Radiological Emergency Planning : Terrorism, Security, and Communication is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held during Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2018 at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.
The target audience for this medical event is anyone involved in emergency planning, response, or recovery in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. Health physicists, public safety professionals, and first receivers and responders will also find this program beneficial. Foreign and domestic participants from organizations with the following functions are likely to attend:
• Nuclear or energy-industry regulatory bodies
• Homeland security and emergency management agencies
• Defense or military organizations
• Departments of health
• Power generation, especially nuclear power generation
• State and local emergency agencies
• State radiation control agencies.
This program is unique in bringing together stakeholders from across agencies, functions, and backgrounds for an intensive look at effective planning for emergencies involving radioactive materials. Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication bring together leaders in radiation protection and emergency management to provide you with skills and strategies to effectively plan for radiological emergencies. As a participant, you will learn to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the effects of radiological emergencies at the federal, state, local, or individual facility level.
This program moves beyond the basics of emergency planning to provide skills and strategies for communicating about radiological emergencies, medically managing casualties of incidents involving radioactive material, and supporting other organizations during these crises. As a participant, you will hear the latest updates from federal and state agencies about:
• Emergency preparedness for terrorist activities
• Lessons learned about how best to communicate with the media and public
• Terrorist incidents involving radioactive materials
• The new US federal framework for Homeland Security
• Updates on emergency preparedness issues for nuclear utilities
Learning Objectives are :
• Apply basic principles and fulfill requirements for a comprehensive radiation emergency plan
• Demonstrate compliance with roles and responsibilities that support Department of Homeland Security initiatives
• Deploy a decision-making matrix to assist in state and local reaction planning for radiological emergencies
• Integrate lessons learned about communications into specific emergency response plans
• Understand the need for, and application of, protective action guides in emergency planning
• Medically manage the casualties of radiological incidents without significantly increasing risks to first responders and first receivers.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.