Radiation Emergency Medicine REAC/TS course teaches treatment and care of patients involved in radiological or nuclear incidents

The three-day Radiation Emergency Medicine course, presented by REAC/TS as part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, emphasizes the practical aspects of initial 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 acute radiation syndrome (ARS), acute cutaneous injuries and internal contamination; contamination control; and mitigating risks to patients, providers and facilities.

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

REAC/TS has resumed our on-site Radiation Emergency Medicine (REM) courses in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Scheduled training dates



Due to ongoing developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe a prudent approach includes a back-up plan to convert these courses to virtual offerings as needed. If that becomes necessary, the course dates will remain the same and the course will shift to a virtual setting via Zoom. The didactic portion of the course will remain the same in the virtual setting; however, we would be unable to conduct the hands-on portion of the course.

If this does occur, those who have already registered will be notified via email and given the option to withdraw from the course with a full refund. For those who choose to attend the virtual course, the registration fee will be $50 and any overpayment will be refunded. If you have already booked travel and lodging, you would need to personally change those arrangements.

We are disappointed that we have not been able to host our friends and colleagues from across the globe and are looking forward to the return to in-person classes while also ensuring the safety of all involved.

“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.” -Liz Santiago, health and safety analyst with the Puerto Rico Department of Health


ORISE designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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.