Day Three: Regional Resiliency and Health Challenges in the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism

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The National Center for Disaster Preparedness hosted a conference on February 23, 2010: Day Three: Regional Resiliency and Health Challenges in the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism. Day Three panels focused on (a) Scenarios, models and messages, (b) Regional Impact at Day Three, (c) Government assets: requesting, authorizing and allocating and (d) Key challenges.

For a summary of the conference: Download the Proceedings


 AGENDA


WELCOME AND RATIONALE
Irwin Redlener, MD, Columbia University
Charles Miller, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jay Davis, PhD, Founding Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency & President, The Hertz Foundation

PANEL 1: SCENARIOS, MODELS, AND MESSAGES
Brooke Buddemeir, CHP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Cham Dallas, PhD, University of Georgia
Michael Meit, MA, MPH, University of Chicago
Moderated by: Steven M. Becker, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

PANEL 2: REGIONAL IMPACT AT DAY THREE
Scott Graham, American Red Cross
Robert Levin, MD, Ventura County (CA) Department of Public Health
Bill Maliha, MD, New York State Department of Health
Kirk Paradise, Emergency Management Agency, Huntsville, Alabama
Moderated by: Elin Gursky, PhD, ANSER Institute

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Richard Falkenrath, Deputy Commissioner, New York Police Department

PANEL 3: GOVERNMENT ASSETS: REQUESTING, AUTHORIZING, AND ALLOCATING
David “Marco” Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP, White House National Security Staff
Col. Jay Neubauer, MD, MPH, NORTHCOM
Lt. Col. Kimberly Sencindiver, U.S. Air Force, National Guard Bureau
Kevin Yeskey, MD, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Moderated by: Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Center for Strategic and International Studies

PANEL 4: SUMMARY AND KEY CHALLENGES
David Abramson, PhD, Columbia University
Andrew Garrett, MD, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Karen Greenberg, PhD, New York University
Tammy Taylor, PhD, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Eric Toner, MD, Center for Biosecurity, UPMC
Moderated by: Irwin Redlener, MD, Columbia University


URBAN TO RURAL EVACUATION TOOL


New York City Metropolitan Region Version (free)
National Version (free, registration required)

This tool was developed for emergency preparedness planners by Michael Meit, MA, MPH, Co-Director, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis & Deputy Director, VA Office of Rural Health Policy and Planning Group. This event-specific, urban to rural evacuation tool, is presented below. There are two versions: (1) the New York City Metropolitan region, developed for this conference, and (2) a national version for all emergency planners. Explore detailed instruction instructions on how to use the tool.


RELATED REPORTS AND MEDIA


Regional Health and Public Health Preparedness for Nuclear Terrorism: Optimizing Survival in a Low Probability/High Consequence Disaster

This report, prepared by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness staff, served as a background paper for the NCDP conference ‘DAY THREE: Regional Resiliency and Health Challenges in the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism’ held on February 23, 2010 at Columbia University. The purpose of this conference was to address the regional and public health response to an urban nuclear terrorism event from the perspective of the surrounding region within the context of 72 hours (Day 3) following an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) detonation in an American city and meeting the urgent health and public health needs of the large number of evacuees who will seek shelter and medical care in the surrounding communities.

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack
Irwin Redlener, MD On Surviving a Nuclear Attack.
Talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference, 2008

The face of nuclear terror has changed since the Cold War, but disaster-medicine expert Irwin Redlener reminds us the threat is still real. He looks at some of history’s farcical countermeasures and offers practical advice on how to survive an attack.


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