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MEDIA ADVISORY: REAC/TS hosts 5th International Symposium on the Medical Basis for Radiation Accident Preparedness

June 27, 2011

Who: Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site

What: REAC/TS—a program of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education— is hosting a three-day symposium titled the 5th International REAC/TS Symposium on the Medical Basis for Radiation Accident Preparedness.

The symposium will bring together more than 30 international, medical experts to discuss the advances in the diagnosis and management of radiation emergencies and illnesses.

The National Nuclear Security Administration's Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Joseph J. Krol, Jr., Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired) will serve as the symposium's keynote speaker.

The symposium begins on Sept. 27 and ends on Sept. 29. A registration fee of $250 is required for each participant.

ORISE designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ORISE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ORISE takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

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. – 5:15 p.m. daily

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

Symposium Contact: REAC/TS Symposium Website
(865) 576-3131

Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Director, Communications
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Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Manager, Communications
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953