Crisis in Japan: Medical and public health implications of a radiation emergency
To address the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and subsequent crises at the nuclear power plants, this webinar will educate physicians and other health care professionals on medical and public health implications of radiation events from scenarios of individual patient exposure to a population-based exposure. Session objectives include:
Identify the different types of ionizing radiation and relative medical implications
Discuss the diagnosis of and treatment considerations for acute radiation syndrome
Advise patients and citizen groups of the necessary steps to prepare for a radiation emergency
Identify both the immediate and long-term public health roles in a radiation emergency
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Tue, Apr 5, 2011
12:00 PM EDT
American Medical Association
Doran Christensen, DO
Dr. Christensen is a native of the State of Iowa and received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 1975 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, now Des Moines University.He did his post-graduate training in General Medicine in the U.S. Navy and later Aerospace Medicine in the U.S. Air Force.He has practiced emergency medicine and occupational medicine for over 35 years.In 1992, he became the Site Occupational Medical Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) outside of Cincinnati, OH.The FEMP was an environmental clean-up project at the facility that previously smelted, milled and machined uranium for the U.S. Department of Defense atomic weapons program.In 2004, Dr. Christensen became Associate Director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), a 24/7 radiation emergency medical response asset of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
David Weinstock, MD
Dr. Weinstock received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed medical training at New York Hospital/Cornell and fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Infectious Diseases at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Weinstock is currently an Assistant Professor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. He serves as the Medical Advisor for the Radiation Injury Treatment Network, a voluntary consortium of academic medical centers, blood donor centers and umbilical cord blood banks across the United States, organized to provide guidance and surge capacity after a radiologic event.
Cham Edwards Dallas, PhD
Dr. Dallas has an international reputation in toxicology and issues regarding weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which has been established after a decade of research and teaching in Chernobyl-contaminated areas, as well as 12 scientific expeditions to radioactive areas. CNN broadcast a documentary on his research on the 10th anniversary of the accident. Dr. Dallas has 20 years experience on the toxicity of the components of WMD, and was director of the toxicology program at the University of Georgia. He was the Director of the Center for Mass Destruction Defense, a CDC Center in Public Health Preparedness, for which he received $2.6 million in funding. This center is now the Institute for Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense, and is tasked with emergency management exercises for all hospitals and nursing homes in Georgia, in addition to other national training and research responsibilities pertaining to mass casualty medical response.
Mary C. Selecky
Mary Selecky has been Secretary of the Washington State Department of Health since March 1999, serving under Governor Chris Gregoire and former Governor Gary Locke. Prior to working for the state, Mary served for 20 years as administrator of the Northeast Tri-County Health District in Colville, Washington. Mary has been a leader in developing local, state and national public health policies that recognize the unique health care challenges facing both urban and rural communities. Mary has served for two terms as the president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, receiving the 2010 American Medical Association’s Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service; and is a past president of the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials. Mary served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of County and City Health Official.
Craig Vanderwagen, MD, RADM, USPHS (Retired)
Dr. Craig Vanderwagen is a senior partner with Martin, Blanck, and Associates. From August 2006 until July 2009, Dr. Vanderwagen was the founding Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role he was responsible for the leadership and development of a new organization whose mission was preparing the Nation for response and recovery from public health and other health disasters whether natural or manmade. Dr. Vanderwagen had a distinguished 28 year career in public service as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). His assignments prior to becoming Assistant Secretary included many deployments in disaster environments. Dr. Vanderwagen is a family physician who believes passionately in the union of public health and clinical medicine.