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2nd Train the trainers Workshop on Medical Physics Support for Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies

23-27 May 2016, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

The IAEA teamed up with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) (International Programs) to organize the 2nd Train the trainers Workshop on Medical Physics Support for Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies. The workshop was held in Atlanta, Georgia (23-27 May 2016), hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Radiation Studies Branch), and supported by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS). The Emory University School of Medicine made the Emory Center for Experiential Learning available for the practical exercise portion of the workshop in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine.

This workshop aimed to train clinical medical physicists working in hospitals, to support a response to a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (NRE) situation. Eighteen medical physicists were selected to attend this Workshop.  

Group photo of participants and lecturers of the 2nd Train the trainers Workshop on Medical Physics Support for Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies, Atlanta, Georgia, 23-27 May, 2016

The programme of the workshop was based on a curriculum developed under the IAEA’s Project NA/21 supported by the Government of Japan in collaboration with Fukushima Medical University (FMU) and the National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST). The effort was also supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) and the Japan Society of Medical Physics (JSMP).

 

The training material presented during the workshop is included in the publicly available course on the open e-learning platform maintained by the IAEA. The consolidated course currently contains all training material that was created for both workshops and may be used for the training of other interested medical physicists worldwide. The link to the e-learning course is given below:

 

“Train the Trainers Course on Medical Physics Support for Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies”