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Webinar: U.S. Radiological Response to the 2011 Japan Earthquake

  • 10/26/2011
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webinar

EMForum.org is pleased to host a one hour presentation and interactive discussion Wednesday, October 26, 2011, beginning at 12:00 Noon Eastern time (please convert to your local time). Our topic will be the technical assistance that was provided to the Japanese government by the Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Our speakers will offer an overview of the support provided and some of the challenges faced by responders.

Our guests will include Steve Sugarman, Health Physics Project Manager with the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site (REAC/TS) where he is responsible for responding to calls for radiation emergency assistance and performing radiation dose assessments as part of the medical response. In addition, Mr. Sugarman develops educational materials and teaches REAC/TS specialized continuing medical education courses and has recently collaborated with REAC/TS colleagues to publish the pocket field guide, The Medical Aspects of Radiation Incidents.

Also joining us will by Steven M. Johnson, Regional Response Coordinator for the DOE/NNSA Region 2 Radiological Assistance Program emergency response asset. Mr. Johnson serves as a member of the Emergency Response Cadre in the positions of RAP Team Leader and Senior Energy Official in support of the RAP, and as an Oak Ridge Office Emergency Operations Center Director for contractor fixed facility emergencies. Over the years, he has deployed numerous times to support special events, exercises, and actual incidents.

Please make plans to join us, and see the Background Page for related materials and Instructions. If this will be your first time to participate, please check your connection at least a day in advance by clicking on the Live Meeting Login link. The Live Meeting client must be used in order to access the audio.

 

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