REAC/TS personnel present during World Health Organization virtual meeting

April 27, 2021

Dr. Carol Iddins, director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site

Carol Iddins, M.D.

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) Director Carol Iddins and Health Physicist Jason Davis were invited speakers at the 16th Coordination Meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN) held virtually recently.

REMPAN was established in 1987 in order to fulfill WHO’s mandate under the two international conventions on Early Notification and Assistance for radiation emergencies.

Iddins had two presentations: “The importance of identifying sentinel signs and educating the healthcare and public health communities to recognize radiological injuries” and “Review of cases of internal contamination: REAC/TS experience.”

Jason Davis, health physicist with the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site

Jason Davis, Ph.D.

Davis presented on “Challenges in assessing doses from radiologically contaminated wounds.” This event, that hosted 130 participants each day, promotes global health security and strengthens preparedness and response to radiation emergencies worldwide.

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