3427.0 Terrorism and Public Health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
In this session, papers will be presented on current issues related to prevention of, preparation for, and response to terrorism -- defined as “politically motivated violence or the threat of violence, especially against civilians, with the intent to instill fear” -- and on the consequences of the “war on terror.” Presentations will address invasion of privacy, the impact of terrorism preparedness on public health, “warriorization” of military health care during the global “war on terror,” and the risks of using highly enriched uranium to produce medical isotopes.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session participants will be able to recognize the consequences to public health, civil liberties, and human rights of the “war on terror” and to analyze measures being advocated to prevent and prepare for terrorist attacks.
Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH and Victor W. Sidel, MD

4:35 PM
"War on Terrorism" and invasion of privacy
H. Jack Geiger, MD, MSciHyg
4:50 PM
5:35 PM

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Peace Caucus
Endorsed by: International Health, Labor Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

See more of: Peace Caucus