Medical Response to Radiological Terrorism and Disasters

<p>Medical Response to Radiological Terrorism and Disasters</p>

FORUM: Medical Response to Radiological Terrorism and Disasters
University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 9 to 11 a.m.

PLACE: DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell

COST: Free. Although designed for health care providers and emergency responders, this presentation is open to the public.

CONTACTS: Alan Reeter, (520) 797-0345
Ken Iserson, MD, MBA, (520) 625-2398


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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: Media are invited to attend this presentation. However, only Dr. Ken Iserson will be available for media interviews. For security reasons, neither Brian Rees (Los Alamos) nor Scott Thorlin (FBI) will be available for interviews. In addition, we request no photos/video be taken of these two men. Thanks in advance!
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The War on Terrorism has heightened international concern that terrorists might employ radiological weapons - from "dirty bombs," to attacks on nuclear power plants, to the more-frightening scenario of detonating an actual nuclear weapon. The concurrent ongoing potential threat for accidents involving radiological materials only exacerbates concern among health care providers and others who would respond to such incidents. * In response, the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine will conduct a Grand Rounds presentation for health care providers and emergency responders, Medical Responses to Radiological Terrorism and Disasters, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 9 to 11 a.m., in DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Although the presentation is geared for health professionals, the public is invited to attend. Scheduled topics and speakers are:

  • Video: Radiological Terrorism for Healthcare (Medfilms Inc.)
  • Radiological Terrorism: Facts, Myths and Realities, Brian Rees, Health Physics Operations Team Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory/Threat Reduction Directorate.
  • Medical Management of Radiological Casualties, Ken Iserson, MD, professor of emergency medicine.
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction, Scott Thorlin, FBI, Weapons of Mass Destruction coordinator, Phoenix Joint Terrorism Task Force.
  • Overview of the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), Response Plan for a Radiological Event, Les Caid, Battalion Chief, Tucson Fire Department.