Session: Terrorism - Planning for Potential Contamination Threats
3116.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oral
Terrorism - Planning for Potential Contamination Threats
Based on recent events in the United States, a new threat is present terrorism. With the use of biological and chemical agents, public health professionals will have a greater responsibility to combat these hazards. With these new concerns, collaboration with key stakeholders is important to effectively and efficiently resolve the use of pathogens during a terrorist attack. In order to combat the use of biological and chemical agents, public health professionals should know how to obtain information; understand the use of technologies to combat chemical agents; how partnerships can assist in combating terrorist attacks; and the importance of establishing a plan in your policy and procedure to effectively handle a terrorist attack. These presentations will also address the importance of public health laboratory capacity and establishing tracking systems in order to respond to terrorist threats.
Learning Objectives: 1. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to describe the iterative study that identifies core capabilities of state public health laboratories preparedness for chemical terrorism. 2. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to recognize how technologies are used to identify chemical agents for public health use. 3. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to list two outcomes from incorporating occupational health experience into terrorism response policies and procedures. 4. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to identify the benefit of education public health agencies toward partnership into the incident command system model.
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Organizer(s):Stefanie DeOLLoqui, MS
Moderator(s):Daniela Quilliam, MPH
10:30 AMUse of an iterative study methodology to identify gaps in state public health laboratory preparedness for chemical terrorism
Kristine L. Rae, MSPH, David L. Driscoll, PhD, MPH
10:45 AMIncident command and the public health response to terrorism
Lisa D. Benton, MD, MPH, Robert Melton, MD, MPH
11:00 AMContaminating chemical terrorism: Getting the facts
Marsha L. Vanderford, PhD, Rick Niemeier, PhD, Sharon Lee, PhD, Lisa D. Benton, MD, MPH
11:15 AMWorker health & safety: The role of occupational health in contaminating terrorism response planning
Erica Weis, MPH, Rupali Das, MD, MPH
11:30 AMMeasuring terrorism-related contamination selected scenarios
Bart P. Simmons, PhD
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Medical Care
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA