The 3½-day Radiation Emergency Medicine course, presented by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), emphasizes the practical aspects of initial hospital management of irradiated and/or contaminated patients through lectures and hands-on, practical exercises.

The course focuses on the fundamentals of radiobiology along with the medical care and management of patients involved with radiological and/or nuclear incidents. Topics include radiation physics; radiation detection/measurement/identification; early evaluation and treatment of the acute radiation syndrome (ARS), acute local injuries, skin injuries and combined injuries; contamination control; and mitigating risks to patients, providers and facilities.

All of these principles are incorporated in a hands-on exercise using live patients with mock injuries and transferable radioactive contamination.

Scheduled training dates

  • April 21-24, 2020 *CANCELED*
  • June 9-12, 2020 Register
  • August 11-14, 2020 Register

Fee: $350

Credits: ORISE designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is also approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 24.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

View the FY20 course brochure

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What our course participants are saying...


Liz Santiago, a health and safety analyst with the Puerto Rico Department of Health, attended the Radiation Emergency Medicine (REM) course at REAC/TS. Liz shared, “Through this educational offering I got a broader understanding of decontamination techniques and shared knowledge with a diverse group of professionals in the medical field.”