2019 Prep Summit: Radiation-Focused Sessions and Activities

Attend Radiation Forum Sessions to Increase Radiation Preparedness Knowledge
The 2019 Preparedness Summit is just weeks away! The Summit will take place March 26-29 at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, MO. This year at the summit, there will be a wide range of sessions and workshops available, including sessions on Radiation Preparedness. The summit will feature a Radiation Forum, consisting of four sessions brought to you by a consortium of organizations including the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR), and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO):

  • WS-1 (Workshop) – Starting from Ground Zero: A Radiation Preparedness Planning Workshop for Health Departments that Have Done Little to No Previous Radiation Preparedness Planning – Tuesday, March 26, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • F-01 (Learning Session) – Public Health Strike Team Training Development for Radiological Response – Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • G-07 (Learning Session) – National Academy of Medicine Workshop on Exploring Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident – Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. – noon*
  • G-12 (Learning Session) – REMM web site: up to date information for health care professionals about radiation mass casualty incidents from HHS/BARDA – Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. – noon*

*Note: G-07 and G-12 are being held at the same time.

Provide Input During a Radiation Workshop
This two-part pre-conference workshop held on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 1:00-4:30PM CT will focus on population monitoring training and tools for radiological emergency planning. In part one, the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) will be seeking input from public health professionals involved in radiological preparedness to determine training needs for future train-the-trainer workshops and tools needed to operate community reception centers (CRCs). In part 2, presenters will discuss a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tool that helps transform existing point of dispensing site plans into CRC plans. To sign-up to participate, click here.

Discuss the “Hot” Topics at the Radiation Networking Reception
Take the opportunity to network with radiation professionals, discuss radiation topics with public health colleagues, and win prizes!

  • When: Thursday, March 28, 5:30-7:00PM
  • Where: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, Zania Bar & Grill
  • What: Look for the yellow balloons with radiation symbols
  • How: Open to all interested Preparedness Summit attendees
  • Note: Food and beverage are not included as part of event. Food and drinks will be available at the bar for purchase.

Browse All Summit Radiation Sessions

  • (Pre-Conference Workshop) – Advancing Radiation Preparedness: Provide Your Input on Tools for Radiation Planning, Training and Exercises – Monday, March 25, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • WS-1 (Workshop) – Starting from Ground Zero: A Radiation Preparedness Planning Workshop for Health Departments that Have Done Little to No Previous Radiation Preparedness Planning – Tuesday, March 26, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. *Radiation Forum Session
  • D-01 (Learning Session) – Public Health and Radiologic Incidents: Similar to Points of Dispensing, but, Oh, so Different! – Wednesday, March 27, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • F-01 (Learning Session) – Public Health Strike Team Training Development for Radiological Response – Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. *Radiation Forum Session
  • G-07 (Learning Session) – National Academy of Medicine Workshop on Exploring Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident – Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. – noon
    *Radiation Forum Session
  • G-12 (Learning Session) – REMM web site: up to date information for health care professionals about radiation mass casualty incidents from HHS/BARDA – Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. – noon *Radiation Forum Session
  • QH49 (Quick Hits) – Public Health and Radiation Disasters for Non-emergency Planning Zones – Thursday, Thursday, March 28, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
  • (Networking) – Radiation Networking Reception – Thursday, March 28, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

All these sessions and more are available at the 2019 Preparedness Summit, taking place in St. Louis, MO from March 25-29. To learn more about the sessions mentioned, presenter information, and session location, see the Preparedness Summit Schedule.

About Raymond Puerini

Raymond Puerini, MPH, is a Senior Program Analyst on the Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response team at NACCHO. His work includes sharing best practices for the distribution and dispensing of medical countermeasures and developing policy and guidance to support strategic national stockpile responses. Twitter: @Are_You_Ray_Dy

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