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MEDIA ADVISORY: REAC/TS International Symposium to include sessions on the Fukushima crisis

Aug. 31, 2011

Who: Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site

What: Speakers to explore U.S. and Japanese response to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis

The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant reminded the world that we are vulnerable. The response to this nuclear emergency is among the topics to be discussed at the 5th International REAC/TS Symposium on the Medical Basis for Radiation Accident Preparedness.

Relevant speakers

  • The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration responded immediately to the Fukushima nuclear plant emergency, and by March 14 had deployed 33 people and 17,200 pounds of equipment. The keynote address, presented by NNSA Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Joseph J. Krol, Jr., Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), will outline the agency’s response.
  • Dr. Makoto Akashi from Japan’s Research Center for Radiation Emergency Medicine, National Institute of Radiological Sciences will present the session “Medical Management of the Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Incident.”

Relevant details

  • Agenda includes more than 30 international, medical experts.
  • Symposium is designated for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  • REAC/TS is a program of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
  • REAC/TS is supported by the NNSA.
  • ORISE is an institute of the U.S. Department of Energy and is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

When: Sept. 27-29, 2011; 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily

Where: Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
(305) 374-0000

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Contact: (865) 576-3131

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