colony stimulating factors, such as filgrastim, pegfilgrastim, and sargramostim to treat patients with acute radiation syndrome.
- Use calcium DTPA and zinc DTPA as antidotes or countermeasures for internal contamination with plutonium, americium, or curium.
- Use Prussian blue as the antidote for internal contamination with cesium or thallium.
- Use potassium iodide as the antidote for internal contamination with radioactive iodine.
At Arlington, VA and Online
Emergency Response, Consequence Assessment, and Recovery of the WIPP Event
12:00 noon - 1:30 PM EST
Abstract: The events that led up to the temporary shutdown of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in February 2014 were tragic and preventable. The results from that sequence of events along with the subsequent release to the environment, the initial emergency responses and follow on recovery efforts have now led to the facility reopening earlier this year. The timeline, lessons learned and retrospective considerations are provided from an individual who was present and in fact the first person brought on site after the radiological lockdown to support the resultant emergency response phase of the event. The lecture will presented from first hand observations and attendees should find the subject insightful and highly informative from what was effectively a dirty bomb release initiated inside a category 2 nuclear facility.
About the speaker: Dr. Robert Hayes is an Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is also a licensed professional engineer in Nuclear Engineering and a Certified Health Physicist. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has a Joint Faculty Appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities. He served for many years in the federal radiological monitoring and assessment center as an assessment scientist and as a team scientist for the radiological assistance program. He conducted the consequence assessment for the WIPP event of 2014 and was part of the emergency response and recovery effort which followed.
About this seminar: This lecture continues a unique speaker series, Seminar on Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Nuclear Emergency Response (SIREN), which features leading international experts on nuclear emergency response. The series is part of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and is hosted by D. Sonja Schmid from Virginia Tech's Department of Science and Technology in Society, with support from the Office of the Vice President for the National Capital Region.
Attendees may join online, or in person at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA. The event is free and open to the public.
At Washington, DC
AMA National Advocacy Conference
Join the American Medical Association (AMA) for the opportunity to speak to lawmakers and advocate for your patients, your profession and the future of health care.
Details and registration information for the conference will be provided as they are finalized.
At Salt Lake City, Utah
AHLS for Radiological Incidents and Terrorism
A training course offered by the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM MST
Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) for Radiological Incidents and Terrorism is a 4 hour course with interactive lectures and tabletop exercises that trains healthcare professionals to evaluate and care for irradiated and radiologically contaminated patients.
The course will help participants be better prepared to:
The course fee is $50.
At Renton (Seattle Area), WA
28th National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Inc.
"The Mission of the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference is to provide a professional forum for individuals involved with the Radiological Emergency Preparedness programs to gather in the spirit of continuous self improvement to share program experiences, develop solutions to common challenges, and create innovative planning, exercising and training methodologies.”
This year's program offers training workshops and a number of sessions on public information, messaging, response, and the national implementation of revised or new requirements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Regulatory Commission. These topics aim to benefit federal, state and local government organizations, as well as nuclear power industry emergency preparedness representatives.
The registration fee for general attendees is $500.00 until midnight on April 6, 2018. Registrations submitted after this date will cost $550.00.
At Atlanta, GA
2018 Preparedness Summit
The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has taken a leadership role in convening a wide array of partners to participate in the Summit; presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources, and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation's capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies. This year's theme is "Strengthening National Health Security: Mastering Ordinary Responses, Building Resilience for Extraordinary Events." A detailed agenda will be provided closer to the event date.
Registration fees vary depending on registration type. Early bird registration ends February 23, 2018.
At Pasadena, CA
2018 APHL Annual Meeting and Twelfth Government Environmental Laboratory Conference
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Annual Meeting is a four-day conference of more than 500 professionals that addresses public health laboratory issues, trends and technologies relative to emerging infectious diseases, environmental health, emergency preparedness, informatics, food safety, newborn screening, global health and more. It consists of a member assembly, plenary sessions, general and breakout sessions, roundtables, posters and exhibits. The APHL Annual Meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the work of public health laboratories. View the conference highlights for a list of presentations.
Registration fees vary depending on registrant type.
At West Palm Beach, FL
2018 CSTE Annual Conference
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference connects more than 1,500 public health epidemiologists from across the country and will include workshops, plenary sessions with leaders in the field of public health, oral breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, poster presentations and networking opportunities. Attendees from across the country meet and share their expertise in surveillance and epidemiology as well as best practices in a broad range of areas including informatics, infectious diseases, immunizations, environmental health, occupational health, chronic disease, injury control, and maternal and child health.
Registration will open February 1, 2018.
At Grand Rapids, MI
2018 Annual IAEM Conference and EMEX
The 66th Annual International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Conference and EMEX is a five-day training and educational event for emergency management professionals in all levels of government, the private sector, and non-government agencies. Attendees include emergency managers, homeland security officials, business continuity planners, first responder coordinators, private sector industry risk managers, contingency planners, and educators in the field of emergency management and homeland security.
Call for speakers will open on January 15 and close on February 16, 2018 at 5 PM ET. A Speaker Guidance outlining the requirements for a successful submission is now available. The Conference Committee is also hosting a webinar on "Tips for a Successful Speaker Proposal" on January 10, 2018 at 2:30 PM ET.
Details and registration information for the conference will be provided as they are finalized.
At San Diego, CA
APHA 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo
The theme for this year's American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now." This event brings together the public health community from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences.
Registration will open in June 2018.
- Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Aftermath
- Medical Interventions after Radiation Exposure
- Handbook for Responding to a Radiological Dispersal Device: First Responder’s Guide- The First 12 Hours
- Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident
- Radiation Tracking and Epidemiology Form