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Agenda and CE Information

Day 1: Preparing Populations for Nuclear and Radiation Incidents -- Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC  20005

Time                                   Topic                                             Speaker

11:30 – Noon                  Registration                                             

12:00 – 12:05 pm           Welcome and Administrative Notes                                             James James, MD

12:05 – 2:05 pm             Treating Radiation-Exposed Patients                                            

                                             National Nursing Readiness for a Radiological or Nuclear Incident      Angie Bowen, RN

                                             Demonstration:  Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)                                             Carol Iddins, MD; Angie Bowen, RN; Jason Davis, PhD


Transition:  Latest Developments in Emergency Medical Response to Nuclear/Radiological   Events                                Cham Dallas, PhD

2:05 – 2:15 pm              Break                                             

2:15 - 3:30 pm                 Innovation and Integration                                            

                                             Time-phased modeling of nuclear detonation casualty streams           CPT Trocia Clasp, PnD

                                             Exposure and Symptom Triage (EAST) Tool to Assess Radiation Exposure after a Nuclear Detonation                       Norman Coleman, MD

                                             Developing a Nuclear Global Health Workforce Amid the Increasing Threat of a Nuclear Crisis                                             Cham Dallas, PhD

                                             Q & A                                            

3:30 – 3:40pm                 Break                                            

3:40 – 4:25 pm                Current Status of Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures                                               

                                             The NARR’s Role in Building National Resilience                                       Regina Hawkins, MPH

                                             Radiological and Nuclear Countermeasure Development                       Cham Dallas, PhD

                                             Q & A                                            

4:25-4:30 pm                   Break                                            

4:30 - 4:50 pm                 Myeloid Cytokines:  Biology and Role in Acute Radiation Syndrome        Debasish Roychowdhury, MD

4:50 – 5:00 pm                Conclusion and Wrap Up                                             Cham Dallas, PhD

5:00 – 6:30 pm                No Host Happy Hour                                             The Hamilton


Day 2:  A Global Imperative:  A Common Core Curriculum for Health Professions Schools -- Thursday, 22 August 2019

Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC  20005

Time                                    Topic                                             Speaker

8:30 – 8:45 am                Registration and Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45 – 9:00 am                Welcome and Key Introductions                                              James James, MD

9:00 – 9:30 am                Keynote:  Addressing Preparedness: A National Focus                         Georges Benjamin, MD

9:30 – 9:45 am                Break                                            

9:45 am - Noon               Current Perspectives in Education and Training                                            

                                             The National Disaster Life Support Courses:  Update 2019                     Arthur Cooper, MD

                                             The NDMS Perspective:  Promoting Convergence – Why Education Must Also Be Wider                                             Richard Catherina, MD

                                             Education and Training in Europe                                             Luca Ragazzoni, MD (Italy)

                                             Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Education in China                              Tang (Toni) Llujia, MD

                                             Educating and Recruiting the Next Generation into Public Health and Emergency Response                                             Brock Rops, MEd

                                             Integrating clinical and visualization technologies into educational programs   

                                 Leslie Scofield, MPH

                                             Q & A                                            

12:00 - 12:15 pm             Break – Pick up lunch                                            

12:15– 1:30 pm               Keynote Luncheon                                             

                                           Psychological Effects of CBRNE Disasters and Terrorism                         Ross H. Pastel, PhD

                                           Mass Shootings in the US: Public Health, Response and Please...Let’s do Something                                             Alejandro Baez, MD

                                            Moderator                                             Umair Shah, MD

1:30 - 2:45 pm                 Translational Science in Preparedness & Response                                            

                                            Moving past consensus statements and the after-action report           Eric Weinstein, MD

                                            Disaster Medicine Science and Education: Advancing the Discipline Competencies and Milestones                        Raymond Swienton, MD

                                             Q & A                                            

2:45 - 3:00 pm                 Break                                            

3:00 - 4:00 pm                 Innovations from the Field                                            

                                             Planning to Protect: A community-based disaster risk reduction project in Puerto Rico                                             Mark Keim, MD (Videoconference)

                                             Creative Collaborations Strengthening Communities in Puerto Rico    Judy Hastert, MT (ASCP)

                                             Q & A                                            

4:00 - 4:10 pm                 Break                                            

4:10 - 4:45                         Innovation in Communication for First Responders using IoT                Nicholas Feuer

4:45 – 5:00 pm                Conclusion and Wrap Up                                             James James, MD


Day 3:  Professions and Populations  -- Friday, 23 August 2019

American Public Health Association, 800 I St., NW, WASHINGTON, DC  20001

Time                                      Topic                                                Speaker

8:30 – 9:00 am                   Registration and Continental Breakfast                                               

9:00 – 9:10 am                   Welcome                                                James James, MD

9:10 – 10:10 am                 Redefining the Framework                                                

                                              Appreciate the role of Human factors, Communication, and Teamwork in (and around) Disasters                              Paul Barach, MD

                                                Disaster Mortality: Can We Completely Account for Deaths?  Lynn Goldman, MD

                                                Q & A                                               

10:10 – 10:25 am              Break                                               

10:25  – 11:00 am             Preview:  Caribbean Strong                                                

11:00 – 1:00 pm                 SDMPH/DMPHP Business Meeting                                                James James, MD

1:00 pm                                Adjourn                                               

                                        CONTINUING EDUCATION ACCREDITATION:

Participants can earn continuing education contact hour credits in Health Education (CHES®), Nursing (CNE), and Medicine (CME for physicians and non-physicians) during the SDMPH 5th Annual Meeting 2019. One continuing education credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content. The maximum is 11.25 credits.

CHES® Statement

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES® ) - The American Public Health Association is accredited by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., to sponsor continuing education for Certified Health Education Specialists and Master Certified Health Education Specialists.

CME Statement

Continuing Medical Education (CME) - The American Public Health Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Designation Statement: APHA designated this educational activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s).  

Note: The number of maximum credit hours are subject to change.

CNE Statement

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) - The APHA/PHN Section is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Activity Objectives:

Summarize the medical response to nuclear/radiological incidents

Summarize the current status of radiation and nuclear countermeasures

Identify Innovations from the field response to Hurricane Maria (Puerto Rico)

Describe current perspectives in education and training

Identify strategies for developing a global common core curriculum for health professionals

Explain the role of human factors in disaster response

Explain uses of disaster mortality data in public health

Intended Audience: All Health Professionals who may have a role in Disaster Health, e.g. Nurses, Physicians, EMTs, Public Health Professionals.

The following planners and content experts have responded they have no commercial interest to disclose:

Rashida Biggs, DHSc, MPH, CHES  Cham Dallas, PhD, MS

Donald A. Donahue,


James J. James, MD, DrPH, MHA Terris E. Kennedy, RN, PhD Alice O’Donnell, BS
Ruth Anne Steinbrecher, MPH  Eric S. Weinstein, MD, MScDM  

The following speakers have responded they have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Paul Barach, MD, MPH, Maj ( ret.); Angie Bowen, MPS, RN, NRP IC; CPT Trocia N Clasp, PhD;

C. Norman Coleman, MD; Arthur Cooper, MD, MS; Cham Dallas, PhD, MS;

Jason Davis, PhD, CHP; Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH; Regina Hawkins, MPH, BSAS;

Judy Hastert, MT (ASCP); Carol J. Iddins, MD; Mark Keim, MD, MBA;

Tang Luija, MD; Ross H. Pastel, PhD; Luca Ragazzoni, MD, PhD;

Brock Rops, MAEd; Leslie Scofield, MPH; Raymond E. Swienton, MD;

Eric S. Weinstein, MD MScDM; Georges Benjamin, MD; Umair Shah, MD, MPH;

Alejandro Baez, MD, MSc, MPH; Richard A. Catherina, MD

There is no Commercial or Sponsorship Support to Disclose for this live activity

  • Non-Endorsement of Products
    As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association Center for Professional Development (CPD) Unit and its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions. 
  • Policy on Disclosures to Learners
    The Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (SDMPH) strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs.  All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.  This includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.  The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest so that the attendees may form their own judgments about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts.  In addition, faculty is expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental and/or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation.  
    Disclosures, Conflict of Interest (COI) and Resolution of COI policies are available via the APHA’s website and in the printed program.

Accreditation statements:

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (SDMPH).  The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement: The APHA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s).   

Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by APHA/PHN, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Health Education (CHES) Statement

Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 11.25 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are.

How to Obtain CE Credit

Participants can claim credit commensurate with participation and complete the evaluation online in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.  A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to all registered participants who attend the activity that will contain instructions and a personal ID number for access to the system.  All online evaluations must be submitted by October 1, 2019 to receive continuing education credit for this activity.

Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health  is a 501(c)  non-profit organization. 

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