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Advancing US Resilience to a Nuclear Catastrophe

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Responding to New Nuclear Challenges
Thomas V. Inglesby, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC

Updated Models of the Effects of a Nuclear Detonation in a Major City
Brooke Buddemeier, Global Security Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:
Bounding the Problem

Panel Discussion: Preparing the Public to Take Protective Actions Against Fallout

  • Ann Norwood, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, Moderator
  • Monica Schoch-Spana, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC: Building Rad Resilient Cities: A Checklist for Fallout Preparedness
  • Dennis Mileti, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder: Public Preparedness: What Really Motivates People
  • David McKernan, Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management, Fairfax County, VA: Local Realities in Preparing for Nuclear Terrorism

Panel Discussion: New Proposals and Recent Progress on Medical Response to a Nuclear Detonation

  • Richard E. Waldhorn, Contributing Scholar, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, Moderator
  • John Hick, Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness, Hennepin County Medical Center: Health Care Response to a Nuclear Detonation: An Overview of Recent Progress in National Planning
  • David Weinstock, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Medical Advisor, Radiation Injury Treatment Network: The Radiation Injury Treatment Network: Leveraging Existing Expertise to Guide Care for Tens of Thousands
  • Eric Toner, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC: How to Screen a Million People for Radiation Exposure in a Few Days: Harnessing the Private Sector

Lessons from Three Mile Island for American Nuclear Response
Harold Denton, Former Director, Division of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, NRC

Leadership in Times of National Crisis
Thad W. Allen, Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation

Preparedness for a Nuclear Disaster: Views from Europe
Ray Powles, Chairman, EBMT, Society's Nuclear Accident Committee

Lessons for the U.S. from the Japanese Nuclear Crisis
William C. Ostendorff, Commissioner, US NRC

Roundtable Discussion: Responding to a Mass Radiation Emergency: Lessons Learned from Japan

  • Joseph E. Fitzgerald, Contributing Scholar, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, Moderator
  • Yoshikura Haraguchi, National Hospital Tokyo Disaster Medical Center, Department of Critical Care Medicine
  • Steven M. Becker, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
  • Scott Deitchman, Associate Director for Terrorism Preparedness and Response, National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC
  • Michael Gresalfi, Senior Advisor, CBRNE, Response Directorate, FEMA

National Leadership in Building Nuclear Resiliency
Brian E. Kamoie, Senior Director for Preparedness, Resilience Policy, National Security Staff, The White House

US Response to a Nuclear Crisis
Joseph J. Krol, Jr., Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations, US Department of Energy