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Monday 3.21

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Time Session Title Presenters
8:30 – 9:15 am

Training: Radiation Basics

Presentation: Radiation Basics - Ansari (PPTX, 10.4Mb)

Presentation: Role of the Medical Reserve Corps in Radiation Emergencies - Levinson (PPTX, 2.5Mb)

9:15 – 10:30 am Training: Radiation Emergencies and Public Health  
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Applied Clinical Management of Radiation Casualties  
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Tools and Strategies for Public Health Response to Radiation Emergencies

Presentation: Psychological First Aid in Radiation Disasters - Allen (PPTX, 6.7Mb)

Presentation: Community Reception Center Operations for Radiation Emergency Response: Tools for Training and Planning - Caspary (PPTX, 6.0Mb)


Tuesday 3.22

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Time Session Title Presenters
8:30 – 9:15 am Opening Remarks Charles Miller, PhD, RSB
  Welcome Thomas Frieden, MD, Director, CDC
Judy Qualters, PhD, Director (Acting), EHHE, NCEH, CDC
  Plenary: Why Are We Here? Keynote Speaker: Brian Kamoie, JD, MPH, Senior Director, Preparedness Policy, White House National Security Staff
9:15 – 10:30 am

Plenary: Setting the Stage

Presentation: Bridging the Gaps Talking Points (DOC, 52k)

Presentation: State and Local Level Considerations: Radiological Emergencies - Arnold (PPT, 3.4Mb)

Chair: Judy Qualters, PhD, Director (Acting), EHHE, NCEH, CDC
  • George Korch, Jr., PhD, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS
  • Alexander Garza, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer, DHS
  • Donald Daigler, Planning Division Director, FEMA
  • Damon Arnold, MD, MPH, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Plenary: Public Health Operations and Capabilities

Presentation: Bridging the Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness - Khan (PPTX, 1.9Mb)

Presentation: Public Health Operations and Capabilities State Perspective - Craig (PPTX, 1.2Mb)

Presentation: Public Health Operations & Capabilities Los Angeles County - Kaufman (PPTX, 4.1Mb)

Presentation: Medical Reserve Corps and Radiation Response - Nair (PPT, 361k)

Presentation: A Perspective on Radiation Emergency Preparedness - Ansari (PPTX, 3.9Mb)

Chair: RADM Ali Khan MD, MPH, Assistant Surgeon General and Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Jim Craig, AAS, CPM, Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Kathleen (Cass) Kaufman, LA County Department of Public Health
  • CAPT Narayan Nair, MD, Senior Program Officer Deployment Operations, Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
  • Armin Ansari, PhD, CHP, RSB
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Logistical Issues for Medical Response

Presentation: Logistical Issues for Medical Response - Mathis (PPTX, 721k)

Chair: Norm Coleman, MD, NCI/Senior Advisor to ASPR
  • Richard Hatchett, MD, NIH/NIAID – Delivery of medical care in scarce resource environment after IND
  • CAPT Allen Dobbs, MD, NDMS, ASPR – Role of NDMS in a radiological emergency
  • Leticia Mathis, Georgia Department of Community Health – Receiving and making use of federal assets in a radiological emergency

Planning for Psychosocial and Behavioral Health in a Radiation Emergency

Presentation: Planning for Psychosocial and Behavioral Health in a Radiological/Nuclear Event - Herrmann (PPTX, 561k)

Presentation: Disaster Mental Health Strategies for a Radiation Emergency - Yin (PPT, 13.8Mb)

Presentation: The LA County EMS Agency Programs for Psychological Consequences of Disasters - Shields (PDF, 812k)

Presentation: Supporting Psychosocial Response to Radiological Incidents: The Role of Family Assistance Centers - Lien (PPT, 2.9Mb)

Chair: Jack Herrmann, NACCHO
  • Rob Yin, American Red Cross – disaster mental health teams
  • Sandra Shields, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Onora Lien, Seattle/King County Health Department

Public Health Functions Under ESF8 and Radiological and Nuclear Annex

Presentation: ESF#8 Tools for the Nuclear Response - Koerner (PPT, 4.9Mb)

Presentation: Public Health Functions Under ESF8 and Radiological and Nuclear Annex - Banner (PPT, 8.5Mb)

Presentation: The PA Radiological Emergency Response Program - Allard (PPT, 3.4Mb)

Chair: Robert Whitcomb, PhD, RSB
  • John Koerner, Chief, CBRNE Branch, HHS
  • Gregory Banner, MS, CEM, Regional Emergency Coordinator, Region I, HHS
  • Bob Burhans, (retired)New York State Department of Health
  • DaveAllard, MS, CHP, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
3:30 – 5:00 pm Triage and Screening at Hospitals Following a Radiation Emergency Chair: RADM Scott Deitchman, MD, MPH, Associate Director for Science
  • Robert Feldman, MD, FAAEM, Cook County Hospital – Decontamination: Similarities and Differences of the Methods Used During a Radiological Event from Traditional Decontamination and how to manage severely injured, contaminated patients
  • Donna Earley, Cedars – Sinai Medical Center – Radiation detection equipment and set–up needs for hospitals
  • James James, MD, American Medical Association
  Tools and Resources for Psychosocial and Behavioral Health Planning and Preparedness Chair: Steve Becker, PhD, UAB
  • Richard King, MD, and Carol North, MD–NACCHO/APC training on mental health and psychosocial issues in a radiological or nuclear event
  • Melissa Brymer, UCLA – psychological first aid
  • Chip Schreiber – PsySTART for high level assessment
  • Robin Gurwitch, PhD, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement – child trauma

Situational Awareness and Assessment for Decision Makers

Presentation: Bridging the Gaps Situational Awareness and Assessment - Panel (PPT, 9.9Mb)

Presentation: Planning for a “Whole Community” Response to a Catastrophic Event - Kish (PPTX, 1.7Mb)

Presentation: Situational Awareness & Assessment - Kish (PPT, 2.6Mb)

Chair: Bill Irwin, ScD, Vermont Department of Health
  • James Kish, FEMA
  • Patricia Milligan, NRC
  • Harvey Clark, NNSA

Wednesday 3.23

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TIme Session Title Presenters
8:30 – 9:15 am Welcome Charles Miller, PhD, RSB

Plenary: Gaps and Useful Practices

Presentation: Gaps & Useful Practices Los Angeles County Multi-Agency Radiological Response Plan (MARRP) - Kaufman (PPT, 894k)

Presentation: NYC Healthcare Preparedness for Radiological Casualties: Addressing Training and Detection Gaps - Uraneck (PPT, 1.4Mb)

Presentation: Useful Practices in Staffing - Williamson (PPT, 835k)

Chair: Jack Herrmann, MSEd., NCC, LMHC, NACCHO
  • Harold Denton – Communication Lessons Learned from Three Mile Island (Useful Practices in Risk Communication)
  • Kathleen Kaufman
  • Kate Uraneck, MD
  • John Williamson, MS
9:15 – 10:30 am Gaps and Useful Practices – cont.

Audience questions and discussion about gaps and useful practices

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Regional Breakout Session (10 HHS regions)

Discussion questions:

  • Do you have regional mutual aid agreements?
  • How were those developed?
  • What are challenges and barriers to mutual aid?
  • What gaps still exist?
  • What are solutions to regional assistance?
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Tools for Managing Patients

Presentation: Statewide Planning for Radiological Emergencies in Connecticut - Dainiak, Wilds (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Presentation: Bridging the Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness Management of Internal Contamination - Goans (PPT, 2.8Mb)

Presentation: Planning and Response Tools for a Radiation Emergency - Waller (PPTX, 8.3Mb)

Presentation: Management of Acute Radiation Syndrome after a Nuclear Detonation - Weinstock (PPT, 10.4Mb)

Resources: Building Connecticut’s clinical biodosimetry laboratory surge capacity to mitigate the health consequences of radiological and nuclear disasters: Acollaborative approach between the state biodosimetry laboratory and Connecticut’s medical infrastructure (PDF, 378k)

Resources: Development of a Statewide Hospital Plan for Radiologic Emergencies (PDF, 681k)

Chair: Doran Christensen, MD, REAC/TS
  • Nicholas Dainiak, MD, Yale School of Medicine – Statewide hospital plans for radiological emergency
  • Ronald Goans, PhD, MD – Treating internally contaminated patients without a lab result
  • Edward J. Waller, PhD, PhD, P. Eng., CAIH, CHP, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Communications Issues Following a Radiation Emergency

Presentation: Some Assembly Required - Coffey (PPTX, 135k)

Presentation: Planning Guidance and Infrastructure Effects - Jackson (PPT, 5.2Mb)

Presentation: Nuclear Detonation Communications Activities at the Federal Level - Fisher, Tyler (PPTX, 1.0Mb)

Presentation: Nuclear Detonation Communications Activities at the Federal Level - Wieder (PPTX, 2.6Mb)

Presentation: Communicating About Radiation Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Audience Research - Pollard, McCurley (PPTX, 1.4Mb)

Resource: Nuclear Detonation Preparedness
Communicating in the Immediate Aftermath
(PDF, 702k)

Resource: Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation (PDF, 2.5Mb)

Chair: Thom Berry, South Carolina Department of Health and NPHIC
  • Grant Coffey, Portland Fire and Rescue
  • Korey Jackson – IND
  • Jessica Wieder, EPA
  • Katrina Pollard, RSB

Reception Centers and Sheltering

Presentation: Community Reception Centers and Volunteer Staffing - Williamson (PPT, 3.8Mb)

Presentation: Accommodating Pets Into Radiological Emergency Reception Center Operations for Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies One Florida County’s Approach - Geier (PPTX, 701k)

Resource: Be Red Cross Ready - Coping with Shelter-in-Place Emergencies (PDF, 338k)

Chair: Armin Ansari, PhD, RSB
  • John Williamson, MS, Florida Department of Health
  • Mike Geier, Palm Beach County Emergency Management
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Keeping First Receivers and First Responders Safe

Presentation: Common Sense Contamination Control for First Receivers - Sugarman (PPTM, 1.6Mb)

Presentation: Pre-Hospital Response to Events Involving Radioactive Materials - Beauchamp (PPT, 8.7Mb)

Presentation: Keeping First Responders and Receivers Safe Personal Protective Equipment for Responders - Spahr (PPTX, 7.2Mb)

Presentation: First Receiver Safety and Decontamination - Iddins (PPTM, 5.6Mb)

Chair: CAPT Jeffrey Nemhauser, MD
  • Steve Sugarman, MS, CHP, CHCM, REAC/TS
  • Robert Beauchamp, RN, BSN, NREMT-P, REAC/TS
  • James Spahr, NIOSH
  • Carol J. Iddins, M.D., REAC/TS Staff Physician
  Challenges in New Technologies for Communications

Presentation: Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit Overview - Brodalski (PPTX, 5.4Mb)

Presentation: Social Media and H1N1 - Fowlie (PPT, 3.4Mb)

Presentation: Permission to engage - Alexopulos (PPTX, 1.7Mb)

Chair: Ann Wright, MA, Arkansas Health Department/NPHIC
  • Diane Brodalski, CDC
  • Kerry Shearer, (former) California Department of Health – Incorporating social media into state emergency preparedness programs
  • Kate Fowlie, Contra Costa Department of Health Services
  • Nick Alexopulos, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

Epidemiology and Health Surveillance in Radiation Emergency Response

Presentation: Disaster Preparedness: Participation of Public Health Departments in Epidemiologic Data Collection - (PPT, 3.9Mb)

Presentation: 2010 CSTE Survey for National Alliance for Radiation Readiness - Heumann (PPTX, 284k)

Presentation: Experiences and Lessons Learned from "Empire09" Community Reception Center - Muscatiello (PPT, 5.3Mb)

Chair: CAPT Lauren Lewis, MD, CDC
  • Michael Heumann, MPH, MA, Oregon Public Health Division
  • Neil Muscatiello, MS, New York State Department of Health
  • Cyrus Rangan, MD, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Thursday 3.24

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Time Session Title Presenters
8:15 – 9:30 am Welcome Charles Miller, PhD

Plenary: Building Partnerships

Presentation: The National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) - Salame–Alfie (PPTX, 1.1Mb)

Presentation: Regional Partnerships - Stephens (PPTX, 3.0Mb)

Presentation: Promoting the Use of Volunteer Radiation Professionals in Emergency Response Planning - McBurney (PPTX, 3.4Mb)

Chair: Jim Blumenstock, MA, ASTHO
  • Adela Salame–Alfie, PhD
  • Bill Stephens, MS
  • Ruth McBurney, MS, CRCPD
9:45 – 11:15 am

Plenary: Funding Opportunities and Challenges

Presentation: Medical Surge Preparedness and Response - Helminiak (PPTX, 2.5Mb)

Presentation: Development of CDC’s 2011-2016 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement - Singleton (PPTX, 954k)

Chair: Christine Kosmos, BSN, MS – DSLR, CDC
  • John Erickson, MS, Washington State Department of Health – Leveraging PHEP
  • Donald Lumpkins, FEMA – DHS/FEMA
  • Christa Singleton, MD, MPH – DSLR PHEP Funding
  • RADM Clare Helminiak, MD, MPH – ASPR HPP Funding
11:15 – 11:30 am Closing Session and Charge to Participants Charles Miller , PhD