Health Physics in Radiation Emergencies REAC/TS course teaches advanced techniques to integrate physics with medicine

Designed for health physicists, medical physicists, radiation safety officers and others who have radiation dose assessment and/or radiological control responsibilities, the 4½-day Health Physics in Radiation Emergencies course, offered by REAC/TS as part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, presents an advanced level of information on event reconstruction and dose assessments/estimations while integrating physics with medicine.

This opportunity allows for interaction with medical practitioners regarding recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of radiological/nuclear injuries and illnesses. Specific topics include acute local and total body radiation exposure; internal and external contamination; and combined injuries. Other topics covered in the course consist of internal and external dosimetry; biodosimetry and bioassay techniques; and public information management.

Demonstrations, laboratory exercises and problem-solving sessions complement classroom lectures. It is highly recommended that participants have an understanding of radiation science before attending this course.

"I consider REAC/TS a national treasure. There are very few agencies so well-prepared to respond to emergencies and available 24/7 to health care providers across the country." -Physician/Medical Toxicology Division Chief, United States

Scheduled training dates

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The American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP) designates this live activity for a maximum of 36 credits.


Contact the REAC/TS Education Coordinator if you have questions about courses available in Oak Ridge, or if you are interested in having a customized course delivered at your location.

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

REAC/TS' Dr. Jason Davis presents during IAEA training course

REAC/TS Health Physicist Dr. Jason Davis delivered two virtual lectures on Emergency Preparedness and Response as part of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Technical Cooperation National Training Course on Advanced Medical Response to Radiation Emergencies. Davis delivered lectures on “Common Sources” and “Dose Assessment in External Exposures.” This course was held May 25-27, 2021, and hosted 24 participants, all from Bahrain (14 from King Hamad University Hospital, four from Ministry of Interior and six from Royal Medical Services – Bahrain Defense Force).

REAC/TS Course Brochure

REAC/TS course brochure

The REAC/TS course brochure is available in PDF format. Courses are scheduled throughout the year at the REAC/TS facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Courses can also be customized and taught at locations worldwide, such as hospitals, nuclear facilities, first responder agencies and other sites. The faculty is comprised of REAC/TS physicians, nurse/paramedics, health physicists, and cytogeneticists/radiobiologists, and is complemented by affiliate instructors from universities, government organizations, and other agencies across the United States.

Download the REAC/TS course brochure